Senior Center Brunch Was Gustatory Delight Meals on Wheels fundraiser

— a review by Margot Shaw — Last Saturday, the Lundeen Room at the Senior Center was filled with the sounds of social chatter, multi-generational families discussing weighty and frivolous matters, and those voicing their appreciation for the fabulous brunch they were enjoying. I was partial to the Eggs Benedict … Continue reading

“Pull Together” Music Tour Comes to Orcas Resist Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

Friday, March 31, 7 p.m., West Sound Community Center — from Katie Fleming — Canadian First Nations, environmental organizations, and internationally recognized musician Luke Wallace, join the “Pull Together” music tour to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The proposed Kinder Morgan expansion would greatly increase vessel traffic … Continue reading

Orcas Center to Unveil New Moves at Annual Meeting New things are happening at Orcas Center and you’ll want to be in the loop

Sunday, March 12, 4:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Cynthia Abolin, Orcas Center Board of Trustees – Come to Orcas Center on Mar. 12 for the Annual Meeting, when members new and old — and not-yet-signed up — can find out why we call ourselves Orcas Center and what our … Continue reading

Music in Every Student’s Reach on Orcas The 20th anniversary concert for school music

Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m., Old School Gym — from Sharon Ho for the Music Advocacy Group — Every first Sunday of March, for twenty straight years, there has been an Orcas Island musical tradition as reliable and affirming as the coming of spring. The annual Music Advocacy Group concert … Continue reading

Catkin Cafe Hosts Student Chef Winner

— from Ashley Randall — On February 3, Catkin Café hosted Orcas School’s Student Chef Winner, Theo Vaccarella, and six friends for a pasta making class. Theo won first place in the 2016 Student Chef Competition with his healthful and tasty garden meatball soup. Under the direction of Angela Emery, … Continue reading

Orcas Lions Club Makes a Generous Donation Blaine Camp for Adults with Disabilities benefits

— by Carol Kulminski — Don Webster, an Orcas Island Lions Club member, has volunteered at the Lions Camp Horizon in Blaine, Washington, for 11 years. He has seen firsthand the needs of this unique camp and knew that the kitchen remodel would be costly, but was long overdue. A … Continue reading

Rock of Orcas to Dive into the Music of the 80s Three choirs start Jan. 26; dance classes forming

— from Grace McCune — Orcas Island: We Will Rock You! You have been warned. Get your bangles and bandannas on: The creative team of Grace McCune and Jake Perrine, who brought you “Moulin Rouge” and “Across the Universe,” will serve up Orcas Center’s next musical extravaganza: ROCK OF ORCAS … Continue reading

Fork it Over: Planned Parenthood Benefit at Doe Bay Inauguration Day dinner to benefit Planned Parenthood, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Friday, January 20, 5 – 9 p.m., Doe Bay Cafe — from Kate Yturri and Heather Immoor — Why stay home and watch TV on Friday, January 20? Why succumb to despair, existential dread and crushing ennui? Why not come out with your island community and eat soup, stew and fresh bread … Continue reading