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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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Friday Harbor STEM Teacher Nominated for Presidential Award

June 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Award is the ‘Highest Honor’ in the Field   From San Juan Island School District Friday Harbor High School teacher Kevin Cullen has been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. The award is the highest honor for K-12 STEM teaching and bestowed through the U.S. government. STEM stands  Continue Reading

San Juan Theater, Art Museum Present Mini-Documentary on Island Ceramics Artist Paula West

June 8, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Community Theater San Juan Community Theater and San Juan Islands Museum of Art are pleased to present a joint production. Our two organizations have collaborated to produce a series of short documentaries highlighting local artists. Step into the studio of ceramic artist Paula West.   Merging function, craft, and art; her work  Continue Reading

Gilligans E-Bike Rental Shop Opens in Friday Harbor with ‘Three-Hour Tours’

June 7, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Friday Harbor welcomed the new business Gilligans Island Style E-Bike Rentals to the community last Thursday with a ribbon cutting. After purchasing a pair of E-Bikes for themselves, Jodie and Doug DeNure were hooked. They decided to  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Lodging Tax Awards to Focus on Tourism Activities Outside Summer

June 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications through Sept. 27 for grants to fund tourism promotion of events and activities taking place within the town in 2022. Preference will be given to those operations and activities that encourage tourists to visit during the shoulder  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Waives Fees From January 2016-December 2020

June 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Island Library In conjunction with our reopening on June 8, all San Juan Island Library patrons will receive COVID-Relief Amnesty for billed charges on patron accounts incurred between January 2016 and December 2020. All charges have been waived. In light of the financial and social impacts of the last year, the library  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Vacation Rental Forum Wednesday June 9

June 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Islands Community Network The number of vacation rentals in the San Juans has been a contentious issue in the county over the past few years. Letters to the Editor of local news outlets presented a divided community on the viability, use and number of vacation rentals throughout the islands. In an effort  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal Resigns After Arrest

June 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update The Friday Harbor Elementary School principal resigned after being arrested for suspicion of indecent exposure. Caspar van Haalen was taken into custody by San Juan County deputies May 23 and released, according to San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs. No charges have been brought against him. San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Tell Washington State Transportation Commission what Ferry Fares Should be by June 10

June 6, 2021 at 4:30 am

WSF Evergreen State enters Friday Harbor – SJ Update photo From the Washington State Transportation Commission The Washington State Transportation Commission is required to adjust ferry fares every two years and is seeking input from the public on fare increase alternatives. Visit wstc.wa.gov for more information about the alternatives being proposed and to leave your  Continue Reading

Food Kiosk Reopens at Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Cafe Remains Closed

June 6, 2021 at 4:00 am

From Washington State Ferries The Dockside food kiosk, located near the vehicle holding lanes in the Anacortes terminal, re-opened May 28 after being closed due to COVID-19. The kiosk will be open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily and offer a variety of prepackaged foods, coffee and other beverages. The café inside the terminal building will  Continue Reading

Check Out New San Juan Island Trails Website

June 5, 2021 at 5:10 pm

From Island Rec In honor of National Trails Day, which is June 5, check out the newly refreshed look of www.sanjuanislandtrails.org. Thank you to Treehouse Creative Digital Solutions for taking on this project, and the trails volunteers and community members who sent in photos of their favorite trails for the new site.   Island Rec  Continue Reading

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