Grief isn’t your standard topic for a one-woman comedy show. But Ann Randolph pulls it off with wit, grace and a lot of heart.
Vying for the position of Honorary Mayor of Eastsound, five local politicians (three canines, one caique parrot and an orca), officially hit the campaign trail Saturday, May 23 during the annual Pet Parade.
Many have asked “where are the Park and Rec Commissioners in filing for the 2015 November election?”
Burke Museum paleontologists have published a description of the first dinosaur fossil from Washington state. The fossil was collected by a Burke Museum research team along the shores of Sucia Island State Park in the San Juan Islands.
On Monday, May 25, the American Legion Post 93 Color Guard will be paying tribute to past veterans at Woodlawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
“For me to say I have enjoyed my time at Orcas Island Elementary School would be a huge understatement,” said Page in a recent letter to the parents of elementary students.
A teacher rally was held at the ferry landing on Sunday, May 17. About 45 people showed their support of the State Legislature fully funding public education.
In anticipation of a busy Memorial Day weekend, Washington State Ferries has added extra ferry runs.
Every year the Orcas High School senior class is given the opportunity to dispense $5,000 to island nonprofits through the Orcas Island Community Foundation's annual grant cycle. This time around the class decided to donate the entire amount to one recipient: OPAL Community Land Trust. They requested that the money be spent on multi-family housing that OPAL is planning.
A San Juan Island man accused of dumping 66 automobile tires over an embankment and onto the shoreline of a publicly owned nature preserve is off the hook.
Due to a void in candidacy for open elected positions occurs after the regular filing week, there will be a special three-day filing period from May 20 at 8 a.m. to May 22 at 4:30 p.m.
Eros Belliveau of Eastsound recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he met with federal lawmakers to advocate for increased funding for affordable housing on Orcas Island and across the country.
Arising star in the literary firmament of the San Juan Islands, author Thor Hanson, shown left, will be on Orcas speaking about his most recent book. Orcas gardeners and farmers and others interested in seed biology and history, will be intrigued by what he has to tell us.
When Mara William’s daughter was bitten by a tick 23 years ago on Orcas, doctors said it could not be transmitting Lyme disease. Williams, a nurse practitioner, is now convinced her daughter has Lyme disease despite a lack of official reports of the disease in San Juan County.
It’s spring and time for the Student Art Show at the Orcas Center.
Flooding last weekend at the Orcas Island Elementary School temporarily closed the building on Monday.
San Juan County has hired Brian Vincent, shown right, as its new public works director.
Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center is at it again, preparing for the island’s furry friend’s parade. The starting location is school road at 10 a.m. for judging.
When you laugh and have a lot of fun together, it’s easy to be good friends with your mom. Claire Orser is 17 and looking at heading off to college, but she isn’t one bit shy about how much she loves her mother, Libi Geddes.
On May Day, the Orcas Island community received a remarkable array of legacy gifts when Bob Henigson’s bequest donations were hand delivered to six island organizations. Bob died in January 2014, but his legacy gifts will enhance the quality of life on Orcas for generations to come. Each recipient organization intends to invest Bob's bequest for the long-term benefit of the island community.