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

Orcas Island Film Fest Review: Deux Jours Une Nuit

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— by Paula Treneer — Deux Jours Une Nuit (Two Days One Night): Social realist drama shows Marion Cotillard at her finest The gripping drama directed by Belgium’s Dardenne brothers features an ordinary woman played subtly but unglamorously by the beautiful Oscar award winner Marion Cotillard (for her La Vie … Continue reading

Orcas Island Film Fest Review: “1000 Times Goodnight”

Orcas Island  Film Fest

War photojournalism leads to marital strife — by Paula Treneer — Alternating between gripping scenes of civil war in Kabul and Kenya and domestic conflict back home in luminously-filmed Ireland, Juliette Binoche portrays a war photographer torn between her adrenaline-fueled commitment to publicize the horrors of conflict while belatedly recognizing … Continue reading