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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

Friday Harbor STEM Teacher Nominated for Presidential Award

June 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Award is the ‘High­est Hon­or’ in the Field   From San Juan Island School Dis­trict Fri­day Har­bor High School teacher Kevin Cullen has been nom­i­nat­ed for the Pres­i­den­tial Award for Excel­lence in Math and Sci­ence Teach­ing. The award is the high­est hon­or for K‑12 STEM teach­ing and bestowed through the U.S. gov­ern­ment. STEM stands for  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Theater, Art Museum Present Mini-Documentary on Island Ceramics Artist Paula West

June 8, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­ater San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­ater and San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art are pleased to present a joint pro­duc­tion. Our two orga­ni­za­tions have col­lab­o­rat­ed to pro­duce a series of short doc­u­men­taries high­light­ing local artists. Step into the stu­dio of ceram­ic artist Paula West.   Merg­ing func­tion, craft, and art; her work is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Gilligans E‑Bike Rental Shop Opens in Friday Harbor with ‘Three-Hour Tours’

June 7, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Town of Fri­day Har­bor wel­comed the new busi­ness Gilli­gans Island Style E‑Bike Rentals to the com­mu­ni­ty last Thurs­day with a rib­bon cut­ting. After pur­chas­ing a pair of E‑Bikes for them­selves, Jodie and Doug DeNure were hooked. They decid­ed to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Lodging Tax Awards to Focus on Tourism Activities Outside Summer

June 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Town of Fri­day Har­bor The Town of Fri­day Harbor’s Lodg­ing Tax Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee is accept­ing appli­ca­tions through Sept. 27 for grants to fund tourism pro­mo­tion of events and activ­i­ties tak­ing place with­in the town in 2022. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to those oper­a­tions and activ­i­ties that encour­age tourists to vis­it dur­ing the shoul­der and  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Library Waives Fees From January 2016-December 2020

June 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Island Library In con­junc­tion with our reopen­ing on June 8, all San Juan Island Library patrons will receive COVID-Relief Amnesty for billed charges on patron accounts incurred between Jan­u­ary 2016 and Decem­ber 2020. All charges have been waived. In light of the finan­cial and social impacts of the last year, the library  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Islands Vacation Rental Forum Wednesday June 9

June 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work The num­ber of vaca­tion rentals in the San Juans has been a con­tentious issue in the coun­ty over the past few years. Let­ters to the Edi­tor of local news out­lets pre­sent­ed a divid­ed com­mu­ni­ty on the via­bil­i­ty, use and num­ber of vaca­tion rentals through­out the islands. In an effort to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal Resigns After Arrest

June 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Hay­ley Day, San Juan Update The Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School prin­ci­pal resigned after being arrest­ed for sus­pi­cion of inde­cent expo­sure. Cas­par van Haalen was tak­en into cus­tody by San Juan Coun­ty deputies May 23 and released, accord­ing to San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff Ron Krebs. No charges have been brought against him. San Juan Island  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tell Washington State Transportation Commission what Ferry Fares Should be by June 10

June 6, 2021 at 4:30 am

WSF Ever­green State enters Fri­day Har­bor — SJ Update pho­to From the Wash­ing­ton State Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion  The Wash­ing­ton State Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion is required to adjust fer­ry fares every two years and is seek­ing input from the pub­lic on fare increase alter­na­tives. Vis­it wstc.wa.gov for more infor­ma­tion about the alter­na­tives being pro­posed and to leave your  Con­tin­ue Reading

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