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San Juan Island School District schools receive recognition

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District Just in time for…

  • Apr 26th, 2020

As essential food providers, Farmers Markets may operate

Submitted by San Juan County May Operate Following State and County COVID-19…

  • Apr 24th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Dina Melic (center) with husband Faim and son Alen.

A unique look at surviving a pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic, fighting COVID-19 has often been compared…

Contributed photo
                                Dina Melic (center) with husband Faim and son Alen.
2020: A Fair Odyssey. (Contributed photo.)

County fair looking for ag tent participants

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair Planning for the San Juan…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
2020: A Fair Odyssey. (Contributed photo.)

Land Bank preserves remain open

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

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

Support Washington libraries on Library Giving Day April 23

Submitted by the Secretary of the State of Washington The second annual…

  • Apr 21st, 2020

Food Hub connects shoppers to farmers

Submitted by San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild Our island communities are facing…

  • Apr 20th, 2020

An insider’s look at the San Juan County COVID response team

Submitted by San Juan County The first thing you need to know…

  • Apr 20th, 2020
San Juan Islands (San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau)

San Juan Islands Strong: The Visitors Bureau is here for you

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau The San Juan Islands…

  • Apr 19th, 2020
San Juan Islands (San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau)

Great Islands Clean-Up becomes month-long individual effort

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans In honor of Earth Day’s…

  • Apr 17th, 2020

Tree health Zoom webinar, April 21

Submitted by San Juan Island Master Gardeners Dead and dying conifers have…

  • Apr 17th, 2020

SJI Community Foundation Raises $145k for COVID-19 Response

Submitted by the San Juan Island Community Foundation In the last three…

  • Apr 16th, 2020
Chances are this rock near the airport has been the butt of many jokes. (David Hamsphire photo)

Big-Buns Boulder and other local curiosities

By David Hampshire A while back, long-time San Juan Island resident Sue…

  • Apr 16th, 2020
Chances are this rock near the airport has been the butt of many jokes. (David Hamsphire photo)

Defining an era – Russ Harvey’s Public Works Department

By Colin Huntemer San Juan County Engineer On April 23, Russ Harvey…

  • Apr 16th, 2020

A light-hearted look at caring for your introvert/extrovert significant other while staying home

Disclaimer: Authors Courtney and Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey are in no way relationship experts.…

  • Apr 14th, 2020

Island artists and businesses create a virtual art walk

The first “Third Thursday” San Juan County Virtual Art Walk will take…

  • Apr 11th, 2020

Island Rec cancels May events

Submitted by Island Rec An update from the San Juan Island Park…

  • Apr 11th, 2020

Announcing ‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County During the COVID-19 crisis the San Juan…

  • Apr 10th, 2020

Tide Bite: ‘What FHL Means to Me’

Originally published by Friday Harbor Labs by Beth Brainerd I first came…

  • Apr 10th, 2020

San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association Hosts A Special Social Distancing Edition of the Annual Easter Decoration Hunt

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

  • Apr 9th, 2020

The power of a whisper

Submitted by Dave Dunway SAFE San Juans “I was afraid.” Three powerful…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

Vote to annex Friday Harbor into fire district postponed

The special election originally scheduled for April 28 has been postponed. The…

King salmon by Maria Michaelson. (Contributed photo.)

Opportunities for creativity at home

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center Just because we can’t gather in person,…

  • Apr 5th, 2020
King salmon by Maria Michaelson. (Contributed photo.)

EDC launches Islands Strong gift card website initiative

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

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Grafting workshop

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange Join Greg Meyer of Dancing…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Not from but for | Guest column

By Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey Executive Artistic Director, San Juan Community Theatre In my…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Thank you healthcare workers | Letter

We would like to thank the soldiers who are on the front…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Construction guidance under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management We are…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Excercise at home with Island Rec

Submitted by Island Rec Are you missing your morning fitness class routine?…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Passport acceptance suspended

Submitted by Lisa Henderson San Juan County Superior Court Clerk In an…

  • Mar 29th, 2020

A snapshot of history

For reasons known only to the Canadian military, in 1932 pilots spent…

Coronavirus: the known and the unknown | Guest column

Submitted by Gavin Guard As a future healthcare professional, I believe it…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

Help for Washington artists

Submitted by Artist Trust Right now, Washington State artists are facing severe…

  • Mar 24th, 2020
Native crabapple. (Contributed photo.)

Food security and the pandemic: eat adventurously!

Submitted by Kwiaht At this stage of the COVID-19 lockdown, the supply…

  • Mar 24th, 2020
Native crabapple. (Contributed photo.)

Creativity and art in difficult times

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theater Executive Artistic Director Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020

New court procedures

Submitted by San Juan County Superior and District Courts San Juan County…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020
Washington State Historical Society/Contributed photo
                                Three women from the Washington Equal Suffrage Association posting signs to a wooden structure in Seattle, 1910.

Women celebrate 110 years of suffrage in Washington state

By the time Washington legislators ratified the 19th Amendment on March 22,…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020
Washington State Historical Society/Contributed photo
                                Three women from the Washington Equal Suffrage Association posting signs to a wooden structure in Seattle, 1910.

Gratitude from San Juan Island School District Superintendent

Submitted by Kari McVeigh District Superintendent I am writing today to express…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

April special elections expected to be canceled

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office The long-awaited proposal to…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

SAFE San Juans message to the community

Submitted by SAFE San Juans Life radically changed in the last month,…

  • Mar 21st, 2020