ACTIVITIES | July 4th calendar of events  ARTS | Beatles cover band comes to Orcas  COMMUNITY | Jane Barfoot-Hodde to celebrate 100th birthday 
SOUNDER THE ISLANDS’
Serving Orcas, Lopez and San Juan County
Hiking, biking and more Look for the Parks and Trails guide inside this edition
WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2013 VOL. 46, NO. 27 75¢
Predator of the deep Stranded sixgill shark offers scientists a ‘rare’ find by SCOTT RASMUSSEN
Journal of the San Juans Editor
Sharalyn Lehma/Contributed photo
Children gather around the 12-foot sixgill shark that washed ashore in Argyle Lagoon on San Juan Island. Sixgills, also known as cow sharks, are deep water creatures at home in the outer ocean at depths as great as 3,000 feet. It is slow-moving yet deadly.
Teachable moments come along all the time for scientists conducting summer classes at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs. But few like this. The lab’s biological preserve at San Juan Island’s Argyle Lagoon became a makeshift laboratory Wednesday afternoon, June 26, after a call came in that a 12-foot-long sixgill shark had washed up on the beach. Students and instructors bundled up a batch of scientific equipment and exited the marine facility en masse, according to biologist Adam Summers, a shark specialist and associate director of the lab’s comparative biomechanics department. “This was beyond a rare opportunity,” he said. “It’s just a very big animal to have washed up on the beach in this area, and one that had just died.” Jenny Atkinson can’t
recall a single sixgill stranding incident in the San Juans during her tenure as director of the Friday Harbor Whale Museum, which operates the local Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Sixgills, also known as cow sharks, are deep-water creatures, at home in the outer ocean at depths as great as 3,000 feet. The name reflects its distinctive feature, as all other sharks have five gills. Slow-moving yet deadly, they prey on large fish and other sharks by methodically sidling up next to an intended target and then attacking with an enormous burst of speed. Lopez Island’s Gene Helfman, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology, said that because sixgills live at such great depths not a lot is known about their behaviors. However, he said the prevailing theory is that females venture into shallow and protected inland
More deputies on patrol for July Fourth Sheriff reminds islanders that personal fireworks are illegal The Fourth of July holiday is coming soon and with it comes increased celebrations on land and on the water. In order to keep people safe throughout the long holiday weekend, the Sheriff ’s Office will be fielding extra deputies to focus on problems associated with the consumption of alcohol. Emphasis patrols will be on the road to detect and arrest DUIs in conjunction with the Target
Zero Campaign through the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Deputies will be on alert for dangerous driving behaviors in efforts to prevent crashes, said Sheriff Rob Nou in a recent press release. Underage drinking will also be an area of special attention, particularly during and after the professional fireworks displays on San Juan at Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor, Orcas at both Eastsound and Deer Harbor and Lopez on Fisherman’s Bay. On the water, marine patrols will be out throughout the holiday weekend. Emphasized areas on the water will be BUIs and use of life jackets and providing information on new and
changed boating laws, said Nou. Nou also wants to remind islanders that personal fireworks are prohibited. The only lawful fireworks in San Juan County are the professional pyrotechnic shows. Local fire departments will be assisting law enforcement in reminding people that personal fireworks are not allowed “Please enjoy the professional shows and avoid the potential hazards of fire and life safety associated with personal fireworks,” Nou said. “Enjoy the holiday and all that the islands offer in helping to enjoy and celebrate the birth of our nation. We will be working hard to keep things safe and prevent any tragedies.”
waters of Puget Sound to give birth. Helfman noted that a 14-foot-long female sixgill was carrying 80 embryos, or “pups,” as they’re called, when it washed up on a beach near Shelton in 2007. It died shortly after it stranded. Females can store sperm from multiple males and then give birth to a litter of pups that have a different genetic makeup from their siblings, he noted. Back at Argyle Lagoon, Summers said that the call the labs received suggested the massive female might still be alive and that it may be carrying “pups.” Its body appeared to be completely intact. Although neither suggestion turned out to be true, he said that post-mortem twitching of nerves was
SEE SHARK, PAGE 6
Sounder deadlines Display advertising: Friday at noon Classified advertising: Monday at noon Legal advertising: Thursday at noon Press releases, Letters: Friday at 3 p.m.
How to reach us Office: 376-4500 Fax: 376-4501 Advertising: advertis-
Classified dept: 1-800388-2527 Editor: editor@
Share your ‘people’ news: Call us at 376-4500, or email editor@ islandssounder.com to submit news items about weddings, engagements, graduations, awards and more.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013• The Islands’ Sounder
News bites from food bank by MADIE MURRAY
Food bank board member
Some exciting things have happened at the Orcas Island Food Bank in the past several weeks that we would like to share. Graduating senior Mykal Keyes designed her senior project to benefit the food bank. It was a delicious meal for the community that she prepared herself in the school cafeteria on May 9. As a result, she handed a generous check to Larry Shaw, executive director of the food bank board, in the amount of $300. Our sincere thanks to Mykal for making the food bank the
recipient of her thoughtful senior project. The entire graduating class at our public school was again thoughtful of the food bank at the Orcas Island Community Foundation Grants Awards Ceremony. Each year, OICF
Please join John Barnes for his 60th birthday on Thursday, July 4th
Food, live music, 2 to 9 p.m., 66 Winterbrook Farm Road Help celebrate John’s last year of life
Above: Mykal Keyes giving $300 to Larry Shaw. Right: Anika Thomas’ photos.
Partners in Philanthropy give the graduating class $5,000 to give back to the community in any way they wish. This year, they decided they wanted to give the money to several nonprofits that “best filled and basic needs of the community.” In that vein, they awarded the food bank a very generous $1,000. Our thanks to the senior class. As of June 1, the food bank officially made Jeannie Doty the new food bank manager. Jeannie has been working tirelessly in a volunteer capacity since 2006 making sure the food bank
was sufficiently stocked, adequately manned, and ready for anything that came its way. She gets bargains wherever and whenever she finds them, packages and repackages items that are received from Northwest Harvest and other providers to make sure they can be distributed to our clients in usable portions and in efficient ways, and she makes sure the building, the equipment it holds and the inventory is always ready. Jeannie is largely responsible for how smoothly things run here
was to create an ad campaign for a nonprofit. The main goal of her assignment was to encourage shoppers at the food bank to choose healthy items and cook nutritious meals for themselves and their families. Each photo will have a recipe for the items pictured that clients can take with them. “I love what the food bank does for our little community and I have enjoyed volunteering and helping out when I can,” Thomas said. For more info, visit www. orcasislandfoodbank.org.
Kempfer’s paintings at Artworks The Orcas Island Artworks features Sumi ink paintings by Jacqueline Kempfer throughout the month of July. Her black and white paintings of Orcas Island scenes are made with a traditional Asian ink created from soot, water and glue. The compressed Sumi ink stick is ground with water on a suzuri stone and applied
and we are so grateful for her dedication. Some very beautiful photographs will soon adorn the walls of our new building on Madrona Street. The images were taken by Anika Thomas, Joyce and Larry Shaw’s grandson’s fiancée, who spent the last three years studying photography, and in particular food photography, at Seattle Central Community College. She graduated from the Orcas Christian School in 2009 One of her assignments before graduating this June
with water to the surface of the paper. The Artworks is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info about the artist, visit http://jacquelinekempferartist.com/ Contributed photo
Right: Jacqueline Kempfer pictured with one of her paintings. Her pieces are at Artworks.
O R C A S I S L A N D R E A L T Y llc Located next to the Historical Museum on North Beach Road
Near Buckhorn Beach
Privacy is the Key
PO Box 171 Eastsound, WA 98245
Buck Mountain Home
Panoramic sunset views over West Sound and the Gulf Islands. Road in to a level building site with power and water available from a private well. Privacy is protected by cc&rs and a green built around the adjoining lots.
Three bedroom, two bath, two car garage, vaulted ceilings, skylights, custom cabinets, bamboo radiant heat floors, ample storage, quality construction, decks, patio and fenced yard. Close to town and beaches. Motivated Seller!
1220 feet of end of the road west waterfront.180 degree views. Set among magnificent Madrona trees, watch fantastic sunsets and the ever-changing marine activity of the Sound. All utilities on the property.
This single level home has spectacular vistas over Eastsound Village to islands, sounds and mountains beyond. Master suite, large open kitchen, dining & living area opens to views at every glance. Guest room and bath plus office on the main floor. Finished art studio and/or shop space in the basement.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Blast off to the Fourth Orcas is offering plenty of activities for visitors and locals alike during the week of July 4. Washington State Ferries officials say to plan ahead for heavy traffic. They encourage customers to walk on instead of taking their vehicles. Paid parking is available at the Anacortes terminal. The San Juan Islands routes will operate on their regular summer sailing schedule for the July 4th holiday.
Wednesday, July 3 Deer Harbor fireworks The annual fireworks show will start at dusk at the Deer Harbor Marina. Viewing is only allowed from the pier and beach.
Thursday, July 4 Historical Days The Orcas Island Historical Museum is offering a day of celebration and activities on Thursday, July 4 starting at 11 a.m. on the Village Green. There will be games, activities, vendors, a beer garden and a hot dog stand. • 11 a.m. Presentation of the Colors by the American Legion Color Guard and Flag Ceremony hosted by the Eagle Forum. Sing along songs, and patriotic quotes will be included in the program along with Max Blackadar’s scholarship-winning essay on his favorite Constitutional Amendment. • 11:30 a.m. Live music by Orcas Horns
• 12:30 p.m. The museum’s live auction fundraiser will have special antiques donated from local families and businesses. Auctioneer and high school teacher Mark Padbury will oversee the event. To donate your antiques, artworks or gift certificates, contact James Lobdell at 376-4287 or the museum at 376-4849. From 12:30 on, there will be a procession of young talented musicians performing a variety of songs and styles next to the museum all afternoon while people are enjoying a bite to eat. Musicians are ALLmost Canadian Classic, Sasha Hagen, Maddie Jane West and friends, and other youth. • 1:15 to 3 p.m. The Harvey Family Old Fashioned Logging Show.
Rock and Soul dance party The Odd Fellows are having a Rock and Soul fundraiser dance to help raise money for its Community Giving Fund. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10. It will feature music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and include video performances from Woodstock, Cream, Concert for George and more.
Funhouse Commons will provide an unobstructed view on the Farish private property across from Outlook Inn on the water side. Enjoy comfy seating, a throw blanket to keep you warm, and hosted beer and wine service. The cost is $50 per seat with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting the Funhouse’s key programs: mentoring, after-school, teen night, and education. To reserve your VIP seating, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be a Beer Garden fundraiser prior to the big show. The Funhouse Commons is offering beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages sponsored by the Lower Tavern. Pick up a hot chai to take to your spot, or stay for a beer or a glass of wine from 6 to 10 p.m. Homemade pie will be available by the slice. Must be 21 or older to enter. Proceeds support the Funhouse.
Saturday, July 6 5k Fun Run/Walk The Funhouse’s Annual July 4th 5K Fun Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 on the Village Green and ending at the Eastsound Fire Station. The kids’ race is 1K. Registration opens at 8 a.m. PreRegistration at http://funhousecommons. org/ is required to get a cool T-shirt.
The fireworks display in Eastsound will start at dusk. Enjoy the view from Waterfront Park, where the Community
The annual breakfast is from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea. Proceeds benefit the Orcas Fire Volunteer Association.
Band will perform at 9:15 p.m.
Activities before fireworks display Extremely limited seats are available, front and center for the big show. The
Lions Club BBQ
The annual Lions Club Salmon Barbecue
Coffee drive-thru opens in Eastsound by STEVE WERHLY Journal reporter
Coffee-on-the-go is coming to Orcas and friends of long-time islander Amanda Sparks can't wait. “Bean Me Up,” an espresso kiosk on wheels, has received the necessary permits and owner Sparks expects to open in the Hogstone Pizza parking lot at 460 Main Street in Eastsound in July. “We're probably the only people on the planet without a drive-thru for coffee,” Sparks said. Many friends have told her they look forward to picking up their favorite latte or mocha on their way to school or work, especially when it's rainy. Sparks grew up and went to school on Orcas, and worked for 15 plus years in the hospitality industry before opening Siren Boutique in Eastsound. She was director of catering at Rosario and learned the coffee business from her parents, who owned and operated a coffee shop in Seattle.
“We look forward to making coffee convenient for locals and visitors alike,” she said. Sparks says she will use Caffe Umbria coffee from the venerable roasting company in Seattle, founded and still operated by the Bizzarri family from Perugia, Italy. She will serve some goodies and coffee-related products, she says, “but the emphasis is going to be on the fine Caffe Umbria coffee.”
Before making the “hefty investment” in the mobile kiosk, Sparks spent several months talking with the Eastsound Planning Review Commission and the county planning and health departments. Although the EPRC has no direct authority over kiosks on private property, Sparks has taken notice of renewed EPRC interest in food carts and other “onstreet” businesses. She’s
been attending meetings and intends to take an interest in various proposals for revamping the county ordinances on the subject. "I’m excited about the potential for my new business in Eastsound,” she said. “And I look forward to being involved with the business community as I continue operating my clothing store and get ‘Bean Me Up’ off the ground.”
is from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station. The menu includes smoked salmon or chicken with a baked potato, coleslaw, a roll and lemonade or iced tea. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for kids at the event; advance tickets are $15 and $10. They will be available in front of Island Market on the weekend and from a booth at the Farmers’ Market. Proceeds fund local programs such as scholarships for graduating seniors.
