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

San Juan Prosecutor Urges Legislature To Correct State Supreme Court Drug Ruling

March 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Ran­dall Gay­lord, San Juan Coun­ty Pros­e­cut­ing Attor­ney On Thurs­day, Feb. 25, a nar­row major­i­ty of the Wash­ing­ton Supreme Court ruled uncon­sti­tu­tion­al a state statute mak­ing it unlaw­ful to pos­sess con­trolled sub­stances upend­ing a 50-year-old statute and tens of thou­sands of crim­i­nal con­vic­tions in Wash­ing­ton state. “I don’t expect to see meth and hero­in users open­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Watch San Juan Island Community Network Forum on Schools’ COVID Responses

March 3, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work invites you to watch its sec­ond vir­tu­al forum that explored how the islands’ schools are respond­ing to the health and edu­ca­tion­al chal­lenges posed by COVID-19. The response so far has been very pos­i­tive and we believe many more islanders will ben­e­fit from the rich  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO Board Voting Opens March 22

March 2, 2021 at 5:00 am

From OPALCO As a coop­er­a­tive, OPALCO holds elec­tions for its board posi­tions on an annu­al basis. The 2021 elec­tion is the first year of the stag­gered elec­tion process. ALL OPALCO mem­bers vote in every elec­tion regard­less of their home dis­trict. The fol­low­ing are run­ning for OPALCO board posi­tions this year: • Dis­trict 2 (two posi­tions open): Rick  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Council Supports Island Rec Levy

March 2, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Town of Fri­day Har­bor   The Town of Fri­day Har­bor Coun­cil adopt­ed Res­o­lu­tion No. 2618 declar­ing town sup­port for approval of Propo­si­tion 1 by the San Juan Island Parks and Recre­ation Dis­trict, also known as Island Rec, in the April 27 spe­cial elec­tion.   Learn more about the levy at www.islandrec.org/levy.   Read  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Online ‘Know Your Islanders’ On Oak Knoll Farm

March 1, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library will present a vir­tu­al Know Your Islanders event on Oak Knoll Farm and the Pope and Greene Fam­i­ly at 7 p.m., Wednes­day, March 17. Sarah Pope returned home to San Juan Island in 2017 with her part­ner, Adam Greene, to raise their chil­dren and take over  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Meenan Supports April 27 Island Rec Levy

March 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Karen Meenan, San Juan Island I was asked to be on the Island Rec Levy Com­mit­tee and I glad­ly said yes.  Let me tell you why.  I love Island Rec.  What a gem for our com­mu­ni­ty; such a robust set of pro­grams for a lit­tle com­mu­ni­ty like ours.  Most of us use or sup­port at  Con­tin­ue Reading

First Calf Born To Southern Resident L Pod In Two Years

March 1, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Cen­ter for Whale Research The Cen­ter for Whale Research is thrilled to con­firm that a new calf, L125, has been born into the South­ern Res­i­dent killer whale com­mu­ni­ty. Fol­low­ing word that J, K, and L pod were in Haro Strait, CWR dis­patched two boats with field researchers to pho­­to-iden­ti­­fy the new calf and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents Adventure Films Starting March 1

February 28, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s Direc­tor Series presents “Unbrand­ed” and “The Riv­er and the Wall,” offer­ing view­ers adven­ture and dis­cov­ery online from March 1–15 at fhff.org. Screen each film for only $2.95. Since Decem­ber this series has attract­ed film lovers from 16 coun­tries includ­ing Europe, Cana­da, Aus­tralia, and the US. “Unbrand­ed,” direct­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Building Custom Construction on San Juan Island

February 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc As inven­to­ry is very low for exist­ing sin­­gle-fam­i­­ly homes, more and more buy­ers are con­sid­er­ing cus­tom con­struc­tion. Build­ing cus­tom allows you to design and build the exact floor plan and exte­ri­or ele­va­tion that suits your needs, your bud­get and is well cit­ed to  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Continues Peer Training

February 28, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion We have some good news to share from the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion. In these times of being “Zoomed Out” and still phys­i­cal­ly dis­tanc­ing, we have some local teens stay­ing engaged in help­ing pro­mote a health­i­er com­mu­ni­ty! We thought we’d share a lit­tle back­sto­ry on our Peer 2  Con­tin­ue Reading

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