Pizza Night Fundraiser for Orcas Rowers

Sunday, May 4, 5 p.m., Maple Rock Farm — from Marlis Sandwith — Come celebrate with us! Maple Rock Farm is hosting a pizza night/fundraiser for Orcas Island Rowing Association at 5pm on Sunday, May 4th, 2014. There will be wood-fired pizza with farm-fresh ingredients, kale salad, homemade desserts, a … Continue reading

Senior Projects: Where Curiosity and Commitment Come Together

— by Cara Russell — Orcas High School Teachers Val Hellar and Kathy Collister have been managing the senior projects at OHS for the last decade, and both have seen some “interesting” projects for even longer. “Remember the student who put a motor on a barcalounger, and then drove it … Continue reading

April Poetry: Poets

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. POETS — by JoEllen Moldoff — Thus dance the lonely, achingly beautiful poets— feet tripping the light fantastic. doing the soft-shoe, tap dancing … Continue reading

Local Contractors to Restore Olga’s Artworks

Strawberry Council Signs on Dotted Line to Begin Restoration — from Patsy Stephens, Olga Strawberry Council — The long-awaited restoration/rebuild of the historic Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant, more commonly known as the Artworks, has begun. The Olga Strawberry Council, non-profit owner of the building, is pleased to announce the awarding … Continue reading