Topic: Letters

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

Letter About Voting

Written on November 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm, by

About 13,000 ballots were mailed to county voters almost two weeks ago.  As of Friday morning (Nov. 3) only 25 percent (about 3,200) of the ballot envelopes had been received.  That means many voters have their ballots.  Getting those ballots in “on time” is important. If you plan to vote by mail, I encourage you  Continue Reading

Letters for the November Election

Written on November 2, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

You can see letters from individuals supporting our candidates at the links below. Letters are listed in chronological order. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. For Anna Lisa Lindstrum – Hospital District Commissioner Robbie Lawson Louise Dustrude Kerwin Johnson John and Emily Geyman Martha Scott  Continue Reading

Thank You to the LCC

Written on October 30, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

To the personnel of Life Care Center of San Juan Island, My dad was a resident at the Life Care Center for approximately 2 years. I just want to thank everyone there for taking care of him while he was there. I wanted to send a “thank you” before it all dissolved, but time ran  Continue Reading

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