Orcas Farmers’ Market Check out the offerings from local merchants at the Orcas Farmers’ Market at the Eastsound Village Green, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Community Parade “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: A Celebration of Sustainability” is the theme for the Orcas Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Parade. George Post, long-time islander and founder of the Exchange, will serve as Grand Marshal. The festivities will go down North Beach Road and Main Street in Eastsound starting at 11 a.m. Fireworks donation containers are located at Island Market, and spare change (or more) is appreciated to help pay for the fireworks. For more info, contact the chamber office at 376-2273 or info@orcasislandchamber. com.
Abbey Road LIVE! Beatles tribute act Abbey Road LIVE! will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Orcas Center’s main stage. Tickets are at www.orcascenter.org. Read more about this dynamic group on page 11.
Public meetings TuESday, July 9 • Orcas Library Board,
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the library. • Fire District Commissioners, 5:30 p.m., Fire Hall.
Outdoor Care License # ELITECE874BB
– by Elite Chipping –
Patios, rockeries Outdoor hardscaping Decks • Fences Outdoor construction needs Eastsound,WA • 360-421-2069 • email@example.com
Volunteers will be serving up our secret recipe for pancakes, sausage, eggs, & beverages. All proceeds support your LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS & EMT’S. Wishing EVERYONE a SAFE & HAPPY 4th of July. Also on Saturday, July 6: The annual Lions Club Salmon Barbecue is from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station. The menu includes smoked salmon or chicken with a baked potato, coleslaw, a roll and lemonade or iced tea.
OPINION Islands’ Sounder
Write to us: The Islands’ Sounder welcomes letters from its readers. Letters should be
typewritten and not exceed 350 words. Preference is given to local writers and topics. They must be signed and include a daytime phone. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 758, Eastsound, WA 98245. Letters may be edited.
Appreciating our rich history
e spend so much time thinking about the future – what could happen, what we’d like to have happen – that it’s easy to overlook the rich history of those who came before us. I’ve always been drawn to the past. As a child, I would look through my grandmother’s jewelry box every chance I got. I was fascinated with a heavy onyx ring and a pearl and ruby broach – the only links to great-grandparents I had never met. If I closed my eyes, I smelled eucalyptus in the air and sat with them in their Hollywood Hills home decades before it would burn to the ground in a terrible fire. The same mystical feeling overcame me when I put the needle on one of my mom’s many LPs or scoured our old photo albums. For a child with a romantic perspective on the world, sifting through your family’s forgotten memories is thrilling. For those who feel a similar kinship with their community’s history, the Orcas Museum has a lot to offer. An exhibit celebrating the 100th Year Anniversary of the Washington State Parks, featuring Moran State Park is on display in the museum foyer. The “Every Picture Tells a Story: 1914-1941” exhibit features the photography of James T. Geoghegan, a local artist. His beautiful photographs are from the museum’s collection and will be on display now through July 25. “Salish Bounty,” an exhibit on Coast Salish food, presented in collaboration with the Burke Museum, will be up July 20 to Sept. 20. Focusing on the revival of native foods, Salish Bounty is co-curated by the Orcas Island Historical Museum and focuses on cultural transition in Eastsound, with focus on apparent changes in lifestyle when settlers began to populate the island. Read more on page 12. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May through Sept. Find out more at www.orcasmuseum.org. Let your imagination run free and take a little time to contemplate the lives of islanders who came before us. –Colleen Smith Armstrong
Almanac TEMPERATURES, RAINFALL High Low Precip 64 53 .16 70 53 .06 72 54 .02 71 55 .13 74 53 — 76 54 — 84 53 — Precipitation in June: .92” Precipitation in 2013: 12.75” Reported by Jack Giard, Bakerview Rd.
LOPEZ June 24 June 25 June 26 June 27 June 28 June 29 June 30
ORCAS June 24 June 25 June 26
High 66 71 74
Low 54 50 55
Precip .18 .05 —
SOUNDER THE ISLANDS’
The Islands’ Sounder (USPS #764-230) is published weekly for $35 a year to San Juan County addresses; $58 per year to Washington state addresses; and $58 per year to out-of-state addresses by the Islands’ Sounder at 217 Main Street, Eastsound, WA.
June 27 June 28 June 29 June 30
73 53 .12 67 52 — 67 53 — 73 54 — Precipitation in June: 1.13” Precipitation in 2013: 15.14” Reported by John Willis, Olga
SUNRISE, SUNSET Sunrise July 3 5:16 a.m. July 4 5:17 a.m. July 5 5:17 a.m. July 6 5:18 a.m. July 7 5:19 a.m. July 8 5:20 a.m. July 9 5:21 a.m.
Sunset 9:16 p.m. 9:16 p.m. 9:15p.m. 9:15 p.m. 9:14 p.m. 9:14 p.m. 9:13 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
To the Editor: Goodbye from County Manager Robert Jean My thanks to the San Juan County citizens, council members and staff who helped me keep things moving forward this past year as your Interim County Manager. While there are plenty of items still on the TO DO list, we really had a very successful list of goals accomplished: • Governance transitions: With the charter amendments approved in November, we have now had three county councilmen and Mike Thomas, the county administrator. Somehow we made it through. • Growth Management Act Compliance: For the first time in 21 years, San Juan County achieved compliance from the state with the Growth Management Act, which opens additional state grant and funding options to the county. • Budget stabilization: Thanks largely to voter approval of the Public Safety Sales Tax, we were able to end five years of major budget cuts and adopt a stable three year budget forecast through 2015. • Critical Areas Ordinance: Rejecting a “one size fits all” federal/state approach, the county adopted a site specific approach, trying to balance environmental protection and maximum property rights. While it is complex and challenges have yet to be ruled upon by the Growth Management Hearings Board, the county is committed to streamlining regulations and continuing to seek balance. • Solid waste transition: Moving from a county-run to public-private system has proven more challenging and taken longer than anticipated, but this allowed each island to come up with its own solution: Lopez Solid Waste District, the Town/County/Lauderback agreement on San Juan, and the expanded ORS service on Orcas. • SJC3 County Community Conversations: As part of reviewing county services, service levels, and reshaping county government to better meet the needs of residents today and in the future, the Conversations held on Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan were a
Publisher/Editor Colleen Smith Armstrong email@example.com Staff Reporter Cali Bagby firstname.lastname@example.org County Reporter Scott Rasmussen email@example.com Advertising Sales Colleen Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
Circulation/ Gail Anderson-Toombs administrative gandersontoombs coordinator @islandssounder.com Marketing Artist Scott Herning email@example.com Kathryn Sherman firstname.lastname@example.org Legals/Office Staff email@example.com
great success. The results provide guidance for the 2014 Budget and beyond. I’ll leave it to Council Chairman Jamie Stephens and new County Manager Mike Thomas to address the remaining goals for 2013 and into 2014, but for my part, my thanks to all for your help (and constructive criticism) along the way. And thank you for allowing me to be a temporary island resident and to gain an understanding of “Island Quality of Life.” Bob Jean Interim County Manager (May 2012 to June 2013)
Life without Helen If you’ve walked through the front door of the Healing Arts Center in the past 15 years, you’ve likely seen sitting at the desk a warm hearted, larger than life person (angel really) named Helen Hale. She was able to give you her full presence and make you feel like the most important person in the room. For the Healing Arts Center, she was our friend, lead receptionist, treasurer, and as I’m coming to discover, our spiritual center. On May 13, Helen ended a long and courageous struggle with cancer and illness. She chose to die in bed in her home watched over by loving friends. In her last hours she was continually cared for, prayed upon, sung to, massaged, held and loved. When she finally let go, her larger than life spirit filled the room, leaving one last gift of her ever expanding, eternal being. At the Healing Arts Center, we are feeling a tangible void on
Mailing/Street Address P.O. Box 758, 217 Main Street, Eastsound, WA 98245 Office (360) 376-4500 Classifieds (800) 388-2527 Fax (360) 376-4501 Copyright © 2012 by Sound Publishing, Inc.
multiple levels. The reminders of Helen’s death reoccur daily as our clients come to discover that Helen is gone. We are looking to fill that void in celebration of Helen’s life. A more formal obituary and memorial announcement will follow next week, but for now we wanted to get the word out that everyone is invited to remember Helen with the Healing Arts Center family and Helen’s best friend Sandy Holtman. Save the date for 4 p.m., Sunday, July 21 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Hall. Our hearts go out to all who knew and love Helen. As well as to those many people in our community that are grieving the loss of so many good people. Much love and strength to all. Christopher Evans Vice President of the Healing Arts Center
Thanks for One World Many thanks to the wonderful Orcas community for your generous support, making this year’s One World Music festival another successful event! The Funhouse Commons would like to thank Donna Laslo and Martin Lund for their continual leadership and vision, the Bob and Lisa Rivers Foundation, the Orcas Center, all the people who purchased tickets, and the many individuals and businesses who supported us so generously with their time and talents, especially Gregory Books, Craig Canine, Paula Capitano, Chimayo/Sazio, Dawn D’Haeze, Kevin Dickey, Adia Dolan, Chris Dolan, Marcia Gillingham, Oliver Groenewald, Robert Hall,
SEE LETTERS, PAGE 5 Periodicals postage paid at Eastsound, Wash., and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Please send address changes to The Islands’ Sounder, P.O. Box 758, Eastsound, WA 98245-0758.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Things looking up for Broadband by WALLY GUDGELL
OPALCO has made a major shift in its approach to bringing high speed broadband to most island locations. Although they were able to get 900 members to invest up front, the 50 percent membership needed in advance was a daunting task. These initial investments ($90/ membership) have been refunded to those individuals. Instead, OPALCO has shifted to a more conservative plan, which may be more doable without a huge upfront financial outlay. The 900 members who signed
up have helped bring this issue to the fore, making it clear that there is significant interest in improving internet service in the islands. The new plan has its advantages. OPALCO can work with existing local services such as CenturyLink, Islands Network (OPALCO’s own fiber provider), Rock Island, The Computer Place, Orcas Online and others. OPALCO will lay fiber optic cable for these other providers to utilize and hire an engineer specifically to manage the Broadband Initiative and Island Network. By providing infrastructure and leasing it as an open
network (with no preferential or exclusive access), competition will be encouraged, helping with rate levels and providing incentives to provide service to more isolated areas where DSL will not be as effective. There are some drawbacks. It will take longer to implement and will impact fewer businesses and households. While about two thirds of the islands will eventually be covered, more remote areas will have to work with a local ISP and potentially pay more for service. DSL coverage for homes that are further than 15,000 feet from
CenturyLink fiber-served distribution hubs will be challenging. Options for coverage may include wireless solutions from Rock Island or Orcas Online, or some homeowners may need to pay for fiber to be run to their homes by Islands Network (fiber direct is costly, estimated at $20/foot). The bottom line is that things are looking up for high speed broadband. In the real estate market, it has become clear that this is an essential service, and property values are being seriously affected. Even people already here are moving to better broadband areas and new people are focusing on the highest speed areas available. Recently, transactions in process have been known to fail when the lack of high speed internet is discovered. In San Juan County alone the lack of high speed broadband
Big bets on Byway Bus project by ELWYN PRATT
Taking a bus out to the westside of San Juan may sound a little counter intuitive to a local, but then again, it is the greener way. This summer, the San Juan Visitors Bureau is offering a 2-for-1 special on daily passes; $15 will buy two seats on the Scenic Byway Bus Route on San Juan and on Orcas. Regular commuters can get a 20-ride special for $40. The Scenic Byway connects the icons of the two islands, and it is very convenient for day trips. I traveled on the Orcas bus with Liz
Illg, the Scenic Byway project coordinator, to see the solstice parade in June. The pick-up times were aligned with the ferry schedule, so that our shuttle was waiting for us as we stepped off the Sealth. On the ride back, there were six of us in
the bus, all chatting about our favorite costumes in the parade. For the first time in my life, I felt like a tourist in the San Juan Islands – in a good way. I didn’t need to ask many questions. Illg can speak about just about anything with the knowledge of a tour guide and the passion of a local. When I asked her if she liked reading history, she replied that she always reads the history of a place she’s about to visit. She seems at times a teacher, at times a modest social worker, at times a thorough scientist. Illg refers to her
current project as an experiment. “If we give people a free ticket, will they take it?” she wonders. Her task this summer is to engage locals in something that is widely considered a tourist service. But Illg envisions that the seats will soon be filled with islanders and visitors alike, just like my day on Orcas. In Illg’s own words, the idea is simply to minimize our environmental impact and maximize our island experience. Ideally, some locals will use the bus regularly – even to commute to work.
Learn more about Airlift Northwest Get to know more about Airlift Northwest, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 11 at Roses Bakery Cafe, 382 Prune Alley in Eastsound. To R.S.V.P. contact Angela
Nedrow at 1.888.835.1599 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will provide an opportunity for guests to learn about the transport service’s work as
the only critical care transport agency with two critical nurses serving the San Juan Islands communities. Check out the cockpit of an Airlift helicopter, watch
LETTERS FROM 4
the 15th Annual Summer Solstice parade and celebration. Thank you everyone for sharing your music, dance. song and colorful, creative merrymaking. Thank you to our sponsor, San Juan County Parks and to our local Sherrif ’s Office. Thanks to the many volunteers who shared their abundant, heartfelt talent: Jon Block, Mark Padbury, Krista Bouchey, The Sand Fleas, The Dust Bunnies, Ian Woolworth, Veronica San Martin, Kim Anderson, the Oddfellows, Rick and Heather Mollner, Trish Sharpe, Gene Nery, Dave Roseberry, John Clancy,
Sparks, Doug and Michell Marshall at the Office Cupboard and the fun loving Steering Committee members Becca Gray, Sara and Adam Farish, Stephanie Iverson, Michael Greenberg, Penny Sharp and so many more in costumes, lining the streets and enjoying the day. The early intention was through art build community, with community go outside and play and through play create a ripple of laughter and fun. Happy summer! Laura Gibbons and Michael Budnick Eastsound
Heartwood House, Islands Sounder, KT Chocolates, KT Laslo, Maple Rock Farm, Mijitas, Tony Morales, Gene Nery, Office Cupboard, Orcas Events, Orcas Issues, Orcas Suites, Roses Bakery, Dimitri Stankevich, Wendy Thomas, Willie Thomas, and Regina Zwilling. The Funhouse Commons Board of Directors and Staff
Successful solstice The sun sure smiled on all of us as we celebrated in the streets and on the Eastsound Village Green at
rescue simulations by local fire departments, talk with Airlift crew, and more. Community members of the AirCare program, which guarantees full insurance coverage for the costs of transport services, will also be in attendance.
