Guest Column: Many Questions Raised by New EWUA Compliance Policy

— by Doug Bechtel — I’m surprised that Eastsound Water Users Association (EWUA) continues to hold a hard line on their plan to make people with bathrooms in outlying buildings pay for an additional half membership. After hearing from affected people at their recently held Board Meeting, they must understand … Continue reading

Orcas Cuisine Artists Featured at “Bite of the Islands”

 — from Shannon Borg for the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau – On Sunday, October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m., the passionate and talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers of the San Juan Islands will create a unique tasting event—the Bite of the San Juan Islands—showcasing the … Continue reading

Guest Column: EWUA Roundtable Needed to Address Water Usage Rates

— by Lesley Liddle — To the Water Board, and EWUA Members: I read through the latest attachment from the EWUA, sent late last night, a missive selectively reflecting the board’s right to enforce this guest house initiative on all EWUA members with guest houses. I see confusing bylaw revisions … Continue reading

Download Troxel’s New Song to Benefit DVSAS

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– from Mandy Troxel – Orcas Island singer songwriter Mandy Troxel has released a new original song in honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month. The song is available for free download, with the option to “tip” the music, with 100% of the proceeds designated toward the San Juan County’s … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Levy and County Parks

Please Support Continued Funding to Keep Our County Parks Open and Well-Maintained. Support for proposition number one on the November ballot continues the current “Levy Lift” funding needed to keep our county parks open, well-maintained, and in good repair. Our county parks make it possible for us all to enjoy … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Community Jet Noise Meeting an Opportunity to Discuss Concerns, Solutions

– by U.S. Congressional Representative Rick Larsen, WA-02 — On Tuesday, October 7th Commissioner Jamie Stephens held a meeting on Lopez Island to address community concerns about jet noise from flights out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). I attended that meeting at his request. Orcas Island County Council … Continue reading

Geddes Returns to School!

 — by Madie Murray – If you have ever enjoyed a meal at the Inn at Ship Bay, then you have experienced food at its finest. Farm to Cafeteria is proud to announce that Geddes Martin, chef extraordinaire at Inn of Ship Bay, returns to school for the second time … Continue reading

Meet The New Artworks Building Café Owners

 — by Madie Murray – Though the name is yet to be determined, Cheryl Helm and Chris Lohman are a very determined twosome who are the owners and operators of the new café to be located in the Artworks Building when it reopens. “We couldn’t be more excited about these … Continue reading