Where There is Sunshine, There are Shadows

Where there is Sunshine, there are Shadows Employer provided housing is frequently cited as a viable option to the shortage of available staff. That solution comes with challenges as the current sale of Rosario is demonstrating. Of the 45 employees being laid off, 24...

Seasonal Swings

Seasonal Swings I heard from Patricia Benton, chair of the Community Resource Center, that OCRC is experiencing a spike in the number of people needing help meeting their rent this month. This can likely be attributed to the number of businesses that close in the...

Snowed In

A winter storm can bring out the best in the community. Thanks to all of you who pitched in and supported the community this week. Thank you to the great staff at the Orcas Community Resource Center who kept the doors open, providing warm meals and hot drinks to those...

Winter Whips In!

Winter Whips In! Well, this is quite a swift shift. The drop in temperature accompanied with gale force winds ensures winter has arrived in full force! Hopefully you are safe and cozy. For those folks who need some help staying warm and safe, the Orcas Community...

December Dawn

We are a community that loves celebrating! Orcas Island Yacht Club’s Lighted Boat Parade in West Sound is this Saturday at 4 pm. The route starts at the Orcas Island Ferry dock and cruises east along the Orcas shore down Cayou Channel to near Grindstone Harbor,...