Do you know who established the first scheduled air taxi-commuter airlines in the Northwest that has survived to this day? Can you name "The Flying Doc of the San Juans?" What recent Orcas resident took the famous "Earth Rise" photo from Apollo 8? Have you heard of our own humble but willing and skilled Mercy Pilots?
Saturday, May 28: Pancake Wash fundraiser for Camp Chelan
Proud parents Cameron Sides, a 2005 graduate of Orcas Island High School, and his wife Virginia Sides of Bow, Wash. are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Jane Sides. Born on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Skagit Family Health Center, Jane was 7 pounds, 4 ounces. She is welcomed into the family by first time grandparents Mark and Perri Gibbons of Eastsound.
Orcas Island High School, Funhouse Commons and Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to bring high school students this all day event. Inspire Orcas will be an exciting day of inspirational presentations, skill-based demonstrations, and a job fair.
The Salmonberry School's Annual Spring Dinner and Silent Auction is on Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. at Orcas Center.
Simone Hansen, a senior at Orcas Island High School, will be presenting a culmination of her art work at the Orcas Island Senior Center. The show will feature her diversity as an artist through a variety of mediums, including drawings, paintings, clay, sewing, and especially photography.
For three consecutive weeks that ended on March 15, diners at the Tuesday community lunches held at the Orcas Island Community Church for food bank clients were offered slow cooker recipes, tastings and step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Madrona Club of Orcas Island, a small social, cultural and civic service women's organization established in 1906. The three recipes presented were Island Stew, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and Black Beans and Rice. Bonus recipes were also distributed and the reception was warm and curious.
If you love the Orcas Island Historical museum and like to meet people, consider becoming a docent. Volunteers are scheduled for a two and a half-hour shift, morning or afternoon. There are always two docents on a shift. There will be a meeting at the Crow Valley School museum on Saturday, April 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. RSVP to Carol at 376-4198 or email@example.com.
The Music Advocacy Group's 19th annual benefit concert will bring adult and student Orcas musicians together in support of school music on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the Old Gym at the public school.
Submitted by the Community Church
Submitted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church
For the past 15 years, Salmonberry School has offered a holistic learning experience for children ages three to 12. During April and May, Salmonberry is offering a number of community events for children and their families to delve a little deeper into what makes Salmonberry special.
The April Orcas Center art exhibit will feature the work of artist Susan Slapin. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery at Orcas Center and will run until May 3.
Learn the tango
The 16th Annual Funhouse Science Fair will be held on Saturday, March 26, starting at 12 p.m. at The Funhouse Commons. This free family event is open to the public and features gizmos and gadgets, marvels and wonders of the science world. There is truly something to interest all ages.
(Tody) Bernadine F. Thompson
Koda Oaks Dashevsky was born in Clinton, Wash. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, weighing 7 lbs, 15 oz, 21 inches.
Island Hospital's Psychiatry & Behavioral Health school-intervention program was one of 10 programs nationwide to be awarded $10,000 by Jackson Healthcare for impacting underserved communities. The hospital established a mental-health program for Anacortes School District students in 2013 following a community health needs assessment that showed a significant need for mental-health and substance-abuse intervention services.
This March, Kindlings WinterFest will present lecturer Reverend Earl Palmer on the topic, "The Legacy of C.S. Lewis: A friend for your spiritual, intellectual and creative journey."
Cameron Schuh of Orcas Island made the dean's list at Eastern Washington University for the fall quarter 2015.