Inslee on Renewed Congressional Efforts to Repeal ACA 

— from Governor Inslee’s Office — Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on renewed congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill under consideration, if passed, would shift $1.4 billion a year in costs to Washington or take health care away from more than 700,000 working people … Continue reading

Choral Society Will Sing “Songs from the Heart”

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m., Orcas Center — from Lynn Baker — True love…false love…maternal love…eternal love… Love of the lover, the country, the child. Orcas Choral Society celebrates the many kinds of human love in its “Songs from the Heart” spring concert May … Continue reading

Invasive Green Crab Found at Dungeness Spit

— from MaryAnn Wagner, Sea Grant — A new population of invasive European green crab has been found at Dungeness Spit, near Sequim, Washington, rekindling concern over the potential for damage to local marine life and shorelines. Staff and volunteers from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which manages Dungeness … Continue reading

Orkila’s Spring ROAR Will be Annual Event

— by Gray Gailey (6th grader) — This year, on Apr. 23, Camp Orkila hosted their first annual ROAR, or Rogue Obstacle Adventure Race, on a windy, rainy afternoon. Before the race began, a Camp Orkila counselor spoke to the excited crowd of participants, ages ranging from five to 50, … Continue reading

April Poetry | Second Passage from a Work in Process (to be called The Dive Coast)

Second Passage from a Work in Process (to be called The Dive Coast) — Jim McKeon — The gauzy veil obscuring what Goethe called the eternal feminine ever so briefly clears… Gillian suddenly moves in her chair lifting one hand to the back of her neck. She raises her glass … Continue reading

You’re Invited to an “Open Forest” Orcas Forest School Fall enrollment open

Monday, May 1, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Orcas Island Forest School Open Forest Curious about what a Forest School looks like? Orcas Island Forest School will hold an Open Forest Monday, May 1 from 3:30-5:30 at our Camp Orkila location. Come by with your whole family to play and explore … Continue reading

Orcas Rotary Features Eric Webb at Meeting “Bond Bound⎯ Caught in the Webb”

Friday, April 28, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Jeanne McPherson — Orcas Island Rotary presents School Superintendent Eric Webb in a presentation entitled, “Bond Bound⎯ Caught in the Webb” on Friday, Apr. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Fire Station in Eastsound. This focus on the failed … Continue reading

Fire Commission Calls Special Meeting

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Marla Johns, Acting Secretary — Agenda Special Meeting San Juan County Fire Protection District #2 April 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Special Meeting – This is a special meeting. The Secretary informed the Commission that the notice requirements of RCW 42.30.080 … Continue reading