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When Bill McDaniel was writing his book, “Faces of the Tsunami,” it wasn’t easy.
Community Events, January 2015
The view from the top of Mount Erie on a clear sunny day is one of the best in the area. From the parking lot just south of Heart Lake, follow the road up about 1.7 miles to the summit, a trip that takes about ten minutes. According to my GPS watch, you’ll climb from...
I have a confession. I…am…a…cat lover. There. I said it. No offense to dogs, which I also love (even a certain sweet, hyperactive Cairn terrier that would rather chase a ball for an hour than spend five minutes on my lap), but if I had to make the pet version of Sophie’s Choice, I’d be...
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...
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.