Last County Flea Market of 2016 Dec. 10 at County Fairgrounds on San Juan Island


— from Ashley King, Program Coordinator, San Juan County Parks & Fair — Mark your calendars, last Flea Market of 2016 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds! Saturday, December 10th 9am-Noon From jewelry and handmade goods to yard tools and , this is the place to find it! Got some … Continue reading

Cancer Survivorship Group Holiday Tea & Meeting To be held at the New Home of Bogdan and Carol Kulminski

Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., call 376-4198 for details –from Sue Lewis — The Cancer Survivorship Group will celebrate the holiday season with a Holiday Tea at the new home in Eastsound of Bogdan and Carol Kulminski. To allow arrivals in the daylight, the Tea will begin at 4 … Continue reading

Come to Susan Osborn’s Christmas Concert 26th year of historic holiday event in Victorian Valley


— from Susan Osborn — Once again we will be gathering in the Victorian Valley Chapel on Orcas Island to celebrate Christmas and the Season in song, December 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m.and also on the 24th at 4p.m. We added this early concert so off island folks … Continue reading

Guest Opinion | OMF is Looking to the Future for All on Orcas


– from Orcas Medical Foundation – For 60 years, Orcas Medical Foundation (OMF) has been dedicated to serving the medical needs of all on Orcas Island. We have always sought the best possible medical care available. Our Orcas Medical Center staff has been there for patients and non-patients alike, during … Continue reading

Guest Editorial: Pipeline Project Poses Major Threat to San Juan Region state legislature needs to implement recommendations this coming session before the next barge incident

–by Fred Felleman and Jamie Stephens, originally published in — There is a dichotomy that defines the Salish Sea, the network of waterways that includes Puget Sound, the San Juan region, and southwestern British Columbia. These deep, protected waters serve as habitat for a diversity of marine species and … Continue reading

Experience a Pioneer Christmas at the Orcas Historical Museum

Historical museum logo

Join in the holiday festivities  Friday, December 2nd, at the Pioneer Museum from 3pm-5pm.  We are joining in the Chamber of Commerce Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting. The Boede Cabin will be decorated in vintage Christmas decorations. There will be crafts for children, making paper chains and writing letters to Santa.  Tours … Continue reading

Senior Center Presents Holiday Festival of Arts

At the 2011 Senior Center Holiday Festival of the Arts, from left Lisa Heisinger, Antoinette Botsford and Theresa Boucher

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

Post Election Meeting: Charting a New Course Together

— by Kelly Rose — Attendees numbered 112 people at a post-election meeting at Odd Fellows Hall last Friday, November 18. The meeting, titled “Where do we go from here?” offered community members the opportunity to share their thoughts around the elections, and brainstorm ideas together, with a main focus to … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Poetry Reprise: When Father Carves the Duck Comments invited on a definition of "Hindu grace"

When Father Carves the Duck by Ernest Vincent Wright We all look on with anxious eyes When Father carves the duck And mother almost always sighs When Father carves the duck Then all of us prepare to rise And hold our bibs before our eyes And be prepared for some … Continue reading

Anniversary of Stage on the Green Inspires a Look Back


— from Dona Wuthnow, SJC Parks & Fair Director — Ten years ago, a bit of magic happened on the Eastsound Village Green – the Stage on the Green was brought to life. A stirring synergy of community talent and creativity came together in a 20-person group that used a consensus-based … Continue reading

Family Health Center Gala Ushers in Holiday Season


Saturday, November 19, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Karen Key Speck — What’s better than communing with friends? Doing it to benefit a good cause. Orcas Family Health Center (OFHC) is hosting its 9th Annual Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction on Saturday, November 19 at Orcas Center. A $25 ticket buys you … Continue reading

Thankful for Orcas Community Resource Center

— by Sally Buchanan — The Orcas Island community has so many resources to be thankful for this Thanksgiving month. Highlighting the OCRC, Orcas Community Resource Center, seems especially appropriate. This non-profit organization has been active on the Island for many years as Orcas Family Connections helping families requiring assistance … Continue reading