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Sam Green
Sam Green

Darvill’s to start bookclub

Darvill’s Bookstore is pleased to announce the start of its own bookclub. Pam Evans, bookclub moderator, says that the club is open to all. It will meet the second Tuesday evening of each month at 7 p.m. at the store. Book selection will alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and suggestions are encouraged. The selection for the April 8 meeting is “The Invisible Wall,” a biography written by Harry Bernstein about growing up in a divided community during World War I.

  • Apr 4th, 2008

Lion’s club “Super Shopping Spree” raffle

The Orcas Island Lion’s club is beginning the sale of tickets on April 4 at Island Market for of one of the island’s favorite fundraisers. The “Super Shopping Spree” winner races for up to $1,000.00 of Island Market groceries in this hilarious and raucous challenge which takes place on Sunday, April 13. Included is $100 of meat donated by Island Market. Groceries may not include alcohol or spices. The winning ticket is drawn on Saturday afternoon, April 12 and the winner will be notified at that time. Buy your raffle tickets from any Lion’s Club member or at Island Market on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning April 4 and at the Health Van on North Beach Road on Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales support the local Health Screening van, an annual Orcas Island event, as well as local sight and hearing projects. For questions or to purchase tickets contact Pam Harney, event chairperson at 376-6222.

  • Apr 4th, 2008
OCS students hold tickets and copy of “100 Dresses” book cover. From left to right

OCS students learn from “100 Dresses” play

Orcas Christian students in first through fifth grades recently attended the Seattle Children’s Theatre production, “100 Dresses,” based on the 1944 book by Eleanor Estes.

  • Apr 4th, 2008
OCS students hold tickets and copy of “100 Dresses” book cover. From left to right
A harbor seal with a satellite tracking device on its head and time depth dive recorder on its back.  The transmitters are glued on and fall off after about 10 months of use.

“Flippers for Feet” – Pinnipeds of the NW

On Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Dr. Peter Olesiuk of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada will discuss the five species of seals and sea lions that frequent the region’s marine waters. Olesiuk, a Research Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is Head of Seal and Sea Lion Research Programs in Pacific Region. He works out of the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, B.C. His lecture is part of the Orcas Island Marine Science Lecture Series.

  • Apr 4th, 2008
A harbor seal with a satellite tracking device on its head and time depth dive recorder on its back.  The transmitters are glued on and fall off after about 10 months of use.

Museum’s Artifact ID Day highlights local treasures

On March 15, about 60 islanders gathered to share “wonderful things” with a team of archaeologists from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Dr. Julie Stein, Director of the Burke Museum, with Laura Phillips, Collections Manager, Stephanie Jolivette, Outreach Coordinator, and Amanda Taylor, graduate student, examined and identified artifact collections from Orcas and the surrounding islands, as well as some interesting objects from around the world. The event was sponsored by Island Excavating.

  • Apr 4th, 2008

Beauty and the Beast: a community fairy tale comes to Orcas Center

Community musical to run three weekends, Thursday through Saturday, April 10 - 26.

  • Apr 3rd, 2008

Beyond the zoo – Insect Safari and Reptile Man to present exotic specimens

Insects abound at March 30 lecture on Lopez

  • Mar 27th, 2008

Chamber Music Festival brings Musician in Residence to Orcas schools

Master Class for adults offered on March 26

  • Mar 27th, 2008

Lopez man faces up to five years for felony rape

A Lopez Island man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl despite…

  • May 16th, 2007