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12/13/2017 6:42:12 PM

Wednesday, December 20, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — The world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre’s enchanting production of Tchaikovsky’s cherished ballet streams to Orcas Center on Wednesday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m. Christmas would not be complete without the magical tale of young Marie and her … Continue reading

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12/13/2017 3:59:41 PM

— by Margie Doyle — At the December meeting of the Eastsound Planning Review Committee (EPRC) the county-appointed members heard a summary of results of the Eastsound Vision Survey ( see  ) and formulated their 2018 priorities. They also elected new officers. Members of the EPRC are Yonaton Aldort, Paul … Continue reading

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12/13/2017 12:23:29 PM

— from Craig Canine for San Juan Preservation Trust — The board of trustees of the San Juan Preservation Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization based in Friday Harbor, Washington, announced today that it has hired Angela Anderson as its new executive director, effective February 12, 2018. Ms. Anderson will lead … Continue reading

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12/13/2017 7:36:39 AM

Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Brad Brown — “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved my life.” That is the message delivered by #SAVEACA activist Julie Negrin as she travels throughout Washington state and the Pacific Northwest describing the effects of “Obamacare” on the macro and … Continue reading

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12/12/2017 1:42:45 PM

— from Sara Boyle for Orcas Senior Center — Orcas Senior Center Challenge Grant – Help Us Thrive The Orcas Senior Center has a unique opportunity this holiday season and we need your help to get there. Happily, we are in a position to realize your dreams, as we have a … Continue reading

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12/12/2017 12:33:07 PM

— from Ron Claus — Recently the Jr. High Students at Orcas Christian School worked on a complex project involving pine wood derby cars. Rather than focus just on the racing competition, the goal was determine what made one vehicle faster than another. The students were surprised that weight and … Continue reading

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12/12/2017 12:23:12 PM

— from Kathleen Lunde — Lately as I have been out and about on the island, people have been asking me why they have not seen me at the Public Library. The reason is that on December 1st, I retired from the Library after 26 plus years. It was not … Continue reading

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12/12/2017 8:35:09 AM

— by Susan McBain, Orcas Issues reporter — Scott Williams, Fire Chief for Orcas Island Fire & Rescue (OIFR), came to Orcas for the same reason many people do: he fell in love with the San Juans on a vacation visit. A long-time kayaker, Scott came out one summer to … Continue reading

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12/11/2017 10:42:54 AM

December 12, 4:30 and 6 p.m., Orcas High School Gym — from Charlie Bigbee — For my leadership project at Orcas High School, I am hosting a white out game. In 2004, Penn State’s student section hosted its first ‘White Out’ game. They had a stadium full of fans wearing … Continue reading

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12/11/2017 9:04:39 AM

Monday, December 18, from 5:30- 7 p.m., in the Public High School Cafeteria — from the Coalition for Orcas Healthcare — The Coalition for Orcas Healthcare is pleased to announce its second Town Hall Meeting on Monday, December 18, from 5:30- 7:00 PM, in the Orcas Island Public High School … Continue reading

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