Town Hall Meeting Will Address Public Hospital District, What it Might Cost

Wednesday, January 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Alison Shaw for Coalition for Orcas Health Care — The Coalition for Orcas Health Care is pleased to announce its third Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 24, from 5:30- 7 p.m., in the Eastsound Fire Station. Residents … Continue reading

San Juan and Orcas Island Women’s Marches Planned

Saturday, January 20, 11:30 a.m., Gather at Waterfront Park — from Gretchen Krampf — ISLAND WOMEN’S MARCH invites all islands to participate in a sidewalk march on January 20th, 2018 in Friday Harbor. We will meet at the Friday Harbor Courthouse on 1st Street, next to the American Legion. Staging … Continue reading

Garden Club Presentation: Drought Tolerant Landscapes for Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, January 17, 10 a.m., Orcas Center — from Helen Huber for Orcas Island Garden Club — The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Everett Chu, owner of Azusa Farm and Gardens, on Wednesday, January 17 at 10 a.m. at the Orcas Center. Mr. Chu will discuss the advantages of a … Continue reading

Cancer Survivorship Group Meeting Thursday, January 11, 5 p.m. at Orcas Community Church

— from Sue Lewis — The Cancer Survivorship Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room of Orcas Island Community Church. We are a no cost, confidential support group for anyone touched by cancer. If it has touched you personally, as a … Continue reading

Reception to Benefit Whale Museum Education, Research Programs

Thursday, January 11, 6 – 8 p.m., The Whale Museum — from Jill Berger for The Whale Museum — Join us January 11, from 6-8 p.m. for a Reception at The Whale Museum to explore the Museum and enjoy excellent food, drinks, friends and the unveiling of our newest exhibits. … Continue reading

Poetry: Practice, Possibility, Pleasure New poetry class at the Library

— from JoEllen Moldoff — A five week poetry class on Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the Library in Eastsound, with JoEllen Moldoff as Facilitator. Poetry gives us a unique path into the rich content of our inner and outer worlds. As … Continue reading

GiveOrcas Campaign Finishes With Amazing Success

— from Kate Long  for Orcas Island Community Foundation — Congratulations to the 22 nonprofits featured in this year’s GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog, an online donation forum hosted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF). “This was amazing. I never dreamed we would do this well,” said one nonprofit representative. 334 … Continue reading

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” Reading Returns

Sunday, December 24, 3:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Suzanne Olson for Unitarian Universalist Fellowship — Continuing a beloved island tradition, Howard Barbour will read Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” – and do all the voices – on Sunday, December 24th at 3:30 p.m. at the Odd … Continue reading

Questions? Answers? Attend Next Hospital District Town Hall

Monday, December 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m, Orcas School Cafeteria — from Coalition for Orcas Health Care — The November 30 Town Hall meeting, on the proposed Public Hospital District, generated lots of questions and answers. The Coalition for Orcas Health Care has published these on its website at … Continue reading

The Spirit of “A Christmas Carol:” Jim Bredouw Musical Director "Money doesn’t bring joy nearly as much as kindness and being with loved ones."

“A Christmas Carol” plays Dec. 13-17 at Orcas Center — by Margie Doyle — “A Christmas Carol,” with Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, captivated Jim Bredouw as a nine-year-old. He’s probably seen every film version of it; his reincarnation of it, … Continue reading

Julie Negrin’s Affordable Care Story a Must-hear Sign-up assistance at Medical Center on Thursday

Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Brad Brown — “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved my life.” That is the message delivered by #SAVEACA activist Julie Negrin as she travels throughout Washington state and the Pacific Northwest describing the effects of “Obamacare” on the macro and … Continue reading

Second Town Hall: How a Public Hospital District Works Invitation to Orcas Residents

Monday, December 18, from 5:30- 7 p.m., in the Public High School Cafeteria — from the Coalition for Orcas Healthcare — The Coalition for Orcas Healthcare is pleased to announce its second Town Hall Meeting on Monday, December 18, from 5:30- 7:00 PM, in the Orcas Island Public High School … Continue reading

Eastsound Water Users Annual Meeting Coming Rate Structure, and Election of New Board

Thursday Dec 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center — from Paul Kamin, General Manager, Eastsound Water Users Association — Eastsound Water is hosting a membership meeting on Thursday Dec 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. A special rate … Continue reading