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Hayley Day

Hayley Day has been a community journalist for over a decade. She has written for Pacific Northwest publications such as The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Salish Current and Haida Gwaii Observer. Before moving to San Juan Island, she wrote about culture and entertainment in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. View her work at www.HayleyDay.com.

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Four New COVID-19 Cases in San Juans

November 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

By San Juan County Four new positive COVID-19 test results have been reported for San Juan County, as of Nov. 9. Three of these cases are on San Juan Island, and one is on Lopez. Though investigations are ongoing, early results suggest that these cases are not related.

Pick Up Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 9, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Kevin Porter, Community Thanksgiving Dinner It is time for the 22nd San Juan Island Community Thanksgiving Dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26.  One would think that after 21 years of having a community dinner there would be no more surprises. At least until 2020 and COVID-19.   Unfortunately, we will not be able to spend Thanksgiving Day  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Volunteer of the Month

November 8, 2020 at 5:30 am

By APSFH The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Halley Byrne as November’s Volunteer of the Month. Halley can always be counted on for her positive attitude and cheery disposition. Currently, Halley helps the Medical Team in the surgical suite, where she assists in the recovery of surgical patients.

Severe Weather Shelter To Reopen

November 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Winnie Brumsickle, Coordinator, Friday Harbor Severe Weather Shelter Together with United Way of San Juan County and other supporters, “Out of the Cold” Friday Harbor Severe Weather Shelter will continue for another season. The shelter will provide overnight shelter to vulnerable people in Friday Harbor during periods of extremely cold weather, from about Nov.  Continue Reading

Letter: San Juan Hospital District Says Reject Hospice Sale

November 8, 2020 at 4:30 am

Members of San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 have each signed this letter regarding the potential sale of the Hospice of the Northwest. One copy is being sent to United General District 304 and the other to Skagit Regional Health. Dear Commissioners, We write to you as concerned citizens of San Juan County and  Continue Reading

Garage/Estate Sale on San Juan Island Saturday

November 7, 2020 at 10:51 am

Beth Helstien is having a sale until 4 p.m., today, Saturday, Nov. 7 at 25 Three Corner Lake Road on San Juan Island.  By Beth Helstien, San Juan Island This garage/estate sale includes 40 years of accumulation. Fishing: rods, reels, tackle boxes for freshwater and saltwater. Think of the salmon and trout and halibut and  Continue Reading

Spring Street International School Open House

November 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Spring Street International School We are hosting an open house on Nov. 12 from 6-7:30 pm. This is an opportunity to hear from our teachers, director of admissions and head of school to better understand Spring Street’s program, admissions process and financial aid.  Register here.  The schedule will be as follows:

PeaceHealth Earns Top Rating for Cardiothoracic Surgery

November 7, 2020 at 4:00 am

By PeaceHealth PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center located in Bellingham, Washington, has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in cardiothoracic surgery. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center among the elite for cardiothoracic surgery in  Continue Reading

Freezer Burned: The Ides of October

November 6, 2020 at 5:30 am

“FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Interior Alaska” is a regular column on the San Juan Update. By Steve Ulvi, San Juan Island Ducking through the plank door, coffee thermos dangling in hand, I paused to take in the sky while stretching my sore back and shoulders. Breathing deeply, I was invigorated by the brisk 55 degrees  Continue Reading

Join Library Board of Trustees

November 6, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan Island Library Love your library? Join the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees. The board is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on its five-member library board. This non-paid term of office spans from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2025, with eligibility for reappointment to another full five-year term. Recommendations  Continue Reading

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