Friday Harbor Mayor Urges Public Protesting be Done on Courthouse Lawn

Friday Harbor Mayor Urges Public Protesting be Done on Courthouse Lawn

Friday Harbor Mayor Ray Jackson dropped by CNL2 TV yesterday afternoon to share his personal feelings about local protests regarding the Hamas-Israel conflict. Jackson stressed he is not taking a side on the international issue, but is purely dealing with town matters, and feedback he is receiving from the business community. Specifically, Jackson addressed protest…

Paula West Explains the Unique Method of Soda Ash Firing Instead of Conventional Glazes
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Paula West Explains the Unique Method of Soda Ash Firing Instead of Conventional Glazes

Paula West, owner of the cleverly-named Paula West Pottery, has been a potter since college.  She works in porcelain and stoneware clay that is thrown on the potters wheel, or is slab built. She told CNL2 TV, “I make functional pottery…mugs, bowls, plates.  I’ve always made functional work. I like using functional pottery.  I like having…

Marcia Walters hopes her inspiring wildlife photography honors public lands and conservation
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Marcia Walters hopes her inspiring wildlife photography honors public lands and conservation

Marcia Walters, owner of Why Worry Photography, moved to San Juan Island in 2012 from Half Moon Bay, California.  A major reason for moving here, she told CNL2 TV:  the island’s natural beauty, and our National Park. Marcia always felt like an artist, from her earliest memories — even throughout her 37 year-career in nursing. …

Darleen Nixon’s Art Glass Creations sell in 50 galleries across U.S.
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Darleen Nixon’s Art Glass Creations sell in 50 galleries across U.S.

Darleen Nixon owns Nixon Art Glass, located on Elena Drive, off of Roche Harbor Rd., just north of San Juan Island’s Sportsmans Lake. Her shop makes a wide variety of beautiful art glass creations, from jewelry to serving ware to home and garden decor. Darleen has a small creative staff to help her with production,…

Kristen Reitz-Green discusses her ‘abstract hyper-realistic’ oil painting
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Kristen Reitz-Green discusses her ‘abstract hyper-realistic’ oil painting

Kristen Reitz-Green, a new resident of San Juan Island from Vashon Island, shares her passion for her “abstract hyper-realism” style of oil painting.  The initial subject of her painting was food.  Her current subject is still-life paintings of glass.  She absolutely expects her subjects and her style to continue to evolve and change, and she’s…

No implementation funds for San Juans water taxi service in 2024 State appropriations
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No implementation funds for San Juans water taxi service in 2024 State appropriations

In a brief shared with CNL2 TV by Rep. Alex Ramel, plans for San Juan County’s Community Water Taxi see no immediate funding in the latest transportation bills, with focus instead on a study for future services. Despite this, Vashon and Bremerton routes receive millions for enhancements. The move underscores challenges in ferry service equity…

Special Online Screening of Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Special Online Screening of Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

On Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm PST on the fhff.org website, the Friday Harbor Film Festival will present a special FREE showing of the winner of the 2023 International Emmy Award in Arts Programming, Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On. This is part of the Best of the Fest series.   Experience the story of…

Yamaha Develops Hydrogen Fuel Outboard

Yamaha Develops Hydrogen Fuel Outboard

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has unveiled a protoype for the world’s first hydrogen-powered outboard for recreational boats along with a prototype fuel system integrated into a vessel that the company plans to further refine for testing later this year. The effort is part of Yamaha’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality: deploying multiple technology solutions.Yamaha joined…

EXCLUSIVE: Orcas’ Jonathan Welch announces intention to run for San Juan County Council

EXCLUSIVE: Orcas’ Jonathan Welch announces intention to run for San Juan County Council

In an exclusive interview, Orcas Island’s Jonathan Welch announced his decision to run for San Juan County District 2. Welch is critical of the County’s four-day work week, supports new diesel boats for WSF, and believes Council members should more actively lobby Olympia.

County Party Leaders David and Geri Turnoy Articulate Democrat Priorities for 2024 Elections

County Party Leaders David and Geri Turnoy Articulate Democrat Priorities for 2024 Elections

David Turnoy (chair) and Geri Turnoy (vice chair) of San Juan County Democrats explain the principles and policies of the local Democratic Party: “[We] stand for democracy. We actively support the well-being of people, all living things, and the environment.” Democratic Creed   [From Democrats 101, by J.M. Purvis] We Believe All people are created equal, that…

Construction Company Owner and Musician Jimmy Moe Sings, Plays Guitar and Harmonica

Construction Company Owner and Musician Jimmy Moe Sings, Plays Guitar and Harmonica

After playing a recording of Terry Lush playing the accordion, Jimmy Moe and Jeff discuss Washington State Ferries before Jimmy sings while playing his acoustic guitar — then a couple tunes on the harmonica. Jimmy Moe — I’ve Got the World on a String This is Jimmy Moe’s version of the classic Frank Sinatra song…