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San Juan Island lighted boat parade canceled

The lighted boat parade, which is typically sponsored by the Friday Harbor…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

Swap toys and clothes for the holidays

Staff report There will be a toy and clothes shuffle, just in…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

PeaceHealth approaches five year anniversary

Submitted on behalf of Tom Cable, PeaceHealth Peace Island Community Board chair,…

  • Nov 24th, 2017

Washington Public Ports Association honors Mike Ahrenius

WPPA honors Ahrenius

  • Nov 24th, 2017
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                                An islander works on a new house.

Homes for Islanders purchases 16 San Juan Island lots

Submitted by Homes for Islanders Homes for Islanders has purchased 16 lots…

  • Nov 23rd, 2017
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                                An islander works on a new house.

San Juan Island Community Thanksgiving hits 19 years

Every year Minnie Knych and her husband Jim inspire over 100 islanders…

Weigh in on the possibility of a local co-working space

Submitted by Friday Harbor Hive Tired of working in the same place…

  • Nov 23rd, 2017

League of Women Voters of the San Juans hosts nonprofit forum

San Juan County is home to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. The League…

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                                Shahn McGuire and San Juan Lions Club members gather in front of the collected items after the spree.

San Juan Lions Club shopping spree winner hits record

On the mainland, shoppers snag deals after Thanksgiving, but on San Juan…

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                                Shahn McGuire and San Juan Lions Club members gather in front of the collected items after the spree.
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                                Bystanders watch the tree lighting on Spring and Front Streets in 2015.

Island Lights Festival returns to Friday Harbor

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The San Juan…

  • Nov 22nd, 2017
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                                Bystanders watch the tree lighting on Spring and Front Streets in 2015.
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Singer of ‘San Juan Island’ releases new single

Michael Stosic of the song “San Juan Island,” released his new single,…

  • Nov 22nd, 2017
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Skagit Land Trust to save Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point

Skagit Land Trust Works with the Community to Save Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point

  • Nov 22nd, 2017

Free training for contractors on San Juan shoreline properties

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Thursday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

Learn about disaster preparedness in San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management What are…

  • Nov 21st, 2017
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                                Eric Sable played the harmonica with a “beatbox vibe” at the competition.

Sable wins instrumental first place at state grange convention

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Grange 225 Three cheers for Eric Sable‘s…

  • Nov 21st, 2017
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                                Eric Sable played the harmonica with a “beatbox vibe” at the competition.

Small town film festival brings big success to San Juan Island

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival The fifth annual Friday Harbor…

  • Nov 19th, 2017
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Rotary donates dictionaries to local students

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor…

  • Nov 18th, 2017
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EDC presents statistics, demographics event for San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council Need more data…

  • Nov 18th, 2017

Join leadership San Juan Island’s 14th class

Submitted by Leadership San Juan Islands Leadership San Juan Islands is continuing…

  • Nov 18th, 2017

Island Artisans’ Holiday Market returns

Submitted by Island Artisans The Island Artisans’ Holiday Market is Friday, Nov.…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

EDC offers free workshop on business law

Submitted by the San Juan Economic Development Council Business owners and entrepreneurs…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Local Rotary hears presentation on 4H

Submitted by Bill Waxman Special to the Journal Wendy Waxman, the Washington…

  • Nov 17th, 2017
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                                Tesoro refinery in Anacortes.

Environmental groups speak out against Anacortes refinery project

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Community activists and representatives from…

  • Nov 16th, 2017
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                                Tesoro refinery in Anacortes.

Celebrate San Juan County Superior Court Judge Eaton at retirement party

Judge Donald E. Eaton’s open house reception celebrating his retirement is Friday,…

  • Nov 16th, 2017
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Playing with the Bard at San Juan Community Theatre

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre More than 80 islanders are having…

  • Nov 16th, 2017
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                                Dave Woodall is one of the oldest marines living on the island.

Local vets celebrate Marine Corps birthday

Submitted by Bill Waxman The U.S. Marine Corps birthday party was at…

  • Nov 16th, 2017
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                                Dave Woodall is one of the oldest marines living on the island.
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                                The church is located at 780 Park St. in Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor forum on how to treat Muslims as neighbors

Submitted by Saint David’s Episcopal Church Muslims in the United States have…

  • Nov 15th, 2017
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                                The church is located at 780 Park St. in Friday Harbor.

Famous fiddler at the Grange’s November contra dance

Submitted by San Juan Island Grange No. 966 Come dance, or just…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Art show at San Juan Island Library

Submitted by SJIMA View “Emote Thru Your Art” at the SJ Public…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Island Stage Left opens “Annapurna”

Submitted by Island Stage Left Island Stage Left “Annapurna” by Sharr White…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents 6th Annual Artists’ Registry Show

Submitted by SJIMA On Saturday, Nov. 18 the San Juan Island Museum…

  • Nov 13th, 2017

EDC offers free business tax workshop

Submitted by the EDC In partnership with the Washington State Department of…

  • Nov 13th, 2017

Student’s plea on microbeads to San Juan County Council

Spring Street International student Lily Compton gave a presentation to the San…

2018 dog tags now available

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office Tucker, a 13-year old…

  • Nov 13th, 2017

Peace Island Medical Center honored for excellence

Submitted by PeaceHealth San Juan Island’s only hospital has been recognized for…

  • Nov 12th, 2017

San Juan County Parks volunteers needed

Submitted by San Juan County Parks, Recreation and Fair Community members can…

  • Nov 12th, 2017
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                                Honor their rescued turkeys at the event.

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary presents second annual Thanks”Living”

Submitted by Island Haven Animal Sanctuary Join Island Haven Animal Sanctuary on…

  • Nov 12th, 2017
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                                Honor their rescued turkeys at the event.

League of Women Voters event highlights local service organizations

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

  • Nov 12th, 2017
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                                Paint this painting on Nov. 15 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

Paint “Fall Leaves” at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art The next Art for…

  • Nov 9th, 2017
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                                Paint this painting on Nov. 15 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.