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It will only be here for a brief time and they are going to make the most of it.
Dolled up dames and debonair daddies will mingle at a 1920s inspired speakeasy at Orcas Center’s upcoming gala.
Musician and teacher Martin Lund has cooked up another show to usher in the summer season.
There is a line from “Les Miserables” that brings Grace McCune to tears every time she hears it: “To love another person is to see the face of God.”
The Lady Vikings softball team traveled to Yakima over Memorial Day weekend to compete in the 2B Bi-District Tournament.
It's a new record for the Orcas Island Community Foundation.
During an Orcas Fire simulated emergency drill, volunteers encountered some very real problems: radio difficulty and unavailable responders.
Michele Wiley admits it’s a funny thing to be enthusiastic about, but that doesn’t stop her from loving her job.
Orcas couple goes to Thailand to work with elephants, returns home with new puppy
Since its launch three years ago, the Cider and Mead Festival has grown substantially each season.
“It was time to get the next generation of child actors on stage and ‘Oliver!’ is one of the most beloved musicals featuring children actors and singers,” said Director Deborah Sparks. “The adult parts are great character parts, and currently on Orcas, we have a super population of adult character actors who can sing.”
After seeking community input at town hall meetings and fire commission sessions and discussing the proposal at 16 strategic planning meetings, the commissioners voted to not be part of the Marine Operations User’s Group.
After the fire that ravaged the Exchange recycling center at the transfer station in early February, there was a major cleanup ahead.
When a crime is committed, the effects ripple outward and can touch many lives.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason bring violin, mandolin, guitar and banjo to Orcas
Mijitas means “My Darlings.” It is named for their daughters Lucy, who is four and Emilia, who is three. Both girls can’t wait to work in their parents’ restaurant. Lucy wants to “pass the food” and Emilia would like to be a chef.
“I was never a good speller, but then it clicked,” Dobos said. “I really enjoy pushing myself and achieving a goal. It’s been a big confidence boost for me.”
For students who come to school hungry, there is a safety net: classroom snacks and the state lunch program. In the past, when those kids leave campus and head home for the weekend, they are on their own.
No one was injured in the blaze; all occupants were able to evacuate. The main home was saved after firefighters extinguished the fire in the guest house, which is totalled. It stands only a few feet from the primary residence.
Orcas Fire and Rescue is taking a closer look at its mission statement, core values and goals.
With opera filling his ears, Branch Branciforte bends over his latest watercolor, carefully applying brush strokes to the page.
‘Hope for L.A.’ is an upcoming concert to fund student project
An Orcas woman heard a cat crying and after investigating the sound, she was met with a gruesome sight in the nearby woods.
Orcas School administration has narrowed it down to two.
A literary rock star is descending on Orcas. The work of the Bard will be performed on the streets of Eastsound and the Seattle Shakespeare Company is presenting “Julius Caesar” during the second annual Shakespeare Festival.
After voters overwhelmingly approved a $11.9 million bond in the November election, the administration has met with its advisory committee twice.
Nine hopeful performers sang, told jokes, performed magic, played music and danced their way across the Orcas Stage on Saturday night for Orcas Has Talent. But there could be only one winner.
Two islanders share their secret to a long-lasting and fun partnership
They keep a car in Italy and have visited 25 countries together. Their home is filled to the brim with the eclectic fruit of their travels. They live a life of romance.
Lawmakers in Olympia have begun to address the measures that prevent Washington shipyards from participating in Washington State Ferry construction projects as the fleet continues to age.
It's all about to change and it's up to county voters. With the Charter Review changes now in effect, the council will consist of three members – one from each district. Before those candidates are chosen, there is a primary and a general election.
Orcas councilman Rick Hughes, Lisa Byers and Greg Ayers are vying for two spots in April’s general election. Councilmen Marc Forlenza and Bob Jarman and former councilwoman Lovel Pratt are the three San Juan Islanders facing off in the Feb. 12 primary.
The day before Christmas eve, jeweler Vance Stephens received a very unwelcome surprise.
When Kevin O’Brien was hired as the new fire chief for Orcas Fire and Rescue last year, he had a simple approach: find out what works, find out what doesn’t and then fix the flaws.
Orcas resident Sheila Gaquin was one of several islanders who flew to the East Coast to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
By day, he leads classrooms full of students. By night, he leads a rehearsal full of grown-ups.
Even the little girls want their own truck. Crafty volunteers of the Kiwanis Club spend nearly three months hunkered down in George Garrels’ cozy wood shop, building toy trucks for holiday Santa events. While they are intended for the young boys of Orcas Island, girls want in on the action too.
Luke Huffstodt is a walking encyclopedia of hydroponics.
A look at the issues discussed in a recent town hall meeting on Nov. 19
“We got nailed at the top of the valuation curve,” said County Councilman Richard Fralick, Orcas East, during a town hall meeting on Nov. 19. “Assessed valuation should be 31 percent down now.”