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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

Tips For Environmentally-Friendly Holidays

December 21, 2020 at 5:30 am

Shop Local; Reuse Gift Wrap­pings; Swap Dec­o­ra­tions with Friends By Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea What do fish sing dur­ing the hol­i­days? Christ­mas corals! Have you resolved to be more eco-con­s­cious this hol­i­day sea­son? Tran­si­tion San Juan Island and Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea can help. Check out the ideas below to reduce waste and light­en your car­bon  Con­tin­ue Reading

Last Day To Enter Gingerbread House Contest

December 20, 2020 at 7:00 am

By San Juan Build­ing Asso­ci­a­tion Join the San Juan Builders Asso­ci­a­tion in cel­e­brat­ing the hol­i­day sea­son by enter­ing or just view­ing the entries to its first annu­al gin­ger­bread com­pe­ti­tion. Today, Sun­day, Dec. 20, is the last day to drop off your gin­ger­bread cre­ations between 11 a.m.-1 p.m at Sun­dries Court at 260 Spring St. Reg­is­ter  Con­tin­ue Reading

Free Coats Outside Cynthia’s Bistro This Tuesday

December 20, 2020 at 6:41 am

By Cyn­thia Burke Start­ing at 9 a.m., this Tues­day, Dec. 22, win­ter coats will be hung on a fence in Fri­day Har­bor for those who need them. Any­one can take the coats; no ques­tions asked and noth­ing in return. Cyn­thia Burke has offered the fence on her prop­er­ty, left of Cyn­thi­a’s Bistro, locat­ed on Nicholas Street  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

December 20, 2020 at 5:30 am

“Freez­er Burned: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. The Mail Will Be Deliv­ered: Part I On a daz­zling autumn day, some­time in the mid-1930s, Eddie Hin­der­mann tipped his hat back paus­ing in his labors, lean­ing on a shov­el, catch­ing a blow.  He squint­ed while look­ing upriv­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

Online Training for Family Caregivers

December 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

By event orga­niz­ers An online class to train fam­i­ly care­givers will be offered from 1:30–3 p.m., Wednes­days, Jan. 20-Feb. 24. The instruc­tors for the class titled “Pow­er­ful Tools for Care­givers,” are Jami Mitchell, senior ser­vices spe­cial­ist, and Gail Les­­chine-Seitz, aging and fam­i­ly case coor­di­na­tor. The fam­i­ly care­giv­er train­ing is sup­port­ed by the San Juan Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

December 19, 2020 at 4:30 am

Stu­dents Study Kelp Con­sumers By Katie Dobkows­ki, James Cal­hoon, Kat­ri­na John­son and Muriel Dit­trich Katie Dobkows­ki is a vis­it­ing assis­tant pro­fes­sor at Bates Col­lege in Lewis­ton, Maine, and a men­tor in the Fri­day Har­bor sum­mer REU pro­gram. She earned her Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton in 2017 and has con­duct­ed research at the labs  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Has Four New COVID Cases

December 18, 2020 at 8:58 pm

By San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Dec. 11, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 71 to 75. All of the four new cas­es are on San Juan Island. Cur­rent pos­i­tive case num­bers are avail­able online on the coun­ty case count page. As indi­cat­ed on that page, these num­bers  Con­tin­ue Reading

Local Nonprofit Hospice Won’t Be Sold to For-Profit

December 18, 2020 at 8:44 pm

By Skag­it Region­al Health and Unit­ed Gen­er­al Dis­trict 304 Board mem­bers of Skag­it Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1 (Skag­it Region­al Health) and Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 304 (Unit­ed Gen­er­al Dis­trict 304) each vot­ed on Fri­day, Dec. 18 to dis­con­tin­ue fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion of a poten­tial pur­chase agree­ment for Hos­pice of the North­west. The two pub­lic hos­pi­tal  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Offers Online Fitness Classes

December 18, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Island Rec Adult online fit­ness class­es are open for reg­is­tra­tion. Sign up for the whole month of Jan­u­ary, or a drop-in option is also avail­able. To reg­is­ter, vis­it www.islandrec.org. Fit and Over 50 (On-Demand) Try a safe, heart-healthy exer­cise class to ener­gize your active lifestyle from the com­fort of your own home with Jacque­lyn Reiff.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soroptimist Online Raffle Helps Community

December 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is well-known known for its edu­ca­tion­al awards and schol­ar­ships avail­able to local women and girls. They also sup­ply fer­ry tick­ets to can­cer patients and their care­tak­ers trav­el­ing to the main­land for treat­ment, as well as a wom­en’s emer­gency fund. These and oth­er Sorop­ti­mist pro­grams pro­vide vital  Con­tin­ue Reading

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