Life

Garden club invites public for special guest presentation

Submitted by Kathy Schwartz, San Juan Island Garden Club Dianna Gibson, owner…

  • Nov 3rd, 2019

SmileMobile to visit Orcas and Friday Harbor

Submitted by SmileMobile The Arcora Foundation’s SmileMobile, a brightly painted 39-foot dental…

  • Nov 3rd, 2019
Rick Larsen during a previous visit to Friday Harbor. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Representatives Larsen and Wagner raise awareness of domestic violence

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, and…

  • Nov 1st, 2019
Rick Larsen during a previous visit to Friday Harbor. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Katniss | Pet of the Week

Dear Fellow Islanders, Much to my chagrin, I report Tiffany, at USPO,…

  • Nov 1st, 2019

Wreath orders open Nov. 4

Submitted by the Parent Teacher Student Association The Friday Harbor High School…

  • Nov 1st, 2019

Children haunt the streets of Friday Harbor | Gallery

Superheroes, Muppets, villains and wild animals were set loose upon the sleepy…

Orca Recovery Day 2019 a success

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

  • Oct 31st, 2019

Remembering orcas that have passed

Submitted by The Whale Museum Join The Whale Museum at 3 p.m.…

  • Oct 31st, 2019

Anacortes Sidney ferries canceled

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Sunday,…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

‘Hidden Half of Nature: Microbial Roots of Life and Health’

Submitted by event organizers Join David Montgomery and Anne Bikle as they…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

A hidden problem, a community solution | Guest column

Submitted by Necia Quast Most islanders don’t know many teens struggle to…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Explore connections between soil and health

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art David Montgomery and Anne…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Friday Harbor man devotes life to helping others escape addiction

In 1986, popular radio commentator and promoter and now longtime islander Pat…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Marine naturalist gear down workshop

Submitted by The Whale Museum The Whale Museum is holding an exciting…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

National Disability Employment Awareness Month – The Right Talent, Right Now!

Submitted by Sharon Hooper Dream Builders San Juan Islands The purpose of…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

The benefits of compost | Guest column

By Ayla Ridwan and Raylee Miniken Friday Harbor High School students San…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Friday Harbor Film Festival wraps up seventh year

As the seventh annual Friday Harbor Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday,…

Angela Anderson. Contributed photo.

Anderson joins Land Trust Leadership Council

Submitted by San Juan Preservation Trust San Juan Preservation Trust Executive Director…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
Angela Anderson. Contributed photo.
(Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Thrill of the World | Gallery

Zombies crawled to the San Juan County Fairgrounds to participate in the…

(Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

New at the sculpture park

Submitted by San Juan Islands Sculpture Park A new sculpture was installed…

  • Oct 28th, 2019

Mental Health First Aid training

Submitted by organizers As people who are concerned for others and their…

  • Oct 28th, 2019
(Cyndi Brast/contributed photo)

Backyard dragons, zombies and mysterious aliens

Miniature dragons, zombies, monsters with terrifying mandibles and more fascinating insects surround…

(Cyndi Brast/contributed photo)

Teen Halloween

Submitted by Island Rec When the ghouls come out this year, Island…

  • Oct 27th, 2019

Friday Harbor Food Bank completes expansion

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Food Bank The Friday Harbor Food Bank…

  • Oct 26th, 2019

‘Island Kids Explain’ Wins ‘Best New Idea’ at DMA West

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau It is a truth…

  • Oct 25th, 2019

EDC panel on running a freelance or small consulting business

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council Learn to navigate challenges…

  • Oct 24th, 2019

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27

Come one, come all to the seventh annual Friday Harbor Film Festival…

Contributed photo.

Teen open gym nights with Island Rec

Submitted by Island Rec Teen Open Gym is now running for grades…

  • Oct 24th, 2019
Contributed photo.
Left to right: Jim and Sue Corenman, Sports Car Club; Jennifer Armstrong, Joyce L Sobel Family Resource Center; Mariluz Villa, Hospice of San Juan; District Governor Brad Whittaker; Rotary President Tom Sibert; and Theresa Tilton and Brian Moore, Family Umbrella Group. (Contributed photo)

Rotary gives $15,000 to local charities and PolioPlus Fund

Submitted by The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands The Rotary Club…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019
Left to right: Jim and Sue Corenman, Sports Car Club; Jennifer Armstrong, Joyce L Sobel Family Resource Center; Mariluz Villa, Hospice of San Juan; District Governor Brad Whittaker; Rotary President Tom Sibert; and Theresa Tilton and Brian Moore, Family Umbrella Group. (Contributed photo)

Rachel Flowers concerts following ‘Hearing is Believing’ at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival Rachel Flowers — an astonishing, young…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019

Astronauts to speak at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival Have you ever dreamed of meeting…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019

Lady | Pet of the Week

Hi! I’m Lady. This morning while brushing my teeth, I was faced…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019
Ted Strutz/contributed photo

Rotary Club’s annual dictionary distribution

Submitted by Carla Wright, Publicity Rotary Club of San Juan Island The…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019
Ted Strutz/contributed photo

Griffin Bay open house, Oct. 23

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School…

  • Oct 21st, 2019

Planning for a successful business

Many women spend time as young girls planning out their dream weddings…

  • Oct 21st, 2019
Running back Kaden Ritchie, No. 32, shoots through the hole in the middle for great yardage gain. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

Wolverines keep the wins coming

Friday Harbor continues to win football games. They traveled to La Connor…

  • Oct 21st, 2019
Running back Kaden Ritchie, No. 32, shoots through the hole in the middle for great yardage gain. (John Stimpson/Contributed photo)

‘For fun’ store turns into a great gig

From wardrobe basics like jeans and sneakers to more glamorous dresses, blouses…

Contributed photos
                                Left: Abolitionist and woman rights activist Sojourner Truth.
                                Right: Greta Thunberg (Photo credit: Anders Hellberg [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

Notable women: a journey through history

By Mandi Johnson Journal Editor Throughout history, there have been women who…

  • Oct 20th, 2019
Contributed photos
                                Left: Abolitionist and woman rights activist Sojourner Truth.
                                Right: Greta Thunberg (Photo credit: Anders Hellberg [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])
Contributed photo
                                Olivia Meenan and Bristol Halverson make calls during the 2018 Phone-A-Thon.

Public Schools Foundation step up where state falls short

As the Washington State Legislature continues to grapple with how to fund…

Contributed photo
                                Olivia Meenan and Bristol Halverson make calls during the 2018 Phone-A-Thon.

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month: Allison Larson

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

  • Oct 18th, 2019