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About 200 islanders gathered last night in a peaceful protest on the Courthouse lawn in Friday Harbor. Janet Thomas photo

Twenty-five banners with portraits of San Juan Island graduating seniors are on display throughout downtown Friday Harbor. Virtual graduation June 6. Sharon Kivisto


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WSF reminds riders of travel restrictions

WSF reminds riders of travel restrictions

Washington State Ferries reminds everyone that Governor Inslee's  Stay Home, Stay Healthy emergency order is still in effect and the importance of social distancing  while traveling.   Customers are advised to limit travel on ferries to essential...

New ferry fares begin May 1

New ferry fares begin May 1

Several fare changes for Washington State Ferries will go into effect beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. The annual peak season surcharge for single vehicle fares is scheduled to begin. Peak season runs from May 1 through September...

Ferry reservations now available for travel April 26 - June 20

Ferry reservations now available for travel April 26 - June 20

Washington State Ferries Anacortes/San Juan Islands route is scheduled to be restored to its regular winter season sailing schedule starting Sunday, April 26, 2020. The route has been on a reduced sailing schedule since April 10...

Ferry reservations for summer postponed

Ferry reservations for summer postponed

Washington State Ferries is postponing its two-month advance release of vehicle reservations on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

WSF extends winter sailing schedules through June 20 due to lower demand

WSF extends winter sailing schedules through June 20 due to lower demand

As part of the state’s response to COVID-19, all state ferries will continue to operate on their winter sailing schedules through at least June 20. Washington State Ferries’ (WSF) spring season, which includes increased service on...

WSF reducing Anacortes/San Juans route to 3 boats temporarily; Reservations suspended through…

WSF reducing Anacortes/San Juans route to 3 boats temporarily; Reservations suspended through April 25

Washington State Ferries is temporarily reducing service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route beginning on Friday, April 10, due to the M/V Samish being out of service due to needed rudder repairs. Until further notice, the route...

Updates from WSF - Sounding whistles, new procedure with credit cards, first…

Updates from WSF - Sounding whistles, new procedure with credit cards, first in series about workers

Amy Scarton Assistant Secretary, WSDOT/Ferries Division wrote about supporting the front line workers, enabling riders to self-swipe credit cards, featured employees. 

April 9: Samish out of service, some morning sailings cancelled; Chelan takes…

April 9: Samish out of service, some morning sailings cancelled; Chelan takes over in the afternoon

Washington State Ferries Bulletin: For Thursday, April 9, the M/V Samish remains out of service due to a bow rudder issue.  This cancels the following vessel #1 sailings:

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Peaceful protest in Friday Harbor

Peaceful protest in Friday Harbor

About 200 islanders gathered on the Courthouse lawn Monday evening, June 1 in Friday Harbor exactly...READ MORE

Memorial Day ceremony in Friday Harbor

Memorial Day ceremony in Friday Harbor

Memorial Day 2020 was vastly different than the usual observances in Friday Harbor. Due to the...READ MORE

16th Leadership San Juan Islands class graduated May 15

16th Leadership San Juan Islands class graduated May 15

  A dozen graduates have completed Leadership San Juan, an 11-day professional development program in the San Juan...READ MORE

New free little library recognizes Serendipity Books and its owners

New free little library recognizes Serendipity Books and its owners

Friday Harbor's latest Free Little Library is at the Post Office, dedicated to Serendipity Books and...READ MORE

San Juan EDC hosts weekly Community Conversations beginning May 20

San Juan EDC hosts weekly Community Conversations beginning May 20

San Juan County Economic Development Council invites all residents of the county to a weekly Community...READ MORE

Updated: 3.0 magnitude quake NW San Juan Island

Updated: 3.0 magnitude quake NW San Juan Island

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 1:15 am 10 km northwest of Friday Harbor on May...READ MORE

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival runs through May 23

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival runs through May 23

Friday Harbor Film Festival in cooperation with Bullfrog Communities presents a Virtual Film Festival of climate-change-related...READ MORE

No parade or games but there will be FIREWORKS in Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor

No parade or games but there will be FIREWORKS in Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor

The good news - there will be fireworks at Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor on the...READ MORE

Help available from the San Juan Equine and Farm Animal Emergency Fund

Help available from the San Juan Equine and Farm Animal Emergency Fund

With a generous grant from the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Island Haven Animal Sanctuary has...READ MORE

Essentially an Islander: Taylor Clark

 This interview, by Janet Thomas, with King's Market Manager Taylor Clark is the fourth in a...READ MORE

Lopez Island 4th of July Fireworks canceled for 2020

Lopez Island 4th of July Fireworks canceled for 2020

The world famous Lopez Island Community Fireworks display will not take place in 2020 due to...READ MORE

Updated: Griffin Bay Bookstore phone ordering tips

Updated: Griffin Bay Bookstore phone ordering tips

Griffin Bay Bookstore sent in an update to the information previously posted about how they are...READ MORE

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