On Monday, Sept. 29, the Funhouse Commons will be hosting an event for parents with prospective college students at the Orcas High School Commons. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will offer pie, coffee, and interesting topics pertaining to college
Washington State Ferries’ seasonal service adjustments started Sept. 21, and off-peak fares go into effect Oct. 1.
The Orcas Food Co-op is expanding its governance board from seven to nine members, creating two vacancies this fall. There are also four current directors up for re-election. These positions are open to the co-op membership.
The San Juan County Council is working on a draft resolution supporting a “Leave No Trace” ethic in San Juan County.
The Orcas Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Farm Tour on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to see Black Dog Farm, Maple Rock Farm, Coffelt Farm and West Beach Farm. The Sounder profiled Coffelt Farm on Sept. 10.
The term “Fifth Season” means we are figuratively adding another season to the four seasons by preserving the harvest when it is most bountiful and consuming when we would not otherwise be able to.
The Garden Club will start its 2014/2015 year at 10 a.m. in the Madrona Room of Orcas Center on Sept. 17 with a talk on peonies.
On Sept. 22, the Skagit Habitat for Humanity Store truck will be back on Orcas Island to accept donations of building materials, appliances, furniture, windows and doors, hardware and tools, lumber, paint, and lighting until the Exchange is up and operating again.
Friends of the San Juans wishes to thank the 29 volunteers from Orcas, Lopez, San Juan, and Shaw Islands as well as LUSH Seattle store volunteers who participated in a shoreline work party at Fossil Bay on Sucia Island.
The class of 2015 seniors were the first to paint the brand new barn on Rick and Marlace Hughes’ property on Orcas Road. It replaces the ancient barn that is in danger of falling down.