On May 13, our beloved, beautiful Light Being Helen Hale, left Orcas Island for her Greatest Journey! She flew to the stars!
To our wonderful neighbors at the Christian School, thank you for keeping the true spirit of May Day alive on Orcas Island.
Our current Internet service provided by CenturyLink does not even average half of the speed stated in the plan we are paying for with them, either uploading or downloading.
OPALCO’s proposal to start offering broadband by putting transmitters on most of the poles in the islands, effectively bathing us all in WiFi radiation, is a terrible and irresponsible idea.
With a new county council to be sworn in and a new county administrator to be hired, it is timely to recommend a policy change. For all too long county policy has evidenced a purpose to obstruct property owners’ desires whenever construction or property development was involved. Some applauded this anti-development sentiment.
This year’s Salmonberry School Auction and Dinner was a tremendous success. As caterer for the event, I would like to extend a very special thanks to the people who directly contributed so generously to the dinner. Your donations were a huge help to me and also to the school.
Research shows that prevention and early intervention are the best medicine.
I am thinking about starting a Medical Marijuana Dispensary. I already have proper legal paper work and legal backing. My question is: what does the community think?
Never too late; there’s still time to pull that persistent Scotch Broom before the flowers turn to seed. Borrow the appropriate size weed wrench from the Noxious Weed Board office at the Senior Center: 376-3499.
On May 1, a nice young man knocked on our door and presented me with a lovely flowering plant. It was the nicest thing that has happened to me on Orcas.
A huge “Thanks You” to our wonderful island community. You support the Orcas Senior Center in so any ways, and last month, you did it again with our Granny’s Attic Sale.
How can we halt the cutting of our state park trees? We were told drastic measures had to be taken against root rot or it will destroy our forest.
In these times, there is so much to grieve. The losses mount up and sometimes it seems as if we will never be able to recover a sense of equilibrium.
The commissioners of the Port of Orcas have read the letter published in the April 24, 2013 edition of the Islands’ Sounder entitled “Port Suing Neighbors.”
Have you ever had your life impacted by a cancelled ferry? Did you miss a flight? Have to stay overnight in Anacortes? Miss a medical procedure or appointment, a family event, a delivery for your business?