Larsen Bill Addresses Cosigner Default on Student Loans

Larsen Bill Would Protect Student Borrowers From Harmful “Auto-Defaults” — from Ingrid Stegemoeller for U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen — Students with private education loans would be protected from “auto-defaults” when a loan cosigner, often a parent or grandparent, dies or files for bankruptcy if Congress passes a bill introduced today … Continue reading

K-4 Students Present “The Music Class” Concert

k-4 Music 2015 feature

— from Kristen Wilson for Music Advocacy Group (MAG) — More than 150 Orcas music students will take us back to our early music studies when they present “The Music Class” on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Orcas Public School’s Old Gym. The school’s youngest students have … Continue reading

What A Weekend in the School Garden!


–by Colleen Stewart, School Garden Keeper — Thank you Americorps Volunteers! On a sunny Saturday, a team of six NCCC Americorps volunteers from around the country worked in our school garden assembling pallet platforms for mural painting, fixing gates with spring closures, securing the compost and worm bin doors with … Continue reading

Team Orcas Wins the Sailing Port Townsend Open

youth sailing team winners feature

— from Michele Wiley for Sail Orcas — OHS’s young team has a very strong finish to the spring season. Nine members of the Orcas High School Sailing Team (all Junior Sailing alumni) competed at the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Port Townsend Open Regatta on Saturday May 9th. This was … Continue reading

Medical Foundation Annual Meeting Focuses on Aging and Alzheimer’s

— from Madie Murray — The community is invited on Tuesday, May 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Hall, to learn of the Medical Foundation’s accomplishments during the past year and hear Dr. Thomas Montine, Director of the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Pacific … Continue reading