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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

Theater hosts Round Two of ‘Mamma Mia!’ Auditions July 11

July 8, 2021 at 7:31 am

From the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre Direc­tor Mar­garet Hall will hold audi­tions for ‘Mam­ma Mia!’ 2 p.m. Sun­day, July 11. They will be at the Whit­ti­er audi­to­ri­um at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. All nec­es­sary health pre­cau­tions will be observed. Due to the post­pone­ment of the pro­duc­tion in 2020, some cast mem­bers are unable to par­tic­i­pate. Sev­er­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

Cindy Hansen is the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter’s Volunteer of the Month

July 8, 2021 at 7:25 am

From the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor is hap­py to announce Cindy Hansen as the vol­un­teer of the month for July 2021. Cindy is an island leg­end, known far and wide for her nur­tur­ing abil­i­ties of infant kit­tens of all ages until they are ready for adop­tion. It’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fire Danger is High in San Juan County

July 7, 2021 at 7:19 am

From the San Juan Coun­ty Fire Mar­shal’s Office Fire dan­ger is high in San Juan Coun­ty. Refrain from burn­ing camp­fires. If you must have a fire, have water on site, do not leave the fire unattended,and put it. Soak the fire with water, stir, soak again. Com­mer­cial burn per­mits All com­mer­cial burn per­mits require online reg­is­tra­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Meet the Artists at Friday Harbor Atelier’s Open House Thursday

July 7, 2021 at 7:08 am

From Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier Meet the artists and view new work at the Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier’s Sum­mer Open House from 4–7 p.m., Thurs­day, July 8 at 331 Spring St. in Fri­day Har­bor. The Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier now has 11 mem­ber artists. Look for their work at our open hous­es this spring and sum­mer, and learn  Con­tin­ue Reading

‘Broadway Star,’ Theater Director’s Brother to Perform July 17

July 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre’s pay-what-you-can, out­door sum­mer sea­son is up and run­ning. Tak­ing place at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds, the inno­v­a­tive sum­mer sea­son fea­tures live, in-per­­son music and the­ater per­for­mances through Aug. 28. Com­ing next is Broad­way star and island favorite Ben Jef­frey in con­cert 7 p.m. July 17. A mem­ber  Con­tin­ue Reading

When Pandemic Hit, County Braced for Recession-era Finances; the Opposite Occurred

July 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

Neg­a­tive Lodg­ing Tax Funds in 2020, to the Best Year in Land Bank His­to­ry in 2021 By F. Milene Hen­ley, San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor I have always been amazed by four-way stops. Dri­vers learn as teens to nego­ti­ate these tricky, coop­er­a­tive inter­sec­tions, and most of us nev­er for­get. It’s a mar­vel of social engi­neer­ing. This past  Con­tin­ue Reading

Audition for December Choir on San Juan Island this July

July 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Mas­ter Chorale San Juan Mas­ter Chorale, con­duct­ed by Amber Lau­rid­sen, will per­form Handel’s “Mes­si­ah” Dec. 18 and 19. Audi­tions for both cho­rus and soloists are 1–5 p.m. Sun­day, July 11 and 4–7 p.m. Tues­day and Wednes­day, July 13 and 14 at Fri­day Har­bor Pres­by­ter­ian Church. Cast­ing for both soloists and cho­rus. If inter­est­ed,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

July 6, 2021 at 4:30 am

Microplas­tics and Mus­sel Poops By Lyda Har­ris Lyda Har­ris com­plet­ed her PhD with Emi­ly Car­ring­ton in 2020 in the Depart­ment of Biol­o­gy at UW. For her dis­ser­ta­tion — much of it done at FHL — she stud­ied 1) the impacts of microplas­tic vs silt on marine mus­sel fil­tra­tion rates, 2) how microplas­tics affect the ben­th­ic-pelag­ic  Con­tin­ue Reading

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