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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

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 town,”  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 used  Con­tin­ue Reading

League of Women Voters Hosts Online Emergency Preparedness Lecture June 14

June 9, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the League of Women Vot­ers Join us for the League of Women Vot­ers’ Zoom meet­ing, noon‑2 p.m. June 14 on emer­gency pre­pared­ness and response. Nat­ur­al haz­ards such as earth­quakes, tsunamis and vol­canic erup­tions can occur any time. The mas­sive wild­fires that affect­ed the Pacif­ic North­west in 2020 are a sharp reminder of how quick­ly such  Con­tin­ue Reading

United Way of San Juan County Funds Elementary School Intervention Program

June 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Alex­is Hauck, Pri­ma­ry Inter­ven­tion Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor, Fri­day  Har­bor Ele­men­tary School Thank you, Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty! The Pri­ma­ry Inter­ven­tion Pro­gram, also known as “PIP” or “Spe­cial Pal Pro­gram” at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School, would like to thank the Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty for their con­tin­ued sup­port. The pro­gram works with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lopez School District, EMS Property Tax Levies to be on August Primary Ballots

June 9, 2021 at 4:30 am

Audi­tor Seeks Pro and Con State­ments for Voter’s Guide   By Milene Hen­ley, San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor The San Juan Coun­ty audi­tor is seek­ing vol­un­teers to write oppos­ing argu­ments for mea­sures on the bal­lot in the 2021 Pri­ma­ry Elec­tion. Two mea­sures will be on the bal­lot. Both mea­sures have “pro” com­mit­tees, and both need “con”  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Outlines COVID-19 Outlook in Months Ahead

June 8, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty As we move into a new phase of the pan­dem­ic, now is a good time to look at the cur­rent COVID sit­u­a­tion, and where things are like­ly head­ed. While there is no con­fir­ma­tion of the governor’s plans, it is antic­i­pat­ed that a near full reopen­ing will be announced by the end  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor STEM Teacher Nominated for Presidential Award

June 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Award is the ‘High­est Hon­or’ in the Field   From San Juan Island School Dis­trict Fri­day Har­bor High School teacher Kevin Cullen has been nom­i­nat­ed for the Pres­i­den­tial Award for Excel­lence in Math and Sci­ence Teach­ing. The award is the high­est hon­or for K‑12 STEM teach­ing and bestowed through the U.S. gov­ern­ment. STEM stands for  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Theater, Art Museum Present Mini-Documentary on Island Ceramics Artist Paula West

June 8, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­ater San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­ater and San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art are pleased to present a joint pro­duc­tion. Our two orga­ni­za­tions have col­lab­o­rat­ed to pro­duce a series of short doc­u­men­taries high­light­ing local artists. Step into the stu­dio of ceram­ic artist Paula West.   Merg­ing func­tion, craft, and art; her work is  Con­tin­ue Reading

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