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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

Building Custom Construction on San Juan Island

February 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc As inven­to­ry is very low for exist­ing sin­­gle-fam­i­­ly homes, more and more buy­ers are con­sid­er­ing cus­tom con­struc­tion. Build­ing cus­tom allows you to design and build the exact floor plan and exte­ri­or ele­va­tion that suits your needs, your bud­get and is well cit­ed to  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Continues Peer Training

February 28, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion We have some good news to share from the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion. In these times of being “Zoomed Out” and still phys­i­cal­ly dis­tanc­ing, we have some local teens stay­ing engaged in help­ing pro­mote a health­i­er com­mu­ni­ty! We thought we’d share a lit­tle back­sto­ry on our Peer 2  Con­tin­ue Reading

Public Hospital District Settles Records Lawsuit

February 27, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1 On Jan. 5, the San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1 received a request from Eric Hood stat­ing that “I learned that your orga­ni­za­tion was recent­ly audit­ed by the state audi­tor,” and “May I have all records it got from the audi­tor and all records of  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Food System Team Researches Islands Food Production, Purchasing

February 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Caitlin Leck, Food Sys­tem Team Coor­di­na­tor For the last 10 months, the San Juan Coun­ty Food Sys­tem Team, com­prised of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from WSU San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion, San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices, San Juan Islands Agri­cul­tur­al Guild, San Juan Coun­ty Agri­cul­tur­al Resource Com­mit­tee and Orcas Food Co-op, has been assess­ing how food  Con­tin­ue Reading

Take Basic Boater Education Course Online

February 27, 2021 at 4:30 am

From U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Course The U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Belling­ham and San Juan Islands Flotil­la is offer­ing three oppor­tu­ni­ties for boaters to take an online Wash­ing­ton State Basic Boater Edu­ca­tion Course. The course is for any­one wish­ing to learn safe boat­ing skills and qual­i­fy for a Boater Edu­ca­tion Card, issued by the Wash­ing­ton  Con­tin­ue Reading

No New COVID-19 Cases This Week In San Juans

February 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Feb. 19, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have remained steady at 129. There is one close con­tact of a pos­i­tive case cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no pos­i­tive cas­es  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor High School Starts Hybrid Learning March 8

February 26, 2021 at 5:30 am

Sports Kicks Off Feb­ru­ary 22   By Fred Woods, San Juan Island School Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since schools were closed across Wash­ing­ton due to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. It has been dif­fi­cult for all of us, but at this point, there is a light at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Animal Protection Society Creates Spay/Neuter Clinic for Low Income

February 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

By the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor On Feb. 23, coin­cid­ing with World Spay Day, The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety Fri­day Har­bor announced the launch of the APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clin­ic. Accord­ing to The Amer­i­can Soci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Cru­el­ty to Ani­mals, “cost is the rea­son most often cit­ed by own­ers for not hav­ing their  Con­tin­ue Reading

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