Orcas Currents Brings Back Hedrick Smith, Others for Discussion The Future of Journalism in a Post-Truth Environment

Friday, July 28, 7 p.m., Orcas Center — from Michael Riordan — With journalism under increasing siege in the United States, two of its leading practitioners will meet in Orcas Center on Friday, July 28, to discuss “The Future of Journalism in a Post-Truth Environment.” Sponsored by Orcas Currents and … Continue reading

Emmanuel’s Annual Market Day Just Around Corner Treasures, treats, fun await

Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church — from Lynn Baker for Emmanuel Church — From golf clubs to garden plants, original artworks to fat squares for quilters, Market Day at Emmanuel Church offers all sorts of treasures. Come and get them on Saturday, July 29, … Continue reading

North Sound Accountable Community of Health Informational Meeting in Friday Harbor

Wednesday, July 26, 3 – 5 p.m., Legislative Hearing Room — from San Juan County Communications — Representatives from the North Sound Accountable Community of Health will be visiting San Juan County on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, to host public informational sessions on state, regional, and county-level efforts to improve … Continue reading

Board of Fire Commissioners Sets Meeting

Monday, July 17, 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Marla Johns for Orcas Fire & Rescue — Commissioners Wesley Heinmiller (Chair), Barbara Bedell, Amanda Montague, Jim Helminski, Tim Fuller, Chief Scott Williams, Orcas Island Fire and Rescue staff, and the community will be in attendance at the next regularly-scheduled meeting of … Continue reading

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Olga Daze of Summer

Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m., Downtown Olga — from Lorna Rhodes — Olga Daze festivities will begin in front of the Community Club at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15th. The day will be better than ever this year, with something for everyone. Come for breakfast at the Bake Sale, … Continue reading

Summer in the School Garden Farm to Cafeteria Program

— by Ashley Randall — The Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria program invites you to join us in the school garden this summer for Calendula salve making workshops and work-trade Wednesdays! Our first salve making workshop of the season is Saturday, July 15th at 11 am in the public school … Continue reading

Phew! Look At All We Did to Celebrate the Fourth

— by Olivia Smith, Orcas Issues Summer Intern — For this year’s Independence Day celebration, our community followed the theme of Island Creatures. Festivities were hosted by the Historical Museum, the Chamber of Commerce, Funhouse Commons, Orcas Island Fire and Rescue, and Bellport Deer Harbor Marina. The annual Independence Day … Continue reading

SummerFest Theme: “Making Room at the Table” Three days of sacred hospitality

Thursday – Sunday, July 27-30, Orcas Community Church — from Meredith Griffith for Orcas Community Church — Come join us for SummerFest 2017, a relational weekend event sparking the synergy of spirit, intellect, and creativity with music, art, and some great speakers. This year’s theme is “Making Room at the … Continue reading

Lt. Governor Habib, Sen. Ranker Will Host Community Forum on Orcas

Wednesday, July 12, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Orcas Senior Center — from Dave Pringle for Senate Democratic Communications — Join Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib and Sen. Kevin Ranker for a community discussion July 12 on priority issues in the San Juan region and beyond. The Lt. Governor will discuss the … Continue reading

Guest Opinion | Public Meeting Set to Discuss Seaview Propane Tank Siting

Wednesday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — Donny Galt, Inter-Island Propane — This is Donny from Inter Island Propane in Friday Harbor. I just wanted you to know that I have personally read every one of your concerns about the new propane facility and hear you loud and … Continue reading

Island Girls Bring Back Their Pink Flamingo Fundraiser Raising funds for September's Komen 3-Day Walk in Seattle

— from Dottie Cornelius — Pink Flamingos have arrived on Orcas Island. Yards across town will soon be flocked with these fun “glamingos.” The Island Girls, a team of eight women who are walking 60 miles over three days in September in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Seattle are … Continue reading