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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.
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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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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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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San Juan County Land Bank

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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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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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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Registration is now open for spring marine naturalist training virtual program

Submitted by The Whale Museum Back by popular demand, registration is now…

  • Dec 31st, 2020
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Maggie Schmidt with husband Lucian and their son.

Horses, farming and friendships

By Heather Spaulding Weekly contributor With their soulful eyes and graceful gallop,…

  • Dec 29th, 2020
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Maggie Schmidt with husband Lucian and their son.
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‘The land we stand on’ with Russel Barsh

The islands may be marketed as pristine and untouched by human hands,…

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Fossil Free by ‘33: One year closer

Submitted by Ande Finley On December 5th, Transition Lopez Island hosted “Continuing…

  • Dec 26th, 2020
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Community Shakespeare presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

Submitted by Tracey Cottingham Lopez Island Community Shakespeare Company Costume Director Don’t…

  • Dec 24th, 2020
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Adam Bigby.

Adam Bigby is next Fire Chief

Submitted by Lopez Island Fire and EMS Department It is with great…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
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Masketeer Angie Morrison.

Masketeers: Sew for one and sew for all

You don’t need a mask to keep from catching the virus of…

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Reef Island.

The San Juan Preservation Trust acquires Reef Island

17-acre island near Deer Harbor with a mile of shoreline habitat is now permanently conserved

  • Dec 20th, 2020
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Reef Island.
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New gift book celebrates Lopez Island Sheriff’s Log

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center Local headlines come and go,…

  • Dec 19th, 2020
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Honoring the founding board of Creaky Yoga

Submitted by Nikyta Palmisani Lopez Island is home to many mindful and…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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FHFF Director Series presents Bristol Bay Trilogy, Dec. 14-31

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

  • Dec 17th, 2020
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Lopez Chamber seeks executive director

Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director.…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
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The annual “Home for the Holidays” show will be held online Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. on www.OrcasCenter.org.

‘Home for the Holidays’ – a special online musical event

Submitted by Orcas Center Never has the phrase “Home for the Holidays”…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
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The annual “Home for the Holidays” show will be held online Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. on www.OrcasCenter.org.
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LIFRC’s Holiday Spirit of Giving Program celebrates 20 years

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center Twenty years ago, the first…

  • Dec 14th, 2020
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Little boy aged 6 swimming underwater. The boy is smiling at the camera showing thumbs up.

Jump in and help build the Community Swim Center

The nonprofit community Swim Center, open to all San Juan County islanders and visitors, gets closer to construction with its end-of-year $125,000 challenge.

  • Dec 12th, 2020
Little boy aged 6 swimming underwater. The boy is smiling at the camera showing thumbs up.