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Orcas Island therapists win national award

Submitted by The Gottman Institute From time to time, individuals come along…

  • Mar 12th, 2021
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A suds-soaked Otto after being flushed out of the drainage ditch.

A winter’s tale and dramatic rescue

He’d been gone 12 days — days on the island that had…

  • Mar 11th, 2021
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A suds-soaked Otto after being flushed out of the drainage ditch.
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Salish Sea Science Symposium: Implications of noise from navy aircraft for the Salish Sea and Olympic Region

Originally published by the Salish Sea Institute The San Juan County Marine…

  • Mar 11th, 2021
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Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center staff members Delphina Liles and Mary Uri walk along the new back sidewalk with new landscaping to connect the food bank and family resource center to the Mullis Senior Center parking lot. (Contributed photo)

Growing community at Mullis Center

Submitted by the Mullis Center The Mullis Center is committed to meeting…

  • Mar 8th, 2021
Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center staff members Delphina Liles and Mary Uri walk along the new back sidewalk with new landscaping to connect the food bank and family resource center to the Mullis Senior Center parking lot. (Contributed photo)
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Local teens are Rock Solid

Submitted by San Juan Island Prevention Coalition We have some good news…

  • Mar 6th, 2021
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Film fest adventure and discovery films online March 1-15

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day event canceled this year

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor One year ago, just a…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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Three upcoming chances to take boater education courses

Submitted by San Juan Islands Flotilla The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Bellingham…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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Free online offerings from Island Hospital

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital in Anacortes will present three free…

  • Mar 4th, 2021
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Soroptimist and family resource center collects household items

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor…

  • Mar 4th, 2021
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The Salish Seeds Project Spring Native Wildflower Sale

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

  • Mar 4th, 2021
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Hands-on trades course for kids

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County The Economic…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
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Fair seeks poster artists

Submitted by San Juan County Parks and Fair After a flurry of…

  • Mar 1st, 2021
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Overdose deaths show alarming trend in 2020; fentanyl partly to blame

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Overdose deaths accelerated in…

  • Feb 25th, 2021
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Kenneth Baker | 1936-2021

Kenneth Frank Baker of Friday Harbor, Washington, died in his home of…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Online classes from Island Hospital

Submitted by Island Hospital Living better with diabetes Join registered dietitian and…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Island Rec seeks levy renewal

Submitted by San Juan Island Parks and Recreation District San Juan Island…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Leadership SJI hosts seminar on leadership and governance

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

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
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Art at San Juan Islands Museum of Art by Dana Roberts. (Contributed photo)

SJIMA reopens

San Juan Islands Museum of Art is reopened as of Feb. 19,…

  • Feb 21st, 2021
Art at San Juan Islands Museum of Art by Dana Roberts. (Contributed photo)
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2021 San Juan Islands Ag Summit goes virtual

Submitted by San Juan County WSU Extension The 2021 San Juan Islands…

  • Feb 19th, 2021
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Friday Harbor Film Festival premieres ‘Stray’ online Feb. 18-28

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

  • Feb 17th, 2021
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The Finnies are coming

Submitted by Stewardship Network of the San Juan Islands Why are recycle…

  • Feb 17th, 2021
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Washington Anytime Library surpasses 1.7 million eBook and eAudiobook checkouts in 2020

Submitted by San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library District…

  • Feb 16th, 2021
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YAAS members Clayton Banry and Lili Light showing off their YAAS Valentines. (Contributed photo)

Valentine’s Day cards for neighbors with disabilities

Submitted by the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center Growing up in…

  • Feb 16th, 2021
YAAS members Clayton Banry and Lili Light showing off their YAAS Valentines. (Contributed photo)
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Crossing state lines to find forever homes

Some very lucky dogs from the Lone Star state are now forever…

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Midwifery experiences a rebirth | San Juans welcomes a new midwife

Keepers of normal birth. That’s how Blythe Parker, the San Juan Islands’…

  • Feb 12th, 2021
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Pets of the Week | Bandit and Sassy

Ages: Approx 6 months Sexes: Bandit is male; Sassy is female Breed:…

  • Feb 11th, 2021
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VGAL volunteer Liz Covert and former VGAL Program Coordinator Lenore Bayuk.

Guardian ad Litem | Helping families through difficult times

When a child has been removed from their home for suspected abuse,…

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VGAL volunteer Liz Covert and former VGAL Program Coordinator Lenore Bayuk.
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Island Hospital online classes

Submitted by Island Hospital Improve bone health Learn about appropriate exercises and…

  • Feb 11th, 2021
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It takes a village to rescue a beloved lost pooch

As the tidewaters rose, rescuers knew they didn’t have long to save…

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Tasty bites kids cooking

Submitted by Island Rec Join Annalee Dunn, owner of Tiny Onion Cooking…

  • Feb 10th, 2021
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Pam Monin pictured with her furry friend.

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month | Pam Monin

Submitted by APS-FH APS-FH is pleased to announce Pam Monin as our…

  • Feb 10th, 2021
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Pam Monin pictured with her furry friend.
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‘In Search of the Great Song’ Q&A livestreaming Feb. 12

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival You’ve begun to watch the trilogy,…

  • Feb 9th, 2021
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Friday Harbor honors Becki Day

The Town of Friday Harbor is recognizing the community service of San…

  • Feb 8th, 2021
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Friday Harbor Food Bank announces new programs

The Friday Harbor Food Bank is now offering extended hours, the ability…

  • Feb 8th, 2021
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Artist rendering by Paul Kearsley. (Contributed photo)

Growing community: Preserving farmland plus co-housing equals agrivillage

By Susan Atkinson Agriculture is big business in Washington, generating over $9…

  • Feb 8th, 2021
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Patos Island Lighthouse, Sept. 2017. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

New book focus on history of Patos Island Lighthouse

Submitted by Arcadia Publishing Since 1893, a light has been shining from…

  • Feb 7th, 2021
Patos Island Lighthouse, Sept. 2017. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
The Shaw Store in the 1930s, before the upstairs was converted into an apartment. Photograph used with permission from the Shaw Island Historical Society.

A little store with a big heart

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article had misspelled Anne Frances…

  • Feb 5th, 2021
The Shaw Store in the 1930s, before the upstairs was converted into an apartment. Photograph used with permission from the Shaw Island Historical Society.
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Free online classes from Island Hospital

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital is hosting classes on Medicare, memory…

  • Feb 5th, 2021
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Assistant Director Rowan Buckerton working at the library’s curbside window. (Contributed photo)

Library offers a variety of services amid the pandemic

If you are wondering how residents of San Juan Island can stay…

Assistant Director Rowan Buckerton working at the library’s curbside window. (Contributed photo)