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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: Three Little Sutterman Girls, Christmas 1954

December 2, 2020 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Historical Society and Museum Not all of the photographs in the San Juan Historical Society and Museum collections are from the island’s pioneer days or the early days of Friday Harbor’s development as a town. The snapshot above caught our eye as a classic Christmas image from the 1950s, tinseled tree  Continue Reading

San Juan Dog Licenses Available For 2021

December 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

‘Little Bit’ Receives First Dog Tag Of The New Year By San Juan County The dog licensing season has begun! It was difficult to name just one celebrity dog this year, with so many of our canine companions providing much-needed support for their owners and friends. The honor went to Little Bit, an 8-year-old mixed  Continue Reading

Add To Online Citizen Surveys Of Preservation Trust Land

December 1, 2020 at 5:30 am

By SJPT Looking for a new solo activity that can enhance your environmental literacy? Join one (or all) of San Juan Preservation Trust’s iNaturalist projects and help to contribute to what we know about our preserves. iNaturalist is a network of users who share biological observations to learn more about the natural world. If you’re  Continue Reading

Learn Local History Online With Russel Barsh

December 1, 2020 at 4:30 am

By SJIL The San Juan Island Library will host a virtual Know Your Islanders event titled “Russel Barsh: The Land We Stand On,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7. Thousands of Indigenous peoples already lived in the San Juan Islands millennia before the Pig War, building wood villages and sail canoes, clearing fields for camas  Continue Reading

Cynthia’s Offers Free Meals To Celebrate Daughter’s Birthday

December 1, 2020 at 4:00 am

By Cynthia Burke, Owner, Cynthia’s Bistro I am celebrating my daughter Claire Mira Burke’s upcoming birthday on Dec. 3 by giving back to our community! Receive a free, kitchen sink dinner from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at Cynthia’s Bistro at 65 Nichols St. in Friday Harbor. We are offering free takeaway meals to anyone  Continue Reading

Brian Brown Talks Noel Sign, Lions Club

November 30, 2020 at 5:30 am

For more than four decades, the San Juan Lions have displayed a Noel sign in Friday Harbor to ring in the holidays. The sign was lit again this year on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Lion Brian Brown spoke with the Update about the sign’s creation, history and meaning. Q: Tell me a little about the sign.  Continue Reading

Need Help With Zoom? The Library Can Help

November 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

By SJIL The San Juan Island Library will host a virtual class called “Intro to Online Zoom Meetings,” at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. Learn the Zoom video conference application features in a low-pressure environment. During COVID-19, many of us have had to learn Zooming on the fly, or never had an opportunity to learn  Continue Reading

Watch Harp and Flute Concert Online

November 30, 2020 at 4:30 am

By SJCT As part of San Juan Community Theatre’s 2020-21 Snapshot Season, we have a beautiful concert for harp and flute by Mary WillAllen and Ginni Keith. View the concert at https://sjctheatre.org/2020-21-snapshot-season-videos/mary-willallen-ginni-keith-concert.

Theater Presents Desolation Sound Online Concert

November 29, 2020 at 5:30 am

By SJCT Darvis Taylor, bass and vocals; Scott Sluis, drums and vocals; Tom Henry, lead guitar; and Daniel Day, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, are Friday Harbor local musicians who have created an original alternative rock band called Desolation Sound. The band says that the island way of life manifests itself in the music. “I’m fascinated  Continue Reading

Mullis Street Closes on Tuesday, December 1

November 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Town of Friday Harbor Traffic will be disrupted from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1 while the Town of Friday Harbor crew and contractor install water and sewer mains across Mullis Street near Bakery San Juan and the Friday Harbor Food Co-op. “Local access on Mullis Street from Market Street to 775 Mullis Street  Continue Reading

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