Housing Solutions

Housing Solutions

A 2001 Starter Home   Hank and I bought our starter home in 2001. It will likely be our finisher home as well. We were able to purchase it with a monthly mortgage of $1,000 with a down payment of $60,000. It was a stretch for us at the time, as I was working as...
Welcome, Molly!

Welcome, Molly!

  OICF is delighted to announce that Molly Donovan will be joining the team as our Financial Manager, taking on Jen Wallace’s duties when Jen retires at the end of the year. Molly has lived on Orcas since 2007 and runs Orcas Farm with her husband, George Orser....
On the Rocks

On the Rocks

Grounded on Crescent Beach   I drove by this boat yesterday morning. I am happy to report that it was floating and on its way in the afternoon. Seeing it listing and stuck reminded me of the current state of the Ferry System. This week has been truly remarkable...
Happy September

Happy September

Morning Fog in Olga   The month dawned and brought the fog with it.  Feels like fall is not too far away. What a summer this has been!  Downtown Eastsound has been busy despite the ferry issues and road construction.  There have been so many great outdoors...
Summer!

Summer!

I got to play tour guide this week as my brother and his child came to visit.  We kayaked, played mini golf, jumped into Cascade and Mountain Lake, climbed the tower at Mt Constitution, picked blackberries and sampled ice cream.  Ah, summer!  It is fun to see the...
Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Bit by Bit. Prune Alley is getting done.   Great news from the County: San Juan County is honoring the opening of Prune Alley with a “Celebration of Access” event on Thursday, September 1 at 6pm. The public is invited to join County officials and...