Fun at Bird and Wildlife Fest | Slideshow

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 1:20PM

The first-ever Orcas Island Bird and Wildlife Festival debuted on Orcas Island last week. Sponsored by the chamber of commerce, it offered bird walks, lectures, special offerings for visitors and a parade through Eastsound. Participants are pictured above.


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Healing Arts Center to hold annual spring fair

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

Each year in the spring and fall, The Healing Arts Center holds a fundraiser called the Healing Arts Fair. The practitioners, who offer massage and other bodywork modalities, acupuncture, counseling and more, offer the community an opportunity to sample discounted sessions.

Kindergarten round-up

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

It’s time to plan for the 2014-15 Orcas School kindergarten class. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they reach age five before Sept. 1, 2014.


  • Cliff Mass Weather BlogCliff Mass is a UW professor of Atmospheric Sciences. He blogs about the local in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Energy services: Sharing the LoadEnergy Services is OPALCO’s effort to make energy saving easy and accessible. Updated by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative.
  • Orca WatcherMarine naturalist Monica Wieland posts her photography and wildlife musings. Wieland is also the author of "Orca Encounters: Images of Southern Resident Killer Whales."
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