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Transition San Juan Island considers new approaches to waste glass

February 19, 2022 at 12:18 pm

Tran­si­tion San Juan Island’s Waste Reduc­tion Guild shares their per­spec­tive on the chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties asso­ci­at­ed with the stew­ard­ship of waste glass on San Juan Island. Glass is a mod­ern won­der but the heavy, volu­mi­nous con­tain­ers and win­dow panes that come from melt­ing the quartzite sands of time (plus some chem­i­cal mag­ic) to cre­ate ubiq­ui­tous  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mid-winter break update from Fred Woods, San Juan Island School District superintendent

February 18, 2022 at 7:24 pm

For the last two years San Juan Island Schools has main­tained a com­mit­ment to fol­low­ing the guide­lines out­lined by the state Depart­ment of Health. Our pri­ma­ry objec­tive has been to ensure that all schools remain open. Through­out the 2021–22 school year and par­tic­u­lar­ly dur­ing the lat­est Omi­cron surge we admit­ted­ly have not been an entire­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rooted hawk

February 16, 2022 at 5:07 pm

Pho­to cred­it: John Miller.

Salish Current hosting forum on the importance of local journalism

February 15, 2022 at 9:06 am

Sal­ish Cur­rent sends along this announce­ment about their March 17 pub­lic forum exam­in­ing local jour­nal­ism and its impact on democ­ra­cy. Two nation­al­ly respect­ed jour­nal­ists and Wash­ing­ton state’s attor­ney gen­er­al will speak on the impor­tance of local jour­nal­ism for healthy com­mu­ni­ties and democ­ra­cy in a free online forum. Slat­ed for March 17, the online forum is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Month-end real estate market snapshot

February 4, 2022 at 7:41 pm

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son sends along this month-end real estate mar­ket snap­shot for San Juan Island.

San Juan Island Community Foundation adds three board members

February 3, 2022 at 8:14 am

Dr. John Moal­li, Michael Solt­man, and Dun­can Wil­son joined the Board of Direc­tors of the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion last month. SJICF shared with the San Juan Update a brief overview of each new board mem­ber’s back­ground and achievements.

Year-end real estate market summary

February 2, 2022 at 10:04 am

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son sends along this year-end real estate mar­ket sum­ma­ry for San Juan Coun­ty and San Juan Island. Anoth­er record-break­ing year for San Juan Coun­ty! It was incred­i­ble for our sell­ers and those buy­ers that were suc­cess­ful in pur­chas­ing prop­er­ty. Not so much for many of our buy­ers that are sit­ting frus­trat­ed on the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Double rainbow

January 30, 2022 at 9:59 pm

Kyle Ater cap­tured this late after­noon dou­ble rain­bow near Jensen’s Marina.

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