Topic: Community

Meet the New Owner

Written on January 20, 2022 at 12:23 pm, by

The San Juan Update has a new own­er! I am very hap­py to intro­duce the new Owner/Editor of the San Juan Update to you — Jeff Arn­im. Jeff is cur­rent­ly work­ing on a post to intro­duce him­self and fam­i­ly to you — that should be pub­lished here with­in a few days I think, but in the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank You, San Juan Island

Written on January 1, 2022 at 4:31 am, by

A note to you from Tim Dus­trude, edi­tor of the San Juan Update… As many of you may know, my pas­sion in the past cou­ple of years has been trav­el­ing with my wife Shan­non in our camper van and see­ing our beau­ti­ful coun­try. We have been many places so far, from west coast to east  Con­tin­ue Reading

Water Leak Found and Stopped at 660 Spring Street

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:54 pm, by

Edi­tor’s Note, Jan. 2, 2022 — We may not be out of the woods just yet — see this mes­sage from Dun­can Wil­son on San Juan Islander. (Fri­day Har­bor, WA) – Decem­ber 31, 2021 – The San Juan Island Library Dis­trict was noti­fied by the Town of a major leak at the for­mer Life Care  Con­tin­ue Reading

Goodbye Cafe Demeter

Written on December 29, 2021 at 9:46 pm, by

Mar­i­lyn O’Con­ner shares this pho­to of Jor­dyn Mag­nu­son (left) and Alex Hayes (right), two of the crew on either side of Pam Stew­art, own­er of Cafe Deme­ter, as they hang the “closed” sign on Christ­mas Eve.  The bak­ery is clos­ing per­ma­nent­ly.  It has been a beloved com­mu­ni­ty gath­er­ing place for many years, not just for the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Artists’ Registry Show Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary With a Peek Behind the Scenes

Written on December 28, 2021 at 3:45 pm, by

Vol­un­teers at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) have been busy over the last few weeks, prepar­ing for the annu­al Artists’ Reg­istry Show, which opened its doors Decem­ber 17.  The show is the much-antic­i­­pat­ed event high­light­ing the recent works of artists from each of the San Juan Islands.  A bit of his­to­ry fol­lows.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Help Dena Royal

Written on December 28, 2021 at 5:10 am, by

Dena Roy­al lost her boat home with all her belong­ings when it sank dur­ing Sun­day’s storm. You can help her by donat­ing to this emer­gency fund set up for her by her daugh­ter at GoFundMe.

Free Healthcare Clinic for Islanders

Written on December 21, 2021 at 9:50 am, by

A record 77 peo­ple received free care dur­ing the first mobile pre­ven­ta­tive care clin­ic coor­di­nat­ed by San Juan County’s new Lat­inx Health­care Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee.  The clin­ic, host­ed Decem­ber 2 at the Mullis Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter by the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter (FRC), Sea Mar Com­mu­ni­ty Health Cen­ter and Peace­Health, was cre­at­ed in response to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fair Poster Contest

Written on December 20, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

“Two Lit­tle Ducks: Quack, Quack” Yes, that is cor­rect, the 2022 San Juan Coun­ty Fair theme cen­ters around bin­go and feath­ered friends.  The SJC Fair would like to invite all aspir­ing artists to sub­mit art for the 2022 poster and declare Bin­go! The San Juan Coun­ty Fair Board enjoys work­ing with the local artists who  Con­tin­ue Reading