Annual Tree Lighting Event a Glowing Success Special thanks to Santa & Mrs. Claus for 20 years of holiday joy

— from Lance Evans for Orcas Chamber of Commerce — The Orcas Island (WA) Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all those who helped make this year’s Village Green tree lighting a success. Friday, December 1st was a bit on the wet and windy side, so the Chamber opted to … Continue reading

Town Hall on Hospital District Draws Throngs of Islanders Next meeting to be Dec. 18

— by Susan McBain, Orcas Issues reporter, updated Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. — High Community Interest in Public Hospital District Town Hall Meeting More than 100 people crowded into the Orcas Fire District’s Eastsound meeting room on Thursday, Nov. 30, for the first of four Town Hall meetings sponsored … Continue reading

Holiday Craft and Baked Goods Markets this Weekend Artisans' Faire at Odd Fellows; Holiday Bazaar at American Legion

–by Jari Brenner– The Artisans’ Faire at the Odd Fellows Hall (Saturday December 2nd: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Sunday December 3rd: 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.PM) features handmade island Art and Crafts… Christmas ornaments, island made wreaths, yummy homemade candy and jams, and other wonderful island inspired creations. … Continue reading

Chamber to Light Christmas Tree on The Green NOTE: Inclement weather may cancel Friday event

Friday, December 1, 3:45 p.m., Village Green — from Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce — The Orcas Island (WA) Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its annual tree lighting festivities for Friday, December 1. (If we experience heavy rain and high winds in the afternoon there is a chance we … Continue reading

“Celtic Christmas” Concerts this Weekend

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. at the Community Church — from Brian Moss, Senior Pastor, Orcas Island Community Church — Orcas Island Community Church invites you to join us for Celtic Christmas concerts featuring Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, Wendy Goodwin & Eric Miller. These concerts … Continue reading

Annual Tree Lighting on The Green Cookies, hot cider, Orcas Community Band, and toys from Santa & Mrs. Claus

Friday, December 1, 3:45 p.m., Village Green — from Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce — The Orcas Island (WA) Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its annual tree lighting festivities for Friday, December 1. Starting at 3:45 pm, Islanders and visitors should plan to join the fun on the Village Green, with … Continue reading

After the Turkey: Community Dodgeball Fundraiser for Education Foundation/Park and Rec

Friday, November 24, 7 – 9:30 pm at High School Gym It’s almost here – the third best day of the year — Community Dodgeball The Orcas Island Education Foundation and Orcas Park and Rec invite the whole community to an evening of Dodgeball at the High School Gym. Holiday … Continue reading

Island’s Traditional Holiday Festival of Arts Coming Saturday Senior Center kicks off the winter holidays

— from Sara Boyle, Executive Director, Orcas Senior Center — The Operations Committee of the Orcas Senior Center invites you to our Annual Holiday Festival of Arts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. We are looking forward to another beautiful event full of island-made arts and crafts … Continue reading