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

Celebrate the Holidays with WaterWorks

November 13, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Water­Works Water­Works Gallery hosts its 35th Annu­al Hol­i­day Show­case: Red and Gold from Nov. 19-Jan. 9 at 315 Argyle Ave. in Fri­day Har­bor. The show is free to the pub­lic. The recep­tion for the show will be from 4–7 p.m., Thurs­day, Nov. 19. Water­Works Gallery, a con­tem­po­rary light-filled gallery, con­tin­ues to evolve as it remains  Con­tin­ue Reading

Local COVID Cases Spike Zero to 14 in Two Weeks

November 12, 2020 at 6:26 pm

By San Juan Coun­ty Four new pos­i­tive COVID-19 test results have been report­ed for San Juan Coun­ty. The total case count for the islands is now 47. Three of these cas­es are on San Juan Island, and one is on Orcas. Though inves­ti­ga­tions are ongo­ing, ear­ly results sug­gest that that two of the San Juan cas­es  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Hosts Online Lichen Lecture

November 12, 2020 at 5:30 am

By SJIL Join Dr. Fred Rhoad­es at 7 p.m., Wednes­day, Nov.18 for an online dis­cus­sion about lichens. San Juan Island Library will host this meet­ing. The San Juan Islands are home to a great many cryp­togams, spore-pro­­duc­ing plants and plant-like organ­isms.  Rhoad­es will intro­duce you to some of the lichens and bryophytes, moss­es & liv­er­worts,  Con­tin­ue Reading

How To Play Youth Sports During COVID

November 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

By San Juan Coun­ty As any­one who has inter­act­ed with island kids of late can tell you, COVID-19 is tak­ing a toll on the men­tal and phys­i­cal health of our chil­dren. While that’s true for all of us, many younger islanders are real­ly strug­gling. Oppor­tu­ni­ties for our youth to engage in phys­i­cal activ­i­ties can be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Shop For Medical, Dental Insurance On WA Exchange

November 12, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Wash­ing­ton Health­Plan­Find­er Wash­ing­to­ni­ans seek­ing health cov­er­age can shop for more options this year along with finan­cial assis­tance by vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton Health­plan­find­er to sign up for health and den­tal cov­er­age. New for 2021 will be Cas­cade Care offer­ings that enable con­sumers to shop, choose and save from more options in all coun­ties. “As more Wash­ing­to­ni­ans  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islanders Look to Map Resources for ‘Makers’

November 11, 2020 at 5:30 am

By EDC Islanders inter­est­ed in mak­er­spaces, fablabs and com­mu­ni­ty labs are invit­ed to join the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty to hear more about the San Juan Mak­ers Guild’s asset map­ping ini­tia­tive from noon‑1 p.m., Fri­day, Nov. 13 on Zoom. Pre­sen­ters are Mar­cy Mont­gomery and Stephen Shrad­er, co-founders of the San Juan Mak­ers Guild,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Virtual Open Mic For Writers

November 11, 2020 at 4:30 am

By SJIL Join a vir­tu­al Open Mic for Writ­ers at 7 p.m., Sat­ur­day, Nov. 14. The event is host­ed by the San Juan Island Library. Held on the sec­ond Sat­ur­day of the month, Open Mic Night is for any­one inter­est­ed in writ­ing. Don’t be shy, come read your work or just lis­ten. You’ll be inspired  Con­tin­ue Reading

Help Your Neighbor Pay Their Power Bill

November 11, 2020 at 4:00 am

By OPALCO As the days get short­er and the tem­per­a­ture drops, pow­er bills go up and many islanders strug­gle to make ends meet. This year, more than ever, islanders will have to dig deep to stay cur­rent on their bills. Orcas Pow­er & Light Coop­er­a­tive cre­at­ed Project PAL to help co-op mem­bers look out for each oth­er.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Research Your Family’s Military History on Veterans Day

November 10, 2020 at 6:44 pm

By SJIL Join the San Juan Island Library at 7 p.m., Vet­er­ans Day, Wednes­day, Nov. 11 as we hon­or vet­er­ans and explore their local and famil­ial his­to­ry and lega­cy. The event will be online. Learn how to research your rel­a­tives’ mil­i­tary records with Boyd Pratt, fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion of the his­to­ry of the Wom­en’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Islands Gift Card Options

November 10, 2020 at 5:30 am

Need a gift card for the hol­i­days? Check out Islands Strong for gift cards from San Juan Islands’ busi­ness­es, as well as Orcas Strong for busi­ness­es on Orcas Island. The Wash­ing­ton Tourism Alliance also has a web­site called ShowWAlove.com, where peo­ple can sup­port their favorite local busi­ness­es by pur­chas­ing gift cards for future use. If  Con­tin­ue Reading

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