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End of the 2020-2021 school year and graduation

By San Juan Island School District Superintendent Fred Woods. It is hard…

  • Jun 7th, 2021
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Respecting the past, protecting the future

It was a moment when the lines between the past, the present,…

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Inslee announces vaccination incentives

Incentives for vaccinated include lottery drawings, higher education financial assistance and more

  • Jun 5th, 2021
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Orcas and San Juan Farmers’ Markets announce new food benefits

Submitted by San Juan County. The Orcas and San Juan Island Farmers…

  • Jun 5th, 2021
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San Juan Island Library welcomes the community to limited indoor services

Submitted by San Juan Island Library. San Juan Island Library District is…

  • Jun 4th, 2021
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Anacortes food kiosk reopens after COVID shutdown

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. As of Friday, May 28, the Dockside…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
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The old blue building located at the Friday Harbor Airport is home to Ernie’s Cafe and the Roy Franklin Museum. (Town of Friday Harbor/contributed photo)

Islander works to restore decaying cafe and museum

James Crossley is on a mission to preserve a Friday Harbor landmark.…

The old blue building located at the Friday Harbor Airport is home to Ernie’s Cafe and the Roy Franklin Museum. (Town of Friday Harbor/contributed photo)
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Pet of the Week | Kaleesa

Name: Kaleesa Age: 7 months Sex: Female Breed: Lab mix Origin: Mexico…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
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Islands swim center gets a quarter-million boost from state

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool. The Washington Senate and…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Volunteer event: Westside weed pull, June 5

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank. This National Trails Day we’re…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Tate Geiser, Griffin Bay School Student. (Contributed photo)

Griffin Bay “Online Multidistrict” School open for enrollment

Submitted by San Juan Island School District. Last September, San Juan Island…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Art in the Park with Alchemy Art Center

Submitted by Island Rec Join Alchemy Art Center staff and guest artists…

  • May 31st, 2021
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Orca Month celebrates ‘We Are Family’

Submitted by Orca Salmon Alliance June marks the 15th annual Orca Action…

  • May 29th, 2021
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Skagit Valley College offers new program aimed at high school seniors

Submitted by Skagit Valley College In partnership with some area high schools,…

  • May 28th, 2021
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Jessica Miller makes Southern New Hampshire University’s Winter 2021 president’s list

Submitted by Southern New Hampshire University Jessica Miller of Friday Harbor has…

  • May 26th, 2021

Rachel Porter graduates from Goshen College

Submitted by Goshen College Rachel Porter, of Friday Harbor, graduated from Goshen…

  • May 26th, 2021
Megan Haagensen, left, Victoria Polda, center, and Halley Byrne, right, were the winners of the 2021 Soroptimist International education awards. (Contributed photos)

Soroptimists give $9,000 in educational awards to women in San Juan County

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor…

  • May 26th, 2021
Megan Haagensen, left, Victoria Polda, center, and Halley Byrne, right, were the winners of the 2021 Soroptimist International education awards. (Contributed photos)
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Boot Camp with Boo Boo

Submitted by Island Rec A one-hour complete body workout! Meet Boo Boo…

  • May 24th, 2021
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Island Rec hosts first annual pickleball tournament

Submitted by IslandRec Island Rec was joined by more than 50 pickleball…

  • May 23rd, 2021
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Pet of the Week | Rocky

Age: 7 months Sex: Male Breed: Lab mix Origin: Mexico Weight: 39…

  • May 23rd, 2021
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Washington Rocks: New DNR tourism website helps people explore the state’s geology

Washington 100 comes loaded with visuals, maps and info about the state’s most stunning features

  • May 23rd, 2021
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Mug with braided handle by Patricia Abel. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Alchemy Art Center’s summer 2021 artists in residence, workshops, and community programming

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center After suspending much of its programming for…

  • May 22nd, 2021
Mug with braided handle by Patricia Abel. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
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Registration is now open for summer marine naturalist training virtual program

Submitted by The Whale Museum Registration is now open for a summer…

  • May 21st, 2021
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A San Juan County Land Bank team tackled Lopez’s Weeks Wetland Preserve for the Great Islands Cleanup and removed over 400 pounds (!!) of wood debris: plywood, pressure-treated lumber and creosote. Larger creosote was tagged for removal by DNR crews. Small plastics were also collected. (Contributed photo)

San Juan County Land Bank May 2021 meeting and agenda

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

  • May 19th, 2021
A San Juan County Land Bank team tackled Lopez’s Weeks Wetland Preserve for the Great Islands Cleanup and removed over 400 pounds (!!) of wood debris: plywood, pressure-treated lumber and creosote. Larger creosote was tagged for removal by DNR crews. Small plastics were also collected. (Contributed photo)

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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