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Mobile Dental Clinic announces 2021 dates for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Residents of San Juan County who don’t…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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SSIS Lecture Series presents Callie North

Submitted by Spring Street Int’l School Spring Street International School presents Callie…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Pet of the Week | Libby

Name: Libby Age: Approximately 5 years Sex: Female Breed: Mystery mix Origin:…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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Rena Priest, an American Book Award-winning poet and member of Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, is the first indigenous poet to be appointed Washington State Poet Laureate. (Contributed photo)

Rena Priest named Washington State Poet Laureate

Originally published by Washington State Arts Commission In conjunction with National Poetry…

  • Apr 5th, 2021
Rena Priest, an American Book Award-winning poet and member of Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, is the first indigenous poet to be appointed Washington State Poet Laureate. (Contributed photo)
A worker uses a chainsaw to cut woody debris into smaller pieces. (Contributed photo)

Power line clearing improves safety and forest health | CCC conservation burns begin on Orcas

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative OPALCO is clearing the right-of-way…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
A worker uses a chainsaw to cut woody debris into smaller pieces. (Contributed photo)
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Finished mosaic installed at Alchemy Art Center.

Alchemy Art Center and San Juan Island Sculpture Park collaborate on community art project

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center When Washington’s stay-at-home order went into effect…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Finished mosaic installed at Alchemy Art Center.
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Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Earth Day films begin April 1

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

  • Apr 1st, 2021
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Visit <a href="http://www.sjima-online.org" target="_blank">sjima-online.org</a> for artist information and a show preview. (Contributed photo)

Spring is in the air at SJIMA

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art Put a spring in…

  • Mar 31st, 2021
Visit <a href="http://www.sjima-online.org" target="_blank">sjima-online.org</a> for artist information and a show preview. (Contributed photo)
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San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association hosts special edition of the annual Easter Egg Hunt

Submitted by the San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association The San Juan Islands’…

  • Mar 30th, 2021
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Fish for Teeth Friday Fundraiser

Submitted by Fish for Teeth From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Peace Island Volunteer annual Easter basket sale canceled

Submitted by Peace Island Volunteers Upon the recommendation of the health department…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Restore the Earth, restore hope

Submitted by the Stewardship Network of the San Juans “Here we all…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Albert Strasser's “Afraid of the Light,” with illustrations by Roman artist Flavia Sorrentino, was released this winter and is available now at island bookstores and online. (Contributed photo)

Long-time islander releases children’s book about facing your fears

Albert Strasser was inspired to write a children’s book while living in…

Albert Strasser's “Afraid of the Light,” with illustrations by Roman artist Flavia Sorrentino, was released this winter and is available now at island bookstores and online. (Contributed photo)
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Island orgs unite to create Nourish to Flourish

Submitted by Eileen Frazer Nourish to Flourish is a coalition dedicated to…

  • Mar 26th, 2021
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EDC’s hire local virtual job fair March 31

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

  • Mar 25th, 2021
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San Juan County launches new website

Originally published by San Juan County San Juan County is excited to…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Homes for Islanders will suspend operations after Foxhall

Submitted by Homes for Islanders The affordable self-help housing nonprofit Homes for…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Royal earns bachelor’s from Western Governors University

Submitted by Western Governors University Dena Royal of Friday Harbor received a…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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San Juan County Land Bank seeks community input

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank Got questions for Your…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021
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Volunteers sought to adopt a beach

Submitted by Karin Roemers-Kleven Project lead, Plastic Free Salish Sea It is…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021
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EDC presents its annual economic luncheon

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council Join the conversation…

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
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Friends of the Library’s online book sale

Jump into spring with the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.…

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
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Island Rec announces hiking club and teen open gym

Submitted by Island Rec Upcoming children’s programs hosted by Island Rec include…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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OPALCO Election opens March 22

Submitted by Orcas Power & Light Cooperative OPALCO members are owners of…

  • Mar 19th, 2021
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Artist proposals for Blair Avenue Mural due March 22

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Artists are reminded that the…

  • Mar 19th, 2021
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Jenna| Pet of the Week

Age: 7 months Sex: Female Breed: Lab mix Origin: Mexico Weight: 24…

  • Mar 19th, 2021
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Henry Jensen and Oliver Parkin.

Henry and Oliver win Rotary Spelling Bee

Submitted by the Rotary Club of San Juan Island The Rotary Club…

  • Mar 18th, 2021
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Henry Jensen and Oliver Parkin.
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Jack Estrada named Chief Administrative Officer for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Charles Prosper, chief executive for…

  • Mar 17th, 2021
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Land Bank requests lease proposals agricultural hay for 70-acre Zylstra Lake Preserve

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

  • Mar 17th, 2021
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The House of Representatives convenes to honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with HR 4602, Jan. 21, 2019. Lekanoff is the only Native American in the Washington State Legislature.

Washington state’s only Native American lawmaker cuts a path in Olympia

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Debra Lekanoff always makes sure to…

  • Mar 17th, 2021
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The House of Representatives convenes to honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with HR 4602, Jan. 21, 2019. Lekanoff is the only Native American in the Washington State Legislature.
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Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Environmental Justice films begin March 16

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

  • Mar 15th, 2021
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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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