Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute Streaming Live at Orcas Center

Thursday, August 24, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — In Theater Live presents Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute, live on August 24 in cinemas. Audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate the icon in this once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the visionary behind The Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and … Continue reading

Inslee: It’s Time to Pass the Capital Budget

— from Governor Inslee’s Office — While legislators successfully approved new operating and transportation budgets during their recent session, schools, cities and counties across the state of Washington are feeling the consequences of legislators’ failure to pass a capital budget. The capital budget funds hundreds of construction projects and supports … Continue reading

Video of Recent Orcas Currents Event Now Available "The Future of Journalism in a Post-Truth Environment"

— by Lin McNulty — The recent Orcas Currents presentation by Hedrick Smith and Sarah Stillman, “The Future of Journalism in a Post-Truth Environment,” is now available on video for those who could not attend the event on Friday, July 28. The promulgation of alternative facts, fake news, and blatant … Continue reading

Community Church Announces Upcoming “Beautiful Orcas Island” Art Exhibit Now receiving art submissions

September 10 – November 24 — from Brian Moss for Orcas Community Church — Orcas Island Community Church is receiving submissions for an art exhibit entitled Beautiful Orcas Island to be displayed this Fall at the church. Jenny Nichols and Brian Moss will be looking for works of art that … Continue reading

Ferry Alert: Elwha Repaired, All Better Now Interisland still delayed while playing catch-up

— from Washington State Ferries — UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., August 16, 2017 Repairs are completed and the Elwha returns to service with the Anacortes 4:45 p.m. sailing to Friday Harbor. This restores the regular schedule to the Anacortes/San Juan Island routes. Reservations are now available for the remainder of the day. The Friday Harbor 5:30 p.m. interisland sailing … Continue reading

Eclipse Pilgrimage Explored in “Moon Swallowed the Sky” Acting workshops on Thursday and Saturday

Friday August 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange “In an uncertain world, three women make a pilgrimage across time and space to see the total eclipse of the moon, seeking transformation and healing. Instead, they come face to face with themselves.” The Actors Theater of Orcas Island (ATOI) will … Continue reading

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

Henigson Concert on the Green Spices Classics with “Off the Score” Jazz "Small but mighty island" comes out en masse to hear Chamber Festival Concert

–by Margie Doyle — The first Chamber Music Festival Concert on the Green, 10 years ago, was “so much fun, I would have done it if nobody came,” said Bob Henigson, according to Leslie Seaman, Orcas’ “Music Woman” who’s organized Sunday Music in the Park for the last 20 summers. … Continue reading

Council Unanimously Approves Immigration Initiative

— by Margie Doyle — After elaborate testimony by County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord, heartfelt and pointed comments from 22 county citizens, and concise questioning by County Council members, the County Council endorsed the citizens’ Initiative 2017, establishing local sovereignty and equal protection under the law for all county residents. The … Continue reading