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

Learn How to be a Construction Trainer In Free, Online Class

June 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil Trades­peo­ple seek­ing a sec­ond career are invit­ed to an online sem­i­nar called Work as a Con­struc­tion Train­er offered by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil. Rich Jones, co-own­er and train­ing direc­tor of South Sound Res­i­den­tial LLC, and Al Audette, edu­ca­tion and work­force devel­op­ment direc­tor at the BIAW, will speak  Con­tin­ue Reading

Enroll in Skagit Valley College Summer and Fall Classes

June 13, 2021 at 4:30 am

Unem­ploy­ment Could Cov­er Work­er Retrain­ing   From Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Did you know you can reg­is­ter now for sum­mer and fall quar­ters at Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege? Sum­mer class­es begin July 6 and fall class­es begin Sept. 21, offer­ing online, hybrid and in-per­­son options. Applied Bach­e­lors Earn a bach­e­lor of applied sci­ence in envi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Larger Yakima Added to San Juan Ferries Route, but Vessel, Crew Shortage Shortens Schedules

June 12, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Pat­ty Rub­stel­lo, Assis­tant Sec­re­tary, Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion Fer­ries Divi­sion The 144-vehi­­cle capac­i­ty Yaki­ma replaced the 124-vehi­­cle capac­i­ty Cath­lamet on the Ana­cortes and San Juan Islands route Fri­day, June 11. Sys­temwide, we’re work­ing to build back ser­vice to pre-pan­dem­ic lev­els. How­ev­er, this will con­tin­ue to be a grad­ual process as we deal with a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Learn to ‘Process the Pandemic’ with Holistic Life Coach Online

June 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Deb Lang­hans, holis­tic life coach, Jour­neys to Heal­ing Jour­neys to Heal­ings presents “Pro­cess­ing the Pan­dem­ic” Inner Jour­ney Col­lage© Work­shop from 10 a.m.-noon and 3–5 p.m. Sun­day, June 27 online for $50.  The scourge of COVID-19 has upend­ed our lives as the most hor­rif­ic pan­dem­ic since 1918. While vac­cines pro­vide hope for even­tu­al­ly defeat­ing the virus,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lori Haugen is Friday Harbor Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Month

June 12, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor Lori Hau­gen is the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor vol­un­teer of the month for June 2021. Lori start­ed vol­un­teer­ing for the shel­ter in Feb­ru­ary 2021 as a Trea­sure Hounds retail asso­ciate. Lori also vol­un­teers her time help­ing at the shel­ter, in the APS-FH Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clin­ic,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zero New COVID-19 Cases in San Juan Islands this Week

June 11, 2021 at 10:49 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, June 4, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have not increased, and remain at 191. There are no close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine in San Juan Coun­ty, and no con­firmed pos­i­tive cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty at this time. The best remain­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pandemic School Year Ends with Friday Harbor Graduation Celebration

June 11, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Fred Woods, super­in­ten­dent, San Juan Island School Dis­trict It is hard to believe we are near­ing the end of the school year, my first as the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent. I doubt any of us thought the pan­dem­ic that shook this world in March of 2020 would last this long. After a  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Housing Market Favors Sellers

June 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc. Here is anoth­er real estate mar­ket snap­shot for June 1. Our sell­ers are ben­e­fit­ing in every cat­e­go­ry in this market.

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