Update: Nuñez Faces Deportation Officers

— from Eleanor Hoague — Today [April 16], Nuñez, his attorney, Pete and Jack Helsell, and I all went to Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) at the Seattle ICE office to formally file the Request for Stay of Deportation which included the three-inch-plus stack of your letters of support. Although … Continue reading

Student Chef Entry Deadline of April 28 Is Coming Up Fast!

Student Chefs shine in the kitchen!

 – from Maddie Murray – Sponsors are signing up, excitement is mounting, judges are being selected and the deadline is drawing ever so near for the fifth annual Student Chef Competition!  Entries must be handed in to Chef Zach in the school cafeteria no later than Monday, April 28th! All … Continue reading

April Poetry: Hope

In recognition of Poetry Month, and to celebrate our treasure trove of Orcas Island poets, Orcas Issues is pleased and honored to offer daily poetry during April. HOPE – by JoEllen Moldoff – I’m terribly fond of hope. With hope you can buy green bananas and lottery tickets. If bubbles … Continue reading

Richard Bach to Meet and Help Local Writers

Author and aviator Richard Bach, photo by Sabryna Bach.

Tuesday, April 29 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Public Library in Eastsound. Sign-up required. — by Margie Doyle – Legendary writer and private Orcas Island resident Richard Bach hopes to meet with islanders and share his interests in writing, a writing career, publishing, passion and perserverence. The meeting … Continue reading

EDC Offers FREE Business Workshop

Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon at the Eastsound Fire Hall. Advance registration required – The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Wednesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. until noon. Advance registration is required. … Continue reading

Noxious Weed Alert! Yellow Archangel Not as Nice as it Sounds

– by Gwen Stamm, Kate Yturri – Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) is an attractive ornamental ground cover found in San Juan County. It is classified as a Class B noxious weed in Washington State, and control is required county-wide. It is a noxious weed because it easily becomes invasive, forming … Continue reading