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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

Rescheduling Available For Orcas Vaccine Clinics

February 15, 2021 at 9:04 am

From San Juan Coun­ty To those reg­is­tered for the upcom­ing Orcas vac­cine clin­ics: we’re work­ing hard to ensure that every­one who isn’t able to come to town on Tues­day or Wednes­day due to road con­di­tions will still be able to get their vac­cine at anoth­er time (hope­ful­ly on Fri­day). No one should put them­selves at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islands’ Oil Spill Association Welcomes New Director

February 15, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Islands’ Oil Spill Asso­ci­a­tion Tony Parkin has been hired as the new exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Islands’ Oil Spill Asso­ci­a­tion. Hail­ing from the UK, Tony used his degree in Geol­o­gy and Oceanog­ra­phy to launch an inter­na­tion­al career in marine sci­ence, remote-sen­s­ing, and over the past 30 years, oil spill response and plan­ning. Tony and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Skagit Valley College Offers GED Prep, English Classes

February 15, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Basic Edu­ca­tion for Adults pro­gram is offer­ing spring quar­ter class­es for high school com­ple­tion, GED Prep and Eng­lish lan­guage acqui­si­tion Skag­it Val­ley College’s Basic Edu­ca­tion for Adults office, www.skagit.edu/beda, is con­tin­u­ing to offer ser­vices via remote deliv­ery, as well as some in-per­­son sup­port offered by SVC BEdA fac­ul­ty.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islands Ferries Routes On Severe Weather Schedules Through Monday

February 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm

From Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries All routes, includ­ing the Anacortes/San Juan Island route, will remain on their severe weath­er sched­ules through the end of the sail­ing day on Mon­day, Feb. 15. The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will be run­ning on its week­day severe weath­er sched­ule Mon­day. Trav­el­ers should con­tin­ue to plan ahead and check the adjust­ed sched­ules  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lopez Vaccine Clinic Still On For Monday, Rescheduling Available

February 14, 2021 at 5:17 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty The Lopez Island vac­cine clin­ic on Mon­day, Feb. 15 is cur­rent­ly sched­uled to be open. How­ev­er, plans are being made so that those who can­not make it to the vil­lage on Mon­day will be able to receive their vac­ci­na­tion lat­er in the week, like­ly on Thurs­day. Bot­tom line: no one should put  Con­tin­ue Reading

Center For Whale Research Presents Whale Love Stories

February 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

From the Cen­ter for Whale Research We asked Cen­ter for Whale Research mem­bers and sup­port­ers to share a short sto­ry about a spe­cial whale, encounter or friend­ship that devel­oped from a shared pas­sion for whales. We are very grate­ful to those who shared their sto­ries. This is what they wrote (list­ing in the order that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Celebrate OPALCO’s Completed Solar Array On Decatur

February 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

From OPALCO Join OPALCO at noon, Feb. 24 on Zoom for a video tour of the ener­gy co-op’s first com­mu­ni­ty solar array on Decatur Island with a pan­el dis­cus­sion and Q&A ses­sion. OPALCO installed a one-megawatt bat­tery stor­age project to cou­ple with their first com­mu­ni­ty solar array on Decatur Island. This micro­grid is the  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Libraries Break Record For Online Checkouts In 2020

February 14, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library Dis­trict helped the Wash­ing­ton Any­time Library sur­pass 1.7 mil­lion dig­i­tal book check­outs in 2020 — an all-time record. This mile­stone affirms that more peo­ple are choos­ing eBooks, eAu­dio­books and the con­ve­nience of online lend­ing, par­tic­u­lar­ly at a time when numer­ous libraries had to close due  Con­tin­ue Reading

Shop, Eat Local This Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce It’s a three-day week­end and Valen­tine’s Day on Sun­day. Usu­al­ly, it is the win­ter big week­end for restau­rants, inns and stores.   This year, that is not the case, but you can still help make the hol­i­day the best pos­si­ble under the cir­cum­stances.   Sup­port busi­ness­es if  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fish For Teeth Brings Mobile Dental Clinic March 3–6

February 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Fish For Teeth We at Fish for Teeth are excit­ed to announce our March den­tal clin­ic: March 3–6, at the Mullis Cen­ter on San Juan Island. Yes, four days! Fish For Teeth has received addi­tion­al fund­ing to spon­sor a mobile den­tal van for four-day clin­ics on San Juan Island, four times a year. Due to health pre­cau­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading

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