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A look back at OICF

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:24AM

The Orcas Island Community Foundation hosted a 20th Anniversary Board Reunion on Aug. 21. Attendees heard about the early years of the foundation, perused a timeline of the organization, nibbled on tasty appetizers and honored Bruce Coffey for his 18 years on the board.

 

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Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for first quarter of 2014 | Washington State Department of Revenue

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:56AM

The state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 (Jan. 1-March 31), recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion.

Vehicle collision on Bailer Hill Road

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 11:34AM

On Wednesday afternoon at 4:55 p.m. a two vehicle collision occurred on Bailer Hill Road north of Kanaka Bay Road resulting in minor injuries to a Friday Harbor woman.

Binka’s Babes | Islanders to participate in 60-mile walk for cancer research

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Aug 28, 2014 at 10:02AM

“She could ask me to fly to the moon tomorrow and I would do it,” said Mierau about her long-time best friend.

Islanders looking at service station co-op model

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:36PM

Ekomotiv, a local non-profit being established to procure and operate the Crescent Beach Service Station as a cooperative, is seeking five to seven Orcas Island residents to serve on a steering committee; with success, the steering committee members will have the opportunity to populate the Board of Directors.

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