The annual Island Lights Festival took place this year on Friday, December 1 in Friday Harbor. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce partnered with Brickworks, the Whale Museum, Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild to provide a fun-filled evening for the whole family.
San Juan Community Theatre's fall play takes us to the origins of a far-off place known as “Neverland” –and the characters we fell in love with in the classic Peter Pan. "Peter and the Starcatcher" the Tony Award-winning, magical, and hilarious musical adventure by Rick Elice (based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) is presented in the Gubelman Theatre for ten performances October 13-28.
The Up Close project brings the stories, wisdom, artistry, and humor of Island elders to the stage of San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, September. 17.
As friends and family gathered for the dedication ceremony, children slid down a slide, swung on swings, practiced soccer kicks, while adults played Lacrosse, soccer and walked on the trail at the John O Linde Community Park in Friday Harbor.
The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands in conjunction with the Rotary Club of San Juan Island held the 11th annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 27. Categories included German, American, Other Countries, Custom/Modified/Hot Rod, and Motorcycles.
Theatre Arts for Kids present Once on This Island, Jr., written by Lynn Ahrens, music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and directed by Penelope Haskew onstage at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18 at the Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre. A matinee will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
A 1956 Chevrolet took top honors at the first Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show this past weekend in Friday Harbor. Appropriately, the cherry red and silver coupe was owned but the late car buff and auto repair and parts store owner. Rick's son Ryan, who now operates the family business, entered the car sponsored by Friday Harbor's CarQuest. Matt Pranger photos
Following the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade, residents and visitors wandered up Spring Street to the San Juan Historical Museum on Price Street. The Kiwanis had organized their annual Pig War Picnic. Local band, The Chameleons played, kids and adults tossed eggs, contestants gobbled up donuts.
Friends of the San Juans and 15 other environmental protection groups joined together to put a spotlight on the plight of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. The groups' entry, The Orca Protectors, in the 2017 Friday Harbor Fourth of July parade included people carrying cutouts of whale fins. Each black one represented one of the members of J, K or L pods. Seven white cutouts stood for the orcas that died in the past year. The entry won the Judges Special Choice prize.