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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

Friday Harbor Author Releases Chapbook

August 1, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Open Coun­try Press “Bare­foot up the Moun­tain” by Tara Mesa­lik MacMa­hon, a res­i­dent of Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton is now avail­able. Mesa­lik MacMahon’s man­u­script was cho­sen by Khaty Xiong, an award-win­n­ing and inno­v­a­tive poet. Xiong says of the book, “Bare­foot Up the Moun­tain is a book of songs anchored in fam­i­ly, war, loss and dis­place­ment. Every poem  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Investigates if COVID Breakout Cases were caused by Delta Variant

August 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on July 22, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 195 to 197. There are approx­i­mate­ly 25 close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine in San Juan Coun­ty. Some of these are close con­tacts of local­ly con­firmed cas­es, oth­ers are close con­tacts of con­firmed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Maritime and Eco-Friendly Startup Help for San Juan Islanders

August 1, 2021 at 4:30 am

From NW Inno­va­tion Resource Cen­ter NW Inno­va­tion Resource Cen­ter is part­ner­ing with WA Mar­itime Blue and Clean­Tech Alliance to sup­port a cohort of marine and envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly star­tups. Build­ing upon the mind­set of inno­va­tion in the area, the cohort mem­bers will have access to assis­tance from experts to explore the via­bil­i­ty of their ideas and  Con­tin­ue Reading

County, National Park Burn Bans follow Thursday Wildfire on San Juan

July 31, 2021 at 10:07 am

Hay­ley Day, San Juan Island Update Heli­copters doused and extin­guished a rough­ly 3 acre wild­fire like­ly start­ed by yard­work on San Juan Island Thurs­day. Since the inci­dent, the coun­ty and Nation­al Park Ser­vice have declared local burn bans.  Fire No one was injured, but two small out­build­ings were dam­aged by Thurs­day’s fire. Crews received a report of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Inter Island Health Care Foundation takes over as Local Medicare Counseling Sponsor

July 31, 2021 at 9:37 am

  By Pegi Ground­wa­ter, San Juan Coun­ty SHIBA Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor   Inter Island Health­care Foun­da­tion is the new Statewide Health Insur­ance Ben­e­fits Advi­sors spon­sor for San Juan Coun­ty as of July 1. Inter Island replaces SHIBA spon­sor Island Hos­pi­tal.   SHIBA is a pub­lic ser­vice offered by the Wash­ing­ton State Office of Insur­ance Com­mis­sion­er. Vol­un­teers  Con­tin­ue Reading

Theater’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series Closes with Island Singers

July 31, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre’s Out­door Sum­mer Sea­son comes to a close with “San Juan Sings Again,” a con­cert fea­tur­ing four local choral ensem­ble groups: Island Chords­men Plus, Sound Vibra­tions, 3 Dads & a Tenor, and San Juan Singers.  This con­cert is orga­nized and pre­sent­ed by the new­ly formed San Juan Island Choral Asso­ci­a­tion, whose mis­sion is to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Officials Help Sheriff’s Office Prosecute Trout Lake Trespassers

July 30, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Town of Fri­day Har­bor There is a grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple tres­pass­ing in the Trout Lake Water­shed. The town of Fri­day Har­bor will assist the San Juan Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office in the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and pros­e­cu­tion of these indi­vid­u­als. Cam­eras locat­ed through­out the water­shed have tak­en pho­tos of dozens of peo­ple walk­ing through the  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Returns to Mask Mandate in Schools

July 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health Safe­ly return­ing to the class­room for full­time in-per­­son instruc­tion this school year is impor­tant for stu­dents, teach­ers and staff. July 28, the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health released updat­ed guid­ance for the 2021–22 school year. DOH’s guid­ance aims to min­i­mize trans­mis­sion and max­i­mize in-per­­son instruc­tion and is informed by  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Community Theater Presents Play with Actors age 7–18

July 30, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre Ear­li­er in San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre’s Sum­mer Sea­son, young thes­pi­ans per­formed the musi­cal “Could You Hug A Cac­tus?”  Now it’s the old­er kids’ turn to show off their hard work.  Kids ages 7–18 have been rehears­ing dai­ly to bring canine mag­ic to the stage. With a high-spir­it­ed score, lov­able char­ac­ters and an  Con­tin­ue Reading

Artists to Paint Friday Harbor Mural of Local Flora and Fauna in August

July 29, 2021 at 5:30 am

From town of Fri­day Har­bor The Town of Fri­day Har­bor invites the pub­lic to view the instal­la­tion of a mur­al along Blair Avenue the first week of August. The mur­al will be cre­at­ed on the long wall behind Earth­box Inn and Spa. The pro­posed con­cept by Pouls­bo artists Josh Ben­nett and Cory Ander­son is a trib­ute  Con­tin­ue Reading

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