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Report to Community Block Party Sept. 5

OICF invites you to the Report to Community Block Party on Thursday, September 5th from 5-7 PM on Urner Street (between OICF and Wild Island). Help us honor the community builders who have worked to create a better place for us all to call home. Join us for an evening...

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The challenges of keeping it clean

There has been an ongoing community discussion about public showers and bathrooms for Eastsound. Between the number of visitors who arrive by bicycle, boat, or in a private plane, and the number of community members living in substandard shelter, the need for...

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Paradise can be Complicated

Living in paradise brings its own unique challenges and rewards. There is no doubt that Orcas has become quite the destination place. The ferries, restaurants, and stores are full. While it may be great for the economy, the community is grappling with the impact of so...

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Holy (April) Cow!

Something wonderful just happened! We (YOU!) made it! We ended the April’s Grove Give Orcas campaign on Monday, July 8th, just $10,000 shy of our $250,000 goal. The very next morning we received a call from a person saying they were sorry they had been out of town...

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We sure like to Celebrate!

We are midway through our community Forth of July celebration. July 4th was the Funhouse Fun Run, the Doe Bay Patriotic Celebration, the Community Band Concert and the Fireworks. July 6th is the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, the parade, and the Lion’s Salmon BBQ....

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Here we GO!

It feels a bit like we are on the high dive and about to plunge deep into the Summer Season. Tomorrow is the Field Day kick off for the Give Orcas April’s Grove Edition from Noon - 4 PM at the Orcas Center featuring free food, music, and games. There will be a...

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Happy Summer!

It is officially Summer and Orcas is celebrating with a parade and a picnic! The Solstice Parade starts at high Noon on June 22, starting in front of the Odd Fellows Hall and snaking the way through town to end up with a dance party at the Stage on the Green. The...

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Seeing Results

One of the joys of living and working in a small community is that we can often see the impact of our work in the lives around us. A few months ago, I was visiting with my hair dresser, whose family was having housing challenges, as they recently left a job that...

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Get Connected

Joining a nonprofit board can be a great way to meet new people, use your professional skills, and contribute to causes that you are passionate about. With over 100 nonprofits serving the Orcas community, there is no shortage of opportunities to plug in. But…. ...

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