Residential & Interior Design
Bonnie Ward ASID, IIDA 376-5050 www.designwardinc.com
could impact values to the tune of tens of millions of dollars or even much more as demand increases. Broadband is crucial for keeping San Juan County current, allowing people to work from remote locations, and maintaining healthy property values. It is essential to encourage OPALCO to stay the course and do whatever is needed, as efficiently as possible, to help solve a problem that is already having profound impact. Critical broadband decisions will be made at the OPALCO board meeting on Orcas Island at 8:30 a.m., July 18 at the OPALCO headquarters on Mt. Baker Road. Consider voicing your opinion there, or send them a note at email@example.com. – Gudgell is an Orcas Island realtor who has lived on the island for most of his life.
“It will be hard for islanders to give up their trucks,” Illg admits. But at the core of the Scenic Byway Bus System project is a keen awareness of what islanders love about their islands. Illg grew up here in the ‘50s, spending every summer in the Puget Sound area. Seeing San Juan become overrun with visitors, she says, was really painful.But now she works for the tourist industry, inviting people to come because she wants people to learn something. “I think it’s important for
people to have a real experience here,” said Illg. “To understand how our actions impact landscapes like this, and the ocean. I think we do a really good job at stewardship on the islands, so I see visitors’ experiences as a teachable moment – to gain an understanding and a respect for the earth.” – Pratt, a graduate of Friday Harbor High School, Class of 2011, is a sophomore at Occidental College, in Los Angeles, where he is studying economics, business and communications.
Celebrate July 4th in Eastsound with the Orcas Island Historical Museum
On the Green • 11 am - 4 pm Music, LIVE Auction, Harvey Family Logging Show, Games, Hot Dogs, Beer Garden & more
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Harbor seal pup season to start by LIZ ANDERSON and KAY WICINAS
Special to the sounder
We are officially heading into summer and the start of the harbor seal pupping season on the San Juan Islands. Once it begins, seal pups are sometimes encountered on the beach and there are some important things to remember. The first point to keep in mind is the normal behavior of a mother seal and its pup. It is not unusual for the harbor seal mother to leave its young on the beach as she returns to the ocean to forage for the food she needs to produce enough high fat milk to support her pup. In the early stages of its life the young pup does not have the insulation or the
proper swimming proficiency to keep up with its mother. It takes three to six weeks for the pup to triple its weight by drinking the mother’s milk that is made up of 40 to 50 percent fat before it is weaned and able to forage on its own. A healthy pup on the beach waiting for its mother’s return will be very alert, make vocalizing noises, and have a plump appearance. Please do not approach these pups. Give them their space, and keep pets, boats or any other nuisances away from them. When a pup is actually stranded and not waiting for its mother’s return, it will appear lethargic and thin from lack of nutrition. These stranded pups have often been separated
from their mothers prior to being weaned. This separation can occur in a number of ways, such as: inexperience of a first time mother, boat activity, human interference/disturbance, injury or illness. Unfortunately many of these pups will not survive; however, this is Mother Nature’s way of keeping the population in check and maintaining the healthiest animals possible. Harbor seals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Picking up a stranded harbor seal is prohibited by law. If you come across a seal pup without its mother, please report it to the marine mammal stranding hotline at 1-800562-8832. The San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding
Network is a program with the Friday Harbor Whale Museum and has trained volunteers authorized to respond to marine mammal strandings within the county of San Juan. Last year alone, the stranding network received over 110 calls concerning harbor seals and over 140 total stranded marine mammal calls. Data collected on stranded harbor seals can teach us a lot about the health and status of seal populations and provides us with valuable information about diseases that can impact not only harbor seals, but also sea lions, porpoises, orcas and even humans. Under certain circumstances, the Stranding Network is authorized to transfer stranded harbor seal pups
to Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, where they are rehabilitated and released. Network representatives will make this decision on a case-by-case basis. The SeaDoc Society of Orcas Island also conducts research on these animals in collaboration with the Stranding Network. When an animal is reported on the stranding hotline, interns and volunteers respond to assess the situation. Live pups receive two tags, one small red tag with an identification number on their hind flipper, and one “hat” tag with a letter and number combination ID on top of their head. If you see an animal (live or dead, stranded or swimming) that has any of these tags and you can read them, jot down the number and include
it in your message to the stranding network hotline at 1-800-562-8832. Harbor seals are charismatic mammals, but please give them plenty of space as you appreciate them and other marine wildlife. Be mindful that these animals can carry diseases that can be passed to humans or pets. If you encounter a live or deceased harbor seal pup or stranded marine mammal, do not approach it. You can help by calling the stranding hotline to report it at 1-800562-8832.
SHARK FROM 1
25-50 years. The shark was examined, dissected and various parts were carted back to the labs for further study, but the cause of its death remains undetermined, Summers said. “There’s no sign of trauma or of an area of a big parasitic condition,” he said. “It might just be a case of old age.”
the most likely cause for the movement of the shark that some early arrivals had noticed before the team of scientists and students arrived at the beach. Given the size of the shark, Summers estimates its age at anywhere between
Kay Wicinas and Liz Anderson are third year veterinary students at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. They are summer interns with The Whale Museum and SeaDoc Society.
N J UA N A S Serving the Islands Since 1966
TAT I O N
Now open Saturday from 9-noon for soil compost mulch and bark. 376-4709 • 279 Gravel Pit Rd, Eastsound
Wednesday,July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Home saved from fire
When an Orcas homeowner heard alarms going off in a neighbors’ house, she immediately notified the fire department. On June 18 around 8 p.m., Orcas Fire and Rescue responded to the report of “a house full of smoke with alarms going off ” on Alder Street in Eastsound. Firefighters encountered moderate smoke downstairs and heavy concentrations of smoke in the upstairs area. A rapid search revealed a pot burning on the stove. The cookware was removed and the home cleared of smoke. Three dogs were in the home and safely contained outside by the observant neighbor.
Nancy Pearl to visit Orcas If you'd like your summer reading to take you off the beaten path, Librarian Nancy Pearl is here to help. Everyone’s go-to books guru will be revealing “under the radar” reads – books she thinks deserve more attention than they've been getting. She will also recommend some great summer reads. Pearl will speak on Wednesday, July 10 at 3 p.m. in the Victorian Room at the Outlook Inn in Eastsound. She is a regular book commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR affiliate stations KUOW in Seattle and KWGS in Tulsa. The New York Times calls her “the talk of librarian circles.” Readers can’t get enough of her recommendations while bookstores
and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits. Since the release of the best-selling “Book Lust” in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next. Having worked as a librarian and bookseller in Detroit, Tulsa, and Seattle, Pearls’ knowledge of and love for books is unmatched. In 1998, she developed the program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,” which spread across the country, even inspiring a similar event on Orcas. The former director of the Washington Center for the Book, Pearl celebrates the
written word by speaking at bookstores and libraries across the country and on her monthly television program “Book Lust” on the Seattle Channel. In 2004, Pearl became the 50th winner of the Women’s National Book Association Award for her extraordinary contribution to the world of books. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Joe. This event is sponsored by the Orcas Island Library and The Friends of the Library, and is free of charge. There will be a chance to purchase books and have them autographed by Pearl and one lucky attendee will receive a surprise gift. For more info, contact Kathleen Lunde at the library, 376-4985.
Kids cook with Christina by MADIE MURRAY
Farm to Cafeteria Chairwoman
Rainy days are always great days to cook, and last Sunday eight budding student chefs assembled at Red Rabbit Farm for an all-day cooking class with Christina Orchid. This special class was the first place prize given by Red Rabbit Farm and won by this year’s elementary level student chef winners Arla Sutton and Zora Leck. The prize was originally to be a family cooking day, but Arla and Zora wanted instead to share their gift with all of the kids who competed with them, and so it became a cooking class with friends. It was a truly special day, indeed. So, with aprons on and enthusiasm ruling the day, six bright faces stood ready to chop, dice, peal, prepare and learn from the master, Christina. She was ready with tables all set up with cutting boards and knives. Christina had a big round pot for a one-pot meal at the demonstration table. The young chefs loved the mirror above the table. She demonstrated how to cut up a whole chicken as well as seasoned and roasted it in the oven. Then the kids helped prep carrots, potatoes, fennel, garlic, and Christina talked about adding spices. All went into the pot with stock and the roasted chicken. She taught how it could be made with any kind of meat, or beans, and lots of different fresh, organically grown vegetables. After a romp in the big open field, they
Contributed photo Sam (left) and T J chopping up chicken.
came in and Christina had prepared eight mini cakes for them to frost. She made Italian butter cream frosting and taught them how to cut it in half for a layer cake (no easy task!), and to apply a crumb coat so it looks professional. Then each student got a pastry bag for decorating. They all took a cake home. It was a good day had by all. Thank you Christina for sharing your passion so generously with our young people.
July 31 to Aug 3, 2013
July Events Saturday, July 6:
traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum on traditional Coast Salish agriculture. Independence Day Celebration We have Russel Come celebrate the Barsh on hand nation’s birthday with with his team from the annual Eastsound th Kwiaht to share 4 of July Celebration their insights, and parade, and then We just can’t wait until Saturday! including a visit with your favorite discussion of native Wednesdays market vendors. food plants and Parade starts at 11:00. July 24th & 31st a demonstration of making yarn 5-8pm Saturday, from dog fiber. Celebrate the long days of July 13: This is an ongoing summer and the bounty of the Cooking with presentation; drop summer harvest. Lions Club Fresh Herbs beer garden featuring local Island in throughout Hoppin’ beer and entertainment by Do you ever wonder the day under the the Dustbunnies (July 24th). how to best put Market canopy. summer’s fresh herbs to work for you? Stop Saturday, July 27: Spin In! by the Market canopy and let chef Christina Bring your spinning wheel and join a group Orchid teach you how to get the most of of Orcas Island Spinners turning wool your market fresh herbs. Demonstrations into yarn! Spinners will be on hand from at 11:00 and 1:00. 10:30am to 2:00pm to demonstrate and answer questions.
Wednesday Evening Markets!!!
Saturday, July 20: Native Plants!
Opening this week at the Orcas Island Historical Museum is a
Visit us on Facebook! For more info, call Jennifer Pietsch, Market Manager, at 317-8342.
REGISTER NOW For K-Fest • Orcas Island • All Ages THEME: RE-IMAGINING THE GOOD LIFE ARTISTS Scott Cairns (Annie Dillard says he’s America’s best living poet!) Chris Anderson (Award Winning Painter) TJ Stafford (Band’s scores are heard on BattleStar Galactica, Toy Story 3, & The Walking Dead) Jeff Johnson & Wendy Goodwin (Celtic Worship) Nigel Goodwin (UK Actor, purple socks, outrageous childlike behavior) Dieter Zander (Photographer)
LECTURERS Dick Staub What Is the Good Life? Arthur Miller The Shape of Your Soul, the Seeds of Your Destiny Laurie Wheeler Life With Others Chi-Dooh Li Life For Others Dr. Jerry Root C.S. Lewis on the Good Life
Sundance Select 3 Sundance Films (Gideon’s Army, Queen of Versailles & Srdan Golubovic’s CIRCLES ) Info & registration call 6422 (M-F 10-3) www.thekindlings.com/kindlingsfest/
CAO hammered at hearings by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter
The San Juan County Critical Areas Ordinances took a beating during three days of hearings before the state Growth Management Hearings Board on June 23, 24 and 25. Adding insult to injury, the beating took place in the council's chambers, where eight months ago the county council ended almost a decade of labor when it passed the massive update to the county landuse regulations. At no time during the three days of hearings on critical areas ordinances did anybody suggest that the contentious litigation would be decided when the Growth Management
Hearings Board issues its verdict, expected in September. GMBH panel chairman William Roehl set the tone early. Within a few minutes of calling the hearings to order, Roehl reminded the petitioners' attorneys (Sandy Mackie, for the Common Sense Alliance and P.J. Taggares Co.; Kyle Loring, for the Friends of the San Juans) that they must overcome a presumption of validity and prove the county action was “clearly erroneous in light of the goals and requirements of ” the state Growth Management Act. That “presumption of validity,” relied upon by Assistant County Prosecutor Amy Vira, is a tougher standard to meet
Reach 2.8 Million ReadeRs.* Includes 102 newspapers & 33 TMc publIcaTIons. averagIng less Than
Just By Placing One WNPA Statewide 2x2 Impact Ad. go sTaTewIde or TargeT a regIon. coastal: 295,000 circ. 678,000 readers* easteRn: 272,000 circ. 625,000 readers* MetRo: 680,000 circ. 1.5 mil. readers* *based on sTaTewIde surveys showIng 2.3 people read each copy of a coMMunITy newspaper.
contact YouR local WnPa MeMbeR neWsPaPeR to leaRn MoRe.
