Commitment to Community

Commitment to Community

The League of Women Voters is hosting a Candidates Forum this Monday, October 14, from 5-7:15 at the Eastsound Fire Hall. Candidates for the Port of Orcas, Orcas School District, and State Senate will be there to field your questions. One of the seats that is open on...
Here they come!

Here they come!

Wow! OPAL Community Land Trust is wasting no time getting April’s Grove built (see above photo). It is so rewarding to see these buildings going up so quickly. It feels like the fundraising just finished and here they are. What a gift for the many families and...
Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!

There was a good turn out for the Vacation Rental meeting on Sept. 25th at the school cafeteria. The organizing group did a good job presenting some interesting data on the issue and impact vacation rentals are having on resources. You can read more and view...
Connections

Connections

I received a call from a community member this week. They had received the Patagonia catalog which featured youth activists focused on climate change. This person wanted to know if there were any students on Orcas who were engaged in this work.Yes, indeed. Arla Sutton...
The Impact of our Efforts

The Impact of our Efforts

Every once in a while, I get a glimpse of the impact OICF grants has on the community. This past week, I ran into a fellow sitting on his (very own) lawn reading a book in the sunshine. He looked so happy and healthy that I almost did not recognize him as the same...