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

County Apologizes For February 10 Vaccine Registration Errors

February 11, 2021 at 4:33 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty When COVID vac­cine reg­is­tra­tion opened at 5 p.m. on Wednes­day, Feb. 10, many hun­dreds of islanders logged on and searched by their zip code for avail­able clin­ics, just as they were advised to do in our instruc­tion­al video. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the zip code search fea­ture was not work­ing. While most appli­cants were able  Con­tin­ue Reading

Enter Spring Art Contest In San Juans

February 11, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Arts Coun­cil Enter a spring-themed art con­test to win cash prizes. Accept­ed medi­ums include paint­ing, illus­tra­tion, sculp­ture, pot­tery, quilt, mix-media, jew­el­ry and pho­to. First prize for those 18 and old­er will receive $500, sec­ond place wins $250 and this place wins $100. First prize for those 17 and younger will receive $250,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Share Whale Love Stories With The Center For Whale Research

February 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Cen­ter For Whale Research The team at the Cen­ter For Whale Research wants to hear your whale love sto­ries. Is there a whale that holds a spe­cial place in your heart? Or a whale encounter that still makes your heart go pit­ter-pat­ter? Or per­haps you devel­oped a spe­cial friend­ship with some­one because of  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Book On Patos Island Lighthouse History

February 11, 2021 at 4:30 am

Patos Light­house — Con­tributed Pho­to From Arca­dia Pub­lish­ing Since 1893, a light has been shin­ing from Patos Island, the north­ern­most island in Puget Sound. Built to guide ships through treach­er­ous waters, the light­house was also a hap­py home for many, includ­ing Edward Dur­gan and his fam­i­ly in the ear­ly 1900s. Bound­ary waters smug­glers and rum­run­ners once vis­it­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Livestream Q&A With Film Festival Directors

February 10, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Join the Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s free livestream Q&A event about the films from the series “In Search of the Great Song,“at 10 a.m., Fri­day, Feb. 12. A record­ing of the livestream will be avail­able free at www.fhff.org for those unable to watch at the sched­uled time. The Fri­day Har­bor  Con­tin­ue Reading

Griffin Bay To Close For Two Weeks, Online Ordering Remains

February 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

Store To Close Feb. 14-March 2 For Vaca­tion By Nan­cy Larsen, Grif­fin Bay Book­store We at Grif­fin Bay Book­store have you in our hearts as we turn our uplift­ed spir­its to thoughts of deep appre­ci­a­tion for our cus­tomers, to the grat­i­tude we hold for your encour­age­ment and sup­port, and to the joy we feel know­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Apply For Fulltime Job At Friday Harbor Labs

February 10, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Fri­day Har­bor Labs The Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton’s Fri­day Har­bor Lab­o­ra­to­ries has an open­ing as a vis­i­tor coor­di­na­tor. This is a full­time, salaried posi­tion, that earns $4,116 per month plus ben­e­fits. Staff is seek­ing an ener­getic mul­ti­tasker, detail-ori­en­t­ed and good with num­bers, to coor­di­nate the use of facil­i­ties at Fri­day Har­bor Labs. The employ­ee will process appli­ca­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading

COVID Vaccine Appointments Open February 10

February 9, 2021 at 3:47 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty In the good news depart­ment, a joint effort between San Juan Coun­ty, the Wash­ing­ton Nation­al Guard, and the Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Health is plan­ning to deliv­er 1,900 first dos­es of the COVID-19 vac­cine from Feb. 15–19. The team will return 28 days lat­er to deliv­er the sec­ond dose. Reg­is­tra­tion for these vac­cine  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Library Presents Kids Virtual Magic Show

February 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library will bring Magi­cian Jeff Evans to host “The Amaz­ing Mag­ic Show” by Zoom at 2 p.m., Thurs­day, Feb. 18. The show is a just-for-fun vir­tu­al mag­ic show with fam­i­­ly-friend­­ly com­e­dy and audi­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion.  Jeff Evans is one of the Pacif­ic Northwest’s most tal­ent­ed and cel­e­brat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Online San Juan School Board Meeting Wednesday

February 9, 2021 at 4:30 am

By Hay­ley Day, Suan Juan Update At 5 p.m., Wednes­day, Feb. 10, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a meet­ing on Zoom. The board will review a pre­sen­ta­tion on the draft plan for “sec­ondary in-per­­son instruc­tions.” View the entire agen­da here. The board will also hold a closed meet­ing in exec­u­tive  Con­tin­ue Reading

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