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Preserving a tradition for generations to come


Two Orcas students are devoting their senior projects to an island tradition. The old barn on Orcas Road has been painted by graduating classes for decades. Now in serious danger of collapsing, senior Aidan Anderson is spearheading construction of a new structure. “Tearing it down is the end of an era,” Anderson said. “Since the fate of the old barn is sealed, the only real way to keep this tradition is to build a new one.” Eric Lum, in partnership with land owners Rick and Marlace Hughes, has designed and built a

new and improved senior barn. Anderson and a crew of builders have assisted in the construction. The structure will have feeding troughs inside for sheep and hay in the loft, but future senior classes will still be able to paint its walls. “We want to provide a safe structure for kids to continue to use for years to come,” Hughes said. Those driving past the property can see the project’s progress. The next step is to prime and put up slat sidings. The new barn is made almost entirely from wood grown and milled on Orcas. Anderson is asking for donations to help pay for the construc-

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Above: The 2014 class is the last one to paint the old barn. Above left: The new structure for future classes to paint. tion. Go to https://www.booster. com/oi-senior-barn to donate. Those who give $25 or more will receive a T-shirt that says “I saved the barn” in Viking blue. While one student is looking towards the future, another is hoping to preserve the past.

Lindsay Lancaster is collecting photos of the barn from years past and each image will be framed and permanently on display at the school. To send her images of the barn through the years, email

Drop in property values subsides – for some by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

The assessed value of the 18,456 taxable parcels in San Juan County declined by a combined sum of nearly $3 million dollars in 2013, according to the San Juan County Assessor. Property tax bills for 2014 are based on 2013 assessments. That’s a small fraction compared to the previous year, in which the assessed value of all properties in San Juan County dropped by a combined $1.7 billion in 2012, or 21.4 percent. There are 1,443 tax exempt parcels in the county, most of them owned by federal, state and local governments. The largest reductions in assessed values occurred in the Rosario, Olga and Doe Bay tax codes area of Orcas Island (just under $27 million), the Friday Harbor area (down by $21.5 million) and in the south San Juan Island area (down by $19.2 million). The largest increase

in assessed values was in the remainder of Orcas’ tax code area, where assessment went up by almost $28 million. While some went up and others went down, the net reduction of the 19 county tax area codes together equals roughly $2.7 million. This is the first time that year-over-year assessed value changes are “meaningful,” according to county Chief Appraiser John Kulseth, because 2014 is only the second year that the entire county has been revalued. Revaluations are now made annually for all county properties, although only one-sixth of the county is physically inspected every year. Other valuations are made on the basis of local property sales in the areas not physically inspected. The change to annual revaluations, required by state law, will make future assessments “a lot fairer to everybody,” Kulseth said. “We’re really happy about annual countywide revaluations

on a whole bunch of levels.” Requested levy amounts by all taxing districts in the county went up by only .43 percent, mostly because the state levy request went down by 4.52 percent. All other districts except San Juan Hospital EMS and Orcas Cemetery District #2 went up. The total requested tax amount for San Juan County for 2014 is $42,654,506. Tax rates for different islands show a substantial variation: Shaw, 4.78 percent; Waldron, 5.28 percent; Lopez 6.48 percent; Orcas, 6.84 percent; and San Juan, 7.48 percent. The Friday Harbor tax code area rate is 7.18 percent. By now, most property owners have received their 2014 assessed value notices from the county assessor and their tax bills from the treasurer in advance of the April 30 “first half ” payment due date. Second half payments are due Oct. 31, 2014.

“I want to commemorate the old barn for all the past seniors who have painted it,” Lancaster said. “I think it will be great for all these photos to be in one place where everyone can look at them and remember back to when they painted it perhaps.”

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Mamie Forbes (left) receiving the Blue Star Banner in honor of her son’ Shawn’s military service.

Mamie Forbes, owner of Orcas Boardwalk Café, and Irene Herring, owner of San Juan Coffee Roasting Company, are the latest recipients of the Blue Star

Banner in honor of their sons’ military service. Mamie’s son Shawn Forbes is currently serving in Afghanistan. His designation is Explosive

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Ordnance Disposal. Irene’s son, Alex Herring serves on the U.S.S George Washington. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 163 of Friday Harbor honors San Juan County families of service men and women with the presentation of a Blue Star Banner. Established during WWI, Blue Star Service Banners are displayed by families who have a loved one serving in the armed forces, including the National Guard and Reserves of all military. The banner displayed in the front window of a home shows a family's pride in their loved one serving in the military and reminds others that preserving America's freedom demands much, say organizers. The Friday Harbor American Legion Auxiliary sends monthly comfort packages to any San Juan County serviceman stationed in danger zones. Relatives or friends with servicemen on active duty may contact Minnie Knych for further information at

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The Lions Health Screening van is coming to Orcas Island on Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The location will be on Prune Alley, in front of Island Market. If you have questions or need additional information contact any Orcas Lion, or call 376-5333 and leave a message – they will call you back ASAP. You can call 360-472-0058 during the van screening hours. The 62-foot-long, medically-equipped Lions Health Screening Unit travels throughout Washington and Northern Idaho to give free health screenings at schools, fairs, and other public events. Checking for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, and sight and hearing loss is key to interventions in potentially life-threatening health problems. If you can’t make it to the Orcas screening dates you can visit the van if you happen to be in Friday Harbor on Friday, March 28 or Saturday, March 29 at Market Place, 11:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. For Friday Harbor information contact Lion Curt VanHyning, 360-317-8399.

Parnell is commentator at hockey game Orcas Island native and Bellingham resident Merrick Parnell has been a long-time fan of the game of hockey. His passion for the game runs deep and it’s that passion that led to an experience of a lifetime for Parnell. On March 15, Parnell was given a shot to provide the color commentary for a radio broadcast with the Victoria Royals as they played against the Everett Silvertips in a hard-hitting Western Hockey League match up. As a color commentator, Parnell worked alongside the Royal’s long-time

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announcer Marlon Martens. In his role, Parnell described the action and filled in stoppages of play with analysis, facts and information, helping the broadcast paint a vivid image of the game, the arena and the atmosphere. “You’re constantly observing everything on and off the ice, looking for story lines, facts and analysis,” said Parnell. “At one stoppage you could be reporting on how fired up the coach was after a bad shift from his team, or breaking down the goaltender’s style and saves as he stopped crucial goals, or how a team’s scoring chance started.” Parnell started his radio sports broadcasting career with the Billings Outlaws Professional Indoor Football team before joining the Bellingham Blazers of the Northern Pacific Hockey League. With the Blazers, he did a weekly hockey radio show along with the play-by-play radio broadcast during the playoffs alongside Brandon Enyeart. It was in the fifth and final game of the Cascade Cup Championships that Parnell got the chance all broadcasters hope for: the opportunity to announce the winning goal in overtime. It was a goal scored by Mickey Turner that sent the Sportsplex Arena into pandemonium, and had Parnell jumping out of his seat with excitement. Parnell sent the clip to

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Martens, who listened to it and shared some pointers. He mentioned he might have a spot open on the radio broadcast the following weekend as Victoria traveled to Everett to take on the Silvertips at Comcast Arena. The Western Hockey League is just one level under the National Hockey League, the highest level of hockey in the world. The WHL is known for developing the next generation of players, coaches and radio broadcasters. “I am really thankful for the shot to do the game, Marlon was great and really helpful on the broadcast making me feel right at home,” Parnell said. “It’s really different going from an arena of 400 people to an arena of almost 9,000, but once the headset goes on and you’re live on air, it’s still the same game of hockey.”

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Orcas man dies after fall An Orcas Island man died after slipping and falling down a cliff to the beach below. Orcas Island Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the report of a person who had fallen down a cliff in the Raccoon Point neighborhood on March 22 around 2:30 p.m. Responders found an adult male who had fallen approximately 150 feet down a cliff and landed on the beach. The patient was treated for life threatening injuries and transported in critical condition to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by a U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter. He passed away that same day. Due to the challenge of the terrain, responders initially accessed the patient via land and sea with the assistance of the Camp Orkila Landing Craft.

