Seek beauty, give service, pursue knowledge, be trustworthy, hold on to health, glorify work and be happy. These are the laws in the Camp Fire Girls pledge, and these are tenets by which long-time Orcas Islander Joyce Burghardt has lived her life.
If you or a loved one were dying in San Juan County and needed urgent inpatient care, you could be required to travel to Island Hospital in Anacortes rather than PeaceHealth Peace Island hospital on San Juan Island.
Join Washington Federal in fighting hunger in the Orcas community.
International Student Exchange is looking for homes for one or more exchange students to attend Orcas Island High School this fall.
Carl Burger and David Roseberry invite the community to celebrate their "0-70 at the Speed of Life" birthday party at the Orcas Island Grange fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 24. Tickets are $10 per person at Kay's, Celtic Beauty or at the door. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with food and beverage and music is at 6:30 p.m.
The community is invited to Washington Federal in Eastsound to view new works by Carla Stanley. A reception is being planned for Sept. 16 from noon to 5 p.m.
The Orcas Island Film festival is right around the corner with a brand new line up of exciting new films from around the world. The festival dates are Oct. 7th-10th and ticket will go on sale Sept. 15.
Mary Lydia Ryan and bassist Trent Wagner return to Orcas on Sunday, Sept. 4 to perform at Music on the Green. The show will run from 5-7 p.m. and is free to attend.
Orcas Center will feature the work of three local artists — BJ Arnold, JoEllen Moldoff and Michelle Reed from Friday, Sept. 2 until Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the lobby of the Center. In addition to this show, On-And-Off The Wall by artists in the community will be exhibited in the Madrona Room. Everyone is invited to the opening reception on Sept. 2 from 5:30–7 p.m. to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and conversation.
Author and biologist Thor Hanson (thorhanson.net) will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Gardening Workshop presented by the San Juan County Master Gardeners on October 1, 2016. As the first speaker at this day-long event, Thor will talk to us about seeds, based on his recent book, The Triumph of Seeds. Have you ever wondered how the chili got its spice, what puts the buzz in coffee or how seeds have influenced everything from the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the Industrial Revolution to the shape of the human race? Thor will talk about all this and more.
Summer's here, with barbecues, the farmers' market, kids leaping into Cascade Lake.
The following was written by Yonatan Aldort for the Funhouse Commons Gala in July.
Quin David Wilson was born June 16, 2016 weighing 6lbs 9oz and 19.2 inches long in Anacortes to Kyle and Melanie Wilson. He joins his big sister Kyra and big brother Liam. His grandparents are Gene and Kelle Wilson of Friday Harbor and Dave and Kathy Johnson of Erie, Colorado.
The Pederson girls are featured artists at the Gallery in Eastsound through August.
The Town of Friday Harbor is accepting proposals for a park bench sculpture project sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). The artwork is to be located at, on, or in association with an existing park bench at one of three locations on Spring Street. The selected artwork will be available for sale while on display. Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2016.
You are invited to attend an informative session on living with diabetes, presented by medical student Troy Fowler. The presentation is part of Fowler's rural health and community project for his medical program at the University of Washington and will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Orcas Island Senior Center.
Local instructors are again offering their community dance class on Monday, Aug. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall. They will offer another session of waltz to review previous steps and add new ones. Instruction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. The classes are free and no partner in needed.
To ensure students get a healthy start to their school year, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering no-cost immunizations, well-child checks and sports physicals on an appointment basis to children ages 5 to 18 on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Thursday, Aug. 11, at the medical center, 1117 Spring St. Call 360-378- 2141 to schedule an appointment.
By Jimmy Roller
The Shaw Island Library and Historical Society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding with several events on Saturday, July 16. The organization is among the last entirely community-financed and operated library/historical societies in the state.