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“Grow Your Own Food” – helping island families garden

Submitted by the Joyce Soble Family Resource Center With so many unknowns…

  • Jun 6th, 2020
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Island Rec on Zoom

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is continuing to carry classes with…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Leadership San Juan Islands celebrates 16th graduating class

Submitted by Leadership San Juan Islands Leadership San Juan Islands is proud…

  • Jun 5th, 2020
Beware marine debris while boating

Beware marine debris while boating

Submitted by Sea Grant Washington With summer here it is more important…

  • Jun 5th, 2020
Beware marine debris while boating
Pilots association scholarship helps students soar

Pilots association scholarship helps students soar

Four students were awarded the John Volk Scholarship this year —Julian Brown…

Pilots association scholarship helps students soar
Black Lives Matter protest in Friday Harbor, June 5

Black Lives Matter protest in Friday Harbor, June 5

Submitted by event organizers Join your local community as it peacefully protests…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020
Black Lives Matter protest in Friday Harbor, June 5
Letter to the community from the superintendent

Letter to the community from the superintendent

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent The 2019-2020…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020
Letter to the community from the superintendent
Prepare for the annual playwrights festival

Prepare for the annual playwrights festival

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre This year has brought a…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020
Prepare for the annual playwrights festival
Residential and commercial burning closed

Residential and commercial burning closed

Submitted by San Juan County All permits issued for burning commercial or…

  • Jun 1st, 2020
Residential and commercial burning closed
How to reduce your waste impact during COVID-19 times

How to reduce your waste impact during COVID-19 times

Submitted by the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee In 2018, members…

  • May 29th, 2020
How to reduce your waste impact during COVID-19 times
Eba the Whale Dog. (Deborah Giles, UW Center for Conservation Biology)

Eba the whale dog on Disney Plus

Submitted by Deborah Giles See Eba the Whale Dog on Disney+’s new…

  • May 29th, 2020
Eba the Whale Dog. (Deborah Giles, UW Center for Conservation Biology)
Brendan Reiff, Malachi Cullen and Aiden Greene participate in a Youth Conservation Corpse beach clean-up at Jackson Beach in July 2019. (Contributed photo)

Ways to keep kids occupied this summer

Rumors of summer’s demise have been greatly exaggerated — there are still…

Brendan Reiff, Malachi Cullen and Aiden Greene participate in a Youth Conservation Corpse beach clean-up at Jackson Beach in July 2019. (Contributed photo)
Green boating in the San Juan Islands

Green boating in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans The 2020 boating season is…

  • May 27th, 2020
Green boating in the San Juan Islands

American Red Cross local update

Submitted by the American Red Cross, San Juan County Did you know…

  • May 27th, 2020
Town thanks Harbor Life Ring program donors

Town thanks Harbor Life Ring program donors

Submitted by The Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • May 27th, 2020
Town thanks Harbor Life Ring program donors
Library hosts online events

Library hosts online events

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phased reopening plan, the library is preparing to…

Library hosts online events
Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

Submitted by San Juan County Environmental Development Council The Washington State Department…

  • May 25th, 2020
Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”
Jaxon Paulsen

Island woodworkers build prototype of hospital bed

Dimitri Stankevich, executive director at Orcas Center and an emergency medical technician…

Jaxon Paulsen
San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging indefinitely

San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging indefinitely

Submitted by San Juan County On May 22, San Juan County Health…

  • May 22nd, 2020
San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging indefinitely

San Juan Equine and Farm Animal Emergency Fund

Submitted by Island Animal Haven Sanctuary With a generous grant from the…

  • May 21st, 2020
(Northwest Drone Works/Contributed photo)

Contractor encourages businesses to donate to local nonprofits

Submitted by Austin Reese Austin Reese, the 25-year-old owner of Bellingham-based Fly…

  • May 21st, 2020
(Northwest Drone Works/Contributed photo)
Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Team earns entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Team earns entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Submitted by Friday Harbor School District Last summer, the Friday Harbor High…

  • May 20th, 2020
Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Team earns entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Van Rooyen graduates college

Submitted by Western Governors University Rebekah Van Rooyen of Friday Harbor earned…

  • May 20th, 2020
New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’

New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As our weather warms and…

  • May 20th, 2020
New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’
COVID crisis brings islanders together

COVID crisis brings islanders together

Islanders uniting to assist fellow islanders have provided a bright spot during…

COVID crisis brings islanders together
From left to right, top row: Teacher-coach Sue Kareken; Nancy Wehner, first-grade and Jodie Wehner, second-grade. Bottom row: Coach Dena Royal and Ava Youngsman, second-grade. (Contributed photo)

Elementary school STEM team wins first place award

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Friday Harbor Elementary School students…

  • May 17th, 2020
From left to right, top row: Teacher-coach Sue Kareken; Nancy Wehner, first-grade and Jodie Wehner, second-grade. Bottom row: Coach Dena Royal and Ava Youngsman, second-grade. (Contributed photo)
Back to the wild – it’s a whole new outdoor recreation world

Back to the wild – it’s a whole new outdoor recreation world

Submitted by Wash. Department of Fish and Wildlife Exploring the outdoors feeds…

  • May 16th, 2020
Back to the wild – it’s a whole new outdoor recreation world
Fourth of July parade canceled

Fourth of July parade canceled

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The 2020 Fourth…

  • May 14th, 2020
Fourth of July parade canceled
From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ campaign update

From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ campaign update

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre On May 5, San Juan Community…

  • May 14th, 2020
From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ campaign update
Island Rec cancels in-person summer events

Island Rec cancels in-person summer events

Submitted by Island Recreation The San Juan Island Park and Recreation District…

  • May 14th, 2020
Island Rec cancels in-person summer events
Town sponsors another successful Spring Cleanup

Town sponsors another successful Spring Cleanup

Submitted by Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor helped…

  • May 13th, 2020
Town sponsors another successful Spring Cleanup
Finding the balance: community health and the local economy

Finding the balance: community health and the local economy

Submitted by San Juan County Tightrope walking is the terrifying skill of…

  • May 12th, 2020
Finding the balance: community health and the local economy
Pet of the Week | Oggie

Pet of the Week | Oggie

Submitted by Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Oggie is a very…

  • May 12th, 2020
Pet of the Week | Oggie
WSF advise limited travel

WSF advise limited travel

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries As a reminder, the Governor’s “Stay…

  • May 11th, 2020
WSF advise limited travel

A spotlight on San Juan County COVID-19 Response Team volunteers

Throughout the islands, people are stepping up in big ways to help…

Yellow Island remains closed due to COVID-19

Yellow Island remains closed due to COVID-19

Submitted by The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy has made the difficult…

  • May 11th, 2020
Yellow Island remains closed due to COVID-19
Scotch broom survey begins

Scotch broom survey begins

The Washington Invasive Species Council, state agencies and researchers are calling for…

  • May 8th, 2020
Scotch broom survey begins
Tide Bite: Boomerang to the San Juans

Tide Bite: Boomerang to the San Juans

Initially published in Friday Harbor Labs’ Tide Bite, by Alyssa Scott As…

  • May 7th, 2020
Tide Bite: Boomerang to the San Juans
Annual Studio Tour canceled

Annual Studio Tour canceled

Submitted by the San Juan Island Studio Tour Organizers The Organizers of…

  • May 6th, 2020
Annual Studio Tour canceled
Local business and high school team up to protect health care workers

Local business and high school team up to protect health care workers

A shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers during the COVID-19…

Local business and high school team up to protect health care workers