The Island Guardain
Locally Owned & Operated
360-378-4900 - PO Box 38, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
The Island Guardian is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists

Washington - The Second Best State for Life Expectancy


Factor in no income tax and the fact that the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the US, and it is easy to see why those who live in Washington live so long.

A Christmas Rock

Manger scene painted on the rock as designed by Michelle’s Loftus and Virelinda Foster and helped by Rami Amaro and Elaine Mason.

November 2023 "Volunteer of the Month" San Juan Island

Peggy Beller

The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor is pleased to announce Peggy Beller as the APS-FH Volunteer of the Month for November 2023.

Volunteer of the Month Peggy BellerPeggy pictured with her two dogs, Mojo and Emo, at our Treasure Hounds location.

Art for Orcas Kids Art Classes Selected to make Governor's Mansion Holiday Ornaments

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[Eastsound, WA] – [11/11/23] – Art for Orcas Kids (A*OK), a program of the Orcas Island Education Foundation, is thrilled to announce its Orcas Island School District Middle School art classes' selection to craft unique holiday ornaments for the 2023 Governor's Mansion tree.

The opportunity arose as art classes statewide were invited to contribute ornaments for the Governor's Mansion holiday tree, themed "favorite sports" by First Lady, Mrs. Inslee. The K-12 student-created ornaments will grace the mansion throughout the holiday season.