Michael Riordan Co-writes Book on the SuperCollider

— from the University of Chicago Press — Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider by Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb — US Publication Date: Dec 1, 2015 International Publication Date: Dec 14, 2015 Orcas island author Michael Riordan (in featured photo), now … Continue reading

Upcoming Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Public Hearings

— from Colin Maycock, San Juan County Senior Planner — This table is a tentative schedule for the County’s adoption of the updated SMP. Until formally advertised the Council’s public hearing dates, locations and official comment period are subject to change.                                                             SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM Day Date Action Where Monday Nov … Continue reading

Letter to Editor: Scheduling Too Tight for Shoreline Update

–by B. Sadie Bailey– The latest Draft Plan of the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) was released on November 11, 2015. The Hearing, and chance to comment more extensively on the changes, is this Monday Nov. 30, 9 a.m. at the Council Chambers in Friday Harbor. Continuation of the hearing, if … Continue reading

Rosario Hires New Executive Chef

— from Christopher Peacock — Rosario Resort & Spa has announced the hiring of Chef Raymond Southern as Executive Chef. “We are excited to have attracted such a talented chef to Orcas Island and look forward to him contributing to what is already a great culinary destination” said Christopher Peacock, general manager at … Continue reading

Clyde Duke Steps Down from Fire Commission

And continues to serve the community — by Ed Sutton — Twelve years as a Fire Commissioner! The recently completed County election has resulted in a “changing of the guard” at the Orcas Island Fire and Rescue District. After twelve years as a Commissioner, Clyde Duke has stepped aside, choosing … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Now is the Time to Let Council Hear from You on Shoreline Protection

— from Rein Attemann, Puget Sound Advocacy Manager, Washington Environmental Council — Shorelines define the uniqueness of the San Juan Islands – from the rocky shores of Lime Kiln State Park to the beaches of Spencer’s Spit on Lopez Island. And in San Juan County, there are more shorelines than … Continue reading

Small Businesses: Learn about Fund Local and Zero-interest Loans

Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Grace Church, Lopez Island — from the Lopez Island Family Resource Center ( 12:40 p.m. ferry from Orcas and 4:10 p.m. return from Lopez)– Want to learn more about a new twist on crowdfunding as a business seeking capital or as an individual … Continue reading

Orcas Voices: The Odd Fellows

— by Sally Buchanan — The “Odd Fellows” is a name familiar to most Islanders. People know where the building is and they enjoy the renowned Odd Fellows band participating in Island parades with enthusiasm, costumes, and a great rhythm section. Most Islanders also know about the “world famous” Halloween … Continue reading

Rosario Festival of Trees Raises Funds to Non-profits

— from Christopher Peacock — Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort & Spa during the month of December, decorated by nine local non-profit organizations. Sponsored by the resort, the Festival of Trees is designed to be a fundraiser during this holiday season for participating organizations, including returning organizations … Continue reading