The lease has been signed between the Orcas Food Co-op and Patty Miller, owner of Doty’s Marketplace in Eastsound.
On Thursday Dec. 12, 5 p.m., in the Fireside Room, at the Community Church, a Christmas celebration will be held by the Cancer Support Group. Christmas is a perfect time to celebrate successes large and small.
It’s the special Garden Club meeting islanders look forward to all year, the December Holiday Tea. Bring you prettiest flowered tea cup and your good cheer to hear our speaker Kari Koski, owner of Kari’s Island Elixirs.
Christmas trees decorated by ten local nonprofits return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort & Spa during the month of December.
Orcas Christian School students performed community service on Nov. 22 to an anonymous recipient.
Every year, the Orcas Island Food Bank encourages businesses to hold food drives or raise money. San Juan Propane has answered that call with a week-long open house event.
Eastsound Galleries and shops will be open on Friday, Nov. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m with wine and cheese and special prices on art. Many businesses are also offering sales.
"With less than $2,000 to go, we are calling on everyone who shares in the value of healthy school meals and a vibrant outdoor classroom to pitch in and help push them over the top by Nov. 30," said F2C Chair Madie Murray.
Friends of the Orcas Library will host the 52nd annual Silver Holiday Tea on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the library from 1 to 4 p.m.
Orcas Angels is hosting a “Haircut Day” at island salons. All haircut donations that day will be given to the non-profit program that provides help to islanders in need.
The community is invited to join the Orcas Island Elementary sixth grade class with teacher Paula Towne on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish Hall. Students will give a brief presentation of their week-long field trip to the Olympic Peninsula. There will be a slideshow, snacks and a Jeopardy-like game.
Crews will begin work on A Street in Eastsound in front of the Post Office the week of December 2, weather permitting, to install stormwater collection piping and catch basins.
The generosity of Orcas Islanders in helping their fellow islanders in times of trouble is legendary. We see it every day and particularly in times of crisis.
Chop the basil into thin strips and add to the mix along with 1/2 cup milk or cream and a 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Let the mixture cook for about five minutes then transfer it by large spoonfuls into a food processor or into a blender. Use the kale puree as a dip for vegetables, sauce for pasta or a rice dish.
The community is once again invited by the Oddfellows for its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Time is growing short. In less than 18 days, we need to receive about $5,000 in additional donations to make our goal.
Kids from three islands teamed up to help restore wetland habitat at the San Juan County’s Land Bank property at Beaverton Valley Marsh.
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.