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Community Events, April 2014
Their stature was small but their smiles were big. Coupeville High School cheerleaders of the future performed at halftime of the CHS girls basketball game Friday, Feb. 7.
We live in a time in which most animals are relatively small. If you think back to your exposure to the Ice Age, perhaps in elementary school, you may remember big mammals like the mastodon and the saber tooth tiger. Less famous but equally big was a deer the size of a modern elk and a beaver the size of a black bear. In sum, our ancestors – the people alive in the Ice Age – were small compared to a number of the animals around them.
Recently, one of my neighbors invited me into her gorgeous and well-tended garden to see a special flower in bloom. I happily rushed over, not just because I knew what a treat it would be to visit her garden, but because her offer had an expiration date. You see, the flower I was going to see was a Tigridia pavonia, whose blooms appear for a single day, opening in the morning, then withering away with the sunset.
Dry conditions and warm weather is prompting the Island County Fire Marshal to declare a burn ban that will start next week.