David Ridgway solo show

A painting of the Orcas ferry landing by David Ridgway. His show opens Aug. 1 at Crow Valley Pottery.  - Contributed photo
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Crow Valley Pottery presented a collection of nearly 50 new pieces by renowned Pacific Northwest painter David Ridgway.


Community Events, July 2014

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Special Orcas edition of book

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:14PM

Two years ago Keary Taylor wrote a love story about a teen on Orcas Island who loses his ability to talk.

Night markets in July and August

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 30, 2014 at 9:44AM

"We started three years ago with one held to celebrate National Farmers' Market Week in August," said Manager Jennifer Pietsch. "It was so fun and successful that we last year held four, a tradition that we are continuing this year."


  • Jul 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Walter Witt and Darlene Gait of Orcas Island will be married on Aug. 17 in Bellingham at the Bellwether Resort.

Orcas Fly-in this weekend

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 5:07PM

Everyone is invited to come out to the airport for the 31st Annual Orcas Fly-In from Aug. 1 to 3.


  • ECOconnectWashington State Dept. of Ecology's blog
  • Enchanted Quilters of Lopez IslandAlexander spins tales of local quilters, quilt-making and quilt-backed fundraising efforts on her home island, Lopez. She says the Enchanted Quilters of Lopez Island was formed in 1984 to raise funds for the Lopez Senior Center, and the group has conjured up almost one raffle quilt per year since.
  • Gluten Free FoodiesCelebrate the foods that you can eat!
  • Iris Graville: bloggerbyconvincementWriter Iris Graville lives on Lopez Island. She blogs about life and faith, Quakerism, war, sacred spaces and more, also finding time to write about projects like building her own wooden kayak. Graville is also the author of Hands at Work, inspired by a showing of Summer Moon Scriver’s black-and-white photographs of hands.
  • Lopez Island Kitchen GardensA regular blog about kitchen gardens, where people who love to garden and to cook grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for their kitchens.
  • Whale of a PorpoiseThis blog is filled with photos of the San Juan Islands' resident orcas, identified by name. There are audio clips of the orcas communicating as well. The author is Jeanne Hyde, a Friday Harbor resident.
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