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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

Inslee’s Phased COVID Recovery Plan

January 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

From Gov. Inslee’s Office On Jan. 5, Gov. Jay Inslee announced “Healthy Wash­ing­ton — Roadmap to Recov­ery,” a COVID-19 phased recov­ery plan. Begin­ning on Jan. 11, the state will fol­low a region­al recov­ery approach with every region begin­ning in Phase 1. “No one was untouched by the effects of the pan­dem­ic in 2020; many have and con­tin­ue  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town To Flush Fire Hydrants

January 5, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Town Of Fri­day Har­bor The Town of Fri­day Har­bor will be flush­ing fire hydrants from Thurs­day, Jan. 7 through Fri­day, Jan. 8. Homes and busi­ness­es near­by may be affect­ed with brief water dis­col­oration, cloudi­ness or slight pres­sure fluc­tu­a­tions. The town crew will do every­thing in their pow­er to keep these con­di­tions to a min­i­mum. This  Con­tin­ue Reading

Donate Fish To Food Bank, Matt’s Fresh Fish Will Match

January 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Matt Marinkovich, Own­er, Mat­t’s Fresh Fish Local fish­er­man and fish-sel­l­­er, Matt Marinkovich, is offer­ing a pound-to-pound match of fish to the food bank. Marinkovich sells fish direct­ly to cus­tomers on occa­sion at the Bak­ery San Juan park­ing lot through his busi­ness, Matt’s Fresh Fish. “I’ve been try­ing to fig­ure out a way to involve the com­mu­ni­ty in  Con­tin­ue Reading

CARES Act Supports San Juan Islands Arts

January 5, 2021 at 4:30 am

By Diane Mar­tin­dale, ArtsWA Com­mis­sion­er From San Juan Coun­ty  The CARES Act fund­ing brings much-need­ed assis­tance to the state’s cul­tur­al sec­tor and San Juan Coun­ty orga­ni­za­tions. Near­ly 390 non­prof­it arts and cul­ture orga­ni­za­tions serv­ing 32 Wash­ing­ton coun­ties received fund­ing in recent rounds of CARES Act fund­ing in Wash­ing­ton state. The state’s cre­ative econ­o­my sup­ports more than  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Street Presents Online Lecture With National Geographic Photographer

January 4, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School Join Eric Guth for a look into the rebirth of Mount St. Helens in a vir­tu­al lec­ture called “Fire and Ice: The Birth of Crater Glac­i­er” at 6 p.m., Jan. 21. Reg­is­ter for this online event here. Forty years after the erup­tion, a glac­i­er now fills the void left by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Skagit Valley College Pilots Program to Cover Books, Student Fees

January 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege has been award­ed $32,270 for a one-year pilot pro­gram designed to assist SVC’s Run­ning Start stu­dents by the Wash­ing­ton Stu­dent Achieve­ment Coun­cil. The SVC Run­ning Start Pilot Schol­ar­ship will sup­port stu­dent suc­cess by cov­er­ing the cost of books, course mate­ri­als, and/or stu­dent fees for eli­gi­ble stu­dents dur­ing the  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Year, New Rules For Commercial Whale Watching

January 3, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Wash­in­ton Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife On Dec. 21, the Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife announced new rules for com­mer­cial view­ing of South­ern Res­i­dent killer whales to reduce the impacts of ves­sel noise and dis­tur­bance on the whales’ abil­i­ty to for­age, rest, and social­ize while enabling sus­tain­able whale watch­ing. Prompt­ed by the Leg­is­la­ture  Con­tin­ue Reading

Virtual Open Mic For Writers

January 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island Library Join a vir­tu­al Open Mic for Writ­ers at 7 p.m., Sat­ur­day, Jan. 9. The event is host­ed by the San Juan Island Library. Held on the sec­ond Sat­ur­day of the month, Open Mic Night is for any­one inter­est­ed in writ­ing. Don’t be shy, come read your work or just lis­ten.  Con­tin­ue Reading

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