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Whidbey Telecom receives $1 million Community Connect Grant

Whidbey Telecom hosted a local and virtual celebration on January 19 at the Point Roberts Community Center for a $1 million Community Connect Grant they received to construct a nine-mile fiber-to-the-premises system to benefit 358 residents and three business in Point Roberts. A presentation will be made at tonight’s PRCAC Zoom meeting at 7 p.m.
POINT ROBERTS, WA
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Local Sculpture Artists Defined at Artists’ Registry Show

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Over 80 local artists are participating in this year’s Artists Registry (AR) show at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). Notably, 19 sculpture artists submitted pieces, some well-known and others showing their work for the first time. One...
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
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Karen Isabelle Lamb | Passages

Karen I Jones Lamb died at her home on Decatur on January 10, 2022. Karen was born on January 23, 1945, to William and Emma Jones of Decatur. She spent most of her childhood on Decatur and attended the University of Washington. In 1968 she met and married George Lamb. She graduated from Seattle Pacific in 1970 with a degree in education.
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
Islands Sounder

New year, clean closet | Make a difference

Submitted by the Orcas Community Resource Center. Are you interested in the idea of cleaning out your closet and making a difference? Now is a perfect time!. The Orcas Community Resource Center has an account at Sequel Consignment Shop in Eastsound. Our community needs your help as our balance is running low! Gently used clothing, shoes and accessories can be taken to Sequel with a request that any credit from those sales be placed on the Orcas Community Resource Center account.
EASTSOUND, WA
Islands Sounder

Sail Orcas team is back and growing fast

When I finished my instructor course for teaching sailing, I was asked which program I thought I might want to work for. My answer, without pause, was Orcas. Having spent years in the sailing community, I was drawn to Orcas for a number of reasons. At every event, youth and adult, their sailors seemed to have the most fun, but what was more impressive to me was how well they did in spite of being from such a small population.
EASTSOUND, WA
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Andrea Hendrick

Andrea Hendrick passed away peacefully at home on Orcas Island on June 10, 2021. Andrea was raised on the East Coast and went to art school at Syracuse University and George Washington University. She married Hugh Hendrick. Andrea and Hugh spent the Korean War in Germany, taking the opportunity to travel extensively through Europe, before returning to move West to Seattle where they started a family. In the early 1960’s, Andrea and Hugh moved to the Bay Area, living in Marin County and Palo Alto. While vacationing on Orcas Island in 1996, Andrea and Hugh were swept off their feet by the natural beauty, cultural offerings, and people of Orcas Island and purchased a house before leaving the island. They returned to Orcas Island the following summer as permanent residents. Andrea is survived by two daughters, Wendy Hiester (Andy) and Erica Bee; and is survived by grandchildren Liz, James, Eve, and Caleb; and great-grandchildren Noah and Silas. She is predeceased by husband Hugh.
EASTSOUND, WA
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Desiree “Ticker” Schaltenbrand1928-2022

Desiree Isolde “Ticker” Schaltenbrand passed away on January 9, 2022, only three weeks after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. She died at her home on San Juan Island, Washington, surrounded by heartbroken family and friends. Desiree was born in Lynbrook, New York, on January 19, 1928, to...
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
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Skagit Valley Herald

Anacortes High School principal shares thoughts in Q&A

It’s been more than six months since Daniel Williams took the position of Anacortes High School principal. Williams, a native Southerner, came here from New York. What drew him to this small town across the country?. Williams says it was an opportunity — to move to the West Coast,...
ANACORTES, WA
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Friday Harbor High School students lend a hand to the community

A small classroom is making a big difference in the community. High school teacher Jenny Wilson has been leading a community projects class. She is in her 11th year with Friday Harbor High School and has been a teacher for 40 years. “It’s great for the students to do something...
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
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Commission seats open up at fire, hospital districts

There looks to be an opportunity for a budding politician to step up and put their name forward to be appointed to one of our local districts. Two sitting commissioners, one at the fire district and the other at the hospital district, have announced their intention to resign their seats.
POINT ROBERTS, WA
Skagit Valley Herald

Police Blotter: Domestic distress, broken windows and loud teens

Here are some of the calls handled by Anacortes police from Jan. 8 to Jan. 12. • Officers took a 25-year-old Anacortes resident back to his residence after receiving a call about a possible domestic incident about 2:45 a.m. on 23rd Street. Officers learned that the man had been out drinking with friends, who got tired of his actions and returned to an apartment. The man followed and began knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell incessantly. A 21-year-old Oak Harbor man advised the two had a physical confrontation, but neither wanted to press charges.
ANACORTES, WA
Skagit Valley Herald

Anacortes School District replacement levies on Feb. 8 ballot

Ballots go out this week to Anacortes voters for the Feb. 8 special election, which includes two replacement levies for the Anacortes School District. Proposition 1 (replacement of the Educational Programs and Operations Levy) and Proposition 2 (replacement of the Levy for Technology and Capital Improvements) are the only items on Anacortes ballots.
ANACORTES, WA
Skagit Valley Herald

Library features hands-on STEAM kits for all ages

Robots, caterpillars that help code, stop motion kits and more are awaiting learners of all ages at the Anacortes Public Library. Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Shell Puget Sound Refinery, just before it became the HollyFrontier Puget Sound Refinery, the library is offering STEAM kits to be checked out by patrons of all ages.
ANACORTES, WA

Out and About

Virtual and online-based events have become a key part of the cultural and entertainment landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to www.goskagit.com/local-events. n The Bellingham Folk Festival is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 20-23, a celebration of folk music and arts...
ANACORTES, WA
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Letters to The Editor: January 20-26, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “The time is always right, to do what is right.” On this, nearly all of us agree. Where we tend to drift apart, is what we think is “right.” It should be no surprise, that what most concerns the League of Women Voters (LWV), is the right to vote, as that is the cornerstone of our democracy. In the U.S., over the past 233 years, we have seen more access to voting for more of our citizens. But it has been a tough road with many potholes.
BIRCH BAY, WA
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2021 year-end statistics report to the public

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. When someone calls 911, they expect the reason they’re calling to be taken seriously, and for first responders to arrive without delay. In 2021, San Juan Island EMS responded to 1,084 calls, all of which were handled efficiently and promptly. Our statistics for 2021 reflect the hard work our agency put into ensuring every person who called 911 for EMS services on San Juan Island received quality patient care in 2021.
SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA
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Correcting the facts

The Jan. 5 edition of the San Juan Journal contained one of the most appalling pieces of sloppy, irresponsible journalism I’ve ever seen. What’s worse, it was in the “Top Stories of 2021” so it was repeating a story from last November that was totally inaccurate when it was first published. Apparently, no one at the Journal figured out in the past several weeks that it was totally wrong.
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
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