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Vote to annex Friday Harbor into fire district postponed

The special election originally scheduled for April 28 has been postponed. The…

 

The power of a whisper

Submitted by Dave Dunway SAFE San Juans “I was afraid.” Three powerful…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

 

King salmon by Maria Michaelson. (Contributed photo.)

Opportunities for creativity at home

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center Just because we can’t gather in person,…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

 

Thank you healthcare workers | Letter

We would like to thank the soldiers who are on the front…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

EDC launches Islands Strong gift card website initiative

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Construction guidance under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management We are…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Not from but for | Guest column

By Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey Executive Artistic Director, San Juan Community Theatre In my…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Grafting workshop

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange Join Greg Meyer of Dancing…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Excercise at home with Island Rec

Submitted by Island Rec Are you missing your morning fitness class routine?…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

A snapshot of history

For reasons known only to the Canadian military, in 1932 pilots spent…

Coronavirus: the known and the unknown | Guest column

Submitted by Gavin Guard As a future healthcare professional, I believe it…

  • Mar 25th, 2020
Native crabapple. (Contributed photo.)

Food security and the pandemic: eat adventurously!

Submitted by Kwiaht At this stage of the COVID-19 lockdown, the supply…

  • Mar 24th, 2020
Native crabapple. (Contributed photo.)

Help for Washington artists

Submitted by Artist Trust Right now, Washington State artists are facing severe…

  • Mar 24th, 2020

Creativity and art in difficult times

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theater Executive Artistic Director Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020
Washington State Historical Society/Contributed photo
                                Three women from the Washington Equal Suffrage Association posting signs to a wooden structure in Seattle, 1910.

Women celebrate 110 years of suffrage in Washington state

By the time Washington legislators ratified the 19th Amendment on March 22,…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020
Washington State Historical Society/Contributed photo
                                Three women from the Washington Equal Suffrage Association posting signs to a wooden structure in Seattle, 1910.

Gratitude from San Juan Island School District Superintendent

Submitted by Kari McVeigh District Superintendent I am writing today to express…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

San Juan Island School District Food Service during teleschooling

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District The San Juan Island…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

April special elections expected to be canceled

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office The long-awaited proposal to…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

SAFE San Juans message to the community

Submitted by SAFE San Juans Life radically changed in the last month,…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

Easter baskets still available despite sale cancelation

Submitted by Peace Island volunteers Annual Peace Island Volunteers Easter Basket Sale…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

How are we doing? Not what we expected

Submitted by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor This is not…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Leave some for your neighbor

Submitted by the State Department of Health Welcome to today’s update on…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Washington submits request seeking Medicaid flexibility for COVID-19 response

Washington State Healthcare Authority Washington State has submitted a request to the…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

EMS and SJC Public Hospital District No. 1 offices closed to public

Submitted by the San Juan Island Public Hospital District 1 San Juan…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Community rallies for Pet Pantry

Submitted by the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Between Friday, Feb.…

Auditor’s office offers remote services

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office Staying home? Need Auditor…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Town steps in to help those in need

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Passport acceptance suspended

Submitted by Lisa Henderson San Juan County Superior Court Clerk In an…

  • Mar 29th, 2020
Phageaway Regional winners Jodie Wehner, Nancy Wehner. Not pictured Ava Youngsman. (Contributed photo.)

Friday Harbor Elementary School STEM Teams win competitive science award

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Fostering a scientific competitive spirit…

  • Mar 19th, 2020
Phageaway Regional winners Jodie Wehner, Nancy Wehner. Not pictured Ava Youngsman. (Contributed photo.)

New court procedures

Submitted by San Juan County Superior and District Courts San Juan County…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020

SJICF creates Emergency Response Fund

Submitted by the San Juan Island Community Foundation The San Juan Island…

  • Mar 19th, 2020

EDC launches survey to assess business impacts from COVID-19

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

Salish Sea Early Music Festival postpones March and April performances

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival In response to growing…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

Town of Friday Harbor seeks artists’ proposals for Blair Avenue mural

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

Whale Museum’s “Gear Up” workshop for marine naturalists

Submitted by The Whale Museum UDATE: In light of everything going on…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

Grange closure

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange In light of the coronavirus…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

Message from senior centers regarding coronavirus

Submitted by San Juan County Senior Centers The health and safety of…

  • Mar 17th, 2020

State park free days announced

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Washington State Parks invites visitors to…

  • Mar 16th, 2020

‘Jekyll’s Hydes,’ a comedy about acceptance

**UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to coronavirus** Friday Harbor Middle…

Contributed photo
                                Melina Lagios and with her canine companion Ottilie.

March Volunteers of the Month

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

  • Mar 15th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Melina Lagios and with her canine companion Ottilie.