Topic: Letters

Yes for Homes

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag today we find this letter to you from Steve Ulvi… Friends, Now that the County Council has adopted in principle the draft Housing Plan, approved by resolution that plan’s all-important Financial and Administrative appendices and placed the housing initiative real estate excise tax on the ballot for the November elections  Continue Reading

Letter from Nick Power

Written on June 14, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In the mailbag today we find this letter from Nick Power… Dear Editor: There has been a lot of ink spilled regarding the sign ordinance and the fact that the County has unquestionably been violating the First Amendment rights of all citizens since the day it was enacted in 1998. Most distressingly, the County has  Continue Reading

Dear Editor…

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Tom Evans in Olga… The Art Of The Steal Good government is priceless. But it’s being stolen from us. I have 44 years of experience practicing law. Prosecutor. Assistant DA. Assistant AG. Attorney for three different police departments. City Attorney for 27 years. State  Continue Reading

What Is A County Fair?

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Barbara Bevens of the SJC Fair Board, shares these thoughts with you… If you go to Wikipedia while searching for County Fair it will redirect you to “Agricultural Show.” Pretty weird, huh? We always think of the County Fair as a local event where we go to meet our friends, to see the animals, ride  Continue Reading

A Letter from Mike and Jeri

Written on May 19, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Mike and Jeri Ahrenius… Dear Editor, Since Benjamin Jensen came to San Juan Island in the mid 1880’s, the Jensen’s have been involved in the marine industry. The first boats were built for transporting goods and people. Then the commercial fish boats and finally  Continue Reading

To the Editor

Written on May 10, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter to the editor from the SJC Democrats… Have you ever looked longingly at the interesting and informative “conversations” or lectures regularly offered in Seattle and wished you could attend? But then you thought, no, too much traveling for a two hour event. Well, here  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

What’s in the mailbag this morning? Here’s a letter from the SJI Museum of Art… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for its support. Working with the many island nonprofits helps keep the Community Foundation current in community needs and  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Bob & Shannon Wilson… Vote YES for our schools! This year, more than ever it is so important that we vote YES on the school levy. It is NOT a new tax, but a renewal of the one that has existed for many  Continue Reading

Letter from David D.

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Hello Hikers, Walkers, Mount Grant Steering members of old, Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust (SJPT) Supporters and friends! As you may be aware, the Land Bank will be holding a public meeting this coming Monday, March 26, at 5:30pm at Brickworks to present the Mount Grant management plan to the public before it goes  Continue Reading

Adam Says Vote “YES”

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find a letter from Adam Eltinge… On April 24th, join me in voting Yes for the San Juan Island School District’s levy renewal. This levy represents vital funding that the school district needs in order to continue offering the programs and services that we currently have. The  Continue Reading

Letter about the Levy

Written on March 10, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

April 2018 Educational Programs and Operations Levy by Ralph Hahn, Chairman, San Juan Island School Board March 9, 2018 Voters will soon be receiving an informational mailer from the school district about the upcoming school levy election in April. The information contained in the mailer has been carefully reviewed and subsequently approved by the Board  Continue Reading

In Support of School Levy

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Dear Editor, We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for our children, schools, and community in the upcoming election on April 24th. The renewal of the Educational Programs and Operations (formerly the M&O) Levy will help ensure that our students continue to receive a first-rate education in Friday Harbor. Island voters  Continue Reading

Thank You Letter from Kaila

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning we find this letter from Kaila Olin… On January 16th I put on my headset for the first time as your Friday Harbor High School basketball color commentator for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio. Little did I know how much I would actually learn and experience over the course  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Danna Diaz

Written on February 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Greetings Students, Teachers, Parents and Community Members: This letter is to provide meaning as to why am I looking to leave the San Juan Island School District. I have reached a time in my life that I feel the need for a change both personally and professionally. I am looking for a new challenge in  Continue Reading

Letter from Gay Graham

Written on February 10, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Gay Graham… To the Editor: “They tell you in this country that you have to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.  And we all believe that.  But first you’ve got to have the boots.” The San Juan Community Home Trust is grateful for  Continue Reading

Letter from Gay Graham

Written on January 12, 2018 at 11:12 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Gay Graham… To the Editor: My husband and I had a wonderful experience Wednesday, January 10th:  we were a part of the SJIMA Art Excursions Program that took us to the Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.  Kudos are decidedly in  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on January 6, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Dear Editor: By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in San Juan Island School District are entrusted by this community with responsibility  Continue Reading

Duncan Says Thanks

Written on December 28, 2017 at 12:12 pm, by

Here’s a letter of appreciation from Duncan Wilson… It has been a very busy year in the Town of Friday Harbor. We completed the Water Transmission project, rebuilt Park Street, added a number of sidewalks and constructed a new Pocket Park on Spring Street. Sometimes lost in the busy summer, ongoing construction and the crush  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Greetings Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: As 2017 comes to a close, I am excited to share some of the amazing things happening in our district. The implementation of the Balanced Literacy program at the elementary school is in full swing, the Turnbull Gym locker room remodel is complete and we have started our  Continue Reading

ISL Says “Thanks!”

Written on November 30, 2017 at 4:01 pm, by

Island Stage Left is delighted to be the recipient of a $5,000 San Juan Island Community Foundation grant to buy a small cargo trailer and update audio equipment. This brings joy to our volunteers and crew by effectively halving the work we have to do loading, unloading and storing audience risers, lights and sound equipment  Continue Reading

Library Says Thanks!

Written on November 25, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Letter to the editor: Here is a big Thank You to the San Juan Island Community Foundation for their support for the Library’s English Language Learning program! Their generous support means that adult immigrants studying English have workbooks in which to write exercises. More important, the grant from the Foundation means that while they are  Continue Reading

Letter of Thanks

Written on November 13, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

To the voters and supporters:   Thank you all so much. No one gets elected by themselves. My heartfelt appreciation to all who wrote letters, hosted events, contributed to the campaign, spoke up, and voted! I am honored, and humbled by your support, and belief in me. There’s a lot of work to do, and  Continue Reading

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