Retired surgeon to share tales of tsunami aid

Bill McDaniel spends time getting to know many patients aboard the USNS Mercy while it was stationed in Indonesia in 2005. McDaniel joined efforts to provide aid to those injured by the tsunami and earthquake in the area. - Photo provided
  • Jan 17, 2015 at 3:00AM updated Jan 19, 2015 at 9:28AM

When Bill McDaniel was writing his book, “Faces of the Tsunami,” it wasn’t easy.


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Navigating the Trails at Joseph Whidbey State Park

Recently, I took two trips in as many days to Joseph Whidbey State Park, which, although not far from where I live, I hadn’t spent much time in the past. My husband warned: it’s wet. That turned out to be the understatement of the year. The first time, I parked in a large gravel parking...

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The Perfect Walk (Hike or Trail Run) at Goose Rock from the Parking Lot

Now that I’ve finally figured out the trail system around Goose Rock, I have decided that these are the two most ideal hikes in terms of time, effort and scenery that begin from the parking lot north of Deception Pass Bridge. Either way, you’ll need to park, display your Discover Pass, and head towards the...

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Local Robotics Teams Compete at FIRST Tech Challenge Pasteur Interleague Championship

Last Sunday, January 11, the First Tech Challenge Pasteur Interleague Championship was held at Everett High School. Twenty-nine of the thirty-two teams between Bellevue and British Columbia that qualified to participate showed up for a battle of the robots. As it was my first time attending a robotics competition, I had a lot to learn,...

Oak Harbor firefighter puts in 40 years of service and is still going strong

  • Jan 10, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jan 13, 2015 at 9:21AM

The cadence of Rich Rodgers’ voice is sharp and to the point. He carries a no-nonsense tone yet is mindful of the audience before him. Teaching first aid is serious business to Rodgers, regardless if the group that sits around a table before him on a recent January evening happens to be an inquisitive Cub Scout troop of 8- and 9-year-olds from Oak Harbor.


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