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SLIDESHOW: After a two year break, San Juan Concours returns strong

After missing two years due to COVID, the San Juan Concours returned to the beautiful San Juan Vineyard on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Dozens of cars were on display including sports cars, classics, custom, hot rods, motorcycles and trucks.


Skye, soon to be two, checks out Eli Baker’s customized 1946 Ford pickup. All photos by Matt Pranger

The winners for 2022 were: 

Best of Show

1922 Ford model-T

People's Choice


1955 Jaguar XK-140 MC Roadster



1952 Chevy Suburban and matching trailer, 1st

1966 Ford Mustang, 2nd

2008 Ford "Bullitt" Mustang, 3rd


1955 Jaguar XK-140 MC Roadster, 1st

1963 Porsche 356B, 2nd

1972 BMW Baur Convertible, 3rd


1931 Ford Model-A Pickup, 1st

1923 Cadillac Fire Truck, 2nd

1980 Citroen "Acadian", 3rd

Custom, Modified, Hot Rod

1935 Chevy Coupe, 1st

1947 Ford Coupe, 2nd

1946 Ford Pickup, 3rd


2000 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce, 1st

1975 Kawasaki Z1B, 2nd

2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650

This year's beneficiaries are the SJI Family Resource Center, Family Umbrella Group, Mobile Dental Van (Medical Teams International), and Polio Plus.

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SLIDESHOW: Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show in Friday Harbor

Walt Cooter's turquoise '57 Corvette was judged Best of Show at the 2022 Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show Matt Pranger photo

The annual Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show drew more than two dozen entries Saturday, August 6 at Lugnuts (CarQuest) on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Residents and visitors enjoyed looking at the variety of vehicles on display. 

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Winning entries in Friday Harbor's 4th of July parade are...

Crowds of islanders lined Spring Street to watch the 2022 Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor Photos by Sharon Kivisto

There were 50 entries in the 2022 Friday Harbor 4th of July parade. San Juan Chamber of Commerce awarded prizes to the following entries in these categories.

Best off Island Entry: Canoe Island French Camp

Judges Special Choice:  San Juan Community Theatre

Best Vehicle: San Juan Yacht Club

Best Animal Group: Golden Retrievers

Best Costumed Group: Pirates

Children/Youth: San Juan Island Library

Best Float: Uncle Sam, the Sons of the American Legion.

Best Non-Float:  UW Laboratories

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SLIDESHOW: Kiwanis Pig War Picnic in Friday Harbor

Music, dancing, food, cake walk, games - the annual Pig War Picnic in Friday Harbor had it all. The new location just down from San Juan Island Historical Museum provided plenty of room for the crowds who walked up Spring Street after the parade.

Photos by Sharon Kivisto

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SLIDESHOW: Friday Harbor 4th of July parade 2022

“United We Stand, saluting heroes, helpers and essential workers” was  the theme of the 2022 Fourth of July Parade in Friday Harbor. Lin and Pam Pearson, who organized the parade for 17 years, were the Grand Marshals. 

Vicky Thalacker, was the honored citizen. Through her leadership, a local pilot, and the local Soroptimist chapter, the San Juan Eagles were organized in 2002 to fly cancer patients to mainland cancer treatment centers on a voluntary basis. 

Crowds of islanders lined both sides of Spring Street from Price to First Streets. The parade was sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.


The prize winners will be posted Tuesday afternoon. Categories are: Best Use of Theme Float, Best Use of Theme Non-Float, Best Use of Theme- Children/Youth, Best Costume Group, Best Animal/Animal Group, Judges Choice, Best Off-Island Entry, and Best Vehicle.

There are 84 photos of the parade in the slideshow posted at the top of this page. Photos by Sharon Kivisto



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Slideshow posted, Winners listed for Car Show at San Juan County Fairgrounds

Friday Harbor High School junior Cody Balcomb-Bartok's community project - The Friday Harbor Car Show -  was a welcome event on a sunny afternoon on San Juan Island. Turnout indicates the community is ready to get back to a more normal life. 

Balcomb-Bartok (in photo with his Volkswagen Bug) organized the event to fulfill his community project graduation requirement. He's already working on another car show for 2023.

Slideshow photos by Matt Pranger; Winner photos courtesy of San Juan County Parks and Fairground

The winners were: 

JD Allen of Friday Harbor, won Best Custom car for his 1935 Chevy Coupe    


Gary Fischer of Roche Harbor, won Best Classic for his 1955 Chevy Nomad

Susan Mazzarella of Friday Harbor, won People’s Choice for her 1957 Ford T-Bird

Raymond Ploghoft of Friday Harbor, won Best in Show for his 1948 Chevy Truck 3100

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Friday Harbor Island Lights Fest: Carols, tree lighting, and Santa

Breaking with tradition, the weather cooperated for the Island Lights Fest in Friday Harbor and everyone stayed dry. Dozens of islanders gathered on Spring Street in front of Memorial Park.  Kira Sable led the crowd in singing familiar Christmas carols including "Here Comes Santa Claus". And right on cue, Santa showed up, counted down from five, and the lights on the two elms in Memorial Park glowed. Mrs. Claus handed out candy canes to excited children.   

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Friday Harbor High School Homecoming Parade entertains spectators

The annual Friday Harbor High School Homecoming Parade traveled through downtown Friday Harbor on the way to FHHS football field. The festivities included a pep rally and a  football game that the Wolverines won 56-0. Enjoy the slideshow. Matt Pranger photos

Senior Class of 2022

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