Presentation Will Compare German Weimar Republic to Current U.S. Events

Monday, March 27, 5:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Kathy Lunde — Does the late stage of the Weimar Republic in Germany hold lessons for the current moment of the American Republic? A presentation by Jens Krus, Professor Emeritus of German, Wellesley College will address this topic in an upcoming … Continue reading

Vision for Eastsound Will Be Presented to Public

Friday, March 31, 6 – 8 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Gretchen Krampf — The Vision for Eastsound has been released for Community input and feedback at On Friday, Mar. 31, a Community Meeting will be held at the Eastsound Fire Hall from 6-8 PM as an opportunity … Continue reading

Women’s Retreat at Emmanuel With Rev. Kate Kinney Sign up now

Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church — from Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Office — Two strong women – Rev. Kate Kinney, former interim co-rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish, and 12th Century St. Hildegard of Bingen – will bring Orcas Island women together for a retreat at Emmanuel, … Continue reading

Author To Read From “Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us”

Thursday, March 23, 6 – 7 p.m., Darvill’s Bookstore — from Jenny Pederson — Darvill’s Bookstore is excited to welcome David Neiwert on Thursday, Mar. 23, from 6 – 7 p.m. David will read from and discuss his book “Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.” This … Continue reading

Building Advisory Council Requests Public Input on Tiny House Proposal

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Orcas Library — from Richard Russell — The Building Advisory Council of San Juan County is seeking interested community members to review the Tiny House Proposal and comment on its potential uses: Affordable Housing Accessory Housing Senior Housing Optional Housing The BAC Tiny … Continue reading

Notification of San Juan Republicans Lincoln Day Events

Saturday, March 25, 12:30 p.m., American Legion — from Nathan Butler, Chair SJC Republican Party — The San Juan County Republican Party will be having its annual Lincoln Day Event on three islands: a light luncheon on Orcas Island at the American Legion Post #93 on the 25th of March, and … Continue reading

It’s A Tie! Help us choose between the two logos that tied

— from Madie Murray — The Orcas Island Food Bank Board is stumped! Between the six options available the first time, these two logos tied for first, so everyone gets another chance! We’re sure you have an opinion, so just click on the following link and let your voice be heard. … Continue reading

Senator Ranker to Discuss New State Budget State Senator in Eastsound on Friday

Friday, March 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Jeanne McPherson — State Senator Kevin Ranker will visit the Orcas Rotary on Friday, Mar. 24 in a meeting open to the public. Ranker will specifically address “Results of Our Recent Session: The New State Budget” in his presentation. All are … Continue reading

As Poetry Month Approaches, Share Your Writing on Orcas Issues Submissions accepted through month of March

— by Lin McNulty — “Poetry is what happens when language becomes impossible.” –Unknown National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital … Continue reading

Upcoming Science Fair Promises to Delight, Inspire Featuring gizmos & gadgets, marvels & wonders, mysteries & magic

Saturday, March 25, Noon, Funhouse Commons — from Emilie Gincig — Join us for an exciting performance by scientist professional, Hazen Audel – featured on National Geographic television. This free family event is open to the whole community. K-12 students have started planning their projects. Funhouse staff and volunteers can … Continue reading