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Jeff Arnim

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Kindness, generosity and bruised produce

February 18, 2022 at 8:32 am

It all start­ed with left­overs. Cyn­thia Burke, of Cynthia’s Bistro on Nichols Street, was tired of wast­ing unused food from cater­ing events. The vaca­tion­ing clients who paid for the food didn’t want it, because they had nowhere to store it, and even if they did, it would spoil dur­ing the long trip back to the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soaking up the sun

February 17, 2022 at 8:05 pm

Letter to the editor from the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors

February 17, 2022 at 4:51 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors would like to thank all of the vot­ers who sup­port­ed our Edu­ca­tion­al Pro­grams and Oper­a­tions (EPO) Levy. Near­ly 16% of our bud­get for teach­ing and learn­ing is cov­ered through this levy. This is the dif­fer­ence between state fund­ing and our true  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring ferry schedule delayed until April 10

February 17, 2022 at 12:40 pm

Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries is delay­ing the start of the spring sched­ule in the San Juan Islands by two weeks. Accord­ing to WSF: To ensure increased reli­a­bil­i­ty as we work to increase [the San Juan Islands] route to spring ser­vice lev­els while con­tin­u­ing to face crew­ing chal­lenges, we’re push­ing back the start of the run’s spring sea­son  Con­tin­ue Reading

Best of the Fest films for Feb. 19–25

February 17, 2022 at 8:53 am

 The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val’s Best of the Fest series presents one fea­­ture-length doc­u­men­tary along­side short­er doc­u­men­tary films each week in Feb­ru­ary. The films are streamed on demand. For the week of Feb. 19 to 25, FHFF is show­ing Zero Grav­i­ty and a col­lec­tion of four short stu­dent films. FHFF shared with the Update a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Jobs: San Juan Island Community Foundation hiring for three roles

February 16, 2022 at 10:25 am

The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion is hir­ing an Oper­a­tions Man­ag­er, Finan­cial Man­ag­er, and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ag­er. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

Sunset at Westside Preserve

February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Proactive responses from neighbors and County prevent road collapse near Eagle Cove

February 15, 2022 at 2:16 pm

Thanks to some obser­vant neigh­bors and a prompt response from the San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Works depart­ment, a road col­lapse along Eagle Cove Road was avoid­ed last month, and the fail­ing cul­vert at the heart of the prob­lem was replaced. “It’s always bet­ter to get at these things before they col­lapse,” Pub­lic Works Direc­tor Col­in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Then what are they for?

February 14, 2022 at 8:47 pm

Friday Harbor Film Festival returns to theaters in October, seeks submissions

February 14, 2022 at 3:33 pm

After two years of vir­tu­al events, the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val aims to return to in-per­­son screen­ings when its 2022 event kicks off on Fri­day, Oct. 21. The fes­ti­val’s three-day open­ing week­end will include film­mak­er ques­­tion-and-answer ses­sions, along with an in-per­­son awards cer­e­mo­ny. The awards for each cat­e­go­ry will be select­ed by audi­ence votes. FHFF will also  Con­tin­ue Reading