OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Scholarship Applications Due March 9 $1,000 + for Sophomores and Juniors

–from Suzanne Olson for OPALCO — OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. Up to five scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen, as well as an all-expenses paid trip … Continue reading

Library Books for Your Heart’s Desire We asked folks at Library for their suggestions

— by Ayn Gailey — Valentines Day is the perfect time to celebrate romance and the daring act of falling in love, both activities that can traditionally require a little—or a lot—of risk, effort, and money. However, here on Orcas Island, you can also experience an intense romance and the … Continue reading

Submit PHD Candidate Questions in Advance of Town Hall Meeting Deadline is Monday, February 19

— from JoEllen Moldoff — In order to make best use of the time at the Candidates for Public Health District Commissioner Town Hall meeting on February 24, we are asking in advance for questions you may have for the candidates. Please email orcascohc@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 19. … Continue reading

Eastsound Planners Move Full Steam Ahead Official County Advisory Board tackles development concerns

— by Margie Doyle — At its February meeting members of the Eastsound Planning Review Committee (EPRC) considered options and opportunities as they deal with the “mess” that growth presents, even as a county/ferry survey suggests that rural and natural atmosphere is what visitors to the islands really want. Parking … Continue reading

Seattle Leader to Speak About Activism Author of Becoming a Citizen Activist

Tuesday, February 13, 5 p.m., Orcas Island Library — from Orcas Island Library — Nick Licata, former Seattle City Council member and one of the city’s most effective leaders of political and social change, will speak about his book, Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies and Advice for Changing Our … Continue reading

Interested in Researching Your Family Tree? Let's branch out together

Tuesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Orcas Island Library — from Orcas Island Library — We are creating a Genealogy Club at the Orcas Island Library to help people discover and research their roots through both through traditional public records utilizing library resources, as well as all kinds … Continue reading

Orcas Christian Serving Up Free Community Dinner

Tuesday, February 13, 5 – 7:30 p.m.,, Orcas Christian School — from Kathy Roosma for Orcas Christian School — Orcas Christian School invites everyone to the second 2018 community dinner on Tuesday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. This free, all-you-can-eat meal will feature Mexican food.  On the menu are enchiladas, burritos, Spanish … Continue reading

UPDATE: Public Hospital District Commissioner Candidates Announced Two of five positions remain contested

–from San Juan County Auditor  (updated Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m.)– Ballot Name San Juan County Public Hospital District #3 Hospital Commissioner 1 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term Richard Fralick Hospital Commissioner 2 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term Pegi Groundwater Bob Phalan (Withdrawn) Hospital Commissioner 3 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term Arthur Lange Leif Hospital Commissioner … Continue reading

Inslee Statement on Unanimous Passage of Opioid Use Disorder Bill

— from Governor Jay Inslee — “I am pleased that the House just unanimously passed HB 2489, to treat opioid use disorder which is taking the lives and livelihoods of thousands of Washingtonians every year. “Prevention and treatment go hand-in-hand. This bill will help save lives, and give doctors, law enforcement … Continue reading

Interested in Madrona Point Future? The Lummi vision for Madrona Point

Saturday, February 17, 2 p.m., Odd Fellows — from Peter Fisher — Interested in Madrona Point’s future? On Saturday, February 17, at 2 p.m., Peter Fisher will show a KOMO-TV4 video clip from 1989 about Madrona Point at Odd Fellows in Eastsound. He will present the Lummi Vision from documents dating … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | January 31 – February 6, 2018

— from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office — January 31, 2018 18-000692 Communications Problem 10:20:30 01/31/18 A Deputy responded to a report of Threatening Communications involving a Juvenile. Information was gathered, a report made, and the report was forwarded to Juvenile Services for investigation. 18-000702 Animal Bite 18:01:36 01/31/18 Deputies … Continue reading

UU Fellowship Topic is Boxing and Brain Health ...and Hospital District

Sunday, February 11, 11:30 a.m., Benson Hall — from Suzanne Olson — Please join our Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for a talk about the connection between exercise – specifically boxing – and brain health. Suzanne will lead the discussion and some seated boxing exercise. Bring a water bottle. Art Lange from … Continue reading