Symposiums, nature walks and more at Birdfest

A great blue heron soars over the waters of the Salish Sea.  - Contributed photo/ George Willis
  • Apr 24, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 10:23AM

From gardening that attracts and benefits wildlife to nature walks on scenic landscapes to a colorful parade, the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce’s BirdFest has it all.

Islanders earn black belts

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Taj Howe, 18, earned his black belt on February 28 under the training of Chuck Silva. Howe earned his belt with his training partner Alex Rogers, 19. These two students will be Silva’s last black-belt-level students of his long career in martial arts.

Worker crushed between two cars on ferry did not sustain serious injuries| Update

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Apr 24, 2015 at 2:23PM

A Washington State Ferry employee was crushed between two cars on the M/V Elwha last Friday at around 5:30 p.m. The accident happened as the M/V Elwha was loading and unloading cars at the Orcas Island ferry dock around 5:30 p.m.

The road to universal tolerance is hard | Letter

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

I agree with Senator Kevin Ranker’s frustration resulting from inaction by the Washington State Legislature to pass an anti-discrimination statute.

Community concert for Pete Seeger

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 7:00AM

A community concert celebrating the life and legacy of Pete Seeger will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall.

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