Rick Larsen Meeting on Lopez to Address Growlers

Tuesday, October 7, 2 – 3 p.m., Lopez Center — from Cynthia Dilling — Tuesday, October 7, from 2-3pm,U.S. Representative Rick Larsen will listen to the Lopez community and San Juan County concerns about EA18-G Growler noise at the Lopez Center in Lopez village. Councilman Jamie Stephens is hosting this … Continue reading

Funhouse Commons Offers College Prep Presentation

Monday, September 29, 6:30 p.m., Funhouse Commons  — from Kimberley Ihlenfeldt, Program Director, Funhouse Commons — On Monday, September 29, as part of its annual College Counseling program, The Funhouse Commons will be hosting an event for parents with prospective college students at the Orcas High School Commons. The event … Continue reading

Crossroads Lecture to Explore Economic Inequality

Sunday, October 5, 4 p.m., Orcas Center — from Janice Wiemeyer, Orcas Crossroads — Economic Inequality:  American Attitudes and Political Responses, will be the next Crossroads lecture on this critical and timely subject. Leslie McCall, Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Northwestern University, will present findings of her research … Continue reading

F2C Program Visited by Cascade Culinary Students

 — by Madie Murray, Farm to Cafeteria Committee — We had the honor of being visited by nine students from the Cascade Culinary Institute located in Bend, Oregon recently. The group was led by Chef Julian Darwin who put together the journey that also included visits to The Willows on … Continue reading

The Jewish High Holy Days

— from Julie Gottman — This Wednesday, Sept. 24th at sunset, the Jewish people gather in homes and synagogues world-wide to celebrate the high holy days, called Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur. Eight days separates the two holidays and are filled with deep reflection, action, and ultimately, a return to … Continue reading

Open Houses Set for 2015 Leadership Program

Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-7 p.m. on Orcas Island: Heartwood House — from Leadership San Juan Islands — The chance for San Juan County residents to learn more about their community and themselves returns, as Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) prepares for its eleventh year. Applications for the county-wide program are … Continue reading

Bridge at Mountain Lake Has Temporary Fix

— by Lin McNulty, Managing Editor — On August 21, the bridge at Mountain Lake dam was closed to hikers due to structural deterioration. There were no established alternate routes around the bridge at that time, although Moran Park staff posted signs at all trailheads and approaches. Moran State Park’s … Continue reading