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Soroptimists award $6,500 in local scholarships

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor…

  • Jun 11th, 2018
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                                The organization’s newest homes.

Tour with the San Juan Community Home Trust

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

  • Jun 11th, 2018
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                                The organization’s newest homes.

Coast Salish art discussion on June 11

Submitted by San Juan County Join Kevin “Wa lee hub” Paul, a…

  • Jun 10th, 2018

Spring Street students learn canoes during annual trip

Fifth and sixth graders from Spring Street International School floated their way…

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                                The One More Time Band plays a local show.

One More Time Band celebrates 40 years

Submitted by One more Time Band Friday Harbor’s One More Time big…

  • Jun 9th, 2018
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                                The One More Time Band plays a local show.
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                                Emily McVicker.

Concert at English Camp on June 9

Submitted by the San Juan Island National Historical Parks Emily McVicker will…

  • Jun 7th, 2018
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                                Emily McVicker.

Zylstra Lake Preserve open house on June 9

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank National Get Outdoors Day is…

  • Jun 6th, 2018
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Canoe journey discussion at San Juan Island Library

Submitted by San Juan Island Library The event “Canoe Journey: A discussion…

  • Jun 5th, 2018
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                                Dean Riley cutting the ribbon.

New aircraft maintenance facility on San Juan Island

On Friday, June 1, Dean Riley cut the ribbon at the opening…

  • Jun 5th, 2018
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                                Dean Riley cutting the ribbon.
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                                Artwork from the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams fundraises for orca documentary

The Southern resident killer whales have fans all over the globe –…

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                                Artwork from the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”
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                                Slvius Leopold Weiss was a lutenist of the Baroque period and teacher of Frederick the Great, featured in this image.

Salish Sea Music Festival features Silvius Leopold Weiss

Submitted by the Salish Sea Music Festival The final performance of the…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018
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                                Slvius Leopold Weiss was a lutenist of the Baroque period and teacher of Frederick the Great, featured in this image.

Smooth Sailings | How to ride the Washington State Ferries

Editor’s note: This is an updated article that was originally printed in…

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                                Alternative routes around the Sharpes Corner construction are outlined in the map above.

Detours to avoid Sharpes Corner construction in Anacortes

Submitted by the Washington Department of Transportation Contractor crews are tearing into…

  • May 31st, 2018
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                                Alternative routes around the Sharpes Corner construction are outlined in the map above.

‘Adrift’ | Local author’s book hits big screen

Local author hits the big screen

San Juan Island Artists Studio Tour returns with three new stops

New faces are joining a longtime art event on San Juan Island,…

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                                Stan Austin became regional director last May.

New National Park Service regional director announced

Submitted by the National Parks Service Stan Austin assumed his position as…

  • May 31st, 2018
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                                Stan Austin became regional director last May.
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New Westside Preserve trail opens to the public this weekend

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank Thanks to the efforts…

  • May 30th, 2018
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Animal Protection Society Pet of the Week

Darlings, I am of the opinion that people who do not like…

  • May 30th, 2018

Blood donors needed in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by Blood Works Summer is a challenging time for blood collection.…

  • May 30th, 2018
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                                Nick Power

Nick Power runs for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney

Submitted by Nick Power Attorney at law Nicholas (Nick) Power announced his…

  • May 30th, 2018
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                                Nick Power

School’s out for Paideia students on San Juan | Video

Staff report Students at Paideia Classical School on San Juan Island celebrated…

  • May 29th, 2018

Quilts of Gee’s Bend show at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Arts Considered to be…

  • May 29th, 2018

Friday Harbor students make UW’s dean’s list

Submitted by the University of Washington The following students from Friday Harbor…

  • May 29th, 2018

Washington State Ferries sets sail on new summer service plan

Submitted by WSF What happens when a ferry goes out of service…

  • May 29th, 2018

San Juan Memorial Day celebration honors fallen soldiers today and beyond

Listen to this article in the audio player below. More fallen soldiers…

Family Umbrella Group looks to re-expand reach

When San Juan Island families need preschool funds, a local nonprofit supplies…

Mortgage Master Service Corporation re-opens with homebuyers’ class

Submitted by Mortgage Master Service Corporation Enjoy an early evening of charcuterie,…

  • May 28th, 2018

Hole-in-one on San Juan Island

Contributed photo Norm Stewart, 89, (with friend Mike on the right) knocked…

  • May 27th, 2018

San Juan Island Library board studies expansion possibilities

According to the San Juan Island Library Board and staff, more building…

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                                A bald eagle and a fox fight for a meal.

Bald eagle and fox battle, midair, on San Juan Island | Update | Photos

Kevin Ebi, of Living Wilderness Nature Photography, snapped a high-flying food fight…

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                                A bald eagle and a fox fight for a meal.

Friends of the San Juans joins lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans A lawsuit filed against the…

  • May 26th, 2018

The legacy of former Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones

Many islanders may remember David Jones walking about town with his black…

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View film on plastics harming albatross chicks

Submitted by Orcas Currents Photographer and director Chris Jordan will return to…

  • May 26th, 2018
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Local art organizations start plans to join forces

Separately, local artists have painted the San Juans as a destination for…

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Burn season may continue past May

Submitted by San Juan County Burn season is currently open until the…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.

San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve steward retires

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank As of June 1, San…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.
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                                Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes.

An evening of Flamenco in Friday Harbor

Submitted by organizers Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show,…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes.
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                                From left to right: Top: Friday Harbor High School students Sander Van Hamersfeld, Emmett Carrier and Charlie Zehner. Bottom: Friday Harbor High School students Ayla Ridwan and Kai Di Bona. Raylee Miniken was on the team but was absent due to softball district playoffs.

Friday Harbor High students excel at science fair

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District On May 18-20, two…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                From left to right: Top: Friday Harbor High School students Sander Van Hamersfeld, Emmett Carrier and Charlie Zehner. Bottom: Friday Harbor High School students Ayla Ridwan and Kai Di Bona. Raylee Miniken was on the team but was absent due to softball district playoffs.

Island Rec offers new limited mobility exercise class

Submitted by Island Recreation Stay active through the summer. “Moving Parts and…

  • May 24th, 2018