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Gavin Flaum tags a Mount Baker runner in the Friday Harbor's victory last week over the Mounties. The Wolverines next host Sultan at 4:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Hartman Field. Matt Pranger photo 

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Speaker April 7 at SJIMA - PTSD: Making You Whole Again- From Her Heart

Speaker April 7 at SJIMA - PTSD: Making You Whole Again- From Her Heart

Sarah Blum who has worked with PTSD and trauma resolution in US military veterans will be...READ MORE

Imagine Convergence at Rosario Resort March 21-24

Imagine Convergence at Rosario Resort March 21-24

The Imagine Convergence takes place March 21-24 at Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. This gathering of...READ MORE

Orcas Island Lit Fest Day passes on sale now: Islanders get special discount until March 22

Orcas Island Lit Fest Day passes on sale now: Islanders get special discount until March 22

Day pass tickets go on sale today, March 19 for the 2nd annual Orcas Island Lit...READ MORE

Friday Harbor student is semi-finalist in National Geographic GeoBee; state finals March 29

Friday Harbor Elementary School fifth-grader Henry Jensen is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in...READ MORE

Orcas Island Lit Fest offers 2nd Annual free Kids' Fest

Orcas Island Lit Fest offers 2nd Annual free Kids' Fest

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), an annual celebration of literature and community in an inspiringly...READ MORE

Dimitri Stankevich joins Orcas Center as Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of Orcas Center selected Dimitri Stankevich  as Executive Director of Orcas Center...READ MORE

Tim Revercomb is FH APS Volunteer of the Month

Tim Revercomb is FH APS  Volunteer of the Month

Tim Revercomb, the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor, has named as the Volunteer of the...READ MORE

Larsen announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Larsen announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting high school-aged students who live in or attend school...READ MORE

Bahrych joins SJIMA Board and sponsors 2-week summer residency

Bahrych joins SJIMA Board and sponsors 2-week summer residency

Environmental attorney Lynn Bahrych of Shaw Island has joined the board of the San Juan Islands...READ MORE

San Juan Island Firefighters will take part in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

San Juan Island Firefighters will take part in Challenging  Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser On Saturday, February 23, 2019 from...READ MORE

Locally made film "High Note" streaming on Amazon Prime

Locally made film "High Note" streaming on Amazon Prime

"High Note", the award-winning film directed by David Gustafson and Jacob Royce Gustafson by is now...READ MORE

Tickets on sale for Friday Harbor Film Fest's Academy Award Celebration

Tickets on sale for Friday Harbor Film Fest's Academy Award Celebration

Celebrate the Oscar’s with the Friday Harbor Film Festival at the San Juan Island Yacht Club...READ MORE

Two ways to donate to funds set up to help Brandon Erickson's family

Two ways to donate to funds set up to help Brandon Erickson's family

A GoFundMe account has been set up so folks can help Brandon Erickson's family. Brandon died...READ MORE

New attorney hired by Friends of the San Juans

New attorney hired by Friends of the San Juans

PRESS RELEASE: Following a nationwide search for a transformative leader, Jennifer Barcelos has joined our team...READ MORE

Luz, an evening of Flamenco Feb 27 in Friday Harbor and Feb. 28 on Orcas Island

Luz, an evening of Flamenco Feb 27 in Friday Harbor and Feb. 28 on Orcas Island

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Luz, an evening of Flamenco, to the...READ MORE

Imagination. Talent. Insight. County Artists Exhibit at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Imagination. Talent. Insight. County Artists Exhibit at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Talent and imagination describe the art in the Sixth Annual Artists’ Registry Show at the San...READ MORE

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Vote for your favorite entry in WSF's Haiku contest by 12 noon…

Vote for your favorite entry in WSF's Haiku contest by 12 noon March 22

Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna chose three entries as finalists from 200 entered in Washington State Ferries Haiku contest. The one garnering the most votes will be declared the winner. Vote via WSF's Twitter page...

Full ferry service Friday afternoon as Elwha takes over for Tillikum

Washington State Ferries Tillikum will be replaced with the larger and faster Elwha sometime Friday afternoon, February 22.  There may be some delays, but this move will bring the route back to full capacity and help...

WSF Spring Schedule reservations open up 7 a.m. Feb. 12

WSF Spring Schedule reservations open up 7 a.m. Feb. 12

The opening of vehicle reservations for the upcoming Washington State Ferries spring schedule will be delayed two weeks due to upcoming unscheduled maintenance and pending vessel assignments for several ferries across the system. This includes some that...

Winter storms mean ferry travelers need patience

Winter storms mean ferry travelers need patience

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the region that will be in effect from Sunday, Feb. 10 through Monday, Feb. 11 and a winter storm watch from Monday afternoon...

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