Flotsam & Jetsam | Nothing Compares to You

— a semi-regular humor column by Maurice Austin — Much of the discussion of the health of the southern resident orca population focuses on nutrition—those apex predators rely on Chinook salmon for the majority of their diet, and given that salmon are racing toward extinction, the southern residents orcas may … Continue reading

World Breastfeeding Week 2016: “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development”- San Juan County has highest breastfeeding rate in state

— from San Juan County Communications — World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and overall health of mothers and babies. The 2016 World Breastfeeding Week theme is how breastfeeding promotes sustainable development goals. “Sustainable development means development that meets the needs of the … Continue reading

Another Vege Potluck 1st Sundays Vege Potluck & Movie!

Sunday, August 7 at 6 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall — from Lydia Miller — This monthly gathering celebrates compassionate, healthy and sustainable plant based lifestyle. Join in on the lively conversation, get inspired, learn something new, come home with recipes, and enjoy yummy food! Everyone is welcome to … Continue reading

Orcas Island Library to Place Levy Measure on November 8 Ballot

— from Phil Heikkinen — Construction is underway for the Orcas Island Library expansion. In response to community feedback and long-term evaluation, the Library has added more space, more technology and a larger collection. The expansion will nearly double the size of the Library, including a 30% increase in collection … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | July 20 – 26, 2016 ALERT: A child was bitten in the hand by a dog tied up in front of the Island Market in Eastsound. The female owner left immediately with the dog and did not identify herself. Anyone with information please call the Sheriff's Office, so we can confirm the Australian Shepherd has a current rabies shot.

July 20, 2016 16-005070 Harassment 00:14:25 07/20/16 A Friday Harbor resident reported his Facebook account being hacked by a female subject that has a restraining order against him. This incident occurred during the weekend of 07/15/16 through 07/18/16 in Friday Harbor. 16-005071 Area Check 00:53:12 07/20/16 A deputy found an … Continue reading

State-approved Massage School Comes to Friday Harbor

— from Richard Davenport — Friday Harbor School of Massage was approved by The Washington State Board of Massage, and the Workforce Training Board approved the curriculum and program on July 8. The school is officially a state-approved school for training new massage therapists.  Currently the closest massage schools are located in Bellingham, … Continue reading

Plant Problems? We Have Answers

Wednesday, August 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Driftwood Nursery — from Kate Yturri — The Orcas Master Gardeners will be at Driftwood Nursery next Wednesday, August 3, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. We will be at the Orcas Saturday Market on most Saturdays in August from 10 a.m. – … Continue reading