Fireworks, Fireworks, Parade, and BBQ!  Rita & Russ Harvey The Orcas Island Community Parade is fast approaching.  Saturday, July 5 will be here before you know it!  This year’s theme is: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” – a perfect theme to describe how a small island’s residents look out for one another. … Continue reading

County Council Certifies Appreciation for Evergreen State

San Juan County Council Chair Rick Hughes will read the following proclamation at the Friday Harbor ferry terminal at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 29: CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION UPON: The retirement of the MV Evergreen State, San Juan County and the Town of Friday Harbor wishes to thank our … Continue reading

Self-healing Presentation

Monday, June 30 7 p.m., and Wednesday July 2, 10:30 a.m., Orcas Library — from Kamala Fordham — The community is invited to a free presentation on Self-Healing at the Library- Monday, June 30th at 7pm and Wednesday, July 2nd at 10:30am. Kamala,of Spiraling Lotus Healing Arts, is offering a … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Independent Island Life “A Thing of the Past”

— by Spirit Eagle — Last Friday, I went to the meeting about the opportunity that SJC has to “Opt Out of the Growth Management Act” and I was thrilled that we have this opportunity now! If one doesn’t have to live in an Urban Growth Area because of size … Continue reading

Eagle Forum Fires First Salvo in Repeal of GMA

— by Margie Doyle — William Wright, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and software engineer for Boeing Defense Programs, spoke to about 28 people at the June 20th Eagle Forum organized to address the repeal of the Washington State Growth Management Act. This year, the state legislature passed and Governor … Continue reading

Senator Murray Refers to Nuñez and Helsell in Immigration Speech

— from the Office of Senator Patty Murray — Murray on immigration reform: “It’s time to hope for the best, but it’s also time to plan for the worst.” Murray: U.S. should stop deportation of non-criminal detainees, ensure due process in the immigration court system, expand prosecutorial discretion, dramatically reform … Continue reading