Progress at the Olga Strawberry Building

 — by Beverly Johanson for the  the Olga Strawberry Council —  What a difference a year (or so)  makes. In late July, 2013 an arson fire seriously damaged the historic 76-year old building in Olga. In the beginning, the building  operated as a strawberry barreling plant that served the island community … Continue reading

Inaugural Line-up for Orcas Island Film Festival Announced

Off the Edge Film Festival coming in ten days!

– from Shannon Borg for Orcas Island Film Festival – Five contenders for Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film award, representing five countries and three continents, will headline at the first annual Orcas Island Film Festival – Off the Edge, to take place from October 10 to 13, 2014. Two Days, … Continue reading

Rick Larsen Meeting on Lopez to Address Growlers

Tuesday, October 7, 2 – 3 p.m., Lopez Center – from Cynthia Dilling – Tuesday, October 7, from 2-3pm,U.S. Representative Rick Larsen will listen to the Lopez community and San Juan County concerns about EA18-G Growler noise at the Lopez Center in Lopez village. Councilman Jamie Stephens is hosting this … Continue reading

Funhouse Commons Offers College Prep Presentation

Monday, September 29, 6:30 p.m., Funhouse Commons  — from Kimberley Ihlenfeldt, Program Director, Funhouse Commons – On Monday, September 29, as part of its annual College Counseling program, The Funhouse Commons will be hosting an event for parents with prospective college students at the Orcas High School Commons. The event … Continue reading

Crossroads Lecture to Explore Economic Inequality

Sunday, October 5, 4 p.m., Orcas Center – from Janice Wiemeyer, Orcas Crossroads – Economic Inequality:  American Attitudes and Political Responses, will be the next Crossroads lecture on this critical and timely subject. Leslie McCall, Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Northwestern University, will present findings of her research … Continue reading

F2C Program Visited by Cascade Culinary Students

 — by Madie Murray, Farm to Cafeteria Committee – We had the honor of being visited by nine students from the Cascade Culinary Institute located in Bend, Oregon recently. The group was led by Chef Julian Darwin who put together the journey that also included visits to The Willows on … Continue reading