Marine Lecture Series Highlights “A Sea of Glass”

Tuesday, March 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall — from Jean M Lyle — Anyone who has ever stood before the work of 19th-century father-son glassmaking duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka will understand how their exquisite pieces inspire obsessions that can span years. The Blaschkas lived in landlocked … Continue reading

The Housing Puzzle: How We Can Put Together a Solution League of Women Voters presents public forum

Monday, March 13 at noon at the Friday Harbor Grange — from the League of Women Voters of the San Juans — The League of Women Voters of the San Juans (LWVSJ) will host an affordable housing panel presentation and public discussion on Monday, Mar. 13. Panelists are Friday Harbor … Continue reading

March Turtleback March Just Down the Road

Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m., Turtleback Mountain Preserve — from Tanja Williamson, San Juan County Land Bank — Welcome Spring. The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust invite you to the third annual March Turtleback March, a 5 mile “up and over” hike on the Turtleback Mountain Preserve. … Continue reading

Orcas Center to Unveil New Moves at Annual Meeting New things are happening at Orcas Center and you’ll want to be in the loop

Sunday, March 12, 4:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Cynthia Abolin, Orcas Center Board of Trustees – Come to Orcas Center on Mar. 12 for the Annual Meeting, when members new and old — and not-yet-signed up — can find out why we call ourselves Orcas Center and what our … Continue reading

International Women’s Day Comes to Orcas, March 8 Local women's coalition outlines ways to honor, celebrate

— from Michele Bane — The Policial Action and Civic Engagement (PACE) Action Team of the Orcas Women’s Coalition (OWC) presents a community-wide celebration of women on March 8, 2017, in honor of International Women’s Day. We welcome the island’s participation in a variety of events: From 3:00-5:00 PM, San Juan … Continue reading

Eastsound Planners Hear from Public Works, Visioners, and Waterfront Developers

Thursday, March 2, 3 – 5 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, following the Approval of Minutes (for February 2017- and public comments, the Eastsound Planning Review Committee (EPRC) will consider: 1. SJCDPW update – Colin Huntemer; (30 minutes)  Prune Alley Update  Madrona … Continue reading

Orcas Island Community Gospel Choir with Stephen Newby “Every people group has their tradition of eating together and singing together"

Saturday – Sunday, March 4 – 5, Orcas Island Community Church — from Meredith Griffith — This March, islanders are invited to join a weekend to sing with the Orcas Island Community Gospel Choir, led by returning composer/conductor Dr. Stephen Newby of Seattle Pacific University. “The last time Dr. Newby visited, … Continue reading

Music in Every Student’s Reach on Orcas The 20th anniversary concert for school music

Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m., Old School Gym — from Sharon Ho for the Music Advocacy Group — Every first Sunday of March, for twenty straight years, there has been an Orcas Island musical tradition as reliable and affirming as the coming of spring. The annual Music Advocacy Group concert … Continue reading

Senator Ranker Meets with the Orcas Community "What's Next" concerns overflow crowd at Orcas Center

— by Margie Doyle — Senator Kevin Ranker advocated “Hope and Action” to over 235 people at the Orcas Center on Sunday afternoon. The event drew county residents from Lopez, Shaw and San Juan Islands to hear Ranker’s take on “What’s Next.” Ranker, who came to the island from Olympia … Continue reading