Dance Tonight to Fund New Exchange Building!

Friday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. at Random Howse – from Wendy Shinstine — Come celebrate and help raise funds for a new building for The Exchange! Members of the Board will be present for information and questions. $10 suggested cover donation – 21+ Even if you can’t come to … Continue reading

EDC Offers FREE Workshop on Business Planning and Financing

Friday, Nov. 21, from 8:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Orcas Island Library The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Friday, November 21, from 8:45am until 12:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. The business … Continue reading

Water User Members Prepare Response

– Representatives prepare formal petition to the board at Nov. 18 meeting — by Margie Doyle – On Wednesday, Nov. 12, a group of concerned members of the Eastsound Water Users Association (EWUA), a 501(c)12 non-profit, met to discuss responses to the EWUA board’s decision to impose the purchase of … Continue reading

Apollo Astronaut Rusty Schweickart to Speak on Threat of Asteroid Impacts

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Wednesday, November 19 5:30 p.m., at the Episcopal Parish Hall – from Michael Riordan – This Wednesday Apollo 9 astronaut Russell L. “Rusty” Schweickart will visit Orcas Island to deliver a seminar about the dangers of asteroid impacts. Such a “near-Earth object” (NEO) exploded in the skies of Chelyabinsk, Russia, … Continue reading

EWUA Members to Meet Wednesday

 — from Lesley Liddle – (Additional note: To clarify any misunderstanding, this EWUA meeting is a special meeting organized by EWUA members themselves. The EWUA board chose not to have a special meeting this month to address a difficult issue. The coming meeting this Wednesday at the OPAL meeting room … Continue reading

Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee to Meet Wednesday

The Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee will hold its monthly Public Meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12 at the Deer Harbor Community Center, 4319 Deer Harbor Road. The agenda call for public participation in committee discussions regarding the Deer Harbor Fire Station status and Article V. … Continue reading

Only $5 for B.C. Workshop on Orca & Salmon Recovery

— from Jenny L. Atkinson, Director, The Whale Museum — On Friday, November 21, the Orca and Salmon Recovery Workshop from 12 to 5:30 p.m. will take place at the Beaty Museum on campus at the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Sponsored by Orca Network, the … Continue reading

County Emergency Managers Plan for Ebola Response

— from San Juan County’s Health and Community Services Department — San Juan County’s Health and Community Services Department has established a multi-agency command system to insure medical care providers and local government agencies are prepared, should a suspected case of Ebola virus disease be reported here. Dr. Frank James, … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Contribute to the Support of the Fire Dept.

– by Richard Fadem – The medics and fire department arrived about 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, to treat me following a compression fracture in the spine that left me helpless. They arrived very rapidly, and, choreographed perfectly, they went through their complex routine with the utmost professionalism and calm—so … Continue reading

American Legion Observes Veteran’s Day Nov. 11

The American Legion Veteran’s Day service will be held on November 11 at 11 a.m., at the Post Home, 793 Crescent Beach Dr. Everyone is invited. For more information about the Orcas Post, go to The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time … Continue reading

Leadership San Juans Forming New Class for 2015

Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) is reaching out to the community to complete its enrollments for their 5 month long community leadership program. It runs from January 9 until May 29. The course has 12 meeting days (3 half-days and 9 full days). LSJI has incorporated a unique community facilitation … Continue reading