Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” with Melinda Milligan — and Puppets!

Auditions Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Orcas Center — by Margie Doyle — Melinda Milligan looks forward to casting a raft of rowdy Orcas actors and actresses — as well as a troupe of puppeteers — this week during auditions for “A Christmas Carol,” … Continue reading

UW Professor David Montgomery to Speak on “Growing a Revolution”

Sunday, September 24, 4 p.m., Orcas Center — from Michael Riordan for Orcas Currents — Throughout history, civilizations have withered and even disappeared after destroying their once-fertile soils. We now risk repeating this age-old trauma on a global scale due to ongoing soil-degradation, climate change, and rapidly rising populations. But … Continue reading

History Matinee: Author Candace Wellman Talks About Coast Salish Women Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station

— from Carol Kulminski for the Orcas Island Historical Museum — Candace Wellman, author of the book Peace Weavers, is the presenter at the History Matinee sponsored by the Orcas Island Historical Museums on Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm at the Eastsound Fire Station. The following is a book review … Continue reading

Upcoming Opportunities to Participate in OPALCO Co-op

— from Suzanne Olson for Orcas Power & Light — OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative committed to democratic member control and community involvement. In the coming weeks, there are a number of opportunities for OPALCO members to join in conversation with the Board, staff and each other. Members are encouraged … Continue reading

Come See How the Food Bank Works You're Invited to our Open House!

— from the Food Bank Board — We’re sure there are many members of the community who would like to see the inside of our Food Bank and learn how we distribute food and other essentials to our clients but never had the opportunity. That’s why on Sunday, September 24 … Continue reading

Island Sinfonia Celebrates 33 Years with an Invitation

— from Karen Blinn for Islands Sinfonia –– Celebrating the start of its 33rd season of making musical memories for all ages, the Island Sinfonia Board and current members extend an open invitation to new and returning musicians for the first of the season’s rehearsals to be held September 23 … Continue reading

Top EPRC Recommendations for the Comprehensive Plan Update

— by Matt Willis — Over the last two months members of the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee (EPRC), business owners, and Orcas citizens have toiled diligently to begin the process of distilling the output from each of the four working groups tasked to make recommendations to County Council for … Continue reading

Whale Museum’s Summer Lecture Series: Orca Genetic Comparisons

Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m., The Whale Museum — from Tracie Merrill for The Whale Museum — On September 14, Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, Head of the Cetacean Research Program (including the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network) at the Vancouver Aquarium, will present on genetic comparisons of orca populations in the NE … Continue reading

Islanders Arrive En Masse at UW Medicine Meeting Sept. 11 is official start day for UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic

Updated Sept. 8 at 11 p.m. — by Margie Doyle — After years of losing money and physicians, this month Orcas Medical Center will come under management by UW Medicine to meet the challenges of 21st-century rural medicine. UW Medicine will formally begin its oversight on Monday, Sept. 11 as … Continue reading

Whale Museum’s Summer Lecture Series | Whales & Shipping

Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m., The Whale Museum — from Tracie Merrill for The Whale Museum — The Whale Museum’s Summer Lecture Series continues with Whales & Shipping: How the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on whales in the Salish … Continue reading