Join the Deer Harbor Community Club for "Viva Italia" in Deer Harbor, featuring Italian wines and auction. The fundraiser is on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. Included are eight tastings, commemorative glass, food and music.
The Orcas Island Library Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the Orcas Island Library Meeting Room to discuss the library expansion project.
Washington State Ferries final summer outreach events for vehicle reservations are this weekend. We’ll be at the Anacortes ferry terminal this Friday and at the Lopez Island Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25 is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.
Orcas suffered a loss mid-2013 when the historic Strawberry Barreling Plant, popularly known as the Artworks Building, was severely damaged by a fire deemed to be at the hands of an arson.
Through a cooperative effort between the Orcas Island Food Bank and Orcas Island Senior Services, a number of seniors who have trouble getting out of their home to go shopping or visit the food bank for one reason or another receive a personally-delivered bag of groceries every Friday morning.
The San Juan County Fair Agriculture Exhibit (a.k.a. the Ag Corner) is the place to be to learn all about San Juan County Agriculture. Located next to Fruits and Vegetables in the northwest corner of the Main Building, the Ag Corner is the place to learn about local farms and farm products.
The San Juan County Fair has long been a showcase for the arts and for artists of all stripes, professional and amateur alike.
Words such as pulaski, weed-wrench and pick-mattock, noxious and invasive weeds, habitat protection and restoration have become common vocabulary this summer for the hard-working, fun-loving members of the Orcas Island Youth Conservation Corps.
As you wander around the fair this year, we encourage you to take a moment to appreciate the hard work of the Orcas 4-H Fur and Feather kids. You will find them almost everywhere across the fairgrounds.
Power will be off for all of Shaw, Canoe and Crane Islands from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19 while OPALCO conducts maintenance and inspection work in the Shaw substatio
The Dinner Winner Raffle has one more month for you to purchase raffle tickets to win a gift certificate to the Orcas eatery of your choice. Orcas Family Health Center will be selling raffle tickets through Sept. 8 when the board will draw 27 winners.
Shelbi Rogers from Orcas Island has been awarded a Carper Foundation Scholarship of $9,500 for the 2014-15 academic year at Eastern Washington University.
We are so blessed here at Orcas Loving Care to have this wonderful woman Marcialee “Marcee” Lambiel, who will be 102 years old this coming Aug. 13.
Upcoming events, presented by Earth Wisdom Foundation, will bring Earth Wisdom teachings into the light of the Rainbows for the San Juan Islands. Teachings with instructions on the healing of Mother Earth’s Sacred Sites will be introduced by Bavado Tatun Corazon aka Rainbow Thunder Heart, the founder and president of Earth Wisdom Foundation.
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10, the annual Doe Bay Fest will take place on Orcas Island. Customers can expect increased traffic from Anacortes to Orcas due to this event.
Art, construction, and crafts are being offered at the Funhouse Commons throughout the summer. Classes are also offered as a companion program to the Afterschool Program during the school year.
Washington State Ferries will be doing outreach in the San Juans for the vehicle reservation service that will launch in January 2015. For info visit www.TakeAFerry.com. The schedule of outreach is as follows:
In cooperation with the Port of Orcas, Orcas Island Fire and Rescue will be conducting an "all hazards" emergency response drill this Thursday, August 7 from 6 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m.
Each spring my seventh grade class sits on the grass, reads lots of amazing poems and proceeds to write their own. We play around with meter, rhyme, line spacing, and repetition. I smile serenely while they battle with the hard structure of verse…iambic….trochaic….anapestic meters. We all laugh at goofy creations of poetic repetition. At the end, I asked them to choose one to share with the world.