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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

Preservation Trust Counts up to 30 Western Bluebirds on San Juan Island

June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island Preser­va­tion Trust The weath­er has warmed up and blue­bird sea­son is upon us.  To date, we esti­mate the adult West­ern blue­bird pop­u­la­tion on the island between 26–30 birds. Some birds are still nest build­ing, oth­ers are on eggs, and fives clutch­es have already been band­ed, with some fledged already. We have a few pairs  Con­tin­ue Reading

Attend Free, Online Class on Construction Contracts

June 18, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil Islanders seek­ing to make their con­struc­tion busi­ness­es thrive are invit­ed to an online class on con­tracts for con­trac­tors. The event is 3–4:30 p.m., Wednes­day, June 23 over Zoom, with Jim McAdam, EA at Island Tax Ser­vice Inc. Builders will learn how to make sure every­one involved under­stands the con­tract­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Board Appoints New Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal

June 17, 2021 at 7:34 am

From San Juan Island School Dis­trict Wednes­day the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors approved the hir­ing of Hol­ly Wehn­er as the act­ing prin­ci­pal of Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School for the 2021–22 school year. After grad­u­at­ing from Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty in 2000, Hol­ly worked as a teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah, Issaquah  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Fair Hosts In-person Concert Saturday Night

June 17, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Coun­ty Fair The San Juan Coun­ty Fair’s in-per­­son Sum­mer Music Series starts Sat­ur­day, June 19. The fair­grounds will host Tom­my Dale and the Dan­ger­fields and The Chameleons for an evening of local enter­tain­ment and fundrais­ing for “Free Wheel­in Rides” from 6–9 p.m.  The goal of “Free Wheel­in Rides” is to pur­chase a safe  Con­tin­ue Reading

View Paintings of ‘Body Language’ at WaterWorks Gallery through July 3

June 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Water­Works Gallery Water­Works Gallery presents the sec­ond “Art Aisle” for Cloud Oakes through July 3 at 315 Argyle Ave. in Fri­day Har­bor. As the artist con­tin­ues to grow and change, Cloud Oakes’s works take on a new per­spec­tive. Cloud in her cur­rent artist state­ment com­ments: “The human form tells a sto­ry of more than  Con­tin­ue Reading

University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

June 17, 2021 at 4:30 am

Seed­ing the Sal­ish Sea: First Steps of an Eel­grass Restora­tion Project By Eliz­a­beth Nilles, Michael Ram­sey and Sandy Wyl­lie-Echev­er­ria The dis­ap­pear­ance of eel­grass might seem like a triv­ial top­ic to some, but it is actu­al­ly quite a con­cern­ing phe­nom­e­non. Marine organ­isms and humans alike rely on the mul­ti­tude of ecosys­tem ser­vices pro­vid­ed by eel­grass, such  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Fourth of July Fireworks, Small Parade Planned

June 16, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce 4th of July parade and fire­works show will take place this year. We are going along with Wash­ing­ton State Gov. Jay Inslee’s procla­ma­tion that the state will have a com­plete re-open­ing June 30 and we are work­ing fever­ish­ly to hold a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Next Vacation Rental Forum Thursday on ‘Workable Solutions’

June 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work The first of three forums address­ing vaca­tion rentals in the San Juan Islands was held June 9 to a Zoom audi­ence of about 150 inter­est­ed per­sons. Spon­sored by the San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work, the forum “Dis­cov­ery” was the first to address the much-dis­­­cussed issue. Reg­is­ter for the sec­ond  Con­tin­ue Reading

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