Wanted: Day Park Volunteers

— from Ashley King for San Juan County Parks & Fair — The San Juan County Parks, Recreation, and Fair Department is inviting community members to become day park volunteers (opportunities available on different islands). Volunteers can participate in weekly monitoring and/or light litter pick-up, and are invited to participate in … Continue reading

Eastsound Vision Survey Closed; Full Results Due Soon

— from Paul Kamin for Eastsound Planning Review Committee — The EastsoundVision.com online survey “closed” on Monday November 5. A committee of volunteers have been working on processing the results for public distribution. The Eastsound Planning and Review Committee and the Survey Team would like to thank those who invested … Continue reading

Paris in New York in February OIHS student to perform again at Carnegie Hall

— from Kristen Wilson — Paris Wilson, junior at Orcas Island High School, has been invited to return to play violin with the 2018 Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in February. Selection for the group was by audition. “We processed more than 18,000 nominations this year,” said the Honors … Continue reading

Mr. Music: Ken Speck Now a Hall-of-famer

— from Karen Key Speck — On Friday, November 3, 2017, Orcas islander Ken Speck received the Indiana Broadcasters Association / Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame Award. Orcas Island Bandleader, Philanthropist, Star Trekkie, Percussionist and Realtor Ken was chosen for induction into the Indiana Hall of … Continue reading

Kid-made Art and Wares Wanted Island children invited to sell their crafts

Saturday, November 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Salmonberry School — from Sharon Ho — It’s that time of year again. The 5th Children’s Christmas Market will be taking place the Saturday after Thanksgiving and kindly hosted by Salmonberry School. Located on Henry Road, the Children’s Market will be across … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | November 1 – 7, 2017

November 1, 2017 17-007698 Juvenile Problem 11:07:02 11/01/17 A Deputy responded to the Lopez Island School regarding a juvenile complaint. It was determined a distressed elementary student was attempting to leave the school campus without permission. School administration took appropriate measures to keep the juvenile safe. 17-007700 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:35:50 … Continue reading

Additional Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled

Wednesday, November 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Orcas Senior Center — from San Juan County Communications — San Juan County Health and Community Services has scheduled additional flu vaccination clinics for the month of November. Walk-in clinic: no appointment necessary: Orcas Senior Center | 62 Henry Rd, Eastsound November … Continue reading

Perham Black Takes 13th Place in Nation at Cressy Cup

— from Gray Cope for San Juan Island Sailing Foundation – On October 28 and 29 San Juan County’s Perham “Per” Black, a senior at Spring Street International School competed in the Cressy Cup, considered the United States high school national championships for Laser full rig sailing. The national sailing … Continue reading

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Comes to Orcas Center 

Thursday – Saturday, November 16-18, 6:30 p.m.,Sunday, November 19, 2 p.m., Orcas Center — from Didier Gincig — Watch Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Mike Tevee and their parents, the Candyman, the Bucket Family, and Oompa-Loompas right here on Orcas Island. The cast and talented … Continue reading