Rosario’s Christmas Trees Help Local Causes

fest of trees feature

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

Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee to Meet

Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 1:30– 3:30 p.m. at the Deer Harbor Community Center Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee will discuss the status of the Deer Harbor Fire Station, Chair Wes Heinmiller will recognize public attendees. Members of the public are invited to participate in committee discussions. The Chair will recognize … Continue reading

Community Q&A for the Exchange’s Future in Recycling

The old. organically-grown, non-regulated Exchange.

Sunday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Hall (Pictured: the “old” Exchange) Orcas Recycling Services (ORS)  non-profit will hold a meeting to address the many questions regarding plans for rebuilding the Exchange. ORS Director Pete Moe says, “We’ve had a pretty significant response on our … Continue reading

Eric Youngren’s Solar Talk to Benefit Noramise

Eric Youngren, off the grid in Africa

Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Funhouse Commons An all-ages evening at The Funhouse Commons will support the construction of a solar PV system to empower a computer classroom in Haiti run by of Orcas based non-profit, Helping Hands Noramise. The evening will raise money for Youngren’s upcoming … Continue reading

Guest Editorial: A New Exchange — What If?

– from Tim Blanchard, ORS Board President and Pete Moe, Executive Director – Ever since we lost The Exchange to fire, everyone’s wondering, “When will it re-open?” It’s an important question. Every day our community is losing economic and social value as useful goods are shipped off island, sit in … Continue reading

Holiday Open House at The Whale Museum

— from the Whale Museum, Friday Harbor – The Whale Museum is hosting a holiday open house on the evening of Friday, December 5th until 6:30 p.m. Come to Friday Harbor’s Tree Lighting and enjoy the festivities. After the Tree Lighting, there will be holiday refreshments and goodies to enjoy … Continue reading

Editorial: Support Orcas Issues on Small Business Saturday

— by Margie Doyle — Sometimes, because Orcas Issues is an information service, it seems to fail to register as a business. But that’s what we are: a small, local (in modern parlance “hyper-local”), news and information business. We’ve been established as such for seven years now, and as a … Continue reading