Donate Items for Granny’s Attic Sale Tuesdays are drop-off days

— from Arron Redford for the Senior Center — Spring is on the doorstep and it’s time to clean out the attic! Once again the Orcas Island Senior Center is collecting donations of interesting and unique items of value for our annual Granny’s Attic rummage sale, to be held on … Continue reading

Rally and Solutions Fair as Salish Sea Stands for Climate Action

Saturday, April 29, 12 – 1:30 p.m., San Juan County Courthouse Steps — from Katie Fleming — Join your community on Saturday, Apr. 29 in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in solidarity with Climate Movement marches throughout the world. The People’s Climate Movement and Mobilization is part of a larger … Continue reading

The Exchange Now Digs In For the Long Haul

— by Sam Gailey — On Wednesday, Apr. 5, the Exchange moved one step closer to resuming their mission to reduce, reuse, and recycle on the island, as they officially broke ground on the site of the future facility. With over 25 islanders and Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) board members and … Continue reading

County Fair Calls for Local Performer Applications

— from Shane Knode — Calling all performers for the 2017 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted. Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply online now at www.sjcfair.org. The 2017 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 16 – 19 … Continue reading

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