July 10 Orcatrazz July 17 Ron Myers & John Liger (piano & vocal)
July 24 BoDaLo Trio
(clarinet, cello, & piano)
July 31 Marianne Lewis (organ)
Sharon Abreu & friends (vocal & instrumental)
Aug. 14 Carl Burger (folk guitar)
Aug. 21 The Clifton Sisters (instrumental & vocal)
Aug. 28 Mandy Troxel (folk guitar)
All concerts begin at 12 noon on Wednesdays at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in July and August. Donations taken at the door go towards annual music scholarship. Everyone is encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and eat outside after the concert. Contact the church office for more info, 376-2352.
than the usual civil litigation standard – “proof by the preponderance of evidence.” But the high bar didn't even make Mackie or Loring blink. The very complexity of the CAOs, mentioned several times by all present, makes experienced land use attorneys like Mackie and Loring confident. Each of them took turns shredding different parts of the statute, but both hammered in the same nail: the complex statute was “clearly erroneous” and must be returned to the council for revisions. Mackie’s most pointed attack was aimed at the “designation” of county shorelines as critical areas. The “best available science” relied upon by the county led inexorably to flaws in the process and in the critical areas designations themselves, Mackie said. The flaws did not comply with the framework of the state’s goals and requirements, they unfairly damaged his clients property rights, and were therefore “clearly erroneous,” he said. Arguing for Friends of the San Juans, Loring hammered the county on the “results of the process,” not the process itself. He said some of the results that needed correction were “too many exemptions, not enough buffers, unproven mitigation, and inadequate implementation.” “An abundance of science revealed that wetlands, fish, and wildlife are suffering current harm and the CAO would fail to protect them from additional injury in the future,” added Friends Executive Director Stephanie Buffum Field, who assisted Loring. After every attack from Mackie or Loring, Vira compared the county's statute to
the controlling state regulations and statutes, saying that because the county's results were consistent with the law, the county's results were clearly not erroneous. Vira, however, faces her own tough precedent. A review of Hearings Board decisions shows that the board rarely validates a first attempt by any county at writing CAO updates or other development regulations. The “good ones” simply don't get challenged. And even if Mackie or Loring – attacking the CAOs from opposite pointsof-view – can't convince the three-member hearings board, each of them can still appeal any board decision in superior court and the state Court of Appeals. Whether the county council or superior court is the next venue for “Friends of the San Juans, et al., v. San Juan County,” the CAO still has months or years of further arguments ahead. After 20 hours of hearings, presiding officer Roehl called a halt to the hearings within minutes of the scheduled time to ensure that the board could make the afternoon ferry to Anacortes. Roehl praised parties and their attorneys, saying the arguments were “very well done” and “everyone did an excellent job.” But he wasn't going to just let anybody think that “Friends of the San Juans, et al., v. San Juan County” was all wrapped up. “Because of the complexities of the ordinances and the depth of the arguments,” Roehl said, the board might request supplemental briefs on one or more issues. It doesn't sound like the hearings board feels the case is almost over. The attorneys probably don’t think so, either.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Kindlingsfest to show Sundance Festival films
“The Queen of Versailles” poster and a scene from “Gideon’s Army,” a documentary about public defenders. Orcas Island writer, broadcaster, pastor of the Community Church and KindlingsFest founder Dick Staub has announced the three Sundance films to be screened at KindlingsFest this summer. The event, held from July 30 to Aug. 3, is a celebration of art and ideas where they intersect with the spiritual. Each summer Staub chooses three films from the Sundance Film Festival that address ideas related to the KindlingsFest theme, which this year is “Re-Imagining the Good Life.” The films are shown in the evenings and then Dr. Jeff Keuss facilitates a discussion about them at lunch the next day. All films will be screened at Orcas Island Community Church. “The Queen of Versailles” explores the relationship between the “American Dream” and the good life. It follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by
Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. It will be shown at 9:30 p.m. on July 31. “Gideon’s Army” follows three young public defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering case loads are so common that even the most committed often give up. It will be shown on 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. Srdan Golubovic’s film “Circles” opens with a horrific event in 1993 in the midst of war. Marko, a young Serbian soldier, returns on leave to his Bosnian town to visit his fiancé. He is sitting at a café in the town square with his best friend “the doctor” as a gang of belligerent soldiers begins mercilessly beating and kicking a Muslim shopkeeper because he is out of their brand of cigarettes. Marko steps in to intervene, but before we can see what happens, the film jumps ahead 12 years to examine the consequences of the act. Based on a true event, the story employs a multifaceted, yet simple, structure that contemplates revenge, redemption, and reconciliation. It will be shown at 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 2. The public is welcome to attend the entire event, or just to come see the films. For more information or to register, call 376-6422 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. MondayFriday), or visit http://www. t h e k i n d l i ng s . c om / k i n dlingsfest/.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Obituary SAILOR, NEIGHBOR, BOAT BUILDER APP APPLEGATE DIES AT HOME App Applegate (Nov. 10, 1918 - June 11, 2013), longtime resident of the Mt. Pickett neighborhood, died peacefully at home at age 94. A native Washingtonian, he was born in Walla Walla and graduated from Whitman College. After working as a young man in various jobs, App served four years in the U.S. Army; and for many years taught physics and chemistry at the
high school and university levels. App was a fiercely independent thinker, sensitive to social and political injustice, with a “uniquely self-directed life,” according to Rivkah Sweedler, his close companion for the last 16 years. His love of the sea and of sailing began early and continued thoughout his life. He became a skipper and an almost legendary ship designer and builder.
He was particularly proud of his certification as Master of Sail. He worked largely alone – and on a large scale. In the 1960’s, while an instructor in a Virginia private high school, he spent his spare time designing and building a 100 foot-long steel, four-masted barkentine, the W.J. Eckert. He then spent
1920s Speak Easy comes to life at Orcas Center gala Gamble, mingle with flappers and enjoy a gourmet meal at Orcas Center’s upcoming gala. The 27th annual fundraiser is on Saturday, July 20 starting at 5 p.m. There will be a professionally run casino complete with black jack, poker, craps and roulette (the games will be for fun and prizes, not money) as well as hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a live and silent auction. Auction items include a one-week stay in Hawaii, a cruise on Holland America, five-
night stay in Bali, local dinners and pieces from such artists as Carl Buttke, Heidi Klippert Lindberg, Josie Barrow, Frank Loudin and Sallie Bell. Dinner will be prepared by renowned island chef Christina Orchid. The menu is a surprise, but she has promised that champagne and caviar will be in full supply. Following the dinner and live auction, the San Juan Jazz Quintet will perform music perfect for dancing. Tickets are $150 per person at www.orcascenter.org.
ONE Spine Care Center
several years skippering it about Bermuda and along the Atlantic coast. In the 1970’s, App purchased a piece of land on Orcas Island, and on it proceeded to build a simple off-the-grid home, largely of recycled materials – one that he would live in for the rest of his life. He always referred to it fondly as the Shack; and it was unpretentious for sure, something on the order of 10 feet x 15 feet in size. After spending two years in the Peace Corps and recovering from major back surgery, App returned to Orcas Island to live. There he enjoyed discussions on Cuba and economic, political and social issues over coffee. Typical topics included
the U.S. Constitution, which he saw as having been written to protect Corporations and Business rather than for the welfare of the populace; and the negative impact of capitalism on the wellbeing of life on the planet. He wrote and published his book, “Effort and Energy in Temprian: Economic Democracy.” A copy is available in the Orcas library. App was a philosophical supporter of Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution, and was in recent years also encouraged by the positive role models provided by some other Latin-American nations. On the forested slopes of Mt. Pickett – thanks largely to strong encouragement from his buddies – he began to build an 80-foot threemasted barkentine out of old-growth Douglas fir. It was named the Aproximada, and was to carry App to Cuba. The nearly completed craft never made the trip. As a result of a visitor to the Aproximada, App did fly to Cuba in the year 2000. The first-hand experience and insight he gained expanded his thinking and writing about economic democracy and social jus-
tice. The Aproximada never made it to sea; but the world, in the form of many visitors, traveled to the boat. The vessel has become an “organ donor,” with its propeller, desalinator, and other parts now on two ships sailing from both East and West Coast. As App sails off, he leaves in his wake his offspring: sons Jesse and James, and daughter Lola Applegate; granddaughter Corina Applegate; greatgranddaughter Alyssa Perquist; grand-niece Kristen Applegate; and great grand-nephew Harrison Applegate- Blitch. He also leaves behind his companion Rivkah and her grandsons, Emmit and Asher DeHart, as well as a cadre of supporters who have seen through App’s example how a single person with knowledge, skills and perseverance can create the world they want. There will be a bon voyage gathering on Monday, July 29, 6 p.m., at Oddfellows Hall to share stories of App. To get involved, contact Alexandra Gayek at 3765484.
Salish-inspired seafood buffet
The Orcas Island Historical Museum is holding a “Salish Bounty Friendship Feast” on July 27 at the Outlook Inn from 1 to 4 p.m. The Salish-inspired buffet is in conjunction with the Salish Bounty exhibit (read more on page13) at the museum for the summer. The menu features steamed clams, mussels, grilled salmon with buerre blanc or chicken with mushroom sauce, sea-salted red potatoes, mixed greens, bread and butter and blackberry cobbler for desert. There will be a special guest speaker and other activities. The event is a benefit for the Orcas Island Historical Museum. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 376-4849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
more reason to dance. ONE spine center made it possible. For years I suffered from chronic back pain. Then I turned to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Spine Care Center. Here, I found ONE place with comprehensive treatment, support and the results I needed to get back on that dance floor. It’s the only place in our region where teams of surgeons, nurses and physical
therapists specialize in care for the spine. Moving pain free is ONE great reason to dance—and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Spine Care Center is the ONE place that made it possible.
PET OF THE WEEK
Tabby Trio We’re orange tabby kittens, 11 weeks old, and playful as can be. We are three little brothers – Dandelion, Lichen and Salmonberry. Adopt one or more of us to bring a lot of fun to your home. Come meet us any day between 2 and 5 p.m.; call 376-6777 or visit www.orcaspets.org to see more pictures of us and the other pets that could be yours.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
‘Taming of the Shrew’
Island Stage Left presents “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare throughout the San Juans in July and August. Shakespeare’s always popular, often controversial, love story is about two social misfits who fall in love. Set in Italy in the 1950s, this show has been called “a riotous romp, as laughter abounds, disguises confuse and true love emerges.” It will be performed at the Lopez Vineyards on July 5 and 6, at the Shaw Community Center on July 7 and at the Doe Bay Resort on July 9. All shows start at 8:15 p.m. Dress warmly and bring a blanket; chairs will be provided. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. It will also be performed on San Juan Island July 11-28 and Aug. 2-18. For more information, visit www.islandstageleft.org.
360.317.4662 • 360.376.5915 at Studio Mierau 360.376.7667
PERFECT LOCAL GUIDE
Celebrate with your community & country! Happy 4th of July Tonight! July 3rd
Deer Harbor Fireworks Show
Reserve your table this week for special events: 360-376-1040 Thursday, July 4th Flamenco Nuevo with Farkhad Friday, July 5th JP & the OK Rhythm Boys Saturday, July 6th Piano styling’s with Ron Myers
This page supported by the following organizations:
Have a safe and fun Fourth of July! from all of us at the Sounder
jewelry trunk show
(360) 376-4580 18 Haven Road, Eastsound, Wa 10 am to 5:30 pm daily www.nestflowers.com
West Sound Café
Dinner Wednesday through Monday 5 - 9 pm Simple yet Innovative Come Join us on Our Sunny Deck! At the corner of Crow Valley Rd. & Deer Harbor Rd. Overlooking the Picturesque waters of West Sound
MENU: www.westsoundcafe.com LIKE US: www.facebook.com/westsoundcafe
CAFFE D’ARTE, Crepes, Panini, Gelati, Pizza, Baked goods Made fresh in-house daily @ Enzo’s 365 N. BEACH RD EASTSOUND
WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2013
The Islands’ Sounder • www.islandssounder.com
Beatle mania A Q&A with a band member from Abbey Road LIVE! by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter
The music of the Beatles takes listeners through a journey of time, melding different genres from the late 50s to the early 70s. The Beatles shaped not only music through these eras but influenced the people of an entire generation. Devoted fans wanted to be the Beatles mimicking everything from haircuts and clothing to philosophies. For musicians not yet born – their style and innovative music set the standard for future tunes. The group Abbey Road LIVE! is a Beatles-tribute act that focuses on the music instead of imitating the famous foursome look. They bring to life some of the more mature and complex tunes and leave the mop-top haircuts and vintage Rickenbacker guitars out of the show. The band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career. The band specializes in complete, start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as “Abbey Road,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Rubber Soul,” “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.” Abbey Road LIVE! is coming to Orcas Center on Friday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $19 for Orcas Center members and $11 students. Visit www. orcascenter.org. The Sounder talked with band member Michael Wegner to find out a little more about
the life of a Beatles-tribute act. SOUNDER: What is the hardest part about playing music of the Beatles? MW: The vocal harmonies. There’s a pretty high standard to live up to with vocals by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison and we want to do the music justice. Also, many of the songs we play were never performed live by the Beatles, since they stopped touring in 1966. A lot of their recordings used funky studio tricks that can’t really be replicated live so one of the big challenges is how to adapt those songs to a live setting. SOUNDER: You have been playing together since 2002, what keeps a group together? MW: Musical diversity helps. If you do the same thing night after night, it will get old fast. Fortunately, Beatles’ music covers a lot of ground from pop, rock, and country to psychedelic so that makes it fun. Plus there’s so much music. We have well over 100 Beatles songs in our repertoire, but there’s also at least 100 we’ve never played. So we’re never short on “new” material. We are all involved in other bands and original songwriting projects as well, so that keeps us all pretty balanced. SOUNDER: What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened at a show? MW: Probably the time a topless middle-aged woman jumped up on stage at a hippie festival in Oregon. We were playing “When I’m 64” and she
was just bopping around in nothing but a tie-dye skirt with a big grin on her face. We just kept on playing and the audience didn’t seem to mind. It was a classic Oregon Country Fair moment. SOUNDER: What is most rewarding about keeping this music alive in a live setting, rather than people just listening to Beatles CDs or records? MW: It’s great to see all the different ages in our audience. We have six year olds to 60 year olds and beyond in the crowd all singing along and dancing. It’s reassuring to see high school and college kids being so enthusiastic about Beatles music 50 years after the band first appeared on the baby-boomer scene. There’s nothing better than looking out at a group of people of all ages, arm in arm, singing together “All you need is love!” SOUNDER: How many times have you performed on the islands and why do you keep returning? MW: Probably for the same reason your readers continue to live on the islands and visit. We have loved the San Juans ever since our first visit to Lopez in 2008. So this will be our sixth time returning. The people are great, the land is beautiful and it makes a nice break from the Georgia heat [the band is based out of Athens, Ga.]. Anyone that has been in Georgia in July knows what I’m talking about. For more info about the band, visit http://abbeyroadlive.com/.
