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Say What?

The Salish Sea, pronounced say-leesh, is the location of the San Juan Islands. The Salish Sea, according to Wikipedia, includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and all their connecting channels and adjoining waters, …

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Planning a Labor Day Party

Labor Day weekend is the last big holiday of the summer and is a popular weekend for cookouts, weekend getaways and pool parties. To celebrate these last few days of summer, start planning a Labor Day party for your friends, …

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The San Juan County Fair

A once a year event, the San Juan County Fair brings back many nostalgic memories for islanders. The fairground is in Friday Harbor on Argyle, within a reasonable walk from the ferries. It starts with volunteer groups of parents and …

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Surprises on San Juan Island

This is the beginning of a series of blogs telling you more about things that you may not know about San Juan Island. This week’s topic is the first Sheep to Shawl that was held in our county. This event …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day this year I am posting ten reasons why I love San Juan Island, based on living here since 1977. OK, then, here are ten reasons in no particular order.
1. Dogs are appreciated: This is so true. …

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Vegetables and Fruit from Island Gardens

Locals love to grown their own fruit and vegetables and this year harvest is early due to the unseasonably warm weather we had this summer. There are several old standbys and some new edibles that people are growing in their …

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Off the Beaten Path Beaches

Visitors, have you ever wanted to visit a beach that wasn’t known to the general public, but a favorite with locals? Do you look down unpaved roads to discover where they might end up

San Juan Island hosts two National …

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A Trip to Shaw

Shaw Island is not like San Juan, Orcas or Lopez…it only has about 250 residents year round. But Shaw Island IS like San Juan, Orcas and Lopez because it is served by the Washington State Ferries. On Shaw, there is …

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