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                                Left to right: Henry Jensen as the nutcracker and Lila Horn as Clara.

The Salish Sea Ballet presents the “Nutcracker,” island style

When watching the young dancers plie, leap and twirl across the floor…

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                                Left to right: Henry Jensen as the nutcracker and Lila Horn as Clara.

Flea and craft market at the fairgrounds this Saturday

The San Juan County Fairgrounds will host its annual Winter Flea and…

  • Nov 29th, 2017
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                                A ‘small’ shopper peruses the Holiday Market at the Friday Harbor Elementary School on Nov. 25.

San Juan Islanders shop small at artisans’ Holiday Market | Video

It’s easy to shop small on San Juan Island thanks to the…

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                                A ‘small’ shopper peruses the Holiday Market at the Friday Harbor Elementary School on Nov. 25.

Join Winterfest 2017 in Friday Harbor

Submitted by the San Juan Island Agricultural Guild From 5:30 to 7:30…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Making Plum Chutney San Juan Island Style

Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/4hUCvVSIc4w

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Classical Yang Style Tai Chi – Winter Class Session Jan.-Mar.

Classical Yang Style Tai Chi Winter Class Session Jan.-Mar. Instructor: Melissa Wickey…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Public reading on geology book by Seattle author

Submitted by Griffin Bay Bookstore Ever wondered why Eastern Washington has so…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

San Juan Singers presents “The Seven Joys of Christmas”

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre The magic of live music…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents winter family art days

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Musem of Art Children and their…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

Friends of the San Juan Library hosts annual book sale

Submitted by the San Juan Library The Friends will be holding their…

  • Nov 27th, 2017
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San Juan Community Home Trust holds 16th annual meeting

Submitted by the San Juan Community Home Trust The San Juan Community…

  • Nov 27th, 2017
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San Juan Island lighted boat parade canceled

The lighted boat parade, which is typically sponsored by the Friday Harbor…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

Swap toys and clothes for the holidays

Staff report There will be a toy and clothes shuffle, just in…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

PeaceHealth approaches five year anniversary

Submitted on behalf of Tom Cable, PeaceHealth Peace Island Community Board chair,…

  • Nov 24th, 2017

Washington Public Ports Association honors Mike Ahrenius

WPPA honors Ahrenius

  • Nov 24th, 2017
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                                An islander works on a new house.

Homes for Islanders purchases 16 San Juan Island lots

Submitted by Homes for Islanders Homes for Islanders has purchased 16 lots…

  • Nov 23rd, 2017
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                                An islander works on a new house.

San Juan Island Community Thanksgiving hits 19 years

Every year Minnie Knych and her husband Jim inspire over 100 islanders…

Weigh in on the possibility of a local co-working space

Submitted by Friday Harbor Hive Tired of working in the same place…

  • Nov 23rd, 2017

League of Women Voters of the San Juans hosts nonprofit forum

San Juan County is home to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. The League…

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                                Shahn McGuire and San Juan Lions Club members gather in front of the collected items after the spree.

San Juan Lions Club shopping spree winner hits record

On the mainland, shoppers snag deals after Thanksgiving, but on San Juan…

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                                Shahn McGuire and San Juan Lions Club members gather in front of the collected items after the spree.
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                                Bystanders watch the tree lighting on Spring and Front Streets in 2015.

Island Lights Festival returns to Friday Harbor

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The San Juan…

  • Nov 22nd, 2017
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                                Bystanders watch the tree lighting on Spring and Front Streets in 2015.
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Singer of ‘San Juan Island’ releases new single

Michael Stosic of the song “San Juan Island,” released his new single,…

  • Nov 22nd, 2017
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Skagit Land Trust to save Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point

Skagit Land Trust Works with the Community to Save Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point

  • Nov 22nd, 2017

Free training for contractors on San Juan shoreline properties

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Thursday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

Learn about disaster preparedness in San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management What are…

  • Nov 21st, 2017
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                                Eric Sable played the harmonica with a “beatbox vibe” at the competition.

Sable wins instrumental first place at state grange convention

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Grange 225 Three cheers for Eric Sable‘s…

  • Nov 21st, 2017
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                                Eric Sable played the harmonica with a “beatbox vibe” at the competition.

Small town film festival brings big success to San Juan Island

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival The fifth annual Friday Harbor…

  • Nov 19th, 2017
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Rotary donates dictionaries to local students

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor…

  • Nov 18th, 2017
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EDC presents statistics, demographics event for San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council Need more data…

  • Nov 18th, 2017

Join leadership San Juan Island’s 14th class

Submitted by Leadership San Juan Islands Leadership San Juan Islands is continuing…

  • Nov 18th, 2017

Island Artisans’ Holiday Market returns

Submitted by Island Artisans The Island Artisans’ Holiday Market is Friday, Nov.…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

EDC offers free workshop on business law

Submitted by the San Juan Economic Development Council Business owners and entrepreneurs…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Local Rotary hears presentation on 4H

Submitted by Bill Waxman Special to the Journal Wendy Waxman, the Washington…

  • Nov 17th, 2017
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                                Tesoro refinery in Anacortes.

Environmental groups speak out against Anacortes refinery project

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Community activists and representatives from…

  • Nov 16th, 2017
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                                Tesoro refinery in Anacortes.
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Playing with the Bard at San Juan Community Theatre

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre More than 80 islanders are having…

  • Nov 16th, 2017
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                                Dave Woodall is one of the oldest marines living on the island.

Local vets celebrate Marine Corps birthday

Submitted by Bill Waxman The U.S. Marine Corps birthday party was at…

  • Nov 16th, 2017
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                                Dave Woodall is one of the oldest marines living on the island.
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                                The church is located at 780 Park St. in Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor forum on how to treat Muslims as neighbors

Submitted by Saint David’s Episcopal Church Muslims in the United States have…

  • Nov 15th, 2017
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                                The church is located at 780 Park St. in Friday Harbor.

Famous fiddler at the Grange’s November contra dance

Submitted by San Juan Island Grange No. 966 Come dance, or just…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Art show at San Juan Island Library

Submitted by SJIMA View “Emote Thru Your Art” at the SJ Public…

  • Nov 14th, 2017