Over the years, Marlace Hughes had thought about owning Ray’s Pharmacy. And after it unexpectedly became a reality seven years ago, it’s where her heart is.
The Healing Arts Center welcomes the community to attend its Fall Healing Arts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2.
By request of islanders, the Skagit Habitat for Humanity Store truck will be back on Orcas on Monday, Oct. 27. This time the truck will only be at the Island Market parking lot (on the west side), and will be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until the truck is full.
Without meaning to, much of Mary Ann Sircely’s career has been centered around women. In the 1980s, she launched a quarterly publication about women’s issues.
Lisa Crowe spent well over a decade running a kitchen for hundreds of young campers. Now she is out from behind the stove and oversees a well-loved island tavern.
The Women Business Owners, one of the Puget Sound’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, has named Eastsound business owner Jill Blankenship as the winner of its 2014 Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Awards Competition.
Celebrate Halloween at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Great Pumpkin Walk on Friday, Oct. 31. Starting at 3 p.m.
There will be a Halloween party for kids on Friday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. All ages are welcome.
The community is invited to an annual harvest festival at Orcas Island Community Church on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kids and parents are invited to stop by the meeting room at the Orcas Library for a chance to show off their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat for a book on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Candy donations are being accepted for trick-or-treaters who come to OPAL homes during Halloween. This helps make it possible for OPAL community residents to provide the bulk of candy for children on Halloween.
There will be a free workshop at the Orcas Island Library on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. titled “Managing the Holidays.”
The Board of Fire Commissioners special meeting/budget work session at the Eastsound Fire Hall, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m.
The Coast Guard 13th District received an application from San Juan County proposing the construction of a highway bridge over Deer Harbor.
Darvill’s Bookstore will host a book talk and signing on Weds., Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. with Paul Roberts, author of “The Impulse Society.”
The Orcas Island Historical Museum’s Monthly Historical Matinee series will resume Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center featuring Richard Blumenthal, author of “Maritime Place Names Inland Washington Waters.”
Orcas Family Health Center Flu Shot Clinics will be on Friday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. and two Wednesdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Orcas Family Health Center at 376-7778 to schedule your appointment
The best way to find breast cancer early is to get screened. Talk to your health care provider about what screening tests are right for you.
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Tom and Karen Ritter have been married for 51 years. They have raised four daughters, moved across the country and faced countless obstacles along the way.