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Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Islanders, unable to afford dental care, can receive it for free thanks…

  • Apr 28th, 2018

Island Rec reveals Children’s Festival poster contest winners

Submitted by Island Rec The winners of the 2018 Children’s Festival Poster…

  • Apr 27th, 2018
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                                Glenn Hendrick has lived on San Juan Island for five years.

New director joins Island Rec’s Camp Eagle Rock

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is excited to introduce Glenn Hendrick…

  • Apr 27th, 2018
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                                Glenn Hendrick has lived on San Juan Island for five years.

Community dinner honors Cinco de Mayo at Friday Harbor High School

Submitted by Food for Thought The next community dinner is from 5:30-7:30…

  • Apr 26th, 2018

Friday Harbor’s Aida Must heads to regional Grange talent competition

Submitted by Friday Harbor Grange 225 Aida Must will represent the community…

  • Apr 26th, 2018
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Quilter class, in conjunction with quilt exhibition, at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art A fun improvisational quilting…

  • Apr 26th, 2018
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National Screen-Free Week encourages San Juan kids to disconnect

Submitted by the San Juan Island Family Resource Center The San Juan…

  • Apr 25th, 2018
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                                Participants in the 2017 Opening Day Parade.

Opening Day Boat Parade ships out May 6

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club All are invited to…

  • Apr 25th, 2018
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                                Participants in the 2017 Opening Day Parade.
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Enter SeaDoc’s first photo contest

Submitted by SeaDoc The SeaDoc Society staff are excited to announce the…

  • Apr 24th, 2018
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Friday Harbor Film Festival showcases documentaries in May

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival The following are upcoming events…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018

Century celebration | San Juan Islander turns 100

On April 16, Doris Gilbreath partied like it was 1918. The celebration…

Friday Harbor Power Squadron free May events

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Power Squadron The Friday Harbor Power Squadron…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018
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Folk musician to hold benefit concert for Friends of the San Juans

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Canadian Folk Musician and coastal…

  • Apr 22nd, 2018
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San Juan Island farm offers produce, meat and eggs, year-round

Drive eight minutes out of Friday Harbor, and food purveyors will find…

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                                Orcas Island’s Stormy Hildreth.

Apply to perform at the San Juan County Fair

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair The 2018 San Juan County…

  • Apr 21st, 2018
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                                Orcas Island’s Stormy Hildreth.

Animal Protection Society presents Pet of the Week

My favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut, once said, “I tell you, we are…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

Climate action policy event at San Juan Island Grange

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Learn about climate action policy…

  • Apr 21st, 2018
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                                Blythe Parker and her husband Ryan and son Isaac.

Friday Harbor Soroptimists award scholarships to notable island women

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor celebrated incredible women and their accomplishments on…

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                                Blythe Parker and her husband Ryan and son Isaac.
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                                 Right, Natalie Meenan and left, Naomi Vliet.

Island Sinfonia holds SJI concert for all ages on Apil 29

Island Sinfonia concert

  • Apr 20th, 2018
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                                 Right, Natalie Meenan and left, Naomi Vliet.
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                                Carolyn Haugen stands at the garden entrance at PIMC.

Donation lights up Peace Island Medical Center cancer care garden

Submitted by PIMC A rare spring sunshine cast shadows in the PeaceHealth…

  • Apr 19th, 2018
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                                Carolyn Haugen stands at the garden entrance at PIMC.

Legendary contra dance caller visits San Juan Island Grange

Submitted by San Juan Island Grange Join a “Dudley dance” at the…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

OPALCO annual meeting is April 21

Submitted by OPALCO OPALCO’s Annual Meeting is Saturday, April 21 on the…

  • Apr 18th, 2018

Free Washington State Park day on April 22

Submitted by Washington State Parks Celebrate Earth Day with a free day…

  • Apr 18th, 2018

‘Good Kids’ explores rape culture in social media age

Ula Grace was 11 years old when a 16-year-old girl was raped…

Job fair in Friday Harbor

Submitted by Northwest Workforce Council Are you unemployed? Looking for a summer…

  • Apr 18th, 2018

How to recognize an islander | Video

By Merri Ann Simonson Managing Broker Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc…

  • Apr 18th, 2018

SAFE San Juans glow run 5K returns

Submitted by Safe San Juans Join on April 21 for SAFE San…

  • Apr 17th, 2018

Green Drinks celebrates third birthday with sushi, wine, beer

Submitted by Green Drinks The fields and seas are coming back to…

  • Apr 17th, 2018

The Whale Museum offers marine naturalist and Earth Day workshops

Submitted by The Whale Museum Join The Whale Museum for two special…

  • Apr 17th, 2018
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                                Owen Smith enjoys a previous Children’s Fest.

Island Rec’s Children Fest returns May 5

Submitted by Island Rec The 28th annual Children’s Festival will return from…

  • Apr 17th, 2018
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                                Owen Smith enjoys a previous Children’s Fest.

San Juan Island EMS EMT of the Month

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS Congratulations to senior EMT Lainey Volk.…

  • Apr 16th, 2018
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Experts on veteran benefits to visit Orcas

By Meg Massey Orcas Community Resource Center Veterans can meet benefits experts…

  • Apr 14th, 2018
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‘Mary Janes’ movie blazes Friday Harbor Film Festival event

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Join filmmaker Windy Borman as…

  • Apr 13th, 2018

Family Umbrella Group seeks donations after sole annual fundraiser canceled

Submitted by the Family Umbrella Group Due to a limited number of…

  • Apr 13th, 2018

Folk duo to play at Lopez Center

Submitted by Mandy Fer and Dave McGraw An internationally acclaimed San Juan…

  • Apr 13th, 2018
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                                A car crash will be simulated at San Juan Island High School track and field.

San Juan Island students to witness mock car crash, funeral to learn perils of distracted driving

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS Every three years, San Juan Island…

  • Apr 12th, 2018
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                                A car crash will be simulated at San Juan Island High School track and field.
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                                According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, “the No Discharge Zone includes all Washington marine waters east of New Dungeness Light, at the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, plus Lake Washington, Lake Union, and the waters that connect them to Puget Sound.”

Washington environmental advocates stand behind Puget Sound No Discharge Zone

Submitted by a coalition of Washington environmental groups On April 10, the…

  • Apr 12th, 2018
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                                According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, “the No Discharge Zone includes all Washington marine waters east of New Dungeness Light, at the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, plus Lake Washington, Lake Union, and the waters that connect them to Puget Sound.”
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                                Henry Jensen holds a globe.

‘Chart-topping’ Friday Harbor student competes at state geography bee

(Editor’s note: A previous edition of this story incorrectly identified Lake Victoria…

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                                Henry Jensen holds a globe.
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‘Cat’-astrophe averted | Rock Island crew saves Orcas cat ‘up a tree’ for three days

Submitted by Rock Island Rock Island responded to a call from Orcas…

  • Apr 11th, 2018
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Island Rec offers adult tennis lessons

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is offering another session of adult…

  • Apr 10th, 2018