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

Community Paramedic Delivers Thanksgiving Dinners

December 5, 2020 at 5:30 am

By San Juan Island EMS San Juan Island EMS Com­mu­ni­ty Para­medic Lainey Volk spent a por­tion of her day on Thanks­giv­ing deliv­er­ing din­ners to 15 of her patients/clients who are vul­ner­a­ble and shut-in. Sev­er­al of these peo­ple have no oth­er fam­i­ly on the island. The meals, includ­ing turkey with all the trim­mings, were pro­cured from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Washington Adopts New CDC Quarantine Guidelines

December 5, 2020 at 5:10 am

By Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health is adopt­ing the new Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion guide­lines to reduce quar­an­tine for peo­ple who have been exposed to COVID-19. Although both the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health and CDC cur­rent­ly rec­om­mend a quar­an­tine peri­od of 14 days, there are cir­cum­stances  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town, Utility Customers Donate $5K to Food Bank

December 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Town of Fri­day Har­bor The Town of Fri­day Har­bor thanks the com­mu­ni­ty for sup­port­ing the local food bank with their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions to the Har­bor Life Ring pro­gram this Novem­ber. Town util­i­ty cus­tomer dona­tions of $3,010 were matched with a $2,000 grant from the town for a total dona­tion of $5,010 to the Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Reviews Holiday Classic Films

December 5, 2020 at 4:50 am

By San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library presents “Clas­sic Films for the Hol­i­days” at 7 p.m., Wednes­day, Dec. 9, online. Join Therese Finn – that Elf of Enter­tain­ment, Host­ess of Hol­i­days – in review­ing a hand­ful of clas­sic hol­i­day films.  She’ll do a sled-by of the clas­sic clas­sics: “It’s a Won­der­ful Life,” “White  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Resumes Business Recovery Workshops

December 5, 2020 at 4:30 am

By EDC The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil is resum­ing reg­u­lar pro­gram­ming with the return of our Busi­ness Recov­ery Zoom Meet­ings, now called Busi­ness Recov­ery Work­shops. This bi-week­­ly work­shop, in a Zoom envi­ron­ment, will give busi­ness own­ers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with pro­fes­sion­als on a wide vari­ety of top­ics relat­ed to the con­tin­u­ing eco­nom­ic  Con­tin­ue Reading

Three More COVID Cases in San Juans

December 4, 2020 at 8:42 pm

By San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Nov. 25, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 63 to 66. Two of these new cas­es are on San Juan Island, the oth­er is on Lopez Island. Cur­rent pos­i­tive case num­bers are avail­able online at the San Juan Coun­ty Case count page.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer Burned: Snowshoe Hares

December 4, 2020 at 5:30 am

“FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update. By Steve Ulvi, San Juan Island Just how much dif­fer­ence can a few bun­nies make? Com­mon notions when hear­ing of the place called Alas­ka, are a mish-mash of life expe­ri­ences (or lack there­of), book­ish knowl­edge and an active imag­i­na­tion. That place  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Offers ‘Tech Help’

December 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

By San Juan Island Library Receive “tech help” thanks to the San Juan Island Library, at 3 p.m., Mon­days, Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Get help with com­put­ers, tablets and smart­phones via Zoom. After deter­min­ing your needs, you will work one-on-one with a vol­un­teer. This class is designed to help you learn to use your tech­nol­o­gy  Con­tin­ue Reading

Changes To Ordering Birth, Death Certificates

December 4, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan Coun­ty Start­ing Jan. 1, a new Wash­ing­ton state vital records law and rules go into effect. This will change the order­ing require­ments for birth and death cer­tifi­cates. The changes include: For increased secu­ri­ty of per­son­al infor­ma­tion, only indi­vid­u­als with spe­cif­ic rela­tion­ships to the per­son on the record being request­ed can receive a  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Chamber Chat

December 3, 2020 at 5:30 am

Santa’s Mail­box, Hol­i­day Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test By Bec­ki Day, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce On behalf of the San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce Board of Direc­tors and myself, we hope you all had a nice, although dif­fer­ent, Thanks­giv­ing week­end. We also hope you got to enjoy a lit­tle bit of the hol­i­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

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