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Splash into the new year with Island Rec

Submitted by Island Rec Sprint into the new year with health and…

  • Nov 29th, 2018

Friday Harbor animal shelter moves to new location

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

  • Nov 28th, 2018

Fill green bags, feed San Juan islanders, pets, wildlife

What started as preparation for the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival has…

Photograph King Tides for scientists to see future of sea level rise

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant King tides, the annual extreme-high tides that…

  • Nov 28th, 2018
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                                An example of one of the new houses.

Two homes to arrive by barge for San Juan Community Home Trust | Update

Editor’s note: The dates the houses will arrive have been updated. Submitted…

  • Nov 27th, 2018
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                                An example of one of the new houses.
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Support San Juan Island Library during holiday shopping

Staff report Give a gift that supports the local library this holiday…

  • Nov 26th, 2018
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San Juan islanders conserve public land through private donations

When Rosa Blair noticed that 33 acres near her San Juan Island…

Add orca sightings to digital database at The Whale Museum

Submitted by The Whale Museum The Whale Museum staff is seeking a…

  • Nov 26th, 2018
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                                Ryan Palmateer receives his quick title from San Juan County Auditor employees Oren Combs and Kira Sable.

Quick titles for cars, boats available in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Ever needed that car or boat license…

  • Nov 26th, 2018
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                                Ryan Palmateer receives his quick title from San Juan County Auditor employees Oren Combs and Kira Sable.
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National candle lighting ceremony honors children lost

Submitted by Compassionate Friends The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family…

  • Nov 26th, 2018
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Staff photo/Mandi Johnson

Hummingbirds are hangin’ ‘round the San Juans

Staff report A warmer fall is inviting hummingbirds and other creatures to…

  • Nov 25th, 2018
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Island Rec presents Yoga with Katerina Wen

Submitted by Island Rec Start each day with a joyful practice of…

  • Nov 24th, 2018

Bill Gendron: a San Juan housing volunteer legend

With a love of woodworking, and enthralled with the concept of building…

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                                Bid on the handcrafted rocking horse by Dec. 15.

Animal Protection Society auctions rare rocking horse

Submitted by the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Looking for a…

  • Nov 21st, 2018
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                                Bid on the handcrafted rocking horse by Dec. 15.

Animal Protection Society presents Pet of the Week

My name is Frodo. It looks like I’ll be without my own…

  • Nov 21st, 2018

Celebrate local art at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Submitted by SJIMA Celebrate local artists at the San Juan Island Museum…

  • Nov 21st, 2018

Learn CPR with Island Rec and San Juan Island EMS

Submitted by Island Rec For those who missed the September session of…

  • Nov 21st, 2018

Celebrate the holidays while supporting San Juan Community Theatre

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre It’s already time to get into…

  • Nov 20th, 2018

Community Thanksgiving celebrates 20 years on San Juan

For 20 years, the Community Thanksgiving has offered a special celebration on…

State’s mobile community service office coming to Friday Harbor

Submitted by Washington State Department of Social and Health Services The Washington…

  • Nov 20th, 2018

Kids perform ‘The Wind in the Willows’ on San Juan | Photos

From Nov. 15-18, 47 children, in grades K-6, performed the musical “The…

  • Nov 19th, 2018

Dance through the holidays with the San Juan Singers

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre Sometimes an idea takes on a…

  • Nov 19th, 2018

Learn about San Juan County data, demographics with EDC

Submitted by the EDC Need more data and information to make knowledgeable…

  • Nov 19th, 2018
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                                Auditor’s office employees Jo George and Oren Combs issue 2019 dog tag No. 1 to local canine Charley Goddu.

Meet Charley, the first San Juan County dog license recipient for 2019

Submitted by San Juan County Charley Goddu, a 10-year-old poodle mix, received…

  • Nov 18th, 2018
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                                Auditor’s office employees Jo George and Oren Combs issue 2019 dog tag No. 1 to local canine Charley Goddu.

Killer whale thriller hits bookstands

Submitted by Pendrell Sound Press “Lost Frequency, A Novel of Sound, Speed,…

  • Nov 17th, 2018
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                                Bystanders watch the tree lighting on Spring and Front Streets in 2015.

Tree lighting, holiday events on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Friday Harbor Winterfest starts…

  • Nov 16th, 2018
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                                Bystanders watch the tree lighting on Spring and Front Streets in 2015.
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San Juan grandma releases new album

Submitted by Rikki Swin Gramma Rikki is a real grandmother, composer, musician…

  • Nov 16th, 2018
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                                Wolf Hollow director Chanda Stone and volunteer Jerry McElyea with the award.

Wolf Hollow volunteer wins Finny award

Jerry McElyea, a Wolf Hollow volunteer, was recently awarded a Finney Award.…

  • Nov 16th, 2018
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                                Wolf Hollow director Chanda Stone and volunteer Jerry McElyea with the award.
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Paideia on San Juan sells Christmas trees

Submitted by Paideia Classical School Staff at Paideia Classical School are selling…

  • Nov 15th, 2018
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Shop for local crafts on San Juan for the holidays

On an island known for its residents’ self-resilience and unique charm, shopping…

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14th Annual Turkey Trot on San Juan

Submitted by organizers Join the 14th annual Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot on…

  • Nov 15th, 2018
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San Juans residents look to connect existing trails | Update

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article stated that adding Deer…

Island Stage Left presents ‘Slowgirl’ on San Juan

Submitted by Island Stage Left What’s hiding amidst the vines and fronds…

  • Nov 14th, 2018

Join Saturday Contra dance on San Juan

Submitted by organizers The third Saturday Contra dance is Saturday, Nov. 17,…

  • Nov 14th, 2018

Reading is a critical skill for success | Guest column

By Tom Owens If young students lag in reading skills, won’t they…

  • Nov 14th, 2018

Community Treasures celebrates 14 years on San Juan

Submitted by Community Treasures Celebrate 14 years at Community Treasures on Nov.…

  • Nov 13th, 2018

Join San Juan 4-H for more than cows and sows

Submitted by organizers More often than not, interested families say that they…

  • Nov 13th, 2018

FANS carnival returns Nov. 17 on San Juan

Submitted by organizers An annual carnival to fund the local parks and…

  • Nov 13th, 2018
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San Juan orca nonprofits receive donation from overseas campaign

After visiting the San Juans and seeing orcas for the first time…

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding

Youth bring ‘The Wind in the Willows’ to the San Juan Community Theatre

San Juan children are swapping the island’s foxes and black-tailed deer for…