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Updated with Miller's speech: Hundreds gather for 3rd Annual Women's March in Friday Harbor

Signs, songs and speakers - it was the third Annual Women's March in Friday Harbor. About 250 people gathered to listen and to march on Saturday, January 2019. Former San Juan County Commissioner Rhea Miller was the main speaker. After Miller's speech, Sharon Abreu from Orcas Island led the crowd in singing  a new song by Susan Osborn entitled "Chain of Life". 

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Remembering the holidays in Friday Harbor - SLIDESHOW

The Town of Friday Harbor sparkled with holiday lights again this year. Festivities kicked off with the Festival of Lights tree lighting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, The Whale Museum and Island Rec. Village at the Harbour welcomed crowds to their Holiday Open House. Santa showed up at several events. The Farmer's Market celebrated the season.

We hope you enjoy the slideshow. Photos by Matt Pranger and Sharon Kivisto

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A look back at the holidays in Friday Harbor

 

Friday Harbor sparkled with a myriad of holiday lights throughout the month of December. Festivities at Brickworks, The Whale Museum, Village at the Harbour and at Memorial Park were just some of the activities. Santa made several appearances. We hope you enjoy the slideshow. 

 

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Another colorful Friday Harbor Halloween parade - SLIDESHOW and VIDEO

Tacos, hotdogs, Fred Flintstone, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, plenty of princesses, soldiers, muscle men and unicorns wound their way  through downtown Friday Harbor Wednesday morning for the Friday Harbor Elementary School's Annual Halloween Parade. A video is posted at the bottom of this page and also on Youtube

Kids from Lighthouse Preschool enjoyed watching the bigger kids parade by.

Matt Pranger Photos

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One more 4th of July slideshow and video

We've posted slideshows of the Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade, the prize-winners, and the Pig War Picnic. Here's one last slideshow of the crowds watching the parade. Scroll down for our favorite video from the parade - the Seahawks Blue Thunder drum line. 

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Plenty of fun at the Pig War Picnic - SLIDESHOW

The San Juan Island Kiwanis hosted the annual Pig War Picnic right after the 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor. Islanders and visitors gathered on the grounds of the San Juan Historical Museum on Price Street. 

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Colorful, musical parade entertains crowds in Friday Harbor - SLIDESHOW

Friday Harbor's 4th of July parade was emceed by Alan Budwill, STAR 101.5 morning show host, and started with a flyby of Island Air Ambulance planes. Seventy-three entries traveled slowly down Spring Street which was lined by crowds of visitors and residents. Video of American Legion Post 163 Firing Squad at bottom of page. 

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce organized the parade and awarded eight cash prizes.

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UK actor filming documentary in San Juan Islands

Martin Clunes, star of Doc Martin, is filming a documentary in the islands. He and his film crew were at the Friday Harbor 4th of July parade. 

Doris Shaller and Martin Clunes in front of The Little Store in Friday Harbor. 

Film crew (center back) at the 2018 Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade.  

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55 graduate in the 106th FHHS commencement

Fifty-five students graduated from Friday Harbor High School Saturday, June 0, 2018. With a C.S. Lewis quote on the backdrop - "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind" - the class participated in the traditional graduation traditions. 

ASB President Hallie Hargrove welcomed everyone. Emma Carpenteria took everyone through the class history detailing when each student joined the Class of 2018. Class Salutatorian Laurel Robertson gave a speech entitled "How Far We've Come", valedictorian Zach Fincher's speech was called "Island Life."

The community showed its outstanding support of education as it took about an hour for dozens of scholarships to be presented. Friday Harbor High School Principal Fred Woods and counselor Gordy Waite handed out a series of scholarships before representatives from local businesses and non-profits took the stage and awarded more.

The slideshow drew the usual cheers as photos of each student as a child and young adult were shown on the large screen accompanied by a lively and poignant soundtrack. 

Photos by Sharon Kivisto

Then it was time for the diplomas. Woods, Superintendent Dr. Danna Diaz, and School Board member Sarah Werling-Sandwith handed out the diplomas and shook the graduates hands. Woods' daughter Kiana was one of the graduates. 

A very short video of the graduates throwing their mortarboards is posted at the bottom of this article. 

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