Not only do octopuses have souls, author Sy Montgomery told her Maple Hall audience of 120 October 8, but humanity’s successful future lies in realizing “how great the world is and how lucky we are to be alive on this planet.” The mid-career author ended her talk on the note of a minister rather than the slight librarian she appears to be.
EATING LOCAL: TEACHING BY EXAMPLE – It doesn’t get any more basic than this: students, teachers and a sign in the school cafeteria celebrating the bountiful harvest from Skagit Valley fields in their lunch meals the first week of October. – Photo courtesy of Georgia Johnson
La Conner farmer Dave Hedlin drives a pickup truck, a tractor, and a variety of farm equipment. The much less visible seat he sits in is as a board member of Northwest Farm Credit Services, a financial cooperative that’s part of the Farm Credit System.Hedlin is one of 11 elected members of the board of directors. For three years, ending in 2017, he...
THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE – Shani Taha, at microphone, center, had extra motivation for participating at the League of Women Voters’ Charter forum Monday: The greater La Connerite is running for District 1 Freeholder. Meet her at the candidates forum Thursday at Maple Hall, 7 p.m. – Photo by Ken Stern
A standing room only crowd of about 125 people attended the two-hour public forum on the County charter government initiative, during which Dr. Richard Fralick of Orcas Island outlined the process taken by San Juan County 15 years ago when it changed from a commission to charter form of government.