Next time you are tempted to feed a cute, little, wild animal, take a moment to ask yourself why you are doing it.
The Kaplan family of Orcas Island has donated 12 sculptures to Orcas Center.
Everyone is invited to come out to the airport for the 32nd annual Orcas Fly-In
Kaleidoscope offers affordable and consistent childcare to Orcas families year-round, with their preschool program ever blossoming, preparing our “Little Locals” for their journey to grade school and beyond.
Local instructors are again offering their community dance class at the Odd Fellows Hall.
You may know that Chama traveled in a self-renovated van ... and she did not travel alone. Her 13-year-old tiger stripe kitty Buddy was with her. As rescue workers at the scene removed Chama from the demolished vehicle, Buddy was seen running up a steep incline.
Orcas Island is on the threshold of celebrating such a moment of maturity in one of its beloved homegrown institutions, Salmonberry School.
The public can now use the map to determine which parcels are within the boundaries of a public water system, and find the name of the water system.
While one might think of this experience as a one way flow of service from volunteer to recipient, volunteers soon learn they also are enriched.
Esther is originally from Orcas Island. Her parents are Richard and Joan Olson.
The three Orcas musicians will be giving an update on their experiences on Sunday, July 26 at the Music in the Park in the Village Green at 5 p.m.
YMCA Camp Orkila invites the community to come out and take a ride on our 1,000-ft zip line.
Revival Harvest Ministry is organizing a Revival on Lopez Island at the Lopez Community Center, July 23 - 25.
The leaders of Celebrate Recovery have a strong desire to meet the needs of the community. After conducting a survey, the results indicated a preference for Tuesday over Friday night for weekly meetings.
The Skagit Habitat for Humanity Store truck is coming back to Orcas Island on August 17.
The San Juan Islands welcomed a different type of summer visitor this past weekend: military veterans training to fight wildfires.
The next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 20. The meeting will be held at the Orcas Landing office at 1 p.m. The building is circled in green below. If you are traveling by ferry it is recommended that you walk on, as there is no parking available at this location.
On July 4, the Funhouse Commons hosted its Fourth Annual 5K, now named the “Eat and Run” in honor of the many local restaurants sponsoring the race.
On July 21-24 Orcas Islanders are invited to attend KindlingsFest 2015, a celebration of art and ideas where they meet with the spiritual. The theme this year is “Joy: The Art of Living.”
An open house is scheduled on Tuesday, July 14, beginning at 6 p.m., so the community can view alternative preliminary site plan concepts for OPAL Community Land Trust’s proposed rental housing in Eastsound.