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Happy Mother's Day!

A memory of ‘Ma’

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am thinking not only of my own…

  • May 8th, 2021

 

A food book for its time

Submitted by Arlen Coiley I was born and raised on Lopez Island…

  • May 6th, 2021

 

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Sowing seeds of hope for survivors of sexual abuse

By SAFE San Juans SAFE San Juans is working together with the…

  • Apr 25th, 2021

 

San Juan County Land Bank

San Juan County Land Bank seeks community input

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank Got questions for Your…

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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Mobile Dental Clinic announces 2021 dates for San Juan County

Residents of San Juan County who don’t have dental insurance or who…

  • Apr 12th, 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.

Rena Priest named Washington State Poet Laureate

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

  • Apr 11th, 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.
<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

Editor’s note: The printed version of this article called the program in…

<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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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 6th, 2021
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Friends of Lopez Library seeks donations of used books for its Fourth of July sale

In anticipation of a Fourth of July Book Sale, the Friends of…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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Lopez author publishes children’s picture book about second chances

Submitted by Jan Crossen Lopez author Jan Crossen recently published her second…

  • Apr 5th, 2021
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San Juan County Land Bank

San Juan County Land Bank seeks community input

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank Got questions for Your…

  • Apr 1st, 2021
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‘Eating Locally and Seasonally: A Community Food Book for Lopez Island’

By Gigi Berardi Henning Sehmsdorf and Elizabeth Simpson’s “Eating Locally and Seasonally:…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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Lopez community scholarships available

Submitted by the Lopez Island Community Scholarship Foundation The Lopez Island Community…

  • Mar 29th, 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 28th, 2021
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Lopez Island Fire Chief Adam Bigby.

Lopez Fire Chief Bigby weighs in on water safety

Submitted by Philip Prud’homme Executive director, FLIP For many islanders, warmer weather…

  • Mar 25th, 2021
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Lopez Island Fire Chief Adam Bigby.
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Performance artist explores inner and outer space of pandemic isolation

Submitted by Nikyta Palmisani How has this year of pandemic been for…

  • Mar 24th, 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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Lopez Island Grange receives COVID relief grant

Submitted by the Lopez Island Grange The Lopez Island Grange recently received…

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
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Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Environmental Justice films now playing

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Are you ready to reduce single-use plastic in San Juan County?

Correction:The San Juan County Marine Resources Committee was inadvertently omitted from the…

  • Mar 18th, 2021
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Salish Sea Science Symposium: Implications of noise from navy aircraft for the Salish Sea and Olympic Region

Originally published by the Salish Sea Institute The San Juan County Marine…

  • Mar 12th, 2021
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Fritillaria affinis.

The Salish Seeds Project Spring Native Wildflower Sale

The San Juan County Land Bank is offering a rare opportunity to…

  • Mar 9th, 2021
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A sleek and handsome Otto, five days after his rescue.

One cat’s harrowing tale and dramatic rescue

He’d been gone 12 days — days on the island that had…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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A sleek and handsome Otto, five days after his rescue.

Food System Team forges ahead with work on Community Food Assessment

For the last 10 months, the San Juan County Food System Team…

  • Mar 8th, 2021
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Joshua Hoyt.

Spring Street International School’s lecture series presents Joshua Hoyt

Join Joshua Hoyt at 6 p.m. on March 16 for a discussion…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
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Joshua Hoyt.
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Film fest adventure and discovery films online March 1-15

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series presents Unbranded and The River and…

  • Mar 1st, 2021
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Fair seeks poster artists

After a flurry of flakes, it now feels as if spring is…

  • Feb 28th, 2021
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Hands-on trades course for kids

The Economic Development Council of San Juan County, in partnership with WSU…

  • Feb 27th, 2021
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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Bellingham and San Juan Islands Flotilla is offering three opportunities for boaters to take an online Washington State Basic Boater Education Course.

Three upcoming chances to take boater education courses

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Bellingham and San Juan Islands Flotilla is…

  • Feb 26th, 2021
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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Bellingham and San Juan Islands Flotilla is offering three opportunities for boaters to take an online Washington State Basic Boater Education Course.
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Online classes from Island Hospital

Submitted by Island Hospital Living better with diabetes Join registered dietitian and…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Leadership SJI hosts seminar on leadership and governance

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

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Usage at LSWDD doubles during pandemic

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Since the beginning of the…

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
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Mapping island makers with the San Juan Makers Guild and EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County Makers —…

  • Feb 22nd, 2021
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VGAL volunteer Liz Covert and former VGAL Program Coordinator Lenore Bayuk. (Contributed photo)

Guardian ad Litem | Helping families through difficult times

When a child has been removed from their home for suspected abuse,…

VGAL volunteer Liz Covert and former VGAL Program Coordinator Lenore Bayuk. (Contributed photo)
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Walk for Water fundraiser

by Laura Black Salmonberry School Salmonberry’s Cedars class of 6- to 9-year-olds…

  • Feb 20th, 2021
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The Finnies are coming

Submitted by Stewardship Network of the San Juan Islands Why are recycle…

  • Feb 19th, 2021
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SeaDoc Society’s new regional director, Leigh Ann Gilmer. (Contributed photo)

SeaDoc Society welcomes new regional director

Submitted by SeaDoc Society The SeaDoc Society has hired Leigh Ann Gilmer…

  • Feb 16th, 2021
SeaDoc Society’s new regional director, Leigh Ann Gilmer. (Contributed photo)
Ag Summit Banner.

2021 San Juan Islands Ag Summit goes virtual

Submitted by WSU Extension, San Juan County The 2021 San Juan Islands…

  • Feb 15th, 2021
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OPALCO to host meeting on Decatur Microgrid

Submitted by OPALCO The first local renewable microgrid is complete on Decatur…

  • Feb 14th, 2021
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