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The Whale Museum turns 39 | Photos

Friday Harbor’s iconic Whale Museum opened its doors to the public 39…

 

Picnic and auction to support Lime Kiln

Submitted by Friends of Lime Kiln Society Join the fun at Lime…

  • Jul 13th, 2018

 

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Tribe members from Canada paddle to San Juans in ‘canoe journey’

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans On Friday, July 20, tribal…

  • Jul 12th, 2018

 

Author talk at The Whale Museum July 16

Submitted by The Whale Museum Join Bainbridge Island author Rebecca Pillsbury as…

  • Jul 13th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan Island EMS

San Juan Island EMS presents: EMTs of the Month

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS San Juan Island EMS would like…

  • Jul 16th, 2018
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Climate change increases risk of major island fire | Guest Column

By Jeffrey Bossler, Orcas Island Back in the 70s and the 80s,…

  • Jul 16th, 2018
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                                Chinook prey, such as herring, is declining.

Kwiat asks Chinook salmon fishermen to save guts for science

Submitted by Kwiaht Calling all salmon anglers. Local scientists need your Chinook…

  • Jul 15th, 2018
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                                Chinook prey, such as herring, is declining.
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                                The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is made of pale beige plastic resin, is 4 ½ feet tall and weighs 35 pounds.

Statue returned to Friday Harbor Catholic church | Update

Submitted by St. Francis Catholic Church A statue of the Blessed Virgin…

  • Jul 12th, 2018
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                                The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is made of pale beige plastic resin, is 4 ½ feet tall and weighs 35 pounds.
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Friday Harbor receives state award

Submitted by the Association of Washington Cities Representatives from 138 cities and…

  • Jul 15th, 2018
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Ice cream and bikes at Island Rec’s Tour de Family on Shaw

Submitted by Island Rec About 20 people joined Island Rec’s Tour de…

  • Jul 11th, 2018
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Doe Bay Fest on Orcas returns for 11th year

Submitted by Doe Bay Fest It only took a few years to…

  • Jul 14th, 2018
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                                Attendees enjoy a previous Laver Festival.

San Juan Island Lavender Festival offers cooking, painting demonstrations

Submitted by the Pelindaba Lavender Farm Pelindaba Lavender Farm will host the…

  • Jul 13th, 2018
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                                Attendees enjoy a previous Laver Festival.
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                                Members of the American Legion during the 2017 Memorial Day parade.

American Legion open house, pig roast

Submitted by the American Legion Post 163 The American Legion Post 163…

  • Jul 12th, 2018
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                                Members of the American Legion during the 2017 Memorial Day parade.

Tibetan enlightening teachings at Art of Alchemy Center

Submitted by event organizers Join in Tibetan enlightening teachings at 7 p.m.,…

  • Jul 10th, 2018

Animal Protection Society’s wine and chair fundraiser

Take a stand for animals by sitting down during Friday Harbor Animal…

Staff photo/Tate Thomson

Sail into summer on San Juan Island | Photos

By Tate Thomson Reporter Young mariners-in-training attended Island Rec’s sailing introduction class…

  • Jul 9th, 2018
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
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Gov. Inslee proclaims July 10 as Lineworker Appreciation Day

Submitted by OPALCO Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed July 10,…

  • Jul 6th, 2018
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Learn Biblical insights from someone who lived in the Middle East

Submitted by the Friday Harbor unit of the Church of Jesus Christ…

  • Jul 10th, 2018
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Animal Protection Society presents: Pet of the Week

Hello everyone. My name is Coco. I believe that just because something…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Watch infantry demonstrations at American, English Camps | Update

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park Editor’s note: These events…

  • Jul 16th, 2018
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                                Attendees talk to a historical actor at English Camp.

Step into 19th century San Juan Island with National Historical Park Staff

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park History is alive on…

  • Jul 12th, 2018
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                                Attendees talk to a historical actor at English Camp.
Contributed photo/San Juan Island National Historical Park

Learn about San Juan Island geology with National Historical Park staff

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park Hike up Young Hill…

  • Jul 10th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan Island National Historical Park

Expedia names San Juan Islands one of the most scenic West Coast destinations

Staff report On July 2, Expedia.com staff listed the San Juans as…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Shook Twins come to shake up the San Juan Islands

Katelyn and Laurie Shook are often asked if they’re actually twins or…

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding

Friday Harbor celebrates Fourth of July | Photos

Staff report On Wednesday, July 4, pirates, cowboys and mermaids were spotted…

  • Jul 5th, 2018
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding

Rusty Zippers | Helping the world one cup of coffee at a time

Vic’s Dive-In hasn’t opened yet. In the early hours of the morning,…

Help create new plan for San Juan County Fairgrounds | Update

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Fairgrounds staff are…

  • Jul 11th, 2018

Animal Protection Society presents volunteer of the month

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

  • Jul 4th, 2018

Join movement camp for girls with Island Rec

Submitted by Island Rec This summer Island Rec is offering a movement…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018
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Drive up Mount Grant on Sundays, this summer

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank Driving access to the summit…

  • Jul 6th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan County Land Bank

Salmon, crab recreational fishing opens in the San Juans

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Summer fishing seasons are…

  • Jul 5th, 2018
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                                Carolyn Haugen was presented the first annual Joyce Sobel Memorial Award.

San Juan Island Women’s Fund donates $8K to local nonprofits

Submitted by the San Juan Island Community Foundation The Women’s Fund members…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018
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                                Carolyn Haugen was presented the first annual Joyce Sobel Memorial Award.

San Juan Community Theatre hosts summer festival

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre is hosting…

  • Jul 6th, 2018

Healthy and balanced living classes

Submitted by Washington Vocational Services Thinking about ways to improve your health?…

  • Jul 4th, 2018

Learn about fire danger on Lopez

Submitted by event organizers Learn about fire danger on Lopez from 6-8…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Washington State Ferries adds extra sailings for Fourth of July

Submitted by WSF The next few weeks, including the Independence Day holiday,…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Celebrate Whale Museum birthday with cookout

Submitted by The Whale Museum The Whale Museum is having a party…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Animal Protection Society presents Pet of the Week

It’s true. Cats know what you’re thinking and feeling. We know your…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

FANS donates $5,000 to Island Rec

Submitted by FANS With a hearty thank you to its many donors,…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018
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Join art and science projects for all ages at Lime Kiln | Update

Submitted by organizers Join Ranger David Halpern at Lime Kiln Point State…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018
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