Several weeks ago, a documentary called “Minor Differences” was shown at our local theater. An Orcas resident made this film, and it tells the story of five different young men who ended up in jail as teenagers.
I wept when I heard of the Charleston church shootings; wept for the senseless loss of life, wept for how we as a nation have become numb to these never-ending tragedies.
As the Sounder has reported, there is a plan for a new layout at the Orcas transfer station (the dump) to make it easier for us to separate our recyclables. Glass in one bin, paper in another, only certain plastics in a third and so forth.
This year’s Salmon BBQ is on Saturday, July 4, beginning after the parade at 1 p.m. and lasting until 7 p.m.
We believe the accomplishment highlights the synergy of a dedicated and talented teaching staff, tireless leadership, coupled with family and community partners combining in common.
All of us who share in conversation, spirited by your deeply honest and courageous performance, thank you for your message of truth-telling, truth-living and love.
Directed by the estimable Tikka Sears, and supported by an exceptional crew, “Veil” is a tour de force of accomplished jazz, dance, poetry and storytelling.
I have truly enjoyed my term as mayor, and it has been an honor to serve. If my experience is any indication then I feel I am leaving Eastsound a friendlier town, and that is something of which we can all be proud.
We must address our constitutional and moral obligation to fully fund education.
Living as we do on an island and knowing that we can’t get everything we need here, the June 3 Sounder had an excellent suggestion from Rich Hughes.
For more than 30 years the Orcas Island Education Foundation has been working to bring “excellence in education” to our public schools. This can only happen with the generous support of donors. In this school year our donors have made an impact in classrooms K-12.