Topic: People

Meet the New Owner

Written on January 20, 2022 at 12:23 pm, by

The San Juan Update has a new own­er! I am very hap­py to intro­duce the new Owner/Editor of the San Juan Update to you — Jeff Arn­im. Jeff is cur­rent­ly work­ing on a post to intro­duce him­self and fam­i­ly to you — that should be pub­lished here with­in a few days I think, but in the  Con­tin­ue Reading

I’m Late!

Written on December 31, 2021 at 5:08 pm, by

“I’m late, I’m late for a very impor­tant date ‑Hap­py New Year” John Miller shares yet anoth­er pho­to of beau­ti­ful swans at Lakedale. Thanks John!

Letter from Sarah Werling Sandwith

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:46 pm, by

Dear Edi­tor, On Feb­ru­ary 8, 2022, the com­mu­ni­ty of San Juan Island will be asked to vote to renew a local prop­er­ty tax. The Edu­ca­tion­al Pro­grams and Oper­a­tions Levy funds our local pub­lic schools, 100% of which stays in our com­mu­ni­ty, sup­port­ing our stu­dents in pro­grams not fund­ed by the state. This levy is renewed every  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from J. Michael Edwards

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:44 pm, by

In the mail­bag this after­noon we find this let­ter to you from J. Michael Edwards… The PHD #1 Again ‘Miss­ing the Boat’ In their press release of Nov. 24, 2021 the PHD #1 stat­ed: “On Novem­ber 2, 2021, res­i­dents vot­ed for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the juris­dic­tion of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIMA Introduces Its New Board Members

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:38 am, by

Join­ing the board of the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) are Lisa Brooks, Barb Snider and Rob Ray who all share of love of the arts. Join us in wel­com­ing them to our art muse­um board. Lisa Brooks is a 3rd gen­er­a­tion Seat­tleite who was intro­duced at a young age to Pacif­ic North­west art by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Goodbye Cafe Demeter

Written on December 29, 2021 at 9:46 pm, by

Mar­i­lyn O’Con­ner shares this pho­to of Jor­dyn Mag­nu­son (left) and Alex Hayes (right), two of the crew on either side of Pam Stew­art, own­er of Cafe Deme­ter, as they hang the “closed” sign on Christ­mas Eve.  The bak­ery is clos­ing per­ma­nent­ly.  It has been a beloved com­mu­ni­ty gath­er­ing place for many years, not just for the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Artists’ Registry Show Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary With a Peek Behind the Scenes

Written on December 28, 2021 at 3:45 pm, by

Vol­un­teers at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) have been busy over the last few weeks, prepar­ing for the annu­al Artists’ Reg­istry Show, which opened its doors Decem­ber 17.  The show is the much-antic­i­­pat­ed event high­light­ing the recent works of artists from each of the San Juan Islands.  A bit of his­to­ry fol­lows.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Response to Fire Chief Norvin Collins

Written on December 27, 2021 at 4:25 am, by

In the Mail­bag today we have this let­ter from Nathan But­ler, Super­in­ten­dent and EMS Admin­is­tra­tor… We have seen the recent let­ter from Fire Chief Norvin Collins regard­ing our agency and merg­er talks. He bad­ly mis­rep­re­sent­ed our agency, and his let­ter is an object les­son in why we have opt­ed not to try again at merg­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading