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Orcas Today: February 23rd-25th

Ladies Intermediate Tennis
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00-11:00am at Buck Park
Free, drop-in, ages 16 and older.

Drop-In Writers Workshop
February 16th from 6:00-9:00pm at the Orcas Library
A call to all island writers. Are you working on a novel, short story, poem, or song? Have you been wanting to write that idea that’s been kicking around in your head, but have yet to pick up pen and paper? The Orcas Island Public Library will provide the space, all you need is to bring your creativity.

Live Music at The Barnacle
February 23rd at 6:00pm
Featuring John Voelz.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Poor Things
February 23rd & 24th at 7:30pm
Rated R.

Adult Intermediate Tennis
Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm at Buck Park
Free, ages 18 and older.

Orcas Library Storytime
February 24th from 11:00am-11:30pm

Live Music at Gertie’s
February 24th at 11:00am
Featuring John Voelz.

All Island Dance
February 24th from 7:00-9:00pm at Oddfellows Hall
A live caller and band will guide you through fun, and sometimes beautifully complex footwork in this all-ages community dance.  $10 suggested donation per person.

American Legion Pancake Breakfast
February 25th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Join your friends and neighbors for the World Famous monthly pancake breakfast at the Legion. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage plus coffee! Adult plates are $10 each.

Indoor Pickleball
Sundays from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Old Gym
$2 drop in enrollment.

Indoor Futsal
Sundays at 3:00pm in the OHS Gym
Ages 16+, $2 drop in fee.

Indoor Volleyball
Wednesday/Sunday from 7:30-9:30pm in the Old Gym
Ages 16+, $2 drop in fee.

Get out and Hike

Cold Springs Trail – Difficult

4.3 miles. 2058 feet elevation gain. Cold Springs Trail connects the Cascade Lake Day Use Area with Mount Constitution Rd. and is the trail most often used for training by prospective mountaineers. The trail climbs up the west side of the mountain with numerous switchbacks, creeks, and vistas looking out towards East Sound. Start at the trailhead on top of the mountain beside a picnic shelter and head down for an easier route, or commence your hike from the Day Use Area for a rigorous journey that locals use to prep for hiking in the Cascade Mountain Range. This hike can take a few hours going up or down, and several flat promontories are great for snack breaks and picnics. Hikers can travel from the trailhead across Mt. Constitution Rd. to the Little Summit/Mount Constitution trail for further mountaintop adventures. Biking is permitted during the offseason.

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A Bite Of Orcas

New Leaf Cafe – By Simon

On the 40th floor of Heron Tower in London, England, there’s a restaurant called Duck and Waffle. I find the symbolism of being so high up as to be above the competition apt in this situation. As one can imagine there is really only one thing that you can order when dining at Duck and Waffle, and regardless of the time of day it’s always on the menu, the Duck and Waffle. In reviewing the meals of my life I find few that can compare to the meal I had on my visit there. That experience redefined my understanding of sweet-and-savory and began my obsession with the perfect duck confit. Beyond the food, the company (a friend of my cousin who I had not met before and have not seen since), the views, and the moment in time when it took place has burned this experience in my mind and has since become one of the highest numbers on my critical-review-yardstick to which all future meals must be measured against. This however is not the meal I will be discussing in this review. The following review will mark the first non-dinner meal we have reviewed. Since this restaurant doesn’t serve dinner and instead has opted—for whatever reason—to serve…

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