Abreu, Hurwicz to Release Salish Sea CD in Benefit Concert CD release concert & benefit for “Kids and Canoes” Project

Sunday, July 2, 7 – 9 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Sharon Abreu for Irthlingz — Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz of Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education will present a musical evening celebrating the release of their CD, “Songs to Save the Salish Sea.” The concert, from 7-9 pm at … Continue reading

Mayoral Candidates Trade Barbs and Brews

— by Susan Anderson for Children’s House — Eastsound Mayoral hopefuls (four dogs and a plain cat) are pulling out all the stops, using chicanery to gain traction in the election. Campaign promises are passé; these animals are offering buttons, beads and bags to voters who slip money into envelopes … Continue reading

Grand Opening Celebration at the Library Friday, June 23 --- 5 to 8 p.m.

— from Martin Arnold for the Orcas Island Public Library — The Orcas Island Library will be celebrating the grand opening of its new building addition, from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, June 23. Join us for a free dinner, including bratwursts, hot dogs (meat and vegetarian), sauerkraut, ice … Continue reading

Odd Fellows Host Flying Karamazov Brothers 2nd Annual Show to benefit Chatauqua tour for cultural enrichment

Sunday May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in Eastsound — by Margie Doyle — The whacky, uproarious Flying Karamazov Brothers return to the Odd Fellows Hall on Orcas this Sunday, May 28 to what will surely be another sold-out family crowd. As usual their performance will … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Support Resistance to Fossil Fuels

— from Sharon Abreu — This week, Mike [Hurwicz] and I and a few others from the San Juan Islands will be joining a 4-day walk in British Columbia, through the territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum/Esquimalt), W̱SÁNEĆ, səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Coast and Straits Salish … Continue reading

Education Auction Will Include a Bit of History Attend Education Foundation dinner auction on June 3

Saturday, June 3, 5:30 p.m., Four Winds Camp — from Janet Brownell for Orcas Island Education Foundation — Just a reminder that the Orcas Island Education Foundation’s (OIEF) annual fundraiser is June 3, 5:30 at Four Winds Camp. Dinner will be provided by the Orcas Village Store. And there will … Continue reading

High School Sailors to Compete at Nationals Help send the team to Norfolk, Virginia

— from Gwyneth Burrill for Sail Orcas — The Orcas High School Sailing Team is a hot item on the NW racing circuit this year. After winning the NWISA Team District Championships last weekend they will be representing the PNW in Norfolk, VA May 26-28 for the Baker Trophy National … Continue reading

Rock of Orcas Rocks Orcas Center! May be waitlist tickets for benefit show May 18, 19 and 20

–by Ayn Gailey — Thursday night’s premiere of “Rock of Orcas” began with over forty members of the Rock On the Rock Choir (ROTRC), led by Grace McCune, chanting Queen’s iconic eighties anthem “We will rock you.” And, rock us they did. Show directors, Grace McCune and Jake Perrine, compare … Continue reading