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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

Video Q&A With County Health Director Tompkins

February 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Watch a Q&A by San Juan Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices Direc­tor Mark Tomp­kins, below. 

Food Bank Extends Hours, Offers Online Shopping

February 5, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank Islanders can pur­chase gro­ceries from the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank online at fridayharborfoodbank.weebly.com. Pur­chasers can pick up items bought online from noon‑6 p.m., Thurs­days. Vol­un­teers also extend­ed their hours for in-store shop­ping to 4–6 p.m., Thurs­days, so cus­tomers can shop after work. You can still shop in the store, as always,  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Updates Online Vaccine Registration System

February 4, 2021 at 8:20 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty As San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices con­tin­ues to pro­vide vac­cines to the islands (many oth­er local providers are also now deliv­er­ing vac­cines!) the reg­is­tra­tion process has been frus­trat­ing for many. While those who can secure an appoint­ment have had a smooth expe­ri­ence, those who have not are left wish­ing there  Con­tin­ue Reading

Health Officer Recommends K‑6 Return To School

February 4, 2021 at 5:30 am

Frank James MD, health offi­cer for San Juan Coun­ty, sent this open let­ter to coun­ty schools on Jan. 30. I am rec­om­mend­ing that schools con­sid­er open­ing grades K to 6 for in-per­­son edu­ca­tion. The Wash­ing­ton state met­ric for open­ing in-per­­son edu­ca­tion has not been met due to high rates of infec­tion in our four-coun­­ty region, how­ev­er,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friends Of The Library Offers Online Valentine’s Sale

February 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Friends of the San Juan Island Library The Friends of the San Juan Island Library are host­ing a Valen­tine’s Day online auc­tion. The Trea­sure Cove online sale includes books by the bag and spe­cial­ty books. We are open through Feb. 15. You are cor­dial­ly invit­ed to shop for your valen­tine and sup­port our library. Log in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Eventide To Vaccinate Existing Patients

February 4, 2021 at 4:30 am

By William F. House, MD, Even­tide Health We have received our ship­ment of the Mod­er­na vac­cine and will begin vac­ci­nat­ing estab­lished patients of Even­tide Health. The vac­ci­na­tions will be done at the coun­ty fair­grounds on Wednes­days as we join with the health depart­ment with their vac­ci­na­tion efforts. If you begin vac­ci­na­tions with our clin­ic you  Con­tin­ue Reading

History Column: Deborah Kelly and E.H. Nash’s Valentine Wedding

February 3, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and Muse­um In the month she turned 19, Deb­o­rah Julia Kel­ly and her sweet­heart Eli­jah Ham­lin Nash trav­eled by steamship from San Juan Island to Seat­tle and took out a mar­riage license on Valentine’s Day 1896. They were mar­ried the fol­low­ing Sun­day on Feb. 16 at Ply­mouth Church in down­town  Con­tin­ue Reading

PeaceHealth Schedules Vaccines in San Juans

February 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Peace­Health Although the state of Wash­ing­ton recent­ly expand­ed COVID-19 vac­cine eli­gi­bil­i­ty, the demand for vac­cines con­tin­ues to exceed the num­ber of dos­es the state has made avail­able for eli­gi­ble groups. As we receive the vac­cine, Peace­Health is reach­ing out to patients whose health record indi­cates they are eli­gi­ble to sched­ule vac­cine appoint­ments, includ­ing those  Con­tin­ue Reading

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