Vikings help Darrington Viking athletes were stationed at Island Market, Country Corner and the Teezers intersection this past Tuesday collecting donations in support of the Red Cross relief efforts in Darrington. The Vikings were scheduled to play Darrington that day, but a massive mudslide on March

22 has devastated families in Snohomish County. “It is with heavy hearts that we follow the news coming out of Oso and Darrington,” said Middle School and High School Principal Kyle Freeman. “It appears that many of the victims of this tragedy are parents, students, and com-

munity members from the Darrington School District.” Students and community members also wrote messages on Viking jerseys that will be delivered to the Darrington and Arlington communities. To donate online go to and click on the Pay-Pal link.

Arts Council launches website The San Juan County Arts Council has a new website,, which is the only resource for all the arts in San Juan County. If you are an artist in any discipline or if you have a performance venue or an art gallery, this is a place to post your information. On the website calendar, enter an artistic event or program you would like to publicize.

Online classes at Funhouse On Orcas, students are feeling the benefits of technology through an awesome resource provided by the Funhouse Commons, in alliance with the Orcas Island School District. Orcas teens are able to take classes online in subjects as wide-ranging as Japanese, web-design, and economics from a world view. Computers have brought college level subjects right into the classroom, and island students of today have the sky as the limit. “In higher education, it’s become more and more common for professors to utilize the internet to supplement their classes,” said Krista Bouchey Funhouse Commons director. Credits towards certifications and degrees are now achieved through courses that operate completely through the world-wide web and access really is world-wide. “The water that separates our island from the mainland does not in fact keep us from achieving great heights in education,” Bouchey said. The Funhouse Commons in partnership with the Henigson Public School

Student Fund offers online classes through the high school for free. More than 50 percent of students enrolled in these courses achieve an A. Online classes provide high school students with access to subjects they could not take otherwise and keeps them competitive with other students from less rural districts. “In this technological age, online learning will continue to grow in scope as an integral and critical part of education. “The demand for more

classes and expanded subjects is steadily building, and Orcas students are reaping the rewards,” Bouchey said. Orcas Island High School is committed in this partnership with the Funhouse Commons and the Henigson Public School Student Fund to continue to provide this opportunity. They also provide SAT test prep, and college counseling to Orcas High School students. For more info, contact Bouchey at 376-7177.

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Moseley leaves WSF

by SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal Editor

After six years of plotting the course for the state ferry system, David Moseley is handing over the helm. Moseley, shown right, announced his resignation March 18. His final day on the job is April 15. In a statement about his pending departure, Moseley, who inherited an agency awash in financial struggles and facing uncertainty of how to maintain or replace a fleet of aging boats, said that the state ferry system is positioned better than it was when his tenure began in 2008. “I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made,” he said. “But it is now time for the next person to build on our successes, correct our mistakes and continue to move the system forward.” A former city manager in Federal Way, Ellensburg and Steilacoom, and former head of community development in Seattle, Moseley was 60 years old at the time he was selected for the job from a field of 64 applicants. He replaced Mike Anderson, who stepped down after three years as chief. At the start of his tenure, Moseley set out four priorities that would be top concerns for WSF: building new boats, better maintenance and preservation of the fleet to ensure reliability of service, improved communication with ferry dependent communities and customers, and securing a stable, sustainable source of funding for capital and operating expenses. “I believe we made real, tangible progress on all those priorities,” he said. Still, Moseley noted that sustainable funding for the ferry system overall remains elusive even

though a dedicated source of funding for the construction program was just recently established by the Legislature. The state ferry system lost 22 percent of its annual revenue when voters approved Initiative 695, in 1999, which repealed the state’s former motor vehicle excise tax, and its operating have soared sharply since that time as fuel prices have escalated. “While we made real and significant progress in the 2014 session, financial sustainability has been and remains WSF’s biggest chal-

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To the Editor:

Shakespeare love, community love

Carry it on


our hundred and fifty years later and Shakespeare is still rockin’ the arts. A love for the Bard and a love for community brought together actors, musicians, singers, dancers and lecturers for four days of entertainment during the chamber’s Shakespeare Festival. Now in its third year, the event is growing each spring season. It brings visitors from near and far, which is wonderful for local businesses, but we think it’s also a special gift to the Orcas community. We would like to thank the volunteers who worked tirelessly to pull this off. From costumes to games in the green to performances from the Seattle Shakespeare Company, there were many details to iron out. We also feel deep gratitude to the artists of this community. It takes courage and dedication to perform for an audience. To those who participated in the parade and graced the stage at Random Howse and the Village Green, we thank you. These actors and musicians learned baroque pieces, Shakespeare sonnets and entire scenes just for the festival. The event also reminded us of the far-reaching impact of Shakespeare’s work. We heard music from “West Side Story” and “Kiss Me Kate,” both of which are based on his plays. A long list of time-honored phrases from Shakespeare’s works are woven into the English language. Here are just a few: there’s the rub; mark my words; dead as a doornail; good riddance; in my mind’s eye; laughing stock; wild-goose chase. Shakespeare’s work is kept alive because it is some of the most lyrical, clever and universal literature ever written. But it has also endured because we still appreciate its beauty and hold wonderful festivals like the one last week on Orcas Island.

To see photos from the Shakespeare Festival, go to page 8 or visit www.

Public meetings THURSDAY, MARCH 27 • Orcas Island School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., school library. • Port of Orcas Commissioners, noon in the Airport

Conference Room, primarily to assess bids and award contracts for janitorial, landscaping and septic service for the next 12 months.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Celebrate Pete Seeger Concert on March 16. The turnout and response were overwhelming and very heartening. The sound of our community, young and old, singing together in the Emmanuel Parish Hall was beautiful and inspiring. Many thanks to all the local musicians who masterfully led us in singing: Cynthia and Craig Abolin, Cali Bagby, Antoinette Botsford, Carl Burger, Marc Cohen, Margie Doyle, David Densmore, Marlene Dickey, Bill Griswold, Bruce Harvie, Anita Holladay, Lesley Liddle, Martin Lund, Melinda Milligan, Randy Monge, Susan Osborn, Dave Roseberry, Ben Sheppard, John Sumrall, Dave Zoeller, Linda Ellsworth, Tom Rawson and the kids from the Salmonberry School, who totally blew us away. Stormy Hildreth, Molly Troxel and August Groeninger played ukulele and sang We Shall Not Be Moved. Lucia Weaver, Makar Ashirov, and Serafina Buck danced and acted out the story of Abiyoyo. Many thanks to all those who brought snacks and helped with set up and clean up - you rock!!! The concert was free, but we have a generous community. After covering the rental of the space, we had almost $500 in donations for our local Kwiaht/Indian Island Marine Health Observatory and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, founded by Pete and Toshi Seeger. Some folks suggested this should be an annual event. Some suggested a monthly hootenanny. Either way, or something in between, we’re in! There are many things we appreciate about our community. But knowing that so many on this island deeply value civil rights, safe working conditions, decent wages, a healthy planet, a world of peace, and great songs feeds our souls in a big way. As Pete would say, “Carry it on!” Sharon Abreu and Mike Hurwicz Orcas Island

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the snowy day of March 2 at the old school gym. Chamber musicians, singers and band members shared small samples of their musical gifts and our young musicians joined with every group in true Island fashion. This annual event that started in 1997 to support the efforts to return a music program to Orcas schools has been a miracle by any measurement. With the enthusiastic support of the adults who sing or play in the three major groups and the young musicians who now have joined them MAG has been able to provide essential financial support to maintain a growing school music program. It does take remembering that School Music Matters and the results can last a lifetime. To all who participated, attended and donated MAG says the Orcas Music Program exists because of you. Many thanks to all. The MAG board

Thanks from the Booster Club At the last meeting of the Orcas Island Booster Club, we accepted the resignation of Vicki Vandermay from our board. Normally replacing a board member would not warrant a letter to the editor, but Vicki’s service to our group and to the students and families of our island has been anything but normal. Several years ago when the fate of school supported athletics came into question, Vicki was one of the first to step up and help bring a solution to the problem. Throughout the fight to maintain the athletic program, Vicki was

