OICF social hours

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Community Foundation is reviving its schedule for “First Fridays” social hours, beginning on March 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Foundation offices on the second floor at 141 Prune Alley in Eastsound.


Community Events, March 2015

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Oil spill response

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 7:00AM

Residents of the San Juan Islands who are concerned about oil spills along the coastline are invited to a community workshop on oil spill response and readiness sponsored by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee.

Parks and rec needs coaches

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

Baseball season is coming up and Orcas Parks and Rec are looking for head coaches, assistant coaches and team coordinators for its youth baseball and softball teams.

Local furniture on display at Key Bank

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 7:00AM

Erin B. McCarthy of Paradise Upholstery and Design is excited to be bringing the beauty of Orcas Island to furniture. The chair pictured above features Crescent Beach. It – along with other pieces – can currently be seen at Key Bank.


  • 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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