Ever Grateful

Ever Grateful

As the Orcas Center begins to reopen and get back to their normal scheduling, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU. The Staff and Board of the Orcas Center demonstrated remarkable flexibility and a deep commitment to the health of this community this past year and...
Spread Thin

Spread Thin

Waiting in line for baked goods at Brown Bear As we start returning to ‘normal’, it is apparent that it is not the same normal we were in 2 years ago.  As with the rest of the Country, Orcas is experiencing a labor shortage.  Ours is intensified by a workforce housing...
Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

The Hansen Family raises the flag at the Doe Bay Independence Celebration The island is bustling with visitors and delivery trucks, all preparing for a very busy weekend. Tonight, the Orcas Island Winery is hosting a concert to benefit the Hive.  The Hive was launched...
Art, Gardens & Homes

Art, Gardens & Homes

Stephanie Iverson paints the town! You may have noticed a new mural coming to life on the side of the Wausau Building next to Ace Hardware.  This is the work of local artist Stephanie Iverson.  She is hoping to complete the water scene by the end of summer.  Swing on...
On to SUMMER!

On to SUMMER!

OISD Students thank Orkila for their outdoor education opportunities   Today marks the end of the school year for the Orcas Island School District.  What a year it has been.  Thank you to all the teachers, staff, administrators, parents and students who had to...
Graduation Weekend!

Graduation Weekend!

It is graduation weekend at the Orcas Island School District.  Events are mostly virtual due to ongoing Covid precautions and start with the Celebration of Success at 10 this morning. This is a great opportunity to learn about the graduates and the many organizations...