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From the library to Nigeria and back again

Lynn Carter worked for 19 years as an administrator. Little did she know that those skills would transfer to 13 years of service for the Orcas Island Public Library and would also take her far across the sea and deep into the jungle.

  • Mar 5th, 2014 7:40pm

Dreams come true at the Laughing Dragon

Even as a little girl, Mai Lan had a dream of owning a shop and restaurant. With the recent opening of Laughing Dragon Asian Market in addition to her eatery at Odd Fellows Hall, her childhood daydreams are now a full day’s work.

  • Feb 28th, 2014 8:24pm

A lone trekker on the Pacific Crest Trail

At age 65, River Malcolm decided she was going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. It was a lofty goal, considering the trail is about 2,000 miles. The goal was made even loftier by the fact that Malcolm is a self-described “not a super athlete” and being “good at getting lost.”

  • Feb 20th, 2014 8:07pm

The power of Seeger | Reporter’s Notebook

The first time I sang “We Shall Overcome,” I was standing on the roof of a hospital in Bangladesh. My grandfather, an orthopedic surgeon who founded the hospital, was singing “We shall all be free. We shall all be free someday” as the nurses, janitors, cooks and doctors hummed along.

  • Feb 12th, 2014 8:55pm

Love will keep us together

After three weeks of dating, Ed and Kristin knew that they wanted to get married. So they did. Three months after Ed proposed they eloped to Colorado.

  • Feb 11th, 2014 5:23pm

Mariachi music for the soul

Wenatchee High School students are traveling across the state spreading happiness, cultural pride and hope for the future – all in the form of mariachi.

  • Jan 31st, 2014 6:33pm

Benjamin Pollard wins All School Spelling Bee | Slide show

After tough 12 rounds Benjamin Pollard said the magic letters, “j-u-r-i-s-d-i-c-t-i-o-n.”

  • Jan 31st, 2014 5:30pm

Nunez faces uncertainty

Last winter, Benjamin Nunez Marquez was preparing for his deportation out of the U.S. to his native country of Mexico. He was resigned to this fact – he had been preparing for this day ever since he was taken into custody by immigration enforcement in 2008.

  • Jan 30th, 2014 5:24pm

Library profile | Nita Couchman

Editor’s note: The Orcas Island Library is hoping to embark on an expansion of its facility. In the next year, there will be public meetings, design work and fundraising. The Sounder is running a series on the library’s staff in the coming months.

  • Jan 24th, 2014 6:25pm

Orcas Has Talent auditions

There will be singing, aerial silk performing, magic and a few surprises.

  • Jan 16th, 2014 12:33am

History essay winners

Nancy Knapp tells her students when they write to “leave your readers wanting more and wondering what happens next.”

  • Jan 15th, 2014 5:35pm

Start the New Year right

Last week, the Sounder asked readers to share their hopes and dreams for the New Year. Your responses included health and happiness.

  • Jan 10th, 2014 5:24pm

A mysterious creature in our midst

They are the vampires of the sea, roaming our waters at night and drinking blood. They feed off even the most formidable of ocean predators: sharks.

  • Jan 9th, 2014 3:59pm

Swan meets tragic end

The lone Trumpeter swan seen on the shores, and on the waters, of Crescent Beach was found dead on Saturday.

  • Dec 17th, 2013 5:06pm

Islander to spend year in Haiti

After three years of traveling back and forth from Haiti to Orcas, Rosedanie Cadet has decided to spend the next year on just one island.

  • Dec 12th, 2013 12:50am

A rare swan sighting at Crescent Beach

A lone Trumpeter swan has been seen on the shores, and on the waters, of Crescent Beach in Eastsound. “It’s unusual,” said Shona Aitken education coordinator for Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center located in Friday Harbor.

  • Dec 11th, 2013 9:27pm

Kokanee salmon are returning to Moran Creek

The Fish Hatchery in Moran State Park had a busy night last week. Hatchery staff helped sixty-two pairs of kokanee salmon spawn in one evening at Moran Creek.

  • Dec 2nd, 2013 7:26pm

Why medical air care raises concern

Orcas Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien made it clear to islanders that his main priority is the safety of islanders and having numerous means of emergency transports help to make that possible.

  • Nov 27th, 2013 10:27pm

Affordable care act and what it means

The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” has generated debate, confusion, anger and relief nationwide since its passage in 2010.

  • Nov 27th, 2013 5:06pm

Time to say goodbye

The Local Showcase series started as a way to involve the numerous local musicians on island in Orcas Center performances.

  • Nov 20th, 2013 1:31am

Creamy kale puree | Holiday Recipe

Chop the basil into thin strips and add to the mix along with 1/2 cup milk or cream and a 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Let the mixture cook for about five minutes then transfer it by large spoonfuls into a food processor or into a blender. Use the kale puree as a dip for vegetables, sauce for pasta or a rice dish.

