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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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Skagit Valley College Offers GED Prep, English Classes

February 15, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Skagit Valley College Skagit Valley College Basic Education for Adults program is offering spring quarter classes for high school completion, GED Prep and English language acquisition Skagit Valley College’s Basic Education for Adults office, www.skagit.edu/beda, is continuing to offer services via remote delivery, as well as some in-person support offered by SVC BEdA faculty.  Continue Reading

Islands Ferries Routes On Severe Weather Schedules Through Monday

February 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm

From Washington State Ferries All routes, including the Anacortes/San Juan Island route, will remain on their severe weather schedules through the end of the sailing day on Monday, Feb. 15. The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will be running on its weekday severe weather schedule Monday. Travelers should continue to plan ahead and check the adjusted  Continue Reading

Lopez Vaccine Clinic Still On For Monday, Rescheduling Available

February 14, 2021 at 5:17 pm

From San Juan County The Lopez Island vaccine clinic on Monday, Feb. 15 is currently scheduled to be open. However, plans are being made so that those who cannot make it to the village on Monday will be able to receive their vaccination later in the week, likely on Thursday. Bottom line: no one should  Continue Reading

Center For Whale Research Presents Whale Love Stories

February 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

From the Center for Whale Research We asked Center for Whale Research members and supporters to share a short story about a special whale, encounter or friendship that developed from a shared passion for whales. We are very grateful to those who shared their stories. This is what they wrote (listing in the order that  Continue Reading

Celebrate OPALCO’s Completed Solar Array On Decatur

February 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

 From OPALCO Join OPALCO at noon, Feb. 24 on Zoom for a video tour of the energy co-op’s first community solar array on Decatur Island with a panel discussion and Q&A session. OPALCO installed a one-megawatt battery storage project to couple with their first community solar array on Decatur Island. This microgrid is the  Continue Reading

State Libraries Break Record For Online Checkouts In 2020

February 14, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library District helped the Washington Anytime Library surpass 1.7 million digital book checkouts in 2020 — an all-time record. This milestone affirms that more people are choosing eBooks, eAudiobooks and the convenience of online lending, particularly at a time when numerous libraries had to close due  Continue Reading

Shop, Eat Local This Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce It’s a three-day weekend and Valentine’s Day on Sunday. Usually, it is the winter big weekend for restaurants, inns and stores.   This year, that is not the case, but you can still help make the holiday the best possible under the circumstances.   Support businesses if  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth Brings Mobile Dental Clinic March 3-6

February 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Fish For Teeth We at Fish for Teeth are excited to announce our March dental clinic: March 3-6, at the Mullis Center on San Juan Island. Yes, four days! Fish For Teeth has received additional funding to sponsor a mobile dental van for four-day clinics on San Juan Island, four times a year. Due  Continue Reading

Nominate San Juans ‘Good Steward’

February 13, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Stewardship Network of the San Juans Why are recycle bins optimistic? Because they’re full of cans! This award season, let’s honor the ‘cans’ of the San Juans! The Oscars have nothing on the Finnies. Know someone who deserves to walk the stewardship red carpet? Nominate them for a Good Steward Award! The categories  Continue Reading

Two New COVID cases On Lopez, One On Orcas

February 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, Feb. 8, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 123 to 126. Two of these new cases are on Lopez Island and the third is on Orcas Island.     Approximately 43 close contacts of positive cases are currently in active quarantine. Orcas  Continue Reading

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