Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on Indiana’s New “Religious Freedom” Law


– from Lisa Harper, Governor’s Office – “I find Indiana’s new law disturbing, particularly at a time when more and more states and people in America are embracing civil rights for everyone. Washington will join other states and cities in opposing this law and I will impose an administration-wide ban … Continue reading

Shakespeare Shakes Up the Shoulder Season!

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4th Annual Shakespeare Festival April 7-11 – by Margie Doyle – Now looking ahead to the 4th year of the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival, (April 7-11, 2015), the five-day festival brings back popular events and introduces new ones: The local Shakespeare talent show that starred Jake Perrine, Steve Henigson,  and … Continue reading

Public Informs Advisors and Officials

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March 26 Town Hall hears (mostly) from Orcas Islanders. Another meeting planned for Thursday, April 2. – by Margie Doyle – The Orcas Public — breast-feeding mothers, business owners, proud, self-identifying tree-huggers, official skeptics and impatient elders — spoke to local officials and advisors to voice their praise and criticisms … Continue reading

Orcas Island Historical Society to Host Family Dinner

— from the Orcas Island Historical Society — Join us on the evening of Saturday, March 28th for “Dragons or Dinosaurs? Myth or Reality?” a fun-filled night of food, friends and Dinosaurs! Bring your children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews, to learn about Dinosaurs and their eggs. The evening will … Continue reading

Public Works Hosting an Open House on Orcas Island

Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m. –  6 p.m., Orcas Senior Center Lundeen Room – from Jamie Hanna, San Juan County Public Works – Come learn about the following projects and programs: Deer Harbor Bridge Replacement Orcas Road Improvements Prune Alley Complete Street Improvements Orcas Village Park & Ride Non-Motorized Safety … Continue reading

San Juan County Cooperates on Broadband Deployment in Eastsound

— from Rock Island Communications — San Juan County is allowing Rock Island Communications to install fiber optic cable in the conduit associated with the County’s Eastsound Village streetlight project. “Co-locating our fiber optic cable in the streetlight conduit will save businesses located in Eastsound Village a great deal on … Continue reading

Open Letter to Rick Hughes Re: Orcas Road Project

– from Susan Fleischer and John Fleischer – Re: Orcas Road Project (Nordstrom Lane to McNallie Lane) Dear Rick, This is in regard to the San Juan County Orcas Road proposed realignment that runs along Carol Clark’s property from Swan Road to McNallie Lane. Walt and Carol Clark (Susan’s parents) … Continue reading