Linde Family: Thankful for the "field of dreams"

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 treasures to bring the vision of “fields of dreams” to fruition, a heartfelt thank you from the Linde family.

This Park is the result of the compelling desire and perseverance of John and others to affect the lives of children on our island, and to provide the best of opportunities to the generations that follow. We are deeply touched by the recognition bestowed upon him. 

The Linde Family


Real Estate Update: San Juan County Waterfront Parcels

If you own a waterfront parcel in the County, or hope to purchase one, I have detailed below some items to take into consideration. Historically, waterfront parcels were the most coveted investment in the islands but due to ever changing regulations, they are now the most confusing parcels to develop. For REALTORs they can be a challenge to sell due to our inability to give buyers concrete answers to their questions while on site.


Is Your Dirt Healthy and Happy?

Did you know there are over 30 different soil types in San Juan County? Soils can differ over even a small landscape in physical, chemical, and biological properties, impacting what, when, and how we grow, and whether our efforts are successful. Fortunately, we can alter many soil properties to our benefit. Knowing what’s in your soil – its strengths and weaknesses – can help make you a better gardener and steward of your most important resource.


Resilient Gardening and Weird Weather

Is ‘weird weather’ challenging you and your gardening skills? You’re not alone! Between the increasingly variable weather and new pests and diseases, it seems there is more we need to know every year. PNW gardeners need to be prepared to handle longer, drier summers and water shortages, warmer average temperatures and more extreme weather. But this isn’t difficult - we can add to our existing skill sets to become more resilient gardeners.


Dickerson: Kudos to Washington Congressional Delegation

Dear Editor,

Great to hear U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Adam Smith (WA-09), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) working together to protect our area’s fishing industry. (‘Agencies must also immediately halt permitting of new and expanding net pens’ in the San Juan Islander, August 30, 2017)


SJI United Way: Dozen children learned to swim

This past spring and summer, 12 kids from the San Juan Island Family Resource Center’s Mentoring Program learned to swim. On one hand, that’s not so unusual – most of us probably remember our own summertime swimming lessons, or have watched our kids’ first forays into the water. On the other hand, there’s something special about that achievement that’s worth taking a closer look at.