When a Business Becomes So Successful That…

– by Margie Doyle – Clyde Duke saw a beautiful building abandoned in the middle of our community that could be brought together for fun and camaraderie under its roof. April Duke saw a full-time business opportunity for a couple who already had a full-time business — and more — … Continue reading

Historic Auction Sold Out — Proxy Bids Still OK

– from Marian O’Brien – The Historic Benefit Auction, An Orcas Family: 130 Years and Counting, to be held now at Emmanuel Church, Benson Hall this Saturday, August 30 is SOLD OUT! Ticketed guests will be able to preview auction items beginning at 4:30 on Saturday. Confidential proxy bids can … Continue reading

Get Set for a Live Experiential Course in World Theatre

10-23 Skylight

• Medea, Thursday, September 4 • Streetcar Named Desire, Thursday September 25 • Skylight, Thursday, October 23 – from Artha Kass – Here’s your opportunity for an emersion and/or a refresher in great theatre, three major theatre works from three major writers from three totally different periods of history. From … Continue reading

‘X’ to Mark the Spot: Nominations Open


– from Adam Farish – Do you have an “idea worth spreading” or know of someone that does? Is your neighbor working on something that could change the world? Know a grade school kid who does something interesting with recycled golf clubs?…. Yes?… Here’s where you can tell us about … Continue reading

Eclipse Historical Cruise to Benefit Museum

Sunday, September 7

 – from Denise Wilk – Explore the history of lime stone quarrying and the lime industry on a “Cruise into History” and benefit the Orcas Island Historical Museum. Visit remaining lime kilns along the shores of Orcas Island aboard the 56-foot vessel “Orcas Express.” Embark on a … Continue reading

Letter to Editor: Lambiel Museum Under Attack

Art or a building? Therein lies the question. Photo: Fred Klein

Art and Justice at the Water’s Edge – from Leo Lambiel – Although many residents are familiar with the Lambiel Museum, many may not be aware of the totality of the presentation. The works of over 230 artists are on display, including many rare and valuable pieces: all beautiful and … Continue reading