To the Rescue

To the Rescue

Not the way you want to land. I have been a member of Orcas Fire and Rescue for 22 years, serving as a volunteer EMT.  It has been a very rewarding experience for the most part.  Being able to assist colleagues, neighbors, and friends during their times of crisis is a...
Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

Don Stillman came by to take a drone photo of our garden this week.  Fun to see the fruits of our labor from a new perspective! If you are over 70 ½ you may be eligible to take a qualified charitable distribution of up to $100,000 from your individual...
Happy September

Happy September

Pedestrians and cars pass through Eastsound on Orcas Island. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) I just saw this article on the staffing shortage that local restaurants are experiencing.  The challenges extend to our nonprofit sector as well.  Currently, the Orcas...
Flying High on Orcas

Flying High on Orcas

Acrobatic Conundrum Orcas Island Fire and Rescue will be holding an EMT Academy this fall.  It is a fairly intensive multi month program that can be completed locally.  There is a small book fee that is reimbursed upon completion of the course.  I took the class 22...
All Smiles

All Smiles

Island Market steps up for our kids once again! OICF received a very generous anonymous donation for the Dental Van program this week.  We are deeply grateful for the support that will ensure all community members have access to dental care.  The next clinic is...