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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

Library Plans Move to Former Life Care Site

December 24, 2020 at 5:30 am

By San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library District has completed the purchase of 660 Spring St. in Friday Harbor for the future library building site. The site is the location of the former Life Care Center. The district considered alternative locations for a library for several years given the limitations of the  Continue Reading

APS Pet Of The Week: Penny

December 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Animal Protection Society Of Friday Harbor Age: Approximatly 3 years Sex: Female Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund mix Application: https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ Penny is ready and waiting for her forever human!  It’s been a tough year for her…sadly, her previous owner passed away and she is in desperate need of a warm lap and loving home. Penny really enjoys  Continue Reading

Inslee Announces Eviction Moratorium Extension

December 24, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Governor Inslee’s Office On Dec. 23, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will extend the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021. The current eviction moratorium was set to expire on Dec. 31. “COVID-19 has had a significant financial impact on Washingtonians over the last nine months,” Inslee said. “I know this moratorium has been critical  Continue Reading

Kick Off 2021 With Virtual Resolution Run

December 23, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Island Rec Start your year off right! Join Island Rec for the 6th annual Resolution Run/Walk 5K. This year, the event is virtual. We are sprinting into the new year with enthusiasm and health and fitness as our goal. How does a virtual race work?  You still have to go all 5K (3.1 miles);  Continue Reading

Letter: Island Hospital District Thanks Community For Hospice Support

December 23, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Thank you to all the advocates raising their voices. At the Skagit Valley Hospital District board meeting on Dec. 18, the hospital districts that jointly own Hospice of the Northwest announced that they would not sell to Bristol Hospice. San Juan County Public Hospital District No.  Continue Reading

Letter: Orca Nonprofit Supports New State Whale Watching Rules

December 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Donna Sandstrom, Whale Trail director and former member of Governor Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force Last Friday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioners approved rules for commercial whale-watching that will make it easier for the endangered southern residents to forage and rear their young in these next few critical years. Commercial whale-watching on  Continue Reading

Larsen Votes For Pandemic Relief

December 22, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office On Dec. 21, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver much-needed relief to families and small businesses in Northwest Washington who continue to struggle from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With a third wave of COVID-19 spreading across the country, this long-overdue pandemic relief package addresses the continued public  Continue Reading

State Changes Whale Watching Licenses, Budgets For Fish Habitat Restoration

December 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Commercial Whale Watching Season Reduced to Three Months  By Washington Fish and Wildlife The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved rules establishing requirements for commercial whale watching operators and for the commercial viewing of Southern Resident killer whales and approved changes to spring bear special permits during its Dec. 18 meeting. The commission also heard  Continue Reading

New Island Restaurant Offers Holiday Menu

December 21, 2020 at 7:07 am

Jeff and Dana Altman are the owners of the new island restaurant The Top of the Town Lounge. The Altmans shared their holiday takeout menu, below, with the Update. The restaurant, located at 669 Mullis St., Suite 101 in Friday Harbor, has “a speakeasy feel,” according to its website. Their goal, states www.topofthetownlounge.com, is to  Continue Reading

Tips For Environmentally-Friendly Holidays

December 21, 2020 at 5:30 am

Shop Local; Reuse Gift Wrappings; Swap Decorations with Friends By Plastic Free Salish Sea What do fish sing during the holidays? Christmas corals! Have you resolved to be more eco-conscious this holiday season? Transition San Juan Island and Plastic Free Salish Sea can help. Check out the ideas below to reduce waste and lighten your  Continue Reading

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