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Astronauts to speak at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Astronauts to speak at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? Now is your opportunity to...READ MORE

San Juan Garden Club presents Bulb Class and Sale in Friday Harbor on Nov. 9

San Juan Garden Club presents Bulb Class and Sale in Friday Harbor on Nov. 9

San Juan Island Garden Club is hosting a Bulb Talk and Sale at from 9 to...READ MORE

Welcome Island Rec's new After-school Program Manager

Welcome Island Rec's new After-school Program Manager

Douglas Archuleta is joining the Island Rec team as the new after-school Program Manager. He will...READ MORE

Rande Cook will speak at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Rande Cook will speak at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Renowned First Nations carver and multimedia artist Rande Cook will participate in the Friday Harbor Film...READ MORE

Interested in participating in Mullis Center Holiday Artisan Craft Fair?

Attention Local Artisans and Vendors: The Mullis Center is now accepting vendor applications for their annual...READ MORE

Keynote address by Debra Prinzing of the “Slow Flowers” Movement highlights Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop in Friday Harbor

Keynote address by Debra Prinzing of the “Slow Flowers” Movement highlights Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop in Friday Harbor

“Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, from the Field to your Vase,” is the keynote address by...READ MORE

Gaydos to receive Friday Harbor Film Fest's Local Hero Award

Gaydos to receive Friday Harbor Film Fest's Local Hero Award

Joe Gaydos of Orcas Island will receive Friday Harbor Film Festival's 2019 Local Hero Award for...READ MORE

Jeannetta Noland Friday Harbor APS Volunteer of the Month

Jeannetta Noland Friday Harbor APS Volunteer of the Month

Jeannetta Noland was named the Volunteer of the Month of September for the Animal Protection Society...READ MORE

Ferries

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Kaleetan back in service; reservations not in force Oct. 17

Kaleetan back in service; reservations not in force Oct. 17

For Thursday, October 17, Washington State Ferries has relaxed the existing vehicle reservations for all routes and no-show fees will not be charged due to earlier cancellations and current vessel delays. New reservations will be unavailable...

WS Ferries implements Whale Report Alert System to help protect…

WS Ferries implements  Whale Report Alert System  to help protect marine life

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries has initiated use of a whale alert app and web-based system this week that will provide ferry captains more accurate and updated location information for southern resident orcas and other whales...

WSF sailings to B.C. canceled Nov. 12 to Dec. 8

WSF sailings to B.C. canceled Nov. 12 to Dec. 8

Beginning Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, December 8, 2019 international service between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C. is cancelled due to required maintenance on both vessels in Washington State Ferries fleet fleet certified to run international service to...

Enter WSF's Twitter photo contest Sept. 30 - Oct. 4

Enter WSF's Twitter photo contest Sept. 30 - Oct. 4

Want to see one of your ferry photos on the cover of the  Washington State Ferries 2020 winter schedule? Enter WSF's Twitter photo contest. Follow @wsferries on Twitter, and post your photo between 12 noon Monday...

Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 29

Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 29

Fall sailing schedule starts Sunday, Sept. 29 Washington State Ferries switches to the Fall schedule on Sunday, September 29. It will end on January 4, 2020. This means islanders will be able to celebrate the New...

Peak season surcharge ends Sept. 30; new fares in effect October 1

Peak season surcharge ends Sept. 30; new fares in effect October 1

The peak season surcharge for Washington State Ferries (WSF) fares ends on September 30.  On Tuesday, October 1, single vehicle fares will return to their non-peak rates. Passenger fares and multi-ride products are not affected by the...

Want to be Writer in Residence on the Inter Island ferry?

Want to be  Writer in Residence on the Inter Island ferry?

Writer-in-residence on San Juan Islands interisland route Love to write in a scenic environment? WSF's first Writer-in-Residence Iris Graville is looking for someone to continue her role on the San Juan Islands interisland ferry. She took...

Sept. 22: Motorcyclists should make ferry reservations for Annual Oyster Run

The Annual Oyster Run motorcycle rally occurs this Sunday, Sept 22 in Anacortes. Travelers can expect large volumes of motorcycles and potential loading delays throughout the weekend. In Anacortes, Friday Harbor, and Orcas Island, motorcyclists are...

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