Not your typical
Not your typical Beatles tribute act
This ad generously sponsored by CenturyLink Orcas Center’s Premier Media Sponsor
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Spend Fridays in the garden ‘How to make a Zombie movie’ class returns to Orcas Last year, the film class “How to Make a Zombie Movie Class” returns to Orcas. The class offered kids acting and hands on filming experience, which was well received by the community. Now, by popular demand, it will return this summer for island youth. Overseen by filmmakers Conrad Wrobel and Bruce H. Bosley, the students will fashion a short zombie film over the span of two weeks, produced by and starring themselves. The classes will be divided into four sessions and will run for the months of July and August. Seats are filling fast, register now. Session 1 (Ages 8-12): July 8-19 Session 2 (Ages 13-18): July 22-August 2 Session 3 (Ages 8-12): August 5-16 Session 4 (Ages 13-18): August 19-30 All classes run from 3 to 6 p.m., and do not run on weekends. Under certain
Beginning Friday, July 5 and continuing every Friday through Aug. 24, parents, kids of all ages, friends, garden enthusiasts, garden novices and anyone who just enjoys being outside and getting their hands dirty are invited to join public school garden keeper Chelsea Cates every Friday in the school garden between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Some days will include making garden art, reading circles, helping with garden projects such as the seed shed, weather station or just digging, weeding, sowing and reaping. A light lunch will be prepared from items in the garden (donations accepted) or you may bring something to eat and/or share.
Farm to Classroom students ready the garden for a new bean crop and planting potatoes for the school cafeteria in the expanded garden.
CALENDAR SATURDAY, JULY 13 NOW THRU JULY 29 EXCHANGE ART SHOW: 12th annual Appropriate Recycling Technology (A.R.T.) Show at Enzo’s Cafe. Contributed photo
Instructors Conrad Wrobel and Bruce H. Bosley on set of one of their films, “Angels of the City.” Their zombie film class is coming back to Orcas Island by popular demand. circumstances, additions to currently active sessions and age ranges will be con-
sidered. Register by email to email@example.com or call 376-7177.
CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE @ www.islandssounder.com
Homes for Islanders Now accepting applications for our next project on Orcas Island Build your own Energy Star home neighborhood Affordable financing enables home ownership now No down payment; Easy to qualify
JULY 4TH WEEK See page 3 for a full calendar of July 4 events.
SATURDAY, JULY 6 MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO:
Islanders are gathering to be part of “March for Mother Nature and Against Monsanto” in the community parade. Meet at The Kitchen in Eastsound at 10 a.m. to get ready.
THURSDAY, JULY 11 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: In the Community Church Fireside Room, 5 p.m. This is a monthly no cost, confidential support group for anyone dealing with issues related to cancer.
100 YEAR PARTY FOR JANE BARFOOT-HODDE: 11 a.m. - 4
p.m., 36 Third Street, Olga, WA. Read more on page 13.
WEDS. – ONGOING ADULT VOLLEYBALL: Outdoor on the grass from 6:30 p.m. to dusk at Buck Park. Two nets: one for doubles and one for six on six. Through mid- September, free. Sponsored by Orcas Park and Rec. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. LIONS CLUB: Weekly lunch, 11:45 a.m., American Legion.
THURS. – ONGOING AL-ANON: 5:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 p.m., Orcas Longhouse, 236 Prune Ally, Eastsound. LIBRARY STORY TIMES: 11 a.m., Orcas Island Library children’s room, for chil-
Happy Birthday Islanders Bank
We can help with credit issues! Contact: Tammy Pollard, Senior Mortgage Advisor Tel: 360-376-6414 • Cell 360-317-5311 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.homesforislanders.org
VIBRANT VEGETARIAN COOKING CLUB: 6 p.m., Orcas Christian
School Kitchen,107 Enchanted Forest Road. Meets on the second Thursday of every month to learn how to add more veggies, fruit, legumes andgrains into island lifestyles.
FRI., ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:
Community Church family center, noon. Also 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.
SAT. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 8 to
9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. Last Saturday of the month, AA potluck, Emmanuel Parish Hall, 6 p.m. ISLESHARE TIMEBANK: For orientations, call Morgan Meadows at 376-9213. LIBRARY STORY TIMES: 11 a.m., Library children’s room.
SUN. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.
MON., ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. AL-ANON: 7 p.m., 197 Main Street, Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.
Invest in your own home & your own land Earn “sweat equity”
dren between the ages of three and six; all kids welcome.
Celebrating 32 Sweet Years! ®
Friday Harbor 378-2265
Islanders Bank Orcas 376-2265
AA FOR WOMEN: 5:30 to 6:30. Benson Hall, Emmanuel. AA FOR MEN: 7-8 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. KIWANIS: Every Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Orcas Community Church Family Center.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
New exhibit celebrates life of Native American leader A small room at the Orcas Historical Society Museum has been furnished with the look, smell and sounds of a Coast Salish home in Eastsound circa 1913. But it’s not just any Native American home of that era, explains exhibit designer Russel Barsh, but specifically the home of Chechilem, or Boston Tom, the last leader of the Coast Salish neighborhood of Eastsound, who owned the reef net site at Point Doughty. Boston Tom lived at a time when half of the residents of Orcas Island were of mixed ancestry, and Coast Salish entrepreneur Henry Cayou owned the cannery at Deer Harbor. “A century ago,” Barsh says, “Native people were neighbors and co-workers on Orcas Island. Their children attended county schools along with white children, worked in canneries and sawmills, played baseball, then fought in the First World War.” Boston Tom died and was buried in Eastsound in 1913. No photograph survives, so he is symbolically represented in the new exhibit by a top hat, walking stick, and Coast Salish woven cape. Barsh based his reconstruction on interviews of Boston Tom’s granddaughter in the Lkungenung language a decade
Left: A Coast Salish seamstresses at Rosario in 1901.
ago, recorded by Barsh and linguist Wayne Suttles on Orcas Island when she last visited her childhood home. “The thing to bear in mind,” Barsh says, “is that the leading Lkungenung men and women of Boston Tom’s genera-
tion were proper gentlemen and ladies with old-fashioned values that were not entirely unfamiliar to their white neighbors.” They were practical people that wove cedar baskets, steamed split logs into canoes and smoked fish like their grandparents, but also surrounded themselves with conveniences, such as the phonograph and sewing machine seen in the exhibit. Barsh was assisted with this exhibit by historical society board members Denise Wilk and Edrie Vinson, and by University of British Columbia graduate student Natalie Baloy. This locally focused exhibit will complement the Burke Museum traveling exhibit “Coast Salish Bounty” that opens at the museum in July. A friendship feast is planned for the afternoon of July 21. Read more pm page 9. “Boston Tom’s Eastsound” will be open July 20 through Sept. 20. For more info, visit http://www.orcasmuseum.org/.
A celebration in honor of Barfoot-Hodde’s 100th birthday Contributed photo
Left: Jane Barfoot-Hodde.
by TOM WELCH
Special to the Sounder
Many important events occurred in 1913. Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States. Mexico had a revolution, and the Uruguayan Air Force was founded. The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, instituting income tax for all Americans. Ford introduced the assembly line, the Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world, the first prize was inserted in a Cracker Jack box, and Charlie Chaplin began his film career. The Lincoln Highway, the first paved automobile road across the U.S., was dedi-
ORCAS ISLAND HARDWARE North Beach Rd. Eastsound Mon-Sat 8 - 5:30 Sundays 10 - 4
cated. R.J. Reynolds introduced a new cigarette brand – Camels. Those born in 1913 included actors and actresses (Loretta Young, John Garfield, Red Skelton, Burt Lancaster, Vivien Leigh, Lloyd Bridges, Danny Kaye, Tyrone Power), politicians (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford), athletes (Jesse Owens, Vince Lombardi),
and American heroines (Rosa Parks). To this stellar assemblage one small voice was added on Dec. 8, 1913, at Woodside Farm, Orcas Island, Wash. – Jane Willis. Of all those listed above, only one remains: Jane Willis Barfoot-Hodde. Jane was born on the farm her grandparents homesteaded in 1887, attended school at the Olga Schoolhouse through the eighth grade, and graduated in the first graduating class
Orcas Island Public Library
www.orcaslibrary.org 500 Rose Street, Eastsound 360-376-4985
Orcas Library Board Opening The Library has an immediate opening for a Trustee. If you feel strongly about supporting excellent public library services in our community, please consider applying. The Library is especially interested in applicants with fundraising and development experience; however, anyone is invited to explore this opportunity. Please send a letter of interest and resume by July 12 to Phil Heikkinen at the Library. Call or email for more information, email@example.com.
RAY’S PHARMACY Templin Center, Eastsound 9:30 am – 6 pm Mon – Sat 10:30 am – 4 pm Sunday (Saturday Pharmacy 10:00 am – 4 pm No Sunday Pharmacy Service)
ISLAND MARKET Eastsound Open Mon-Sat 8 am-9pm Sun 10 am-8pm
from Orcas Island High School in 1931. Jane married Jack Barfoot, and with him had three children: Irene, Frances, and Harold. Some years after Jack passed away, Jane married Charles Hodde and moved to Olympia. After Charles Hodde passed away, Jane returned
to Olga, where she still lives in the house across the road from the Energetics Club. Come join Jane’s friends, neighbors, and relations at a celebration of Jane’s life for her 100th birthday. The event will take place on July 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at her home in Olga. There will be fun, food,
warm reminiscences, and a chance to say hello to a wonderful centenarian. Everyone is welcome to the celebration. Directions: follow the Olga Road to downtown Olga, mind the people dancing in the streets, park your car and join the festivities.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Brown Bag concerts Rock and soul trio brings the funk open with Lund Musician extraordinaire Martin Lund will be opening the Emmanuel Parish “Brown Bag” concert series at noon on Wednesday, July 3. The concert is held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound. Entrance is by donation. This popular summer concert series features island musicians who give their time and talent to fund the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship provides the opportunity for a promising music student from Orcas to attend the Seattle Youth Symphony Marrowstone Music Camp in Bellingham. Lund is a versatile composer, arranger and musician who plays several instruments. He recently retired as band director of Orcas High School but still performs at concerts benefitting local charities. Bring a brown bag lunch and your friends for 30 minutes of music. Plan to arrive early, seating is limited and the doors will be closed promptly at noon. On Wednesday, July 10 Orcatrazz Swing Band will perform. This band plays music mostly from the swing band era and on occasion will even do a little rock and roll. There is no charge for the concerts but donations are appreciated to help fund the scholarship.
ChurCh serViCes Christian sCienCe
10:00 a.m. Sunday 7:00 p.m. Testimony Meeting First Wed. of the month Orcas Elementary School Library 376-5873
Serving Orcas Island For 129 years Sunday Worship 9:30AM (Nursery & Kids SS during 2nd Service) Weekday programs for all ages. Info @ www.OrcasChurch.org Or call Pastor Dick Staub, Scott Harris or Grant Myles-Era @ 6422 In Eastsound on Madrona
Parish of Orcas Island Eastsound (by the water) • 376-2352 Rev. Wray MacKay & Rev. Kate Kinney Baptisms & Weddings SUNDAYS: Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday in month - 10:00 am Other Sundays - 8:00 & 10 am Church School & Nursery THURSDAYS: 12 noon Rector’s Forum & Holy Eucharist
lutheran ChurCh in the san Juans
Sunday 11:00 am St. David’s Chuch 760 Park St., Friday Harbor Sunday 9:00 am Center Chuch 312 Davis Bay Rd., Lopez Island Pastor Anne Hall Sunday 1:15 pm Emmanuel Chuch 242 Main St., Eastsound 468-3025 • firstname.lastname@example.org
st. FranCis CatholiC ChurCh Orcas - St Francis Church in Eastsound Mass 1:00 pm Sundays Lopez - Center Chuch Mass 4:30 pm Saturdays
Commonly Courteous, shown at left, is a high-energy, rhythm rock, soul, funk trio, hailing from Portland, Ore. that will be coming to the islands during the Fourth of July festivities. The band plays at Doe Bay Resort, July 7 at 7:30 p.m., and at Island Hoppin’ Brewery, July 9, 8 p.m. Both shows are free. The group is known for blending fast-paced and upbeat rhythms with a sultry authentic soul-driven sound. John Rankin, a competition-winning songwriter, lyricist and nylon-string guitarist extraordinaire, leads the band in a “head-bobbing, chit-chat destroying, drink devouring journey through a land filled with unimaginable blends of lyrical poetry and whimsical takes on love and the human spirit,” according to their website. For more information, visit johnrankin.bandcamp.com.