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both an active fundraiser and a vocal advocate. Her dedication and belief in the positive life experiences that athletics bring to our kids went a step further last year when she stepped in and assumed the role of Athletic Director for the school district. While serving both as a Booster and as the AD, Vicki has walked a tightrope of both advocacy and administration - and done so in a manner well beyond the call of duty. The hours she has dedicated to both roles are too numerous to quantify. In addition to these roles, Vicki serves our community and our children by actively serving as a commissioner on the Parks and Rec board, as a PTSA board member and regularly filling in as a substitute teacher at the public school. While we will miss Vicki as a Booster Club board member, we look forward to working with her as she continues to serve the OISD students by building and guiding the athletic program well into the future. On behalf of the Orcas Island Booster Club and every student who has benefitted from your service by being given the chance to participate in Middle and High School athletics we would like to say, “Thank you!” Booster Club

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Birdfest and wildlife celebration ORS completes The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce is presenting its 1st Annual Birds & Wildlife Festival: BirdFest 2014 on April 10-12. BirdFest offers activities sure to please all who enjoy the birds and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. The lineup of walks, talks, workshops, and activities are ideal for all ages and experience levels. “This is our inaugural BirdFest, and we have events sure to please everyone,” said Festival Director Michell Marshall. “If you are a lifelong birder, a casual birding fan, or simply love the nature of the San Juan Islands, then this is the event for you.” BirdFest will kick off with an opening night dinner & reception on Thursday, April 10 at Rosario Resort. The featured speaker will be noted conservation biologist Thor Hanson. Author of the highly acclaimed book “Feathers,” Hanson will share his knowledge of all things “wild” on Orcas Island. Hanson’s topic is “Touchstones: Feathers, Seeds, and the Nature of Everyday.” In an increasingly urban world, author and biologist Hanson believes the storytelling of science can help us stay connected to nature.  In

addition to Hanson’s talk, there will be a silent auction with lodging, dining and gifts galore. Festival events get underway on Friday and Saturday (April 11 and 12), and will include: Bird/nature walks with local birding experts, including Kim Middleton; Kayak & boat trips to explore the coastal birding environment or the marine habitat; Workshops on birding and wildlife painting and photography; Kids’ activities, including bird mask making and storytelling and a community parade featuring bird & wildlife costumes. Friday and Saturday evening conservation lectures from prominent scientist and wildlife experts include: “Bluebird Reintroduction in the San Juan Islands” with Kathleen Foley of the San Juan Preservation Trust; “Salmon: A Keystone Species: Stories About Salmon, Eagles, Orcas and more" with Barbara Rosenkotter, San Juan County Salmon Recovery Coordinator; and “Raptor Research” with Bud Anderson of Falcon Research Group. Tickets for opening night dinner, and select other events are on sale now. Complete Festival details can be found at


numbers for 2013, they respond to about two calls a day. Voters are now asked to approve a new levy to replace the one that expires at the end of the year. Major capital expenses including three fire stations were paid off in 2012 with the current levy. The new levy amount should be significantly reduced, but unfortunately the size and cost of the non-volunteer staff has ballooned to over a million dollars a year. The Chief and Asst. Chief alone have combined wage and benefit packages of nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The proposed levy will ensure annual increases of these salaries for the next ten years. A recent eight month review of one of the department’s two credit cards paints a troubling picture of spending. For example, $570 spent on Chinese food flown to the island, $120 for chocolates, conference lodging booked at the luxury, waterfront Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham. A room booked at the Majestic Inn & Spa in Anacortes for simply “missing a ferry.” Numerous meals out for paid staff and visitors. The complete picture is unknown because some receipts for this public records request were not provided. Public servants have no business spending taxpayer dollars like this. The lack of fiscal common sense, accountability and oversight at this agency is unacceptable. We have citizens on fixed and low incomes who will be forced to share the cost of this levy. We all have a vested interest in emergency services but not at any price. Irresponsible spending and a bloated administration

submitted to the Sounder regarding our Sheriff ’s Department deputies and/ or officers in the performance of their duties. Like Officer Menjivar stated in his letter to the editor, the Sheriff ’s Department and its deputies do not make the laws. It is, however, their job to enforce these laws to any degree they feel is necessary depending on the circumstances. And they should not have to tolerate verbal abuse from those who do not exercise the responsibility to stand accountable for their actions or behavior when they choose to break the law, whether it be a minor infraction, or more serious offenses. But apparently some individuals feel they deserve preferential treatment for some reason, or are above the law altogether. And quite frankly, anyone who would approach an officer during a traffic stop and make insulting comments to that officer knowing full and well that the officer has a side arm and the authority to use it, if it becomes necessary, is pretty stupid. Unfortunately, when diplomacy fails harsher measures become necessary. Like it or not, that is just a plain simple fact of life. So consider this: if everyone would show these officers the same respect that one would give to our veterans of military service, then perhaps incidents like the one that took place on last Christmas Eve in Friday Harbor, need not escalate to the degree that it did. Some of these officers are veterans, and not only did they put their lives on the line to preserve our freedom

to pursue the ideals we hold so dear in this great nation of ours, but they continue to do so right here in our communities. I personally know some of these officers through my involvement in the American Legion pancake breakfast, and I have great admiration and respect for these individuals and their constituents, as everyone should. And if you don’t, you should be ashamed of yourself. Give it some thought, and do what you know is right. Mick Stevens S.A.L. Commander Orcas Island

Orcas Fire needs to ‘get its house in order’ Editor’s note: Orcas Fire’s budget materials are available at Per those documents, the fire chief ’s salary is not increasing for 2014. The assistant chief salary was increased because the position changed from multiple “division chiefs” to one assistant chief. Administrative personnel benefits are increasing $21,500 for 2014. The department’s 10-year projection, which is not an approved budget, calculates a 2 percent cost of living wage increases for all department staff. That projection can be seen here: http://goo. gl/SRmz0B. The Sounder looked at the 2013 receipts and the department spent a total of $70 on transportation via Sky Ferry to fly food to the island. The food cost for those meals was $500. The Orcas Island Fire Department does a very good job of handling emergency services for this small community. According to San Juan County dispatch

make it impossible to determine the genuine financial needs of the department. Clearly, the best course of action is to vote no on the levy, return the bookkeeping to the county for some much needed oversight, and insist the fire department get its house in order. Suzanne Morrissey Orcas Island

Almanac TEMPERATURES, RAINFALL LOPEZ High Low Precip March 17 52 32 — March 18 52 40 .19 March 19 46 36 .12 March 20 51 32 — March 21 50 31 — March 22 48 31 — March 23 51 31 — Precip in March: 2.93”, Precipi in 2014: 9.56” Reported by Jack Giard, Bakerview Rd. ORCAS High Low Precip March 17 51 39 — March 18 50 40 — March 19 48 43 .38 March 20 51 35 — March 21 51 36 — March 22 48 37 — March 23 48 40 .04 Precip in March: 3.99” Precip in 2014: 11.13” Reported by John Willis, Olga

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master site plan If you’ve been past the Orcas Transfer Station lately you probably noticed something: a lot more light. After receiving a permit from the Department Of Natural Resources, Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange has cleared the old Exchange site of trees, in preparation for a new facility. “This is just the first step in the process,” said Pete Moe, executive director of ORS. “Next comes the permitting, engineering and excavation that will create new roads, and a building site for a new Exchange.” The trees, removed with significant volunteer support and services donated by Carson Sprenger and Rainshadow Consulting, are destined to become firewood. Much of it will be distributed to needy families with help from The Oddfellows and the Orcas Island Food Bank. Before any progress on the site could begin, ORS worked with their solid waste consulting engineer Terrill Chang to prepare a Facility Master Plan for the Orcas Island Transfer Station. The Plan was submitted to the County on March 5, and is currently under review. The Master Plan includes solutions to chronic traffic circulation problems and describes other important capital improvements designed to streamline operations, facilitate rebuild-

ing of The Exchange, and expand recycling activities. The draft Plan is available to the public for download at Besides developing the Master Plan, ORS has been hard at work addressing other regulatory requirements, including developing an extensive Storm Water Management Plan, and obtaining an array of required permits from various agencies including San Juan County, the Department of Ecology, and Washington State. “We are really looking forward to moving beyond the paperwork and getting shovels in the ground,” says Moe. “We have been writing grants that we hope will get us started building out the site, maybe as early as May or June.” ORS has submitted grant applications to the Department of Ecology, and the Orcas Island Community Foundation to support the engineering, grading, and site preparation that comes next. The ORS Board of Directors is currently developing a revised 2014 budget. “It would be a huge understatement to say that we have learned a lot in the last six months,” says board president Tim Blanchard. “But we believe we have a good understanding of the business now, and we are really excited about pursuing our zero waste mission in the months ahead.”

