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Orcas Island, Washington, United States
Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Past and Present

Holiday decorating is in full swing around Rosario Resort. Pictured below is Deena Stitt putting the final touches on the Music Room tree.

Deena works in our Maintenance Department as “Director of Paint." After being a dental assistant and 20 years in construction around Tacoma, Deena moved to Orcas Island in July and has had a paint brush in her hand ever since. She says coming to Orcas Island “was the best move of my life.” We are fortunate to have her as she always has a smile on her face. In her spare time she does what she does at work, only on a miniature scale… she builds amazing miniature doll houses. To get Deena to help decorate the mansion we simply told her it was a very large doll house!

Seeing the tree all decorated made me dig through the photo archives from Christmas’ past. Below is the Moran Family tree, circa 1916-20, decorated with Christmas Cards and popcorn… lots and lots of popcorn!

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