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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

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

APS Mobilizes To Find Frightened Rescue Dog

January 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

Queenie Has Been Loose On San Juan Since Dec. 20. From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is currently heading a rescue mission to capture a dog that has been running loose on San Juan Island for the last three weeks. Queenie is a rescue dog that was  Continue Reading

San Juan County Vaccine Q&A

January 8, 2021 at 4:30 am

Who Is Eligible Now, Who Is Next In Line and Where Can You Get Vaccinated? From San Juan County This week, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee released details on a new two-phase plan for the limited reopening of some businesses and a return of some activities. The details are found here.  All counties begin in  Continue Reading

BooBoo Hosts Island Rec Online Fitness Class

January 7, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Island Rec Here is a new Zoom fitness class to kick off the New Year! Join BooBoo James for the class “Fantastic Full Body Fusion” from 5:30-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Jan. 12-Feb. 11.  This is a total body workout, no equipment necessary, except for sometimes a broom. This class is for ages  Continue Reading

Join Mullis Center Book Club Online

January 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island Library Join the Mullis Center Book Club at 1:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, online. This month, the club is reading “Haunting Paris” by Mamta Chaudhry. Print, large print, audio CD, and downloadable ebook and e-audiobook copies are available through the San Juan Island Library. Email bhelstien@sjlib.org, for the Zoom meeting invitation at least  Continue Reading

Apply For Lottery To Build Detached Guest Houses

January 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan County Community Development is now accepting Accessory Dwelling Unit eligibility applications. Applications are due Feb. 8. The drawing will be held on March 1. ADUs, commonly called guest houses, are defined in the San Juan County Code as:    “Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) means a living area that is accessory to the  Continue Reading

History Column: ‘We Can’t Build Up Our Beautiful City By Scrapping All The Time.’

January 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Historical Society and Museum “We can’t build up our beautiful city by scrapping all the time.” These words were written by Launor Benjamin Carter in 1909, as seen in the ad above and published in the Friday Harbor Journal the last week in December that year. The entire ad is worth reading. It reminds us that  Continue Reading

Center For Whale Research’s First Orca Sighting Of 2021

January 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Center for Whale Research On Jan. 3, Dave got a good enough shot of the mom to convince him that he had the T167s. T167A had sprouted since the last pictures Dave had looked at of him. The T167s have shown up a few times in the last several years (Mark just saw them  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series

January 6, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series will present a varied selection of not-to-be-missed documentaries to brighten your life during the winter of 2021. All can be accessed online at fhff.org at extremely low prices.  Here is the lineup for January and February: Jan. 7-17: The importance of public lands  Continue Reading

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