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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

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

December 20, 2020 at 5:30 am

“Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi. The Mail Will Be Delivered: Part I On a dazzling autumn day, sometime in the mid-1930s, Eddie Hindermann tipped his hat back pausing in his labors, leaning on a shovel, catching a blow.  He squinted while  Continue Reading

Online Training for Family Caregivers

December 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

By event organizers An online class to train family caregivers will be offered from 1:30-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 24. The instructors for the class titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” are Jami Mitchell, senior services specialist, and Gail Leschine-Seitz, aging and family case coordinator. The family caregiver training is supported by the San Juan County  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

December 19, 2020 at 4:30 am

Students Study Kelp Consumers By Katie Dobkowski, James Calhoon, Katrina Johnson and Muriel Dittrich Katie Dobkowski is a visiting assistant professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and a mentor in the Friday Harbor summer REU program. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2017 and has conducted research at the labs  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Has Four New COVID Cases

December 18, 2020 at 8:58 pm

By San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, Dec. 11, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 71 to 75. All of the four new cases are on San Juan Island. Current positive case numbers are available online on the county case count page. As indicated on that page, these numbers  Continue Reading

Local Nonprofit Hospice Won’t Be Sold to For-Profit

December 18, 2020 at 8:44 pm

By Skagit Regional Health and United General District 304 Board members of Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 1 (Skagit Regional Health) and Public Hospital District No. 304 (United General District 304) each voted on Friday, Dec. 18 to discontinue further consideration of a potential purchase agreement for Hospice of the Northwest. The two public  Continue Reading

Island Rec Offers Online Fitness Classes

December 18, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Island Rec Adult online fitness classes are open for registration. Sign up for the whole month of January, or a drop-in option is also available. To register, visit www.islandrec.org. Fit and Over 50 (On-Demand) Try a safe, heart-healthy exercise class to energize your active lifestyle from the comfort of your own home with Jacquelyn  Continue Reading

Soroptimist Online Raffle Helps Community

December 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is well-known known for its educational awards and scholarships available to local women and girls. They also supply ferry tickets to cancer patients and their caretakers traveling to the mainland for treatment, as well as a women’s emergency fund. These and other Soroptimist programs  Continue Reading

Make Changes to County Maps, Polices

December 18, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan County The deadline for proposed amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code is 4:30 p.m. March 1, 2021.   The “Annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments” or “Docket” process allows interested persons, citizens, hearing examiners, and staff of other agencies to request amendments to the San Juan  Continue Reading

Santa Plans Fire Truck Ride Around Island

December 17, 2020 at 5:30 am

By San Juan Island Fire and Rescue According to sources close to Santa Claus, Santa really missed seeing the wonderful and always well-behaved children of San Juan Island. Some clever elves contacted San Juan Island Fire and Rescue requesting help while allowing the reindeer to rest before their annual trip around the globe to deliver  Continue Reading

APS Pet Of The Week: Stanley

December 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approx 14 years Sex: Male Breed: Domestic Shorthair Meet sweet Stanley! He’s a senior kitty that is looking to rest his old bones in the comfort of a warm, cozy home.  Stanley is a special needs cat but maintains his health with a specialty diet and a  Continue Reading

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