Posted November 14, 2012 at 6:57 am by Ian Byington
Let’s see what’s going on ’round here:
• The Washington State Ferry folks have named two new ferries, using Native American names…of special note is they named one of them Tokitae, which is the name of Lolita the killer whale (here’s a link to the campaign to free her from her prison in Miami)…here’s more from WSF about the meaning of the names:
Tokitae: The first of the 144-car ferries under construction will be named Tokitae. This Coast Salish greeting means, “nice day, pretty colors” and also is the name given to an orca whale captured at Penn Cove, near Keystone, in 1970. Tokitae was brought to a marine park in Miami 40 years ago, where she was put into service as an entertainer, and re-named Lolita. She is the last survivor of the 45 Southern Resident Orcas captured in Washington state during the capture era of the 1960s and 70s. Such captures were banned in Washington state waters in 1976.
Samish: The second 144-car ferry will be named Samish. The meaning of the name is the “giving people” in proto-Salish origins. The Samish Indian Nation has held a deep-rooted respect for the traditions of sharing with its neighbors. The tribe’s historic area ranges from the mountain tops of the Cascades westerly along the hills, woodlands, and river deltas, arriving at the far western shores of the San Juan Island. The tribe’s historic lands have been inhabited for thousands of years by the ancestors of the Samish and their Coast Salish neighbors.
• Make sure you have catching the kids’ show at the Community Theatre on your schedule this weekend — Penelope Haskew does a great job with the elementary kids, and this year’s adaptation of MacBeth should be more of the same.….
• The Farmers’ Market moves inside this weekend…drop by the high school commons on Saturday from 10am — 1pm!
• You know this is the week the high school sports started winter practices for basketball & wrestling, right? Pretty promising seasons ahead for the Wolverines.…
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