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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

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
Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back
Contributed photos                                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
Contributed photos                                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

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
Town awards $50,000 in rent relief grant money to Friday Harbor businesses
Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

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
Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water
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

Friday Harbor High School welcomes new principal

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

Friday Harbor High School welcomes new principal
(Contributed photo)

Virtual cinema presents ‘Public Trust’

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

  • Aug 20th, 2020
(Contributed photo)

Comment on Zylstra Lake management plan

Zylstra Lake update

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

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

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

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

  • Aug 17th, 2020
Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race
Born resilient | heal, bend, hope

Born resilient | heal, bend, hope

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

  • Aug 15th, 2020
Born resilient | heal, bend, hope
Coming of age in a pandemic

Coming of age in a pandemic

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

  • Aug 15th, 2020
Coming of age in a pandemic
(Wolf Hollow/contributed photo)

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
(Wolf Hollow/contributed photo)
Town offers flexible utilities payment plan

Town offers flexible utilities payment plan

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

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

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
Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires
Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

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

  • Aug 13th, 2020
Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields
San Juan Island Public Schools fall re-opening plan

San Juan Island Public Schools fall re-opening plan

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

  • Aug 13th, 2020
San Juan Island Public Schools fall re-opening plan
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)
Alchemy Art Center featured in SJICF Virtual Fair Matching Grant Program

Alchemy Art Center featured in SJICF Virtual Fair Matching Grant Program

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center This 2020 fair season, Alchemy Art Center…

  • Aug 6th, 2020
Alchemy Art Center featured in SJICF Virtual Fair Matching Grant Program
Turtleback. (Contributed photo)

Record $5.2 million gift expands Turtleback Preserve and returns some land to the Lummi Nation

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

  • Aug 6th, 2020
Turtleback. (Contributed photo)

Coffelt Farm Preserve Public Input Survey

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank The Conservation Agriculture Resource…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
OPALCO manager is paid accordingly for position | Guest column

OPALCO manager is paid accordingly for position | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
OPALCO manager is paid accordingly for position | Guest column

Recognizing local scholars

Graduated Amanda Rennick earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Accepted Kayleen…

  • Aug 5th, 2020

San Juan County 4-H invites you to celebrate local youth with this year’s Virtual Showcase Fair!

Submitted by San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit Fair week is swiftly approaching…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Rusty the Crab (Rebecca Cook/ Contributed photo.)

Giant crab joins giant bear at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Submitted by the San Juan Island Sculpture Park Thanks to a loan…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
Rusty the Crab (Rebecca Cook/ Contributed photo.)
Virtual art talk with SJIMA

Virtual art talk with SJIMA

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Don’t miss our…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
Virtual art talk with SJIMA
Friday Harbor attends virtual 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Friday Harbor attends virtual 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District The Friday Harbor High…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
Friday Harbor attends virtual 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition
Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

Submitted by Orca Network Orca Network, a Whidbey Island-based nonprofit organization dedicated…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020
Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

Friday Harbor Poetry Gardens poetry book published

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town and its Friday…

  • Aug 1st, 2020

SJICF Awards Nearly $150k in Scholarships, Academic Awards

Submitted by the San Juan Island Community Foundation Although 2020 has been…

  • Aug 1st, 2020
Flying into a purpose-filled future

Flying into a purpose-filled future

Not everyone has a clear idea of their life’s path, especially at…

  • Aug 1st, 2020
Flying into a purpose-filled future
Keeping islanders safe one mask at a time

Keeping islanders safe one mask at a time

Turning spare time of the COVID-19 quarantine and creative energy into something…

Keeping islanders safe one mask at a time
Borrow a Washington State Parks Discover Pass from the library

Borrow a Washington State Parks Discover Pass from the library

Submitted by Washington State Parks As state parks and public libraries begin…

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Borrow a Washington State Parks Discover Pass from the library