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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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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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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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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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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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Online classes from Island Hospital

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

  • Feb 24th, 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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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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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)
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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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Washington Anytime Library surpasses 1.7 million eBook and eAudiobook checkouts in 2020

Submitted by San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library District…

  • Feb 12th, 2021
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Estimating the benefits of an early warning system for harmful algal blooms

Agencies receive federal funding to quantify SoundToxins impact.

  • Feb 12th, 2021
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Licensed Midwife and owner of San Juan Midwifery, Blythe Parker looks forward to offering holistic midwifery care and more birthing options to islanders. Contributed photo

Midwifery experiences a rebirth

Keepers of normal birth. That’s how Blythe Parker, the San Juan Islands’…

  • Feb 11th, 2021
Licensed Midwife and owner of San Juan Midwifery, Blythe Parker looks forward to offering holistic midwifery care and more birthing options to islanders. Contributed photo
Patos Island Lighthouse, Sept. 2017. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

New book focus on history of Patos Island Lighthouse

Submitted by Arcadia Publishing Since 1893, a light has been shining from…

  • Feb 11th, 2021
Patos Island Lighthouse, Sept. 2017. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Island Hospital online classes

Submitted by Island Hospital Swallow Screening Concerned about your swallow? Determine if…

  • Feb 10th, 2021
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Wolf Hollow to receive new roof

Submitted by Wolf Hollow Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center announced on Feb.…

  • Feb 9th, 2021
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It takes a village to rescue a beloved lost pooch

By Stephanie Vallejo, Lopez Island Caregiver The saga of the rescue of…

  • Feb 9th, 2021
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‘In Search of the Great Song’ Q&A livestreaming Feb. 12

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival You’ve begun to watch the trilogy,…

  • Feb 8th, 2021
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Above: Alex Frix is San Juan County’s newest public defender.

Meet San Juan County’s new public defender: Alex Frix

By Heather Spaulding Sounder contributor The bedrock of the United States legal…

  • Feb 7th, 2021
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Above: Alex Frix is San Juan County’s newest public defender.
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Free online classes at Island Hospital

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital is hosting classes on Medicare, memory…

  • Feb 4th, 2021
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Shaw Store front.

Effort to save the Shaw Store gains momentum

Submitted by the Save the Shaw Store Board of Directors Dear friends…

  • Feb 2nd, 2021
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The Shaw Store in the 1930s, before the upstairs was converted into an apartment. Photograph used with permission from the Shaw Island Historical Society.

A little store with a big heart

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article had misspelled Anne Frances…

  • Feb 5th, 2021
The Shaw Store in the 1930s, before the upstairs was converted into an apartment. Photograph used with permission from the Shaw Island Historical Society.
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Growing community: Preserving farmland plus co-housing equals agrivillage

Submitted by Susan Atkinson Agriculture is big business in Washington, generating over…

  • Feb 1st, 2021
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‘In Search of the Great Song’ trilogy next in Director Series

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

  • Jan 26th, 2021
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Carl Jones.

Meet a Lopezian : Carl Jones

By Lynn Thompson Special to the Weekly What Would Carl Do? In…

  • Jan 24th, 2021
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Early camping reservations for residents

Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair San Juan County Parks…

  • Jan 20th, 2021
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How to Grow Great Veggies – free webinars

Submitted by WSU Master Gardener Program Please join the San Juan County…

  • Jan 14th, 2021
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Land Bank Commission Meeting, Jan. 15

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County Land…

  • Jan 14th, 2021
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Island Hospital Foundation hosts COVID-19 vaccine executive community briefing

Submitted by Island Hospital The Island Hospital Foundation and Island Hospital are…

  • Jan 13th, 2021
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San Juan County 4-H offers We Connect Global Citizenship Project

Submitted by WSU Extension San Juan County 4-H, Jefferson County 4-H, Kitsap…

  • Jan 13th, 2021
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Island Hospital offers Doc Talk on Healthy Sleep Habits

Submitted by Island Hospital Join Dr. Reyna, Medical Director of the Island…

  • Jan 12th, 2021
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Makerspaces and ‘Closing the Loop’

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County Islanders interested…

  • Jan 12th, 2021
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Island Hospital offers Mental Health Webinar

Submitted by Island Hospital Join Dr. Hammer, a psychiatrist at Island Hospital…

  • Jan 11th, 2021
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Cranium of 14,000 year old Bison antiquus from Ayer Pond, Orcas Island, Salish Sea. Source: Kenady et al. 2010 (in press)

PBS features ‘Bison antiquus’ found on Orcas Island

Submitted by the Orcas Island Historical Museums The story may be familiar…

  • Jan 5th, 2021
Cranium of 14,000 year old Bison antiquus from Ayer Pond, Orcas Island, Salish Sea. Source: Kenady et al. 2010 (in press)
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Need a lift? Island Rides is there to help

Submitted by Island Rides When San Juan Island’s Concours d’Elegance was canceled…

  • Jan 4th, 2021
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