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Center for Whale Research’s plea for donations during Washington’s GiveBig campaign

Originally published by the Center for Whale Research Help us reach our…

  • May 4th, 2021
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A stocked food distribution cabinet outside of Spring Street International School. From left to right, Spring Street students Julian Rich, Francis Black, Zach Stults, and Linnea Morris. (Contributed photo)

Spring Street students innovate to tackle local hunger

Submitted by Spring Street International School Island residents may be noticing decorated…

  • May 4th, 2021
A stocked food distribution cabinet outside of Spring Street International School. From left to right, Spring Street students Julian Rich, Francis Black, Zach Stults, and Linnea Morris. (Contributed photo)
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Bake sale fundraiser, May 8

Submitted by Clayton Banry Come on out to support San Juan Island’s…

  • May 3rd, 2021
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FHFF Director Series presents free mini-fest

Submitted by The Friday Harbor Film Festival For the month of May…

  • May 2nd, 2021
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Island Hospital offers free classes

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital, which runs a clinic on Orcas…

  • May 1st, 2021
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Welcome to the SJIMA Docent Tour Program

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art Many of you have…

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Photo of featured artist Becky Kilpatrick, courtesy of Paula West.

San Juan’s Artist Studio Tour returns

Following a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th annual…

Photo of featured artist Becky Kilpatrick, courtesy of Paula West.
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San Juan County Fair’s new Market Series

Submitted by San Juan County As part of the 2021 Virtual San…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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State resumes Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
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Pet of the Week | Annika

Name: Annika Age: Approx 1.5 years Sex: Female Breed: Domestic shorthair, tuxedo…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
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Sowing seeds of hope for survivors of sexual abuse

Submitted by SAFE San Juans SAFE San Juans is working together with…

  • Apr 22nd, 2021
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Coming soon: The Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Submitted by San Juan County mater Gardeners Healthy veggie starts and locally…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
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Mobile dental van returns May 5-8

Submitted by Fish for Teeth Islanders can receive affordable dental care, thanks…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Pet of the week | Morgana

Name: Morgana Age: Approximately 2 years Sex: Female Breed: Cattle dog mix…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Arthur Whiteley. (Kathleen Ballard Cowell photo)

20 years of creativity at the Whiteley Center | TideBite

By Kathleen Ballard Cowell Originally published by Friday Harbor Labs’ Tide Bite…

  • Apr 18th, 2021
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Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor gifts $5,000 to the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor The Joyce L. Sobel Family…

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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‘Beyond Hashtag Activism,’ a new book by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon New from San Juan author…

  • Apr 15th, 2021
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Pet of the week | Sorcerer

Name: Sorcerer Age: approximately 1-year-old Sex: Male Breed: Domestic shorthair, brown tabby…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Homes for Islanders hopes its farewell is only temporary

By Heather Spaudling Journal contributor Affordable housing in San Juan County was…

  • Apr 11th, 2021
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Stoddard and dog team just after day one of the race. (Photo courtesy of Julia Redington)

Friday Harbor’s rookie of the year

Friday Harbor High School graduate Chad Stoddard is a now renowned dog…

Stoddard and dog team just after day one of the race. (Photo courtesy of Julia Redington)
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Young volunteers pose with their garbage collecting bags during a previous Great Islands Cleanup.

Spring into action this Great Island Cleanup, April 24

Submitted by Mark Ingman Solid Waste Program Coordinator Have you ever noticed…

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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Young volunteers pose with their garbage collecting bags during a previous Great Islands Cleanup.
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Summer programs return to San Juan Community Theatre

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre is pleased…

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Local celebrities highlight Senior Nutrition Program by delivering Meals on Wheels

Submitted by the Mullis Center Throughout the month of March, resident celebrities…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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<strong>At left: </strong>Gail Richard, writer for Humans of the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo)
<strong>Right:</strong> Yuxweluton, Songhees Nation, Canada. (Steve Lustig/contributed photo)

Focusing on the Humans of the Salish Sea

While working in Christchurch, New Zealand, San Juan Island resident Gail Richard…

<strong>At left: </strong>Gail Richard, writer for Humans of the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo)
<strong>Right:</strong> Yuxweluton, Songhees Nation, Canada. (Steve Lustig/contributed photo)
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Mobile Dental Clinic announces 2021 dates for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Residents of San Juan County who don’t…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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SSIS Lecture Series presents Callie North

Submitted by Spring Street Int’l School Spring Street International School presents Callie…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Pet of the Week | Libby

Name: Libby Age: Approximately 5 years Sex: Female Breed: Mystery mix Origin:…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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Rena Priest, an American Book Award-winning poet and member of Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, is the first indigenous poet to be appointed Washington State Poet Laureate. (Contributed photo)

Rena Priest named Washington State Poet Laureate

Originally published by Washington State Arts Commission In conjunction with National Poetry…

  • Apr 5th, 2021
Rena Priest, an American Book Award-winning poet and member of Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, is the first indigenous poet to be appointed Washington State Poet Laureate. (Contributed photo)
A worker uses a chainsaw to cut woody debris into smaller pieces. (Contributed photo)

Power line clearing improves safety and forest health | CCC conservation burns begin on Orcas

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative OPALCO is clearing the right-of-way…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
A worker uses a chainsaw to cut woody debris into smaller pieces. (Contributed photo)
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Finished mosaic installed at Alchemy Art Center.

Alchemy Art Center and San Juan Island Sculpture Park collaborate on community art project

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center When Washington’s stay-at-home order went into effect…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Finished mosaic installed at Alchemy Art Center.
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Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Earth Day films begin April 1

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director…

  • Apr 1st, 2021
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Visit <a href="http://www.sjima-online.org" target="_blank">sjima-online.org</a> for artist information and a show preview. (Contributed photo)

Spring is in the air at SJIMA

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art Put a spring in…

  • Mar 31st, 2021
Visit <a href="http://www.sjima-online.org" target="_blank">sjima-online.org</a> for artist information and a show preview. (Contributed photo)
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San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association hosts special edition of the annual Easter Egg Hunt

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

  • Mar 30th, 2021
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Fish for Teeth Friday Fundraiser

Submitted by Fish for Teeth From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Peace Island Volunteer annual Easter basket sale canceled

Submitted by Peace Island Volunteers Upon the recommendation of the health department…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Restore the Earth, restore hope

Submitted by the Stewardship Network of the San Juans “Here we all…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Albert Strasser's “Afraid of the Light,” with illustrations by Roman artist Flavia Sorrentino, was released this winter and is available now at island bookstores and online. (Contributed photo)

Long-time islander releases children’s book about facing your fears

Albert Strasser was inspired to write a children’s book while living in…

Albert Strasser's “Afraid of the Light,” with illustrations by Roman artist Flavia Sorrentino, was released this winter and is available now at island bookstores and online. (Contributed photo)
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Island orgs unite to create Nourish to Flourish

Submitted by Eileen Frazer Nourish to Flourish is a coalition dedicated to…

  • Mar 26th, 2021
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EDC’s hire local virtual job fair March 31

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

  • Mar 25th, 2021
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San Juan County launches new website

Originally published by San Juan County San Juan County is excited to…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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