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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

Quarter Of County Has Received First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

March 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County As vaccine distribution efforts continue, it is worth looking at what vaccine has been received to date in San Juan County. These numbers are just a snapshot. Please recognize that this is a constantly evolving situation. To date, seven vaccine providers in San Juan County have been approved to distribute vaccine  Continue Reading

Letter: Island Rec Levy Supports Programs, Trails, Sports

March 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Travis and Jennifer Ayers, Friday Harbor We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for the renewal of Island Rec’s levy on April 27. This is not a new levy; it remains at $0.385 per $1,000 of assessed property value. It is worth noting that this rate is only 64% of  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Lab Tide Bites

March 6, 2021 at 4:30 am

From “Bugs” to Shrimp: the Saga of an Evolving Nervous System By Jim Truman, Friday Harbor Labs Things can change a lot in 60 years. I grew up with a fascination both with invertebrates and water, but living in northeastern Ohio, the invertebrates I knew were insects and the water was the fresh stuff in  Continue Reading

Registration For County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Opens Monday

March 5, 2021 at 9:36 pm

From San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services will be opening registration for a very limited number of first dose vaccine appointments at 9 a.m., Monday, March 8. San Juan Island Clinic: Tuesday, March 9, 50 slots. Orcas Island Clinic: Friday, March 12, 40 slots. Those who are eligible and wish to  Continue Reading

No New COVID-19 Cases In San Juans For Second Week

March 5, 2021 at 9:17 pm

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, Feb. 26, total cases in San Juan County have remained steady at 129. Note that there are 0 close contacts of a positive case currently in active quarantine. Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no  Continue Reading

Paycheck Protection Program Deadlines Approach

March 5, 2021 at 5:30 am

EDC Offers Free Application Help From the San Juan County Economic Development Council The Economic Development Council reminds business owners and managers that the deadline for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program is approaching. Small businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply during an exclusive application period for microbusinesses, until March 9, 2021. All businesses  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Reopens After Two-Week Break

March 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Griffin Bay Bookstore Griffin Bay Bookstore’s doors are open! We welcome you back to the bookstore after a two-week break with lighter hearts, our spirits buoyed by the many letters, notes, e-mails, and postings demonstrating your appreciation and thanks for what we do. Your kind words, your well-wishes were enlivening and encouraging as we  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center

PeaceHealth Receives Second-Dose Vaccine For 100 Patients

March 5, 2021 at 4:30 am

From PeaceHealth COVID-19 vaccinations are top of mind for everyone right now. That’s why we provide you with the latest news and updates on vaccine eligibility and availability at PeaceHealth.  On San Juan Island, as of March 4, PeaceHealth received a small number of Moderna booster, or second dose, vaccines this week. This supply is  Continue Reading

Help Soroptimists, Resource Center Collect Household Items

March 4, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and the Joyce Sobel Family Resource Center are collecting household items to assist community members during these difficult times. Collection cans will be set near the entrances of Browne’s Home Center, Friday Harbor Drug and the San Juan Island Food Co-op through March 14.  Continue Reading

Buy Locally Grown Wildflowers From San Juan Land Bank

March 4, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County Land Bank is offering a rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County. Reserve plants online at sjclandbank.org, March 5-12, and pick them up on Saturday, March 20 at locations on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan islands. All plants are produced  Continue Reading

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