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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

View Short Documentaries On San Juan Islands Artists

March 29, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre and San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art are pleased to present a joint pro­duc­tion called Island Artist Scenes. Our two orga­ni­za­tions have col­lab­o­rat­ed dur­ing their lull in nor­mal oper­a­tions to pro­duce a series of mini-doc­u­­men­­taries high­light­ing local artists. In our first install­ment of this lim­it­ed series,  Con­tin­ue Reading

First-dose COVID Vaccine Registration Opens Monday

March 28, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices will be open­ing reg­is­tra­tion for first-dose vac­cine appoint­ments at 9 a.m., Mon­day, March 29. These clin­ics will be on Orcas and San Juan Island. Lopez dos­es will be admin­is­tered by Lopez Phar­ma­cy. Those who are eli­gi­ble and wish to reg­is­ter for an appoint­ment should  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pam Hutchins Retires From San Juan Public Hospital District

March 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island EMS The retire­ment announce­ment of Super­in­ten­dent Pamela Hutchins on March 25,  marks the end of a crit­i­cal era for the San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1. First hired in April 2005 as the finan­cial offi­cer for the old Inter Island Med­ical Cen­ter, she played a role there until it closed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: OPALCO Orcas District Reps Ask For Vote

March 28, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Jef­frey Struthers and Rick Christ­mas, OPALCO Orcas Dis­trict Rep­re­sen­ta­tives It is time to vote for Orcas dis­trict direc­tors for OPALCO and Rock Island. We, your cur­rent Orcas dis­trict direc­tors — Jef­frey Struthers and Rick Christ­mas — ask for your vote. Here is why we believe you should return both of us to the board for  Con­tin­ue Reading

One New COVID Case On San Juan, One On Lopez

March 27, 2021 at 1:47 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, March 19, the total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 129 to 131. There are nine close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update and no con­firmed pos­i­tive cas­es  Con­tin­ue Reading

Homes For Islanders To Suspend Operations After Foxhall

March 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm

From Homes for Islanders The afford­able self-help hous­ing non-prof­it Homes for Islanders is near­ing com­ple­tion of their Fox­hall neigh­bor­hood homes. This will bring the orga­ni­za­tion’s own­er-built afford­able home pro­duc­tion total up to 129 com­plet­ed homes built over 17 years between 2004 and 2021. Although Homes for Islanders has been search­ing dili­gent­ly for a future location(s) to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Adopt Local Beach To Protect From Man-made Debris

March 27, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Karin Roe­mers-Kleven, Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea Spring is in the air, the days are get­ting longer and the weath­er is get­ting bet­ter. We can leave our hous­es and go for nice walks. So, why not adopt a beach? The idea behind adopt­ing a beach was launched about a year ago with the devel­op­ment of the Plas­tic Free Sal­ish  Con­tin­ue Reading

Alchemy Art Center To Install Gas Kilns

March 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Alche­my Art Cen­ter Alche­my Art Cen­ter’s two enor­mous gas kilns, pre­vi­ous­ly stand­ing sen­tinel by the road, have been moved to their new per­ma­nent home next to the ceram­ic stu­dio. It was quite a feat to get them into place, and kudos to the Alche­my engi­neer­ing team for pulling it off! Gas fir­ings can cre­ate some  Con­tin­ue Reading

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