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

Nana’s House Offers Craft Instructions Instead Of Holiday Shop

December 15, 2020 at 5:30 am

Jea­nine Earn­hart is one of the mas­ter­minds behind Nana’s Hol­i­day House in Fri­day Har­bor. With the ongo­ing pan­dem­ic, Earn­hart, along with her daugh­ter Lau­ra Earn­hart Hold­en and friend Deb­bie Cut­ting, opt­ed not to open the long­stand­ing hol­i­day store this year. Earn­hart spoke with the Update about Nana’s Hol­i­day House­’s cur­rent social­ly dis­tanced options; how the store  Con­tin­ue Reading

Enjoy Emily Anton Ballet Performance Online

December 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

By San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre Watch Emi­ly Anton, from The Bal­let and Move­ment School, on the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre’s web­site. Emi­ly Anton began her pro­fes­sion­al career at the Cor­nish Dance The­atre work­ing with Steve Cas­teel and Olivi­er Wev­ers. She went on to dance at the Oak­land Bal­let Com­pa­ny and Penin­su­la Bal­let The­atre work­ing with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Donate to Friends of the San Juans During $100K Match

December 15, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Friends of the San Juans This year has been life-chang­ing for all of us to vary­ing degrees. In ear­ly March, the mes­sage from Friends of the San Juans was one of chang­ing times, as direc­tives unfold­ed with cau­tion and delib­er­a­tion. Those same feel­ings con­tin­ue to unfold in a vari­ety of ways. Yet today, we are filled  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update On School District Return To In-Person Learning

December 14, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Fred Woods, Super­in­ten­dent, San Juan Island School Dis­trict As we move into the final week before the schools’ win­ter break, I would like to take a moment to express my grat­i­tude for your sup­port dur­ing this unprece­dent­ed and dif­fi­cult time for our stu­dents and fam­i­lies. I also want to wish you the hap­pi­est of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Orcas Recount Results Match Original Count

December 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

By San Juan Coun­ty A recount of votes cast for gov­er­nor in San Juan County’s Orcas East precinct matched exact­ly the orig­i­nal vote count in the race. The recount, which had been request­ed by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a polit­i­cal par­ty, was con­duct­ed Thurs­day by two teams of elec­tion work­ers.  The teams includ­ed Repub­li­can and Demo­c­ra­t­ic mem­bers,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Donations Support Local Hospice

December 14, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Hos­pice of the North­west Foun­da­tion At their Novem­ber board meet­ing, the Trustees of the Hos­pice of the North­west Foun­da­tion vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to approve pro­gram fund­ing requests from Hos­pice of the North­west total­ing $501,003. The Hos­pice of the North­west Foun­da­tion is able to fund these grants through the gen­er­ous dona­tions of indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es. Since  Con­tin­ue Reading

Film Festival Presents Bristol Bay Trilogy

December 13, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s Direc­tor Series presents the Bris­tol Bay tril­o­gy, three impor­tant fea­ture films doc­u­ment­ing the fight to pro­tect Alaska’s Bris­tol Bay Sock­eye salmon run threat­ened by the pro­posed Peb­ble Mine. “Red Gold,” “The Breach,” and “The Wild” will be avail­able online at fhff.org Dec. 14–31. View all three films  Con­tin­ue Reading

Five New COVID Cases In San Juans

December 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

By San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Dec. 4, the total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 66 to 71. One of these new cas­es is on Orcas Island, and four are on San Juan Island. Cur­rent pos­i­tive case num­bers are avail­able online at the San Juan Coun­ty Case count  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Breaks Down Governor’s Press Conference

December 13, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil The fol­low­ing was announced at Wash­ing­ton State Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee’s Dec. 8 press con­fer­ence: The COVID-19 restric­tions announced on Nov. 15 will remain in effect for three more weeks, until Jan. 7, 2021. An addi­tion­al $50 mil­lion has been allo­cat­ed to Work­ing Wash­ing­ton round 3 grants, bring­ing the total  Con­tin­ue Reading

Local Bike Shop Offers Photography Tour

December 12, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Meat Machine Cycles Meat Machine Cycles — Fri­day Harbor’s only full-ser­vice bike repair and rental shop — is offer­ing a new bicy­cle tour for pho­tog­ra­phy enthu­si­asts. Meat Machine’s pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er will guide guests on a mild bike ride to the most scenic and also less­er-known San Juan Island loca­tions to learn the basic tenets  Con­tin­ue Reading

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