Orcas Island Rowing Pulling a 24 Hour Row This Weekend

— by Martin Taylor — Orcas Island Rowing (OIR) junior rowers are holding their annual “24 hour row” at Island Market grocery store this weekend. The crew team will be outside the Island Market continuously on a rowing machine (know as an erg). Each rower takes several 30 minute relay … Continue reading

Music, Dance and Community: “Across the Universe”

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— by Margie Doyle — Imagine, from across the universe over 120 islanders have come together to work since February to bring a musical extravaganza to Orcas audiences this weekend and next, all for the benefit of the Orcas Center. The performance of Beatles songs is the work of singer/songwriter/teacher … Continue reading

On the Wall at the Senior Center is a History of Orcas Palettes


— from Susan Slapin — “The Orcas Palettes,” a group of Orcas island Artists, are the featured May exhibit at the Orcas Island Senior Center. Mediums in current exhibit include watercolor, acrylic, oils, printmaking, pastel, illustration, and photography. The artwork is representative of many previous Palette members, and includes most … Continue reading

Poet Saul Weisberg to Read on Wilderness and Imagination

— from North Cascades Institute — Saul Weisberg will be at Darvill’s Bookstore on Thursday May 7 from 6 – 7 pm to read from Headwaters: Poems & Field Notes. North Cascades Institute is excited to announce the forthcoming publication of selected poems of Institute Founder and Executive Director Saul … Continue reading