Since 2012 this board has gone into executive sessions 54 times in the course of 76 meetings. I understand the reason for confidentiality regarding medical information, qualification and bargaining terms, but 34 performance reviews during this period must be considered excessive especially in light of the fact that since March 2012 there was never any indication but great satisfaction with the performance of the chief who oversees the rest of the employees and volunteers.
Are you tired of billionaires and corporations running/ruining our country, buying candidates and political outcomes? The only solution is to get money out of politics by passing a constitutional amendment that says that money is not speech and that corporations are not people.
Shakespeare responds to Grace McCune and Jake Perrine who said, “We liken them (The Beatles) to the Shakespeares of pop…”
Twenty years ago, Project PAL was started by Beth Anderson of OPALCO and a few community volunteers so co-op members could give each other a hand up with electric bills in tough times.
Many, many thanks to all of YOU who supported your island nonprofits with gifts during GiveBIG May 5, the Seattle Foundation’s 24-hour online-giving event packed with matching gifts and bonus rewards!
At the OPALCO Election this year, we saw a record voter turnout: 24 percent compared to around 15 percent in past years. Thank you all who have taken the time to vote.
The Choral Society performed Bach’s “B Minor Mass” and the very first chord sung by a five-part chorus sent chills down my neck.
Well, that was humbling! I was fourth in the voting for the open director positions at OPALCO’s Annual Meeting.
As a teacher, I know Orcas Island students would benefit from smaller class sizes at every grade level, whether they’re in kindergarten or high school.
Throughout the state, teachers are staging one-day walkouts to protest the Legislature’s failure to fully fund K-12 public schools. Our local teachers’ union (OEA) voted last month NOT to walk out on our students and schools.
The Orcas Island Education Foundation has been in existence for more than 30 years. Our mission is clear and simple:
I would like to thank Grace and Jake and all the performers for a fantastic evening. This production is the best that I have ever seen at Orcas Center in all the years I have lived on the island.
Kudos to the Greacans and islanders invested in renewable energy.
We would sincerely like to take this opportunity to thank all who attended and helped with Corey’s celebration. From the folks who mopped the floors, did dishes and cleaned the toilets and everyone in between.
The Granny’s Attic rummage sale was a fantastic success due to an outpouring of community donations and a champion effort by dozens of volunteers. This is one of the Orcas Island Senior Center’s largest fundraisers of the year.
Once again the visit of the Skagit Habitat for Humanity Store truck on Orcas Island was a success for islanders and the store.
On behalf of the San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Board, tremendous thanks go to Bill Buchan for his on-going efforts in removing Scotch broom from Orcas roadsides.