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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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EDC Breaks Down Business Grant Opening, Unemployment Benefits Extension

March 19, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil The Work­ing Wash­ing­ton 4 Por­tal opens March 29.  Work­ing Wash­ing­ton Round 4 offers grant relief funds to small for-prof­it busi­ness­es, espe­cial­ly those that were required to close due to pub­lic health and safe­ty mea­sures. To learn eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ments, vis­it https://commercegrants.com. To reg­is­ter, vis­it  https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/99271442 Unem­ploy­ment ben­e­fits have been  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Explains Increased Vaccine Eligibility and Reopening

March 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty As most are aware until now vac­cine eli­gi­bil­i­ty has pri­mar­i­ly been lim­it­ed to med­ical providers, K‑12 and child care providers, and those over the age of 65. As of March 17, eli­gi­bil­i­ty has been expand­ed to the fol­low­ing groups (Phase 1b, Tier 2): Those who are preg­nant and over the age of 16  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friends of the Library Online Sale

March 19, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Friends of the San Juan Island Library Shop and sup­port the San Juan Island Library. The Friends of the San Juan Island Library store, Trea­sure Cove, is hold­ing a fixed price sale online through April 5. Vis­it the online shop at charityauction.bid/springfling. The Friends of the Library is a non-prof­it, 501©3 orga­ni­za­tion, com­prised of incred­i­ble  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Kindergarten Registration Opens March 24

March 18, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School Will your child be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2021? Stop by Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School kinder­garten reg­is­tra­tion, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednes­day, March 24. Assis­tance will be avail­able. You are wel­comed to sit in the cafe­te­ria to fill out your pack­et or pick up and com­plete at home. Please bring your  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Presents 11th Annual Economic Luncheon April 28

March 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil Join the con­ver­sa­tion on “What’s Next: The Islands Econ­o­my” at the 11th Annu­al EDC Eco­nom­ics Lun­cheon, held online 11–12:30 p.m. Wednes­day, April 28, fea­tur­ing econ­o­mist Yoram Bau­man and San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor Milene Hen­ley. This year, par­tic­i­pants are invit­ed to “B.Y.O.L.” (bring your own lunch) to share a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Artists’ Studio Tour Returns June 5–6

March 18, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Artist’s Stu­dio Tour The Artists’ Stu­dio Tour on San Juan Island will return June 5–6. We are excit­ed to be includ­ing both return­ing and new island artists with this year’s tour. We want to cel­e­brate with our island res­i­dents, and thank them for their sup­port dur­ing the last year with this oppor­tu­ni­ty to safe­ly vis­it  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Land Bank Meeting March 19

March 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Land Bank Over the last two weeks, the local civil­ian con­ser­va­tion corps has helped stew­ard­ship staff plant close to 5,000 bare-root plants and forbs on Orcas and San Juan Island Pre­serves. The pic­ture above was tak­en at False Bay Creek Pre­serve on a blue­bird day. The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold  Con­tin­ue Reading

Free College Courses Offered Online

March 17, 2021 at 4:30 am

By Min­nie Knych, San Juan Island Hills­dale Col­lege is offer­ing free cours­es in Amer­i­can His­to­ry, lit­er­a­ture, phi­los­o­phy and eco­nom­ics. You can take advan­tage of this at online.hillsdale.edu/#home The cours­es are absolute­ly free. Most are a series of 10, 30-minute lec­tures with option­al tests after each lec­ture and sug­gest­ed fur­ther read­ing. This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

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