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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

Zylstra Lake Preserve | Algal Blooms May Prevent Swimming

July 17, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Doug McCutchen, Preserve Steward, San Juan County Land Bank This is the first in a series of articles describing the background of Zylstra Lake Preserve and the work that is going on to develop a long-term stewardship and management plan for the property. This article focuses on recreational access to the reservoir. Zylstra Lake  Continue Reading

Portland’s Talbott Brothers to Perform on Island July 25

July 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Community Theatre The Talbott Brothers will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 25 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Ticket prices are “pay-what-you-can.”  The Talbott Brothers have earned a large and growing following for their songs consisting of down-to-earth messages that prove to be prevalent in today’s world. Originally from a small  Continue Reading

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Apply for Affordable Health Care by August 15

July 17, 2021 at 4:30 am

From PeaceHealth In an effort to expand access to affordable health care, the federal government has established a special enrollment period for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, now through Aug. 15. Those seeking health insurance coverage, or looking to change their plans, may be able to achieve significant savings and lower costs on coverage  Continue Reading

Theater Society hosts August Dog Show for Island Pooches

July 16, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Community Arts Theatre Society “CATS Goes to the Dogs” is the theme of the All-Island Dog Show at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. The show is sponsored by CATS, the Community Arts Theatre Society, on behalf of the San Juan Community Theatre. Big dogs,  Continue Reading

Letter | Becki Day Deserves Fourth of July Credit

July 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Lauren Cohen, San Juan Island The return of our town’s beloved Fourth of July parade was an enormous step forward in our return to normal life. It was a chance for our community and the visitors we welcome every year to come together and celebrate our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. The San  Continue Reading

State Recreation and Conservation Office Seeks Virtual Volunteers

July 16, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting 45 volunteers to fill positions on advisory committees that help determine how the state invests in the outdoors. The 18 committees evaluate grant proposals for parks, trails, boating amenities, firearm and archery ranges and other outdoor recreation facilities.  Continue Reading

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Tourism’s Affect on Friday Harbor in Online Forum

July 15, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Hayley Day, San Juan Island Update Three candidates are vying to be the next Friday Harbor mayor.  Ray Jackson, Phil Carvalho and incumbent Farhad Ghatan spoke in an online forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Juans on July 8. Watch the recorded forum here with the passcode ut^WHQ88. Ballots  Continue Reading

Community Foundation Helped Make Family Art Days Free at San Juan Art Museum

July 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

By the Board of Trustees of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art The San Juan Islands Museum of Art would like to thank the staff, volunteers, members, and donors of the San Juan Island Community Foundation for all their support and good works from March 2020 to now. All of us suffered in some  Continue Reading

Test Drive and Learn about Electric Vehicles in Eastsound this August

July 15, 2021 at 4:30 am

From OPALCO At 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 OPALCO will host an Electric Vehicle Jamboree at the OPALCO Eastsound parking lot. The in-person workshop will introduce members to a variety of electric vehicles, giving those who already have an electric vehicle a chance for some show and tell and answer questions. Members can test drive an  Continue Reading

First San Juan Drug Court Graduate Leaves with ‘Tools to Maintain Sobriety’

July 14, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County Adult Drug Court The San Juan County Adult Drug Court awarded its first certificate of graduation to Jordan Lynn-Jefferson of Orcas Island July 7. After 697 days or almost 24 months in the county’s therapeutic program, Jordan emerges a more self-confident and mature young man with goals for his life and  Continue Reading

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