It has been mighty wet. This photo is of the gangway that normally connects to the shoreline at Cascade Lake. It would be a swim to get there now. Yikes! There is promise of a few days of “less” rain before the next front arrives. If you have not yet hiked up to see the falls in the park, I highly recommend doing so. The amount of water cascading is awe inspiring.

Orcas Door to Door is hosting a Volunteer Meetup at the Orcas Senior Center on Monday, Feb 10th from 6-7 pm. Orcas Door to Door is an assistive transportation program that provides rides for homebound elders and people with disabilities. It is a low time commitment (you chose the rides that would work for you with no ride requirement) and a high impact for the riders. You are invited to come and learn more if you are interested.

OICF kicks off the spring GiveOrcas campaign with a grantee meeting this Tuesday, February 11th from 4-5:30 at the Parish Hall. Anyone who is interested in submitting a proposal is encouraged to attend. We will discuss the process of applying, vetting, and campaigning to fund proposals. More information can be found here.

It’s a busy week for Kate, as she will host the Grants meeting and then jump right into her chef hat on Wednesday, February 12th for the Grilled Cheese Competition at the school cafeteria. This is a delicious fundraiser for OIEF featuring Jay Blackinton of Hogstone/Aelder, Cheryl Helm of Catkin Café, Audra Lawlor of Girl Meets Dirt,
Shawna Hanan of Luna’s Cafe & Three Sisters Bakery, Jonathan Chappelle of Voyager Sandwiches and Seafood, and our very own Kate. Each of these chef’s are donating their ingredients as well as their talents. YUM! Tickets are available here.

Wishing you a lovely weekend-