Willis loves the snow

Willis loves the snow

Well, it has been quite the week. Orcas got enough snow to shut the school down for five days. We had to resort to the Navy for a few medical evacuations. Roads went from snow covered to ice and have now turned to slush.  Thankfully, the County road crew has been out...
Yikes!

Yikes!

Our balmy January has given way to a frigid February. The temperature dropped just as the Northeastern winds kicked into high gear the weekend of Feb. 2.  For those of us who live on the Eastside of Orcas, Sunday night was scary with flying debris hitting the roof and...
Happy February

Happy February

This has been a big week of grant review conversations here at OICF. We have been meeting with all of the grantees who received $10,000 or more, eight groups in all. It is a chance for us to hear how the programs we invested in are progressing and learn about any...
Getting Prepared

Getting Prepared

Maybe it is a sign of the political times, but disaster preparedness seems to be in the air on Orcas these days. Island Market just installed a gigantic generator and the Food Coop is planning to do the same. Several neighborhoods have formed committees to plan for...
Inspiring

Inspiring

I bought this illustration of Dr. Martin Luther King for myself a Christmas gift this year. It was done by an artist from Port Townsend and will hang in my office to remind me daily of the value of language to inspire and the gift that service has brought to my life....