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8/18/2017 11:13:38 AM

Friday, August 25 — from Jacqueline Daigle for Friends of Moran State Park — To celebrate the National Park System’s 101st birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Friday, August 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit … Continue reading

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8/18/2017 8:18:22 AM

— from San Juan County Communications — The Washington State Department of Health and San Juan County Health and Community Services are urging parents and guardians to make sure their kids’ immunizations are up to date before heading back to school this fall. Last school year (2016-2017), 85 percent of … Continue reading

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8/17/2017 5:04:09 PM

— by Margie Doyle — On Tuesday, Aug. 15, some three dozen islanders, organized by the Orcas Women’s Coalition and the Our Revolution local movements, attended the County Council’s public hearing on whether or not the Council should approve Initiative 2017 as a county ordinance. (See previous story, https://orcasissues.com/council-unanimously-approves-immigration-initiative/ ) They … Continue reading

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8/17/2017 4:21:31 PM

Sunday, August 20, 2 p.m., Friday Harbor Grange — from Diane Martindale, San Juan Islands Museum of Art — From tattoos to tennis shoes, cedar back capes to designer hoodies, clothing and jewelry has always communicated deep history and contemporary affiliations. Wearing Identity – Art and Adornment on the Northwest … Continue reading

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8/17/2017 3:28:34 PM

— from Cathy Ferran for School Business Office — We have a new person in the OISD Business Office – Barb Nigretto; yes, of course she is related by marriage to the island family of the same name. Barb is responsible for our Accounts Payable and Receivables, and provides general … Continue reading

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8/17/2017 3:02:16 PM

— from Nancy Ayer for Emmanuel Episcopal Church — On Monday August 21, come walk the labyrinth on the Emmanuel Green. The partial solar eclipse for Seattle begins at 9:09 a.m. Monday, August 21. It will be at its maximum at 10:20 a.m. It ends at 11:38 a.m. This auspicious … Continue reading

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8/17/2017 1:38:01 PM

Monday, August 21, 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Board of Fire Commissioners — The regular meeting of San Juan County Fire Protection District #2 Board of Commissioners has set their next meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, August 21, at Eastsound Fire Station. The IRS Social Security past due … Continue reading

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8/17/2017 11:34:51 AM

Thursday, August 24, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — In Theater Live presents Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute, live on August 24 in cinemas. Audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate the icon in this once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the visionary behind The Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and … Continue reading

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8/17/2017 4:57:56 AM

— from Governor Inslee’s Office — While legislators successfully approved new operating and transportation budgets during their recent session, schools, cities and counties across the state of Washington are feeling the consequences of legislators’ failure to pass a capital budget. The capital budget funds hundreds of construction projects and supports … Continue reading

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8/16/2017 4:07:05 PM

— from Judy Whiting for OPAL — A house from Seattle is scheduled to arrive by barge on the north shore of Orcas on Thursday, August 17, on the late-afternoon tide, according to Jeanne Beck, OPAL Community Land Trust project manager. It is the latest OPAL acquisition and will soon … Continue reading

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