“Your Money” Monday Sessions to Resume

Michael Kulper will once again offer sessions on all aspects of managing money – budgeting it, saving it, spending it, and investing it. Kulper is a retired college professor, having taught financial accounting and managerial accounting, which were required courses for undergraduate business students The monthly sessions will be held … Continue reading

Time to Tango

Monday, March 7, 7 – 9 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Bill Gincig — Start the New Year off right by learning to dance which is good for your health, well being and ability to relate to others. Come out an enjoy yourself while learning or improving your knowledge of dance. Local … Continue reading

OICMF Spotlights Musician-in-Residence with Focus on Cello

— from Joyce Stone, OICMF — A new month will bring a new Musician-in-Residence for string students. The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to welcome Ruth Boden, Associate Professor of Cello and Bass at Washington State University, to our Music Education program. She will coach elementary, middle school … Continue reading

Our Representatives Report | Ranker: Budget Fails to Address Critical Needs

— from Rick Manugian, Sen. Ranker’s Office — Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued the following statement today [February 26, 2016] following the Senate’s passage of the 2016 supplemental operating budget. “Traditional bipartisan negotiations on the budget were suspended last week, when the tally was still in the red, so … Continue reading

Help Orcas Debate Go to State

HELP SEND OUR CHAMPIONS TO STATE COMPETITION — from Janet Brownell, OIEF — The Orcas Island Education Foundation (OIEF) hopes you can help send one of our public high school teams to State. This team has been quietly, but steadily winning competition after competition. The playing field has been forensics — the team: the … Continue reading

MAG Group Can’t Wait to Fill the Gym with Tunes and Fans

Sunday, March 6, 3 p.m., Old Gym — from Kristen Wilson —   The Music Advocacy Group’s (MAG) 19th annual benefit concert will bring adult and student Orcas Island musicians together in support of school music on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. It is the single largest music concert … Continue reading

Chat Over Coffee with FRIENDS of the San Juans

— from Katie Fleming for the Friends of the San Juans — Come Meet Staff and Board from FRIENDS of the San Juans on March 3 Friends of the San Juans will host a “Coffee and Conversation” on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Orcas Hotel (18 Orcas Hill Rd). … Continue reading

Here Are Your Choices: Sidewalk Options for Prune Alley

Thursday, March, 3 – 5 p.m., Eastsound Fire Hall — by Margie Doyle — Eastsound’s advisory planning board, the Eastsound Planning Review Committee (EPRC), will decide at its next meeting on the design standards of the new sidewalks planned for Prune Alley. The improvements have been discussed at EPRC monthly … Continue reading

Orcas Voices: The Sounds of Spring

— by Sally Buchanan– Spring is arriving earlier than usual this year on Orcas Island. There is that sudden and wonderful general awareness that days are growing noticeably longer and the sunshine is warmer. The red currant is blooming which means the hummingbirds are arriving – if they left at … Continue reading