Lilly Ledbetter is the retired supervisor who sued Goodyear when, after nearly 20 years with the company her pay was 13 to 29 percent less than her male counterparts.
Spring is in the air on the island, and the Orcas Island Master Gardeners once again urge all island gardeners to plant extra seeds in their garden to provide fresh and nutritious food to help feed people who are hungry on Orcas Island.
This year’s Orcas Island Kiwanis Rummage Sale will be held on April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. and April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion.
The Lions Health Screening Van, a free service of the Orcas Island Lions and Lions Clubs International, will be on Orcas Island for two days: April 6 and 7.
Pre-Easter Prime Rib Dinner on Friday, April 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #93.
The San Juan Islands Audubon Society will host a field trip, Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m., starting at Otis Perkins Park and walking, for most, to the Land Bank Peninsula Preserve.
Join the Orcas Island Historical Society on March 28 for “Dragons or Dinosaurs? Myth or Reality?” – a fun-filled night of food, friends and dinosaurs at the Odd Fellows Hall.
Orcas Montessori School is holding its annual auction celebration, “Wave of The Future,” Saturday, April 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Random Howse. Come dressed in your finest beach attire.
Chelsea Cates is leaving the school garden for adventure and education, and Colleen Stewart is taking over her position.
Parks and Rec’s spring activity schedule can be viewed in full at www.oiprd.org.
Eagle Forum of San Juan County is holding their annual meeting on Saturday, March 21, 12 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.
The Orcas branch of the Lutheran Church in the San Juans’ Wednesday service on March 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church features the singing of the Holden Evening Prayer.
OPALCO established the Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program in 2010 to honor longtime Co-op board member Nourdine Jensen.
The following was submitted by the Orcas Kiwanis Club. The paper airplane contest was a rousing success on Saturday, March 7.
Everyone is welcome to the Olga Community Club potluck this month, taking place Saturday night March 14 at the Olga Energetic Club.
As part of the nationwide March for Meals campaign, on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. the Orcas Island Senior Center hosts a brunch prepared by Orcas Island chef Christina Orchid to benefit Meals on Wheels and More.
The 15th Annual Funhouse Science Fair happens on Saturday, March 28, starting at 12 p.m. at The Funhouse Commons in Eastsound.
On March 13, Orcas Island Celebrate Recovery will open the mic to another Celebrate Recovery leader from Mount Vernon, Barbara. She will share her personal testimony from mourning to joy, a 20-year journey.
There will be a developmental screening for children ages 3 to 5 at the elementary school room 411 on Tuesday, March 31.
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.