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

Two New COVID Cases On Lopez, One On San Juan

February 20, 2021 at 9:47 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Feb. 12, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 126 to 129. Two of these new cas­es are on Lopez Island and the third is on San Juan Island.  Approx­i­mate­ly nine close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es are cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mysterious Pond Designs In Friday Harbor

February 20, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Krista Mat­tox, Fri­day Har­bor I live in the North 40 neigh­bor­hood of Fri­day Har­bor. Over the past cou­ple of days, there have been mys­te­ri­ous designs in the frost cov­er­ing my pond. I’m curi­ous if any­one else has expe­ri­enced this in their pond. The designs have been there since Mon­day morn­ing and haven’t changed at any time  Con­tin­ue Reading

Center For Whale Research Spots New Orca Calf

February 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Cen­ter For Whale Research On Feb. 17, the Cen­ter For Whale Research had its eighth encounter with orcas in 2021. Mem­bers saw the J, K, L pods in Haro Strait. They report: “We were see­ing young calves but it was hard to tell who the moth­ers were as sad­dles dis­ap­peared behind swells. We  Con­tin­ue Reading

Job Opening At San Juan County Public Hospital District

February 20, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict 1 San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1 has a job open­ing for an exec­u­tive assis­tant and hos­pi­tal dis­trict affairs spe­cial­ist. Click here for the full job descrip­tion. The job is open until filled, but we begin inter­views March 4. A suc­cess­ful appli­cant will need to pass a back­ground  Con­tin­ue Reading

Submit San Juan County Fair Poster Design

February 19, 2021 at 6:44 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Parks and Fair After a flur­ry of flakes, it now feels as if spring is just around the cor­ner. Cro­cus are send­ing up shoots, gar­dens are being planned, the sun is shin­ing (some­times) and birds are chirp­ing! This year’s Fair theme “Let­tuce Enter­tain Ewe” reminds us of the play­ful nature of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Preservation Trust Trail On Shaw Opens March 1

February 19, 2021 at 6:38 am

From San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust March 1 is the offi­cial open­ing day for the newest addi­tion to the Preser­va­tion Trust’s trail net­work on Shaw Island. The two-mile Syl­van Loop Trail mean­ders through a scenic sam­pling of the Mar­i­lyn and Fred Ellis Pre­serve’s var­ied for­est land­scapes. Donat­ed to the Preser­va­tion Trust by Fred and Mar­i­lyn Ellis­es’ heirs  Con­tin­ue Reading

County’s COVID Vaccine Clinics On San Juan Postponed

February 19, 2021 at 6:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Due to east coast weath­er delay­ing vac­cine ship­ments, San Juan Island vac­cine clin­ics on Thurs­day, Feb. 18 and Fri­day, Feb. 19 are post­poned. These are in addi­tion to the post­poned Orcas Island clin­ic from Wednes­day, Feb. 17. Those who have reg­is­tered for these clin­ics will be noti­fied by email as soon as  Con­tin­ue Reading

Virtual Forum On Islands Schools’ COVID Response

February 18, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work At 7 p.m., Feb. 23, San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work will host its sec­ond vir­tu­al forum explor­ing how our islands’ schools are respond­ing to the health and edu­ca­tion­al chal­lenges posed by COVID-19. Islanders can reg­is­ter for free at SJICN’s web­site: www.sjicn.org. Fea­tured forum pan­elists will include: Amber Paul­son, Direc­tor  Con­tin­ue Reading

Animal Protection Society Pet Of The Week

February 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor Name: Mee­ka Age: About 8/9 years old Sex: Female Breed: Siber­ian Husky Appli­ca­tion: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Meet Mee­ka, a sweet husky with an easy going per­son­al­i­ty! Mee­ka is tried and true to her breed, she loves adven­tures includ­ing long walks, hikes, and hav­ing fun! She is a known “explor­er” so her  Con­tin­ue Reading

Free ‘Kitchen Sink’ Meals at Cynthia’s Bistro

February 18, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Cynthia’s Bistro Grab a free din­ner from 4:30–6 p.m., Today, Thurs­day, Feb. 18, at Cynthia’s Bistro, 65 Nichols Street in Fri­day Har­bor.  The bistro is offer­ing free take­out meals on the restaurant’s front porch to any­one who needs a meal or wish­es to have a home-cooked meal; no ques­tions asked, just free food. The meals  Con­tin­ue Reading

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