Matthew the Magician Back by Popular Demand

MatthewLaslo feature

 — by Margie Doyle — Matthew Laslo, a  14-years young, award-winning magician and illusionist, brings “The Magic Show” to the Sea View Theatre on July 3 and July 5. Appearing with Matthew are his lovely assistants and aerial performers Maria Bullock, Madi Jane West and Virginia Sides. The two shows … Continue reading

Kamin Warns of Increased Demand for Water

— from Paul Kamin, General Manager, Eastsound Water Users Association — The summer of 2015 is starting markedly different than recent years. Eastsound Water has been experiencing significantly elevated demands for water throughout the month of June. This report has been designed to provide members information on the status of … Continue reading

Appraisal Fair Featured at Museum’s Historical Days Celebration

 — from Maggie Vinson for the Historical Museum — Orcas Island Historical Museum will again be holding its annual Historical Days Fair this July 3rd on the Eastsound Village Green. This year’s Historical Days Fair will include an Antiques Roadshow-inspired Appraisal Fair. We are proud to be welcoming four certified … Continue reading

Whale Museum Talk on Garbage Archaeology

The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series: ProjectSAM Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Candace Gossen as part of the 2015 Summer Lecture Series to discuss “ProjectSAM” on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Candace Gossen, PhD, … Continue reading

Tickets on Sale Now for the Olga Daze Quilt Raffle

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— from Lorna Rhodes — Olga Daze is coming up on July 18th and preparations are under way for a wonderful gathering. A traditional part of the day is the raffle for a beautiful quilt handmade by Betty Marcum and Dorothy Lunquist. Raffle tickets will be on sale outside Island … Continue reading

Business Spotlight: Jeff Bossler’s Art and Hard Work a Super Combo

The work of the young Jeff Bossler, on display at Enzo's

 — by Margie Doyle — Jeff Bossler, Orcas landscaper, government activist, artist, photographer and international explorer, has now added internet marketer to his resume. After years of raising children, building a house, landscape gardening, public service and hard work, Jeff now has gone in a new direction, “re-visiting his artist self.” … Continue reading

County Agriculturists Unveil Iconic Pig

by Bruce Yao

— from the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild — Friday, July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brickworks in Friday Harbor This little piggy went to market… Guests are invited to come for an awesome, locally sourced dinner, root around at the Friday Art Market and celebrate the arrival … Continue reading

Chamber Music Festival Honors Students

— from the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival — The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival was proud to award four High School seniors with The Marilyn Anderson Young Musician’s Award, supported by the Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund. OICMF Board of Director Emeritus Marilyn Anderson, and OICMF Executive Director … Continue reading

Support Schools through Education Foundation’s Annual Event

 — from Janet Brownell — For over thirty years, the Orcas Island Education Foundation (OIEF) has been working to bring “excellence in education” to our public schools. This can only happen with the generous support of donors. In this school year, our donors have made an impact in classrooms K-12.  … Continue reading

Salish Sea Early Music Festival in “The Art of Modulation”

Sunday June 14 at 8:30 PM at the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church in Eastsound — from Jeffrey Cohan — The final 2015 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance features virtuoso concerti and chamber music for flute, strings and harpsichord by early 18th-century composers in “The Art of Modulation” on Sunday … Continue reading

Exchange A.R.T. Show

Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at Enzo’s Cafe — from Danielle Wheeler for Orcas Recycling Services — The A.R.T. Show represents “Appropriate Recycling Technology” – or, simply put: ART! In its 15th year, it is an exhibition showcasing an eclectic array of Orcas Island found art sculptures created mostly … Continue reading