San Juan County Fair writing contest The San Juan County Fair invites writers from all islands to enter poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories for this year’s fair theme “Footloose at the Fair.” Writers of all ages may submit new, original, unpublished works written in
2013 for this year’s county fair. Entries must be submitted no later than July 10 for judging. Email Word document entries to email@example.com. You can also send entries via snail mail to San Juan County Fair / Island Writers, PO Box
1094, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Visit the San Juan County Fair Book online at www.sanjuancountyfair.org for specific rules. More info can also be found at www.islandwriters.weebly. com.
Co-op art gallery Three on three b-ball tournament opens in Eastsound Orcas Christian School is holding its “Summer Slam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament” for men and women on July 19 and 21. The cost is $75 per team. It is for ages 35+, 18-35, 18 and under, 15 and under, and 12 and under. Visit www.ocshoops.com or call 298-1163. All proceeds benefit the Orcas Christian School basketball program.
Find the mortgage that fits your needs PROFESSIONAL • ACCOUNTABLE • INNOVATIVE Available evenings & weekends to better serve you
“The Gallery,” located on the corner of North Beach Road and Rose Street, is opening on July 4. A cooperative of members only, it is comprised of 12 artists who have all worked and evolved together under the tutelage of Terry Johnson. The artists are Jo Andersen, Barbara Gourley, Johnson, Terrel Kaplan, Susan Krieger, Cheri Munson, Betsy Nelson, Mimi Peters, Anne Pedersen, Bill Trogdon, Anna Williams and Kathy Youngren. Look for a variety of new work to be shown throughout the summer. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One voice for your community.
PURCHASE - REFINANCE MANUFACTURED HOMES LAND LOT / LOANS CREATIVE FINANCING FHA / VA Tammy Pollard NMLS 78697 | WA CL-67856
25+ years experience FREE CONSULTATIONS (800) 555-7968 | (360) 376-6414 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tammypollard.com
Make Hay while the Sun Shines Summer is the best time to make energy efficiency improvements in your home - and lay the groundwork for energy savings all year round. Call OPALCO today to schedule a Home Snapshot Energy Assessment.
376-3586 YOU could save money on your electric bill and help reduce our co-op energy load.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Beautiful breach ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ performed at the Grange
Cameron Fralick took this photo of a humpback whale breaching near Brown Island.
Cancer support group BBQ The Cancer Support Group will hold a barbecue to celebrate three years of serving the community. The group will meet on Thursday, July 11 on the deck of the Fireside Room of the Orcas Island Community Church at 5 p.m. The event is open to all who are affected by cancer – whether as a patient, a survivor, or a family member or friend of someone
stricken with the disease. Organizers want to honor the friendships and support that have been shared through the group. The Cancer Support Group is a no-cost confidential program that meets on the second Thursday of each month. Members share their experiences with each other and provide support as each one goes through their specific walk on the
journey. This last year there were presentations by Mark O'Neill, Dr. Jim Litch, and Dr. Rachel Bishop. “The group has been honored to have such highly qualified guest speakers who have provided valuable information on a variety of topics related to cancer,” say organizers. Call Bogdan or Carol at 376-4198 for further information.
Apprenticeships survey Morgan L. Meadows, a local resident and Masters in Education candidate, is conducting a confidential online survey and interview process on the topic of youth apprenticeships. She invites county-wide participation from individuals 12 years to 64 years of age. Meadows has chosen San Juan County for her Capstone Action Research Project with Concordia University, Portland, Ore. The survey closes on July 16. The results will be published in September. To volunteer to receive the link for the online survey or participate in a confidential interview, contact Meadows at email@example.com or 376-9213.
EXCAVATION - SITE PREP - TREE REMOVAL & CHIPPING FENCES - STORM CLEAN UP - FIRE MITIGATION
Helping to make your land functional, healthy & beautiful.
Don’t burn! Chip instead! Bob Berdan
License # ELITECE874BB
The Actors Theater of Orcas Island announces seven performances of the international hit “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by the late Nora Ephron and her sister Delia Ephron. This play ran for over 1,000 performances Off-Broadway before closing just over a year ago. While Nora Ephron is best known for her screenplays (“When Harry Met Sally,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Julie & Julia”), she and her sister wrote “Love, Loss And What I Wore” based on the best selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The play uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that everyone can relate to. The play includes twenty paintings of outfits described in the play by local artist, Jackie Kempfer. The list of actors who were in the New York production reads like a “Who’s Who” of the theater including Tyne Daly, Rosie O’Donnell, Carol Kane, Janeane Garofalo, Fran Drescher, Melissa Joan Hart, Brooke Shields, Loretta Swit, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch and Rhea Perlman. Syndicated Columnist,
Liz Smith, called it "Funny, powerful, sweet and saucy! This is an evening that goes directly to the heart." “Love, Loss And What I Wore” has a cast of five women, four of whom form an ensemble that performs each night. The fifth role, that of “Gingy” who functions as the narrator, has a different actor for each performance. On opening night - Friday, July 12 - the role of Gingy will be played by Mary Bayley, on the 13, Gingy will be played by Christina Orchid; on July 19, Maura O’Neill; the 20, Abby Rueb; on July 26, Annette Mazzarella; on the 27, Pam Loew; and on clos-
ing night, Sunday, July 28 the role of Gingy will be played by Patty Monaco. The Actors Theater production of this play follows the model developed in the New York production: The actors will sit on stools, with the script on music stands in front of them. The performances will be at the Grange and will begin at 7:30 pm. Some of the content is not suitable for younger children. Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvill’s Book Store at www.orcasactors.com or at the door. For additional information contact the Director Doug Bechtel at 317-5601.
MOVING? We can help! Licensed • Insured Fast • Courteous 376-2303 www.orcasfreight.com
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Political pundits offer insight on mayoral race
by SUSAN ANDERSON
Director of Children’s House
The Honorary Mayor of Eastsound race – an annual fundraiser sponsored by and benefiting Children’s House – concludes on Saturday, July 6. Votes are accepted until 2 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market when the winner will be announced on stage and current Mayor Murphy (a Portuguese Waterdog) exchanges the key to the Village. The race is still wide open, but we’ve asked political experts Layna Mosley and Andrew Reynolds (pictured at right with his daughter Tess) to analyze the campaign so far. Voters can follow the election at http://orcasislandmayor. wordpress.com. Q: The candidates vary
quite a bit in the constituencies they’re trying to mobilize. How effective do you expect these different voter mobilization strategies to be? A: Looking at the candidates’ political platforms, it’s striking to observe the range of parties represented – LABritarians, Cascadia Separatists, Beagalitarians , Windependents and Island Independents. But can the candidates build broad enough coalitions to bring in the votes they’ll need by July 6? Winston is targeting his appeals to the canine crowd, offering to pave the streets (including Mt. Baker road) with dog treats. Jinjer also is appealing to the folks she knows best – preschoolers at OICH. But Winston isn’t the only dog in the race, so he may
have a hard time winning over voting canines. And, like preschoolers, those canines may not be the vote buying machines. This could spell trouble for Jinjer and Winston. Lucy may have hit on a broader strategy to appeal to voters – parking herself at the bar, performing the “prairie dog,” and playing
on the sympathies of beeraddled patrons. Then again, when it comes to choosing between another pint of Old Madrona or a vote for Lucy, Lucy’s supporters might not always buy the votes she needs. Q: Andrew, you’ve worked on elections in a range of places, including Afghanistan, Egypt and
A BIG Thank you to all the Participants, Volunteers & Sponsors of the First Annual Orcas Open!
O ca s p
Payday for parks by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter
Kathryn Taylor Chocolates Windermere Real Estate
DH Jones Design
Boardwalk Waterfront Cottages
Interior Consulting • Venetian Plaster • Interior Paint
Orcas Christian School Foundation
to Supreme Court rulings on voting rights as well as marriage equality. What can we expect these candidates to do to promote equality if elected? A: It all depends on whose “equality” we are talking about. These candidates are diverse in some ways – political affiliation, size of bark and body, ability to twirl like a ballerina or sit on hind legs – and yet, let’s face it, they are all dogs. While they’ve each promised, in various ways, to think about “all of their constituents,” even including cats, one has to wonder how sincere these promises are. Fair point. But that said, all five of these candidates seem to have the interests of Children’s House students at heart.
San Juan County parks bagged more than half of the Public Facilities Financing Assistance Program funds allocated for 2014 by the county council. A stair access project for Agate Beach on Lopez was awarded $75,400 and renovation of the Otis Perkins Day Park, also on Lopez, was awarded $58,900. The rest of the $264,000 in available funds was allocated to the Port of Friday Harbor and the San Juan County Fairground. The airport visitors automobile turnaround received slightly less than $22,000 and a sidewalk project on Mullis Street near the airport was awarded $33,000. At the Fairgrounds, $7,000 was awarded to the “Horticulture Greenhouse Phase I” project, $4,000 to an electrical project and $64,500 for a “double vault toilet” project. The PFFAP Advisory Committee reviews applications and recommends awards, which are screened for legal compliance by the prosecuting attorney’s office. The committee consists of the chairman of the county council, the county auditor, the county manager and a representative of the Town of Friday Harbor and one from each of the port districts. Because applications for projects from the Town of Friday Harbor and the Eastsound Sewer and Water District were incomplete, the advisory committee recommended not to consider those projects, instead suggesting re-application for next year. Funding for the local PFFAP is generated by a .09 percent sales and use tax passed by the Legislature years ago for the purpose of funding public facilities which promote economic development. Perhaps reflecting an improved economy in the islands, the amount allocated for 2014 represents an increase of about $70,000 over the amount allotted for 2013.
Orcas Island Golf Course
See you all next year!
Zimbabwe. What’s your sense of the election process here? A: I’ve seen my share of voter fraud – maybe even contributed to it sometimes – and I have to say that the Eastsound mayor’s race is something of a dogs breakfast. On one hand the egregious vote buying is transparent and used to good effect. I haven’t had a chance to study the ballot, but I believe it is confusing and easy to spoil. Why aren’t there color photos on the ballot for less-human voters or perhaps scratch and sniff? There are a lot of puppies chasing hanging chads, and it’s just not clear how the Supreme Court might rule on such malfeasance. Q: During the last week, there’s been lots of attention
Country Corner Frontline Call Center Orcas Island Taxi Orcas Online Chele Enterprises / Madrona Point Insurance
Crow Valley Pottery Lower Tavern
www.dhjonesdesign.com DHJONJD882KA (360) 298-4558
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
real estate for sale
Office Hours: 8-5pm Monday to Friday
www.nw-ads.com Page 17
We make it easy to sell... right in your community
Local readers. Local sellers. Local buyers.
click! www.nw-ads.com email! firstname.lastname@example.org call toll free! 1.888.399.3999 or 1.800.388.2527 Real Estate for Sale San Juan County FRIDAY HARBOR
2 BR, 2 FULL BATH manufactured home for sale at The Oaks (#41). 1,194 SF features carport, shed and pet run. Decking in back faces an open field and hills! Lots of storage, privacy window treatments and appliances included. Excellent energy audit by Opalco. Great location! FSBO $98,700. Call 360-370-5479 or 360298-4147. Come by and pick up a flyer.
www.nw-ads.com Local jobs in print and on-line LOPEZ ISLAND
178’ WATERFRONT $220,000
West facing 2.75 acres of mature forest, with drive way, water, power, phone and septic. Small Cabin.
360-468-2052 Real Estate for Rent San Juan County
Real Estate for Rent San Juan County FRIDAY HARBOR
SMALL IN TOWN APT One bedroom, one bath, kitchen and living room with wood stove. No pets. No smoking. Utilities included. $750/ month, $900/ deposit. Call after 5pm 360-3784864.
ORCAS ISLAND * Gorgeous 3 BR Home w/ Views Forever, $1750 mo * Upstairs 2 BR Condo in Eastsound, $850/mo * 10’x15’ Storage Units, $85/mo * Approx 600’ Sq Ft Comm/Retail Space in Prime Eastsound Location, $800/mo Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate 360-376-2204 Orcas Island Apartments for Rent San Juan County Eastsound
1, 2 & 3 BR Starting at $650 38 Orion Road 360-376-5479 TDD: 711
Is accepting applications for 1 BR. Must be 62 or older or disabled. Rent starts at $455.
