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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

Larger Yakima Added to San Juan Ferries Route, but Vessel, Crew Shortage Shortens Schedules

June 12, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division The 144-vehicle capacity Yakima replaced the 124-vehicle capacity Cathlamet on the Anacortes and San Juan Islands route Friday, June 11. Systemwide, we’re working to build back service to pre-pandemic levels. However, this will continue to be a gradual process as we deal with  Continue Reading

Learn to ‘Process the Pandemic’ with Holistic Life Coach Online

June 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Deb Langhans, holistic life coach, Journeys to Healing Journeys to Healings presents “Processing the Pandemic” Inner Journey Collage© Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 27 online for $50.  The scourge of COVID-19 has upended our lives as the most horrific pandemic since 1918. While vaccines provide hope for eventually defeating the  Continue Reading

Lori Haugen is Friday Harbor Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Month

June 12, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Lori Haugen is the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor volunteer of the month for June 2021. Lori started volunteering for the shelter in February 2021 as a Treasure Hounds retail associate. Lori also volunteers her time helping at the shelter, in the APS-FH Low-Cost Spay and Neuter  Continue Reading

Zero New COVID-19 Cases in San Juan Islands this Week

June 11, 2021 at 10:49 am

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, June 4, total cases in San Juan County have not increased, and remain at 191. There are no close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine in San Juan County, and no confirmed positive cases in San Juan County at this time. The best  Continue Reading

Pandemic School Year Ends with Friday Harbor Graduation Celebration

June 11, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Fred Woods, superintendent, San Juan Island School District It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of the school year, my first as the San Juan Island School District Superintendent. I doubt any of us thought the pandemic that shook this world in March of 2020 would last this long. After a  Continue Reading

San Juan County Housing Market Favors Sellers

June 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc. Here is another real estate market snapshot for June 1. Our sellers are benefiting in every category in this market.

Check out Laptops from San Juan Island Library

June 11, 2021 at 4:30 am

Community Foundation Funds Computers   By Beth Helstien, volunteer/outreach coordinator, San Juan Island Library People without computer access will want to give a huge shout-out to the San Juan Island Community Foundation for supporting the Tech-to-Go pilot program. The San Juan Island Library now loans kits that include a Windows laptop computer with current Microsoft  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Temporarily Allows Conversion of Town Garages, Basements into Housing

June 10, 2021 at 5:30 am

Attached Guest Houses Temporarily Allowed in Residential Zone   From the Town of Friday Harbor On June 3, the Town Council adopted interim regulations allowing attached accessory dwelling units in the single-family residential zone. The ordinance intends to create a pathway to turn existing structures into livable spaces. “This is a historic moment for the  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association Launches Emergency Preparedness Project

June 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

Sunrise over Roche Harbor by Kevin Holmes From the Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association The Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association, a charity serving northern San Juan Island, is expanding its traditional programs to help residents prepare for emergencies. The project launched June 1 and runs through December 2021. Natural disasters – earthquakes, wildfires, tsunamis, pandemics, winter storms  Continue Reading

Family Requests Individual Memorials for Vida Wight at 5:17 p.m. Thursday

June 10, 2021 at 4:32 am

  By Cere Demuth, San Juan Island    So many of you want to gather to mourn and celebrate Vida Wight, to support and uplift me and my family.   But Vida was not a lover of large groups or attention. She liked her space, to say the least.   As a little girl, she  Continue Reading

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