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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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Sculpture of Friday Harbor Founder Complete

October 5, 2020 at 9:02 am

A life-size bronze statue of town founder Edward D. Warbass and his companion, Bob, was added to the town’s public art collection this week. The piece by northwest artist Gareth Curtiss has been installed at the First Street entrance to Sunshine Alley as part of the town’s Sunshine Alley Design Plan. Warbass is one of  Continue Reading

Community Foundation Funds Free Flu Shots

October 4, 2020 at 5:46 am

Supporting the health of our most vulnerable neighbors during COVID-19 is critical as we enter the winter months on San Juan Island. To help reduce the risk of influenza, SJICF recently granted $15k to help fund flu vaccinations for residents who could not otherwise afford one. The grant funds were awarded in late September to  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Town Scarecrow Contest

October 3, 2020 at 10:10 am

Are you looking for a fun fall activity for your family? Your friends? Your neighborhood? Your organization? Your business? The Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a SCARECROW CONTEST for the month of October. Registration is open from October 1-15 (free).  The Scarecrows will be displayed from  Continue Reading

Assessor Change of Value Notices On The Way

October 3, 2020 at 10:08 am

The Assessor’s Office mailed the 2020 Change of Value Notices on October 1, 2020. The notices show market value as of January 1, 2020 based on sales between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020. The new values do not reflect much impact from the pandemic because the cutoff for the sales analysis was April  Continue Reading

Salmon Habitat Restored on Sucia Island

October 2, 2020 at 5:50 am

Almost seven years ago, Friends of the San Juans began working with Washington State Parks on a salmon recovery project on Sucia Island. After a lot of research, surveys, designs, engineering, and permitting, the on-the-ground work to restore habitat has come to fruition. Located along a major migratory pathway for juvenile Chinook salmon, Sucia’s marine  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Online Auction Success

October 2, 2020 at 5:46 am

When life gives you lemons, of course, you are supposed to make lemonade! But that’s hard to do if you don’t have any sugar to sweeten it. Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor was very fortunate—we had the sweetener! Covid-19 restrictions kept us from being able to hold our annual fundraiser: our St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza.  Continue Reading

Burn Permits on Sale October 5

October 2, 2020 at 5:40 am

Residential and Commercial burn permits go on sale October 5. Fall is here and the time has come for burn permits to go on sale. Please follow this link to purchase a burn permit through our online portal. Burn permits issued at this time will be valid until the end of May 2021. A reminder  Continue Reading

Today’s Online Public Hospital District Meeting

October 2, 2020 at 5:15 am

The next San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 regular board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 28. This meeting is fully online due to COVID-19, and members of the public may join by dialing 509-473-0276 and entering 279 885 068#. Note that the phone number has changed from previous board  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks on ZOOM

October 1, 2020 at 7:22 pm

Know Your Islanders Talks on ZOOM San Juan Island Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. October 5, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Know Your Islanders Talk: Larry Wight, Four Months on the Southern Border – Stories of Open Hearts and Broken Hopes Join Larry Wight for an eyewitness look  Continue Reading

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