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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

Free ‘Kitchen Sink’ Meals at Cynthia’s Bistro

February 3, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Cyn­thi­a’s Bistro Grab a free din­ner from 4:30–6 p.m., Thurs­day, Feb. 4, at Cyn­thi­a’s Bistro, 65 Nichols Street in Fri­day Har­bor.  The bistro is offer­ing free take­out meals on the restau­ran­t’s front porch to any­one who needs a meal or wish­es to have a home-cooked meal; no ques­tions asked, just free food. The meals are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spread Valentine’s Love San Juan Islands Style

February 2, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau This Valentine’s Day, give some love to our island com­mu­ni­ties and sup­port your favorite shops, restau­rants and lodg­ings. This last year has been tough on busi­ness own­ers keep­ing up with chang­ing restric­tions. A can­dlelit din­ner is a Valentine’s must, and there are so many take­out options to choose from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

February 2, 2021 at 4:30 am

A Tale of Two Research Ves­sels By Megan Dethi­er Vis­i­tors to UW Fri­day Har­bor Labs in the last nine months – or those perus­ing our web­site, which is eas­i­er these days – have seen a sweet new research ves­sel at our dock. The sto­ry of this boat acqui­si­tion includes tragedy, dra­ma, his­to­ry, phil­an­thropy, a lot of  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Health Department, Lopez Pharmacy Offer COVID Vaccine

February 1, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty With the governor’s recent autho­riza­tion to deliv­er vac­cines to those in the Phase 1b Tier 1 eli­gi­bil­i­ty group, the lev­el of ques­tions and con­cerns from the com­mu­ni­ty has under­stand­ably increased.  This sit­u­a­tion is inher­ent­ly unsat­is­fy­ing and chal­leng­ing. There is no per­fect approach to many of the deci­sions being made, and the  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Says Most COVID Cases In Last Two Months From Travel, Hosting Guests

February 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Jan. 22, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 97 to 102. Three new cas­es are on San Juan Island, and two on Orcas. Approx­i­mate­ly 53 indi­vid­u­als who are close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es are cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine. Orcas Island There are two new  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rescheduled Event: Learn About Whale-Poop Sniffing Dog At Library

February 1, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Island Library At 7 p.m., Wednes­day, Feb. 17, meet a con­ser­va­tion canine dur­ing the San Juan Island Library’s vir­tu­al Know Your Islanders event. Orig­i­nal­ly, the event was sched­uled for Jan­u­ary. Eba, the whale dog, is a poop-snif­f­ing res­cue dog in the Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington’s Cen­ter for Con­ser­va­tion Biol­o­gy Whale Scat pro­gram. Eba  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Radar Signs Measure Speeds From County To Town Roads

January 31, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Town of Fri­day Har­bor Fri­day Har­bor has installed five new elec­tron­ic speed mea­sur­ing signs at main entrances to town. Based on the suc­cess of the solar-pow­ered speed reminders on Grover Street installed near Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School, the new signs are to help remind dri­vers to slow down as they tran­si­tion from coun­ty speed zones.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Order a Reflective Address Marker To Help EMS Find You

January 31, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island EMS If you called 911, could San Juan Island EMS find you quick­ly? San Juan Island EMS needs your help. When respon­ders must search for miss­ing address labels on hous­es it can make a dif­fer­ence, and a sin­gle minute can mean the dif­fer­ence between life and death. We want to get to  Con­tin­ue Reading

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