Sienna Boucher

Sienna posted 23 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Fifth annual teacher gift bag project returns

After a long year of teaching remotely, local teachers are getting shown…

  • Sep 20th, 2021 3:37pm
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Island Hospital hosts COVID community briefing

With school starting and flu season right around the corner, Island Hospital…

  • Sep 13th, 2021 2:51pm
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Getting a COVID test on San Juan Island

COVID-19 cases have steadily been increasing this summer. While there may have…

  • Sep 10th, 2021 12:38pm
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The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Some WSF employees threaten ‘sickout’ over busy sailing weekend

On the eve of one of the islands’ busiest weekends, ferry-goers braced…

  • Sep 8th, 2021 1:30am
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Fire department seeks new boat for off-island rescues

A dispute between the San Juan Fire Department and Sam Juan Police…

  • Sep 4th, 2021 1:30am
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Photograph by Michael Stillwater.

Island Composer Morten Lauridsen performs at San Juan Community Theatre

Waldron Island has inspired an archipelago of world-renowned choral songs. Sitting in…

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 1:30am
Photograph by Michael Stillwater.

Blue Heron Canoe Family visits the San Juans

While locals and tourists may be complaining about ferry waits, the Blue…

  • Aug 19th, 2021 1:30am
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Painted rocks and awareness | SAFE San Juans at the fair

Hope can appear in the most unexpected places — and that is…

  • Aug 17th, 2021 1:30am
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New mural brings splashes of color to Blair Avenue

Blair Avenue has a new pop of color. Two Poulsbo artists, Josh…

  • Aug 11th, 2021 1:30am
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A farewell to an extroverted deer

The San Juan Islands are small, yet are home to big personalities…

  • Aug 9th, 2021 1:30am
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Fifth annual Rick Campbell Car Show, Aug. 7

Friday Harbor will soon be taking a step back in time. The…

  • Aug 6th, 2021 1:30pm
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Janice Otto, Victoria Compton and Rep. Rick Larsen talk at Alphabet Soup on July 14.

Island’s childcare crisis continues

The island has long struggled with a childcare shortage — coming out…

  • Aug 5th, 2021 2:17pm
Janice Otto, Victoria Compton and Rep. Rick Larsen talk at Alphabet Soup on July 14.

Roche Harbor’s Spit, Sip and Save Lives

Attendees came together over a love of wine and to potentially save…

  • Aug 1st, 2021 3:08pm
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Director Richard Donner left his mark on Hollywood and the San Juans

Producer and director Richard Donner, who passed July 5, left a lasting…

  • Jul 25th, 2021 1:30am
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Photo courtesy of Jack Riley.

Continued Canadian border closure affects island harbors

The pandemic has not been smooth sailing and many U.S. and Canadian…

  • Jul 16th, 2021 12:00pm
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photo by Adam Fontana for Island Stage Left

Island Stage Left returns with ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

After theater has been suffering in the shadow cast by the pandemic…

  • Jul 15th, 2021 3:08pm
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Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade returns

Friday Harbor was buzzing with excitement as the town received last-minute approval…

  • Jul 14th, 2021 1:30am
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Tom Eades has worked for San Juan County dispatch for three decades. (Sienna Boucher/staff photo)

County dispatch office also suffers from a short staff

Many businesses on San Juan Island are struggling with being short-staffed, but…

  • Jul 10th, 2021 1:30am
Tom Eades has worked for San Juan County dispatch for three decades. (Sienna Boucher/staff photo)
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Barbara Marrett retires from San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Marrett had gone…

  • Jul 8th, 2021 6:39pm
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Friday Harbor mayor candidates, from left to right: Philip Carvalho, Farhad Ghatan and Ray Jackson. (Contributed photos)

Meet the 2021 Friday Harbor mayoral candidates

This November, Friday Harbor residents will be asked to vote for the…

  • Jul 8th, 2021 1:30am
Friday Harbor mayor candidates, from left to right: Philip Carvalho, Farhad Ghatan and Ray Jackson. (Contributed photos)
San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas, left, will replace Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson, right, when he retires in January. (Contributed photos)

Mike Thomas to be Friday Harbor Town Administrator

Mike Thomas will transition from San Juan County Manager to Friday Harbor…

  • Jun 30th, 2021 1:30am
San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas, left, will replace Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson, right, when he retires in January. (Contributed photos)
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Pediatrician Mark Fishaut retires after 17 years with San Juan Healthcare

After seeing many island children grow up before his very eyes, long-time…

  • Jun 18th, 2021 1:19pm
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The old blue building located at the Friday Harbor Airport is home to Ernie’s Cafe and the Roy Franklin Museum. (Town of Friday Harbor/contributed photo)

Islander works to restore decaying cafe and museum

James Crossley is on a mission to preserve a Friday Harbor landmark.…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021 1:30am
The old blue building located at the Friday Harbor Airport is home to Ernie’s Cafe and the Roy Franklin Museum. (Town of Friday Harbor/contributed photo)