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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.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy 90th

Celebrating her 90th birthday at Rosario Resort on Saturday is Romayne Potosky, with daughter Renee and son-in-law Jim Klein. Romayne recognized the stained glass scene in the Music Room as Antwerp, as that is where her mother immigrated from at the turn-of-the-century.

Robert Moran went to Antwerp in 1905 to consult with doctors regarding his failing health. The clerestory window depicts various steamers and sailing ships in Antwerp harbor and major landmarks on the east bank of the Scheldt, including the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, the late medieval fortress and the Stadhuis, or townhall. The work is signed by L. de Contini, Brussels, Belguim. Maybe Robert Moran and Romayne's mother voyaged back to the United States on the same ship...

Happy Birthday Romayne... we hope to see you on Orcas Island again soon!

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