Orcas Lions Club Makes a Generous Donation Blaine Camp for Adults with Disabilities benefits

— by Carol Kulminski — Don Webster, an Orcas Island Lions Club member, has volunteered at the Lions Camp Horizon in Blaine, Washington, for 11 years. He has seen firsthand the needs of this unique camp and knew that the kitchen remodel would be costly, but was long overdue. A … Continue reading

Good News Abounds at Orcas Historical Museums’ Annual Dinner

— by Carol Kulminski — There were so many good reports coming from Board President Jim Biddick, and the new museum director Brittney Maruska, at the Annual Membership Dinner on Saturday, it was hard to keep up. In 2016, the mortgage was paid off, all events showed an increase in … Continue reading

Experience a Pioneer Christmas at the Orcas Historical Museum

Join in the holiday festivities  Friday, December 2nd, at the Pioneer Museum from 3pm-5pm.  We are joining in the Chamber of Commerce Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting. The Boede Cabin will be decorated in vintage Christmas decorations. There will be crafts for children, making paper chains and writing letters to Santa.  Tours … Continue reading

Heritage Harvest Feast to Benefit Historical Museums Annual Autumn Event at Red Rabbit Farm

— from Carol Kulminski — On Saturday, September 24th, you do not want to miss an evening of fine dining and good cheer at Red Rabbit Farm. Bowls and platters are filled with the best Farm to Table items from the bounty of the Fall harvest. One long table is … Continue reading

Sunday’s Historical Matinee Features Frank Loudin

— from Carol Kulminski — The Orcas Island Historical Society’s next Historical Matinee will be this Sunday, August 21st at the Fire Hall starting at 3 p.m.  It features well-known local artist Frank Loudin.  He will talk about his art, including his much admired aviation art, some of which can … Continue reading

Spooky Tales on Orcas Island Storytelling at the Museum on Wednesdays, at Crow Valley School on Fridays

— by Carol Kulminski — The Spooky Tales with an Orcas Spin have been enjoyed this summer by some residents, but mostly by the many visitors to the island. Everyone who has come to hear Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford, is surprised to learn fascinating facts about the original lime kilns … Continue reading

Weight Watchers Accepts Molina Healthcare

— from Weight Watchers– As more research emerges on the health risks and costs of being overweight, it is great to know that Washington State cares enough to offer this program to low income individuals. “Molina Healthcare is excited to announce we are offering the Weight Watchers®weight loss program to … Continue reading

Did Dinosaurs Have Cancer?

— from Carol Kulminski — “Did Dinosaurs Have Cancer?” is the topic of this month’s Cancer Survivorship meeting from the book, The Cancer Chronicles by George Johnson. Conversation will be lively! The Cancer Survivorship Meeting is a place for support and encouragement, as well as a safe place to explore feelings … Continue reading

Free Showing of the Movie “Home Run”

— from Carol Kulminski for Orcas Celebrate Recovery — FREE Movie night Tuesday, February 16th, at the Orcas Island Community Church. Open to everyone! With complimentary popcorn and drinks. Great movie, great people, great reason! Orcas Celebrate Recovery is celebrating one year on Orcas by hosting a movie night. Doors … Continue reading

It’s Not Your Grandma’s Weight Watchers Anymore

Monday, Jan. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Funhouse — by Carol Kulminski– Weight Watchers has knocked it out of the park with their new “Beyond the Scale” program for sustainable weight loss! It is no longer “your Grandma’s weight loss program”, but is appealing to younger people … Continue reading

Historical Museum Celebrates with Cookies, Rosario Tree and BOGO

Friday, Nov. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Historical Museum — by Carol Kulminski for the Orcas Historical Museum — This Friday, the Historical Museum in the village will be giving cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider during the Artwalk between 2 and 5 p.m. Visit the museum … Continue reading