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Post Office workers Yvonne, left, and Jenna display the Easter baskets they purchased from the Peace Island Volunteers. The annual fundraising event that benefits Peace Island Medical Center was cancelled this year but the PIV volunteers already made some baskets. If interested in a purchasing a basket, please email: peaceislandvolunteers@rockisland.com. Matt Pranger photo

Orcas Island eighth-grader Moose Kinsey created this comic.


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Start of Spring Ferry Schedule moved to April 25

Start of Spring Ferry Schedule moved to April 25

SEATTLE – As part of the state’s response to COVID-19, all state ferries will remain operating on their winter sailing schedules through at least April 25. Washington State Ferries’ spring season, which includes increased service on...

WSF: All tickets now available for purchase online

To better protect our customers and employees against the spread of COVID-19, Washington State Ferries encourages all customers to purchase their tickets in advance online. Pre-purchasing tickets minimizes the amount of contact and money exchange that...

WSF offering ticket refunds and suspending no-show fees

While WSF cannot extend the 90-day period for tickets and travel passes, customers who are unable to use tickets or travel passes because of COVID-19 concerns may be eligible for a refund for the unused portion...

No ferry service to Sidney for a while as Canadian border is…

No ferry service to Sidney for a while as Canadian border is closed

ANACORTES – Resumption of Washington State Ferries’ service between the U.S. and Canada has been pushed back to at least April 28, 2020. The suspension of the route serving Anacortes, and Sidney, British Columbia, comes as a...

Get ready for construction of a roundabout near Anacortes terminal

Get ready for construction of a roundabout near Anacortes terminal

Plan for possible travel delays into or out of Washington State Ferries  Anacortes terminal starting next week. On Monday, March 16, 2020 the city of Anacortes will start roundabout construction work on State Route 20 Spur/Oakes...

Social distancing aboard WSF ferries

Social distancing aboard WSF ferries

MESSAGE FROM AMY SCARTON of WSF: In the wake of the governor’s recent COVID-19 restrictions, I want to share what we’re doing to help slow the spread of the virus. First off, we will continue to...

Deadline March 13 to enter 3rd Annual WSF haiku contest

Deadline March 13 to enter 3rd Annual WSF haiku contest

Washington State Ferries Third Annual Haiku contest submission deadline is 12 noon Friday, March 13. WSF is looking for a traditional haiku about the Washington State Ferries experience to be on the cover of the Summer...

Washington State Ferries' response to COVID-19

Washington State Ferries' response to COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE: As the third largest transit provider in the State of Washington, Washington State Ferries is taking a number of steps to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and keep our facilities...

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Alchemy Art Center creates opportunities for Creativity at Home

Just because we can’t gather in person, doesn’t mean we can’t connect through art! In lieu of...READ MORE

From Award-Winning Whiskey to Critical Sanitizer

From Award-Winning Whiskey to Critical Sanitizer

Orcas Island resident, Charles West, was experiencing post-retirement blues when his family gifted him with a...READ MORE

Tyler Roberts: We've Got This, America"

Tyler Roberts: We've Got This, America"

Friday Harbor's own Tyler Roberts stars in  the video WE GOT THIS, AMERICA. In the face of...READ MORE

A letter about the situation in Europe from an Islander in France

A letter about the situation in Europe from an Islander in France

Hello! I am a resident of San Juan County. I grew up on one of the small...READ MORE

Online fundraiser for Jo George

Jo George suffered a rare spinal stroke on Valentine's Day and was medevaced to the mainland...READ MORE

Roche Harbor Salmon Classic winner nets wife a memorable Valentine’s gift

Roche Harbor Salmon Classic winner nets wife a memorable Valentine’s gift

Jason Squibb isn’t in trouble for fishing instead of spending Valentine’s Day with his wife Krista...READ MORE

San Juan Island Firefighters to participate in challenging fundraiser to fight leukemia and lymphoma

San Juan Island Firefighters to participate in challenging  fundraiser to fight leukemia and lymphoma

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA --  Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 2 to 5...READ MORE

First surgeries take place at Friday Harbor APS

First surgeries take place at Friday Harbor APS

APS-Friday Harbor held its first surgeries in the shelter’s newly completed Surgical Suite on Tuesday, February...READ MORE

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