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Lu Leaves a Legacy!

Many of you smile when you think of Ginny Lu Wood, proprietor of Wood’s Cove and major Gal-About-Town. She loved this community and the waters that surrounded us. She always had a twinkle in her eye and was quick to hug and share her hearty laugh. Ginny Lu left her...

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Happy Spring!

It was a very full house for the Medical Providers Forum last night at the Fire Hall; over 100 people in the audience and a full slate of providers including Dr. Shinstrom and Aimee Johnson from the Orcas Family Health Center, Dr. Alprin and Debra Gussin (by phone)...

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Medical Providers Roundtable

The Orcas Island Community Foundation presents a Medical Providers Roundtable: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Eastsound Firehall 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and learn more about current systems and how a public hospital district will affect us. Presenters...

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Big Smiles

The Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic is back on the island this weekend, starting year number six serving Orcas. The Clinic has made 24 visits to Orcas, providing 642 patient visits to date. The total value of the care provided is over $379,000, not...

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Finding Hope

It is hard to know how to respond to the increasing violence facing our Nation. The loss of 17 students and teachers is heart breaking and has left many feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. I’d like to think that this could never happen on Orcas and I sure hope I am...

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Aging with Grace

One thing we know for certain in this community is that we are an aging population. As we grow older our needs grow larger for services like home health care, transportation, medical, and case management, to name a few. The current system to provide these services is...

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A Little Sun Goes a Long Way

We made it through January! Watching the lunch crowd flocking towards Roses when it reopened this week was a bit like when the swallows return to Capistrano--a sure sign of Spring! So welcomed after the soaking rain we experienced over the last month. There is a great...

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Putting Gifts to Work

The end of the year brought many great gifts to and through the Orcas Island Community Foundation.  Robert and Carolyn Volk made a living legacy gift to the community by donating the building at the corner of Main and Urner Street to the Community Foundation in...

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Call for Applications

Orcas Island Community Foundation’s primary goal is to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island. To accomplish this goal, OICF distributes grants from the Community Endowment Fund on an annual basis. The grants are supplemented with funds from...

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OICF is Hiring

The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) is hiring! This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, community support organization. Please see our job description for an Administrative Assistant/Facilities Manager below. If interested, submit: Letter of interest...

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