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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

Skagit Valley College Offers Online, In-Person Classes

October 19, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege will be open for the win­ter quar­ter. SVC is a leader in pro­vid­ing great online cours­es, and we are also offer­ing lim­it­ed hybrid and face-to-face options. Class­es start Mon­day, Jan. 4, 2021. Reg­is­tra­tion for con­tin­u­ing stu­dents begins Wednes­day, Oct. 21. Reg­is­tra­tion for new stu­dents begins Wednes­day, Nov. 4

Islanders Mail Thousands of Letters to Swing Voters

October 18, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Vote For­ward On Fri­day, Oct. 16, a group of San Juan Island vol­un­teers mailed approx­i­mate­ly 12,000 let­ters to inter­mit­tent vot­ers in key bat­tle­ground states, ask­ing them to please vote in this elec­tion. The effort was made in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion Vote For­ward, and spear-head­­ed by San Juan Island res­i­dent Beth Lar­son. Beth  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islanders Conserve Land to Save Salmon

October 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Con­ser­va­tion Orga­ni­za­tions, Pri­vate Landown­ers Help Salmon and Orcas By Friends of the San Juans and San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust An inno­v­a­tive part­ner­ship between Friends of the San Juans and the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust has been qui­et­ly gain­ing momen­tum over the past few years. Work­ing with inter­est­ed pri­vate water­front landown­ers, the col­lab­o­ra­tive project brings much-need­ed atten­tion and resources  Con­tin­ue Reading

Living Medical Arts Is Hiring

October 18, 2020 at 4:30 am

Liv­ing Med­ical Arts PLLC in Fri­day Har­bor is grow­ing. We are expand­ing our staff and cur­rent­ly look­ing for an office assis­tant. The posi­tion is year-round, approx­i­mate­ly 30 day-time hours per week, with some ben­e­fits and in-house train­ing. The right “can-do” per­son who thrives in a fast-paced office envi­ron­ment will have ample oppor­tu­ni­ty for growth. Those  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Continues Business Rent Relief Grants

October 17, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Town of Fri­day Har­bor Fri­day Har­bor busi­ness own­ers are once again encour­aged to apply to the Town of Fri­day Har­bor for assis­tance with busi­ness rent and mort­gage pay­ments to be award­ed through the Fri­day Har­bor Busi­ness Rent Relief Grant II Pro­gram. Grant awards of $500 to $2,000 per busi­ness will be fund­ed with monies  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan School Board Zoom Meeting Oct. 19

October 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a spe­cial school board meet­ing at 5 p.m., Mon­day, Oct. 19, as a Zoom meet­ing. This meet­ing is open to the pub­lic. To access the Zoom meet­ing, click on “Video” with­in the elec­tron­ic board agen­da, or call the num­ber list­ed on the agen­da for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community Foundation Raises Funds Amid Pandemic

October 17, 2020 at 4:30 am

San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion con­tin­ues to com­mit our time, resources and open “vir­tu­al” doors to meet­ing the needs of islanders dur­ing the COVID-19 cri­sis. Even as we con­tin­ue day-to-day work from remote spaces, we’ve been delight­ed to find that phys­i­cal dis­tance does not hin­der our abil­i­ty to unite to help the com­mu­ni­ty. Here are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Academy Award Nominee Q&A at Friday Harbor Film Festival

October 16, 2020 at 5:45 am

James Lon­g­ley, recip­i­ent of the 2020 Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Local Hero Award, will par­tic­i­pate in a spe­cial livestream Q&A at 8 p.m., Sun­day, Oct. 18, giv­ing view­ers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about his work and ask ques­tions. His most recent film about Afghanistan, “Angels Are Made of Light,” is show­ing on demand dur­ing the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters: Vote Palmateer

October 16, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Christo­pher Min­ney, San Juan Island We’ve seen what inex­pe­ri­ence and inep­ti­tude looks like at the high­est lev­els of our fed­er­al gov­ern­ment over the past four years. The last thing our islands need is to bring that type of lead­er­ship home to San Juan Coun­ty in the midst of a 100-year pan­dem­ic and severe eco­nom­ic uncer­tain­ty.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dr. Gulla Shares Findings on COVID-19 Testing

October 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

Dr. Mandy Gul­la, Med­ical Direc­tor at Liv­ing Med­ical Arts PLLC in Fri­day Har­bor, recent­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in an expert pan­el dis­cus­sion at the Wash­ing­ton Asso­ci­a­tion of Natur­o­path­ic Physi­cians’ annu­al con­fer­ence. The pan­el dis­cus­sion, mod­er­at­ed by Dr. Tere­sa Richter, was ded­i­cat­ed to updates on Covid-19 test­ing options, sta­tus of vac­cine devel­op­ment, and impacts on health of patients  Con­tin­ue Reading

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