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Judy Zeidel returns for September’s contra dance

Submitted by San Juan Island Contra Dance The caller for the third…

  • Sep 17th, 2019

Island Rec now offering youth dance

Submitted by Island Rec This fall Island Rec is offering two new…

  • Sep 16th, 2019
Photo submitted by Anita Orne | Floating Ukulele Jam group last December on the final sail of the fall season

Inter-island ferry Floating Ukulele Jam

For the past year during the spring, summer and fall sailing schedules,…

  • Sep 15th, 2019
Photo submitted by Anita Orne | Floating Ukulele Jam group last December on the final sail of the fall season

League of Women Voters hosts forum updated schedule

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

  • Sep 13th, 2019
Ann Stateler and Odin Lonning. Contributed photo by Erin Corra.

Orca crisis from a First Nation perspective

Editors note: This story has been edited for clarifications and corrections; including…

Ann Stateler and Odin Lonning. Contributed photo by Erin Corra.
Lummi ceremonialist Tyson Scarborough with Lummi elder Raynell Morris placing cedar boughs in water as part of naming ceremony. Also pictured: witnesses Kevin Paul (Swinomish Tribe); Rueben George (Tsleil-Waututh Nation); Chief Leah George-Wilson (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). <em>(Photo: Lummi Nation Business Council)</em>

Southern resident killer whales given Lummi name in a traditional ceremony

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Lummi Nation held a Sna’teng,…

  • Sep 12th, 2019
Lummi ceremonialist Tyson Scarborough with Lummi elder Raynell Morris placing cedar boughs in water as part of naming ceremony. Also pictured: witnesses Kevin Paul (Swinomish Tribe); Rueben George (Tsleil-Waututh Nation); Chief Leah George-Wilson (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). <em>(Photo: Lummi Nation Business Council)</em>

“Up Close” returns to the community theater for third year

Local composer and musician Grisha Krivchenia has worked with elders and those…

What is a Lion | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Lions Club You may have seen…

  • Sep 12th, 2019

‘Dirt Rich’ shows at Brickworks, Sept. 20

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival In collaboration with the San…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

A fern named fair maiden | Guest column

Submitted by Kimberly Mayer My daughter in San Diego has a five-foot…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

County needs advisory board volunteers

Submitted by San Juan County The county council is searching for San…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

Local artists featured in ‘Art Over the Harbor’

Submitted by event organizers Come join us this Friday and Saturday for…

Mobile paper shredding service at Islanders Bank

Iron Mountain, a data and records management company, will provide free paper…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

Pruning for Peace|Letter

As I have been to Central Asia four times before on ACDI-VOCA…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

Raise the Roof

Submitted by event organizers Approximately fourteen months ago, the Family Resource Center…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

San Juan Physical Therapy opened

Submitted by San Juan Physical Therapy Suzie Lefever of San Juan Physical…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

SJ library joins fight against Macmillan Publishing

Submitted by the San Juan Public Library On July 25, Macmillan Publishing…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

‘For Love of Orcas’ reading and gallery walk

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art The San Juan Islands Museum…

  • Sep 10th, 2019

Remembering 9/11

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

  • Sep 10th, 2019
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SJI Community Foundation awards announced

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

  • Sep 10th, 2019
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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.