To our customers impacted by the recent underwater cable cut:
Thank you to the Islands’ Sounder for its timely report (Nov. 22, 2013) on OPALCO’s latest broadband plan. I also appreciate how OPALCO has gone beyond the call of duty to help us through the difficulties caused by CenturyLink’s cable break.
On the subject of PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical center reaching their one-year anniversary and celebrating a series of “firsts” let me be among those, of presumably many, in relating my own experience of firsts with the new face of medical care on San Juan Island.
Because of the recent outage caused by the undersea fiber optic cable cut, CenturyLink is actively working on a solution for out of service adjustments.
During this time of giving thanks, the Funhouse Commons wishes to acknowledge the many local and off-island businesses that so generously supported the organization during 2013. Whether providing a financial gift, service or goods, each business has played a critical role in helping the Funhouse Commons serve the Orcas community.
It is clear that we live in a beautiful place and that we love to be involved in our community. The CenturyLink outage proved to me that we also live in an area that is fragile and vulnerable technologically. We have become dependent on technology for medical needs, to do commerce, study, communicate with loved ones, shop and be entertained.
San Juan County Parks Department would like to shout out a big “Thank you” to the Odlin Planting Party Volunteers.
What a surprise we received from our Island Quilters! Having heard of that we lost all our quilts in our house fire this past June, some of our island quilters spent countless hours working on these beautiful quilts for our family.
One of the most important events of this year was a “Veteran Appreciation Ceremony” that was conducted on Nov. 8 at Orcas Island Elementary School.
I want to publicly thank everyone who participated in the scattering and/or the celebration of life ceremony for my mom, Rosalyn Truett, on Nov. 7, 2013.
One thing that contributes to Orcas’ pleasant rural atmosphere is the lack of real estate signs along our roadways. For this, we can thank our local realtors.