Eastsound and Lopez accounting firm Haweley & Nicholson PS has merged with Mount Vernon area Hilsinger & Company SJI PS to form Hilsinger & Company SJI PS. Sandra Hawley and Beth Nicholson will continue to offer a full range of accounting services, including tax preparation, bookkeeping audits, consulting and valuations in Eastsound.
Holidays wreaths are still available to order from the Orcas Montessori School. They are the perfect compliment to your home, business, or as a great gift for clients, family, and friends. Now in its 14th year, this is the benchmark fundraiser for Orcas Montessori.
It was the love of a building that led to a whirlwind two weeks of renovation, a new career for one of the owners, and to the opening of Bohéme, the new clothing store that opened in August.
It was a chance meeting in an elevator in Dublin, Ireland that led to Eric Veldman moving from Boise, Idaho to Orcas Island to become the owner of the only island based insurance company – San Juan Insurance.
A little more than a month ago, Angela Douglas was employed as the full-time mother of three-year-old Isabella, and Thaddeus Douglas was working full-time as the foreman for an Orcas construction firm and working out at the Orcas Spa and Athletics. Today, as they make plans for their one-year wedding anniversary, they both have the same jobs but have added ownership of the health club to their responsibilities.
Members of the Economic Development Council (EDC) of San Juan County met with public and private leaders on Thursday, Aug. 28 and committed to providing assistance to prospective purchasers of Rosario Resort.
The San Juan County Council today expressed concern about the imminent closing of the Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. The resort, centered around the 100-year-old Rosario mansion built by shipbuilder Robert Moran, is an island landmark and one of the island’s largest employers.
After spending the better part of a year in a holding pattern waiting for financing to come through, the San Juan County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the deed to Judd Cove property on Orcas Island.
“We recognize and rejoice in the virtues of bicycling, and we want to do what we can to encourage bicycling on the island (and beyond) as a way of life,” says Don George of Black Dog Bicycles on Lopez Island. George worked for over 25 years with Burley Bicyles, a formerly worker-owned business co-op headquartered in Eugene, Ore. George and his wife Desla moved to Lopez in 2005, after the Burley name was sold to a private party.