2 BR 1 BA HOUSE on almost three private acres. Includes studio, outbuildings and 3 stall horse barn and corral. Close to Eastsound. $1600.00 Includes water and septic Call Helene (360) 376-8000
print & online 24/7
real estate for rent - WA
www.windermeresji.com Deer Harbor
Orcas Island Home, Only feet from the water, In Deer Harbor. Charming 3 BR on private Estate. $1100/mo. Call 360-622-6285 or email@example.com Sell it for free in the FLEA firstname.lastname@example.org Deer Harbor
Very Clean 1 BR, 1 BA, D/W, W/D, near Eastsound. No pets, no smoking. Min. 1 year lease. $675/mo. 360317-4737
LARGE 4 bedroom home available July 1st. All high end appliances. Side x Side refrig freezer, dishwasher, front load washer and dryer, Jenn-aire range, hot tub / spa, electric and/or gas heat, gas “fireplace”, open floor plan, 2 large decks - 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs. Satellite in all rooms. Walk to beach / airport / town. Quiet neighborhood. 1 year lease. $1400 month. 360-376-3034 or 360298-3166
ADOPTION- A loving alternative to unplanned pregnancy. You chose the family for your child. Receive pictures/info of waiting/approved couples. Living expense assistance. 1-866-2367638 Advertise your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 815 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-486-2466 or go to www.classifiedavenue.net ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details. Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now: 1-800-3949351 Found ORCAS ISLAND
FOUND: CAT. Older Short Haired, Friendly Black Cat. Area of North Terrill Beach Road. Call to I.D. and claim: Orcas Animal Shelter 360-3766777 www.orcaspets.org
SEMI FURNISHED Carriage Loft 1 Bedroom Apartment. Electric, water, washer/ dryer included. $850. 360-376-6201 WA Misc. Rentals Storage/Garage
STORAGE Downtown Eastsound Store Your Boat or RV In Town, Secure Lot, Very Competitive Prices! Call:
Money to Loan/Borrow
GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT NOW! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 877-858-1386
Orcas Island Home with Stunning waterfront views in Deer Harbor. Charming 2 BR on private Estate. $1200/mo. Call 360-622-6285 or email@example.com
BAJILLIONS Still Avail for good R.E. Contracts, Notes and Annuities. Are you Receiving Payments?....Get the Best Pricing seen in 25 years….. Skip Foss 800637-3677. LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (425) 803-9061. www.fossmortgage.com General Financial
CREDIT CARD DEBT? Discover a new way to eliminate credit card debt fast. Minimum $8750 in debt required. Free information. Call 24hr recorded message: 1-801-642-4747
LOST-KAYAK: Turn Island on 6/23 at approx. 6-9pm. Long green necky w/rudder. Carried away by tide. Reward offered if found. Call DAN at 360-317-5396 Employment Finance
Islander’s Bank Lopez Island Branch is currently accepting applications for a
Part Time Position
cash handling & ten key preferred. Please apply in person at the Lopez Island Branch 45 Weeks Rd. EOE. Employment General
Deer Harbor Marina is accepting applications for all Seasonal staff positions
Dockstore, Gift Shop and Dock Positions
Full and/or part time. Must be 18 years or older and have a good work ethic, and work well with others. Please email resume to mbroman@deerharbor marina.com Please include the job you are applying for or stop by Deer Harbor Marina in person. firstname.lastname@example.org
GORDON TRUCKING Inc. CDL-A Drivers Needed. Dedicated & OTR Positions Available! Consistent Miles, Benefits, 401k & EOE. Sign On Bonus! Recruiters available 7 days/wk! Call: 866-725-9669
19 hours per week. Provide leadership and direction for the La Conner Library as they raise money to construct a 5,000 square foot library. Must have excellent knowledge of fundraising systems, procedures, laws governing charitable solicitation, and grant writing. Four years of experience required. Degree in non-profit management, marketing, or communications preferred. Development certification (such as CFRE) is desirable. Full job description at www.lclib.lib.wa.us/ content/jobs Send a letter of interest and resume by July 12 to La Conner Regional Library, P O Box 370, La Conner, WA 98257 www.lclib.lib.wa.us/content/jobs
Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington state drivers license. Orcas Island resident preferred. Drug free environment. Good pay and good benefits. Please call Island Excavating for an appointment (360)376-2122
All Seasons Gardening wants full time, year round, core member for all phases. English speaking, driver’s license and job references required. Position open immediately . Call 8-5, (360)376-2048 or email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
San Juan County Land Bank is seeking an Outreach/Volunteer Program Coordinator. For a detailed job description and application, visit www.sanjuanco.com or call (360) 370-7402. Closes 7/15/13 EOE. The Port of Orcas is soliciting applications for the position of
Airport Manager Further information is available at www.portoforcas.com Application deadline 8/15/13
WANTED. The Outlook Inn is looking for hardworking, friendly, reliable and strong, seasonal (30-40 hours/ week) employees to join our dynamic housekeeping staff. The position requires that candidates are able to lift 25 pounds and a willingness to work closely within a team environment. Applications are available at the front desk. Call (360) 376-2200 with any questions.
We have an immediate opening for Editor of the South Whidbey Record with offices located in Langley, Washington. This is not an entry-level position. Requires a hands-on leader with a minimum of three years newspaper experience including writing, editing, pagination, photography and InDesign skills. The successful candidate: • Has a demonstrated interest in local political and cultural affairs. • Possesses excellent writing and verbal skills, and can provide representative clips from one or more professional publications. • Has experience editing reporters’ copy and submitted materials for content and style. • Is proficient in designing and building pages with Adobe InDesign. • Is experienced managing a Forum page, writing cogent & stylistically interesting commentaries, and editing a reader letters column. • Has experience with newspaper website content management and understands the value of the web and social media to report news on a daily basis. • Has proven interpersonal skills representing a newspaper or other organization at civic functions and public venues. • Understands how to lead, motivate, and mentor a small news staff. • Must relocate to South Whidbey Island and develop a knowledge of local arts, business, and government. • Must be active and visible in the community. This full-time position offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401K, paid vacation and holidays. Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com or mail to SWRED/HR, Sound Publishing, Inc., 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite #106, Poulsbo, WA 98370 EOE. Employment Restaurant
Friday Harbor House & The Bluff Restaurant is looking for seasonal help including:
Bartenders, Servers and Cooks If interested, please apply online at
DRIVERS -- Get on the Road Fast! Immediate Openings! Top Pay, Full Benefits, CDL-A, Hazmat, Doubles Required! Haney Truck Line, Call Now. 1-888-414-4467. www.gohaney.com
Find it fast and easy! www.nw-ads.com
Find it fast and easy! www.nw-ads.com Visit our web site for great deals nw-ads.com Employment Sales & Retail
PART-TIME Field Service Rep IRI ISG, Inc. is now hiring part time individuals to collect product information in Lopez Island, WA retail stores! 4-6 hrs/wk. Weekday availability, landline phone, reliable vehicle required. Competitive comp, plus travel pay. Apply IRIworldwide.com. EOE Business Opportunities
Countertop Defense Spray Displays! Money MakerNo Selling! $8000-$30,000 investment required. Call Now! Quality Retail Locations Available in YOUR AREA! BBB Accredited Business. (800)9616086 Make Up To $2,000.00+ Per Week! New Credit Card Ready Drink-Snack Vending Machines. Minimum $4K to $40K+ Investment Required. Locations Available. BBB Accredited Business. (800) 962-9189 Schools & Training
AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-818-0783 Sell it for free in the FLEA firstname.lastname@example.org Want to go school? The Classes Are Virtual, the degree is Real. Criminal Justice and Business degrees Are Available. CALL NOW Toll Free: 1-855-637-0880 Professional Services Legal Services
DIVORCE $155. $175 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295. www.paralegalalter natives.com email@example.com
Find it, Buy it, Sell it nw-ads.com Home Services Property Maintenance
All Things Basementy! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all of your basement needs! Waterproofing ? Finishing ? Structural Repairs ? Humidity and Mold Control FREE ESTIMATES! Call 1-888-698-8150
DirecTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-2793018 Dish Network lowest nationwide price $19.99 a month. FREE HBO/ Cinemax/Starz FREE Blockbuster. FREE HDDVR and install. Next day install 1-800-3750784 DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 877-9921237 FREE 10” Internet tablet when your order DISH installed free. Free HBO. Offer ends Soon Call for details. 1-866-845-7776. Restrictions apply with approved credit. My Computer Works. Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.-based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-866998-0037 *REDUCE YOUR cable bill! * Get a 4-Room AllDigital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/ DVR upgrade for new callers, SO CALL NOW. 1-800-699-7159 SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone-Satellite. You`ve Got A Choice! Options from ALL major service providers. Call us to learn more! CALL Today. 877884-1191 Food & Farmer’s Market
100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks - SAVE 69% on The Grilling Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 2 FREE GIFTS & right-to-thedoor delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1- 888-697-3965 Use Code:45102ETA or w w w . O m a h a S teaks.com/offergc05 Mail Order
Alone? Emergencies Happen! Get Help with one button push! $29.95/month Free equipment, Free set-up. Protection for you or a loved one. Call LifeWatch USA 1-800-3576505 ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get CPAP Replacement Supplies at little or NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 1-866-993-5043 KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES)
www.nw-ads.com Local jobs in print and on-line
Page 18 www.nw-ads.com
Spas/Hot Tubs Supplies
Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications.Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90% on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800418-8975, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.
FOR SALE OR TRADE: 8X16 Heated â€œEndlessâ€? Swimming Pool. Originally cost nearly $25,000. Sell the pool outright for $7,500 delivered. The pool can also be installed outdoors as its heated and has a cover. WILL TRADE for a 12â€™x26â€™ wooden floor installed over an existing concrete floor in our home. Call 360-7202564 Oak Harbor
Visit our web site for great deals nw-ads.com Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 866-992-7236
Find it fast and easy! WWWNW ADSCOM Yard and Garden
KILL SCORPIONS! Buy Harris Scorpion Spray. Indoor/Outdoor. Odorless, Non-Staining, Long Lasting. Kills Socrpions and other insects. Effective results begin after the spray dries! Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot or Homedepot.com
TAKE VIAGRA? Stop paying outrageous prices! Best pricesâ€Ś VIAGRA 100MG, 40 pills+/4 free, only $99.00. Discreet Shipping, Power Pill. 1-800-368-2718 Musical Instruments
PIANO, YAMAHA Baby Grand. Black Satin Finish, Excellent Condition with Bright Tone and Quick Action. 2 Benches Included. $3500 OBO. Roche Harbor. Contact Dave: 360-2980213
CASH for unexpired DIABETIC Test Strips! Free Shipping, Friendly Service, BEST prices and 24hr payment! Call today 1- 877-588 8500 or visit www.TestStripSearch.com Espanol 888-440-4001
Sell it for free in the FLEA firstname.lastname@example.org
AKC GREAT Dane Pups 10% activeduty military discount 503-410-4335 Dreyersdanes now in Goldendale WA. 5 new litters! Guarantee healthly males & females. European blood line, these pups are a larger, stockier breed. Beautiful coats Blues, Harlequin, Black, Mantles & Merle. Super sweet. Loveable, gentle intelligent giants! $700 and up. www.dreyersdanes.com
AKC POMERANIAN Puppies for sale! 3 males and 2 females Available early to mid August to approved homes! Colors thrown are: Blue Merle, Orange/ Cream, Cream/ White, and Blue/ White Partis! The puppies will come with their first 2 shots and an AKC registration form. I am taking deposits if you want a guarantee hold on your puppy. Prices ranging from $600 to $1,500. 940585-9472.
Find it, Buy it, Sell it NW ADSCOM AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD Puppies for sale. Blue Merleâ€™s, Triâ€™s and Black Biâ€™s. First shots, wormed, tails docked and dewclaws removed. Ready for approved forever homes on July 9th. $600. Call: 206-3007296 or email: email@example.com
Find it fast and easy! WWWNW ADSCOM
WWWNW ADSCOM Local jobs in print and on-line
Reach thousands of readers by advertising your service in the Service Directory of the ClassiďŹ eds. Get 4 weeks of advertising in your local community newspapers and on the web for one low price. Call: 1-800-388-2527 Go online: www.nw-ads.com or Email: classiďŹ ed@ soundpublishing.com
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 â€˘ The Islandsâ€™ Sounder
AKC POODLE PUPS Standard size 7 month old male & female puppies. Beautiful dark brown coloring. Healthy, happy, outgoing & playful! Begining training started, shots & wormed. Parents hips, elbows & eyes are good! $1200 ea. Call Roberta: 360443-2447 or 360-8656102. www.topperspoodles.net firstname.lastname@example.org
KC ENGLISH MASTIFF Puppies. Fawn male born April 27th, 2013. World Winners are these pups family tradition! The motherâ€™s parents and grandfathers, were winners at the world dog show! 4 world winners within the third generation! Puppies are ready now! These puppies have the greatest genes available in English Mastiff history! Aicama Zorba De La-Susa rare stock. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Mastiff lovers. $3,500. 253347-1835
Count on us to get the word out Reach thousands of readers when you advertise in your local community newspaper and online! Call: 800-388-2527 Fax: 360-598-6800 E-mail: classiďŹ ed@ soundpublishing.com Go online: nw-ads.com
Reach the readers the dailies miss. The Northwestâ€™s largest classified network in print and online. Go to NW ADSCOM 24/7 to find what you need or place an ad. Call Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm to speak with a sales representative
B USINESS D IRECTORY
Farm Animals & Livestock
1955 FORD 9N Tractor. Silver Jubilee with Three Point Hook Up. Comes with Two Augers: 12â€? and 4â€?, One 6â€™ Blade. New Tires All Around. Looks and Runs Good! Asking $3,000. 360-5445797 Whidbey Island Visit our web site for great deals nw-ads.com Garage/Moving Sales San Juan County
19â€™ SILVERLINE Nantucket, 1980. One owner. Kept Garaged Since New. Inboard/ Outboard with Cuddy Cabin. 352 Ford Engine. New Steering System, Newly Serviced Outdrive. Great Gel Coat and Full Canvas, with Boat Cover. Well equipped. Comes with Trailer. $4,500 obo. email@example.com
206-371-6315 Coupeville, Whidbey Island
HUGE SALE! Hallmark Ornaments, Collectibles, Sofa, Loom, Holiday Decorations, Rolling Walker, 2 Exposure Suits & Tons More! Saturday Only, July 6thth from 10 am to 4 pm. Located at 16 Commercial Park, Unit 91, Island Storage, off North Beach Road. Find what you need 24 hours a day.
