Cha Cha Classes for November

Monday, November 7, 7 – 9 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Bill Gincig — Local instructors are again offering their community dance class on Monday, November 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall. We will be teaching Cha Cha. Instruction will begin promptly at 7 … Continue reading

Deer Harbor Bridge This Week

— from John Van Lund — Progress continues on both east and west abutments. Crews will remove forms from the west abutment wall and will form and pour the footing for the east abutment. In addition, they will begin forming the east abutment wall. The piles are in at the … Continue reading

Orcas Rallies in Support of Standing Rock Sioux Nation "Water Protectors" oppose Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

— by Kelly Rose, Updated Nov. 2  — More than 70 Islanders gathered at Odd Fellows Hall last Tuesday, October 25, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation to protest the construction of the 1,172 mile Dakota Access oil pipeline. People were eager to get updated and strategize how … Continue reading

Great Ideas from the 50-50 Visionaries Ideas emerge admidst enthusiasm for Eastsound's future

— by Margie Doyle — “We could be the model for other islands and towns; let’s use that energy to make it cool” At the 50-50 Vision for Eastsound last Wednesday evening, Oct. 26, Fred Klein spoke about the purpose of making a community vision, “The power to create the … Continue reading

Free Tooth Extraction Clinic

Make an appointment for Monday, November 14 — from Terry Triplett — Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving Monday November 14 for free tooth extractions for our Orcas and Shaw residents in need. Services are limited to both routine and surgical extractions (including wisdom … Continue reading

Healing Arts Center Celebrates with Semi-Annual Fair

Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 Registration is now open at the Healing Arts Center; sign up ASAP to get the appointment you want. Practitioners will be offering massage/bodywork, acupuncture, and more at greatly discounted rates, only $50/hour & $30/half-hour. New: Seaweed foot soaks, just $10. All proceeds fund … Continue reading

Another Orca Death Lack of Chinook salmon endangers species

— by Amy Smart from the Victoria, B.C. Times-Colonist — Hopes for the recovery of southern resident killer whale populations have cooled one year after a “baby boom” for the endangered species. The Center for Whale Research announced the death of J28 on Friday, saying it would also likely mean … Continue reading