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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

Brian Brown Talks Noel Sign, Lions Club

November 30, 2020 at 5:30 am

For more than four decades, the San Juan Lions have dis­played a Noel sign in Fri­day Har­bor to ring in the hol­i­days. The sign was lit again this year on Wednes­day, Nov. 25. Lion Bri­an Brown spoke with the Update about the sign’s cre­ation, his­to­ry and mean­ing. Q: Tell me a lit­tle about the sign. A:  Con­tin­ue Reading

Need Help With Zoom? The Library Can Help

November 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

By SJIL The San Juan Island Library will host a vir­tu­al class called “Intro to Online Zoom Meet­ings,” at 3 p.m., Fri­day, Dec. 4. Learn the Zoom video con­fer­ence appli­ca­tion fea­tures in a low-pres­­sure envi­ron­ment. Dur­ing COVID-19, many of us have had to learn Zoom­ing on the fly, or nev­er had an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn at all.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Watch Harp and Flute Concert Online

November 30, 2020 at 4:30 am

By SJCT As part of San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre’s 2020–21 Snap­shot Sea­son, we have a beau­ti­ful con­cert for harp and flute by Mary WillAllen and Gin­ni Kei­th. View the con­cert at https://sjctheatre.org/2020–21-snapshot-season-videos/mary-willallen-ginni-keith-concert.

Theater Presents Desolation Sound Online Concert

November 29, 2020 at 5:30 am

By SJCT Darvis Tay­lor, bass and vocals; Scott Sluis, drums and vocals; Tom Hen­ry, lead gui­tar; and Daniel Day, lead vocals, rhythm gui­tar, are Fri­day Har­bor local musi­cians who have cre­at­ed an orig­i­nal alter­na­tive rock band called Des­o­la­tion Sound. The band says that the island way of life man­i­fests itself in the music. “I’m fas­ci­nat­ed with that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mullis Street Closes on Tuesday, December 1

November 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Town of Fri­day Har­bor Traf­fic will be dis­rupt­ed from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues­day, Dec. 1 while the Town of Fri­day Har­bor crew and con­trac­tor install water and sew­er mains across Mullis Street near Bak­ery San Juan and the Fri­day Har­bor Food Co-op. “Local access on Mullis Street from Mar­ket Street to 775 Mullis Street (Bak­ery  Con­tin­ue Reading

Kamin Retires from Eastsound Water User Association After 15 Years

November 29, 2020 at 4:30 am

Dan Burke to Lead Asso­ci­a­tion as New Gen­er­al Man­ag­er By East­sound Water Asso­ci­a­tion On Nov. 25, East­sound Water User Asso­ci­a­tion announced that Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Paul Kamin will be retir­ing from ser­vice on Dec. 31. Dan Burke, a long­time islander and for­mer Rock Island Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, is tak­ing his place. “Paul’s writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tions always include the words  Con­tin­ue Reading

Support Library Through Online Auction

November 28, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Friends of the Libray It’s that time of year! How­ev­er, Friends of the San Juan Island Library will be host­ing an online auc­tion in place of their annu­al hol­i­day fundrais­er. The online auc­tion “Sea­sons’ Read­ings” will be avail­able from Dec. 5–12. There is a wide vari­ety of items and expe­ri­ences wait­ing for your bid. Art,  Con­tin­ue Reading

More State Business Funding Opens Nov. 30

November 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

By the EDC Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced an addi­tion­al $70 mil­lion for busi­ness grants, and $50 mil­lion of that is for a new round of Work­ing Wash­ing­ton busi­ness grants. The remain­der will go toward fund­ing all qual­i­fied busi­ness­es that applied in ear­li­er rounds of our resilien­cy grant pro­gram. Busi­ness­es who applied for the resilien­cy  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Agricultural Resources Committee Releases Annual Report

November 28, 2020 at 4:30 am

By the San Juan Coun­ty Agri­cul­tur­al Resources Com­mit­tee The San Juan Coun­ty Agri­cul­tur­al Resources Com­mit­tee was able to respond to the chal­lenges of 2020 with cre­ativ­i­ty, resilience and col­lab­o­ra­tion. The coor­di­na­tor and vol­un­teers on this com­mit­tee worked hard to address the ongo­ing pol­i­cy and out­reach work of the ARC, the emer­gent chal­lenge of COVID-19, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Give A Holiday Gift From The San Juans

November 27, 2020 at 5:30 am

‘Treat Yo Elf’ This Hol­i­day Sea­son By San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau “I feel it in my fin­gers, I feel it in my toes. Christ­mas is all around [us], and so the feel­ing grows…” If that feel­ing is find­ing the per­fect gift for fam­i­ly near and far, there’s some­thing from the San Juan Islands for every­one  Con­tin­ue Reading

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