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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

February 14, 2014
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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

August 7, 2013
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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

Since 2009, Orcas Islander and Aspen business owner Alex Huppenthal has volunteered time to design and develop online services for Islanders that build local community fabric, and strengthen the local economy. Teach by doing and experiential learning is precisely what the public benefit company Islanders Club offers. By reducing the outflow of capital from local communities and by building awareness of local products and...

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Hangar Talk: “Gloves for iPad”

May 11, 2013
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Podcast Number One.. From Orcas Island. recorded May 10, 2013, at Magic Air, Orcas Island Airport, Eastsound, WA. Review of Richard Bach’s new book “Travels with Puff”, talk of the downtown Putt-Putt golf course. More Billboards on the way, or are they, and the Atomic Clock train-whistle is back in action, more take offs and landings on this edition of “Hangar Talk” with Rod...

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OPALCO Broadband Preliminary Wireless Tower Map

March 10, 2013
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OPALCO Broadband Preliminary Wireless Tower Map

OPALCO recently published a map showing where they are placing cellular towers around the islands. These cellular antenna arrays could be the size of a electric ‘telephone pole’ – possibly much taller. OPALCO notes… “Map shows preliminary coverage (purple) estimates based on initial radio study and measured at 12Mbps. Field testing is underway to test assumptions with actual equipment. Areas outside of the coverage...

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San Juan Islands iOS Guide Features Video

March 4, 2013
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San Juan Islands iOS Guide Features Video

The San Juan Islands Smart Guide for visitors and islanders helps promote a socially conscience experience in the San Juan Islands, Washington State. This Spring, the San Juan Islands premier Guide, the San Juan Smart Guide now features: Locating Emergency Services, a nearby Pharmacy or emergency number is easy with the Smart Guide. I’ve designed this system to be your personal Guide to your...

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Opalco Educates County Council on Opalco Broadband Opportunity

February 12, 2013
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Opalco Educates County Council on Opalco Broadband Opportunity

OPALCO Broadband plans to become a retail Internet Service Provider and recently announced it will be educating the membership about their decision. Additionally, OPALCO has indicated this education process may take several months, but they are pressing on with spending money on the project in any case. It seems that a good number of OPALCO electricity users will need to signup before OPALCO’s Board...

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Building Community

February 1, 2013
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Social Media has transformed how Islanders connect with one another. Over 3,000 Islanders belong to the San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade group, the largest social network group in the San Juan Islands today. What happens at San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade that builds community? Well, first, everyone who joins knows they are joining with San Juan Islands residents. That gives us a...

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Orcas Island Food Cooperative Nonprofit

November 27, 2012
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Orcas Island Food Cooperative Nonprofit

Getting ready for more activity next year, with Spring just 5 months away. Amazing how quickly 5 months disappears when planning with an all-volunteer army of unpaid Islanders. Unlike the recent Orcas Waste Management (ORS) service contract, funded by Islander taxes and on-site fees and reuse sales, Orcas Island’s Food Cooperative Nonprofit intends to move forward with a minimum amount of impact to taxes,...

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New Adventure Film: “Into the Mind”

November 27, 2012
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“Into the Mind” the official teaser is here: click me From the same crew that brought us the amazing and delightful “All I Can” film. This looks to push the limits of cinematography and sound even further. Looking forward to this release next year. “Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many. Into the...

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Orcas Island Maple Bacon Donuts

November 27, 2012
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Orcas Island Maple Bacon Donuts

“200 donuts in 2 hours”, Jami Plummer posted in San Juan Island’s Buy, Sell, Trade group. Her Popup donut shop was a great success and who could resist a Maple Bacon donut? The latest goodness to join the Orcas Island selection of deliciousness. Update: donuts are now pretty much only available on a regular basis at island market. Sadly, we bid the occasional bacon...

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