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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

Dental Therapy on the Swinomish Reservation

October 8, 2020 at 5:30 am

Asiah Gonzalez, a dental therapist, shares her views on the advantages of dental therapy. Growing up on the Swinomish reservation, I never imagined that I could have a career in medicine. I tried hard in school, but I never saw dentists or doctors who looked like the people I grew up with. That all changed  Continue Reading

Scammers Call PeaceHealth Patients

October 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

PeaceHealth has received reports of recent phone scams – or “vishing” scams – impacting patients in the Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan areas. Scammers are pretending to be from PeaceHealth or other health agencies and attempting to steal personal information or private health details over the phone.

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

October 8, 2020 at 4:30 am

Anemones of the San Juans By Christopher Wells Dr. Christopher Wells completed his PhD with Dr. Ken Sebens in 2019 in the Biology Department at the University of Washington. His research was on the biology and ecology of sea anemones in the San Juan Archipelago. He is now a postdoctoral associate at the University at  Continue Reading

San Juan County Business Grant Extended

October 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

San Juan County has extended its Small Business Relief Grant program that launched on Sept. 1, 2020, to assist for-profit businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and opened eligibility to more organizations. Awards will range up to $5,000 for eligible San Juan County businesses to help them to remain open, retain jobs, and comply with  Continue Reading

Covid-19 Beta Testing in Friday Harbor

October 7, 2020 at 4:30 am

Living Medical Arts PLLC, in Friday Harbor, Washington, has been selected by LabCorp as one of three nation-wide sites to pilot a unique COVID-19 testing program. LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care.  Dr. Mandy Gulla and staff have been working closely with LabCorp for several  Continue Reading

San Juan County Awards $1.7 Million for Affordable Housing

October 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

The San Juan County Council discussed applications received for the 2020 Home Fund affordable housing project on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The council approved Home Fund grants and funding commitments to five projects totaling $1,782,734. These funds will contribute to the construction of 59 total new affordable housing units, and the preservation of another 19 affordable  Continue Reading

Port of Friday Harbor Virtual Meeting Oct. 7

October 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Port of Friday Harbor will host a Special Meeting at noon, Oct 7 via Zoom. View the agenda and meeting access information here. The meeting will discuss designs for the marine technical center to be located at Jensen’s Boatyard, as well as information on the Salt-Water Farms site plan.

Larsen Hosts Virtual Discussion on Education

October 6, 2020 at 4:45 am

From 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a live virtual discussion via Facebook Live on resources available to Northwest Washington’s students, teachers and families for the 2020-21 school year. Click here to view the live stream. This event is open to the public. The discussion will highlight resources available to  Continue Reading

Sculpture of Friday Harbor Founder Complete

October 5, 2020 at 9:02 am

A life-size bronze statue of town founder Edward D. Warbass and his companion, Bob, was added to the town’s public art collection this week. The piece by northwest artist Gareth Curtiss has been installed at the First Street entrance to Sunshine Alley as part of the town’s Sunshine Alley Design Plan. Warbass is one of  Continue Reading

Community Foundation Funds Free Flu Shots

October 4, 2020 at 5:46 am

Supporting the health of our most vulnerable neighbors during COVID-19 is critical as we enter the winter months on San Juan Island. To help reduce the risk of influenza, SJICF recently granted $15k to help fund flu vaccinations for residents who could not otherwise afford one. The grant funds were awarded in late September to  Continue Reading

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