Student Chef Entry Deadline of April 28 Is Coming Up Fast!

Student Chefs shine in the kitchen!

 – from Maddie Murray – Sponsors are signing up, excitement is mounting, judges are being selected and the deadline is drawing ever so near for the fifth annual Student Chef Competition!  Entries must be handed in to Chef Zach in the school cafeteria no later than Monday, April 28th! All … Continue reading

Salmonberry School to Host Spring Festival and Open House

Lamb and other young animals will be at Salmonberry's Spring Festival too!

– from the Salmonberry School – Ahh spring! The mud is dissipating, the cherry trees are in full blossom and the nettles are stinging. It’s time to celebrate! Salmonberry School would like to welcome all families and the entire Orcas Island community to join them in welcoming in the season … Continue reading

OISD Wins Nearly Half a Million in Energy Grant Dollars

Award will stretch bond funding The State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has approved a $450,000 energy grant requested by the Orcas Island School District (OISD) Superintendent Barbara Kline announced on Friday, March 28. The grant was prepared in conjunction with the staff at University Mechanical who … Continue reading

Peace Ambassadors Profiles Abreu

 – from The Catalyst – Sharon Abreu is a Peace Ambassador. She met her partner Mike Hurwicz at a coffeehouse in Greenwich Village over fifteen years ago. Soon, the activist-singing-songwriting duo was appearing with legendary folk singer Pete Seeger at benefit concerts. Their music style is heartfelt folk with to-the-point … Continue reading