Historic Artworks Building Launches “Push to the Finish”

– by the Olga Strawberry Council Board — The Artworks Building in Olga these days is like a beehive: all the activity is humming along inside and we’re nearing the finish line. The historic strawberry barreling plant, before it was severely damaged by an arson fire in July, 2013, had … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Help Re-purpose the Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant

— by Boyd C. Pratt – I am writing to ‘nudge’ you in the direction of the Olga Strawberry Council’s “Final Push” to rebuild the Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant. Please support them in the efforts to finish restoration of this building, which is significant to the history, economy, and well-being … Continue reading

New Congress, Ongoing Commitment to the Pacific Northwest Economy

By Rep. Rick Larsen, Washington 2nd District We in the Pacific Northwest know that our part of the country is second to none. Our mountains and waters offer plentiful outdoor opportunities. Our local economy is fueled by innovative businesses and manufacturers in a variety of industries. And our communities include … Continue reading

The Time Travelers perform “Green Fields of America”

Wednesday, February 4 at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall — from Martin Arnold — America’s rich history comes alive in this unique performance that weaves together storytelling and folk music against a backdrop of original artwork inspired by the titles of early American and Celtic fiddle tunes. Traditional … Continue reading

Tales of Hoffman Streams Next Sunday

Sunday, February, 1 pm., Orcas Center – from Artha Kass – The revival of Broadway’s multiple Tony winner Barlett Sher’s exciting and innovative production of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, (Tales of Hoffman) streams live from the Metropolitan Opera to Orcas Center Sunday, February at 1:00 pm. The magnetic … Continue reading