Granny’s Attic Sale is Here!

— from Arron Redford, Manager, Orcas Senior Center Antiques, kitchen ware, sporting goods, furniture, collectibles, and innumerable other interesting items are overflowing from the Orcas Senior Center in preparation for Granny’s Attic rummage sale, this Saturday, April 30, 10am-3pm. The window for donating items has closed, but if you want … Continue reading

Woof Woof Moo Meow: or File Now for Mayor of Eastsound

Call for entries — from Susan Anderson, Director Children’s House — Children’s House is seeking one or two more candidates and sponsors for Honorary Mayor of Eastsound. The race — featuring five local pets — is an annual “fun”raiser benefiting the school’s toddler and preschool program. The race is all … Continue reading

Come to the Montessori Garden Party

MOntessori garden party feature

— from Teresa Chocano for Orcas Montessori School, updated April 28 at 8 p.m. — Orcas Montessori School will host its annual Spring Garden Party and Auction at Random Howse this Saturday April 30 from 6-9 p.m. Delicious food by Avery and Drew of Hogstone’s Wood Oven; Music by Martin … Continue reading

11th Annual PlayFest Will Feature All-local Talent


Friday-Saturday, April 29 – 30 & Friday-Sunday, May 6 – 8, 7:30 p.m., The Grange — from Aaimee Johnson — The Actors Theater of Orcas Island/s 11th Annual PlayFest opens Friday, April 29 on The Grange stage. The following seven short plays will be brought to life—the culmination of local Orcas playwrights, … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Why You Should Vote in the Democratic Primary

— by David Turnoy — You already voted your presidential preference on March 26, the Democratic Party does not assign presidential delegates from the results of its primary but instead uses the caucus in which you already participated, so why should you mail in your vote in the Democratic Party … Continue reading

Fire & Rescue Board to Hold Work Meeting

Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 pm at the Eastsound Fire Hall — from Pat Ayers for the Orcas Board of Fire Commissioners — This is intended to be a “working session.” The commissioners expect that there will be no opportunity for public comment. Commissioner Heinmiller is expected to attend telephonically. … Continue reading

Look Out for Surveyors as Prune Alley Work Begins

— from San Juan County Public Works — San Juan County Public Works(SJCPW) has begun work on the Prune Alley Improvements project. The scope of this project includes design and installation of curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveways, parking and stormwater facilities along Prune Alley. SJCPW would like Orcas Islanders and visitors … Continue reading

Preparations Underway for “Freedom Is Not Free” Memorial Exhibit

— from Diane Baxter — Preparations are underway for our “Freedom is Not Free” Memorial Exhibit which will be open to the community at the American Legion on Monday, May 30. The community is invited to share photos, uniforms and mementos of loved ones who served in the military past and present. … Continue reading

OPALCO Candidates’ Forum: Live on Orcas and Online


— by Margie Doyle, updated at 9:30 p.m. — Last week, Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) hosted four candidate forums for the directors’ positions up for election this month. Beginning April 19, the candidates, OPALCO staff and moderator Steve Bowman of the League of Women Voters, held forums followed … Continue reading

Power Out for Hours on Sunday

— from — Beginning Sunday morning about 11 a.m., county residents on the north end of Lopez Island, Shaw and the West Side of Orcas up to and including Rosario experienced a power outage. OPALCO crews were dispatched and located the problem by 1:40 p.m. Many were unable to … Continue reading

This Just In: Saving for Retirement & Investing 101

Monday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Orcas Public Library –from the Orcas Island Public Library — Saving for Retirement & Investing 101: Join Mike Buckner for an informal talk about your options for retirement savings and what might best fit your individual situation. We’ll answer questions … Continue reading

Chamber Music Festival Ticket Sales Kick-off May 2nd


— from Linda Slone for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival — Chamber Music Festival Ticket Sales Kick-off May 2nd! 2:00 pm Ticket Sales Open at Orcas Center 5:30 pm Volunteer Reception – Toast the 2016 Festival and New Executive Director EARLY BIRDS TICKETS On Monday, May 2nd, ticket sales for … Continue reading