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Enjoying local history | Letter

  • Today at 7:00AM

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.


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Lighting in Eastsound is not needed | Letter

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

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.”

BC is joining efforts to save orcas | Letter

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 7:00AM

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.

Goodbye to Mira | Letter

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 7:00AM

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.

Fighting anti-vaccine ignorance

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 5:00PM

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.”

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