It is community size, not religious orientation that is the primary determinant of services available.
I do not believe that public taxes should support any religion in pursuit of its ministry, whether it is charitable, educational, or delivering health care to the public. What should be a bright line of separation between church and state is becoming blurred in our state.
I cannot express enough gratitude to the local Silver Eagle pilots, Toyota, the Skagit Valley Airport personnel, and Ernie’s Cafe for their care, concern, and support during this uncertain period.
After the ribbon cutting, take a tour around the totally transformed interior and enjoy a grand community pie potluck (with complimentary commemorative T-shirts for the first 30 to arrive with their donated pies). The Chameleons will then entertain until 6 p.m.
Thanks to the Journal for a wonderful article about the opening of our new American Camp Trail (ACT) from Spring Street to the Visitor Center. Just one correction: It was landowner Louisa (not Laura) Nishitani who cut the ribbon. Otherwise a splendid story.
Good journalism is needed now more than ever to report and inform its readers on legislative issues that impact our community. That means paying attention, and then telling us about it.
The areas in question now are massively pot-holed, not as bad as a third-world country, but for Orcas Island, one of the richest areas in the state, this is nothing less than a “Shonda”. That is Yiddish for disgrace.
Our deep appreciation goes to our committee who worked tirelessly to get the word out and coordinate the event.
I extend a sincere thank you to all who turned out in support of the San Juan Historical Museum’s Historic Home Tour on May, 18.
The Auxiliary would also like to express its deepest thanks to all those who purchased poppies during this annual Memorial Day observance, May 19-31. The poppies are made by disabled veterans and all proceed from the sales stay on-island to help support our many veterans and their families.