Just In: Climate Change Impacts on the Pacific NW

Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall in Eastsound — from Marta C. Branch, San Juan County Dept of Community Development and Planning Marine Program Coordinator — Learn how climate change impacts the Pacific Northwest in a presentation by Dr. Philip Mote, Oregon State Climatologist and … Continue reading

Benefit BINGO!

– from Amber Paulsen – The Sons of The American Legion are sponsoring BINGO to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool & Childcare Center. Bring the family out the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Each game cost 50¢ and winnings are half the pot! If you wear … Continue reading

When a Business Becomes So Successful That…

– by Margie Doyle – Clyde Duke saw a beautiful building abandoned in the middle of our community that could be brought together for fun and camaraderie under its roof. April Duke saw a full-time business opportunity for a couple who already had a full-time business — and more — … Continue reading

Historic Auction Sold Out — Proxy Bids Still OK

– from Marian O’Brien – The Historic Benefit Auction, An Orcas Family: 130 Years and Counting, to be held now at Emmanuel Church, Benson Hall this Saturday, August 30 is SOLD OUT! Ticketed guests will be able to preview auction items beginning at 4:30 on Saturday. Confidential proxy bids can … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Fukushima and the Salish Sea

– from Russel Barsh – The data I’ve seen on the spread of radioactive material from Fukushima indicate that the only significant increase in radiation above “background” levels (that is, the earth’s natural radioactivity+residual effects of 50 years of nuclear atmospheric testing) has been within a few hundred miles or so … Continue reading

Community Solar for our Schools

— from the San Juan Conservation District – Community Solar for our Schools was developed by Islands Energy, a collaborative group of local and regional nonprofits and community volunteers led by the San Juan Islands Conservation District and sponsored by OPALCO. The intent of Community Solar for our Schools is … Continue reading

Get Set for a Live Experiential Course in World Theatre

10-23 Skylight

• Medea, Thursday, September 4 • Streetcar Named Desire, Thursday September 25 • Skylight, Thursday, October 23 – from Artha Kass – Here’s your opportunity for an emersion and/or a refresher in great theatre, three major theatre works from three major writers from three totally different periods of history. From … Continue reading

Utilities Commission Staff Concludes CenturyLink Violated Laws and Rules

– from The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission — On August 20, 2014, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission released its report on CenturyLink’s November 2013 outage. The report from commission staff recommends the commission order CenturyLink to pay over $170,000 in penalties. This is in addition to the $271,000 … Continue reading