The Cancer Support Group has been meeting once a month for four years, providing a place to come and share what it is like to have cancer invade your world.
Artist Spirit Eagle will display her art at Washington Federal Savings Bank during the month of July.
All island kids from three years through sixth grade are invited to attend a free jungly adventure at Orcas Island Community Church on July 6 through 9. “Journey Off the Map: Vacation Bible School 2015” will lead young explorers through uncharted territory with crafts, games, Bible stories and jungle-themed snacks at “Survival Springs.”
Part-time Orcas resident Matt Zybas has been recognized as the project manager of the year by the Washington State Association of County Engineers. Zybas is currently the Snohomish County Solid Waste director.
It was unanimous! We have a new First Place Orcas Home Brewer who is now the proud owner of a coveted number one Crow Valley Pottery trophy plate made specifically by Crow Valley every year for the competition!
Karen and Clayton Parsons of Deer Harbor announce that their daughter, Emily Allan Taylor Parsons, received her master’s degree in social work (MSW) from California State University, East Bay, on June 12 in Hayward, Calif.
Mykal Keyes of Orcas Island has been awarded a $9,500 Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation Scholarship to Eastern Washington University for the 2015-16 academic year. Orcas Island Public School seniors and graduates are eligible for the award.
Thanks to generous contributors, we have almost met our goal for a 10-kilowatt solar array on the Lopez School. We have raised $27,000 of the $35,000 needed. The last chance to contribute is Saturday, June 27 at the Energy Fair at the Lopez Community Center. Help us close the gap and raise the remaining funds.
The Orcas Island Library Board has scheduled a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23 in the Orcas Library meeting room to discuss the building expansion project.
In addition to the Orcas Island Garden Tour, Crow Valley Pottery presents its 18th Annual Garden Art Show, which opens on Friday, June 26.
Hear the true story of two All-American teenage girls tricked into trafficking. Eighteen-year-old Brianna was an honor roll student, cheerleader and worked at a local café. Thirteen-year-old Lacy was an active member of her youth group, and a volunteer in her community.
Candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of the Charleston church shooting at 9 p.m. at the Eatsound Waterfront Park across from Washington Federal Bank.
There are two opportunities to get rid of those problem wastes like cleaning products, pesticides, weed killers, aerosol cans, auto/boat maintenance products, wood preservatives, BBQ/camp propane cylinders, oil based paints and thinners, and contaminated motor oil or antifreeze.
On June 10, Chama Anderson, known on island as an inspiration soccer coach, left California on her journey north and planned to drive to Alaska, which was her next adventure. She fell asleep at the wheel and was involved in a serious car accident
Washington Women’s Foundation has awarded a grant of $100,000 to the FRIENDS of the San Juans to increase shipping safety standards in the Salish Sea, which will reduce oil spill risks and other impacts to wildlife, marine habitat and people in the region.
Janna Marie Carter of Orcas Island made Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2015 spring semester.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation will host Anthony McCormick of Seattle’s Perkins Coie Law Firm to present a “Wills and Estate Planning” workshop to the Orcas community on Friday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Emanuel Parish Hall.
Two American Pen Women authors, Iowa-based Joyce Daniels and Sara Williams of Deer Harbor, will lead a round-table discussion of the craft of writing and the business of publishing on Friday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in the conference room of the library.
The members of The Gallery in Eastsound have welcomed a new member: Brook Meinhardt. Her feature work at The Gallery is a large, dimensional, mixed-media (including plywood, veneer and tiny sticks) portrait of Abraham Lincoln.
In 2009, 17 poison hemlock exposures were recorded by the Washington Poison Center. In 2010, a Bellingham man was hospitalized after having eaten what looked like a baby carrot growing in his garden.