Aerodynamics, Inertia, Drag, Statistical Data Manipulation Come Together at Orcas Christian School

— from Ron Claus — Recently the Jr. High Students at Orcas Christian School worked on a complex project involving pine wood derby cars. Rather than focus just on the racing competition, the goal was determine what made one vehicle faster than another. The students were surprised that weight and … Continue reading

Hear Julie Negrin’s ACA Story

Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Brad Brown — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved my life. That is the message delivered by #SAVEACA activist Julie Negrin as she travels throughout Washington state and the Pacific Northwest describing the effects of “Obamacare” on the macro and … Continue reading

New Reports Available: Vision Outreach and Natural Resource Lands

— from San Juan County Communications — Two new reports will be presented to County Council and Planning Commission Next Week. The reports summarize the community workshops and surveys conducted for the Vision Statement Check-In and the economic analysis of natural resource lands. The Vision 2036 Update Process report will … Continue reading

Soroptimists Accepting Applications for Educational/Training Awards

— from Nancy DeVaux for Soroptimists of Friday Harbor — The Soroptimists of Friday Harbor are currently accepting applications for their “Educational Opportunity” and “Fellowship” awards. Eligible women who are residents of San Juan County are encouraged to apply. The $2,000 Educational Opportunity Award is for a woman in financial need, … Continue reading

Annual Tree Lighting Event a Glowing Success Special thanks to Santa & Mrs. Claus for 20 years of holiday joy

— from Lance Evans for Orcas Chamber of Commerce — The Orcas Island (WA) Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all those who helped make this year’s Village Green tree lighting a success. Friday, December 1st was a bit on the wet and windy side, so the Chamber opted to … Continue reading

Salish Sea Youth Ballet Will Present Nutcracker in Friday Harbor

Saturday, December 16, 7 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m., Friday Harbor Brickworks — from Jeanne Peihl for Salish Sea Youth Ballet — Salish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2017 Friday Harbor Nutcracker. San Juan Island dancers will perform The Nutcracker in an intimate tea party setting at … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | November 29 – December 5, 2017

— from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office — November 29, 2017 17-008395 Accident-NonInj 07:47:14 11/29/17 An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Orcas Rd. The female driver, who was the vehicles soleoccupant, was uninjured. A report was taken. 17-008401 Theft 11:21:49 11/29/17 Mail … Continue reading

Community Band Will Once Again Fill Orcas Center With Holiday Music An Orcas Island favorite tradition

Sunday, December 17, 3 p.m., Orcas Center — from Timothy Jenson — This December 17 at 3 p.m, the Orcas Island Community Band, conducted by Jim Shaffer-Bauck and Karen Key Speck, will once again be performing their annual Christmas Concert at the Orcas Center. All members of the community are … Continue reading

Children’s House Invites All Aboard the Santa Train

Saturday, December 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mt. Baker Farm — from Susan Anderson for Children’s House — Join Children’s House for the Inaugural Santa Train event at Mt. Baker Farm. Pet the farm animals, tour the historic depot, climb aboard the holiday train, bring your camera for a … Continue reading

Does County Have an Open Spot for You?

— from San Juan County Communications — The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Committee Position Expires Term Length Member Name Agricultural Resources Committee Position #3 At Large Aug 31 2019 12:00AM Partial Agricultural Resources Committee … Continue reading

A Beloved Island Tradition, “A Christmas Carol” Returns to Orcas Center

Wednesday – Sunday, December 13 – 17, 7:30 p.m., December 16, 2 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — Celebrate the season with the truly beloved holiday favorite A Christmas Carol starting December 13 on Center Stage. A Christmas Carol will run for five performances, December … Continue reading