Topic: People

Calling all tree-loving, bunny-hugging, dirt worshipers!

Written on February 6, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Don’t forget — it’s award season here in the San Juans! The Oscars have nothing on the Finnies. Know someone who deserves to walk the stewardship red carpet? Nominate them for a Good Steward Award! Since 2008, the Good Steward Awards, affectionately known as “Finnies,” have been sponsored by the Stewardship Network of the San  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month – Alisha Merrick

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

Alisha Merrick moved to San Juan Island in the fall of 2012 with only a carload of her favorite most important things. Having no real studio, she painted watercolors, drew pictures and took photographs of all things that inspired her. Eventually she rented a space in a glass studio on her road in the woods  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

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on February 3, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Rachel Carney is January’s Volunteer of the Month. Rachel has been a loyal volunteer and spends much of her time pampering the shelter cats and helping with the cleaning. Thanks so much, Rachel, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals.  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Honored for 2019 Service

Written on January 31, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Fire District Commissioners and honored guests recently attended an annual awards dinner and ceremony recognizing San Juan Island Fire & Rescue (SJF&R) members for their service during 2019. Kathleen Salinas was presented with 2019 Firefighter of the Year award for her outstanding contributions on a number of initiatives and her commitment to her community and  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on January 31, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with another entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one shares with you Real Estate in 2020 with Purple Power…

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

Goodbye Dr. Gossom – Hello Dr. House

Written on January 29, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

People were all but spilling out into the street from the party for Dr. Burk Gossom and Dr. Will House Saturday afternoon. Burk, who broke his ankle running outside his home in December, stood on one leg with his knee resting on a mobile device — “I don’t know what it’s called! I just know  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on January 25, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Don’t forget – this is happening today – The first Know Your Island Walk of the new year will be on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, starting at American Camp’s Redoubt. Mike Vouri, retired National Park historian, will lead this walk — as he did the very first walk in the series  Continue Reading

Letters

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

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find a letter to you from Summer Clark… 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  Continue Reading

Retirement Party

Written on January 23, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Dr. Burk Gossom is retiring after 40+ years of service and dedication to healthcare on San Juan Island. Please join your friends and neighbors in saying Thank You! January 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the SJI Grange Let’s show our appreciation to Dr. Gossom and say hello to Dr. William House. Bring your  Continue Reading

Why Be a Chamber Member?

Written on January 23, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Chamber Chat: January 2020 Scott Sluis, Islanders Bank Sr. Loan Officer & Board President of San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce checks in with the January 2020 edition of Chamber Chat: It has come to my attention and that of the Chamber that some people wonder “why be a member of the Chamber?” Well allow  Continue Reading

Molly Hogan Retires

Written on January 19, 2020 at 10:01 am, by

By Louise Dustrude – Molly Hogan’s last day at King’s Market Friday was full of celebration, as friends and customers came in to wish her well in her retirement. Her fellow employees gave her a colorful tiara, a sign to wear saying “I’m retiring today!!!” and a sheet cake decorated with a replica of the  Continue Reading

Letter from Bill Watson

Written on January 16, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a letter to you from County Council member Bill Watson… I am announcing today that I will retire at the end of 2020 and not seek re-election for a second term as County Council member for District #1 in November of 2020.  In the final year of my term, I will continue to do  Continue Reading

Snowy Pig

Written on January 14, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Chuck Dalldorf shares this photo of the Brickworks Piggy Bank all covered in snow.

Letters

Written on January 11, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Dwight Ware of Community Treasures… Greetings CT supporters, For all of you CT supporters who were unable to attend our “Crossroads” meeting at the Grange on December 19th, here is a summary of the issues at hand and the goals of that meeting.  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on January 10, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the mailbag this morning. Here’s a letter from Travis and Jennifer Ayers… Dear Editor, We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for our children, schools, and community in the upcoming election on February 11th. The renewal of the Capital and Technology Levy will help ensure that our  Continue Reading

Letter from Kari McVeigh

Written on January 4, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Dear Fabulous Community Members, Happy 2020!!! As the San Juan Island School District enters into the year 2020, we are excited to share a new and actionable district strategic plan. Four Strategic Planning teams (mixed teams of staff, parents and community members) met throughout the fall to look at current and desired perceptions of our  Continue Reading

Weaving Art and Science

Written on January 3, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Weaving Art and Science to Create Ocean Tapestries In the early 1990’s, Véronique Robigou and John Delaney were exploring the bottom of the ocean in the deep-diving Submarine ALVIN off the Pacific Northwest Coast. There, they discovered a spectacular 135 ft tall sulfide structure spewing 700° F fluids out of the sea floor atop an  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on January 3, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Bob & Shannon Wilson… (Note: This has been updated since it was first published) 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  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on December 31, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter to you from Eileen Drath… Dear Editor, This year has ended and now we embark on a new decade.  Carrying the tide for me is the presence of our San Juan County Land Bank. Please read below the Land Bank’s Mandate and join me  Continue Reading

2019 Home Trust Ornament Project – Completed

Written on December 20, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Ornaments now available by donation at the Home Trust Office Being able to participate at the Farmers’ Markets throughout the year and at the Holiday Market in December has been a wonderful means of outreach to our entire community for the San Juan Community Home Trust.  Not only have these Market interactions led to new  Continue Reading