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Friends of the San Juans announces $100,000 challenge match for year-end support

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans This year has been life-changing…

  • Nov 25th, 2020

 

‘The Genius of Fog’

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Remember a time…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020

 

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Rough ride ahead without Rick Hughes | Guest column

by Leith Templin Orcas Island As I sat and listened to our…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020

 

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Getting to know San Juan County Councilor-elect Christine Minney

Now that San Juan County has two brand new county council members,…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020
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An interview with Vacation Rental Work Group Vice-Chair Lisa Byers

by Toby Cooper Vacation Rental Work Group member Through the magic of…

  • Nov 22nd, 2020
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Celebrate the Sculpture Park

Submitted by Francie Hansen Have you been to the park lately? It’s…

  • Nov 28th, 2020
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Friday Harbor students make UW dean’s list

Submitted by University of Washington Eight students from the Friday Harbor area…

  • Nov 14th, 2020
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‘Frogs of the San Juan Islands’

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center Orcas Senior Center welcomes back wildlife biologist,…

  • Nov 13th, 2020
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An update from IslandRides

Submitted by IslandRides The website is nearly complete so you will soon…

  • Nov 13th, 2020
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Makerspace Asset Mapping Conversation with San Juan Makers Guild

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County Islanders interested…

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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The co-location of both ocean chemistry and detailed snapshots of microplankton communities enables researchers to investigate the impacts of ocean change (OA, hypoxia and warming). Arrows point to corresponding pH (green squares) and temperature (orange triangles) conditions in September 2020. The IFCB takes ~1,000-2,000 photos per 5 mL every 20 minutes, or ~100,000 images per day!

Tide Bite: Enhancing resilience; a constant challenge in a changing climate

Originally published by Friday Harbor Labs by Kirk Sato (he/him) The ocean…

  • Nov 8th, 2020
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The co-location of both ocean chemistry and detailed snapshots of microplankton communities enables researchers to investigate the impacts of ocean change (OA, hypoxia and warming). Arrows point to corresponding pH (green squares) and temperature (orange triangles) conditions in September 2020. The IFCB takes ~1,000-2,000 photos per 5 mL every 20 minutes, or ~100,000 images per day!
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Zylstra Lake opens to the public

Submitted by Robin Donnelly for the Old Military Road Trail Committee Thanks…

  • Nov 6th, 2020
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Six top reasons why visiting an art museum is excellent for your health

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Being cooped up…

  • Nov 6th, 2020
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Our story of hope

Submitted by SAFE San Juans This “story of hope” is part of…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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Science and art connect at Family Art Days

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art You are invited…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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Monument Advisory Committee nominations needed

Submitted by the San Juan Islands National Monument As it is every…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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WSU Extension to offer home horticulture training

Submitted by Master Gardener Program Learn to be a better home gardener…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Friday Harbor Film Festival award winners announced

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival As in each of the…

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Getting to know the islands’ ‘newspaperwoman’

Every year, Women in Business recognizes and celebrates remarkable businesswomen in history…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Moving body, soul and mind

Heather Briann has been teaching body movement for more than a decade,…

Margie Smith, providing security for your home when you’re away

When you’re away from your San Juan Island home, who watches to…

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Meet one of the women working to keep the islands SAFE

SAFE San Juans Therapist Manager Stephanie Claus says she has the best…

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Helping to keep the islands SAFE

Submitted by Courtney Smith My name is Courtney Smith and work as…

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Special no tricks, all treats family Halloween drive-thru event

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

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Soroptimist provides three scholarship opportunities for island women

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is now accepting applications for its annual awards.

  • Oct 25th, 2020
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‘Love Is The Way’ premieres at Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival “Love is the Way” brings…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Makerspaces in the San Juan Islands

A Conversation with the EDC and the Port of Friday Harbor

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Island Rec presents recess and rollerskating

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec has some great new in-person offerings…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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SPACE, MUSES, ETC at SJIMA

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Creative people “look…

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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Grad Night wreath and pie sale

Submitted by Travis Ayers Grad Night Committee Chair The Friday Harbor High…

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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How to have a safe Halloween

Submitted by San Juan County With Halloween around the corner, kids and…

  • Oct 19th, 2020
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Hope: with Will Blackmon

Submitted by SAFE San Juans This “story of hope” is comprised of…

  • Oct 18th, 2020
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Portrait of filmmaker James Longley taken in September 2009 in Seattle. (Kevin P. Casey/Getty Images for the MacArthur Foundation)

Academy Award Nominee James Longley participates in Friday Harbor Film Festival

James Longley, recipient of the 2020 FHFF Local Hero Award, will participate…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
Portrait of filmmaker James Longley taken in September 2009 in Seattle. (Kevin P. Casey/Getty Images for the MacArthur Foundation)
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Letter from the Salish Sea

Submitted by Karin Roemers-Kleven San Juan County Marine Resource Committee Vice-Chair In…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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Ag Guild Auction is underway

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild The 2020 San Juan…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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Prevention Coalition’s annual community survey is open

This survey provides local information about community perceptions.

  • Oct 16th, 2020
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The Power to Change: SAFE San Juans free ZOOM course

If you are suffering from the effects of domestic violence or sexual…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Metridium farcimen (A) before injection and injected with 1.0 mL of (B) 10% methylene blue, (C) 10% neutral red, and (D) 0.25% fluorescein. Endodermal tissue in the column and tentacles as well as cinclides are clearly marked in stained anemones. (Contributed photo)

Anemones of the San Juans | Tide Bite

Tide Bite: Anemones are particularly diverse in the northeast Pacific.

  • Oct 11th, 2020
Metridium farcimen (A) before injection and injected with 1.0 mL of (B) 10% methylene blue, (C) 10% neutral red, and (D) 0.25% fluorescein. Endodermal tissue in the column and tentacles as well as cinclides are clearly marked in stained anemones. (Contributed photo)
Washington State Parks calendar

Order your 2021 Washington State Parks calendar now

The Washington State Parks 2021 wall calendar makes a great holiday gift.

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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Protecting the Salish Sea virtual event

“Protecting the Salish Sea in the time of COVID-19,” hosted by Community Rights San Juan Islands.

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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