Reach thousands of readers with one call
26â€™ OF FUN! PILOT House Dory by Clipper Craft!! 1996 factory built wooden character tug. Needs paint & tune-up. Only 110 hours on Volvo I/O. Electronics including GPS, Radar and more. Priced to sell at $5,500. Please bring offers. Orcas Isl. 360-376-6166.
SERVING SAN JUAN COUNTY AUTOMOTIVE
â€œServing All Your Automotive Needsâ€?
Leif Benson & Randy Davis firstname.lastname@example.org 1551 Mt. Baker Rd. Eastsound, WA 98245
Eastsound 1402 Mt. Baker Rd. 376-4901
Earthworks Company Inc.
John D. Thompson Owner Over 35 years of construction experience on Orcas Island
â€˘ Complete Septic Inspection,
Phone(360) 376-6390 Installation, O&M, Fax(360) 376-6391 Septic Design Cell (360) 507-2840 â€˘ Complete Excavation Services email@example.com
EMPLOYEE OWNED 360-376-2122 â€œDOING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIMEâ€? ISLANEI-136CQ
Design â€˘ Landscape â€˘ Maintenance
DOUG JAMES FLOOR COVERING $BSQFUr)BSEXPPE'MPPST $FSBNJD5JMFr8JOEPX$PWFSJOHT Serving the San Juan Islands for 30 years Open By Appointment
FORESTRY SERVICES Providing professional, ecologically-based Forestry Services forestry and habitatProfessional restoration services in Providing ecologically-based the San Juans sinceforestry 2005, with 20 years and habitat restoration experience inServices treeJuans service Professional servicesForestry in the San since Providing ecologically-based 2005, with 20 silviculture. years experience and forestry and habitat restoration in tree service andsince silviculture. services in the San Juans 2005, with 20 years experience in tree service and silviculture.
360.376.9100 360.376.9100 rainshadowconsulting.com rainshadowconsulting.com SPACE AVAILABLE
GATES CUSTOM SPLIT CEDAR WORK DECKS LANDSCAPING OUTDOOR CONSTRUCTION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
CALL: 888.399.3999 CLASSIFIED@ SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM $18.75 PER WEEK, MIN. 3 MONTHS
CLASSIFIED@ SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM $18.75 PER WEEK, MIN. 3 MONTHS
WEST SOUND MARINA, INC.
Reach thousands of readers this spring and summer!
Reach thousands of readers this spring and summer!
Now seeking Year round & Winter monthly Moorage Customers
www.westsoundmarina.net M-F 8-4:45 SAT 10-3 525 Deer Harbor Rd
Licensed, bonded & insured: #rainssc906ja Licensed, bonded & insured: #rainssc906ja
OUTBOARD / BOAT REPAIR OUTBOARD/BOAT REPAIR NEW Evinrude ETEC avail.
Reach thousands of readers this spring and summer!
NANCY JONES LICENSED, INSURED Published Garden Writer Post Office Box 254 BA: Graphic Design, Science Orcas Washington 98280 firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILDING & CONTRACTING
Hang out at one of the funnest & sunniest places on Orcas!
Deer Harbor Marina 360-376-3037 5164 Deer Harbor Rd. Orcas Island, Wa
CALL: 888.399.3999 CLASSIFIED@ SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM $18.75 PER WEEK, MIN. 3 MONTHS
The Woodsmen 5SFF$BSFt)PNF8BUDI -BOE1SFTFSWBUJPO .BJOUFOBODF
-JDFOTFE *OTVSFE BOE#POEFE
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder Marine Power
Automobiles Classics & Collectibles
RARE 1991 BOSTON Whaler 16SL. Dual console, 90 HP: 2 stroke Mercury, 8 HP Mercury Kicker, EZ Steer, dual down riggers, water-ski pylon, depth finder, canvas cover, anchor with rode, anchor buddy, & EZ Loader Trailer. Safety equipment including fire extinguisher, throw cushion & more. One owner! Professionally maintained! Located in La Connor. $9,500. 206726-1535. Find your perfect pet in the Classiﬁeds. www.nw-ads.com Reach thousands of readers with one call 1-800-388-2527
Pickup Trucks Chevrolet
Pickup Trucks Toyota
SAVE $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! CALL 1877-890-6843 1951 STUDEBAKER Business Coupe. Blue with white interior. 3 speed on column with overdrive. Flat head six with dual carburators. Split manifold with custom dual exhaust and disc brakes. Custom pleat and roll white interior including head liner. Built in stereo speakers and electric locks. $9,500 obo. Clinton, Whidbey. 785-577-6397. Reach thousands of readers with one call 1-800-388-2527
Place an advertisement or search for jobs, homes, merchandise, pets and more in the Classiﬁeds 24 hours a day online at www.nw-ads.com.
1974 CHEVY Cheyenne Pickup. Good Canopy, Rebuilt 350 and Transmission. Good Tires. Runs Good. Body is a 5. Automatic. Trailer Hitch. $1,950.
Find your perfect pet in the Classiﬁeds. www.nw-ads.com
206-371-6315 SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad.
Treasure Hunting? Check out our Recycle ads before someone else ﬁnds your riches.
Treasure Hunting? Check out our Recycle ads before someone else ﬁnds your riches.
www.nw-ads.com Page 19
1983 TOYOTA PICKUP 4x4. Solid front axle, 178,000 original miles, 31” tires and new parts! Runs great! $2,800. 415635-1130.
CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 Got junk cars? Get $ PAID TODAY. FREE towing. Licensed towers. $1,000 FREE gift vouchers! ALL Makes-ALL Models! Call today 1888-870-0422
Classifieds online 24-hours a day
Find what you need 24 hours a day.
2002 HONDA Shadow, American Classic Edition. 750cc, Blue, Saddle Bags, Windshield, Rear Seat with Rack Behind. Includes Leathers and Helmut. Only 11,000 miles! $4,200. Call: 360376-2710 Olga, Orcas Island.
SAN JUAN COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISPOSE OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the San Juan County Council will hold a public hearing on July 16, 2013 at 9:45 AM at the Council Hearing Room, Legislative Building, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the property and advisability of declaring certain County property, surplus property to be sold pursuant to RCW 36.34.080 by public auction. At the conclusion of the public hearing the County Council may adopt a resolution authorizing the sale of such property and the terms thereof. Any person wishing to comment on this action is encouraged to attend the hearing and submit written comments. For more information, please contact San Juan County Public Works, Attn: Sue Nielsen, PO Box 729, Friday Harbor WA 98250, or phone (360) 370-0527. A list of the property under consideration can be accessed on line at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/publicworks/pw_index.aspx Or contact San Juan County Public Works at 360/370-0500; 915 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. SJ493810 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 3, 10, 2013. OFFICIAL NOTICE OF San Juan County August 6, 2013 Primary and Close of Voter Registration NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in consideration the San Juan County August 6, 2013 Primary, that the last day for new voter registration, transfers, or updates online or through the mail is July 8, 2013. Voters who are not registered in Washington State may register in-person at the Elections Office, 55 Second Street Suite A, through July 29, 2013. Voters may register and transfer their voter registration by completing
NOTICE Lopez Island School District is accepting written bids for a minimum of 800# of local grass fed USDA ground beef and 100# of roasts for the 2013-14 school year. Bid price should include cut and wrap costs, per pound for ground beef and roasts. Bids due to the District office by 4PM, July 10th. For information please contact Stephanie at 360.468.2202 ext. 2302. AA/EOE LEGAL NO. J491131 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, June 26, July 3, 2013.
the Voter Registration Form available at the Elections Office; Schools; Fire Stations; and Public Libraries, or by contacting the Elections Office. Applications by mail must be postmarked by the date of the close of voter registration. The Voter Registration Form and Online Voter Registration are also available at: www.myvote.wa.gov . Notice is also given that assistance is available for elderly and disabled voters with registering to vote and vote-by-mail ballots. Any voter may also use the Accessible Voting Unit located in the San Juan County Elections Department, 55 Second St., Suite A, Friday Harbor WA 92850. Call (360) 378-3357 for more information. Elections in Washington State are conducted entirely by mail. Voted ballots may be delivered in person to the San Juan County Elections Office, 55 Second St. Suite A, Friday Harbor, WA during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and until 8:00 p.m. on election day. Ballots may also be deposited until 8:00 p.m. Election Day in receptacles located at: San Juan County Courthouse 350 Court St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Orcas Island Senior Center, 62 Henry Rd. Eastsound, Orcas Island Lopez Island Fire District Office, Lopez Village, 2228 Fisherman Bay Rd. Lopez Island Ballots returned by mail MUST be postmarked no later than August 6, 2013 and should be addressed to the San Juan County Auditor, P.O. Box 638, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250. Standard first class postage is required when returning ballots by mail. Registered voters may request a ballot by contacting the Elections Office at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, PO Box 638, Friday Harbor, email@example.com, or by calling (360) 378-3357.
The following one office is involved in the August 6, 2013 Primary: Town of Friday Harbor Council 4. Only voters who reside within the town limits will participate n the 2013 Primary. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Canvassing Board, or its duly appointed representatives, pursuant to RCW 42.30, will convene at 8:30 a.m. on August 19, 2013 for the purpose of canvassing vote-by-mail and challenged ballots cast in the August 6, 2013 Primary conducted San Juan County. This meeting will convene in the San Juan County Elections office at 55 Second St., Suite A, in Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Canvass Board will again convene at 8:30 a.m. on August 20, 2013, in the San Juan County Elections Office to sign the certification documents for the election. Addition information concerning the primary or voter registration may be obtained by contacting the Elections Office or visiting the Elections Office webpage on the San Juan County website at www.sanjuanco.com/elections. F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor LEGAL NO. SJ493243 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. July 3, 2013.
Public Hearing The Directors of Shaw Island School District No. 10 will meet at the schoolhouse on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. for the purpose of fixing and adopting a budget extension for the 2012-2013 General Fund. Any person may attend the meeting and participate in discussion for or against the proposed budget extension. To examine a copy of the proposed budget prior to the meeting, please contact Diane Dallas, Busi-
ness Manager at 468-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org. LEGAL NO. S493743 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 3, 10, 2013.
San Juan County, 350 Court Street #8, Friday Harbor WA 98250, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Odlin Park Day Use Area Improvements, is located at 148 Odlin Park Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261 in San Juan County. This project involves 1.5 acres of soil disturbance for Roadway, Parking, and Campsite Improvement related construction activities. Stormwater will be discharged to an on-site wetland and, potentially,
Public Hearing The Directors of Shaw Island School District No. 10 will meet at the schoolhouse on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. for the purpose of fixing and adopting the 2013-2014 school budget. Any person may attend the meeting
Puget Sound. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments may be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P. O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 LEGAL NO. SJ489548 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. June 19, 26, 2013. SALE OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Revocable Living Trust of Richard J Kardack and Ken D. Andrus as Trustee,Plaintiff, Vs. Michael D. Patrick and Samantha J. Rainey aka Samantha J. Patrick, Defendants The Superior Court of San Juan County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of San Juan County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above entitled action. The property to be sold is described at the bottom of this notice. If developed the property address is: 257 Tennis Ave., Lopez Island, WA 98261 The sale of the above described prop-
and participate in discussion for or against the proposed budget. To examine a copy of the proposed budget prior to the meeting, please contact Diane Dallas, Business Manager at 468-2570 or email@example.com. LEGAL NO. S493736 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 3, 10, 2013.
erty is to take place: Time: 10:00 am Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2013 Place: Inside Main Entrance, San Juan County Courthouse, 96 Second St. N., Friday Harbor, WA Any questions may be directed to the Sheriff at the address below. ROB NOU, SHERIFF, SAN JUAN COUNTY KIM OTT, CHIEF CIVIL DEPUTY PO BOX 669, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 360-378-4151 LEGAL DESCRIPTION Lots 11 and 12, Block 39 of ISLANDALE DIVISION no.2, Block 39, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, Page 30, records of the San Juan County, Washington under tax parcel number 141867011000. LEGAL NO. J493747 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013.
Scoop up the savings with our Service Guide Special Advertise your service for 4 weeks in your local paper and online for one low price. Call 1-800-388-2527 or go online today to www.nw-ads.com for more information or to place your ad.
Buy or Sell Sports Equipment Get the ball rolling. Log on to nw-ads.com to shop the Classifieds 24 hours a day.
Go online: www.nw-ads.com Call: 1-800-388-2527 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder
Farmers Market crowns poster contest winners
Fifth grader Molly Troxel won the junior division in the Orcas Island Farmers’ Market poster contest. Betty Reynolds won the adult contest with her artistic representation of island produce offerings. Poster entries were judged for uniqueness, color, artistry, composition, timelessness, and a representation of the full breadth of market offerings from crafts, food and farmers. Troxel received $25 gift certificates to Darvill's Book Store and Ray's Pharmacy. Reynolds won $500 in cash. Look for their artwork on upcoming Farmers’ Market ware such as tote bags and cards. The Orcas Island Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the last weekend of September. Contributed photo
Left: Fifth grader Molly Troxel, winner of the junior competition poster contest.
Excessive exposure to the Islands’ Sounder has been linked to increased community engagement and overall personal awesomeness. Prices effective: 7/3 thru 7/9 See this week’s insert for more! Open Mon - Sat 8 am to 9pm, Sun 10am - 8pm
(360) 376-6000 Lotto
Tomatoes Selected Varieties