Topic: Letters


Written on September 22, 2021 at 10:09 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag today we have this let­ter from the SJC Repub­li­can Par­ty Chair, Daniel Schwartz… State­ment on Vac­cine Man­dates San Juan Coun­ty Repub­li­can Par­tyThe Repub­li­can Par­ty is not anti-vac­cine:  it is for the right of a free and informed cit­i­zen­ry to make its own health choices.Never in our 245-year his­to­ry have fed­er­al,  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on September 12, 2021 at 10:58 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Sasha von Das­sow… To the Edi­tor: 9/11/21 At 6 am on the 20th anniver­sary of 9/11 we in the San Juan Islands are at a stand­still because a few folks work­ing in the state fer­ry sys­tem decid­ed to stage a sick out in protest of  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Letter to You from SJCT

Written on September 2, 2021 at 10:36 am, by

9/1/21 Covid-19 Pol­i­cy Update: Proof of Vac­ci­na­tion & Mask­ing REQUIRED A Let­ter from the Exec­u­tive Artis­tic Direc­tor Dear SJCT Patrons, You may have seen our social media posts today regard­ing the new pol­i­cy requir­ing proof of vac­ci­na­tion at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre per­for­mances and events. If not, you can find our updat­ed poli­cies here. We  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community Support at the Fair

Written on September 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm, by

A let­ter of thanks to you from the Library… Dear Friends, A tremen­dous thank you to every­one who joined in and donat­ed dur­ing the vir­tu­al San Juan Coun­ty Fair in August to raise funds for the new library build­ing project. We were grate­ful to join the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s match­ing grant pro­gram, which  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on August 24, 2021 at 3:51 pm, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we have a Heads Up from Barn­a­by Zall about the RHNA Annu­al Pic­nic… After care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion, on Sat­ur­day, August 21, the Board of Direc­tors of the Roche Har­bor Neigh­bor­hood Asso­ci­a­tion vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to can­cel its 2021 Labor Day Isth­mus Potluck Pic­nic, orig­i­nal­ly sched­uled for Sept. 4.  RHNA is a char­i­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on August 18, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Dr. Mark Fishout… The sum­mer of 1940 saw the Bat­tle of Britain, the aer­i­al con­flict between the Roy­al Air Force and the Ger­man Luft­waffe, reach its apex. When in this speech Churchill stat­ed ‘Nev­er in the field of human con­flict was so much  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter | Ghatan Deserves Another Term

Written on July 23, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Lee Stur­di­vant, Fri­day Har­bor As a 42 year res­i­dent of Fri­day Har­bor, I write to encour­age the town res­i­dents to vote for Farhad Ghatan, our present F.H. may­or, who deserves anoth­er term.  The town of Fri­day Har­bor is only 1 mile square, but every­thing that hap­pens here affects all island res­i­dents, even all coun­ty res­i­dents,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter | Ghatan is the only Qualified Candidate for Mayor

Written on July 22, 2021 at 7:36 am, by

By David Bay­ley, Fri­day Har­bor I’m writ­ing to enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly endorse the reelec­tion of our town’s may­or, Farhad Ghatan. I have known and admired Farhad for almost 30 years, and have been con­tin­u­al­ly impressed by his intel­li­gence, ener­gy and com­mit­ment to pub­lic ser­vice.  Expe­ri­ence mat­ters, folks! Farhad’s back­ground in local gov­er­nance, chair­ing the Plan­ning Com­mis­sion for six  Con­tin­ue Reading