I grew up thinking that vaccinations for dogs were always a good thing. Recently when I adopted my first adult dog in 20 years I discovered that many of the earlier “best practices” on booster vaccinations for adult dogs were no longer valid.
Last week Anita Holliday wrote an important piece about the controversy surrounding the Watoto Children’s choir. First I want to thank Anita for her gracious, and respectful spirit towards the our church, a spirit which is so useful for productive dialogue.
One year ago the persistence and vision of the San Juan Islands’ community paid off: nearly 1,000 acres of pristine lands and shoreline in the San Juan Islands became a National Monument.
When we look at the Orcas Fire Levy, it comes down to the numbers.
I’m writing regarding the March 20 performance by children/youth from the Watoto Child Care Ministries of Uganda – reluctantly because I don’t want to offend members of the Orcas Community Church who invited and hosted them.
As most people do, I too appreciate Orcas Fire and admire the volunteers. I dedicated 17 years of my life to it and them. I do not believe this entitles the administration to a blank check.
I’ve had my doubts about the spending practices of our fire department. In fact, until recently, I was quite vocal with my questions and concerns.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. As part of our work at DVSAS of the San Juan Islands, we understand we need to do more than just tell the community that sexual violence is a problem. We need to engage in meaningful conversations with the community, building skills regarding ways on how to participate or respond with proactive, positive behavior.
Every two minutes, an American is sexually assaulted. Think that doesn’t happen here? You’re wrong.