Topic: Letters

Goodbye and Good Luck!

Written on October 17, 2017 at 11:55 am, by

News from Printonyx… After 15 years as the “Voice of Printonyx,” Jonathan Reedy will be leaving us on October 18th to start a new career in banking. We’re sorry for the surprise notice … We’d like to invite you to join us tomorrow for an “all-day drop in to say goodbye event.” We’ll have a  Continue Reading

Schools Foundation Phone-A-Thon

Written on October 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today, it’s Barbara Bevens writing to urge you to donate to the Public Schools Foundation… Please give generously when the Public Schools Foundation calls you. Every penny counts toward books, supplies and classroom items that aren’t normally covered by school district funds. As you all know money is tight since  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Anna Lisa

Written on October 14, 2017 at 5:36 am, by

I am writing this letter in support of Anna Lisa Lindstrum for commissioner of the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1. Anna Lisa has the skill set necessary to be an effective commissioner on our local hospital board. She is a trained CNA having worked in the health care field, she has volunteered on  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Anna Lisa Lindstrum

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

We support Anna Lisa Lindstrum for election as commissioner of Public Hospital District #1 because of the perspective she would bring to health care issues on our island. A 17 year island resident, she has experience in health care and in business as current general manager at Duck Soup. Her goals are to work for  Continue Reading

Paideia Says Thanks!

Written on October 11, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Paideia Classical School’s Board of Directors, Staff, Students & Families would like to thank The Honeywell Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region for their generous donation to our Scholarship Fund and Teacher Professional Development Program. Paideia is a private school in Friday Harbor offering an excellent classical education for Kindergarten  Continue Reading


Written on October 11, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

In the mailbag today we find this letter from Louise Dustrude… This election is crucial for those of us who believe in the reproductive rights of women and men and in the right to death with dignity. With Barbara Sharp’s term expiring, we need to elect someone with an equally strong commitment to these rights.  Continue Reading

Letter from SJ Public Schools Foundation

Written on October 10, 2017 at 9:34 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Rich Meenan… The leaves are changing, the kids are back in school, and the fall fundraising campaign of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation (SJPSF) is underway. Non-profit and all volunteers, the SJPSF has a simple mission: support K-12 public education on San  Continue Reading

Concientious Projector

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:41 am, by

Rob Simpson is back with a new installment of the Conscientious Projector Series. Here he is with the scoop… Extraterrestrial Contact > The Evidence ​This Monday, 7:00 PM (Oct. 9th) in the library Conference Room, Conscientious Projector invites you to discuss a forbidden topic. Have we had contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?​​ ​Mainstream media makes the  Continue Reading

Thank You from PADs

Written on September 28, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Lisa Holt writes a letter of thanks to you… Thank you, San Juan Islands Community, for supporting PADs for Parkinson’s Exhibit and Raffle Table during the San Juan County Fair. Thank you, businesses and individuals, for your generous donations of gifts and services to the raffle table. Thank you, Fair Administration Staff, for helping PADs  Continue Reading

From the Update Mailbag…

Written on September 23, 2017 at 5:02 am, by

Today we received a letter from Ruth McKenna about the school board meeting next Wednesday. Ruth is a candidate for San Juan Island School District Director No. 1… September 22, 2017 Dear Editor, At the San Juan Island School District Board Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Board will receive a report from the Center for  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on September 20, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter of thanks from the Linde family… To Mayor pro tem Ghatan, Maddie Ovenell, Bill Cumming, SJI Park and Recreation District, SJI School District, FH Athletic Association, Don Galt, Inez Brown family, island neighbors and businesses who have given so generously of their time and  Continue Reading

Seeing Only What We Want to See

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag today we find this letter from Steve Ulvi… This place, protectively moated by surging tidal waters from the continuous spreading rash of the I-5 corridor, is a prominent geography of hope. I suspect that this has been a place of promise from the first human footprints on the beach  Continue Reading

Kate on the Radio

Written on September 12, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Kate Schuman writes to let you know she’ll be on the radio again… Tonight, Tuesday, September 12th, at 7pm, on Ellensburg Community Radio, I will be Don Shriner’s guest musician on the Americana Live show. This is the same program I was on in April, and folks can listen in by Googling “Ellensburg Community Radio”,  Continue Reading

Letter About Affordable Housing

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Gay Graham of the Home Trust… We continually hear of the acute need for permanently affordable housing on our islands. Not necessarily housing for seasonal workers or those who wish to have a vacation home. We are talking about our islanders who are  Continue Reading

Help with Cynthia’s Parkinson’s

Written on August 29, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s a note from Aaron D’Errico… My Mother, Cynthia , is a lifelong ability advocate and the epitome of altruism. She is a champion of helping others, both before and since I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age one, soon after becoming a massage therapist to help me and so many more in the process.    Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on August 29, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update email bag this morning we have a letter from Miles Crossen sharing this letter of thanks… Dear Editor, I’d just like to take a few minutes to say thanks to a small handful of folks that helped out with the San Juan County Fair Photography Department Exhibit. Without their help there  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on August 25, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Greetings Students, Parents and Community Members: One of the many aspects that I love about being an educator is the fact that we get to have a new start each academic year. Perhaps one of my favorite events is joining Team SJISD at our convocation on Monday, August 28 at 7:45 am, Friday Harbor High  Continue Reading

Women’s Group Letter

Written on August 14, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this letter to the San Juan County Council: The San Juan County (SJC) Planning Commission is comprised of nine men even though the majority of our county’s population is female. SJC has one of the few Planning Commissions in Washington State comprised entirely of men. SJC Planning Commissioners  Continue Reading

Mammatus Clouds

Written on July 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag today, we have a photo from Mary Kalbert who was recently visiting friends in Spearfish, South Dakota when they saw these clouds from the upstairs balcony. How does this relate to Friday Harbor? Well, here it is in Mary’s words… The connection, I think is how different our mild and  Continue Reading

Letter from Ruth McKenna

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have a letter from Ruth McKenna, Candidate for SJI School Board… Vote for Ruth McKenna– San Juan Island Schools Director 1 Dear Editor, The schools on San Juan Island have been the center of the community for over a century. The district teaches over 800 students, employs  Continue Reading

Daniel Day Acoustic

Written on July 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Daniel Day writes to let you know he will be playing later this week… I’m playing a mix of my original tunes and a few favorite covers this Friday at Cynthia’s restaurant, 65 Nichols Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Why do sad songs make me happy? I know the good eats and drinks will  Continue Reading

Woody Jepsen Passes

Written on June 28, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

There will be a celebration of life for Woody Jepsen on Sunday. Click the poster at right to enlarge for more info. Please attend if you can – if unable, cards can be sent to Helen Jepsen and Family at P.O. Box 606, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. An obituary is to be released soon.