Letter to the Editor: Help Needed for Orcas Neighbor Kurt Thorson Medical Fund set up at Islanders Bank

— from Kurt Thorson — Dear Friends and Neighbors, In early 2016 I received a diagnosis of ALS. Subsequent tests revealed overlapping conditions that have together led to a loss of mobility and dexterity. Although conventional medicine has no cure for ALS, there are alternative therapies that are known to … Continue reading

Emmanuel Market Day a Rummage Sale, Yes, But So Much More…

Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church — from Lynn Baker — Paintings by Orcas Island artists…. sterling silver candlesticks…an American Girl doll with lots of accessories…This is a rummage sale? While we’ll have plenty of glassware, gardening and shop tools, housewares, linens, a whole church … Continue reading

Emmanuel’s Annual Market Day Just Around Corner Treasures, treats, fun await

Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church — from Lynn Baker for Emmanuel Church — From golf clubs to garden plants, original artworks to fat squares for quilters, Market Day at Emmanuel Church offers all sorts of treasures. Come and get them on Saturday, July 29, … Continue reading

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Olga Daze of Summer

Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m., Downtown Olga — from Lorna Rhodes — Olga Daze festivities will begin in front of the Community Club at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15th. The day will be better than ever this year, with something for everyone. Come for breakfast at the Bake Sale, … Continue reading

Island Girls Bring Back Their Pink Flamingo Fundraiser Raising funds for September's Komen 3-Day Walk in Seattle

— from Dottie Cornelius — Pink Flamingos have arrived on Orcas Island. Yards across town will soon be flocked with these fun “glamingos.” The Island Girls, a team of eight women who are walking 60 miles over three days in September in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Seattle are … Continue reading

Go Orcas! Coupon Book Offers Savings Over $500 in discounts for only $20

— from Susan Anderson for Children’s House — Orcas Island Children’s House is selling coupon books, featuring more than $500 in discounts offered by local businesses. Go Orcas! includes nearly 75 coupons (valid until June 2018) featuring savings on dining, entertainment, recreation, retail/gifts, lodging and services. Priced at $20 each, … Continue reading