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder

Dissent climbs over Navy jet noise from Whidbey by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

Grass roots opposition to noise from EA 18G “Growlers” is spreading to the San Juan Islands. The noise from thousands of engine tests and training runs by new EA 18G “Growlers” and other planes at Naval Air Station Whidbey and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville has generated two recent community meetings on

Lopez and San Juan Islands, and another meeting in Friday Harbor. At the meeting on Lopez last month, about 70 islanders complained that increased noise and number of missions impact their quality of life and property values. Leaders of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve presented additional information about multiple health and hearing problems caused by the planes. Ebey’s Reserve

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is the location of OLF Coupeville. COER encouraged Lopezians to join their movement to have the “touch-and-go” training runs by the Growlers moved to other, less populated areas - such as the 1.1 million acre China Lake, Calif., naval weapons station in the Mojave Desert. The response from Lopez: organize a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and Representative Rick Larsen. San Juan County Councilman Jamie Stephens, who participated in the Lopez meeting, said he has been in touch with the commanding officer of NAS Whidbey, and he has been invited to bring a delegation of Lopez residents to the air station to talk about the problem. COER leaders Michael Monson and Richard Abraham came to the Brickworks on San Juan Island March 13 with a message similar to the one delivered on Lopez, but with some news. Monson reported that he has information that EA-18 training had been temporarily moved to Naval Air Station Fallon, in Nevada. Monson said his organizations and its allies, including the Concerned Island Citizens and the Whidbey Noise Coalition, are not seeking to close NAS Whidbey, but do want the EA-18s relocated. Monson, Abraham and COER founder Ken Pickard, along with Maryon Attwood and Kate Andrews, met with almost fifty island-

ers again on Saturday, March 15, at the Grange in Friday Harbor with the same message, expressed by Pickard: scientific measurements of sound levels in excess of EPA health standards and common sense says Whidbey Island and Puget Sound is no place for Growler or any low-level aircraft training operations. “We just can’t live normal lives with this noise,” said Pickard. Monson said he believes the planes were training in Nevada to avoid using NAS Whidbey and OLF Coupeville, but Mike Wilding, a spokesman for NAS Whidbey, said in a statement to the Journal that “the Growler and Prowler squadrons go to NAS Fallon to conduct Large Force Exercises with the other squadrons in the air wing …. This is a normal part of their training cycle. They do not conduct Field Carrier Landing Practice (the type of touch-and-go training conducted at OLF) at NAS Fallon.” Asked about the Navy’s current Environmental Impact Statement study concerning EA-18 operations in the area, Wilding also stated, “There were some scoping questions related to noise in the San Juan Islands, and those scoping comments will be addressed in the EIS. It is important to remember that Navy aircraft have been operating in the area since the 1940s … Existing Prowler and Growler operations are consistent with previous environmental studies. The noise impacts in those stud-

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Noise from Navy ‘Growlers,’ like the one above, are the focus of rising opposition on Whidbey Island and in the San Juans. ies are depicted in the noise contours published at www. Pickard of COER says flatly that the number and frequency of Growler operations are not “consistent with previous environmental studies.” “Contrary to the assumption in the 2005 EA [the Environmental Assessment performed before Growlers arrived at NAS Whidbey] that the number of flight operations would decrease, the number has actually significantly increased,” according to the COER paper, “Facts Regarding OLF Noise.” The current draft environmental impact statement by the Navy will be released for public comment in 2015; the final document will be finished in 2016. Wilding also wrote, “While individuals may hear and see Navy aircraft, the existing analysis demonstrates that the noise impacts are located primarily in the immediate vicinity of Ault Field and OLF Coupeville, and the San Juan Islands are not cur-

rently located within the AICUZ (Air Installation Compatible Use Zone) noise contours. This EIS will study proposed changes to Growler operations, including possible changes to our existing, published DNL (Day-Night Sound Level) noise contours. If this new noise study shows changes in impacts, the EIS will describe those changes, regardless of where those changes may occur. We do get occasional comments from citizens in the San Juan Islands, the majority of which are from the southern end of Lopez Island.” Support for the Navy and NAS Whidbey includes many Whidbey Island local governments and businesses, due in part to the local economic impact on Whidbey Island, which Wilding valued at $1.085 billion. According to Wilding, a 2004 Washington State study reported this represents “more than 85 percent of all economic activity and 68 percent of all jobs on Whidbey Island…”

Help Nunez stay on Orcas Island

Jack and Jan Helsell of Westsound Lumber Company have been struggling to keep their sawyer Ben Nunez in the country. He has worked for them for nearly 15 years. In 2008, while taking his 80-year-old neighbor Natalie White to the hospital in Anacortes, Nunez was picked up by Customs and Border Patrol. Lacking proper immigration documentation, he was ordered to be deported. Nunez could be deported this spring, so his friends and employers are asking islanders to call the following three people and urge them to introduce a private bill on behalf of Benjamin Nunez • Senator Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621 • Senator Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441 • Representative Rick Larsen: (202) 225-2605 You can also write letters on Nunez’s behalf to Pete Helsell at PO Box 141, Orcas, WA 98280 or by email to Pete at

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder

Chef contest



Orcas Island Fire and Rescue mourns the passing of OIFR Captain Rick Anda. Rick began his outstanding service as a volunteer firefighter on Orcas in 1999. He was a very active in all aspects of district operations including EMS, structural and wildland firefighting. As a firefighter, he participated on an assortment of off-island deployments and fought many large scale fires. In 2008, Rick became the district financial officer, where he brought his excellent experience and professionalism to the administrative leadership of the district. Rick was very active in the community. He was named “Patriot of the Year” in the Doe Bay Community in 2008. He also served as treasurer and president of the Orcas Lions Club. Rick was a respected leader with Orcas Island Fire and Rescue, always ready to answer the alarm and a mentor to many. Rick will be dearly missed.

Notable alarms The Fifth Annual Student Chef Competition has officially launched. Entries must be received by April 28. The competition will be held on May 17. All students in the Orcas Island and Waldron Public Schools are invited to compete. The kindergarten through sixth grade competition will be centered around any type of breakfast item. The middle and high school competition will be centered around any type of lunch item. Entry form and guidelines are now available at or you may pick one up from Chef Zach in the school cafeteria. Pictured above are winners Arla Sutton and Zora Leck (K-6) and Caitlyn Holley (middle/high school).

Request for Catering Bids for OPALCO’s annual meeting May 3, 2014 aboard the ferry. Healthy lunch offerings should include sandwich options including a vegetarian offering to serve 500 people. Includes set-up, service and clean up. Caterer must be able to board at Friday Harbor at 5:50 a.m. OR Lopez at 6:35 a.m. OR Anacortes at 7:35 a.m. Submit your bid no later than April 4 to Bev Madan at or 183 Mt Baker Road, Eastsound 98245. Call 376-3549 for more information.

