Life

Library hosts online events

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phased reopening plan, the library is preparing to…

Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

Submitted by San Juan County Environmental Development Council The Washington State Department…

  • May 25th, 2020
Jaxon Paulsen

Island woodworkers build prototype of hospital bed

Dimitri Stankevich, executive director at Orcas Center and an emergency medical technician…

Jaxon Paulsen

San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging indefinitely

Submitted by San Juan County On May 22, San Juan County Health…

  • May 22nd, 2020

San Juan Equine and Farm Animal Emergency Fund

Submitted by Island Animal Haven Sanctuary With a generous grant from the…

  • May 21st, 2020
(Northwest Drone Works/Contributed photo)

Contractor encourages businesses to donate to local nonprofits

Submitted by Austin Reese Austin Reese, the 25-year-old owner of Bellingham-based Fly…

  • May 21st, 2020
(Northwest Drone Works/Contributed photo)

Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Team earns entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Submitted by Friday Harbor School District Last summer, the Friday Harbor High…

  • May 20th, 2020

Van Rooyen graduates college

Submitted by Western Governors University Rebekah Van Rooyen of Friday Harbor earned…

  • May 20th, 2020

New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As our weather warms and…

  • May 20th, 2020

COVID crisis brings islanders together

Islanders uniting to assist fellow islanders have provided a bright spot during…

From left to right, top row: Teacher-coach Sue Kareken; Nancy Wehner, first-grade and Jodie Wehner, second-grade. Bottom row: Coach Dena Royal and Ava Youngsman, second-grade. (Contributed photo)

Elementary school STEM team wins first place award

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Friday Harbor Elementary School students…

  • May 17th, 2020
From left to right, top row: Teacher-coach Sue Kareken; Nancy Wehner, first-grade and Jodie Wehner, second-grade. Bottom row: Coach Dena Royal and Ava Youngsman, second-grade. (Contributed photo)

Back to the wild – it’s a whole new outdoor recreation world

Submitted by Wash. Department of Fish and Wildlife Exploring the outdoors feeds…

  • May 16th, 2020

Fourth of July parade canceled

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The 2020 Fourth…

  • May 14th, 2020

From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ campaign update

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre On May 5, San Juan Community…

  • May 14th, 2020

Island Rec cancels in-person summer events

Submitted by Island Recreation The San Juan Island Park and Recreation District…

  • May 14th, 2020

Town sponsors another successful Spring Cleanup

Submitted by Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor helped…

  • May 13th, 2020

Finding the balance: community health and the local economy

Submitted by San Juan County Tightrope walking is the terrifying skill of…

  • May 12th, 2020

Pet of the Week | Oggie

Submitted by Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Oggie is a very…

  • May 12th, 2020

WSF advise limited travel

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries As a reminder, the Governor’s “Stay…

  • May 11th, 2020

A spotlight on San Juan County COVID-19 Response Team volunteers

Throughout the islands, people are stepping up in big ways to help…

Yellow Island remains closed due to COVID-19

Submitted by The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy has made the difficult…

  • May 11th, 2020

Scotch broom survey begins

The Washington Invasive Species Council, state agencies and researchers are calling for…

  • May 8th, 2020

Tide Bite: Boomerang to the San Juans

Initially published in Friday Harbor Labs’ Tide Bite, by Alyssa Scott As…

  • May 7th, 2020

Annual Studio Tour canceled

Submitted by the San Juan Island Studio Tour Organizers The Organizers of…

  • May 6th, 2020

Local business and high school team up to protect health care workers

A shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers during the COVID-19…

San Juan County’s Agricultural Resources Committee has much to celebrate

Submitted by the San Juan County Agricultural Resource Committee We are a…

  • May 6th, 2020

Master Gardeners sprint plant sale is online, May 5-12

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Master Gardeners No standing in lines…

  • May 5th, 2020

Thank you, San Juan Island Community Foundation

Submitted by the Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society…

  • May 5th, 2020

Local farms directory for San Juan Islands farms

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

  • May 5th, 2020

Virtual film festival May 8-23

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

  • May 4th, 2020

National Travel and Tourism week

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau National Travel and Tourism…

  • May 3rd, 2020

Touching bases with San Juan County EMS and healthcare providers

Submitted by San Juan County For being one of the smallest counties…

  • May 3rd, 2020

Friday Harbor road update

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Repairs to Second Street are…

  • May 2nd, 2020

SJICF Launches Community Response Hub, distributes $70k in grants

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

  • May 1st, 2020

Early childhood development continues amid coronavirus

Parenting can be difficult during the best circumstances, parenting in the midst…

The power of a picture

Submitted by Safe San Juans It usually begins in a way that…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

Plan B | Part III

By Greg Hertel 5 4 3 2 1 and there is a…

  • Apr 28th, 2020
Green crabs. (Kelly Martin/Contributed photo.)

SeaDoc Society awards Salish Sea Science Prize to crab team

Submitted by the Sea Doc Society The European green crab is a…

  • Apr 27th, 2020
Green crabs. (Kelly Martin/Contributed photo.)

San Juan Island School District schools receive recognition

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District Just in time for…

  • Apr 26th, 2020

As essential food providers, Farmers Markets may operate

Submitted by San Juan County May Operate Following State and County COVID-19…

  • Apr 24th, 2020