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Orcas Islander Mandy Nigretto is participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-day breast cancer walk in Seattle from Sept. 16 to 18.
Community Events, July 2016
A jury found 59-year-old Orcas Island High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner guilty of two counts of Sexual Misconduct in the FirstDegree.
It is time, once again, for residents of San Juan County to take special notice of tansy ragwort, that deadly, yellow-flowered noxious weed that seems to be popping up everywhere lately.
Everyone is urged to come out to the 33rd Annual Orcas Fly-In beginning Saturday, Aug. 5 and ending Sunday, Aug. 7. Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 937, the event brings together airplanes and pilots from around the west and Canada each year for flying and camaraderie. Airplanes begin arriving Friday about noon and most stay until Sunday morning. Volunteers are needed to be "wing walkers" on Saturday to help park incoming airplanes. Call Dwight Guss at 317-5970 or Gil Blinn at 376-6579 if interested in helping.
Out of a record 27 home brews entered into the competition during the Sixth Annual Cider & Mead Festival on July 23, three emerged to be judged the "Best of the Fest!" Each winner received a beautiful one-of-a-kind growler especially crafted for this event by Phil Shane, owner/artist of Orcas Island Growlers.