Life

Remembering 9/11

Forgetting is a comfort Ron Parker cannot and will not bear. Parker…

  • Sep 10th, 2019
Contributed photo

SJI Community Foundation awards announced

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

  • Sep 10th, 2019
Contributed photo
Contributed photo
                                Marnie Reynolds.

SJIMA welcomes new board member

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art New board member, Marney…

  • Sep 10th, 2019
Contributed photo
                                Marnie Reynolds.

Senior healthcare survey extened

Submitted by the San Juan Hospital District 1 A survey of county…

  • Sep 9th, 2019
Contributed photo
                                Jordy wearing his keen collar.

Help Jordy find a forever home

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society Want to make the…

  • Sep 9th, 2019
Contributed photo
                                Jordy wearing his keen collar.

Western bluebird reintroduction has a successful year

The bright blue flash of male western bluebirds gliding over dried prairie…

Health care forum with the League of Women Voters

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of the San Juans The…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

Celebrate Friends of the San Juans

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

  • Sep 3rd, 2019
“Split in Time” by Rande Cook. Contributed photo/Arctic Raven Gallery

Local native artist, Rande Cook shown at Arctic Raven

Submitted by Lee Brooks Local native artist Rande Cook has a firm…

  • Sep 2nd, 2019
“Split in Time” by Rande Cook. Contributed photo/Arctic Raven Gallery

Excise tax increase, decrease and shift

Submitted by Merri Ann Simonson There will be a major change in…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Powerhouse piano team, Liz Dorman and Michael Smith comes to SJIMA

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art The Archipelago Collective…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

SJIMA presents photos from the deep

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art Scientist and underwater photographer…

  • Sep 1st, 2019
Sea otter mom shows off her young pup. Photo contributed by The Whale Museum.

Can sea otters save the world

Leisurely resting in the kelp near Race Rocks, British Columbia, Odin, a…

Sea otter mom shows off her young pup. Photo contributed by The Whale Museum.

Fly-In a success despite a cool morning

Despite the overcast morning, the Friday Harbor Airport buzzed with activity Saturday,…

<em>(Jenni Staudt/contributed photo)</em>

First day of school 2019 | Photos

Photographer Jenni Staudt was present for Friday Harbor schools’ first day back…

  • Aug 30th, 2019
<em>(Jenni Staudt/contributed photo)</em>

Zylstra Lake Preserve open house

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

In service to our community’s seniors

Submitted by the Mullis Center The district committee of the Mullis Community…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Port to purchase Shipyard Cove Marina

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

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Melodies for summer

In a first-ever event, the chamber musicians of Melodious Notes Over the…

Students reengage with “Open Doors”

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

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Native plant sales

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank The Land Bank is…

  • Aug 29th, 2019
Laura Kussman/staff photo
                                Dave Dunaway in the SAFE San Juans Eastsound office.

SAFE San Juans hires new executive director

Dave Dunaway cares about his team. After accepting the position as the…

  • Aug 29th, 2019
Laura Kussman/staff photo
                                Dave Dunaway in the SAFE San Juans Eastsound office.

Bringing chamber music to San Juan Island

For three nights in September, San Juan Islanders can enjoy world-class chamber…

Become a Washington State Parks Junior Ranger

Submitted by Washington State Parks Calling all youth wilderness enthusiasts. Washington State…

  • Aug 25th, 2019
Contributed photo. Medalists receive their awards in Olympia, from right to left: Jerry Nelson, bronze winner, Steve N. Sills, gold winner and Bob Stavers, silver winner.

Local wins silver in Washingtons senior games

Retirement doesn’t always mean naps on the couch. For some seniors, it…

Contributed photo. Medalists receive their awards in Olympia, from right to left: Jerry Nelson, bronze winner, Steve N. Sills, gold winner and Bob Stavers, silver winner.

The Guard family celebrates 130 years on San Juan Island | Guest column

By Shaun Hubbard Calling all Guards. This year marks the 130th anniversary…

  • Aug 24th, 2019

Dogs find homes after story in Islands’ Sounder | One still available

Two animals highlighted in the July 31 Sounder story “Dogs rescued from…

Movies in the park presents ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Submitted by Island Rec This Saturday evening, Aug. 24, beginning at dusk…

  • Aug 23rd, 2019
<em>(Miles Harris/contributed photo)</em>

Paul Allen recognized with Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival is…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019
<em>(Miles Harris/contributed photo)</em>

Concours d’Elegance, this Saturday

Time to put away your fair ribbons and head to San Juan…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Considering Buying an Investment Property? Vacation Rental Versus Long Term Rental

Submitted by Merri Ann Simonson Now would be a good time to…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Fountainsun performs at Alchemy Arts

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center Alchemy Art Center will host Fountainsun for…

  • Aug 21st, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Preservation Trust.

Funding campaign for Beaverton Valley Property

Submitted byt the San Juan Preservation Trust The San Juan Preservation Trust…

  • Aug 21st, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Preservation Trust.
Laura Kussman joins The Sounder team

Laura K

Laura Kussman moved to Orcas Island in the spring of 2018 after…

  • Aug 21st, 2019
Laura Kussman joins The Sounder team
San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo
                                Shaw Classic racers.
                                Shaw Classic racers. <em>(San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo)</em>

Results for the 49th Shaw Island Classic Race

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club The currents were strong,…

  • Aug 20th, 2019
San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo
                                Shaw Classic racers.
                                Shaw Classic racers. <em>(San Juan Island Yacht Club/Contributed photo)</em>

An ecosystem out of balance

Editors note: This article has been modified for clarification. The massive gray…

Turtle turmoils at county fair

The fair is fun and games until a turtle gets hurt. Reports…

The rock, located on West Valley Road, was quickly painted over following the discovery of anti-Amaro graffiti on July 31. <em>(Contributed</em><em> photo)</em>

Island rock painting tradition turns dark

Editor’s note: According to Lincoln Borman, executive director of the San Juan…

The rock, located on West Valley Road, was quickly painted over following the discovery of anti-Amaro graffiti on July 31. <em>(Contributed</em><em> photo)</em>

Lakedale Jazz Festival 2019

Submitted by Lakedale Resort Join Lakedale Resort for its third annual Jazz…

  • Aug 18th, 2019