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In honor of Labor Day

Roche Harbor Quarry

Coopersmiths at work at Roche Harbor

Photos courtesy of San Juan Island Historical Museum Director Kevin Loftus

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Summer Drift Card Drop Will Study Oil Spill Impacts in the Salish…

Summer Drift Card Drop Will Study Oil Spill Impacts in the Salish Sea

Plywood drift cards stamped with “this could be oil” were released this week in an experiment to simulate the dispersion of an oil spill...

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Entertainment

Williams’ "A Streetcar Named Desire" Sept. 29

Williams’ "A Streetcar Named Desire" Sept. 29

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as...

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Columns

  • CHARITY CHALLENGES

    Avatar_DavidBentley

    Google “charity challenges” and you’ll be amazed. There are not just links for challenges to raise money for various charities, but there are actually several sub categories of challenges including extreme challenges, challenges abroad, challenges for kids, challenges by locations, and even summaries of challenges by year. It seems like the whole world is into charity challenges.

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  • Early Learning Lab on Tour, Comes to San Juan Island Thursday, Sept. 11

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    I love hearing about all the entertainers on tour this summer. There is Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel, just to name a few. Even the immortal Cher is back on the touring circuit with fellow 80s icon Cyndi Lauper. Count yourselves lucky if you get to see that special spectacle.

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  • How the Red-Legged frog got its name

    Avatar_SusanVernon

    It was drizzling outside - the first moisture San Juan Island had seen for some time. The gray countenance that embraced the dawn was a welcome change from an unusually long stretch of clear, dry days. I was eager to go exploring and a mid-July rain promised the possibility of finding red-legged frogs. Little did I know my quest would lead me all the way to the Smithsonian Institute.

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  • Big Waves Are Costly for Fish Trying to Stay Put

     Complex water flows, such as waves and eddies, are common in nature and play an important role in shaping aquatic communities. In shallow marine habitats, waves are ubiquitous disturbances that influence the abundance and distribution of fishes depending on their ability to move in or withstand these physical forces (Liao 2007, Webb et al. 2010).

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  • KRILL OIL VS. FISH OIL

    Avatar_MarkWEarnhart Many of our patients have been asking about krill oil lately, and since I didn’t really know how good or bad it was, I did a little search for information. What I found was really quite revealing. Manufacturers of krill oil have made many claims as to the efficacy of krill oil over fish oil. Here are a few of the claims and what I found.

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