Eastsound Water To Conduct Routine Flushing See if your area affected

Tuesday – Wednesday, April 4 – 5 — from Eastsound Water Users — Eastsound Water will be conducting a routine flushing of the water mains in the area of: Blanchard Seaview Mountain View Bunny Donahue Nina Aeroview Terri Michael Timber Lane This will happen on Tuesday and Wednesday April 4 … Continue reading

There’s Still Time to Speak-up About Your Vision for Eastsound

— from Jeff Otis — On Apr. 6 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station, the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee (EPRC) will be taking public comment on the Vision for Eastsound. If you’re not familiar with the proposed Vision for Eastsound, you can read the preamble … Continue reading

Larsen Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

— from Douglas Wagoner — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting high school-aged students in the Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The U.S. House of Representatives holds the nationwide high school visual art competition to encourage and recognize artistic talent in … Continue reading

Orcas Center Hires Brian A. Kemp as Executive Director

— from Tom Fiscus, Orcas Center Board President — Orcas Center is pleased to announce its hire of Brian Kemp as Executive Director. Kemp has held business development and creative programming positions at several well-known corporations including Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Hasbro and most recently The Boeing Company.  A graduate of … Continue reading

Ground Will Break for New Exchange

Wednesday, April 5, 1 p.m., The Exchange — by Lin McNulty — It was just over four years ago, February 2013, when The Exchange burned down. As Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) prepares for a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Apr. 5, it may not be possible to fully tell the story without … Continue reading

Larsen Appointed to Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group

— from Douglas Wagoner — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced his appointment by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group – an organization which aims to promote dialogue between U.S. Congress and Canada’s Parliament. Last week, Larsen met with members of the Canadian Parliament to … Continue reading

Ranker: Senate Capital Budget Invests Historic Amount in Education, Community Programs

— from Dave Pringle, Senate Democratic Communications — Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement following the passage of the Senate capital budget today: “Today the Senate passed a bipartisan capital budget that invests an historic amount in improving our schools for the 1.1 million schoolchildren in Washington. With nearly … Continue reading

New Date for “La Traviata” at Orcas Center Verdi’s "Fallen Woman" comes to Orcas Center this Sunday

Sunday, April 2, 1 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — Orcas Center presents the New York Met’s revival of “La Traviata” by Verdi streaming Live in HD on Sunday, Apr. 2 at 1 p.m.This event is re-scheduled due to technical flaws in the scheduled opera, “Idomeneo;” that opera … Continue reading

Elementary School Held First PBIS Parents’ Night PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Supports

— from Lorena Stankevich — On Wednesday, Mar. 22 Orcas Island Elementary School held the first ever PBIS Parent night, thanks to a generous grant from the Orcas Island Education Foundation. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and is a program that has been happening at OIES for the … Continue reading

Larsen Fights to Save Consumer Protections for Internet Privacy

— from Douglas Wagoner — Congressman: ‘we need to continue fighting hard to ensure consumers are protected, our environment is protected, and the workplace is protected – my ‘no’ vote is an effort to keep that fight up’ Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement on S.J. Res … Continue reading