Technology takes us forward, and emotionally backward.
For 25 years, Billy Davis of Camano Island has placed one phone call each year to The Herald. He’s been organizing the annual bazaar at Lost Lake for a quarter of a century.
The conversation usually goes like this:
“Hi Mr. Davis. How are things at Lost Lake?”
“Fine and dandy,” he’d say.
Then he asked for some free publicity, which The Herald is happy to provide for area bazaars.
This year brought an unexpected e-mail from Billy Davis, announcing that the Lost Lake 25th Annual Holiday Bazaar is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the clubhouse at 1649 Lake Drive on Camano Island.
It’s nice he finally got online, but also sort of sad.
He got an e-mail from the newsroom.
“We missed our annual phone call,” it said.
“I know,” Davis wrote. He said he was thinking about that, too.
Feel free to e-mail, but don’t forget The Herald has phones, too.
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Folks who want to shovel, bend and plant, for the good of salmon, are needed Saturday in Arlington.
A tree planting event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the South Fork Stillaguamish River, at the Country Charm Conservation Area.
For more information, call Kristin Marshall with the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force at 425-252-6686 or e-mail email@example.com.
Schools of chinook used to cruise the river, some 20,000 annually, but now only about 250 return each year.
One reason for the dearth of salmon in the South Fork Stillaguamish River and its tributaries is the loss of mature forest next to the waterways and in the watershed. With no trees, there is no shade, and the temperature of the water rises. That reduces the level of dissolved oxygen available for salmon to breathe.
The nonprofit Stilly-Snohomish task force works to ensure the future of salmon in the Stillaguamish Watershed.
They will be needing help planting for the next two years.
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Jet City Pizza, at 11515 State Ave., Suite C, in Marysville, will hold its grand opening at 2 this afternoon.
Owner Tristan Costa says there will be food samples and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Customers may order a gluten-free crust.
“No other company in our industry has anything like it,” Costa says.
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Volunteer guides will help those with nature passports solve adventures about the ocean, the forest and in the boathouse Saturday at Cama Beach State Park.
October Harvest Fest is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. at 1880 SW Camano Dr. on Camano Island.
Besides family nature activities, Nordic Spirit will entertain at 1 p.m. followed by Pepe and Sue Maxwell at 3 p.m. Nordic Spirit is Jeff Anderson and Jane Johnson, who play old time Scandinavian dance music. The Maxwells play folk, blues and eclectic tunes.
It’s that time of year, so folks also can decorate mini pumpkins.
Kristi O’Harran: 425-339-3451, firstname.lastname@example.org