Larsen Votes For Critical Transportation Funding

Calls Out Congress For Failing On Export-Import Bank — from the Office of Representative Rick Larsen — Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today voted to make sure transportation projects nationwide will continue to receive funding through summer construction season. Larsen voted … Continue reading

County Health & Community Services Supports World Breastfeeding Week

— from San Juan County Communications — August 1-7, 2015 marks the annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, a global call to action for support and empowerment for ALL women in achieving their breastfeeding goals. This celebration highlights the positive impact breastfeeding has on long-term health. This year’s theme or … Continue reading

County Fair Office on Limited Service During Fair Week

— from San Jan County Parks — During County Fair week, August 10-14, the County Parks Administration office will have very limited walk-in access by appointment only. With the Parks office now situated on the Fairgrounds, parking and access to the office will be difficult while the County Fair is … Continue reading

Free Tooth Extraction Clinic

Friday, August 14, 445 Madrona Street — from Terri Triplett — Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving Friday, August 14, for free tooth extractions for our Orcas and Shaw residents in need. Services are limited to both routine and surgical extractions (including wisdom teeth). To make … Continue reading

Physicist Roy Schwitters to Speak on Innovative Maya Research

— from Michael Riordan for Orcas Currents On Thursday, August 6, University of Texas physicist and new Orcas Islander Roy Schwitters will treat fellow islanders to an absorbing Orcas Currents lecture on “Peering into a Maya Pyramid Using Cosmic Rays.” His multimedia presentation will begin at 5:30 pm in Emmanuel … Continue reading

Flamenco with the Funhouse

— from Krista Bouchey, Funhouse Commons Director — We love what we do at The Funhouse and appreciate your support of the Funhouse Commons and our programs for island youth. Our 2015 Gala includes Flamenco dancers, delicious food, fun games, and a live auction! And everyone can Raise the Paddle … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders Gathering this Wednesday

Wednesday, July 29 at 6 pm. in Friday Harbor — from Sharon Abreu — There will be a gathering in support of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Friday Harbor this Wednesday, July 29. You can RSVP for the event here: There’s a 10 p.m. ferry from Friday Harbor that … Continue reading

Explore the Sacred Feminine at Labyrinth Workshop

Thursday, July 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Parish Hall Inside Labyrinth — from Emmanuel Episcopal Parish — For the feast day of Mary Magdalene, we will explore aspects of the sacred feminine as told through the mythology of her life. Weaving her story with the classic labyrinthine … Continue reading

Travel the World of Stories with Eth-Noh-Tec Storyfest

History-based “Red Altar” the finale to a week of storytelling  — by Margie Doyle — “Once Upon a Time… long, long ago…” with those magical, mythical words, the world of entrancing stories opens up to a hungry audience. Every two years for the last 10 years, Orcas Islanders enjoy StoryFest, … Continue reading