A Night of Tradition and Vision

— by Margie Doyle — Jan Koltun addressed “An Orcas Family: 130 Years and Counting” auction attendees, saying the gathering seemed like a cross between “High Mass and a summer camp gathering.” Hours later,  several  bidders chortled that they’d gotten items they’d coveted from seeing in the catalog, but never … Continue reading

School District Readying for First Day, Sept. 3

 — by Margie Doyle — Behind the chain link fences at the Orcas Island School District campus, the work of Tiger Construction and subcontractors has been simmering all summer long. Every day achieves some new benchmark towards completion of the “2012 Bond Project” to update the public education buildings. Behind … Continue reading

Just In: Climate Change Impacts on the Pacific NW

Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall in Eastsound — from Marta C. Branch, San Juan County Dept of Community Development and Planning Marine Program Coordinator — Learn how climate change impacts the Pacific Northwest in a presentation by Dr. Philip Mote, Oregon State Climatologist and … Continue reading

Benefit BINGO!

— from Amber Paulsen — The Sons of The American Legion are sponsoring BINGO to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool & Childcare Center. Bring the family out the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Each game cost 50¢ and winnings are half the pot! If you wear … Continue reading

When a Business Becomes So Successful That…

— by Margie Doyle — Clyde Duke saw a beautiful building abandoned in the middle of our community that could be brought together for fun and camaraderie under its roof. April Duke saw a full-time business opportunity for a couple who already had a full-time business — and more — … Continue reading