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On Jan. 4, responders assisted an adult female with injuries following a vehicle accident on Orcas Road near Judd Cove. The patient was treated and transported in stable condition to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bellingham. On Jan. 5, responders were dispatched to a home in the Doe Bay neighborhood to assist an adult male who sustained multiple traumatic injuries following a vehicle accident. The

man was given comprehensive EMS treatment and transported to Harborview Medical Center, Seattle in serious condition by Airlift Northwest. On Jan. 14, at approximately 12:30 a.m., OIFR personnel and San Juan County Sheriff ’s Deputies were dispatched to a home on Pea Pod Lane in the Sea Acres neighborhood to help with the search for a man who was reported missing since 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13. The early morning search included 22 OIFR personnel and six apparatus, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, the Sheriff ’s vessel, and a ground search by emergency personnel. Two dogtracking teams arrived on the island to assist in the operations as well. At 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 14, the San Juan County Sheriff ’s department was notified that the man was accounted for and in stable medical condition. On Jan. 28, OIFR responded to an Eastsound location for a possible suicide attempt. The patient was initially unresponsive with lacerations to both arms. After emergency care was provided at the scene, attempts to transport off island were made without success. Airlift NW, Island Air, Coast Guard, and the sheriff boat were all unable to respond due to inclement weather. Eventually, a private boat owned by an OIFR firefighter with a paramedic and two EMTs on board was able to transport patient to Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. The EMS call lasted approximately seven hours. On Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.,

Bartel Road neighborhood after receiving a report of a missing man. The man was found lying in a ditch full of water along Terrill Beach Road at approximately 8:30 p.m. He was treated for hypothermia and airlifted off to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bellingham in serious condition via Airlift Northwest. OIFR personnel were dispatched to the Deer Harbor Marina for the report of a structure fire. Arriving responders found the marina building closest to the main road heavily involved in fire. Two 120 gallon propane tanks stored near the building were emitting large “torch like” flames which challenged firefighting efforts. Forty responders from OIFR and San Juan Island worked until 1:30 a.m. to control the blaze. Damage was limited and a good portion of the building was saved. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental caused by an electrical problem in the mechanical room. On Feb. 28 at 7:29 p.m., OIFR personnel were dispatched by Sheriff to the

Other news Leading up to the levy lid lift election on April 22, and an ongoing recruitment drive for firefighters, OIFR is hosting a series of events. At each event we will offer a “Five Minute Hands Only CPR Class.” The remaining dates are as follows. Brown Bag Lunch: Thursday, March 27, noon to 1:30 p.m., Station 26. Open House: Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Deer Harbor Station 24. Town Hall Meeting: Tuesday, April 1, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Eastsound Station. Open House: Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Doe Bay Fire Hall. Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, April 16, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Station 21.

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Shakespeare festivities Golf team kicks off season by ROO SMITH and WILLIAM COE Orcas school students

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In this coming year of Viking sports we have a diverse of individuals on the golf team. From talented returning players seeking a state berth to hopeful beginners discovering the great joys of golf, the Orcas Island Golf team is out on the course ready for their matches to begin. Led by Coach Dan Drake, co-captain William Coe and Roo Smith, the team is feeling optimistic about their enjoyment levels on the course. The match at Similk on March 18 looks like the start of a great season. We played with some great golfer including ourselves, learned a lot, and had a lot of fun at the course. Playing with

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Viking golfers Tara Dobos, Jo Gudgell, Luke Bronn, Keith Light, Roo Smith and William Coe. people from other schools helped our performance and created new relationships. The other students were very encouraging and offered a lot of help to some of the new players. From first match nerves to the seasoned veterans, the Vikings Golf Team looked

First regatta for rowing Marty Zier photo

Left: Rowers Devon Mann and Melanie Flint.

April 5th ~ 6th We are getting really yummy with our pear-centric food crawl. Bring your appetite and your sense of adventure and take a trip though flavor-town! SPRING SENSATIONS EVENTS: ALL MONTH! Pear map to all things pear-fectly delicious in town April 5

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April 5

Dinner & La Boheme

and acted like professionals out on the course. Overall, the Viking team started off a great season enjoying an outstanding game. All players are very excited about the golf season to take off, and are prepared to do whatever it takes to have a great time.

by MARTY ZIER Sports contributor

Orcas Island Rowing hosted the Lake Stevens Rowing Club for the first spring regatta of the season held at the OIR Boathouse at Cascade Lake while the IslandMadness Indoor Rowing Fest took place the next day at Camp Orkila last weekend. Races Saturday afternoon included 500 meter 2x races with Novice Boy's Luke Pietsch and Henry McMurry finishing a strong 2nd while Novice Girl's Anneke Fleming and Joie Zier rowed hard 3rd. In the Varsity Girl's 2x, Melanie Flint and

Deven Mann finished 2nd while Gunnar Sandwith and Charlie Holmes finished 4th in the Varsity Boy's. In the 500 meter 1x races, Mann had an impressive first place Varsity Girl's finish with Flint and Zonia Darnall pulling third and fourth while Jay Zier finished first in the Varsity Men's with Kahana Pietsch and Michael Chesher finishing 2nd and 3rd. Sandwith finished 3rd in the Lightweight Boys. In the 1000 meter Varsity Boy's 4x, Orcas finished 1st with Holmes, Jay Zier, K Pietsch and Chesher stretching out an impressive race. Sunday morning at Camp Orkila, all rowers challenged themselves in the IMIRF, where rowers raced 2,000 meters for their personal best time on a rowing machine known as an erg. Jay Zier had the fastest time for all boys with a 6:57 while Joie Zier had the fastest time for OIRA girls with an 8:18.

April 12 Total Experience Gospel Choir April 12 Leavenworth Ale-Fest April 17 Music at the Mountain April 19 Easter Egg Hunt April 19 Icicle Creek Chamber Players April 20 Easter Bruch at Sleeping Lady April 26 Dinner & Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte April 27 Earth Day Community Fair

Multiple route bicycle tour of Lopez Island followed by lunch, music & beer garden

Check our website for details & registration Presented by Lopez Chamber of Commerce with our generous business sponsors - Lopez Village Market, Galley Restaurant & Lopez Islander Resort

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014

The Islands’ Sounder •

Island Living

From the moors of Scotland Battlefield Band to perform on the main stage by CALI BAGBY


Staff reporter

attlefield Band, founded by a group of friends in 1969 and named after the “Battlefield” area of Glasgow, has toured and performed throughout the world for more than 40 years. The band is currently made up of Ewen Henderson, Sean O’Donnell, Alasdair White and Mike Katz. They will perform at Orcas Center on the main stage, Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. There will be “Burgers & Brew” from the Lower Tavern at 5:30 p.m. before the show. Tickets are $25 or $19 Orcas Center members or $11 students. Tickets are available at The event is sponsored by WESTAF. The Sounder caught up with Katz last week to find out more about his music and experiences as a Battlefield Band member. He plays the Highland bagpipes, small pipes, whistles, bouzouki, guitar and bass.

Originally from L.A., Katz moved to Scotland at age 18 to study at Edinburgh University and put down roots, remaining there ever since. He played in the Scottish Gas Pipe Band and Ceolbeg before joining Battlefield Band. He joined Battlefield Band in late 1997. Sounder: Why is it important to bridge the old music to the new? MK: I think this is an attempt to impress upon people that there is a continuous link culturally between music played in Scotland – or any culture for that matter – in the distant past and what is written and played in the modern day. This richness of what we have in a culture currently takes its depth from the variety and width of endeavor which proceeds it. Picasso for example, understood “conventional” art techniques and could draw realistic pictures and it is through that knowledge that he arrived at what he eventually produced. Without the past you have no future.   

Sounder: What drew you to Scottish folk music? MK: I have played the pipes since I was 10 years old but it was only really when I was playing in Edinburgh in a pipe band in the early 1990s that I was introduced to lots of Scottish and Irish traditional music out with the piping tradition. My mother also does have some old Irish piping records, which I have listened to since I was a kid. Sounder: What’s the longest period you have been separated from your bagpipes? MK: Three weeks on a holiday once or twice. Sounder: How has your time growing up in California affected your music? MK: I don’t really know what affect growing up in California had on my piping but certainly playing other kinds of music informs the way I think. Making up raucous music with my pals taught me how to put things together. Just playing “stream of con-

sciousness” music – most of which is of no interest – occasionally gave me good ideas. For more information about the Battlefield Band visit their websiste at or visit

Celtic music workshop The Battlefield Band’s workshop “The Elements and History of Celtic Music” is on Saturday, April 5 at 4 p.m. on Center Stage of Orcas Center. Free with ticket purchase to the evening concert or $10 at the door. For info, email sparks at sparks@

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Attention home brewers Spring cleaning: donate to

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Previous winners Rachel Bishop, Jim Litch and Bob Vietzke. It's time to start preparing your home brewed cider or mead to beat last year's Best Orcas Brew. The competition last year to beat Bob Vietzke was intense. Eleven Orcas Island home brewers of ciders and meads entered a total of 16 varieties that took our professional judges from Adytum and Snow Drift Cideries a long time to decide who would win the coveted Crow Valley plates. But, after all was said and done, Bob was beaten out by Jim Litch and Rachel Bishop who took #1 with

a 2012 cider made from a blend of apples and Asian pear. You can bet, Bob is going to try again! The Orcas Home Brew Competition, open only to Orcas Island home brewers, is part of the Annual Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival that will be held this year on the Eastsound Village Green from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. alongside the Farmers Market. Just bring one bottle of your best cider or mead home made brews to the Home Brew Competition tent by 1 p.m. on Saturday May

10. Competition will begin about 2 p.m. In the main tasting tent from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., up to 15 Northwest hard cider and mead producers including Shilling, Seattle Cider, Finnriver, Sky River, Alpenfire, Honey Moon, Blue Mountain, Bull Run, Honey Run, Tieton Cider Works, Westcott Bay, Reverend Nat’s, Adytum and 2 Towns will be offering up 50-60 varieties of ciders and meads produced in the Great Northwest. Adults over 21 may enter the tent to sample their amazing ciders and meads for an admission fee starting at just $5. The event is organized by and net proceeds benefit the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program.

