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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

County Reports 10 New COVID Cases On San Juan, Zero On Orcas, Lopez

April 3, 2021 at 10:47 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, March 26, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 131 to 141. There are 56 close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no con­firmed pos­i­tive cas­es  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Offers Summer Camps For All Ages

April 3, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre will hold sum­mer 2021 camps out­doors at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds. Camp reg­is­tra­tion for “Could You Hug a Cac­tus” and “The Seussi­fi­ca­tion of Romeo and Juli­et” opens April 5 at sjctheatre.org. See audi­tion infor­ma­tion below for “101 Dal­ma­tians Kids.” “Could You Hug a Cac­tus?” will  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Orcas Member for Housing Advisory Committee

April 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Are you an Orcas res­i­dent who is pas­sion­ate and knowl­edge­able about afford­able hous­ing in San Juan Coun­ty? San Juan Coun­ty is seek­ing a new mem­ber for the Hous­ing Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee to fill the Orcas Island posi­tion on the com­mit­tee. The com­mit­tee is the main advi­so­ry body to the San Juan Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Health Care Enrollment Extends Through Aug. 15 With Lower Premiums

April 3, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Wash­ing­ton Health­plan­find­er Due to recent fed­er­al action bring­ing new sav­ings oppor­tu­ni­ties to cur­rent and new indi­vid­ual health insur­ance mar­ket cus­tomers, Wash­ing­ton Health­plan­find­er is extend­ing the cur­rent spe­cial enroll­ment peri­od from May 15 through Aug. 15. This aligns with the recent fed­er­al announce­ment extend­ing the spe­cial enroll­ment peri­od for those using the fed­er­al mar­ket­place. This spe­cial  Con­tin­ue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day With San Juan Preservation Trust On Henry Island

April 2, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust Only a short boat ride from busy Roche Har­bor, Hen­ry Island Pre­serve feels like a world away, strad­dling the bound­ary between the shal­low waters of Mos­qui­to Pass and the blue depths of Haro Strait. Come ashore to cel­e­brate Earth Day 2021 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April 22 by enjoy­ing some out­­er-island  Con­tin­ue Reading

Animal Protection Society Pet Of The Week

April 2, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor Age: Approx­i­mat­ly 2 years Sex: Male Breed: Shep­herd mix Appli­ca­tion: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ Cis­co is the sweet­est lit­tle bud­dy! Weigh­ing in at just under 40 lbs, he is the per­fect medi­um-sized dog! Cis­co is a recent arrival to the shel­ter and is still a bit wor­ried, but is very smart and catch­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Utility Construction Continues On New Friday Harbor Roundabout

April 1, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Town of Fri­day Har­bor The town is con­tin­u­ing con­struc­tion on a Mullis Street round­about, and sew­er and storm mains under Spring Street between First and Sec­ond Streets will be replaced around April 5.  This will be the final phase to com­plete util­i­ty replace­ment on Spring Street from the water­front to the round­about. The Town  Con­tin­ue Reading

‘Chainsaw’ Orca Seen Near Henry Island

April 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Cen­ter For Whale Research The Cen­ter For Whale Research’s 15th orca encounter in 2021 was on March 29 and brought sight­ings of the whale “Chain­saw.” The whales were still head­ing quick­ly north toward Hen­ry Island in loose­ly spread groups. Our first pass was a semi-back­­lit one with a lot of whales com­ing up at  Con­tin­ue Reading

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