Pigs, Plants, and Pickett: A Peek into Our History “History Lives Here” brings island stories to life in May

— from Amy Nesler, San Juan Visitors Bureau — Who would have thought a trespassing pig could start a war? Only in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Discover this and other colorful stories during History Lives Here – National Historic Preservation Month in the San Juan Islands. During the month of … Continue reading

Choral Society Will Sing “Songs from the Heart”

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m., Orcas Center — from Lynn Baker — True love…false love…maternal love…eternal love… Love of the lover, the country, the child. Orcas Choral Society celebrates the many kinds of human love in its “Songs from the Heart” spring concert May … Continue reading

Orkila’s Spring ROAR Will be Annual Event

— by Gray Gailey (6th grader) — This year, on Apr. 23, Camp Orkila hosted their first annual ROAR, or Rogue Obstacle Adventure Race, on a windy, rainy afternoon. Before the race began, a Camp Orkila counselor spoke to the excited crowd of participants, ages ranging from five to 50, … Continue reading

Orcas Rotary Features Eric Webb at Meeting “Bond Bound⎯ Caught in the Webb”

Friday, April 28, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Jeanne McPherson — Orcas Island Rotary presents School Superintendent Eric Webb in a presentation entitled, “Bond Bound⎯ Caught in the Webb” on Friday, Apr. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Fire Station in Eastsound. This focus on the failed … Continue reading

Great Islands Clean Up Cleans Up on Orcas 2,330 pound of litter collected

—  from ORS/The Exchange and Orcas Elementary School — Big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in The Great Islands Clean-up [on Saturday]! On Orcas Island, 2,330 pounds of litter was collected by volunteers in just three hours Remember, just $31,000 needed to fully fund the new Exchange: http://www.exchangeorcas.org/just-31k-needed-to-fully-fund-the-new-exchange/ Meanwhile, … Continue reading

Celebrate Mother Earth All Weekend A list of events

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 GREAT ISLANDS CLEAN-UP ON EARTH DAY (Saturday, April 22, 9 – 12 pm) It is time for the 2017 Great Islands Clean-Up, the annual county-wide greening event where volunteers collect litter from public beaches and roadways. Want to help on Orcas Island? Please participate and check in … Continue reading

Special & Regular School Board Meetings Scheduled

Thursday, April 27, 5 p.m., Orcas School Library — from Cathy Ferran — Notice of Special and Regular School Board Meetings Thursday, April 27, 2017 Agenda Morning Session: Waldron School, Waldron Island, WA Evening Session: School Library, Eastsound, WA10 a.m. Call to Order – Waldron Island School (Transportation via boat–leaving … Continue reading

Granny’s Attic Sale Donation Deadline Approaches Last day to donate is Tuesday, April 18

— from Arron Redford — Granny’s Attic will be held Saturday, Apr. 29, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. This annual rummage sale is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and you don’t want to miss your chance to participate in this exciting … Continue reading

The LIONS Hold Annual Easter Egg Hunt No parking permit needed for Moran State Park

Saturday, April 15, 10 am at Cascade Lake On Saturday at 10 am SHARP the Orcas Island Lions Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt. This free Eggstravaganza will take place at the Cascade Lake Day Use Area of Moran State Park. Parents – bring your children with their … Continue reading

Orcas School Seeks Input to Develop Strategic Plan Separate from School Bond

Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 p.m., Orcas School Library — from Cathy Ferran — This past week the Orcas Island Public School District sent out invitations to various groups of people, including parents and students, inviting them to participate in the district’s Strategic Planning process. Public School districts throughout the country … Continue reading