Time for tennis Tennis season is drawing near and now is the time for interested players, parents, community members and school coaches to take a look at the scheduling opportunities and use of the Buck Park tennis courts. At noon on Wednesday, March 26, in the Parks and Recreation Office (located in the Funhouse) there will be a meeting to discuss the courts and share ideas for summer tennis activities. This is co-sponsored by Orcas Island Parks and Recreation and the Buck Park Tennis Association. Call Parks and Rec. director Marcia West at 376-7275 for more information.

Granny’s Attic sale

Granny’s Attic will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. Volunteers will be collecting items every Tuesday until April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the senior center. They don’t accept clothing or appliances. The only books allowed are cook books, children’s books and table top books. If you have furniture to donate, call Jane Heisinger at 376-2677.

Junior sailing report

Back row, left to right: Ronan Rankin, Dominick Wareham, Axel Greening,Wylie Kau, Taj Howe, Quin Freedman and Michael Chesher. Front row, left to right: Matia Schwartz, Lilly Miller, Halle Thompson, Maggie Toombs and Kaya Osborne. Spring has sprung and the sun and wind showed up Sunday March 23 at the Sail Sand Point combined division regatta. Thirty boats were on the starting line for each race, making it the biggest fleet the Orcas Team has seen this season. Twelve light wind races were completed over the two day event; highlights for the team were a fourth place finish in gold and a sixth place finish in silver. The team travels to Port Angeles March 29 and to Lopez for Island’s Cup, April 5 and 6. Annalies Schuh and Jules Mann will be back as instructors for the Junior Summer Sailing lessons. It is really great to have them both back on board for another season! It is time to start signing up for lessons now and online registration can be found here at Jr_sailing_registration_form.php . Middle School Spring Exploratory classes begin in April, with Annalies Schuh and Bob Brunuis returning again to lend their expertise to help make it all happen. This program is great introduction to sailing to the middle school students, many exploratory students move on join the high school team.

Homeless in San Juan County This year’s “Point-InTime” count of persons without housing in San Juan County identified 65 people. Forty-four of those people, including chil-

dren and disabled persons, were living out of doors, in vehicles, or in abandoned buildings. The remaining 21 people were staying in temporary, unstable living

arrangements, often with friends or family. The state mandated count was conducted on Thursday, Jan. 23. Agencies not open on the day of the count were authorized to conduct the survey on their business day closest to January 23. Count organizers and volunteers worked with local family resource centers, food banks, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff ’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count was initiated by the State of Washington in 2005 (RCW43. 185C). Results of previous counts can be viewed at: housing/Homeless/Pages/ Annual-Point-In-TimeCount.aspx.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder


No arrests in vandalism; reward grows The case remains unresolved and active, and the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for a recent episode of vandalism in Friday Harbor has grown. The reward fund has reached $2,700. Contributions include $500 from Rock Island Technology Solutions and $500 from the Friday Harbor. Anyone with info is asked to call the sheriff ’s office at 378-4151; the sheriff ’s office also has an anonymous tip line, 370-7629. Contact Duncan Wilson, town administrator, with questions about the Reward Fund, 378-2810.


Drop off items Tuesdays until April 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Orcas Senior Center. If you have furniture to donate, call Jane at 3762677.


your own lunch, meet with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue for discussion about operations, the levy, and participate in an optional “Five Minute Hands Only CPR Class,” noon to 1:30 p.m.


Concert, 1 p.m., Adventist Fellowship Church.


Community Hall. Suggested $10 donation at the door. Dana will be touring throughout Washington and B.C. with his new album

“The Great Salish Sea.” For info, call 378-2319 or visit

to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.


LET’S TALK FOOD: 11 a.m. - 12


AL-ANON: 5:30 p.m., Benson

rec volleyball indoors. Play every Sunday, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., Old Gym, $2.

p.m., Orcas Public library. For more info or to schedule a coaching session contact Daniel directly 206-718-7078 or visit:

MARCH 31, APRIL 1 LIONS HEALTH SCREENING: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, Prune Alley, in front of Island Market any Orcas Lion, or call 376-5333.

APRIL ONGOING PIZZA NIGHT: Doe Bay pizza night benefits the Orcas Animal Shelter for the month of April. The money will help feed and care for lost or unwanted animals until loving homes can be found for them.

SAT, APRIL 5 OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Orcas Montessori School. The school is now accepting applications for fall enrollment for children aged two to six. For more info, call Teresa at 376-5350.



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.


6:30 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. AA FOR MEN: 7-8 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. KIWANIS: Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Church Family Center.

WEDS. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. LIONS CLUB: Weekly lunch, 11:45 a.m., Legion. ANSWERS IN THE HEART: An S.L.A.A. 12 step recovery group, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Benson Hall, Episcopal Church, Eastsound. Open meeting. Info:



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Orcas Island

BIRD & WILDLIFE festival

April 10 • Kickoff Dinner Thor Hanson, speaker

April 11 & 12 • Festival Events Walks, talks, workshops, wildlife marine tours, and activities for everyone



Community Church Family Center, noon. Also 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.


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Friday, March 28 at 7 pm:

”The Apple of Our Eye”. How should we respond to the possibilities and temptations contained in our smart phones? Can we cultivate our call to create rather than merely consume?  

Saturday, March 29 at 9 am:

Celtic Worship with Jeff Johnson and Wendy Goodwin. 10 am: “More than Metrics”. In the online world, you are what you click. How do we get beyond the filter bubbles created by Google, Amazon, and Netflix to something deeper? What will it take for us to see ourselves and each other? 7 pm: “Our Social Selves”. From Facebook and Instagram to Twitter and YouTube, social media allows us to aggregate friends and followers into an audience. What does it mean to join an online community? How do we care for others in an age of digital discipleship?

Sunday, March 30 9:30 am:

“Faith and the Telos of Technology”. Where is technology heading? From hip replacements to pacemakers to hearing aids, we’re all becoming cyborgs enhanced by technological upgrades.  How do the values of technological efficiency (fast, cheap, convenient) square with faith? Admission is free; suggested donation of $80 for the weekend or $25 per session. All lectures will be held at the Orcas Island Community Church. Visit or call 376-6422 (M-F, 20-3) for more information.

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The WSU Master Gardeners’ Spring Gardening Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at Friday Harbor Middle School on San Juan Island. The theme “Sustainable Gardening in Your Own Backyard,” will be a common element in all presentations. Keynote speaker Erin Benzakein founder of Floret Flower Farm in Mount Vernon, organic farmer, floral designer, writer and popular blogger will talk about her adventures with sustainable flower gardening in the Pacific Northwest. 15 more workshops are scheduled throughout the day, ranging in topics from Rain Gardens, Bees, and Cottage Gardens to Preserving Your Garden Bounty, Landscaping with Native Ferns, and Growing Tomatoes. Tickets are $35 with advance registration or $45 at the door. Workshop reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration available starting March 15. Call WSU Extension at 378-4414 or go to for more info and registration forms.


