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Local art organizations start plans to join forces

Separately, local artists have painted the San Juans as a destination for…

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Burn season may continue past May

Submitted by San Juan County Burn season is currently open until the…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.

San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve steward retires

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank As of June 1, San…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.
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                                Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes.

An evening of Flamenco in Friday Harbor

Submitted by organizers Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show,…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes.
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                                From left to right: Top: Friday Harbor High School students Sander Van Hamersfeld, Emmett Carrier and Charlie Zehner. Bottom: Friday Harbor High School students Ayla Ridwan and Kai Di Bona. Raylee Miniken was on the team but was absent due to softball district playoffs.

Friday Harbor High students excel at science fair

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District On May 18-20, two…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                From left to right: Top: Friday Harbor High School students Sander Van Hamersfeld, Emmett Carrier and Charlie Zehner. Bottom: Friday Harbor High School students Ayla Ridwan and Kai Di Bona. Raylee Miniken was on the team but was absent due to softball district playoffs.

Island Rec offers new limited mobility exercise class

Submitted by Island Recreation Stay active through the summer. “Moving Parts and…

  • May 24th, 2018

Learn about federal produce safety rule at San Juan workshops

Submitted by WSU Extension San Juan County A new federal regulation impacting…

  • May 24th, 2018
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Nonprofit provides food for students over the weekend

Submitted by 36 Weekends Volunteers of the “36 Weekends” program send home…

  • May 24th, 2018
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                                Dave Champlin and his granddaughter Lexi, 8.

San Juan Island speed racers | Photos

Island Rec’s Soap Box Derby returned on May 20.

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                                Dave Champlin and his granddaughter Lexi, 8.

Inaugural kids triathlon on San Juan Island

Submitted by Island Athletic Event Island Athletic Events, LLC has announced the…

  • May 23rd, 2018

Local mortgage company holds homebuyers class May 31

Submitted by Mortgage Master Service Corporation Staff at Mortgage Master Service Corporation…

  • May 23rd, 2018

The San Juan County Fair presents: What is a county fair?

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair If you search for “County…

  • May 23rd, 2018

PeaceHealth webinar: Five surprising lessons from stroke survivors

Submitted by PeaceHealth This year alone, according to the American Stroke Association,…

  • May 22nd, 2018

Home inspections and their role in the real estate transaction

By Merri Ann Simonson Managing Broker Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc…

  • May 21st, 2018
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                                Memorial Day parade in 2017.

Legion Memorial Day events

Submitted by the American Legion The Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies will be…

  • May 21st, 2018
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                                Memorial Day parade in 2017.

US Coast Guard auxiliary promotes National Safe Boating Week

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

  • May 21st, 2018

Enrollment opens at Skagit College

Submitted by Skagit Valley College Registration for returning students is going on…

  • May 20th, 2018

Friday Harbor Elementary Students learn to grow beans

Teaching children how to grow food and garden has been a master…

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Boating season opens: Protect babies and boaters

Submitted by Lifeforce Ocean Friends The long May weekend is the unofficial…

  • May 19th, 2018
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Congrats to Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team

Submitted by San Juan Public Schools Foundation The San Juan Public Schools…

  • May 19th, 2018
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                                Carrie Krause is a Baroque violinist.

Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Johann Sebastian Bach

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival The Salish Sea Early…

  • May 19th, 2018
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                                Carrie Krause is a Baroque violinist.

Drive-in at the fairgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County Parks and Fair Tonight, Friday, May 18,…

  • May 18th, 2018
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Know Your Island Walk at English Camp

Submitted by event organizers This month, attendees of Know Your Island Walk…

  • May 18th, 2018
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                                The featured painting is “Peace, Love and Boats.”

Art for fun painting class on May 19

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art The next “Art…

  • May 18th, 2018
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                                The featured painting is “Peace, Love and Boats.”

Update on local, state, national issues with League of Women Voters

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

  • May 18th, 2018

Join Island Rec’s cardio yoga class

Submitted by Island Rec Join a total cardio workout to kickstart the…

  • May 18th, 2018

San Juan Island author releases final book

Eleanor Harper has released her final book, “The Creators,” which includes poems…

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                                Sen. Kevin Ranker.

Sen. Ranker, author David Neiwert at Brickworks

Submitted by the San Juan County Democrats The San Juan County Democrats…

  • May 18th, 2018
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                                Sen. Kevin Ranker.
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                                Former San Juan Island School District Board Chairman Ralph Hahn discusses the budget at a July 25 meeting.

School District Board Chairman Ralph Hahn resigns

On Wednesday, May 16, the San Juan Island School District Board accepted…

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                                Former San Juan Island School District Board Chairman Ralph Hahn discusses the budget at a July 25 meeting.

Mortgage Master Service Corporation holds grand opening

Submitted by Mortgage Master Service Corporation Mortgage Master Service Corporation in Friday…

  • May 17th, 2018
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Washington State Parks announces three free days in June

Submitted by Washington State Parks There are three free days at state…

  • May 17th, 2018
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Public open house to consider future of library building

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

  • May 16th, 2018

San Juan Islanders rally for local mother

Islander Cynthia Elliott has dedicated her life to healing and helping others…

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                                Kids enjoy Island Rec’s Children’s Festival on May 5 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.

San Juan Island kids disconnect for a week of screen-free fun

Listen to this article in the audio player below: On Wednesday, May…

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                                Kids enjoy Island Rec’s Children’s Festival on May 5 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.

Glen Morgan, Tim Eyman to hold activism event on San Juan

Submitted by voterswantmorechoices.com Political activists Glen Morgan, of www.wethegoverned.com, and Tim Eyman,…

  • May 15th, 2018

Join fundraiser for Ihiya Biological Reserve

Submitted by Ihiya Biological Reserve Fundraising committee The Ihiya Biological Reserve Fundraiser…

  • May 15th, 2018
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UW Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House | Photos

Staff report Both children and adults enjoyed the University of Washington Friday…

  • May 15th, 2018
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                                Carrie Krausse plays the Baroque violin.

Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents ‘The Able Virtuoso’

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival The next performance in…

  • May 15th, 2018
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                                Carrie Krausse plays the Baroque violin.
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                                Zach Fincher.

Friday Harbor student receives scholarship

Submitted by The Town of Friday Harbor Zach Fincher of Friday Harbor…

  • May 14th, 2018
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                                Zach Fincher.
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                                Back row, left to right: Julie Corie, Leslie Byron and Shirley Reuscher. Front row, left to right: Jan Gray, Rebecca Hughes and Toni Bailey.

Animal Protection Society Volunteers of the Month

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

  • May 14th, 2018
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                                Back row, left to right: Julie Corie, Leslie Byron and Shirley Reuscher. Front row, left to right: Jan Gray, Rebecca Hughes and Toni Bailey.