Picture yourself having the best first half of the year since the recession of 2008 in sales and visitors to your business. That’s what Café Olga, the Artworks Cooperative and James Hardman Gallery were experiencing when the call came on July 19, 2013.
The Deer Harbor Women's Auxiliary plans to have its semi annual yard sale on May 16 at the Deer Harbor Community Center.
Parents often feel overwhelmed when their child exhibits unusual sensory behavior. Imagine: a toddler refuses to wear socks, avoids finger-painting or paints her entire face and arms. A preschooler melts down at birthday parties or covers his ears during songs. The behavior can be frustrating to deal with in the moment.
The Kiwanis Paper Airplane Contest will be held on March 7 in the Orcas High School Gym. The schedule is as follows:
Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will hold an Ash Wednesday Eucharist service at 5:30 p.m., February 18, which will include the imposition of ashes. This service will also be held in the sanctuary. All are invited and welcome.
Rosario Resort and Spa will be holding a public meeting on Friday, Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Music Room to introduce the design for the first “Planned Unit Development” under the Rosario Master Plan, approved by San Juan County in 2007.c
Sign up now to join “Plant for the Planet” on Saturday, Feb. 14 for a free Climate Ambassador training of youth ages 8-14 at Orcas Island Elementary School in the Gymnasium.
Orcas paddlers David Kau and Steve Thompson spotted a Big Skate (Raja binoculata) in Massacre Bay.
County Manager Mike Thomas joined Councilman Rick Hughes for a day on Orcas Island last week.
The Lutheran community in the San Juans is hosting a casual gathering for the exchange of thoughts, insights and experiences. All perspectives are welcome; appetizers provided (buy your own beverage).
Artistic director and Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, La Primavera, Flamenco en Vivo to the Odd Fellows Hall on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.
Save the date for the Friends of the Orcas Island Library winter book sale on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Orcas Center’s Madrona Room.
The Kiwanis Club, with the sponsorship of our great local Orcas businesses, will be hosting the 19th annual Paper Airplane contest on Saturday, March 7 at the school gymnasium. There will be more details coming in two weeks. Watch the Sounder for more information.
Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving Saturday, Feb. 14 for free tooth extractions for Orcas and Shaw residents in need. Services are limited to both routine and surgical extractions (including wisdom teeth).
The Odd Fellows Hall is hosting a Valentine Dance on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 8 until midnight.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 competitive grants program.
Jim Rohrssen, of Lopez Island, returned from a trip to Asia this spring with a new found love of Myanmar (Burma). The people have been living under the control of a military junta for nearly 20 years. After the cyclone devastated much of the country on May 2-3, I felt compelled to do something, said Rohrssen. On June 11, he will sponsor a dinner and benefit auction for the victims of the cyclone at the Galley Restaurant with seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. On June 15 he will hold an afternoon potluck and band concert at the Lopez Center.