Cali Bagby

Cali posted 359 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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Summer adventure

A list of activities to keep youth occupied all summer long

  • Jul 19th, 2013 3:45pm

Watch your garden grow – the perks of potted plants

What do plants say about a person? Now that I live in an apartment located in a sunnier area of Eastsound, my once straggly looking plants in pots have truly blossomed, making me look like I may have a green thumb hidden somewhere way beneath the skin.

  • Jul 13th, 2013 4:00pm

Abalone nurseries arrive | Slide show

Just as he brought the snails out it started to rain. Luckily these are animals that like to get wet – in fact they need it to survive.

  • Jul 10th, 2013 5:24pm

A Q&A with a band member from Abbey Road LIVE!

The music of the Beatles takes listeners through a journey of time, melding different genres from the late 50s to the early 70s.

  • Jul 2nd, 2013 7:32pm

Freedom of the ride | Editorial

Happiness eluded me for many years. I knew where it was hiding, but it felt like a treasure lying beneath a rock I could not lift.

  • Jun 25th, 2013 6:39pm

Caring for local veterans

Survivors of war have traveled between worlds – from war to peace. As they traverse these two planes of existence they struggle to understand what they saw and how to move forward. Sometimes this journey takes years, for others traversing the road from memory to reality is a life-long battle.

  • Jun 24th, 2013 11:25pm

Orcas Island home sales make a big jump

For the last few years islanders have asked the same question – when will the economy bounce back? One way to gauge how things are going in the community is real estate.

  • Jun 20th, 2013 5:21pm

Fire Department talks to community about after-hour emergencies

As the sun shone through the window, more than 50 community members sat inside the Eastsound Fire Hall.

  • Jun 19th, 2013 12:03am

Interacting with the wild world of Orcas Island

There are no bears, wolves or mountain lions on the island. When the sun goes down there is little to fear from the wild world when it comes to large predators. Smaller mammals like the raccoon are wild and can cause problems especially when humans interact with them as if they were domestic creatures.

  • Jun 20th, 2013 4:02pm

The gift of fatherly advice

Christopher Peacock has had years to perfect the art of fathering, from raising three kids to working in management.

  • Jun 17th, 2013 3:48pm

Tent caterpillars have returned

They seem to be everywhere – appearing in wriggling masses from out of the blue. And when spied, islanders want to know one thing – how they can these tent caterpillars be destroyed.

  • Jun 10th, 2013 4:52pm

Nifty nettles

The clouds come in and the rains come down. The upside is that all that moisture gives us an island rich in green. Look down and see long grasses, flowering bushes or look up to thick evergreens and bountiful broad leaves.

  • May 31st, 2013 3:47pm

Inside look at mental health in SJC

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting left Americans horrified and confused as to how this could happen.

  • May 31st, 2013 3:56pm

Road to learning

Everyone was frustrated. Students could not understand the homework and their Spanish-speaking parents were struggling to help, but could not read the directions in English.

  • May 23rd, 2013 3:53pm

A singer with soul

There are numerous perks to watching Ruthie Foster perform. Two highlights are her bright smile and powerhouse voice that shakes not only the walls of any room, but moves your soul.

  • May 16th, 2013 10:57pm

A singer with soul

There are numerous perks to watching Ruthie Foster perform. Two highlights are her bright smile and powerhouse voice that shakes not only the walls of any room, but moves your soul.

  • May 14th, 2013 6:20pm

Winners of ‘amazing moms’ contest

The Sounder’s Mother’s Day contest not only gave Matthew Laslo-White and Donna Laslo a chance to appreciate each other, but also to see other mothers who love their children on the island.

  • May 13th, 2013 4:00pm

School looks at solar energy

Robert Dash stands outside of the school on a sunny spring day looking at rooftops – a surface he thinks would be perfect for solar panels.

  • May 7th, 2013 8:30pm

Senior projects unveiled

Before they graduate, students have a big task to tick off their list – senior projects.

  • Apr 30th, 2013 3:57pm

Dahl survives Boston bombings

As runners made their way to the finish line, bomb blasts turned a day of human triumph to a day of fear and chaos. Three people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the Boston Marathon on April 15. As news reports flashed on computer screens, residents on Orcas Island feared that two of their own community members had been harmed.

  • Apr 22nd, 2013 6:54pm

‘Uniquely gifted’

One day a year a group of Orcas Islanders gather to eat lunch and celebrate women in the community.

  • Apr 18th, 2013 8:00pm

Help with facing death and tough decisions

Death can be frightening, overwhelming and confusing. Those left behind mourn the loss of a loved one while simultaneously struggling to plan a funeral or deal with legal matters left unresolved.

