It Was a Very Good Year

—Some noteworthy events — All in all, 2015 was a very good year, especially for the uptick in southern-resident killer whales born — eight new calves born since Dec. 30 2014, bringing the number to 85. And we had more than our share of Festivals on this “small green island:” … Continue reading

Sharon Abreu to Lead UU Service in “New Year”

Sunday, January 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Benson Hall at Emmanuel Episcopal Church The Orcas Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service, “The New Year”  will be lead by Sharon Abreu this Sunday. “We’ll have a brief service, including the sharing of joys and concerns, and everyone who wants to will have an … Continue reading

Hughes Foresees 2016 Focus on Orcas Infrastructure

— by Margie Doyle — The San Juan County Council will next meet on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 and after a year of achievements, Council Member Rick Hughes foresees a “big infrastructure year ahead.” Some of the projects ready for the shovel next year are: the Prune Alley streetscape plan … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report: December 2 – December 21, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Following a recent upgrade of the computers at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Report is once again available. Thank you for your patience.] December 2, 2015 15-007002 Domestic Dispute or Assault 16:13:20 12/02/15 Deputy responded to 595 Roche Harbor Road to investigate a report of a … Continue reading

Alderton Appointed to Governor’s Pipeline Committee

— by Margie Doyle — Janet Alderton of Deer Harbor has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Citizens’ Committee on Pipeline Safety. The Committee meets about every two months to discuss, identify, review and highlight pipeline safety issues on local and national levels. The committee consists of nine … Continue reading

It’s Not Your Grandma’s Weight Watchers Anymore

Monday, Jan. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Funhouse — by Carol Kulminski– Weight Watchers has knocked it out of the park with their new “Beyond the Scale” program for sustainable weight loss! It is no longer “your Grandma’s weight loss program”, but is appealing to younger people … Continue reading

Artsmith’s Writer Island Coming in February

Register now and apply for scholarships for “Dive Deep with Ana Maria Spagna & Melissa Hart” — from Jill Johnson for Artsmith — Does your current writing project need time, guidance, and inspiration for you to delve into unexplored depths? Do the distractions of home prevent you from immersing yourself … Continue reading