Topic: Letters

Give to a Neighbor in Need

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Here’s a request from Aaron… A New Computer to Finish My Book Hello, My name is Aaron D’Errico. I’m a Stan Lee Foundation Artist, indie comic book writer, Ability Advocate and fan of Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee, working to live up to Stan’s encouraging words and altruistic actions after taking a writing workshop from  Continue Reading

Re-Live Thanksgiving Here

Written on December 9, 2016 at 9:17 am, by

Hello Community Thanksgiving volunteers! Thank you again for your hard work this year.   Professional photographer, Russell Illig, took some fantastic photos of the 18th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.   If you want to reminisce with a slide show of this Thanksgiving Past, go to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner web page where a slide show is ready for you  Continue Reading

Sam’s Books

Written on December 2, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

From the SJ Update mailbag this morning, Emily Geyman shares this with you… Sam R. Buck II, who recently passed away, lived almost all of his 89 years on San Juan Island and wrote a trilogy of books which give a unique perspective of life in the islands from the 1920s to today. The Bucks Stopped  Continue Reading

Great Veteran’s Day Ceremonies

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today, it’s Ron Di Cristina with good things to say about Veteran’s Day Ceremonies at FHHS and FHES…  A sincere congratulatory note of appreciation is in order for “Jobs Well Done!” Friday Harbor High & Elementary School students, staff, parents and friends all participated in wonderful pre-Veteran’s Day Ceremonies last  Continue Reading

Haida Gwaii

Written on November 14, 2016 at 9:05 am, by

Here’s a note from Lynn Danaher over at the Friday Harbor Film Festival after their successful event last weekend… Free Special Screening Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a special screening of Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar on Tuesday November 15th at 7:00pm. The  Continue Reading

Bill Watson Says Thanks…

Written on November 9, 2016 at 2:33 pm, by

From the SJ Update mailbag today… Dear Citizens, I want to thank all of the people who gave me encouragement and support during my campaign for San Juan County Council District 1. I consider myself fortunate to have had an opportunity to meet with and talk with so many fellow citizens of San Juan County  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on October 13, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag, Nancy Ballman writes… I would like to thank islanders bank and Alexandra Sherlock for setting up the table for the new barn at the fairgrounds. I am so happy with the pledges we got and thank everyone who pledged. Every penny counts!

Letter from Frank Penwell

Written on October 9, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

From the SJ Update mailbag… Dear Editor, Many of you know that I am passionate about recycling and the need for siting of Essential Public Facilities.  I can attest to the fact that over the last 4 years, Bob Jarman has been the only Council member to agree to meet with me on these two issues,  Continue Reading

FallAbundance

Written on September 23, 2016 at 9:27 am, by

Vonnie Harold shares this letter about the fun time the garden club had at the plant sale at the aboretum in Seattle… Plant sale at the UW Botanic Gardens Although an Arboretum Society was started in Seattle in 1930, it really began in 1935, when the Park Board of the City of Seattle and the  Continue Reading

CT Recycling Meeting

Written on September 14, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today, here’s an invitation from Frank Penwell… For those who have showed an interest or concern regarding CT recycling, there is an open meeting scheduled, and anyone can attend. I want to thank all of you for your interest in Community Treasures / CT Recycling. A lot of you have  Continue Reading

Eco-Friendly Remodeling Tips

Written on September 9, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the mailbag today… Here’s a good one: a San Juan Update reader from California, Paul Denikin, shares this set of tips on Ecologically Friendly remodeling tips for your home. Check them out below and be sure to visit his website… The Best Eco-Friendly Remodeling Tips Going green is an important part of  Continue Reading

Memorial Service

Written on September 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm, by

Just heard there will be a memorial service for Sid Clark. It will be held Saturday, September 10th at 10:30 AM at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, 425 Spring Street.

Reach the Top!

Written on August 31, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Have you had a chance to enjoy “Sundays at the Summit” of Mount Grant on San Juan Island? The road to the top is open Sundays noon to six through September 25. Hiking trails are open daily. The Summit offers 360-degree views of valleys, lakes, straits, mountains, soaring raptors and wind-gnarled Douglas firs. It’s a  Continue Reading

Remembering 9/11

Written on August 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Mayor Carrie Lacher shares these thoughts as we near the 15th anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001… This year our Nation and our community mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. While we continue to grieve that traumatic day and our tragic losses, we also have a renewed opportunity to re-commit to the unity, dedication,  Continue Reading

Letter From Animal Protection Society

Written on August 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

Dear Editor, Last week during our county fair the temperature here on the island rose to well over 80 degrees several days in a row. Sadly, those of us working at the Animal Protection Society booth were notified on four separate occasions that people had parked their cars in the lots across the street from  Continue Reading

Jessica Says Thanks!

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Hi San Juan Update, I wanted to share the news that our local community is going to be featured on a TV show. Last summer, I was contacted through my blog (http://jessicaoldwyn.blogspot.com) by Wayfarer Entertainment. They were producing “a documentary series about courageous people facing one of life’s most difficult challenges, a terminal illness,” and  Continue Reading

I’m Back

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Hi everyone. I am back on task with the editing and operations at the SJ Update. Surgery was successful and I am on the mend. I want to give a great big Thank You to all of you who left comments with good wishes, healing thoughts, and prayers for my recovery – they were all  Continue Reading

Press Release from Frank Penwell

Written on August 12, 2016 at 5:02 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the Update email bag this morning. Here’s a letter from Frank Penwell… CT has lost its lease and CT will be moving, or closing down over the next 6 months, because the property is going up for sale. For those who want more details: Press Release: The Penwell Trust is terminating  Continue Reading

Rental Property Options

Written on July 14, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares this detailed information for rental properties… San Juan County currently has several mechanisms for legally renting a home in the County. The information below is meant for informational purposes only, and does not incorporate all of the rules and regulations. It will however provide those who want to learn more about  Continue Reading

The Flower Hall

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fiona Norris invites you to join the San Juan Island Garden Club at the San Juan County Fair Flower Hall… The Flower Hall is organized by the San Juan Island Garden Club and Horticultural Society with able assistance from WSU Master Gardener volunteers particularly on intake day. In 2015 we were assigned a new location in the  Continue Reading

Undervotes, Overvotes, and Write-ins

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

This is the seventh in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County… Let’s face it: sometimes you don’t know who to vote for. Maybe it’s a judge, or maybe it’s a state position you’re  Continue Reading

Frank Penwell Enters the Race

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Citizens, I am running for County Council Position 1. I am best known for my integrity, charitable activities, and for starting Community Treasures. I do not support polluting our County rural roads with political signs, so I invite you to visit my website to review my platform and leadership experiences over the last 40  Continue Reading