  • Nov 20th, 2013 12:58am

Wild and scenic

The camera can capture the beautiful, unbelievable and awe-inspiring. The upcoming Wild and Scenic Film Festival provides a look at the “unicorns” of Japan, a man’s fight to save the planet with weed-eating goats and the rescue of a humpback whale tangled in fishing nets.

  • Nov 13th, 2013 9:27pm

Veterans honored at Orcas School | Slide show

Islanders in uniform showed up at the Orcas Island Elementary today for an appreciation ceremony and breakfast in honor of Veterans. Kathy Page, the new elementary teacher welcomed the community and students for this important assembly.

  • Nov 11th, 2013 6:35pm

Food co-op to be reality

Access to organic and health food. Learning more about local agriculture. A place to gather as a community. These are all reasons why a group of islanders have been working for months to form the Orcas Food Co-op located in the former Homegrown market.

  • Nov 5th, 2013 5:31pm

Halloween ’horror d’oeuvres’ | Slideshow

After scanning the Internet for spooky recipes, one theme kept popping up: faces. They are apparently important in making your food scary. Add a face on a pizza, meatball or cookie and boom – Halloween has made it to your plate.

  • Oct 30th, 2013 6:27pm

An aging island

Transportation, housing and nutrition were all mentioned as top concerns when it comes to seniors on Orcas. The prevailing theme for a large part of a recent meeting was the subject of home care.

  • Oct 28th, 2013 4:53pm

Centerworks: a place for strength and healing

Pilates is not just conditioning for your body, it’s also a workout for your mind, according to Anne Marie Schultz, owner of Center Works, Pilates and Wellness Studio.

  • Oct 22nd, 2013 10:55pm

What’s happening in Eastsound with kiosks, storm water, road work and more?

Islanders gathered last week to discuss topics like kiosks, storm water work and road improvements.

  • Oct 21st, 2013 5:04pm

Valuing the gift of health

Mary Clure’s birthday is Christmas Eve so it’s always a memorable date. In 2007 the word memorable took on a whole other meaning. It was the year that her birthday would become the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • Oct 18th, 2013 9:52pm

Losing family to cancer | Reporter’s notebook

She wore red lipstick and her neck was often adorned with a colorful scarf. She was an artist who painted watercolors with scenes of vibrant bouquets and shorelines of calm waters.

  • Oct 15th, 2013 7:09pm

vonTobel says goodbye after 13 years as airport manager

Bea vonTobel has a few things on her to do list: spend more time with her wife Cindy Elliott, renovate her kitchen and bathroom, revamp her deck and build a plane.

  • Oct 11th, 2013 10:16pm

Library hopeful public will support expansion

On any given day you can see a full spectrum of folks engrossed in everything from books to audio CDs to movies to computers at the Orcas Island Public Library.

  • Sep 30th, 2013 11:04pm

The mysterious rain of Orcas Island

Rainfall is to be expected in the Pacific Northwest. It’s the kind of rain that visited islanders last week that has local weather experts saying, “wow.”

  • Sep 30th, 2013 10:57pm

Octopus goes to school?

When physical education teacher Dan Drake found an octopus on the school grounds this morning he thought it was unusual.

  • Sep 30th, 2013 8:07pm

Myths and facts about the arrival of spiders

New residents seem to be appearing on the island everyday. They are found on windowsills, porches, hanging off plants and in nooks and crannies.

  • Sep 26th, 2013 3:52pm

Fall in love with great plants to carry your garden through autumn

Trying to find the right career or a purpose in life is a common struggle. For Roger Gossler, the answer was simple.

  • Sep 25th, 2013 12:06am

Vikings fiercely face FH Wolverines | Soccer

After a morning of heavy rain, the sky cleared just hours before the Orcas Viking soccer team faced the Friday Harbor Wolverines' junior varsity team. The small, but fierce Vikings played hard against the Wolverines who had advantage in numbers. In the end the Vikings were defeated 4 - 0.

  • Sep 24th, 2013 5:48pm

Classical songs and arias

When opera emerged in the 16th century, did audience members think this music would still be performed 450 years later?

  • Sep 17th, 2013 7:52pm

Sailboat sinks after collision with ferry

A 28-foot sailboat sunk after it was struck by the Hyak on Sept. 13. The lone occupant, a man in his mid-60s, was taken to Peace Island Hospital on San Juan Island but did not sustain major injuries.

  • Sep 16th, 2013 10:29pm

What’s new at Orcas Fire

Recent accidents, budgets and new appointments were discussed at the Eastsound Fire Hall. The San Juan County Fire District #2 held their regular meeting on Sept 10, 5:30 p.m. Two big items on the agenda were the chief’s report and the 2014 budget.

  • Sep 14th, 2013 4:00pm