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Island Living

Have you ever thought how your life would be different if you lived on an island?

I am not talking just about obvious things, like ferries, no four lane freeways, and no McDonalds. My thoughts are more about how living …

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What Do Islanders Like about Spring?

Here are 10 of our Favorite Things

1. Little League Baseball starts. There is nothing cuter than seeing the T-Ball kids in their island business sponsored tee shirts and hats as they cautiously approach the ball.

2. The sunny days …

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Easter in the San Juans

It’s often said that Christmas is for kids. That is so true for the San Juans, where the time is always special for our younger Islanders.

But then no holiday is more a delight for children than our warming, flowering, …

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The Race to the Ferry

A Bit of Ferry History

For people living in the islands in the seventies, when we moved to San Juan, the ferry system was not something that was without surprises. Although islanders did not usually have a problem getting off …

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“World Class”

“World Class” It’s a much-used term, and not always accurate. But it happens to apply quite nicely and justifiably to our own San Juan Islands.

As residents, visitors and even arm-chair travelers know so well, that distinction begins with our …

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A Whale of a Place

Most people who visit the islands want to see the Orca whales. Films such as “Free Willie” have made children everywhere aware of the Orcas. The film was shot in part on Lopez Island. For the best whale watching, come …

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San Juan Island Library

No better way to welcome in a bright new year than to celebrate one of our Island treasures, the San Juan Island Library.

With so many devoted patrons, our Library is not really a hidden treasure, though its sheer range …

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Winter on the Island

Christmas is a special time for island families who follow island traditions with music, merriment, Santa and great gatherings with island friends. Earlier in this month there has been a visit from a time honored tradition, the lighted boat parade …

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Are you ready for winter?

Despite the beautiful weather, cold winter weather is just around the corner. Take time now and avoid costly problems later.

Winterize your home to help keep your fuel costs down. Insulation, caulking windows, adding outlet gaskets, weather stripping doors and …

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Autumn Is Upon Us

The colorful symphony of colors along the road might be enough for some visitors, but if you want to get outside of the car and feel the fall, here is where to go.

Mount Constitution on Orcas Island. Drive …

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