Category Archives: GRANGE HISTORY

STRONG COFFEE, the Story of Cafe Femenino

See the film Strong Coffee, the Story of Cafe Femenino at the Grange Hall on Wednesday, March 18th. Film and discussion will start at 7PM, proceeded by a potluck at 6PM. Cafe Femenino http://www.optco.com/cafe_femenino.htm  began in 2004 when women farmers … Continue reading

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GRANGE HALLS OF WASHINGTON STATE OCTOBER 15TH

San Juan Island Grange #966 is sponsoring a program on Grange Halls of Washington State, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Grange Hall; the program begins at 7pm, preceded by a potluck at 6pm—all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  … Continue reading

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AL SUNDSTROM, PAST MASTER

San Juan Island Grange #966 is saddened by the passage of Al Sundstrom, Past Master. He was our rock and our foundation, gently reminding us of our history and encouraging us to stick to our principles. Al, you will be … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON STATE GRANGE CONVENTION 2014

Anita and I are at the 125th Washington State Grange Convention in Vancouver Washington all week, and I will try to post every evening. On the boat I got to practice my “elevator speech” to answer a local farmer’s question … Continue reading

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MAY 21 PROGRAM: HISTORY OF THE GRANGE HALL

The Grange Hall has seen a lot of local history, a lot of weddings, political meetings, birthday parties, memorials. It has been a community gathering place for over a century, changing to meet the needs of the community. Come to … Continue reading

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I-522 Presentation Wednesday Night

San Juan County is a GMO Free Zone for the growing of Genetically Modified Organisms, thanks to an initiative drive here in our islands. Should Washington State take the next step and require labeling of GMO ingredients in food? Anne … Continue reading

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

While attending the Washington State Grange Convention last week, I was repeatedly struck with the feeling that this is what our founders had in mind. We as Grangers came together as a form of “People’s Congress” to create policy for … Continue reading

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