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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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San Juan County Students Can Earn Credit at Skagit Valley College this Summer

May 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Skagit Valley College Up to 250 juniors and seniors in Skagit, Island and San Juan counties can take up to five credits at Skagit Valley College this summer, thanks to a new summer program affiliated with Running Start. Running Start is a dual credit program that began in the early 1990s and allows high  Continue Reading

Apply for Affordable Health Insurance Coverage through State through Aug. 15

May 13, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Washington Health Benefit Exchange Health coverage purchased on Washington Healthplanfinder became much more affordable May 6 as the Washington Health Benefit Exchange rolled out new savings to help Washingtonians with the cost of their individual health insurance. Under the new American Rescue Plan Act, over half a million people statewide will find more savings  Continue Reading

Candidate Filing Week is May 17-21

May 12, 2021 at 5:30 am

Open Positions include Friday Harbor Mayor, Port Commissioner, San Juan School Board and more   From San Juan County If you have ever wanted to be an elected official, now is your chance.  Offices will soon be open in fire, school, hospital, water, sewer, port, parks and recreation, and cemetery districts throughout the county.  Three  Continue Reading

Katie Aiello Joins Island Rec as New Recreation Specialist

May 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Island Rec Island Rec is pleased to welcome Katie Aiello as its new recreation specialist. Katie will primarily be organizing sports, fitness and outdoor programming. After spending the last 10 summers on San Juan Island, she is happy to now call it her permanent home. Katie is originally from California but has also lived  Continue Reading

Letter: Ranked-Choice Voting for San Juan County

May 12, 2021 at 4:30 am

By Learner Limbach, Orcas Island Have you ever looked at your choices on a ballot and thought, “I’m just not excited about any of these”? I have, and I’m tired of being coerced into voting for the “lesser evil”. I think many others are, too. Ranked-choice voting is one idea that is giving me hope,  Continue Reading

Letter: San Juan County Board Reviews County’s High Health Rankings

May 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Dale Heisinger M.D., Noel Monin, John Geyman M.D., Christine Minney, Jamie Stephens, Cindy Wolf, Kyle Davies, San Juan County Board of Health   Recently the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin published the county health rankings for states.   The rankings were based on health outcomes and health factors (see countyhealthrankings.org for comprehensive view).   In Washington  Continue Reading

Join Free Online Course on Sustainable Management through San Juan County EDC

May 11, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County Economic Development Council invites community leaders, legislators, entrepreneurs, and business owners to join in a free, two-day course in sustainability management, led by world-renowned expert in corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship, Nikos Avlonas. The course will cover in-depth, the topic of community and business  Continue Reading

Apply to Perform at San Juan County Virtual Fair

May 10, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County Fair The San Juan County Fair is looking for performance acts to showcase on www.sjcfair.org during the week of the fair Aug. 18-21. Have you been hesitant to submit an application due to poor recording qualities? There is an opportunity for performances to be recorded at the San Juan Community Theatre  Continue Reading

Earn ‘Earth Activist’ Certificate in San Juan County EDC Online Business Course

May 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County Economic Development Council invites entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders to join in a free, five-week, intensive course in regenerative business design. Led by renowned permaculture designer and educator Patty Love, the course will guide participants through the steps necessary to build – or  Continue Reading

Addition for San Juan Community Theatre Musical Theater Revue May 15

May 10, 2021 at 4:30 am

  By Cathi Nett, Studio JAMM   San Juan Community Theatre has asked me to direct an outdoor musical theatre concert/revue for the 4th of July weekend. The show will be about 90 minutes July 1-3 on an outdoor stage that is being built at the fairgrounds. Rehearsals will start at the end of May  Continue Reading

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