Did you know that every organization that requested funding from a United Way of San Juan County grant was funded? Did you know that United Way of San Juan County is a vital resource of funding for many nonprofit and service organizations in the San Juans?
I want to share the enjoyment I’ve had of being part of the Orcas Historical Society’s book group. What a great way to be motivated to dig into our local history.
More lighting in Eastsound is unnecessary. The existing lighting is causing light pollution now. It is more difficult to see the stars at night. Anytime I walk in town at night, I don’t have a problem with seeing where I’m walking and I’m not a “spring chicken.”
Washingtonians need to save the northwest coast orcas, and the other place that’s joining the campaign is British Columbia, across the strait where L-pod swims, we’re gathering signatures and spreading information about Lolita and the Orca Network retirement plan.
As the 2014 measles outbreak wound down, I quoted Albert Camus: “He knew what those jubilant crowds did not know but could have learned from books: that the plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good ... and perhaps the day would come when, for the bane and the enlightening of men, it would rouse up its rats again and send them forth to die in a happy city.”
Mira, Deer Harbor Boatworks’ security and greeter, was euthanized Feb 17. Mira was 15 years and one month old. She was a year old when I moved here from her island home of Puerto Rico.
The U.S. is currently experiencing outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis (whooping cough), including cases reported in Washington state.
Washington State Legislature is poised to support permanent funding for tourism promotion. Here are a few facts about San Juan County and Washington state that not everyone knows:
Feb. 14 marks our 95th anniversary of the oldest nonpartisan voter registration organization in the U.S. – the League of Women Voters.
The beautiful, historic Strawberry Barreling Plant commonly known as the Olga Artworks building has been a local treasure to the Olga and Doe Bay communities since the late 30s and a special place to my family for over 70 years.
The Olga Artworks Building is a unique part of the art community of Orcas and of all the San Juan Islands.
I support the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal to be located in the Cherry Point area of Whatcom County.