Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
November 16, 2020
ORCAS ISLAND DINING GUIDE
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BUSINESS UPDATES
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LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL RESOURCES
STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS FOR FOUR WEEKS
The new restrictions come as Washington sees consistent increasing daily case counts, with over 2,000 cases a day over the weekend and average cases in the state doubling over the past two weeks. Read more...

WASHINGTON DEPARMENT OF HEALTH: DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Increasing spread of COVID-19 makes planning for the holidays difficult. No one wants to risk getting people they love sick. Read more...

TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR WASHINGTON
Gov. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. Read more...
CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBER!

SALISH SEA YARN CO.
Salish Sea Yarn Co. offers luxury yarn hand-dyed on Orcas Island, plus popular and interesting yarn and accessories. Open Tuesday 12-8 pm; Wednesday – Saturday 10-5 pm. Knitting circle Tuesday 6-8 pm and Friday 9-11 am. See website for our class schedule. Read more...

Owner: Katie Gaible Phone: 360-317-3075
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PREORDER THANKSGIVING MEAL FROM ORCAS HOTEL
The cafe will be closing at 7 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Many Thanksgiving items are available for pre-order. The deadline is Monday, November 16. The Thanksgiving Pick-up Menu is here.

PREORDER TURKEY DINNER FROM CON'S PITSTOP
Cons Pit Stop will be open on Thanksgiving day, 6 am-8 pm. We are doing a preorder prepaid thanksgiving meal for people. We will take orders until November 17.

PREORDER HOLIDAY TURKEY & PIES AT THE CO-OP
We've got Mary's Organic turkeys on sale. Place your orders in our Online Shop or on the sign-up sheet at the register. Turkeys will be available for pick-up beginning November 21. Pies available now for preorder! Order by 3 pm on Sunday, November 22, for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday, November 25. Place orders online or reserve yours in store at the register. Read more...

UPDATE: We will be providing more details in our Thursday newsletter about restaurants and their Thanksgiving status due to the recent restrictions on indoor dining,
NEW THIS EDITION AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you are interested in volunteering, please plan to attend this one-hour meeting. All details will be covered, including amount of stipend for staying overnight. Join the Zoom meeting Monday, November 16 at 5:30 pm. Here's the Zoom link.
ORCAS SENIOR CENTER: FROGS OF THE SAN JUANS
Join us for the next Meeting of the Minds Zoom presentation by Christian Oldham on Wednesday, November 18 at 1 pm. The species of frogs present in the San Juan Islands are fascinating. Included is video footage of the live animals that are discussed. See orcasseniors.org for more information.
ROTARY PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER
9-10 am, Friday, November 20. Orcas Rotary invites you to a special community presentation this Friday by local photographer Bob Dash. Bob will present images from his new book, Food Planet Future, which considers global food production during the climate crisis. Published by National Geographic, TIME, Lenswork, and Buzzfeed.  Zoom link: christina.wolfe@gmail.com

WILD FOOD TAKEOUT EVENT
Saturday, November 21, 4:30-6:30pm @ The Barnacle
Climate resilient wild food take-out in partnership with KWIAHT. Preorder online for a free tasting box featuring sweet and savory small bites, recipes, and info. Take-away entrees and cocktails available featuring sustainably island foraged ingredients. Details and menu online at thebarnacle.com.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Give the gift of the Islands this year -- to family, friends or yourself -- without leaving the comfort of your cozy home! Find a variety of gift ideas and gift certificates to order from our talented artists, makers and small businesses to help spread a little joy to your world! Start shopping!

ORCAS MOON FARM LOCAL GRASS-FED LAMB SALE
All cuts $11/lb while supplies last. Rethink Thanksgiving! Lamb is the perfect autumn food! Why not try some of our favorites, Autumn Lamb and Vegetable Stew, Red Wine-Braised Lamb Shanks, Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Grapes, Slow-Cooked Leg of Lamb with Spiced Yogurt and Herbs, or Lemon-and-Fennel-Roasted Lamb with Polenta. Call the farm direct to set up a contact free pickup. 360-376-2707.

MATERIAL WIT ANNIVERSARY SALE! 
Celebrate with us in our 3rd year as an Eastsound shop and now in our new location!  Shop 20% off storewide Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 20-22, 11am to 5 pm. 360-317-4477.

ARTISAN FAIRE AT ODDFELLOWS LOOKS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR
We miss you Orcas! We’ll see you all back at Oddfellows Hall in December 2021. Here’s how and where to find your local artisans this holiday season. Read more...

INN AT SHIP BAY
The Dining Room will close for the Winter 2020/21 season on November 16.
We thank our wonderful community, patrons, staff, friends & family for their support this past year. It is time to stay home and be safe. All of us at Ship Bay wish you Health and Happiness.
KEYBANK'S LOBBY IS OPEN
Open at 25% capacity. We will continue to take extra precautions and continue to be vigilant with frequent sanitizing in between each client. To meet with a banker, please make an appointment. Our drive-thru is open 9 am-5 pm Monday – Friday and our lobby is open 9:30 am-5 pm Monday – Friday.
360-445-7100.
FROM LAST EDITION AND BEYOND
MONKEY PUZZLE
Christmas is coming. Do your shopping early and when you mention the number 7, see what happens! Many items to choose from. Shop in person or online here. 360-376-2275.

KEYBANK ORCAS ISLAND IS HIRING!
Come join our team! We are looking for a Lead Teller and a part-time Teller (30 Hours a week)! These positions are both great entry level positions and offer a great starting wage, plus full benefits. For job descriptions and how to apply, Read more...

KELLEY PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Roof and gutter cleaning. General property maintenance and cleaning, outside and in. NEW SERVICE: Microwave proofing your home from dangerous cell tower microwave radiation. I will test your home for RF and EMF radiation levels and discuss health hazards and remedy options. Call or text John at 360-298-4038. Email: 1openeye@protonmail.com
WILD ROSE LTD
Deborah hopes all is well with you! Here is her November special: 80 minute massage for $75. Call Deborah B. Darner, LMT, at 360-376-4188.

OMARI BEAUTY BAR END OF YEAR SPECIALS!
Now through December 31. LASH LIFT & TINT: Includes complimentary Brow Tint $125 (savings of $25). WINTER RADIANCE FACIAL: 90 minutes $175 (savings of $15+) By appointment only. Visit us online to view all specials! omaribeautybar.com/specials 360-378-7638.

ART BY SHAWNA MARIE FRANKLIN
The Orcas Island Artworks features a selection of monoprints depicting underwater views of bull kelp by Shawna Marie Franklin through the month of November. The Artworks is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 to 4 pm. 360-376-4408. orcasartworks.com.

WAFD BANK'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH: SADIE BAILEY
Everyone is welcome to come see the colorful, spirited quilts and paintings. Our lobby is open by appointment, so please call 360-376-2218 to arrange a time to visit. Our hours are 9 am-5 pm, M-F.
#ORCASSTRONG
Support local businesses by purchasing gift cards. Shop Local! Email: OrcasStrong@gmail.com with your information. OrcasStrong Website
Bella says, “Here’s my advice for weathering the pandemic: put your paw mask on and sleep it off. It will be over before you know it." Owner: Margot Shaw
Blast Readers, please send us pictures of your pets. Include a caption, their names and your name. We will feature one each week.