Young at Heart Elders Perform in “Seniors Have Talent”

Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center — by Cara Russell — Creative and expressive people are drawn to Orcas Island; and part of our lively culture is the desire of those people to perform for local audiences. We islanders pack the theaters to see local … Continue reading

Guest Column: Dias de los Muertos and Hallowtide Events

— from Fr. Berto Gándara — Join us at Emmanuel Episcopal Church to celebrate All-Hallowtide, a three day celebration of all Saints and All Souls: • Saturday, October 31 from 3-6pm, All Hallows Eve. Join us for the Great Pumpkin Labyrinth Walk with treats for children and adults. Come with … Continue reading

Halloween Brings Boos and Yahoos to Orcas–and a Road Closure

Updated Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. North Beach Road, between Main and A Street will be closed for Halloween trick-or-treaters between 3 and 5 p.m. The idea was first submitted to the County Council on Monday by Orcas Chamber’s Lance Evans. The County Council was able to push through the required … Continue reading

Chamber Celebrates New & Booming Businesses

 — by Margie Doyle — Updated Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Orcas Chamber of Commerce Director Lance Evans kept the crowd at Rosario’s Beach House moving right along last night, as some 140 guests celebrated at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. At the evening’s conclusion, the annual awards were announced: Community … Continue reading

Arrested Teacher Released on Bail

— from San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs — On 10/26/2015 we investigated and served a search warrant for Gerald Grellet-Tinner, a teacher who is working for Orcas High School. [Editor’s Note: Grellet-Tinner has been placed on administrative leave by the Orcas Island School District]. That teacher was arrested and … Continue reading

Ferries: Funding for Mukilteo Terminal (Finally) Comes Through

 — from the office of U.S. Representative Rick Larsen — The Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal project will receive $10 million through the federal TIGER program, Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced [recently]. Larsen wrote a letter of support for Washington state’s application for these funds and has previously talked with the … Continue reading