About the Author
Jeff Arnim

Recent Posts by Jeff

Island Jobs: San Juan Island Food Co-op is hiring an Assistant Manager

May 6, 2022 at 12:57 pm

The San Juan Island Food Co-op is look­ing for an Assis­tant Man­ag­er who is pas­sion­ate about organ­ic and nat­ur­al foods and prod­ucts. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

COVID cases climbing quickly on San Juan Island

May 6, 2022 at 9:18 am

In a media release pub­lished yes­ter­day, San Juan Coun­ty offi­cials report­ed 18 active COVID cas­es on San Juan Island, in addi­tion to 17 on Lopez Island and 13 on Orcas Island. By 9 a.m. this morn­ing, active cas­es on San Juan Island had jumped to 29. The Coun­ty also not­ed that they have rea­son to believe  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — May 6

May 6, 2022 at 6:00 am

Fri­day Har­bor High School base­ball and fast­pitch both had their Thurs­day games at Orcas Island can­celled due to rain. The games will not be resched­uled. Base­ball takes to the field for the league cham­pi­onship tiebreak­er against Coupeville next Thurs­day at 3 p.m. in LaCon­ner. All 50 of the sec­ond-run prints of Doug DeMeerleer’s paint­ing of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Year-over-year real estate market snapshot for April 2022

May 5, 2022 at 3:57 pm

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son sends along this year-over-year real estate mar­ket snap­shot for the San Juan Islands. The medi­an sale price for homes on San Juan Island increased rough­ly 13 per­cent in 12 months — but it could have been worse. Dur­ing the same peri­od, the medi­an price rose 37 per­cent on Orcas Island and 46  Con­tin­ue Reading

New public art installation added to Sunshine Alley breezeway

May 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm

Fri­day Harbor’s lat­est pub­lic art instal­la­tion came to life this past Tues­day in the Sun­shine Alley breeze­way between The Bait Shop and the Palace The­ater. There’s a Sto­ry Here repur­pos­es his­toric San Juan Island pho­tographs in the style of so-called exag­ger­a­tion post­cards, a pop­u­lar design approach in the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry that added absurd but  Con­tin­ue Reading

On the playground at Sunken Park

May 4, 2022 at 9:45 pm

Letter to the Editor: You are missing out

May 4, 2022 at 8:31 am

A small group of us on San Juan Island are thrilled, delight­ed, moved, awed, and impressed by our local com­mu­ni­ty theater’s pre­sen­ta­tion of the New York Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera. We are so for­tu­nate that right here in our small town we have this world class opera due to the gen­eros­i­ty of Dodie Gann. It’s amaz­ing to us  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — May 4

May 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

A few dozen islanders gath­ered out­side the San Juan Coun­ty Cour­t­house on Tues­day evening to show their oppo­si­tion to the prospec­tive over­turn­ing of Roe v. Wade. Fri­day Har­bor base­ball won both games of a dou­ble­head­er against LaCon­ner, 17–4 and 3–1, bring­ing their over­all record to 14–2 and improv­ing to 11–1 in league play. They trav­el to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Deeply concerned

May 3, 2022 at 7:46 pm

Carolyn Jewett running for re-election for District Court Judge

May 3, 2022 at 7:36 pm

Incum­bent San Juan Coun­ty Dis­trict Court Judge Car­olyn Jew­ett has announced her inten­tion to run for re-elec­tion. “Dur­ing my first term, I gained a lot of expe­ri­ence fig­ur­ing out what ‘access to jus­tice’ real­ly means,” said Jew­ett in her can­di­da­cy announce­ment. “The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic turned our judi­cial sys­tem on its head and forced us all  Con­tin­ue Reading