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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

Run For OPALCO Board

January 11, 2021 at 4:30 am

Deadline for Nominations is January 27 From OPALCO Now is your chance for a seat at the table as the OPALCO Board plans the future power supply for San Juan County. OPALCO is seeking nominations for board candidates for two open positions in District 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Big Double, Blakely, Fawn, Little Double and Obstruction  Continue Reading

Six Steps To Purchasing A San Juans Home

January 10, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc 1. Select an Agent to Represent You As you may be aware, all of the brokerage firms on San Juan Island are members of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service; therefore, any of the agents can assist you with any of the properties listed with  Continue Reading

Grant Helps Fish For Teeth Maintain Services

January 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

Dental Appointments Available, Fish Tacos On Friday From Fish For Teeth Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission by bringing the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van to Friday Harbor from Wednesday, Jan. 13-Saturday, Jan. 16. There are still a few appointments available on Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16. Apply at fishforteeth.com  Continue Reading

Learn To Grow Veggies With Master Gardeners

January 10, 2021 at 4:30 am

By Caitlin Blethen, WSU Master Gardener Program Coordinator  Join the San Juan County Washington State University Master Gardeners for two free community webinars exploring how to successfully grow your own food. Dr. Carol Miles and Dr. Linda Gilkeson will spend two hours each on two separate Tuesdays, reviewing the basics of food gardening. These events  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Presents Whale-Poop Sniffing Dog 

January 9, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Island Library At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, meet a conservation canine during the San Juan Island Library’s virtual Know Your Islanders event. Eba, the whale dog, is a poop-sniffing rescue dog in the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology Whale Scat program. Eba is helping Dr. Sam Wasser and Dr.  Continue Reading

Holiday Ferries Ridership 43% Lower Than In 2019

January 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries had roughly 267,000 riders from Tuesday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Dec. 28. That’s 43% lower than the number of people we carried during the same time frame last year, though vehicle ridership was down only 9%. Thank you for following statewide restrictions to limit travel over the holiday season. Wednesday,  Continue Reading

Makerspace Event Looks At How To Create Sustainable Products

January 9, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan County Economic Development Council Islanders interested in makerspaces and sustainability are invited to join the Economic Development Council of San Juan County to hear about “closing the loop” on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.  Nikyta Palmisani, the training, education and outreach coordinator for Lopez Solid Waste, will  Continue Reading

Nine New COVID Cases In San Juans

January 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm

From San Juan County Since the last update on Thursday, Dec. 31, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 79 to 88. Eight of the new cases are on San Juan Island, and one is on Orcas Island. Approximately 28 individuals who are close contacts of positive cases are currently in active quarantine.  Continue Reading

State Says All Regions To Remain In Phase 1

January 8, 2021 at 7:12 pm

From the Washington State Department of Health On Jan. 8, the Washington State Department of Health announced that based on Governor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery plan released earlier this week, that all eight regions in Washington will remain in Phase 1 until at least Monday, Jan. 18. As outlined in the Governor’s  Continue Reading

Pick Up Free Meals For Every Island Child

January 8, 2021 at 5:30 am

By José Domenech, San Juan Island School District Finance Director, and Liz Varvaro, San Juan Island School District Food Service Director San Juan Island School District is able to provide a daily meal pack with breakfast and lunch to any child in our community between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age for  Continue Reading

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