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2015 Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade winners announced

Crowds turned out on a hot sunny day for the 2015 Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor. After a short delay watching the ferry traffic drive by, the traditional parade headed down Spring Street. The parade had plenty of music with the UW Husky Marching Band, Friday Harbor Community Marching Band, the Highlanders Bag Pipers, the Rockers, and the Jazz Band. Jerry Alhadeff, owner of the Palace Theatre which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, was the grand marshal.

The "Hooray for Hollywood" theme was well portrayed in the variety of floats. The winners are:

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2015 Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade slideshow

Crowds turned out on a hot sunny day for the 2015 Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor. After a short delay watching the ferry traffic drive by, the traditional parade headed down Spring Street. The parade had plenty of music with the UW Husky Marching Band, Friday Harbor Community Marching Band, the Highlanders Bag Pipers, the Rockers, and the Jazz Band.

Jerry Alhadeff, owner of the Palace Theatre which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, was the grand marshal.

 Photos by Matt Pranger and Sharon Kivisto

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Samish ferry inaugural run June 14, 2015

The new Olympic Class ferry, Samish, began service in the San Juan Islands Sunday, June 14, 2015. San Juan Island Fire Department fire boat Sentinel escorted the 144-car ferry into Friday Harbor where it was met by elected officials, a jazz band and community members.

State Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson, state Senator Kevin Ranker, San Juan County Council member Bob Jarman and Town of Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher made welcoming remarks. The San Juan Jazz Quintet provided the music. 

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Friday Harbor High School Graduation 2015

Friday Harbor High School Class of '15 graduated Saturday, June 6, 2015 in a warm Turnbull gym filled with family, friends, school and community members.

Slideshow photos by Matt Pranger and Sharon Kivisto

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Christmas 2014

A taste of the Christmas holoday season on San Juan Island. Photos by Matt Pranger.

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Islanders Bank staff displays awesome fashion style

In case you missed "Ugly Sweater Day" at Islanders Bank on Friday, here is a slideshow for your enjoyment.

Friday, December 12 was Ugly Sweater Day at Islanders Bank and the employees didn't lack choices. The light-hearted display of incredibly unattractive knit wear can only be described as brave.

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Halloween 2014 - Adults

Bars were lively with costumed party-goers on Halloween. Some of the costumes were a bit difficult to decipher. Life of the Party and Fork in the Road for instance. County workers and bank staff were just some of the employees that dressed for the occasion.

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Halloween 2014 - Kids and Families

While the traditional Friday Harbor Elementary School parade was called off, the annual trick-or-treating in Friday Harbor was in full swing on Friday evening.

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Pumpkins at Fir Oak Farm

It's an island tradition to visit Connie and Guard Sundstrom's Fir Oak farm and pick out a pumpkin for Halloween. It's self-serve and open the entire month of October.

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