Orcas Island Historical Museums present Spooky Tales with an Orcas spin

July – August: Wednesdays, 8 pm., Pioneer Museum & Fridays, 5 p.m., Crow Valley School — from Carol Kulminski — An historian and folklorist by training, Antoinette Botsford has investigated the spirits of those who once resided on Orcas Island, or who in rare cases may still be here. Antoinette … Continue reading

Health Care District tackles after-hours care, building maintenance, financing

— by Susan McBain, Orcas Issues reporter — The major continuing topics for the commissioners of the Orcas Island Health Care District (OIHCD) sound familiar: provision of after-hours care; costs to support the two clinics, Orcas Family Health Center (OFHC) and the Orcas UW Neighborhood Clinic (UWNC); and maintenance of … Continue reading

Cedar: Summer exhibit at Orcas Island Historical Museum

Opening reception: Thursday, June 13, 4-6 p.m., Orcas Island Historical Museum — from Carol Kulminski for Orcas Island Historical Museums — Cedar has been a “Tree of Life,” providing material for many uses. Humans have approached the cedar tree with respect, skill, and knowledge. This year’s featured exhibit at the … Continue reading

Port approves final chapter of Airport Master Plan

— by Katie Wilkins, Orcas Issues reporter — Members of the public filled the airport conference room to overflowing on May 9 for the port’s regular meeting and a final opportunity for public comment before the commissioners’ planned vote on chapter four of the Airport Master Plan, the last chapter … Continue reading

EPRC takes on vacation rentals — passes resolution for moratorium

— from Paul Kamin for Eastsound Planning and Review Committee — VACATION RENTAL ACTION Over 35 people participated in the May 2 Eastsound Planning and Review Committee (EPRC) meeting. Most were in attendance to participate in the discussion of a resolution asking the County Council to place a 12-month moratorium … Continue reading

Everyone invited to partake in, contribute to History Lives Here Month

— from Sandy Strehlou — Orcas Island residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to tell the story of Orcas Island’s rich history during History Lives Here Month – May 2019.  Every year local history events, activities and special opportunities take place throughout the islands. Anyone can participate. It is an … Continue reading

Coffelt Farms to Begin Dismantling Operations

— from Coffelt Farm Stewards — Dear Members of our Community, The Coffelt Farm Stewards, staff, and volunteers thank you for your support of our efforts to remain a viable organization. The arrangement of the Coffelt Farm Stewards operating on county owned property is complex and layered. At yesterday’s Land Bank … Continue reading