Category: Community

Orcas Island Featured Maker

Over the past 4 years or so, Orcas Island TV has focused much energy and resources on bringing about local economic improvements. Unlike top-down efforts, like national programs and projects, or even State projects, OI TV has focused on local…

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Richard Bach’s Plane Crashes on San Juan Island

Earlier this morning, ST reported a hospital employee had confirmed the injured person was Richard Bach, author and famed pilot. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center on Friday and is in critical but stable condition. San Juan Islander news…

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Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Outdoor Concert

The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival reports: “Two world premiere works by Composer-in-Residence Jake Heggie are eagerly awaited by commissioners and honorees. The MirĂ³ Quartet as a 2012 Chamber Music America Quartet-in-Residence (and winner of the Guarneri String Quartet Residency…

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Orcas Island Airport Fly-in Enjoys over 100 Aircraft

The annual Orcas Island Fly-In 2012 is August 4th – 6th. This year the weather was perfect, in the 70s, blue skies and plenty of sunshine, light winds. See more at the Facebook Site “KORS – Orcas Airport” . Share…

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The Exchange’s Proposal to Manage Waste on Orcas

Update: many of the questions raised in this article have been addressed in the online facebook interactive site. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orcas-Island-Management-of-Waste-Discussion/138807402925305 For OI TV to endorse any plan, the plan needs to be visible. Goals are fine, but nuts and bolts are…

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Eyes of Islanders Book Price Breakthrough

This is a great way to learn about the San Juan Islands visually, through the Eyes of Islanders. The San Juan Islands are a magical place. This book is a compilation of the best images made by the people who…

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Recycling Plastic Bottles in the San Juan Islands

Its not likely we’ll see poverty on this level, but the background here is important. Even in very low-income areas, like the San Juan Juan Islands, it may be possible to build a proper recycling strategy to deal with the…

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The Making of Quality: Leica M9-P

I have such great respect for the art and craftsmanship applied to solving not only a challenge – to support making a beautiful image, but to enjoy the entire process. The respect for the craft of photography is reflected in…

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Huppenthal Travels to Lost Lake

Native Indians to the area called Lost Lake, E-e-kwahl-a-mat-yam-lshkt, meaning ‘heart of the mountains,’ “Lost Lake” is easier to pronounce, but has none of the meaning. Its not lost, its awesomely close by. A hike on Huckleberry trail proves the…

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San Juan Islands Sustainability

Can the Islands return to a more diverse time, when farming produced a greater share of employment? Will it bring new migrant labor problems? How would the economy change? Clearly, when farming was a large part of the local economy,…

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