SeaDoc Society Director Joe Gaydos traveled to Africa in June to take a look at how sister organizations are operating and what policies could be utilized on Orcas.
by Ethna Flanagan
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.
Airman Alex Rogers from Orcas Island is a plane captain trainee on the South China sea.
by Meredith M. Griffith
This year's primary is long and confusing, with many candidates for several of the state-wide elections. For that reason, the San Juan County Elections Office has received an unusually large number of calls about the availability of a Voters' Pamphlet for the election. Election information is available online as an "Online Voters' Guide." The guide is available for viewing in three different formats.
In mid-July, Orcas Recycling Services representatives travelled to Manzanita, on the Oregon coast, to visit Community Action Recycling Team of Manzanita, a pioneering community recycling organization in Tillamook County.
All island singers are invited to come take part in a weekend gospel choir on July 29 and 30 under the direction of gospel/jazz vocalist, composer, conductor and pianist Stephen Newby.
Hospice of the Northwest seeks compassionate, community-minded individuals to provide support and companionship to the dying and those who love them. Volunteers bring in the outside world to those who are homebound or live in local facilities. They serve as friendly visitors and provide respite for families and caregivers. Volunteers are needed throughout San Juan County.
After two months of intensive care at the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Friday Harbor, a female Bald Eagle is flying free again.
by Jess Kruger
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls:
Virginia Mae Jensen was born in Bellingham, Wash. on July 25, 1930 to Axel and Alda Jensen.
Kirsten Pickard, ARNP, FNP-BC, has joined Orcas Medical Center in Eastsound and is now seeing patients.
Swing by the Funhouse Commons on a summer day and you will find kids playing basketball. Come by on a school day and you'll find little heads bent over textbooks.
Losing a loved one is the most traumatic experience a human being can go through.
"Sorry, we don't have her," the funeral assistant told me. "Try calling the medical examiner's office."
by Learner Limbach
It's time for St. Agnes Guild's 67th Annual Market Day, which will be held next Saturday, July 23, on the Episcopal Church lawn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The sheriff's office responded to the following calls.