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                                The crew rescues Cowboy.

San Juan firefighters rescue dog who fell down cliff

By Carolyn Hudson Journal contributor When Cowboy toppled down a 30-foot cliff…

  • Nov 7th, 2018
Contributed photo/Cy Scammell
                                The crew rescues Cowboy.

History of first island families

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Edward Chevalier…

Contributed photo/Stephanie Alexander

Surf’s up on San Juan | Photos

Surfers hit the waves on Sunday morning, Nov. 4, at Eagle Cove…

  • Nov 7th, 2018
Contributed photo/Stephanie Alexander
Contributed photo/FHFF. Karen Palmer, Lazlo Pal and Lynn Danaher

Winners of Friday Harbor Film Festival awards

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival A local San Juan Island producer…

  • Nov 6th, 2018
Contributed photo/FHFF. Karen Palmer, Lazlo Pal and Lynn Danaher
Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research
                                A Southern resident breeches.

Celebrate orca recovery on Nov. 10

Submitted by organizers From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, an Orca…

  • Nov 5th, 2018
Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research
                                A Southern resident breeches.

Animal Protection Society presents Pets of the Week

Hello! We’re the three amigos - Bowie, Baez and Elton. We’re appearing…

  • Nov 4th, 2018

Islanders fund new mobility scooter for local

Aaron D’Errico was almost home last summer when his mobility scooter gave…

Giant shopping cart arrives on San Juan for Lions fundraiser

Submitted by the Lions A bigger-than-lifesize shopping cart is in town for…

  • Nov 2nd, 2018
Contributed photo/SJIMA
                                Art from the upcoming show.

Lumi Verdugo comes to the San Juan Islands Art Museum

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art A body of…

  • Nov 2nd, 2018
Contributed photo/SJIMA
                                Art from the upcoming show.

San Juan Community Theatre updates mission, vision

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre On Sept. 28, the San…

  • Nov 2nd, 2018
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OPALCO town hall sessions

Submitted by OPALCO Join the OPALCO board for town hall-style listening sessions.…

  • Nov 1st, 2018
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Students celebrate Halloween at San Juan’s Stillpoint School

Stillpoint School students and staff celebrate Halloween in costumes on San Juan…

  • Oct 31st, 2018
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Witches, hot dogs and dinosaurs galore | Halloween costume parade

Friday Harbor Elementary students and staff showed off their creative costumes on…

  • Oct 31st, 2018

Paul Watson honored at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Islanders gathered at the Friday Harbor Film Festival gala to watch Capt.…

Day of the Dead Remembrance at The Whale Museum

Submitted by The Whale Museum Join The Whale Museum staff from 3-4…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Paul Allen leaves a legacy on the San Juan Islands

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen not only left a substantial impact on the…

Fiddlers to play at San Juan Community Theatre

Submitted by event organizers Known to its audiences as a celebration of…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Help the Bureau of Land Management plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument

Submitted by the BLM There are upcoming meetings to learn and comment…

  • Oct 29th, 2018
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                                Peter Lane

San Juan Islands Museum of Art welcomes new staff

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Peter Lane, a…

  • Oct 29th, 2018
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                                Peter Lane

League of Women Voters presents November book club

Submitted by LWV The League of Women Voters’ November program will be…

  • Oct 29th, 2018

Journal staff win Washington newspaper awards

Staff from The Journal of the San Juan Islands and the Islands’…

Tea time with Island Rec

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec staff will host the tea party…

  • Oct 28th, 2018

Island Rec presents pregnant women swim class

Submitted by Island Rec On the first Sunday of each month from…

  • Oct 27th, 2018

Animal Protection Society presents Pet of the Week

My name is Dudley. I may look like I’m a deep thinker…

  • Oct 27th, 2018
Contributed photo/Island Rec

Join Island Rec’s boys youth basketball league

Boys basketball with Island Rec

  • Oct 27th, 2018
Contributed photo/Island Rec

San Juan Island Halloween events

Halloween may fall in the middle of the week this year, but…

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                                The land of Ihiya Biological Reserve.

Join fundraiser for San Juan preserve

Submitted by organizers Supporters of San Juan Island’s Ihiya Biological Reserve are…

  • Oct 26th, 2018
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                                The land of Ihiya Biological Reserve.

Learn how to guide the islands in Leadership San Juan Islands training

Submitted by Leadership San Juans If you want to strengthen leadership skills,…

  • Oct 26th, 2018
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                                Jennifer Boyden.

San Juan Island author hosts reading of new book at Brickworks

Submitted by Jennifer Boyden Jennifer Boyden’s award-winning, debut novel, “The Chief of…

  • Oct 26th, 2018
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                                Jennifer Boyden.

Help the Rotary end Polio

Submitted by the Rotary On Oct. 24, the Rotary celebrated World Polio…

  • Oct 25th, 2018

Celebrate the birthday of jazz composer

Submitted by the Salish Sea New Music Celebrate composer William O. “Bill”…

  • Oct 25th, 2018

Get ready for Flea and Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County Parks and Fair Already thinking about the…

  • Oct 25th, 2018

Animal Protection Society presents Pet of the Week

Hi there! My name is Scooby, and I’m Friday Harbor’s newest stand-up…

  • Oct 24th, 2018
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Tour new orca nonprofit at the Port of Friday Harbor

Submitted by Orca Protection and Rescue Meet the crew of Orca Protection…

  • Oct 24th, 2018
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San Juan Island Family Resource Center to kick off campaign to expand building

Submitted by the Family Resource Center This is the story of a…

  • Oct 23rd, 2018

OPALCO pays tribute to Microsoft’s Paul Allen

Allen’s generosity created greater safety and connection in San Juan County

  • Oct 22nd, 2018
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                                The trail’s namesake is the goldenback fern.

Walk half-mile trail on San Juan County Land Bank Westside Preserve

Submitted by event organizers The next Know Your Island Walk is from…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018
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                                The trail’s namesake is the goldenback fern.
Contributed photo/Robert Harrison
                                Plated shrimp on Orcas Island.

Sample local flavors at Eat Island Grown

Submitted by San Juans Agricultural Guild More than a dozen talented chefs…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018
Contributed photo/Robert Harrison
                                Plated shrimp on Orcas Island.
Staff photo/Tate Thomson

Friday Harbor homecoming on parade | Photos

Staff report Students of Friday Harbor High School put their school spirit…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018
Staff photo/Tate Thomson

Longtime islander publishes debut children’s book

Submitted by Rebecca Cook RA Cook, known to local islanders as Rebecca…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018