Life

Savor the San Juans this October and November

By Erin Wygant San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau With summer fading and…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

Peace Health offers flu shots through October

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Don’t let the bug get…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018
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                                Saint David’s Episcopal Church.

Yoga meets Christianity at Saint David’s Episcopal Church

Submitted by organizers Join registered yoga teacher Heidi Green at Saint David’s…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018
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                                Saint David’s Episcopal Church.

Take San Juan County Fairgrounds youth survey, enter to win gift card

Submitted by San Juan County Parks and Fair The San Juan County…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
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                                Participants in last year’s parade.

Farm parade returns to San Juan Island, Oct. 6

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange The eighth annual Friday Harbor…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
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                                Participants in last year’s parade.

San Juans to glow purple in honor of domestic violence victims

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans hopes to make the…

Learn to create a garden that fits you at San Juan County workshop

Submitted by San Juan County Master Gardeners This fall, learn how to…

  • Sep 28th, 2018

Island Rec’s indoor fitness programs start this fall

Submitted by Island Rec Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join Island…

  • Sep 27th, 2018

San Juan Community Theatre play looks at the first female astronomers

She reached for the stars and changed astronomy forever. Henrietta Leavitt’s inspiring…

Friday Harbor Film Festival to honor Greenpeace founder this October

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

  • Sep 27th, 2018

The Journal of the San Juan Islands presents: Editorial Cartoon

Learn more about the death of the whale J50 in the article…

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Almost everything you want to know about septic systems

Merri Ann Simonson Managing Broker Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc 1-800-451-9054…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

League of Women Voters holds general election candidate forums on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

Submitted by the League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

San Juan co-ops help islanders register to vote in Nov. 6 election

Submitted by OPALCO Celebrate National Cooperative Month, in October, by registering to…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

Ladies Auxilliary installs new officers at Friday Harbor American Legion

Submitted by the American Legion The Ladies Auxiliary of Hackett Larson Post…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Washington State Department of Health releases plan to reduce older adult falls

Submitted by DOH The Washington State Department of Health and the Washington…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
Aerial photo of lighthouse, 1958.

Patos Island Lighthouse photos and documents to be digitized

By Nita Couchman Orcas Island Library Orcas Island Library received a 2017…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
Aerial photo of lighthouse, 1958.
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                                Fish for Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juans, three times a year.

Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to San Juan, Lopez Islands

Submitted by Fish for Teeth Islanders unable to afford dental care can…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
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                                Fish for Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juans, three times a year.

Island Rec offers ‘Optimal Self Care’ class

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is offering a class designed for…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Islanders celebrate Salish Sea Day of Action

Submitted by Community Rights San Juan Islands Over 100 community members in…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018
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                                Dr. Kim Schrier.

Canvass for Democrats off island

Submitted by organizers Those upset with the current presidential administration and Congress…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018
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                                Dr. Kim Schrier.
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                                Dale and Richard Snyder.

Celebrating a ‘couple’ of theater volunteers

Submitted by the theater Dale and Richard Snyder celebrated their 44th wedding…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018
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                                Dale and Richard Snyder.

Flu shot clinics on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw

Submitted by San Juan County Flu season is here, so it’s time…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018

San Juan Island EMS gives car seat safety tips as new national recommendations change

When car seat safety recommendations change, islanders can turn to San Juan…

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Watch award-winning flick by island filmmakers in Friday Harbor

With the success of their film “High Note,” Great Gus Productions has…

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The Journal of the San Juan Islands presents: Editorial Cartoon

Learn more in the Journal article “Five facts about OPALCO’s solar power…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018
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                                Students walk the grounds of the University of Washington.

Islanders make University of Washington dean’s list

Submitted by the University of Washington Students from Friday Harbor and Lopez…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
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                                Students walk the grounds of the University of Washington.
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                                The island marble butterfly.

San Juan landowners can learn how to protect the island marble butterfly

Submitted by organizers Staff from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
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                                The island marble butterfly.

Marine debris surveying training in Friday Harbor

Submitted by COASST From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 13, the Coastal Observation…

  • Sep 21st, 2018

San Juan Island author hits Washington Post bestseller list for fiction

Submitted by the author Local author Libbie Grant, who writes under the…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
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                                Susan Wingate.

Local author launches newest book at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Submitted by Griffin Bay Bookstore San Juan Islander Susan Wingate is launching…

  • Sep 20th, 2018
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                                Susan Wingate.

New animal shelter facility grand opening celebration

Submitted by APS The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will hold…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Join the Great Islands Clean-Up this fall

Submitted by organizers The Great Islands Clean-Up is from 10 a.m.- 2…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Animal Protection Society presents: Pet of the Week

There are so many things in this world I haven’t figured out…

  • Sep 20th, 2018
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                                Upper Zylstra Lake.

Zylstra Lake open house, Sept. 30

Submitted by event organizers The San Juan County Land Bank and San…

  • Sep 19th, 2018
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                                Upper Zylstra Lake.
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Know Your Island Walk at Mitchell Hill, Sept. 22

Submitted by organizers The next Know Your Island walk is from 1-4…

  • Sep 18th, 2018
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Friday Harbor Elementary School students to receive free weekend meals | Update

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Michel Vekved’s…

Executive Director Kim Bryan leaves SAFE San Juans

Submitted by SAFE San Juans The Board of Directors of SAFE San…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

Free Washington State Park day on Sept. 22

Submitted by Washington State Parks Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a…

  • Sep 17th, 2018

Public calls for NOAA to take action to save Southern resident orcas

A missing adolescent orca has likely lost her fight against illness and…