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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.

Recent Posts by Hayley

History Column: ‘History Lives Here’ Month Returns to San Juan Islands

May 5, 2021 at 5:30 am

Attend eight local historical events through May   From the San Juan Historical Society and Museum The American experience is composed of many local histories, common or unique. When we say “History Lives Here,” it is to bring attention to our island community’s often somewhat hidden, or at least not broadly remembered, rich local history.  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Town Council Votes on Blair Avenue Mural Design Thursday

May 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Friday Harbor Arts Commission will present a proposed mural concept for the long wall on Blair Avenue at the Thursday, May 6 meeting of the town council. The commission convened an artist selection panel of artists, neighbors and commissioners to review 11 proposals submitted by artists from San  Continue Reading

San Juan Public Schools Foundation and Banner Bank Team Up for Fundraiser

May 5, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Public Schools Foundation San Juan Public Schools Foundation and Banner Bank are leading a fundraising effort to ensure learning programs are in place to manage the cascading effects of a year in isolation for students in the San Juan Island School District. Programs are ready to deploy, but supplemental funding is needed.  Continue Reading

Update: Mullis Street Painted Roundabout to be Installed May 10-11

May 4, 2021 at 5:30 am

This post was updated on May 5 to reflect the new construction dates.  From the Town of Friday Harbor The Spring Street and Mullis Street intersection will be closed Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 for the installation of a painted roundabout. The construction was to take place May 5 and 6 but was  Continue Reading

San Juan County Master Gardeners Present Online Plant Sale May 5-12

May 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the San Juan County Master Gardeners Healthy veggie starts and locally grown perennial landscaping plants need new homes. Like last year, the San Juan County Master Gardeners’ sale is online at SpringSale.org, with curbside pickup at the Mullis Center. The sale begins 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 5 and closes 5 p.m., May 12. Make  Continue Reading

Adopt ‘Kissy’ Large Breed Mix at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

May 4, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 6 months Sex: Male Breed: Large Breed Mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Troy boy is pure joy! This gentle giant has the heart to match his size. He has a lot of love to give and is in need of someone to share it with. At six  Continue Reading

Town Photoshops Popular Local Historical Shots to Discuss History of Photo Manipulation

May 3, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Sandy Strehlou, historic preservation coordinator, Town of Friday Harbor An online event called “There’s a Story Here: Exaggeration Postcards Imagined” will be held at 5 p.m., May 4 in celebration of History Lives Here 2021. Before Photoshop, innovative photographers used photographic manipulation to create a novel and inexpensive genre of souvenirs known as “exaggeration”  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Suggests Tourism Plan to Protect Islands’ Nature

May 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Since May 2-8 is National Travel and Tourism Week, this is the perfect opportunity to restart the dialogue about the future of the San Juan Islands’ experience economy: tourism. Nobody in the world anticipated this vast, COVID-19 health crisis and resulting economic crisis. Industry after industry ground to a  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor Public Meetings in May

May 3, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Town of Friday Harbor The following Town of Friday Harbor meetings will be held in May. Agendas will be posted at town hall and on the town website at www.fridayharbor.org. Meeting times may be amended or canceled. All meetings are currently held via the Go-To-Meeting web application. Visit www.fridayharbor.org/2202/Council-Meeting-Video for a video link.  Continue Reading

Free Walk-In COVID Vaccine Clinic Tuesday at San Juan County Fairgrounds

May 2, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County A walk-in Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine clinic will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.  If you can, register in advance here, or use the QR code above. Or just show up and we’ll get you quickly signed up at the door. Please help  Continue Reading

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