The Historic Benefit Auction An Orcas Family: 130 Years and Counting was held at Emmanuel Church, Benson Hall to a sold out crowd on Aug. 30.
Back-to-back talks at the Orcas Library on the sand dollars and sea stars of East Sound round off this summer’s public programs of the Indian Island Marine Health Observatory and Kwiaht.
A group of Orcas Islanders will ride as many as 150 miles on Sept. 6-7 to benefit multiple sclerosis research through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Deception Pass Classic. The local riders are Axel Greening, Adia Dolan, Suzanne Olson, Kevin O'Brien and his son Keenan O'Brien.
Ticketed guests will be able to preview auction items beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Two days of educational seminars to help navigate your “golden years” will be held on Sept. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. The event is free although donations are accepted. Lunch is included.
Who would you like to see present at TEDxOrcasIsland on Nov. 8? Do you or someone you know have an idea worth spreading? Do you know someone developing new medical devices, a poet, philosopher, or someone planting trees in a new and interesting way?
Are you a boy between the ages of eight and 12 who loves baseball? If so, you may have the opportunity to see the Mariners play the Angels on Sunday, Sept. 28.The group will be departing Eastsound at 10:30 a.m. and flying to and from Seattle with ground transportation provided.
Every glass of wine you drink has a story. That is according to Michael Yeaman, who helps to run the Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser, Wash.
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 Orcas Christian School is now accepting applications for all grades, kindergarten through 12. Parents and students are invited to explore the campus and meet teachers.
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.
The following was originally printed in the Northwest Straits Foundation August newsletter.
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.