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2015 Guide to Holiday Gifting: The “Tiny Trend” Year


Yes, it’s true. Back without any readership demand whatsoever, I paused my other life-affirming activities and taken on, once more, the heavy Mantle of Gifting Consultant. If you were reading the San Juan Islander a few years back, you may remember that I offered an annual guide to holiday gifting - an essential bible for the shopper. The series was like The Great Courses in its scope and erudition.

Gluten Free Spoken Here - by Cynthia Olsen

We are so fortunate to have many gluten free food choices in Friday Harbor at Marketplace (in the Natural Foods Section) and the San Juan Island Food Co-op. Several people, on learning that I am gluten intolerant, have asked me for advice on good tasting gluten free foods for their family or friends, which is one of the reasons I wrote this. The other one being my utter delight when I found a large variety of gluten free foods here.

Sheriff Krebs: Sexual Assault Month is grim reminder

April is Sexual Assault awareness month. It is a month that for most people passes without a thought about sexual assault. But for some, it is a grim reminder of a day or days that they would rather not remember.

Appel: An Open Letter on OPALCO

In any small community personal judgments and personalities arise in disagreements and obscure the issues. But no matter how strongly we feel, in the case of OPALCO, the rules of economics are inexorable:

The Truth about Navy Electronic Warfare Training

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – The Navy has clearly and consistently explained that the introduction of mobile and fixed transmitters to enhance already-occurring training will not harm people, animals, or the environment. The following information is provided to explain the facts and counter false information that has been spread regarding the Navy’s training plans.

Harrington:PIMC Financials and the Upcoming Election

This update focuses on Peace Island Medical Center's financial results as reported to the WA Department of Health. I'm providing this as background for the upcoming election, which will include races for new hospital district board members and which may include an updated levy request for PIMC. The filing deadline for hospital board candidates is in May.

Support Jenny Rice: Wear green and attend Friday's hearing

We would like everyone to show that we’re in “Solidarity with Jenny” by wearing green, politely arriving 15 minutes before and peacefully attending the 1:30 pm hearing on Friday, February 27 in San Juan County Superior Court.

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