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Six San Juan students make UW’s dean’s list

Submitted by University of Washington Six students from the Friday Harbor area…

  • May 19th, 2021
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A new face at Island Rec

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is pleased to welcome Katie Aiello…

  • May 18th, 2021
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Spring donors ‘Give Big’ to the community swim center

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool This spring, Lopezians, San…

  • May 18th, 2021
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Dr. Geyman releases new book

Submitted by Emily Geyman “America’s Mighty Medical-Industrial Complex: Negative Impacts and Positive…

  • May 18th, 2021
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Oil spill cleanup training from IOSA

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association The Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA)…

  • May 16th, 2021
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Brickworks turns 100

Submitted by San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild It seems like only a…

  • May 15th, 2021
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Pet of the Week | Sissy

Name: Sissy Age: Approx 1.5 years Sex: Female Breed: Domestic shorthair, dilute…

  • May 13th, 2021
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Many of the same techniques used to survey and cut a track along the 49th parallel were used to construct the Military Road on San Juan Island. (Contributed photo)

History lives here: San Juan Island’s Old Military Road, then and now

Submitted by Old Military Road Trail Committee Join Historian Mike Vouri and…

  • May 12th, 2021
Many of the same techniques used to survey and cut a track along the 49th parallel were used to construct the Military Road on San Juan Island. (Contributed photo)
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EDC presents a FREE Regenerative Business Design Course

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

  • May 11th, 2021
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EDC presents a FREE course in Sustainability Management

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The EDC invites…

  • May 11th, 2021
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San Juan Public Schools Foundation President Floyd Bourne, Banner Bank Branch Manager Martha Alvarado, and Friday Harbor Middle School Assistant Principal Rod Turnbull.

Help support the social and emotional health of our San Juan Island students

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

  • May 10th, 2021
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San Juan Public Schools Foundation President Floyd Bourne, Banner Bank Branch Manager Martha Alvarado, and Friday Harbor Middle School Assistant Principal Rod Turnbull.
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Mother-daughter team | A Mother’s Day profile

By Heather Spaulding Journal contributor For Corinne Morrell, single parenting has been…

  • May 9th, 2021
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A food book for its time

Submitted by Arlen Coiley I was born and raised on Lopez Island…

  • May 8th, 2021
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Yoshi with her rescue dogs, Schatzie and Grizzly.

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month | Yoshi O’Connor

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

  • May 6th, 2021
Yoshi with her rescue dogs, Schatzie and Grizzly.

Christensen makes dean’s list

Submitted by Eastern Oregon University Hailey Christensen of Friday Harbor was named…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Pet of the Week | Troy

Name: Troy Age: Approximately 6 months Sex: Male Breed: Large breed mix…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Center for Whale Research’s plea for donations during Washington’s GiveBig campaign

Originally published by the Center for Whale Research Help us reach our…

  • May 4th, 2021
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A stocked food distribution cabinet outside of Spring Street International School. From left to right, Spring Street students Julian Rich, Francis Black, Zach Stults, and Linnea Morris. (Contributed photo)

Spring Street students innovate to tackle local hunger

Submitted by Spring Street International School Island residents may be noticing decorated…

  • May 4th, 2021
A stocked food distribution cabinet outside of Spring Street International School. From left to right, Spring Street students Julian Rich, Francis Black, Zach Stults, and Linnea Morris. (Contributed photo)
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Bake sale fundraiser, May 8

Submitted by Clayton Banry Come on out to support San Juan Island’s…

  • May 3rd, 2021
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FHFF Director Series presents free mini-fest

Submitted by The Friday Harbor Film Festival For the month of May…

  • May 2nd, 2021
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Island Hospital offers free classes

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital, which runs a clinic on Orcas…

  • May 1st, 2021
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Welcome to the SJIMA Docent Tour Program

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art Many of you have…

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Photo of featured artist Becky Kilpatrick, courtesy of Paula West.

San Juan’s Artist Studio Tour returns

Following a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th annual…

Photo of featured artist Becky Kilpatrick, courtesy of Paula West.
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San Juan County Fair’s new Market Series

Submitted by San Juan County As part of the 2021 Virtual San…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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State resumes Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
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Pet of the Week | Annika

Name: Annika Age: Approx 1.5 years Sex: Female Breed: Domestic shorthair, tuxedo…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
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Sowing seeds of hope for survivors of sexual abuse

Submitted by SAFE San Juans SAFE San Juans is working together with…

  • Apr 22nd, 2021
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Coming soon: The Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Submitted by San Juan County mater Gardeners Healthy veggie starts and locally…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
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Mobile dental van returns May 5-8

Submitted by Fish for Teeth Islanders can receive affordable dental care, thanks…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Pet of the week | Morgana

Name: Morgana Age: Approximately 2 years Sex: Female Breed: Cattle dog mix…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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20 years of creativity at the Whiteley Center | TideBite

By Kathleen Ballard Cowell Originally published by Friday Harbor Labs’ Tide Bite…

  • Apr 18th, 2021
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Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor gifts $5,000 to the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor The Joyce L. Sobel Family…

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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‘Beyond Hashtag Activism,’ a new book by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon New from San Juan author…

  • Apr 15th, 2021
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Pet of the week | Sorcerer

Name: Sorcerer Age: approximately 1-year-old Sex: Male Breed: Domestic shorthair, brown tabby…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Homes for Islanders hopes its farewell is only temporary

By Heather Spaudling Journal contributor Affordable housing in San Juan County was…

  • Apr 11th, 2021
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Stoddard and dog team just after day one of the race. (Photo courtesy of Julia Redington)

Friday Harbor’s rookie of the year

Friday Harbor High School graduate Chad Stoddard is a now renowned dog…

Stoddard and dog team just after day one of the race. (Photo courtesy of Julia Redington)
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Young volunteers pose with their garbage collecting bags during a previous Great Islands Cleanup.

Spring into action this Great Island Cleanup, April 24

Submitted by Mark Ingman Solid Waste Program Coordinator Have you ever noticed…

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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Young volunteers pose with their garbage collecting bags during a previous Great Islands Cleanup.
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Summer programs return to San Juan Community Theatre

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre is pleased…

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Local celebrities highlight Senior Nutrition Program by delivering Meals on Wheels

Submitted by the Mullis Center Throughout the month of March, resident celebrities…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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<strong>At left: </strong>Gail Richard, writer for Humans of the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo)
<strong>Right:</strong> Yuxweluton, Songhees Nation, Canada. (Steve Lustig/contributed photo)

Focusing on the Humans of the Salish Sea

While working in Christchurch, New Zealand, San Juan Island resident Gail Richard…

<strong>At left: </strong>Gail Richard, writer for Humans of the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo)
<strong>Right:</strong> Yuxweluton, Songhees Nation, Canada. (Steve Lustig/contributed photo)