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Excellent Opportunity for someone! 4 BR, 1.5 BA home for sale to be move locally on San Juan Island. This home has recently become available, wood sided, low roof for easy moving, thermal windows, great open floor plan. Best of all, the price to buy and move this house is only $40,000 OBO. Please contact your local Nickel Bros. office for details at 1-425257-2097 or toll free at 1-866-920-BROS Call soon!!

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and responding with our own writing. “By sharing our responses and insights, we will increase our awareness of how a poem works, and in this way, develop our own talents as writers and readers of poetry,” Moldoff said. All are welcome – poets and poetry lovers, experienced and beginners. The fee is $20 for copying costs and a donation to the library. Checks are payable to JoEllen Moldoff at the first session. There is no pre-registration.


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Orcas Library. “Through poetry we are brought face to face with our world and we plunge deeply into ourselves, to a place where we sense the full value of the meanings of emotions and ideas… and understand, in the glimpse of a moment the freshness of things and their possibilities,” wrote Muriel Rukeyser. In this class, they will explore this idea by reading the work of a different poet each week: reading poems, discussing craft,

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PRISTINE HAT Island Lot on Sunny Side, near the Golf Course. One quarter acre ready to build with water and power at the street and OK perk. Marina, Sandy Beaches, Tranquility, In a Rain Shadow. $8,200. Call Jon & Karen Rypdahl at Hat Island R.E. Inc, 877-949-9468 or Howie at 425-760-9336.

FULLY FURNISHED Cozy Studio Apt over looking a beautiful bay! Features beach access! Covered patio and own entry on Obstruction Pass Rd. No pets. No smoking. $600 a month. Year round. Plus cable and electric. First, last & $200 refundable cleaning deposit. By appointment 360-376-2472.

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has been awarded Federal funds under the FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter program (EFSP) in the amount of $3252 to be distributed locally by emergency food and shelter programs. A local board will determine the awards. Recipients must be nonprofit, practice non-discrimination, have accounting systems, and have demonstrated abilities to distribute food and shelter assistance in the past. The Lopez & SJI Family Resource Centers and Orcas Family Connections have previously dispersed funds. Please apply in writing to: UWSJC, Attn: Martha Huleatte, PO Box 3181, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For information call: 360-378-2894. Deadline is April 2nd.

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LEAD TEACHERS If you enjoy rewarding work and making a positive difference in a child’s life, join our family. Children’s House is seeking exceptional teachers (full- and part-time) for our growing Early Learning program. For details go to EOE Employment General

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Friday Harbor’s community newspapers seek an enthusiastic, creative individual to work with local businesses. Successful candidate must be dependable, detailoriented, possess exceptional customer service skills and enjoy working in a team environment. Previous sales experience a plus; reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer a solid base plus commission, work expense reimbursement, excellent health benefits, paid vacation, sick and holidays, 401K and a great work environment with opportunity to advance. EOE. Send resume with cover letter in PDF or Text format to or mail to Sound Publishing, Inc, 11323 Commando Rd. W, Main Unit, Everett, WA 98204

Café Cashier / Server Lime Kiln Café Roche Harbor’s only breakfast, lunch, & dinner restaurant seeks experienced Cashier/Server; year-round, 40 hrs F/T-P/T, available weekends/holidays; Outgoing, enjoy meeting / serving guests, take pride in creating friendly guest environment; sense of urgency with hands-on approach; 2-3 years in fast paced restaurant required; $ DOE; Start ASAP: Please submit on-line app avail at: www.fbjobs@roche to Hiring Manager (360) 298-0684 EOE

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REPORTER The award-winning newspaper Journal of the San Juans is seeking an energetic, detailed-oriented reporter to write articles and features. Experience in photography and Adobe InDesign preferred. Applicants must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics. Must relocate to Friday Harbor, WA. This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE . No calls please. Send resume with cover letter, three or more non-returnable clips in PDF or Text format and references to or mail to: HR/GARJSJ Sound Publishing, Inc. 11323 Commando Rd W, Main Unit Everett, WA 98204 Get the ball rolling... Call 800-388-2527 today.

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LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants. 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR School Nurse Substitute

The Orcas Hotel is now hiring full and part time positions for Wait Staff and Dishwasher/Prep Cooks.

Accepting applications until filled. For information or an application packet please contact Christina at 360.468.2202 ext 2300 or AA/EOE

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REPORTER The Covington/Maple Valley Reporter, a division of Sound Publishing Inc. is seeking a seasoned general assignment reporter with writing experience and photography skills. This is a senior position and is based out of the Covington office. The primary coverage will be city government, business, sports, general assignment stories; and may include arts coverage. Schedule includes evening and/or weekend work. As a Reporter for Sound Publishing, you will be expected to: generate 8-10 by-line stories per week; use a digital camera to take photographs of the stories you cover; post on the publication’s web site; blog and use Twitter on the web; layout pages, using InDesign; shoot and edit videos for the web. The most highly valued traits are: commitment to community journalism and everything from short, brieftype stories about people and events to examining issues facing the community; to be inquisitive and resourceful in the coverage of assigned beats; to be comfortable producing five bylined stories a week; the ability to write stories that are tight and to the point; to be a motivated self-starter; to be able to establish a rapport with the community. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Minimum of two years of previous newspaper experience is required. Position also requires use of personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) Email us your cover letter, resume, and include five examples of your best work showcasing your reporting skills and writing chops to:

or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue S. Kent, WA 98032, ATTN: HR/COV Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Check out our website to find out more about us! Vacation Rental Housekeepers Needed for spring & summer. Must have own transportation, be reliable and available to work all days of the week. This is an independent contractor position with competitive compensation + company provided L&I coverage. Pick up application at the 18 Haven Road Windermere Real estate office (upstairs), or call Becky, (360)376-6208 ext. 260. Employment Transportation/Drivers

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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

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Notice to Contractors Washington State Law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current department of Labor and Industries registration number in the advertisement. Failure to obtain a certificate of registration from L&I or show the registration number in all advertising will result in a fine up to $5000 against the unregistered contractor. For more information, call Labor and Industries Specialty Compliance Services Division at 1-800-647-0982 or check L&Is internet site at Professional Services Legal Services

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NOTICE Washington State law requires wood sellers to provide an invoice (receipt) that shows the seller’s and buyer’s name and address and the date delivered. The invoice should also state the price, the quantity delivered and the quantity upon which the price is based. There should be a statement on the type and quality of the wood. When you buy firewood write the seller’s phone number and the license plate number of the delivery vehicle. The legal measure for firewood in Washington is the cord or a fraction of a cord. Estimate a cord by visualizing a four-foot by eight-foot space filled with wood to a height of four feet. Most long bed pickup trucks have beds that are close to the four-foot by 8-foot dimension. To make a firewood complaint, call 360-9021857. WeightsMeasures/Fire woodinformation.aspx


REFRIGERATOR GE, 25 Cubic foot, side x side, black, ice & water in door, like new $598. WASHER Frigidare, HE, front loading, stainless steele drum, like new $379 DRYER, GE Adora HE, top of line, propane or natural gas, also like new! $298 (360)3707795

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AT&T U-Verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 1800-256-5149 Visit our web site for great deals DirectTV - 2 Year Savings Event! Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only DirecTV gives you 2 YEARS of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 1-800279-3018 Discover the Satellite TV Difference! Lower cost, Better Quality, More Choices. Packages starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers. CALL NOW!! 877-388-8575

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Twin bed, very good cond, $25; Director’s chair, perfect condition, $15. Call after 5pm 360468-3991. Mail Order

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CARS/TRUCKS wanted! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Makes!. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call 1-800-959-8518

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READY FOR Summer Family Fun! 24’ Bayliner Ciera, 2006. Inboard/ Outboard. Just 390 Hours on the 5.0 Mercruiser Engine. Full Head, Kitchen, Sleeps Four. Dual Axle Trailer, 8’ Zodiac. $35,000 OBO. Pictures Upon Request. 360-678-9129 (Coupeville, Whidbey Island)

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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.

