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Letter from the Salish Sea

Submitted by Karin Roemers-Kleven San Juan County Marine Resource Committee Vice-Chair In…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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The Power to Change: SAFE San Juans free ZOOM course

If you are suffering from the effects of domestic violence or sexual…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Metridium farcimen (A) before injection and injected with 1.0 mL of (B) 10% methylene blue, (C) 10% neutral red, and (D) 0.25% fluorescein. Endodermal tissue in the column and tentacles as well as cinclides are clearly marked in stained anemones. (Contributed photo)

Anemones of the San Juans | Tide Bite

Tide Bite: Anemones are particularly diverse in the northeast Pacific.

  • Oct 11th, 2020
Metridium farcimen (A) before injection and injected with 1.0 mL of (B) 10% methylene blue, (C) 10% neutral red, and (D) 0.25% fluorescein. Endodermal tissue in the column and tentacles as well as cinclides are clearly marked in stained anemones. (Contributed photo)
(Beth Robson/contributed photo)

Protecting the Salish Sea virtual event

“Protecting the Salish Sea in the time of COVID-19,” hosted by Community Rights San Juan Islands.

  • Oct 10th, 2020
(Beth Robson/contributed photo)
Washington State Parks calendar

Order your 2021 Washington State Parks calendar now

The Washington State Parks 2021 wall calendar makes a great holiday gift.

  • Oct 10th, 2020
Washington State Parks calendar
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San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild Auction and the FARM Fund

The Ag Guild invites the community to expand support of the FARM Fund.

  • Oct 9th, 2020
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Soroptomist announces auction delay

When life gives you lemons …

  • Oct 9th, 2020
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(Phil Green Photography/contributed photo)

The Marine Resources Committee: A story of altruistic alchemy in the heart of the Salish Sea

The MRC is the community advisory body on all marine-related issues in San Juan County.

  • Oct 8th, 2020
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Savor the San Juans at home

Enjoy the farm-fresh flavors of the Islands from the comfort of your kitch

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Friday Harbor Scarecrow Contest

Friday Harbor Scarecrow Contest

Are you looking for a fun fall activity for your family? Your friends? Your neighborhood?

  • Oct 2nd, 2020
Friday Harbor Scarecrow Contest
The Whale Museum seeks donations

The Whale Museum seeks donations

During a normal year, the museum welcomes more than 30,000 people through its exhibit hall.

  • Sep 30th, 2020
The Whale Museum seeks donations
Community letter from SJISD School Superintendent Fred Woods

Community letter from SJISD School Superintendent Fred Woods

I have always loved the month of September.

  • Sep 29th, 2020
Community letter from SJISD School Superintendent Fred Woods
Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25

All films will be available on-demand for 10 days, Oct. 15-25.

  • Sep 29th, 2020
Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25
San Juan Community Theatre Presents its 2020-21 ‘Snapshot Season’

San Juan Community Theatre Presents its 2020-21 ‘Snapshot Season’

SJCT is going all-digital with new programming that will be filmed and distributed for free.

  • Sep 28th, 2020
San Juan Community Theatre Presents its 2020-21 ‘Snapshot Season’
Island Artisans Holiday Market is moving to spring

Island Artisans Holiday Market is moving to spring

$12,000 given in scholarships

  • Sep 25th, 2020
Island Artisans Holiday Market is moving to spring
”Growing Up Gorilla,” by Clare Hodgson Meeker. (Contributed photo)

True Animal Stories with author Clare Hodgson Meeker

Meeker’s latest book is a 2020 Washington State Book Award Finalist for Young Readers.

  • Sep 24th, 2020
”Growing Up Gorilla,” by Clare Hodgson Meeker. (Contributed photo)
Library welcomes new Assistant Director and Adult Services Manager

Library welcomes new Assistant Director and Adult Services Manager

Lisa Buckton moved to San Juan from Vermont and has more than 10 years of librarian experience.

  • Sep 23rd, 2020
Library welcomes new Assistant Director and Adult Services Manager
The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale

The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale

A once-a-year opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County.

  • Sep 22nd, 2020
The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale

Fall family scavenger hunt

Submitted by Island Rec We are excited to bring a virtual scavenger…

  • Sep 20th, 2020
Ian Boyden. (Contributed photo.)

Local writer and artist Ian Boyden, releases book of poetry

Submitted by Ian Boyden San Juan Island writer, artist and translator, Ian…

  • Sep 18th, 2020
Ian Boyden. (Contributed photo.)
Fish For Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Fish For Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Islanders, unable to afford dental care, can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit.

  • Sep 17th, 2020
Fish For Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor
J35, new mom, with J57 (Dave Ellifrit / Contributed photo Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238.)
J35, new mom, with J57 (Dave Ellifrit / Contributed photo Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238.)

Friday Harbor author wins book award

Open Country Press is proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Open Country Chapbook Contest.

  • Sep 16th, 2020
Limited application period now open for 2021 Town Lodging Tax (LTAC) grants

Limited application period now open for 2021 Town Lodging Tax (LTAC) grants

The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications through Sept. 28

  • Sep 14th, 2020
Limited application period now open for 2021 Town Lodging Tax (LTAC) grants
Round Towner now IslandRides

Round Towner now IslandRides

The response to the survey from San Juan Islands Shuttle Service is clear.

  • Sep 13th, 2020
Round Towner now IslandRides
Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Whale-watch companies asked to stop disturbing critically endangered orcas

  • Sep 13th, 2020
Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

The energetic cost of mussel byssal thread attachment

Specialized biological structures are key for organisms’ survival.

  • Sep 11th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)
Inspired Community giving raises $139,000 during virtual fair

Inspired Community giving raises $139,000 during virtual fair

More than 900 donations were made during the virtual fair through SJICF’s new online giving catalog.

  • Sep 10th, 2020
Inspired Community giving raises $139,000 during virtual fair
Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced

Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced

COVID-19 has challenged us all to adapt and be creative!

  • Sep 10th, 2020
Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

The Lopez Island Grange was selected to be recommended for grant funding.

  • Sep 10th, 2020
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly
4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

  • Sep 7th, 2020
4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair
‘COVID is brutal’ — a survivor’s tale

‘COVID is brutal’ — a survivor’s tale

Charlotte doesn’t remember much of March.

  • Sep 6th, 2020
‘COVID is brutal’ — a survivor’s tale
SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea

SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea

Registration is currently open for their ‘Cheers to 20 Years’ online event

  • Sep 4th, 2020
SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea
Salish Sea Ballet reopening

Salish Sea Ballet reopening

Submitted by the Salish Sea Ballet It’s time to register for fall…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
Salish Sea Ballet reopening
Working Washington small business emergency grant program – Round 2

Working Washington small business emergency grant program – Round 2

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

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
Working Washington small business emergency grant program – Round 2
WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall

WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall

Submitted by the Washington State Extension Agency Are you a beginning farmer…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall
FHFF presents Sundance shorts

FHFF presents Sundance shorts

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

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
FHFF presents Sundance shorts
Hospital District reorganization

Hospital District reorganization

Submitted by San Juan Hospital District 1 In July 2020 the District…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
Hospital District reorganization
How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic | Guest column

How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic | Guest column

By F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor I like horror films.…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic | Guest column

Local author a finalist for Washington State Book Award

“One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow,” by San Juan Island author Libbie Grant

  • Sep 2nd, 2020