Property taxes: Ponder This...
Is there anything more joyous and hopeful than Spring? The weather is warming. New leaves are bursting from the trees. The early-season rhododendrons and daffodils splash color across our yards. My sailboat is nearly ready to go back in the water, carrying dreams of magical days on San Juan Channel. Our first-half County property tax payment is due. Huh?
I try not to
"Momenta" at SJI Library April 19
Momenta, a locally produced documentary about the effects of the increase in coal transport in the Puget Sound is the next film in the free Tragedy of the Commons series at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at San Juan Island Library. Join Ken Crawbuck for a discussion afterward about this vital issue that affects all of us. Friends of the Library sponsor the refreshments.
“Eggsquisite” Fundraiser April 19Friday, 18 April 2014
The Community Art Theatre Society’s (CATS) annual Elegant Edibles on Saturday, April 19 gives islanders and guests a chance to find yummy holiday treats, try to win a Spring raffle basket, and help San Juan Community Theatre all at the same time.
The annual bake sale is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Theatre’s lobby and features dozens of homemade treats prepared
Hobie Alter (inventor of Hobie Cat) 1933-2014Friday, 11 April 2014
Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 31, 1933 in Ontario, California, he was 80 at the time of his passing.
The recently published biography “Hobie: Master of Water, Wind
Unhappy with article about CSA's role on Planning CommissionFriday, 18 April 2014
Concerning your editorial about Common Sense Alliance board members on the Planning Commission, a balanced approach to the issue would also tell readers how many members of and/or contributors to the Friends of the San Juans, which is every bit as active in advocating for and against planning issues as the CSA, are members of the Planning Commission.
But of course
After meeting at church, working together on the music team over the past year and climbing to the top of several major Cascade peaks, Aaron popped the question on July 19, 2013 after climbing to the top of 7,600 foot Crater Mountain in the North Cascades.
Dave and Elaine Kitchen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Beth Kitchen to Aaron John
CRAZY OR NOT?Sunday, 20 April 2014
The customs and traditions associated with Easter just seem crazy. Think about it. A large rabbit delivers colored chicken eggs and baskets of candy during the night. One man dies, comes back to life three days later, and then disappears again leaving billions hoping to do the same. And, if all that’s not confusing enough, there’s more than one Easter