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4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

  • Sep 7th, 2020

‘COVID is brutal’ — a survivor’s tale

Charlotte doesn’t remember much of March.

  • Sep 6th, 2020

SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea

Registration is currently open for their ‘Cheers to 20 Years’ online event

  • Sep 4th, 2020

Salish Sea Ballet reopening

Submitted by the Salish Sea Ballet It’s time to register for fall…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

Working Washington small business emergency grant program – Round 2

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Economic Development Council The Washington State…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall

Submitted by the Washington State Extension Agency Are you a beginning farmer…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

FHFF presents Sundance shorts

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

Hospital District reorganization

Submitted by San Juan Hospital District 1 In July 2020 the District…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic | Guest column

By F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor I like horror films.…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

Local author a finalist for Washington State Book Award

“One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow,” by San Juan Island author Libbie Grant

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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Nevertheless, they persisted: Friday Harbor celebrates 100 years of women’s votes

The year 2020 will stand out in history for many reasons, but one of them is reason for celebration.

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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SJIMA Family Art Days in the Orchard

tarting on Sept. 5, families will have the opportunity to join in the fun of the open-air “studio.”

  • Sep 1st, 2020

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue announces WSRB insurance rating changes

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

  • Aug 31st, 2020

Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

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

  • Aug 31st, 2020

Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

Quinn Bailey has released his first book of poetry, “The Currents of the World.”

Teacher Receives $5,000 to mentor students in science

The Society is excited to announce this year’s Advocates include FHHS science teacher Samuel Garson.

  • Aug 27th, 2020

Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Jacob Hansen has grown from struggling to walk with a walker to skateboarding with his daughter.

  • Aug 27th, 2020
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                                Above: Attacca Quartet. Top right: Dana Jackson. Bottom right: Sophie Baird-Daniel.

Archipelago Collective concerts return – virtually

Archipelago Collective is thrilled to bring you a weekend of exciting concerts,…

  • Aug 27th, 2020
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                                Above: Attacca Quartet. Top right: Dana Jackson. Bottom right: Sophie Baird-Daniel.
Lauren Havel. (Contributed photo)

From film camp to film maker

The journey toward becoming a filmmaker began simply enough for local 15-year-old…

  • Aug 26th, 2020
Lauren Havel. (Contributed photo)

Virtual 8.8K results

Submitted by Island Rec Our 2020 Friday Harbor 8.8k Run/Walk was held…

  • Aug 26th, 2020

Town awards $50,000 in rent relief grant money to Friday Harbor businesses

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Friday Harbor business owners were…

  • Aug 25th, 2020

Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Recent drownings across the state underscore…

  • Aug 23rd, 2020
Rosie the Riveter mask (Contributed photo.)

Are we ready for a bit of fun?

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art We need to wear…

  • Aug 20th, 2020
Rosie the Riveter mask (Contributed photo.)

Friday Harbor High School welcomes new principal

Moving and beginning a new job have been described as two of…

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Virtual cinema presents ‘Public Trust’

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer…

  • Aug 20th, 2020
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Comment on Zylstra Lake management plan

Zylstra Lake update

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into the second half…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Jesse Nye, DO, joins PeaceHealth Medical Group Friday Harbor

Submitted by Peace Health We are pleased to announce that Jesse Nye,…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club Race Committee It turns…

  • Aug 17th, 2020

Born resilient | heal, bend, hope

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Resilience is the ability…

  • Aug 15th, 2020

Coming of age in a pandemic

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Reaching adulthood during the…

  • Aug 15th, 2020
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Helping Wolf Hollow during the San Juan County Fair

Submitted by Wolf Hollow We are mid-way through the 2020 San Juan…

  • Aug 14th, 2020
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Town offers flexible utilities payment plan

Submitted by Mayor Farhad Ghatan Town of Friday Harbor The Town of…

  • Aug 14th, 2020
The rare leucistic bald eagle was treated by Wolf Hollow and released back into the wild. (Wolf Hollow/contributed photo)

Wolf Hollow treats rare white bald eagle

Submitted by Wolf Hollow Have you ever seen a Bald Eagle that…

  • Aug 14th, 2020
The rare leucistic bald eagle was treated by Wolf Hollow and released back into the wild. (Wolf Hollow/contributed photo)

Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires

Submitted by Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group As many people in the…

  • Aug 13th, 2020

Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Submitted by San Juan County To be clear: Face shields have absolutely…

  • Aug 13th, 2020

San Juan Island Public Schools fall re-opening plan

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District During the Aug. 5…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
An orca breaches in the waters of the Salish Sea. (File photo)

Pulling species back from the brink of extinction

From breaching orcas to fluttering butterflies, San Juan County is home to…

An orca breaches in the waters of the Salish Sea. (File photo)
Taylor Hollis. (contributed photo)

Friday Harbor graduate receives distinguished award

Only 10 students from Washington state are selected annually for Washington State…

Taylor Hollis. (contributed photo)
Spotted lanternfly. (Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)

Public asked to check trees for invasive species in August

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources Throughout August, the Washington…

  • Aug 7th, 2020
Spotted lanternfly. (Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)