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Welcome back John Fyrqvist, Island Rec's new Recreation Specialist

Welcome back John  Fyrqvist, Island Rec's new Recreation Specialist

John Fyrqvist is the new Recreation Specialist at Island Rec on San Juan Island. Fyrqvist will...READ MORE

From Sea to Not-So-Shining Sea

From Sea to Not-So-Shining Sea

Filmmaker and environmental activist, Peter Jay Brown, who is currently living and working on his boat...READ MORE

August 10 Book signing for Julie Corey's "Islands Heartbeats"

August 10 Book signing for Julie Corey's "Islands Heartbeats"

Julie Corey of San Juan Island will be having a book signing from 1 to 5...READ MORE

Stavers takes 2nd place in his age group in Washington State Senior (Masters) Games

Stavers takes 2nd place in his age group in Washington State Senior (Masters) Games

  Bob Stavers, a San Juan Island resident and avid cyclist, took second place in the Washington...READ MORE

UPDATE: Local artist Susan Williams wins three Awards at Anacortes Art Festival

UPDATE: Local artist Susan Williams wins three Awards at Anacortes Art Festival

Months ago San Juan Island artist Susan Williams submitted three photos of her work to the...READ MORE

Waiting for a hood from Texas; Mi Casita plans to reopen ASAP

Mi Casita will be back.  We are not on vacation. You may have noticed that sadly...READ MORE

Entries open for László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award

Entries open for László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award

Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking entries into the 2019 competition for the László Pal Emerging...READ MORE

Progress on baseball field at Linde Community Park

Progress on baseball field at Linde Community Park

Work is progressing on the baseball field at the John O. Linde Community Park. With the...READ MORE

Carol Whalen battling meningitis; ways to help

Carol Whalen battling meningitis; ways to help

 Carol Whalen needs fellow islanders help battling a severe case of bacterial meningitis. Beyond the infection...READ MORE

Statement from the Mullis Center Executive Committee

Statement from the Mullis Center Executive Committee

We have a duty to provide a safe and peaceful environment in our building and on...READ MORE

Debbie Lawson has a home of her own in Friday Harbor

Debbie Lawson has a home of her own in Friday Harbor

San Juan Community Trust's Sun RIse Neighborhood welcomed a new homeowner last week - long-time islander...READ MORE

New Slideshow posted of Friday Harbor 4th of July parade; winners announced

New Slideshow posted of Friday Harbor 4th of July parade; winners announced

There were stars a plenty in the 2019 Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor. The ...READ MORE

Pledge reinstated at Senior Center in Friday Harbor after "credible threats of violence"

Pledge reinstated at Senior Center in Friday Harbor after "credible threats of violence"

  Citing "credible threats of violence", Steve Schubert, the acting chair of the Mullis  Center operating committee...READ MORE

San Juan Island Lions fund aluminum photo boards at Jacksons Beach

San Juan Island Lions fund aluminum photo boards at Jacksons Beach

The San Juan Island Lions Club gave a $1,000 grant to Lion Stacy Smith to produce...READ MORE

Tide Bites: A Director's Farewell

Tide Bites: A Director's Farewell

Friday Harbor Laboratories Director Billie J. Swalla’s connection with FHL has spanned several decades. She moved...READ MORE

San Juan Island Women’s Fund awards $235K over 16 years

San Juan Island Women’s Fund awards $235K over 16 years

The San Juan Island Women’s Fund members voted to award $5,000 to four local nonprofits during...READ MORE

Ferries

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WSF works with Fair to create new plan for livestock travel on…

WSF works with Fair to create new plan for livestock travel on August 17

On the final Saturday night of last year’s San Juan County Fair, there was a problem at Washington State Ferries Friday Harbor terminal. An unusually high  number of vehicles with livestock had shown up  for the...

Samish ferry back in service - Saturday, August 10

Samish ferry back in service - Saturday, August 10

Washington State Ferries Samish returned to service with the 9:05 a.m. sailing out of Anacortes. Earlier sailings on Saturday, August 10 had been cancelled due to a mechanical problem. File photo of Samish at Friday Harbor terminal.

WSTC approved ferry fare increases go into effect Oct. 1 and May…

WSTC approved ferry fare increases go into effect Oct. 1 and May 1; no decision yet on increase to no-show fees

The Washington State Legislature's recently passed two-year state budget required $407 million in revenue from Washington State Ferries by June 30, 2021. The Washington State Transportation Commission adopted increases to the  current fares at its August 6...

Aug. 11: Additional Orcas Island sailing for Doe Bay Fest

The annual Doe Bay Fest will bring heavy ferry traffic to and from Orcas Island through the weekend of August 9-11. If you plan to attend the grassroots music festival, vehicle reservations are highly recommended, but...

Sports and Recreation

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