Letter to Editor: Support Continued Funding to Keep Our County Parks Open and Well-Maintained

– from Jeff Struthers – Support for proposition number one on the November ballot continues the current “Levy Lift” funding needed to keep our county parks open, well-maintained, and in good repair. Our county parks make it possible for us all to enjoy some of the best features of living … Continue reading

Round Two of TEDxOrcasIsland: This IS America Announced


November 8, 2014, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Orcas Center – from Adam Farish, TEDxOrcasIsland Curator – Early Bird Tickets have sold out – a limited number of discounted tier 1 tickets are on sale at www.TEDxOrcasIsland.com One day with more than a dozen Speakers, musical performances, and more, presenters … Continue reading

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Looking for New Executive Director

– from Pam Smith, OICMF – The Executive Director is a full-time, permanent year-round position leading all aspects of OICMF operations and administrative management encompassing Development, Finance, Community Outreach, management of full-time and volunteer staff, contracts, Music Education, and relationships with donors, supporters, and the Board. Interested parties are encouraged … Continue reading

Clean Up Our Act: Our Recycling is Garbage!

Luke and friends

Orcas 8th Graders Dissect Island Recycling; Findings are Disappointing – from Orcas Recycling Services – Orcas Islanders are not doing a very good job recycling. That’s what Laura Tidwell’s 8th grade science class found out when they looked into the recycling at the Orcas Transfer Station in early October. “It … Continue reading

Orcas Cuisine Artists Featured at “Bite of the Islands”

 — from Shannon Borg for the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau – On Sunday, October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m., the passionate and talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers of the San Juan Islands will create a unique tasting event—the Bite of the San Juan Islands—showcasing the … Continue reading

Guest Column: EWUA Roundtable Needed to Address Water Usage Rates

— by Lesley Liddle — To the Water Board, and EWUA Members: I read through the latest attachment from the EWUA, sent late last night, a missive selectively reflecting the board’s right to enforce this guest house initiative on all EWUA members with guest houses. I see confusing bylaw revisions … Continue reading