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When an event is brought back after a 15-year absence, a few quirks in the planning process are to be expected.
Editor, After reading “Board explores reserve’s message” in the Feb. 19 edition of The Examiner, I was disheartened to see that after the reserve’s 37 years of existence, the trust board is focusing its limited staff and funding resources on “What exactly is a reserve?”
Hard to believe, but not too long ago some folks on the Rock didn’t care much for mussels. The creatures disfigured dock pilings and messed up boat bottoms. Their sharp-edged shells cut your bare feet. They were tough and rubbery if you ate the big ones right off the beach. And the idea that someone would create a commercial mussel farm and plop several dozen floating platforms on pristine Penn Cove waters just off Madrona Way raised more than a few Rock hackles back in the 1970s.
Chowder aficionados don’t have to wait much longer, the Penn Cove MusselFest gets underway this weekend.
First, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team dominated the Olympic League, then it dominated the selections for all-conference honors.