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. If developed the property address is: 257 Tennis Ave., Lopez Island, WA 98261 The sale of the above described property is to take place: Time: 10:00 am

Date: Friday, April 18th, 2014 Place: Inside Main Entrance, San Juan County Courthouse, 96 Second St. N., Friday Harbor, WA The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $20,679.88 together with interest, costs, and fees before the sale date. For any questions contact 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. SJ548352 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. March 19th and 26th, 2014 and April 2nd and 9th, 2014.


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Other Existing Date of Date Required Environmental Application Complete Permits* Documents

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Change of use from Ledger Investments LLC 251541011, 262 Building unheated storage c/o Joseph Greene Stormwater Weeks Road, Lopez permit; 3/4/2014 3/4/14 Exempt NA 4/16/14 ---space to retail and PO Box 129 plan Island SWMP office use Lopez, WA 98261 363250001, between Richard Pederson, PSEPA0Clear for future 312 and 396 Miller 475 Green Way, 3/17/14 3/17/14 FPA DNS 4/10/14 4/10/14 14-0003 home site Road, San Juan Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Install underground Various roadside Duane Taylor, water lines and parcels on Upright North Lopez Water Service, PSEPA0small pump station, head reaching as far 2/4/14 3/10/14 Building DNS 4/9/14 371 Hilltop Way, 14-0001 to consolidate 5 south as 251223003, Lopez WA 98261 water systems. Lopez SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring Application Comments: Any file may be examined by NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant to comment on the Threshold appointment during regular business hours at the San meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the adverse impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination can do so by Juan County Community Development & Planning at 135 Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting Determination pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An submitting a written statement to Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Anyone desiring to room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Environmental Impact Statement will not be required under Section CD&P, P. O. Box 947 (135 Rhone comment on the Notice of Application can do so by Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. This determination was made after review of the Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 submitting a written statement to CD&P at P. O. Box 947, desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a environmental checklist and other environmental information on file at no later than the comment date Friday Harbor, WA 98250, no later than the end date for statement in writing to CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Community Development and Planning (CD&P). The County has specified above. The Threshold project comments specified above. Anyone who desires Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be determined that the requirements for environmental analysis, protection, Determination may be appealed by to provide testimony in a public hearing or desires a copy submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for and mitigation measures have been adequately addressed in the submitting a written statement of of the decision for this project may do so by contacting this hearing may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 development regulations and comprehensive plan adopted under Chapter appeal along with the basis for the CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this project may be days prior to the public hearing.. 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, state, or federal laws or rules, appeal and a fee to CD&P within 21 obtained from CD&P generally 7 days prior to the public * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and Section 197-11-158 WAC, days after the end of the SEPA hearing. (360) 378-2354 * (360) 378-2116 ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B. .- Suggested Project or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. comment period. Fax (360) 378-3922 * Comments End Date PPROV0 -14-0003

NOTICE OF DECISIONS: Hearing Examiner decisions are posted on the County website at: LEGAL NO. SJ1013141 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, MARCH 26, 2014


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Orcas Island School District is requesting sealed bids for the 2012 Bond Project - Addition and Renovation, located at 557 School Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245. Estimated value of the work is approximately $7,500,000. Drawing and specs can be obtained through PlanWell at ARC, 2730 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle 98134. The bid documents will also be posted electronically at to click on Public Plan Room and Builders Exchange. Inquiries can be sent to or 206-622-6000. Files will be available March 27, 2014. An Optional Pre-Bid walk through is scheduled on Thursday, April 3 at 2:00 pm. Bids will be accepted until Thursday,

April 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Completed and sealed bids are to be dropped off to Orcas Island School District, Admin Building at 557 School Road, Eastsound 98245. Please make bids attention to: Barbara Kline, Superintendent, Orcas Island School District Orcas Island School District reserves the right to reject bids and postpone the award of contract. The dates of publication in the Sounder are: March 19 and March 26. For information please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-782-8700 or Dated this 12th day March, 2014 Orcas Island School District LEGAL NO. S549671 Published: The Islands’ Sounder March 19, 26, 2014.

STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE AN EXISTING WATER RIGHT TAKE NOTICE: That San Juan Fairways #3 owners Association of Friday Harbor, Washington on March 6, 1995 under Application No. G1-27588 filed for a permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from two wells in the amount of 48 gallons per minute (gpm) each year, for multiple domestic supply. The sources of the proposed appropriations are located in NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Section 26, Township 35N, Range 3W W.M., San Juan County Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections: protests must be accompa-

nied with a fifty-dollar ($50.00) recording fee (PLEASE REMIT CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY) and filed with the Department of Ecology at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from March 26, 2014. Department of Ecology Northwest Regional Office 3190 - 160th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98008 LEGAL NO. SJ549662 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder March 19, 26, 2014.

The Committee on Nominations has selected the following candidates to run for election in District 1: Vincent Dauciunas (incumbent); Glenna Hall (incumbent); Bryan Hoyer, Doug Rowan and John Sheehan. In addition, Don A. Galt Sr. and Steve Hudson were nominated by petition. All members will vote either by mail, online or at the annual meeting May 3, 2014. For more information LEGAL NO. SJ551048 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. March 26, 2014.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder

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Lower Tavern Lunch & Dinner Opens daily at 11 am Food to 10 pm (Sun – Thurs) Food to 11 pm (Fri & Sat) 46 Prune Alley 376-4848 Mijitas Mexican Kitchen Open Tuesday-Saturday 4pm Happy Hour 4-5:30 pm (Tue-Sat) 310 A. Street (at N. Beach Rd) 376-6722

Enzos Caffe Open daily 7:30 to 4 pm Creperie open Sat & Sun from 9 to 3 pm N. Beach Rd 376-3732

The Madrona Bar & Grill Lunch & Dinner 11:30 am – 9 pm (Sun - Thurs) 11:30 am - 10 pm (Fri & Sat) 3 pm - 6 pm Happy Hour (M-F) 310 Main Street 376-7171

Inn at Ship Bay 5 pm Lounge 5:30 pm Dining Room Thurs, Fri & Saturdays 326 Olga Road 376-5886

Pizzeria Portofino Dine-In/ Take-Out Open Daily for lunch & dinner at 12:30 pm, Weds - Sun Closed Mon & Tues 274 A St (Off N. Beach Rd.) 376-2085

Rosario Resort & Spa The Mansion Restaurant & Moran Lounge Wed - Thurs 5 pm - 9 pm Friday 3 pm - 9 pm Sat & Sun 8 am - 11 am, Noon - 9 pm Happy Hr. Fri. & Sat. 3 pm - 5 pm 376-2222

Tee-Jay’s Tacos/ Oddfellows Tacos, burritos, rice & beans Thursday Noon-7 pm Friday Noon-7 pm 376-6337 White Horse Pub Weds - Sat 11:30 am to midnight Sunday - Tues 3 pm midnight Food served til’ 10 pm every day except Sunday until 9 pm 246 Main Street 376-PUBS

WEST SOUND West Sound Cafe (376-4440) Dinner 4362 Crow Valley Road 5 pm – 9 pm (Wed-Sat)

ORCAS LANDING Orcas Hotel Octavia’s Bistro Mon-Sunday Bar 4 to 9 pm Dinner 5 to 8:30 pm Orcas Hotel Cafe Mon-Thurs 6 am to 5:30 pm Fri-Sun 6 am to 6:30 pm 376-4300

To advertise, call Colleen @ 376-4500 Cost: $12 per listing, 6 lines max.

Bubba here. I want to put my two cents in about this adoption business. I just got to the shelter, and they’re really nice to me, taking me on walks and giving me leash training, which I guess I need. But you really should consider adopting a dog for your companion. I like kids, cats and other dogs. What could be better than that? Come any day from 2 to 5 p.m., call 376-6777, or check the website at

Prices effective: 3/26 thru 4/1 See this week’s insert for more! Open Mon - Sat 8 am to 9pm, Sun 10am - 8pm

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Pam Cooking Spray

Carnation Evaporated Milk

Selected Varieties



5 oz.

Honey Bunches of Oats Honey or Almond



18 oz.

Selected Varieties



12 oz.

Hint Water



16 oz.

Islands' Sounder, March 26, 2014  
Islands' Sounder, March 26, 2014  

March 26, 2014 edition of the Islands' Sounder