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                                Dave Dunaway in the SAFE San Juans Eastsound office.

SAFE San Juans hires new executive director

Dave Dunaway cares about his team. After accepting the position as the…

  • Aug 29th, 2019
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                                Dave Dunaway in the SAFE San Juans Eastsound office.

Bringing chamber music to San Juan Island

For three nights in September, San Juan Islanders can enjoy world-class chamber…

Become a Washington State Parks Junior Ranger

Submitted by Washington State Parks Calling all youth wilderness enthusiasts. Washington State…

  • Aug 25th, 2019
Contributed photo. Medalists receive their awards in Olympia, from right to left: Jerry Nelson, bronze winner, Steve N. Sills, gold winner and Bob Stavers, silver winner.

Local wins silver in Washingtons senior games

Retirement doesn’t always mean naps on the couch. For some seniors, it…

Contributed photo. Medalists receive their awards in Olympia, from right to left: Jerry Nelson, bronze winner, Steve N. Sills, gold winner and Bob Stavers, silver winner.

The Guard family celebrates 130 years on San Juan Island | Guest column

By Shaun Hubbard Calling all Guards. This year marks the 130th anniversary…

  • Aug 24th, 2019

Dogs find homes after story in Islands’ Sounder | One still available

Two animals highlighted in the July 31 Sounder story “Dogs rescued from…

Movies in the park presents ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Submitted by Island Rec This Saturday evening, Aug. 24, beginning at dusk…

  • Aug 23rd, 2019
<em>(Miles Harris/contributed photo)</em>

Paul Allen recognized with Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival is…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019
<em>(Miles Harris/contributed photo)</em>

Concours d’Elegance, this Saturday

Time to put away your fair ribbons and head to San Juan…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Considering Buying an Investment Property? Vacation Rental Versus Long Term Rental

Submitted by Merri Ann Simonson Now would be a good time to…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Fountainsun performs at Alchemy Arts

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center Alchemy Art Center will host Fountainsun for…

  • Aug 21st, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Preservation Trust.

Funding campaign for Beaverton Valley Property

Submitted byt the San Juan Preservation Trust The San Juan Preservation Trust…

  • Aug 21st, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Preservation Trust.
Laura Kussman joins The Sounder team

Laura K

Laura Kussman moved to Orcas Island in the spring of 2018 after…

  • Aug 21st, 2019
Laura Kussman joins The Sounder team
San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo
                                Shaw Classic racers.
                                Shaw Classic racers. <em>(San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo)</em>

Results for the 49th Shaw Island Classic Race

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club The currents were strong,…

  • Aug 20th, 2019
San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo
                                Shaw Classic racers.
                                Shaw Classic racers. <em>(San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo)</em>

An ecosystem out of balance

Editors note: This article has been modified for clarification. The massive gray…

Turtle turmoils at county fair

The fair is fun and games until a turtle gets hurt. Reports…

The rock, located on West Valley Road, was quickly painted over following the discovery of anti-Amaro graffiti on July 31. <em>(Contributed</em><em> photo)</em>

Island rock painting tradition turns dark

Editor’s note: According to Lincoln Borman, executive director of the San Juan…

The rock, located on West Valley Road, was quickly painted over following the discovery of anti-Amaro graffiti on July 31. <em>(Contributed</em><em> photo)</em>

Lakedale Jazz Festival 2019

Submitted by Lakedale Resort Join Lakedale Resort for its third annual Jazz…

  • Aug 18th, 2019

New Island Rec recreation specialist John Fryqvist

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is pleased to welcome John Fyrqvist…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Protecting Southern resident orcas foraging areas

Submitted by The Whale Museum Frances C. Robertson, San Juan County Marine…

  • Aug 15th, 2019
Deep-sea hard (A-C) and soft (D) substratum environments. (A) Hydrothermal vent tubeworms, Endeavour, Northeast Pacific; (B) Corals and fishes, East Diamante Volcano, Western Pacific; C) Deep-water coral and redfish, Northeast Channel canyon, Nova Scotia, Canada; (D) Muddy continental slope, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo credits: A. Metaxas/ropos.)

Creating productive marine protected areas

When developing a marine protection area, Anna Metaxas believes that the genetics…

Deep-sea hard (A-C) and soft (D) substratum environments. (A) Hydrothermal vent tubeworms, Endeavour, Northeast Pacific; (B) Corals and fishes, East Diamante Volcano, Western Pacific; C) Deep-water coral and redfish, Northeast Channel canyon, Nova Scotia, Canada; (D) Muddy continental slope, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo credits: A. Metaxas/ropos.)

Robin Alice headlines the fair Thursday night

For the first time, Robin Alice, the musical duo featuring Kelley Jakle…

Community foundation and APS-FH raise funds and fun at the fair

Submitted by The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

July and August Firefighters of the Month

Submitted by San Juan Fire and Rescue The San Juan Island Fire…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Library offers virtual reality technology

Submitted by the San Juan Island Public Library During the past summer,…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Sing with island bands at the fair

Submitted by the San Juan County Fairgrounds Tired of only singing your…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Visit Home Trust booth at the fair

Submitted by the San Juan County Community Home Trust Once again the…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Home Trust thanks volunteers | Letter

On July 18, 13 regional and district managers of Wells Fargo Bank…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Community foundation to match IOSA donations during fair week

Submitted by the Islands’ Oil Spill Association The San Juan Island Community…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Fair foods and furry friends don’t mix

Submitted by San Juan County Fair The San Juan County Fair is…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Islander Julie Corey holds book signing Aug. 5

Submitted by Julie Corey Island Studios will be having a meet the…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

‘Waterline’ – Split, twisted and bound

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art San Juan Islands Museum…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

Kiwanis honors Kristina Thalacker Ewing

Submitted by Friday Harbor Kiwanis Kristina Thalacker Ewing, former island resident and…

  • Aug 8th, 2019
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                                Men’s/Women’s Winners—Daniel Marty, Po Powell, Diana Stepita, Greg Stafford.

Orcas Rotary’s Pickleball Tournament Nets $3800

Submitted by Jeanne McPherson, Orcas Island Rotary Orcas Rotary’s third annual pickleball…

  • Aug 8th, 2019
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                                Men’s/Women’s Winners—Daniel Marty, Po Powell, Diana Stepita, Greg Stafford.

Friday Harbor artist wins big at arts festival

Friday Harbor artist Susan Williams won two awards from the Anacortes Art…

  • Aug 7th, 2019

Wolf Hollow fundraiser Friday, Aug. 9

Submitted by Pelindaba Lavender Farm Please join us this Friday, Aug. 9…

  • Aug 7th, 2019

Theater camp performs ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

ne of the longest-running Broadway musicals, “Fiddler on the Roof,” will be…

Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Month: Carole Crowley

Submitted by The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection…

  • Aug 6th, 2019

San Juan County Fair Food Preservation announces Ace Award

Submitted by SJC Parks and Fair It’s almost time for you to…

  • Aug 6th, 2019