  • Apr 17th, 2013 7:13pm

Fundraiser for Haiti and the Exchange

Traveling between two countries and two cultures is like time travel. You land in one place and long for the people you just left. For Rosedanie Cadet, the shuffle between Orcas and Haiti for more than three years has left her exhausted and energized. It has also left her with the realization that too much travel can be bad.

  • Apr 15th, 2013 9:02pm

Library looks at its growing needs

The library is going platinum. Not because it has the hottest new song on the charts. It’s because this year marks its 20-year anniversary in the building Orcas Island’s avid readers call home. The problem is that it’s a home with too many bodies and not enough seats.

  • Apr 2nd, 2013 3:56pm

Pot in the park?

Plenty of room in state park to grow Washington’s newest export

  • Apr 1st, 2013 9:58pm

Crossroads lecture on the ‘Big One’

The earthquake is coming. Experts just don’t know when it will hit. They know it’s happened before.

  • Mar 29th, 2013 4:00pm

The Staxx Brothers blend soul and rock

Singer Davin Stedman said that the Pacific Northwest may not seem like the best place to create rock and soul, but once you dig just a bit beneath the surface a wealth of great music history will be uncovered. Legends like Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones have roots in Seattle.

  • Mar 27th, 2013 8:06pm

Food competition fires up

The kids don aprons, get out measuring cups and spoons and preheat the ovens. They are ready to create masterpiece meals. And they are ready to win.

  • Mar 26th, 2013 11:03pm

Orcas Island nurse provides aid across the globe

Cathy Ellis has seen the many faces of altruism from hope to tragedy to hard truths about humanity.

  • Mar 22nd, 2013 3:56pm

An ocean rescue of a man and his boat

It’s amazing what you don’t see when at sea. In its vastness people can be lost forever. It’s also amazing what you do see, according to long-time shipmaster Thomas Crawford. He has witnessed everything from remnants of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to slow-moving grey whales to a refrigerator so long discarded that its doors are encrusted with barnacles.

  • Mar 12th, 2013 3:54pm

Truths and myths about dry, winter skin

It’s not life-threatening, but can cause serious discomfort and self-consciousness. Whether you suffer from dry patches on your elbows or have white flakes dusting your shoulders, dry skin can be irritating. Here’s how showering less, apple-cider vinegar and a little bit of sun could come to your rescue.

  • Mar 6th, 2013 5:07pm

Celebrating 100 years of parks

This year Washington State Parks celebrate 100 years. Moran State Park was added to the list in 1921, but staff and volunteers are gathering to support the inception of all Washington state parks, which occurred in March of 1913.

  • Mar 2nd, 2013 1:05am

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reaches out to the community

Around 30 members of the community, including Deputy Doug Maya and Sgt. Scott Taylor, gathered to discuss issues of concern on the island, such as gun safety, speeding cars, bicyclists breaking rules and mental health concerns.

  • Feb 28th, 2013 12:57am

Music for your heart, soul and brain

More than 100 musicians join forces to support programs in the school

  • Feb 26th, 2013 5:03pm

Crossroads lectures are back

Humans with our large complex brains have an innate thirst for knowledge, whether understanding nature or delving into our own psyches.

  • Feb 19th, 2013 7:57pm

Orcas woman’s fight for survival

Thorson-Shaepe, 36, a long-time Orcas Island resident, is recovering from multiple injuries after a single-car rollover near the intersection of Buckhorn and Raccoon Point Roads on Feb. 3.

  • Feb 13th, 2013 9:10pm

Behind the scenes of Orcas Has Talent | Reporter’s notebook

The lights come up, the crowd is silent, the air still. We sing, exposing truths we usually hide. We play the sax, letting the notes hang like fog. We make people laugh from the depths of their bellies. We dance with joy. We let our fingers glide across the ebony and ivory keys. We dazzle with magic and its mysteries and we infuse life onto the stage through voices, drums, violin and guitar.

  • Feb 13th, 2013 6:20pm

Orcas hot topics discussed at council meeting

The future of solid waste now that the Exchange has gone up in flames. Progress on the Mt. Baker Road project. The newest information on the OPALCO Broadband Initiative. These were some of the hot items on the agenda for the Orcas community at the San Juan County Council’s special meeting on Orcas, Feb. 12, at the Eastsound Fire Station.

  • Feb 12th, 2013 11:51pm

Exchange fire is confirmed as accidental

The Exchange, located at the Orcas Transfer station, burned to the ground in the early evening of Feb. 9.

  • Feb 12th, 2013 12:13am

Valentine musings | Reporter’s notebook

Candy hearts that taste of chalk, cheesy greeting cards, glassy-eyed teddy bears. These are the images that come to mind when I think of the upcoming holiday of Valentine’s Day.

  • Feb 6th, 2013 4:00pm