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March 25: Celebrate San Juan National Monument's 10th anniversary in Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor, WA – March 25 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument. President Barack Obama signed the proclamation on March 25, 2013, to preserve the “historical and cultural significance [of the islands] and enhance their unique and varied natural and scientific resources for the benefit of all Americans.”

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$53K fine issued San Juan sand and gravel mine for water quality violations

The Washington Department of Ecology is issuing a $53,000 penalty to Myron Williams, Inc., for failing to protect water quality at its mining operation at Egg Lake Quarry on San Juan Island. This business has not complied with the requirements to protect water quality that must be followed by all sand and gravel businesses, despite repeated technical assistance, warning letters, and a field penalty from Ecology inspectors.

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Mary (Molly) Frances O'Brien Killoran May 1940 - February 2023

Mary Frances was born in Buffalo, NY in May 1940. She was the first of five children born to Riley Pratt O'Brien and Mary Aspinwall O'Brien. She graduated from New Trier Township HS in Winnetka, IL in 1958 and attended Pine Manor College in MA following high school. She then returned to the Chicago area and worked as a laboratory assistant at Northwestern Medical School where she met her husband, then medical student, Sean Killoran. Sean and Molly married, lived in Chicago, London, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and were then assigned to Fort Campbell, KY during the Vietnam War. They had three children, Laura, Bridget and Alec. The family relocated to Bainbridge Island, WA in 1970.

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April 10-May 23: Introduction to Woodworking Course Offered by the EDC on Orcas Island

Those seeking an introduction to woodworking are invited to gain hands-on training through a program offered by the EDC on Orcas Island. The focus of the course will be to complete a post-and-beam shed, but standard stick framing methods will also be introduced in a related project. Students will gain a general exposure to working with wood, including safety, care and use of tools, mortis and tenon joinery, teamwork, and the construction process.

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