Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Many of you have likely heard about OPAL‘s plans to build 45 affordable rental units on North Beach Road. The property has been purchased and plans all set to go. However, the State and Federal supports that have been accessed in the past have been elusive this...
New Ways to Support Our Community

New Ways to Support Our Community

Andrew and Emily Youngren, who own the PrintShop in Eastsound Square, have come up with a great way to support the community. On Saturday, November 4th they are donating all the proceeds from sales for the day to seven community programs. Shoppers can assign their...
Comprehensive Plan Review

Comprehensive Plan Review

San Juan County is in the process of updating the County’s Comprehensive Plan. This past year, many Orcas residents have been working to craft a vision for the future of Eastsound and a path towards achieving that vision. The Eastsound Planning and Review Committee...
Civics Lessons

Civics Lessons

Kristine Lytton, our legislative district representative, will be on Orcas on Sunday to speak to the Orcas Women’s Coalition 4–6 pm at the School Cafeteria). Part of the focus for the conversation is to encourage more women to run for elected positions. I applaud that...
Coho Preserve Hike; Mental Health Services

Coho Preserve Hike; Mental Health Services

The first sector meeting was a great success, despite the weather.  Twenty folks braved the rain and enjoyed the new Coho preserve hike yesterday afternoon.  We then trekked to Coleen’s house to enjoy her roaring fire and learn more about the efforts of the Land Bank,...