San Juan County Issues Pertussis Health Alert

— from San Juan County Communications — Three San Juan Island children have been diagnosed with Pertussis, or “whooping cough.” San Juan County Health & Community Services is currently working with the families of these children to investigate the pertussis cases. None of the children have been hospitalized. Pertussis is … Continue reading

Cancer Survivorship Group Holiday Tea & Meeting To be held at the New Home of Bogdan and Carol Kulminski

Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., call 376-4198 for details –from Sue Lewis — The Cancer Survivorship Group will celebrate the holiday season with a Holiday Tea at the new home in Eastsound of Bogdan and Carol Kulminski. To allow arrivals in the daylight, the Tea will begin at 4 … Continue reading

Person of Interest | Melinda Milligan, Midwife


— by Lin McNulty — “Bittersweet” is how Melinda Milligan characterizes her upcoming retirement as a midwife after nearly 40 years of attending more than 1,000 births. “I probably should have counted,” she says now. She grew up in California’s San Fernando Valley and obtained a degree that brought her to West Seattle … Continue reading

Vege Potluck and Movie

Sunday, December 4, 6 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Lydia Miller — This monthly gathering celebrates compassionate, healthy and sustainable plant-based lifestyle. Join in on the lively conversation, get inspired, learn something new, come home with recipes, and enjoy yummy food. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether veg curious, … Continue reading

Guest Opinion | OMF is Looking to the Future for All on Orcas


– from Orcas Medical Foundation – For 60 years, Orcas Medical Foundation (OMF) has been dedicated to serving the medical needs of all on Orcas Island. We have always sought the best possible medical care available. Our Orcas Medical Center staff has been there for patients and non-patients alike, during … Continue reading

Guest Editorial: Pipeline Project Poses Major Threat to San Juan Region state legislature needs to implement recommendations this coming session before the next barge incident

–by Fred Felleman and Jamie Stephens, originally published in — There is a dichotomy that defines the Salish Sea, the network of waterways that includes Puget Sound, the San Juan region, and southwestern British Columbia. These deep, protected waters serve as habitat for a diversity of marine species and … Continue reading