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

Doe Bay Open Mic Will Benefit Orcas Film Fest for October

— from Doe Bay Music — Join island visitors and residents to share music, spoken word, and other performances on the night when we come together in that ancient ritual of community and communion. The Café is open from 5-10 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support O.I. Film … Continue reading

Spaghetti on Sunday to Help Harvey Victims Fundraiser for the Community Church Hurricane Relief Trip

Sunday, Oct. 15 from 11:30 am — 12:30 p.m. at the Community Church — by Brian Moss — Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Friday, August 25. Damage from the storm and subsequent flooding is widespread. It will take months, and in some cases years, for Houston and the … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Join Me in Support of School Bond, Levy

— from Rick Hughes — I support the upcoming school maintenance bond and field levy and I ask for your support on both. The time is now for much needed maintenance improvements across the school district.  Our children on Orcas and Waldron deserve a modern, comfortable and safe environment to … Continue reading

Give Toasty Winter Warmth for Island Kids Donate caps, scarves, gloves, mittens

— from Anna Vedder — Please make a hat (or two). Each fall many children on our island pause before going outside to recess for fear of the cold. They lack hats, scarves, mittens, or gloves to keep them warm. Beautiful Hands invites you, the generous Orcas community, to join … Continue reading

Winner of San Juans Specialty License Design Announced Nancy Spaulding is 001SJ

— from Tanja Williamson for San Juan County Land Bank — The Terrestrial Managers Group and the Madrona Institute are thrilled to announce the winner of the San Juan Islands Specialty License Plate Design Contest: Nancy Spaulding! A local artist, Ms. Spaulding’s entry, “Evening Passage”, garnered the most votes out of the … Continue reading

Famed Pianist to Perform on Shaw Fundraiser for Shaw's Emergency Medical Services

— from Alex MacLeod — Well known pianist and composer Grisha Krivchenia will perform Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. at the Shaw Island Community Building. His performance will be a fundraiser for Shaw’s volunteer EMS team, which is raising money for a new ambulance. Grisha is well known in … Continue reading

Doe Bay Open Mic Sponsors Forest School in September

— from Doe Bay Music — Join island visitors and residents to share music, spoken word, and other performances on the night when we come together in that ancient ritual of community and communion. The Café is open from 5-10 p.m. and Open Mic begins at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support Orcas Island … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: UW Medicine on Orcas

— by Joe Cohen — Along with 200+ other Orcas residents, I attended the UW Medicine briefing at Orcas Center of Thursday September 7th. My take away from the conversation is simply this: As a community we have finally started down a path that will ultimately serve our collective ‘heath … Continue reading