Grow Your Heart with Orcas Island’s Little Ones!

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Celebrating the Holidays with Orcas Island’s Early Childhood Programs – by Mariah Miller – Orcas Island is home to four diverse Early Childhood Education programs. Each school is unique in how it prepares for, and celebrates, the holiday season with our island’s infant through preschool-aged children. Salmonberry School held its … Continue reading

Chamber Music Festival Names New Executive Director

– from Joyce Stone – The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie Rae Schmitz to Executive Director effective April 1, 2015. Most recently, Leslie worked with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle as Director of Education/Membership/Pilot Funding with the Institute … Continue reading

Raffle for Minke Whale Art at The Whale Museum

— from Jenny Atkinson, Director, the Whale Museum — The Whale Museum is holding a raffle for a one-of-a-kind Minke Whale chainsaw carving. The carving created by artist Todd Lynd is approximately 50” long and weighs 13 pounds. It is deep treated, stained, colored and then marine sealed to display … Continue reading

Volunteer “Angels” Honored at the Senior Center

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— by Cara Russell – “It’s a room full of angels,” said Didier Gincig, Volunteer Coordinator of Hearts and Hands, said at the Senior Center Volunteer Luncheon. On Saturday, December 13th, more than 80 Orcas Senior Center volunteers sat down for a full lunch at the Senior Center. The luncheon … Continue reading

Rosario’s Christmas Trees Help Local Causes

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Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort & Spa throughout the holidays until New Years Day, 2015. The trees in the lobby of the historic mansion are decorated by nine local non-profit organizations. Sponsored by Rosario Resort, the Festival of Trees is designed to be … Continue reading

Martin Lund Releases “Sentimental Journey”

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Just in time for Christmas, Martin Lund has a new CD out! Entitled “Sentimental Journeys,” it captures the romance of travel, via planes, trains, boats, and automobiles. The disc includes such favorites as “Slow Boat to China,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “City of New Orleans,” the title track, and so many … Continue reading