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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.
Community Events, August 2014
Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for first quarter of 2014 | Washington State Department of Revenue
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.
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.
“She could ask me to fly to the moon tomorrow and I would do it,” said Mierau about her long-time best friend.
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.