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                                Carolyn Jewett

San Juan County District Court judge to be sworn in

Submitted by San Juan County Everyone is welcome to attend the swearing-in…

  • Dec 27th, 2018
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                                Carolyn Jewett

San Juan islander starts cross-country ‘tea tour’

Islanders Guisepi Spadafora and his partner Ally Rugge traveled the United States…

Washington State Parks offers two free days in January

Submitted by WSP The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering…

  • Dec 26th, 2018

San Juan County attorneys recognized at annual bar lunch

Submitted by SJC Bar Association Barnaby Zall and Carla Higginson were presented…

  • Dec 25th, 2018
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Island Rec receives $15K in 2018 donations

Submitted by FANS This December, the donors of Families and Neighbors Support…

  • Dec 24th, 2018
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                                Majorie Walker created art on San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor breezeway features Marjorie Walker art

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor There is a new outdoor…

  • Dec 22nd, 2018
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                                Majorie Walker created art on San Juan Island.

Island Rec offers tennis lessons for adults

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is offering a session of intermediate…

  • Dec 20th, 2018

Island Stage Left cancels ‘Christmas Memories’ | Update

Editor’s note: Due to an illness, the show has been canceled. As…

San Juan Island Community Foundation awards $20K to local nonprofits

Submitted by San Juan Community Foundation The San Juan Island Community Foundation…

  • Dec 19th, 2018

Donate to return long-term senior care to San Juan Island

Submitted by Community Long-Term Care Options Task Force To address the crisis…

  • Dec 18th, 2018

Island Rec offers girls basketball league on San Juan

Submitted by Island Rec It is time to register for the Island…

  • Dec 18th, 2018

Island Carolers spread Christmas cheer for all of San Juan to hear

The holidays can pass in a blink of an eye — and…

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                                Lili Lyne.

Island Rec hires new recreation specialist

Submitted by Island Rec Lili Lyne is Island Rec’s new recreation specialist,…

  • Dec 17th, 2018
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                                Lili Lyne.

Comment on San Juan Islands National Monument

By Danielle Murray Conservation Lands Foundation When enjoying the San Juan Islands…

  • Dec 16th, 2018

Journal publisher is 2018 ‘Flat Person’ for Orcas Island Community Foundation

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation features a “flat person” as…

Knowledge worker network forming in San Juan County

Submitted by EDC The San Juan Economic Development Council is creating a…

  • Dec 16th, 2018
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                                Shelter volunteer Elizabeth Farr cuddles with dogs while reading in the new enrichment room.

Cuddle with Friday Harbor animal shelter pets in enrichment room

Submitted by Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Calling all couch potatoes.…

  • Dec 15th, 2018
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                                Shelter volunteer Elizabeth Farr cuddles with dogs while reading in the new enrichment room.
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Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor presents: Pet of the Week

Me: Youngish tabby girl. Love Fancy Feast, bird-watching, designer handbags, banana cream…

  • Dec 15th, 2018
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                                Sea Stars is comprised of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.

Acoustic band celebrates solstice at San Juan Island Grange

Submitted by event organizers For thousands of years, cultures all over the…

  • Dec 14th, 2018
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                                Sea Stars is comprised of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.

View public sculpture, work by local students, artists at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art View a public sculpture,…

  • Dec 14th, 2018

Animal shelter holds Dec. 16 clearance sale

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

  • Dec 13th, 2018
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                                The sick trumpeter swan.

Wolf Hollow staff treat swan with lead poisoning

Submitted by Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center After receiving a call about…

  • Dec 13th, 2018
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                                The sick trumpeter swan.

San Juan County holds second orcas workshop in Friday Harbor

Orca Community Workshop 2.0 brief update

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                                Fun at the theater’s holiday festival.

San Juan Community Theatre raises over $100K at holiday festival

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre held its…

  • Dec 11th, 2018
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                                Fun at the theater’s holiday festival.

Saint David’s hosts benefit Christmas concert

Submitted by St. David’s Episcopal Church A benefit Christmas concert will be…

  • Dec 10th, 2018

Things to do on San Juan Island through New Year’s Day | Calendar

Get into the holiday spirit with the following local festive events. To…

  • Dec 10th, 2018

Celebrate New Years with Island Rec, The Whale Museum

Submitted by Island Rec Join Island Rec and The Whale Museum for…

  • Dec 8th, 2018

Lions breathe new life in classic Friday Harbor Noel sign

Submitted by Lions The annual Noel sign is a San Juan Lions…

  • Dec 7th, 2018

Free plumbing basics training for San Juan islanders

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

  • Dec 7th, 2018
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Join a holiday extravaganza at Village at the Harbour

Submitted by Village at the Harbour Village at the Harbour, in conjunction…

  • Dec 7th, 2018
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                                This model of the sculpture is on display at town hall.

Watch artist create Friday Harbor’s newest sculpture

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss is…

  • Dec 7th, 2018
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                                This model of the sculpture is on display at town hall.

Friday Harbor Elementary School fundraises for new playground equipment | Update

Friday Harbor Elementary School students, parents and staff are putting in hard…

View ‘The Nutcracker’ with a San Juan Island twist

Submitted by the Salish Sea Youth Ballet This winter, the Salish Sea…

  • Dec 6th, 2018

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office shares winter boat safety tips

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Winter weather is upon…

  • Dec 6th, 2018

Artist turns ocean garbage into art at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Feeling small and helpless against the looming issue of global warming, April…

The Journal of the San Juan Islands presents Editorial Cartoon

Upcoming opportunities to shop local include the Old-fashioned Christmas Market at Brickworks…

  • Dec 4th, 2018
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Tree lighting kicks off holiday season on San Juan Island

Holiday excitement filled the air as islanders gathered around Memorial Park, at…

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San Juan Island Grange hosts flea market on Dec. 8

Submitted by SJI Grange Just in time to find that special gift…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018

Register for Whale Museum’s Marine Naturalist Training

Submitted by The Whale Museum Registration for The Whale Museum’s 2019 Spring…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018

Join season of giving by donating blood in the San Juans

Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season,…

  • Dec 2nd, 2018