Senior Center Presents Holiday Festival of Arts

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Senior Center — from Arron Redford — The Operations Committee of the Orcas Island Senior Center invites you to participate in our annual Holiday Festival of Arts, 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, November 26th. This is one of our major fund-raisers of … Continue reading

Senior Center Festival of Arts Will Kick Off Holidays

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Senior Center — from Arron Redford — The Operations Committee of the Orcas Island Senior Center invites you to participate in our annual Holiday Festival of Arts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 26. This is one of our major … Continue reading

Countdown Begins for This Year’s Film Fest Weekend passes go on sale September 15

— from Donna Laslo — The Orcas Island Film Festival (OIFF) producers are in full gear getting the island ready for another fantastic weekend of films on October 7 – 10. Jared Lovejoy & Donna Laslo are thrilled to spearhead the festival once again along with Carl Spence, chief curator … Continue reading

Cancer Survivorship Group Shares Support and Hope

Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. at Orcas Island Community Church –by Sue Lewis– The Cancer Survivorship Group wants everyone to remember that together we can fan the flames of hope. The research shows that an individual’s outcomes are better with supportive persons/families and groups providing encouragement. We are a … Continue reading

Sixth Annual Cider And Mead Festival This Saturday Ciders, Meads and Music on the Village Green July 23

— from Madie Murray — It’s that time again! For the sixth year in a row, Orcas Island will host the Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival on Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Eastsound Village Green in Eastsound, WA – a major fundraiser for … Continue reading

Home Brew Cider & Mead Brewers – Get Ready Top 3 winners will have something to growl about!

— from Madie Murray — It’s just about time to see if the home brewed ciders and meads you’ve been pampering for weeks, months or even years will make the cut for “BEST OF THE FEST” in our home brew cider and mead competition. It will be held on Saturday, … Continue reading

Dump Your Hazardous Waste for Free

Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Orcas Recycling — from San Juan County Public Works/Solid Waste — What? The hazardous waste roundup collection event is our once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals. Why? Proper disposal protects your health and … Continue reading

Reservations Still Available for Restoration Talk

— from Maddie Murray — The Olga Strawberry Council invites you to come to the Catkin Cafe this Friday evening, June10th at 6:00 for beverages and small bites and to hear the story of the rebuilding and restoration of the historic Olga Strawberry Barrel Plant after the 2013 fire. As a … Continue reading

Raised from the Ashes – Better Than Ever

Friday, June 10, 6 p.m., Catkin Café — from Olga Strawberry Council — July 19, 2013: If you were here on the island that day, you would well remember knowing of, or even experiencing, the arson fire that severely damaged the historic Strawberry Barreling Plant Building in Olga and its … Continue reading

“Taming Wild” Comes to Orcas After Equus Film Festival

Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sea View Theatre — from Elsa Sinclair — The movie “Taming Wild” is playing at the Sea View Theatre! Having premiered at the Equus Film Festival in New York City, and shown to sold out theaters in Seattle, we are excited to be bringing this … Continue reading

American Legion Observes Memorial Day

— from Judi Resch for the American Legion — The Memorial Day service will be held at Mt. Baker Cemetery this year at 11 a.m., on Monday, May 30th.  The Public is invited and encouraged to attend. Immediately following, from noon to 4:00p.m., the “Freedom is not Free” memorial display … Continue reading