The community is invited by the Oddfellows to their annual Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall. The Oddfellows will supply the turkeys and tableware. Everyone else should bring a beverage of their choice and a dish to share from the list below, by last name:
This Wednesday, Apollo 9 Astronaut Russell “Rusty” L. Schweickart will visit Orcas Island to deliver a seminar about the dangers of asteroid impacts.
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced last week that the Navy will hold a public meeting on Dec. 3 on Lopez Island to listen to citizens’ comments about EA-18G Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Orcas resident David Andreev, 40, was sentenced to 20 months in prison by Judge Donald Eaton for gun and drug charges. Andreev had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and two drug charges, one involving methamphetamine and one involving marijuana.
For seniors facing the winter months, Marla Johns said there are three concerns: depression, isolation and an increase of falls.
Last Friday evening we received an after-hours page from someone who had seen an owl sitting by the side of Lampard Road, on the outskirts of Friday Harbor.
The big payoff isn’t expected until the summer sailing season, when demand is at its peak, lines are long and it’s pretty much anyone’s guess how early one should show up to catch a ferry headed to or leaving the San Juan Islands.
An Orcas Island man died on Upper Deer Harbor Road after losing control of a motorcycle he was riding early Saturday morning.
Only seven weeks after its celebrated arrival, the first newborn in nearly two years to join the population of endangered killer whales that makes their summer, seasonal home in the San Juans is now missing, and presumed dead.
An agency from outside San Juan County will conduct an investigation of an early evening collision in which a deputy struck a pedestrian in Friday Harbor, according to local officials.
November 12-18 is designated National Community Foundation Week, and the Orcas Island Community Foundation has much to celebrate.
The Orcas Island School newspaper The Viking Voice was launched today. You can check out their stories about sports, gender issues, school shootings and more at http://orcasvikingvoice.com/.
Last week, Keri and Ed Lago received a strange call. It was call that was confusing and then miraculous. The lady on the other line asked the Lagos if they were missing a cat.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming to Orcas Center on Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15, with a new selection of films each evening at 7:30 p.m.
When you're related to the first director of the Central Intelligence Agency, you get invited to cool events like award banquets in Washington, D.C.
Elections are often about change. San Juan County voters demonstrated an overwhelming eagerness for it in the administration of their sheriff’s office.
Earlier this year, the Orcas Island Education Foundation celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Even with 30 years under its belt, the impact of OIEF and its donors is not always visible to the community.
On Sunday, Nov. 9, at approximately 6:10 p.m. a San Juan Deputy was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Spring Street and Second Street knocking an adult male pedestrian to the ground.
During a routine audit of the property tax levy for San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, the assessor discovered that he had mistakenly adjusted the levy rate above the maximum amount approved by voters.
On the heels of serving a 15-month prison sentence for felony burglary, a San Juan Island man was ordered to pay $10,000 to a crime victims fund and serve out the remainder of a jail term on work crew after pleading no-contest to an unrelated crime, punching a man twice in the face.