About the Author
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

Food Kiosk Reopens at Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Cafe Remains Closed

June 6, 2021 at 4:00 am

From Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries The Dock­side food kiosk, locat­ed near the vehi­cle hold­ing lanes in the Ana­cortes ter­mi­nal, re-opened May 28 after being closed due to COVID-19. The kiosk will be open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. dai­ly and offer a vari­ety of prepack­aged foods, cof­fee and oth­er bev­er­ages. The café inside the ter­mi­nal build­ing will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Check Out New San Juan Island Trails Website

June 5, 2021 at 5:10 pm

From Island Rec In hon­or of Nation­al Trails Day, which is June 5, check out the new­ly refreshed look of www.sanjuanislandtrails.org. Thank you to Tree­house Cre­ative Dig­i­tal Solu­tions for tak­ing on this project, and the trails vol­un­teers and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers who sent in pho­tos of their favorite trails for the new site.   Island Rec is  Con­tin­ue Reading

One New COVID Case on San Juan, One on Orcas

June 5, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, May 28, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 189 to 191. There are no close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. The best remain­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for COVID vac­ci­na­tion will be occur­ring peri­od­i­cal­ly in June. Vis­it www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info for more infor­ma­tion. San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Adult Tap Dancing Class at Studio JAMM

June 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Stu­dio JAMM We have a begin­ner’s tap dance class start­ing 3–4 p.m. Sat­ur­day, June 5–26 at Stu­dio JAMM. The class is for ages 12 and up. Rachelle Radon­s­ki is our teacher and you won’t want to miss it!  If tap danc­ing is some­thing you want to try, now is the time. The ses­sion will last four weeks and  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Preservation Trust Awards Two $5K Scholarships for Climate Change Studies

June 5, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust The San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust is pleased to announce this year’s Cli­mate Lead­er­ship Schol­ar­ship win­ners. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Izabela Janecek of Fri­day Har­bor High School and Ayla Rid­wan of Orcas Island High School. A com­mit­tee of Preser­va­tion Trust board mem­bers select­ed Izzie and Ayla from an impres­sive group of appli­cants from across  Con­tin­ue Reading

History Column: A Guard Family Portrait of Fathers

June 2, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and Muse­um Father’s Day this year will be on June 20. When think­ing about a his­tor­i­cal pho­to­graph to go with a June his­to­ry col­umn, this four-gen­er­a­­tion por­trait, seen above and shared by the Guard fam­i­ly, came to mind as a great exam­ple of the pas­sage of time in a fam­i­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Wolf Hollow Announces Wildlife Photography Winners

June 2, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Wolf Hol­low Wildlife Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter Our thanks to every­one who took part in Wolf Hollow’s Earth Month Wildlife Pho­to Com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing April. There were so many beau­ti­ful pho­tos that we had a real­ly hard time select­ing a win­ner in each cat­e­go­ry. But, after lots of dis­cus­sions, we final­ly select­ed the fol­low­ing win­ners: Young Pho­tog­ra­ph­er: “Short-eared  Con­tin­ue Reading

Adopt 7‑month-old ‘Kissy’ Lab Mix from the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

June 2, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor Age: 7 months Sex: Female Breed: Lab mix Appli­ca­tion: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Beware of Kaleesa the kissy mon­ster! If you dare to ven­ture near her den for a meet-and-greet, pre­pare your­self to be attacked with love, smoth­ered in kiss­es, and then have your heart stolen. Once she has suc­ceed­ed in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Two Vehicles Crash on San Juan’s Beaverton Valley Road Monday

June 1, 2021 at 7:26 am

From San Juan Island Fire & Res­cue and San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff Around 5:20 p.m., Mon­day, May 31, San Juan Coun­ty 911 emer­gency cen­ter was noti­fied of a two-vehi­­cle high-speed crash on Beaver­ton Val­ley Road. Two peo­ple were involved and treat­ed by emer­gency ser­vices. The road remained closed while law enforce­ment inves­ti­gat­ed the crash scene. We appre­ci­ate  Con­tin­ue Reading

Griffin Bay School Enrollment Spikes During Pandemic, Now Open to Students Across State

June 1, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan School Island Dis­trict Last Sep­tem­ber, San Juan Island School District’s Grif­fin Bay School grew from a hand­ful of stu­dents to almost 100 stu­dents, K‑12th grade. Grif­fin Bay School may now offer online access to any­one and every­one across Wash­ing­ton state. In May, Grif­fin Bay School was des­ig­nat­ed by the Office of the Super­in­ten­dent of  Con­tin­ue Reading

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