Editorial—Yea May!

by Evie Maxwell, Staff Writer

At last! May is here and with it (we hope) will come sunny skies, slightly higher temperatures, and flowers, fruit, and veggies galore.

It’s been, as you all know, a very long winter. As a person who spent most of her life at 9600 feet in Breckenridge, Colorado, I’m here to tell you: When it gets cold in the Pacific Northwest, it feels much, MUCH colder than at least 95 percent of the time in Breckenridge. In the three years since I moved here, I have ditched the parka, snow pants, and big boots and added half-a- dozen sweatshirts, fleece turtlenecks, silk long johns, and water- proof galoshes. Yikes.

On the flip side of the move is: much, much better food; a plethora of very nice people; and spectacular scenery featuring both ocean AND mountains. (Won’t you miss the mountains? my Colorado friends asked when we announced our move. Um, nope.)

In any case, moving into May, we have a lot of things to look forward to. In this issue, you’ll find plenty of information about:

  • Gardening, via an upcoming Garden Club presentation on pollinators, plus some great information on Daphne’s from our own Eline Lybarger.
  • Whales, many of which migrate here in the springtime. (Part I of a series looks at baleens; Part II will go in depth on orcas.)
  • A whole bunch of things to do and think about, from a First Wednesday Luncheon presentation on the Community

Wellness Project to an informative piece on the history of Indian Island, all kinds of events at the library, plus a heads up for September’s Pendleton Round-Up.

And that’s just scratching the surface. So, dive into this issue. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to any comments—or suggestions for stories!—that you may have.

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