Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
November 19, 2020
ORCAS ISLAND DINING GUIDE
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BUSINESS UPDATES
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LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL RESOURCES
RELIEF GRANT FUNDS
San Juan County, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and the Economic Development Council (EDC) have awarded over $300,000 in COVID-19 relief grant funds directly to locally-owned and -operated small businesses, community nonprofit organizations and childcare facilities in San Juan County. Read more...

EDC'S DATAPALOOZA 2020!
This year, more than ever, business owners and community leaders and legislators need data and information to make knowledgeable decisions. Join the Economic Development Council (EDC) for our fifth annual Datapalooza! event on Wednesday, December 9, 11am to 12:30 pm via Zoom. Read more...

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...

ISLAND HOSPITAL: LIVING BETTER WITH DIABETES
Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Beth Robinson MS, RD/LD, CDE in a discussion on healthy eating, being active, and reducing risks to help manage diabetes on Tuesday, December 1 at 10 am. This is a free, online class. Registration required. Call 360-299-4204
NEW THIS EDITION AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
ROTARY PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER
Friday, November 20, 9-10 am. Robert Dash will present images from his forthcoming book, Food Planet Future. This book looks at food from a microscopic, surreal perspective, and considers the perils and promise of global food production during the climate crisis. Published by National Geographic, TIME, Lenswork, and Buzzfeed, his work has appeared in galleries and juried shows in the US and internationally. 

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, 11 am to 5 pm. 360-317-4477.

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.
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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...

MATTHEW'S SMOKEHOUSE
Open 3-7 pm with a traditional Thanksgiving meal (no BBQ). Call orders in to-go before and/during dinner. There are heaters on the deck for outdoor seating, as well as our two fire pits on the lawn that will be roaring, weather permitting. 360-376-1040.

CONS PIT STOP
Cons Pit Stop will be open Thanksgiving Day 6 am-8 pm. We are taking orders now for our Thanksgiving Meal To Go.  Tomorrow morning (Friday) will be the last day to order. We are going to do our best to offer hot individual thanksgiving meals in our hot case on Thanksgiving Day. 360-298-9250.
MONKEY PUZZLE
Monkey Puzzle is operating but with more restrictions. We are happy to send Holiday gifts via Priority mail and all merchandise(except beads) will be 15% off until the end of the year. Store will be open 11-3 pm daily except Sunday when it will be 12-3 pm. Wear your masks, sanitize, distance and be safe and healthy.
NEST FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
Add a little fall color to your intimate 2020 Thanksgiving celebration. I’m expecting some beautiful flowers to arrive early next week and would love to create a custom arrangement for you. If you have a favorite vase from home you’d like us to use we can do that too! By appointment. 32 Bracken Fern Lane. 360-376-4580
BUY T-SHIRTS, SUPPORT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
Local screen-printing and graphic design artist, Jennifer Rigg is offering this separate, yet together design on long-sleeved t-shirts and hoodies at https://loea.shop/separatetogether/. Show your support for Orcas Senior Center by adding one of these cozy designs to your wardrobe and don’t forget to buy some for your holiday gift giving.

ORCAS ARTS AND GIFTS
Open Thursday through Monday. Modified schedule week of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Deadline for guaranteed Christmas custom jewelry and repairs is December 8! Cozy sweatshirts, fun jewelry, mesmerizing crystals, lots more - ALL ON SALE! orcasislandseaglass.com. 360-376-3462
MASKS FUNDRAISER FOR SENIOR CENTER
With over $12,000 raised so far, we still have a long way to go before Christmas. Maggie has stocked our basket with over 100 masks to choose from! Many fun new patterns for men and women, reversible, 100% cotton. Come see the selection in town at Orcas Arts and Gifts- 245 Main Street. Not on island?  Call 360-376-3462 to have a look remotely. We ship!

"TO GO ONLY" PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE AMERICAN LEGION
Sunday, November 29, 8 am till noon. 793 Crescent Beach Drive. Call 360- 376-4987 to order and for pick up time. Pancakes, bacon or sausage with 2 eggs. Adults $8, children under 10 years of age $5.

NEWS FROM THE ORCAS HOTEL: NOVEMBER & DECEMBER DINNERS
Includes hours, food deliveries, special occasion Hotel Chef dinners, and Thanksgiving plates. Sign up for November Dinner Subscription and the December Date Night Dinners! Hurry to sign up! Read more...

ROSARIO DINING
Due to State Covid requirements, indoor seating is not allowed until at least December 16. Take-out food and drink orders are available during the following restaurant hours. BREAKFAST MENU 8 am - 11 am, Friday-Sunday. LUNCH MENU Noon - 3 pm, Friday-Sunday. DINNER MENU 3 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday-Sunday.

CONGRATULATIONS GIRL MEETS DIRT!
We are thrilled to be recognized among our estimable peers in the craft food industry with 6 Good Food Award Finalist entries this year- spanning our entire product line. Winners will be announced January 22, 2021. Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND FOOD BANK HIRING DRY-STORAGE SUPERVISOR
Must be a confident leader and self-starter, able to follow strict health and safety protocols, and able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly. Paid sick leave. Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter and resumé. Read more...
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Orcas Food Co-op is now accepting applications for all store departments. Benefits include paid personal leave, a 20% store discount, and 50% shift lunch. Pay DOE. Paid vacation for those working more than 20 hours/week. Applications are available in store or online at orcasfood.coop/employment.
FROM LAST EDITION AND BEYOND
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.
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.