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Visitors from near and far descend on Orcas every March to share in their love of the Bard.
It was a time of poodle skirts, drive in burger joints, life in the suburbs and a new kind of music that would come to define an era.
The melodic sounds of two intertwined trumpets can be heard every day around 5 p.m. in the Olga area – much to the neighborhood’s delight.
Orcas School’s campus renovation is ready for lift off and it’s been many years in the making.
Take Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy movie, add a dash of Monty Python and throw in some physical comedy – then you’ll have the production “The 39 Steps.”
It’s been a year since his election to office, and Councilman Rick Hughes is still passionate about county government.
Sitting down with seniors during their weekly lunches, Didier Gincig hears about the triumphs and sorrows of the island’s older generation. It’s a glimpse into what are often very private lives.
On the April 22 ballot, voters will have the chance to approve or reject Proposition One, a levy lid lift of $1.05 per thousand of assessed property value. If approved, it would be in effect for 10 years starting on Jan. 1, 2015.
Island Market manager Jason Linnes estimates the damage is between $30,000 and $50,000. The south entrance is inoperable; customers are asked to use the north doors.
Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center in Eastsound has had seven cases of possible chickenpox since the first outbreak on Dec. 28. One teacher is also infected.
Maryann Syers and Bonnie Burg are bringing decades of therapy experience to the Orcas community.
Ryan Flint and Cyrus Amour have been friends for years, playing together on the Little League, football and basketball teams. Their friendship was put to the test in late November when Amour starting choking on a lolly pop in their ninth grade class at the Orcas Christian School.
“Land of the Sweets: the Burlesque Nutcracker” is coming to Orcas Island for a one-night show at the Seaview Theatre. Now in its seventh season, the full-scale event sells out during multiple runs at the Triple Door theatre in Seattle.
Community Foundation launches online donation program for holidays
Patrons of the Orcas Island Library often ask Arnold for help with finding phone numbers, navigating websites and locating books without knowing the title or the author’s name.
“We don’t believe we will ever know what exactly happened,” said CenturyLink Regional President Brian Stading, who led a public forum at the Orcas Senior Center on Nov. 14. “There are no anchor drag marks and it is very unlikely a current would be able to cause it.”
After a knock-out performance last summer, pianist Viktor Valkov and cellist Lachezar Kostov are returning to Orcas in December.
Kevin Ranker is a surfer, family man, gourmet cook, environmentalist and avid runner – and he also happens to be a state senator.
Fifteen years ago, Kara O’Toole heard Corey Harris on the radio, and she has yet to forget that day.
With its vast, shiny wood floors, cozy fireplace and intimate stage setting, Random Howse is primed to be an entertainment hot spot.
Island businesspeople gathered at Rosario to celebrate local commerce and volunteer efforts.
Slow but steady can win the race, and the San Juans are proving that with strong numbers in the tourism business after several years of struggling.
After traveling the globe, Mariah Buck found her passion right here at home. While she always planned to work internationally, the allure of real estate called to her and now Buck manages the largest office on Orcas Island.
School board candidate Justin Paulsen didn’t hold anything back during the election forum with opponent Tony Ghazel.
It’s been a banner year for the Orcas Island Community Foundation.
Islander Teri Williams is a stage three breast cancer survivor. For more than a year, Teri Williams fought to rid her body of stage three breast cancer. That included a double mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy.
Justin Paulsen is running against incumbent Tony Ghazel; county puts charter amendment on ballot
It's the final installment of an annual production that has wowed audiences with its outrageous humor, over the top sets and wacky routines.
I’ve woken up with them in the palm of my hand. They’ve clung to the inside of my sweater, crawling up through the neck. I’ve wrapped myself in a towel, only to look in the foggy mirror and see a huge black shape making its way across the cloth.
The annual talent show is this weekend. It is open to kids ages three to 18; family acts are encouraged this year. The talents showcased include singing, dancing, musicianship, and skits.
This past spring, the county fire marshal’s office changed the procedure for issuing illegal burn citations, reverting back to how it was three years ago.
The school board will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 to consider and possibly act on labor negotiations matters. The public session begins at 5:30 p.m.
The new restaurant nestled in a tiny cottage on Prune Alley has been offering craft cocktails and local tapas since April.
Everything is on schedule for the major public works project in Eastsound.
“We encourage everyone to go by and see the amazing job they have done in turning small rooms into beautiful spaces,” say members of the Olga Strawberry Council.
Despite a harrowing car accident, a Las Vegas couple opens new bakery on Orcas Island
NPR book guru and librarian Nancy Pearl spoke to a packed room of islanders eager to hear about her latest book recommendations.
Raymond Harvey has wanted to be a police officer since the ninth grade.
We spend so much time thinking about the future – what could happen, what we’d like to have happen – that it’s easy to overlook the rich history of those who came before us.
Independence Day celebrations are about to kick off in the islands, which means there will be plenty of barbecues and fireworks.