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

Soroptimists Accepting Applications for Educational/Training Awards

— from Nancy DeVaux for Soroptimists of Friday Harbor — The Soroptimists of Friday Harbor are currently accepting applications for their “Educational Opportunity” and “Fellowship” awards. Eligible women who are residents of San Juan County are encouraged to apply. The $2,000 Educational Opportunity Award is for a woman in financial need, … Continue reading

Children’s House Invites All Aboard the Santa Train

Saturday, December 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mt. Baker Farm — from Susan Anderson for Children’s House — Join Children’s House for the Inaugural Santa Train event at Mt. Baker Farm. Pet the farm animals, tour the historic depot, climb aboard the holiday train, bring your camera for a … Continue reading

Orcas Family Health Center Continues Fundraising Campaign

— from Ken Speck OFHC Board President — Last month, Orcas Family Health Center (OFHC) began a fundraising campaign to raise $175,000 by November 27, 2017 so we can keep our doors open. The reason for the campaign was because of an overpayment by a state insurance company which had … Continue reading

Holiday Festival Bedazzles with Arts’ Passions Holiday markets begin with traditional event at the Senior Center

— by Margie Doyle — As the The Orcas Senior Center held its annual Holiday Festival of the Arts at the Senior Center this past Saturday, Joe Ciskowski’s wooden bowls were on display, as were Cameron and Gina Krein’s scented candles; Ed Wilson, Cindi Carter and others promoted the music … Continue reading

Food Bank News and Annual Drive From the Orcas Island Food Bank Board

We can’t believe another year has passed, and it’s time again to give you an update of the Food Bank’s annual accomplishments and launch our ANNUAL FOOD AND FUND DRIVE! Our New Look! In March, the community helped us choose our new logo. Many thanks for your enthusiastic participation! Emergency … Continue reading

Community Resource Center Board Ponies Up for Grant Match for every two dollars donated, the board will chip in another dollar

— from Steve Jung — Have You Heard About the Orcas Community Resource Center? Although it opened in 1995, surprisingly few Islanders are aware of the Orcas Community Resource Center (OCRC)! This is partially due to the fact that it began as a tiny appendage to our preschools, tasked only … Continue reading

Don’t Miss Eat Island Grown This Sunday Expanded to include an auction

Sunday, October 22, 12 – 4 p.m., Friday Harbor Brickworks — from Barbara Marrett for San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau — This Sunday, October 22, don’t miss “Eat Island Grown.” This mouthwatering event celebrating the islands’ unique cuisine will feature the best tastes of the San Juan Islands, showcasing local chefs and … Continue reading

Get Your Boo On at the Odd Fellows "Young Frankenstein" is the movie choice Oct. 28

— from Tom McDonough for the Odd Fellows — To quote Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: “It’s Alive. Alive! It’s Alive!” The votes are in: The Orcas movie pick is “Young Frankenstein” as the Odd Fellows Halloween Movie for Saturday October 28 at 6 pm! And it’s free! Then on October 31, … Continue reading