EDC Offers FREE Business Law 101 Workshop Advance registration required

Wednesday, November 29 10 – 11:30 a.m., Heritage Bank — from Victoria Compton — Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to gain a better understanding of how law impacts a business in a free workshop entitled Business Law 101, led by Duncan Wilson, and presented by the San Juan County … Continue reading

Adès’s The Exterminating Angel — Major Cultural Event for the Met—at Orcas Center

Sunday, November 26, 1 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — Orcas Center presents the New York Met’s new production of Adès’s The Exterminating Angel streaming Live in HD on Sunday, November 26 at 1 p.m. Join us for the Met, complete with wines offered by … Continue reading

Public Hearing on County’s 2018 Budget this Monday

Monday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. in the Legislative Hearing Room, at 55 Second Street, in Friday Harbor At its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 the County Council will hold a public hearing on adoption of an Annual Budget. Estimated revenues and appropriations will be set forth and Public … Continue reading

Orcas Online Strictly Wireless but NOT going out of business

— by Margie Doyle– Times change, people change, but above all technology changes. Stuart Baker, at Orcas Online, has seen his DSL customers, serviced through an agreement with CenturyLink, dwindling every year, as islanders chose other internet options such as wireless. Orcas Online serves over 1,000 customers, of whom about … Continue reading

Burghardt Fund Exceeds Challenge Target Paving new ways for local music students to reach full potential

— from Sharon Ho — In June this year, at the Music Advocacy Group (MAG) annual meeting and reception, the board received a remarkable challenge. Four generous island donors stood up and pledged to match, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 in donations from the community before the end of … Continue reading

Senator Ranker to File Bill to Ban Atlantic Salmon Farming Plan comes after a large-scale escape last August from Cooke Aquaculture net pens

— by Lynda V. Mapes for the SeattleTimes.com — Under fire after a collapse and massive escape last summer, Atlantic salmon net-pen farming would be banned in Washington under legislation that will be filed by Sen. Kevin Ranker this coming session. The legislation would allow existing state leases for the … Continue reading

EDC Presents: Datapalooza! A statistics and demographics event for San Juan County

Wednesday, December 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church — from Victoria Compton for San Juan County Economic Development Council — Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader? Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council … Continue reading

December Show: Art from Around the World Intake Nov. 29; Reception Dec. 1

— from Pat Littlewood — The Orcas Center Visual Arts Committee is reaching out to all Orcas art collectors to participate in the upcoming unique show of “Art from Around the World”, featuring work of art assembled by local residents sharing some of their favorite pieces of indigenous art with … Continue reading

First Town Hall Meeting – Public Hospital District

— from Alison Shaw for the Coalition for Orcas Health Care — The Coalition for Orcas Health Care (COHC) wants to hear from as many folks in the community as possible. Toward that goal, it has planned four Town Hall-style meetings over the next few months to hold a community … Continue reading

“Willie Wonka” Opening Night Tonight at 6:30 A sweet treat in store for you

— by Margie Doyle — Magic happens on Orcas tonight — old-time Orcas magic with longtime talent nurturer Dider Gincg bringing out the best in the cast of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” from the youngest oompah-loompahs to the posse of grandparents that inhabit this modern-day fairy tale. For … Continue reading