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

Severe Weather Shelter To Reopen

November 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Win­nie Brum­sick­le, Coor­di­na­tor, Fri­day Har­bor Severe Weath­er Shel­ter Togeth­er with Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty and oth­er sup­port­ers, “Out of the Cold” Fri­day Har­bor Severe Weath­er Shel­ter will con­tin­ue for anoth­er sea­son. The shel­ter will pro­vide overnight shel­ter to vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in Fri­day Har­bor dur­ing peri­ods of extreme­ly cold weath­er, from about Nov.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: San Juan Hospital District Says Reject Hospice Sale

November 8, 2020 at 4:30 am

Mem­bers of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict 1 have each signed this let­ter regard­ing the poten­tial sale of the Hos­pice of the North­west. One copy is being sent to Unit­ed Gen­er­al Dis­trict 304 and the oth­er to Skag­it Region­al Health. Dear Com­mis­sion­ers, We write to you as con­cerned cit­i­zens of San Juan Coun­ty and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Garage/Estate Sale on San Juan Island Saturday

November 7, 2020 at 10:51 am

Beth Hel­stien is hav­ing a sale until 4 p.m., today, Sat­ur­day, Nov. 7 at 25 Three Cor­ner Lake Road on San Juan Island.  By Beth Hel­stien, San Juan Island This garage/estate sale includes 40 years of accu­mu­la­tion. Fish­ing: rods, reels, tack­le box­es for fresh­wa­ter and salt­wa­ter. Think of the salmon and trout and hal­ibut and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Street International School Open House

November 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School We are host­ing an open house on Nov. 12 from 6–7:30 pm. This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear from our teach­ers, direc­tor of admis­sions and head of school to bet­ter under­stand Spring Street’s pro­gram, admis­sions process and finan­cial aid.  Reg­is­ter here.  The sched­ule will be as follows:

PeaceHealth Earns Top Rating for Cardiothoracic Surgery

November 7, 2020 at 4:00 am

By Peace­Health Peace­Health St. Joseph Med­ical Cen­ter locat­ed in Belling­ham, Wash­ing­ton, has earned a dis­tin­guished three-star rat­ing from The Soci­ety of Tho­racic Sur­geons for its patient care and out­comes in car­dio­tho­racic surgery. The three-star rat­ing, which denotes the high­est cat­e­go­ry of qual­i­ty, places Peace­Health St. Joseph Med­ical Cen­ter among the elite for car­dio­tho­racic surgery in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer Burned: The Ides of October

November 6, 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 Duck­ing through the plank door, cof­fee ther­mos dan­gling in hand, I paused to take in the sky while stretch­ing my sore back and shoul­ders. Breath­ing deeply, I was invig­o­rat­ed by the brisk 55 degrees  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Library Board of Trustees

November 6, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan Island Library Love your library? Join the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees. The board is seek­ing can­di­dates to fill a vacan­cy on its five-mem­ber library board. This non-paid term of office spans from Jan­u­ary 1, 2021, to Decem­ber 31, 2025, with eli­gi­bil­i­ty for reap­point­ment to anoth­er full five-year term. Rec­om­men­da­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Shop For Quilters On San Juan

November 5, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Deb­bie Mar­tinez My Rose Cot­tage Shop is a small but quaint shop in Fri­day Har­bor. We car­ry a fun vari­ety of pre­cut fab­rics, basic fab­rics on the bolt, sup­plies, cross stitch kits, quilt­ing kits and a bit more. We are locat­ed at 682 Misty Isle Dr. and our hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat­ur­days and  Con­tin­ue Reading

What To Consider Before Remodeling

November 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc While show­ing prop­er­ty, I am often asked, if the home could be ren­o­vat­ed or increased in size as the lot is per­fect but the home is too small or too dat­ed for the prospec­tive buy­er. As I have said numer­ous times, it is still  Con­tin­ue Reading

Holiday Travel Tips During COVID

November 5, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan Coun­ty Every­thing about the COVID cri­sis has been uncer­tain and ever-chang­ing. Part­ly as a result of that, we’re all left scratch­ing our heads won­der­ing why some things are allowed and oth­ers pro­hib­it­ed. It is dif­fi­cult to know what is safe vs. high risk, and many of us feel like the reg­u­la­tions and  Con­tin­ue Reading

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