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by Ethna Flanagan
I've considered your offer to write a piece about my thoughts/objections to the article you wrote about the case against Sarah Coffelt. I've decided that the Coffelts have had more than enough unpleasant and unnecessary exposure, and do not want to call any more attention to them.
Over a month ago I graduated from high school here on the island. This is a time in my life that is filled with excitement and optimism. And while I am very excited for what the future holds, like many of my peers I have taken the opportunity to reflect. I have reflected on the people who have done so much for myself growing up. The organizations that have influenced me. And the community groups that have helped show me who I am. So now that I am moving on into the next phase of my life I can say that without a doubt, the Orcas Center has gotten me here.
You are invited to attend an informative session on living with diabetes, presented by medical student Troy Fowler. The presentation is part of Fowler's rural health and community project for his medical program at the University of Washington and will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Orcas Island Senior Center.
Summer has arrived and gardens are brimming with fresh produce. Have you reached your limit on canning, freezing and preserving the fruits of your labor? Then it is time to consider Plan B for dealing with the surplus: donating the rest to the Orcas Food Bank or calling the Orcas Gleaners to help you harvest and donate.