Topic: Letters

Remaining Rooted: A Sense of Place

Written on April 15, 2020 at 11:38 am, by

In the San Juan Update mail­bag today we have this let­ter from Bran­don Cad­well and Erin Wygant… When we’re faced with uncer­tain­ty, we seek a sense of root­ed­ness. How do we ground our­selves? We might ask, “What is it that gives me a sense of place?” For some, it’s the sweep­ing views of the Olympic Moun­tains  Con­tin­ue Reading

Also, Grief

Written on April 9, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Deb Lang­hans shares some thoughts with you on grief… Last April 3rd, the San Juan Update post­ed an “invi­ta­tion” for me about an online “ITM (In This Moment) Cir­cle” I hope to start soon as anoth­er way fel­low islanders can “come togeth­er” and co-cre­ate a “glass half full” vir­tu­al gath­er­ing each week dur­ing this COVID-19 pan­dem­ic.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters

Written on February 24, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Steve Ulvi… The Future on the Rocks The life of a con­ser­va­tion­ist in Amer­i­ca has always been a hard pad­dle against the cur­rent. Win some skir­mish­es, a few big bat­tles and refight ‘em again and again, while los­ing the war. We learn to savor small  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank You!

Written on February 15, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Com­mu­ni­ty, Thank you, thank you! San Juan Island School Dis­trict con­tin­ues to be hum­bled by the amaz­ing and over­whelm­ing turnout to sup­port our schools and most impor­tant­ly our stu­dents. Because of your sup­port on this week’s vote to reau­tho­rize our cap­i­tal and tech­nol­o­gy levy, we will be able to ensure safe and mod­ern­ized build­ings,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Luxel Filters on Solar Mission

Written on February 12, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing there is this announce­ment from Travis Ayers of Lux­el Corp… Dear Edi­tor, I won­dered if you would want to share this news with your read­ers. On Sun­day night the Euro­pean Space Agen­cy’s Solar Orbiter was launched by NASA from Cape Canaver­al, FL. Lux­el has three sets of fil­ters on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters

Written on February 4, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing we find this let­ter from Martha Alvara­do… Dear edi­­tor- On Feb­ru­ary 11th our com­mu­ni­ty will be vot­ing on a replace­ment capi­tol & tech­nol­o­gy levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but a renew­al of the one that has exist­ed for many years.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters

Written on January 31, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Martha Alvara­do… Dear edi­tor, On Feb­ru­ary 11th our com­mu­ni­ty will be vot­ing on a replace­ment capi­tol & tech­nol­o­gy levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but a renew­al of the one that has exist­ed for many years.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank You, San Juan Island Community Foundation

Written on January 30, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Edi­tor, We live in a com­mu­ni­ty of open­heart­ed peo­ple who in qui­et ways assure that many of our non-prof­it ser­vices are alive and robust. They don’t ask for big rounds of applause; they are hap­py to see our com­mu­ni­ty thrive in all pos­si­ble ways. One, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion recent­ly pro­vid­ed a $5000  Con­tin­ue Reading