Jeremy King, who manages both the Orcas Longhouse and Lavender Hollow apartments, was recognized as 2015 manager of the year at the annual Washington Affordable Housing Management Convention, April 28-29 in Tacoma.
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has announced it made the difficult decision to postpone The Bite of Orcas, which has happened over Memorial Day weekend for the past 20 years.
Thrive Orcas Island is joining Islands Climate Resilience to present “Years of Living Dangerously,” the nine-episode, Emmy-Award-winning Showtime film series on global climate change from the perspective of people living through its hardships, challenges and dangers.
Ned Brown, Emeritus professor of Western Washington University, will give an overview talk on the geology of the San Juan Islands on May 21 at the Orcas Island Senior Center at 6 p.m.
The Ferry Advisory Committee and San Juan County Council invite the public to a reservations “Town Hall” meeting on Lopez on Tuesday May 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lopez Community Center.
It was so popular the first time, the Orcas Senior Center and Orcas Medical Foundation are co-sponsoring another AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Smart Drivers Course.
Judith Jones’ collegiate obsession with the Victorian period led to a fascination with the wide world of ferns, an affliction from which she has never recovered.
Three speakers will be encouraging senior citizens to have a healthy lifestyle on Friday, May 15 at the Orcas Senior Center from 1 to 2 p.m.
“Hopefully we will be able to find another date this summer that will work when more restaurants will be able to participate,” said Wolf Hollow Executive Director Julie Duke. “Unfortunately that means we will not have the proceeds in spring, when we have so many little mouths (and beaks) to feed.”
Community leader Mary Riveland and general contractor Justin Paulsen, owner of Terra Firma, NW, were honored, respectively, for their volunteer service and dedication to fair housing at the 25th annual meeting of OPAL Community Land Trust on April 29.
Dr. Shannon O’Brien will become the new Dean of Missoula College in Montana as of July 1.
April Michele Hofmann of Olga, Wash., made the Seattle Pacific University 2015 winter quarter dean’s list
John Geyman, M.D., Friday Harbor, has published a new book “How Obamacare is Unsustainable: Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution for All Americans.”
Wolf Hollow is presenting a special program for Mother’s Day.
CycloFemme is a Global Women’s Cycling Day created to honor the past, celebrate the present and empower the future of women in cycling.
The roadsides and meadows throughout the county are bedecked with the bright chrome yellow flowers of Scotch broom. For many years, broom was widely planted throughout the northwest as a soil stabilizer and ornamental landscape plant.
The documentary “Minor Differences” about juvenile offenders in maximum security lock-up was screened at the Sea View Theater last Thursday. This was the first in a spring film series called “Conversations” presented by Orcas Open Arts and co-sponsored by the Islands’ Sounder newspaper.