The annual Kindergarten Transition Banquet was held on Wednesday, May 18 at the Orcas Island Senior Center, and attended by 24 Orcas Island preschool children and their families. This event is sponsored by the Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program, Orcas Community Resource Center and a local donor.
Staff and volunteers of Orcas Island Fire and Rescue have bared their bums for charity.
Parents stole the show at the Orcas Island School Board meeting on Thursday, May 26. Fueled by concern for the fifth-grade class, worried parents (and grandparents) each took time to address the board.
San Juan County has adopted an Unmanned Aircraft System policy for county parks and the fairgrounds.
Submitted by OISD
On Monday, May 30, the American Legion Post 93 Color Guard will be paying tribute to past veterans at Mt. Baker Cemetery at 11 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
Forty-five performers will pile into the Odd Fellows Hall for an event unseen on the islands for nearly seven years. The circus returns to town with the musical vaudeville stylings of the New Old Time Chautauqua on Sunday, May 29 at 7 p.m.
Preparations made, schedule confirmed, the artists, Galleries and businesses are getting ready to stay open for the Summer Series: Uptown to Downtown Eastsound Artwalk! Festivities kick off on Thursday, May 26 from 5-8 p.m. Like "Eastsound Art Walk" on Facebook for more information.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has given Jim Passer the "Coach of the Year" award for his dedication to the Viking baseball team.
Floating off the coast of Vancouver Island is the world famous Exploration Vessel Nautilus, and aboard that ship is Spring Street International School teacher Timothy Dwyer.
When an Orcas Island fifth grader noticed the school's gym equipment needed freshening up, she immediately started brainstorming.
Come join Kaleidoscope friends and families for BINGO on Thursday, June 2 at the American Legion Hall.
Last weekend was a big one for the Orcas Island Historical Society with three different events happening.
The Bureau of Land Management announced today it has released the Analysis of the Management Situation, a step in the development of the Resource Management Plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument.
Submitted by OPALCO
Saturday, May 28: Pancake Wash fundraiser for Camp Chelan
You are invited to witness an event that will never happen again on Orcas Island. On Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m. in the Olga Community Club (known to most as the Olga Energetic Club), a few long-time Orcas Islanders who witnessed the short-lived but ever-so-plentiful era of the Marshall Strawberry industry on Orcas Island will be in one place telling the tales and reliving the experiences they had in the fields and at the historic strawberry barreling plant, known as the Artworks Building.
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls.
At this year's Washington State Mathematics Council's Math Olympiad, Orcas students proudly donned the 2016 version of the coveted student-designed competition t-shirts first thing in the morning of the event. After ten weeks of practices after school, sometimes meeting twice a week, these mathaletes were ready to team-up and collaboratively solve problems for half of a sunny, spring May Saturday.
by Ashley Randall