Surrendered, Set Free, and a Second Chance What is Celebrate Recovery?

Tuesday, July 4, 6 p.m., Orcas Community Church — by Carol Kulminski — “Over seven years ago my beloved 66-year-old mother died from kidney failure.  She was morbidly obese and struggled with many ailments including Diabetes.  The harsh reality is that my mom ate herself to death and I was … Continue reading

Orcas Island Historical Museums Host Independence Day Celebration Festivities celebrated on Saturday, July 1

— from Carol Kulminski — This is the 66th year that the Orcas Island Historical Museums has sponsored this summer celebration of the island’s history. The day’s festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1st, on the Village Green with the pie booth. Volunteers will be serving slices of … Continue reading

Master Storyteller Weaves Spooky Tales of History and Mystery Antoinette Botsford brings back "Spooky Tales" this summer to Orcas Historical Museums

— from the Orcas Island Historical Museums– Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford will again delight audiences this summer with stories weaving mystery with history. Stories of Orcas ghosts, limekilns, and local folklore will be told this summer at the Pioneer Museum at 8 p.m. beginning July 5, and the Crow Valley … Continue reading

Cruise into History: Sentinels of Orcas Island and Surrounding Waters

Sunday, May 21 at noon — by Carol Kulminski — Eclipse Charters once again hosts a benefit cruise for Orcas Island Historical Museums, this year on Sunday, May 21. The cruise will focus on the main water ways in the San Juan Islands, noting the markers, navigation aids, and the light … Continue reading

Orcas Lions Club Makes a Generous Donation Blaine Camp for Adults with Disabilities benefits

— by Carol Kulminski — Don Webster, an Orcas Island Lions Club member, has volunteered at the Lions Camp Horizon in Blaine, Washington, for 11 years. He has seen firsthand the needs of this unique camp and knew that the kitchen remodel would be costly, but was long overdue. A … Continue reading

Good News Abounds at Orcas Historical Museums’ Annual Dinner

— by Carol Kulminski — There were so many good reports coming from Board President Jim Biddick, and the new museum director Brittney Maruska, at the Annual Membership Dinner on Saturday, it was hard to keep up. In 2016, the mortgage was paid off, all events showed an increase in … Continue reading

Experience a Pioneer Christmas at the Orcas Historical Museum

Join in the holiday festivities  Friday, December 2nd, at the Pioneer Museum from 3pm-5pm.  We are joining in the Chamber of Commerce Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting. The Boede Cabin will be decorated in vintage Christmas decorations. There will be crafts for children, making paper chains and writing letters to Santa.  Tours … Continue reading

Heritage Harvest Feast to Benefit Historical Museums Annual Autumn Event at Red Rabbit Farm

— from Carol Kulminski — On Saturday, September 24th, you do not want to miss an evening of fine dining and good cheer at Red Rabbit Farm. Bowls and platters are filled with the best Farm to Table items from the bounty of the Fall harvest. One long table is … Continue reading

Sunday’s Historical Matinee Features Frank Loudin

— from Carol Kulminski — The Orcas Island Historical Society’s next Historical Matinee will be this Sunday, August 21st at the Fire Hall starting at 3 p.m.  It features well-known local artist Frank Loudin.  He will talk about his art, including his much admired aviation art, some of which can … Continue reading

Spooky Tales on Orcas Island Storytelling at the Museum on Wednesdays, at Crow Valley School on Fridays

— by Carol Kulminski — The Spooky Tales with an Orcas Spin have been enjoyed this summer by some residents, but mostly by the many visitors to the island. Everyone who has come to hear Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford, is surprised to learn fascinating facts about the original lime kilns … Continue reading

Weight Watchers Accepts Molina Healthcare

— from Weight Watchers– As more research emerges on the health risks and costs of being overweight, it is great to know that Washington State cares enough to offer this program to low income individuals. “Molina Healthcare is excited to announce we are offering the Weight Watchers®weight loss program to … Continue reading

Did Dinosaurs Have Cancer?

— from Carol Kulminski — “Did Dinosaurs Have Cancer?” is the topic of this month’s Cancer Survivorship meeting from the book, The Cancer Chronicles by George Johnson. Conversation will be lively! The Cancer Survivorship Meeting is a place for support and encouragement, as well as a safe place to explore feelings … Continue reading

Free Showing of the Movie “Home Run”

— from Carol Kulminski for Orcas Celebrate Recovery — FREE Movie night Tuesday, February 16th, at the Orcas Island Community Church. Open to everyone! With complimentary popcorn and drinks. Great movie, great people, great reason! Orcas Celebrate Recovery is celebrating one year on Orcas by hosting a movie night. Doors … Continue reading

It’s Not Your Grandma’s Weight Watchers Anymore

Monday, Jan. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Funhouse — by Carol Kulminski– Weight Watchers has knocked it out of the park with their new “Beyond the Scale” program for sustainable weight loss! It is no longer “your Grandma’s weight loss program”, but is appealing to younger people … Continue reading