Guest Editorial: What the School Renovation Means to Farm to Cafeteria

School Cafeteria Staff Extraordinaire

— by Madie Murray, F2C Coordinator– I guess it would be more appropriate to say what it means to me! The amazing transformation of the entire public school campus is, by itself, awe-inspiring. But for me, what has occurred in the school cafeteria, old home ec and old science rooms … Continue reading

We Did It! and Orcas School District Begins a New Era

Some of the community that came out to celebrate the 2012 School Bond Project.

— by Margie Doyle — The Orcas Community came out en masse to the ribbon cutting ceremonies of the 2012 Bond Reconstruction Project on Aug. 29, a rainy, blustery afternoon. But the power came back on as dignitaries such as State Senator Kevin Ranker, former and current School Board Members, … Continue reading

Chair Yoga Now Twice a Week

Chair Yoga at the Senior Center now twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays

 — from Sara Dailey-Smith — Chair Yoga returns to the Senior Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, starting Sept 1, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. This gentle way of practicing yoga eases tensions acquired from challenges of everyday life stresses or chronic disease. One’s limitations are considered and adapted, … Continue reading

Sign Up to Volunteer for Fall Park & Rec Programs

Pre-register now — from Kim Ihlenfeldt for Orcas Park and Rec — Orcas Park and Rec is looking for sports coordinators, volunteers and coaches for soccer, flag football, running club, wrestling, basketball, and more for the upcoming fall season. If you enjoy making a positive impact in the lives of … Continue reading

The Eastsound Subarea Plan Update at the 11th Hour

— by Margie Doyle — After years of hashing out what the intention and goals of the Eastsound Subarea Plan (ESAP) was, and how well Orcas Island’s only Urban Growth Area (UGA) has adhered to that vision, the County Planning Commission has now weighed in with its verdict. After two … Continue reading

Doe Bay Thursdays to Benefit the Funhouse

— from the Funhouse Commons — Help us grow strong & healthy kids by “chowing for children” at Doe Bay Café every Thursday night during September in support of a new playground at the Funhouse Commons! Thanks to the generosity of donors at our annual Gala fundraiser this year and … Continue reading

District Reaches Contracts with Both School Unions

New Faces at School include Teachers — by Margie Doyle — Orcas Island School District Superintendent Eric Webb announced at the monthly school board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, “I’m very happy to report we have a tentative agreement with Orcas Island Education and Public School Employees Unions,” after spending … Continue reading

Eth-Noh-Tec at the Sunday Concert on the Green

Gettin' Ready feature

— from Eth-Noh-Tec — The world of Asia is not too far away! The last “Sunday Concert” on Eastsound’s “Stage on the Green” presents performers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec Sunday Aug. 30th, 5-6:30pm. They will share tales in their movement and music style of telling from the … Continue reading