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Ian Boyden. (Contributed photo.)

Local writer and artist Ian Boyden, releases book of poetry

Submitted by Ian Boyden San Juan Island writer, artist and translator, Ian…

  • Sep 18th, 2020

 

Fish For Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Islanders, unable to afford dental care, can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit.

  • Sep 17th, 2020

 

Friday Harbor author wins book award

Open Country Press is proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Open Country Chapbook Contest.

  • Sep 16th, 2020

 

J35, new mom, with J57 (Dave Ellifrit / Contributed photo Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238.)
J35, new mom, with J57 (Dave Ellifrit / Contributed photo Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238.)

Limited application period now open for 2021 Town Lodging Tax (LTAC) grants

The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications through Sept. 28

  • Sep 14th, 2020

Round Towner now IslandRides

The response to the survey from San Juan Islands Shuttle Service is clear.

  • Sep 13th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

The energetic cost of mussel byssal thread attachment

Specialized biological structures are key for organisms’ survival.

  • Sep 11th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

Inspired Community giving raises $139,000 during virtual fair

More than 900 donations were made during the virtual fair through SJICF’s new online giving catalog.

  • Sep 10th, 2020

Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced

COVID-19 has challenged us all to adapt and be creative!

  • Sep 10th, 2020

Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Whale-watch companies asked to stop disturbing critically endangered orcas

  • Sep 13th, 2020

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

The Lopez Island Grange was selected to be recommended for grant funding.

  • Sep 10th, 2020

‘COVID is brutal’ — a survivor’s tale

Charlotte doesn’t remember much of March.

  • Sep 6th, 2020

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

  • Sep 7th, 2020

SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea

Registration is currently open for their ‘Cheers to 20 Years’ online event

  • Sep 4th, 2020

WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall

Submitted by the Washington State Extension Agency Are you a beginning farmer…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

Salish Sea Ballet reopening

Submitted by the Salish Sea Ballet It’s time to register for fall…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

Working Washington small business emergency grant program – Round 2

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Economic Development Council The Washington State…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

Hospital District reorganization

Submitted by San Juan Hospital District 1 In July 2020 the District…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic | Guest column

By F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor I like horror films.…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

FHFF presents Sundance shorts

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

Local author a finalist for Washington State Book Award

“One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow,” by San Juan Island author Libbie Grant

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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Nevertheless, they persisted: Friday Harbor celebrates 100 years of women’s votes

The year 2020 will stand out in history for many reasons, but one of them is reason for celebration.

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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SJIMA Family Art Days in the Orchard

tarting on Sept. 5, families will have the opportunity to join in the fun of the open-air “studio.”

  • Sep 1st, 2020

Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Friends of the San Juans…

  • Aug 31st, 2020

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue announces WSRB insurance rating changes

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire & Rescue San Juan Island Fire…

  • Aug 31st, 2020

Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

Quinn Bailey has released his first book of poetry, “The Currents of the World.”

Contributed photos
                                Above: Attacca Quartet. Top right: Dana Jackson. Bottom right: Sophie Baird-Daniel.

Archipelago Collective concerts return – virtually

Archipelago Collective is thrilled to bring you a weekend of exciting concerts,…

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Contributed photos
                                Above: Attacca Quartet. Top right: Dana Jackson. Bottom right: Sophie Baird-Daniel.
Lauren Havel. (Contributed photo)

From film camp to film maker

The journey toward becoming a filmmaker began simply enough for local 15-year-old…

  • Aug 26th, 2020
Lauren Havel. (Contributed photo)

Virtual 8.8K results

Submitted by Island Rec Our 2020 Friday Harbor 8.8k Run/Walk was held…

  • Aug 26th, 2020

Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Jacob Hansen has grown from struggling to walk with a walker to skateboarding with his daughter.

  • Aug 27th, 2020

Teacher Receives $5,000 to mentor students in science

The Society is excited to announce this year’s Advocates include FHHS science teacher Samuel Garson.

  • Aug 27th, 2020

Town awards $50,000 in rent relief grant money to Friday Harbor businesses

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Friday Harbor business owners were…

  • Aug 25th, 2020

Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Recent drownings across the state underscore…

  • Aug 23rd, 2020

Friday Harbor High School welcomes new principal

Moving and beginning a new job have been described as two of…

Rosie the Riveter mask (Contributed photo.)

Are we ready for a bit of fun?

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art We need to wear…

  • Aug 20th, 2020
Rosie the Riveter mask (Contributed photo.)
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Virtual cinema presents ‘Public Trust’

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer…

  • Aug 20th, 2020
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Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into the second half…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Jesse Nye, DO, joins PeaceHealth Medical Group Friday Harbor

Submitted by Peace Health We are pleased to announce that Jesse Nye,…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Comment on Zylstra Lake management plan

Zylstra Lake update

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club Race Committee It turns…

  • Aug 17th, 2020