At our board meeting on Tuesday, July 15, Victoria Parker, the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s Executive Director since 2006, announced her upcoming retirement, sometime within the next year.
I cannot thank all of you enough for the help you provided me a week ago when I fell and could not regain my footing.
Whew, it’s after July 4th and some tranquility has returned to Eastsound. What a weekend. Thank you to our Orcas Family for making the OIHS portion of Historical Days again a major fundraiser success.
The achievement gap begins in the earliest years when children’s brains grow fastest. By the age of three, a child of a low-income family knows only half the words of a child from a more advantaged family.
A friend was visiting the island last week. While riding the ferry, there was a man walking around with an open carry large gun.
Many of you, patients and friends, know I have planned to retire from Orcas Medical Center and join my husband, Michael, on more of his adventures.
Now that Camille Fleming MD has joined our practice and complements so well the care provided by Tony Giefer MD, I may with confidence and all best wishes announce to our community that I am retiring at the end of the summer.
I want to thank all of the voters who cast their votes as a show of support for the five candidates and to our combined ultimate goal of supporting Children’s House.
On behalf of adults with disabilities in San Juan County, The United Wayfarers and Washington Vocational Services would like to thank The United Way of San Juan County for their continued support.
s it just me, or does anyone else see the irony, or something worse, in the Sounder editorial of July 7?
Tourist season can be stressful. I get it. It gets hard to get around, the lines are long at the market and sometimes our visitors find themselves where they shouldn’t be. How we handle those situations, however, is the purpose of my letter.
A heartfelt thank you to the four OIFR volunteers who came to assist my 93-year-old mother when she fell last week. Hillary, Patrick, Perry and Chad were there in minutes and did a professional job of checking her for injuries, lifting her, getting her safely settled and following up afterward.
Is anyone out there (besides me) upset about not having any phone service on July 2? If you’ve lived here long enough you won’t miss the experience of being without CenturyLink and having internet. It’s like a power outage – almost always happens when you are awake.
Each year for the past several years, our good friend David Gutteridge (whom we lovingly call the poet laureate of Emmanuel Episcopal Church) has written a poem in anticipation of Market Day, an over-the-top kind of tag sale/bake sale that the church has held on the last Saturday of July for as long as anyone can remember.
Joe was a visionary type, a leader and teacher in his own right. He single-handedly revived the Odd Fellows lodge #88 in 1988.
Thanks to all who asked about, prayed for, came to visit and sent cards to Fred during his recent stay at the Life Care Center in Friday Harbor.
On behalf of seniors and individuals with disabilities, much gratitude goes out to United Way of San Juan County for their funding towards our Hearts and Hands program, which matches volunteers with people who could use some help with transportation, friendly visits, light chores, meal preparation, respite care, and more.
The Orcas Island 4-H Fur and Feathers Club would hereby like to thank the Orcas Island Community Foundation, the OICF Grants Committee and community individuals for their generous donations and support.
The Second Annual Orcas Open Golf Tournament and Silent Auction was a great success! I would like to personally thank all of our donors for their contributions, although there are too many to name right here.
I went to the meeting about the opportunity that San Juan County has to “Opt Out” of the Growth Management Act, and I was thrilled that we have this opportunity now!