Meredith Griffith

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Odd Fellows host Thanksgiving meal

Come one, come all: the Orcas Island Odd Fellows will once again…

  • Nov 12th, 2010 9:23pm

Harris-Moore indicted by grand jury; One charge related to the San Juan Islands

Camano Island teen Colton Harris-Moore was indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 10 on five criminal counts. Only one of the charges relates to crimes committed in San Juan County. Harris-Moore is scheduled to face the charges before the U.S. District Court on Nov. 18.

  • Nov 12th, 2010 11:22pm

Food Bank volunteers serve and wait

While the turkeys they’re handing out aren’t quite twice the size of Tiny Tim, Orcas Island Food Bank volunteers are loading up cardboard boxes of cheer and plenty with cranberry sauce, potatoes, stuffing mix and more to keep local families from a meager, Bob Cratchitt-esque holiday meal.

  • Nov 11th, 2010 10:47pm

Living language: Orcas Schools English Language Learners program

Jaqueline Figueroa was five when she was suddenly thrust into a strange new world where everyone spoke a foreign tongue: English. Her family had moved from Mexico to Orcas Island, and Figueroa, fluent in Spanish, had to adapt.

  • Nov 11th, 2010 10:40pm

Orcas Island Association of Realtors gives $500 to Food Bank drive

The Orcas Island Association of Realtors gave a check for $500 to…

  • Nov 5th, 2010 9:56pm

Where did the Wabit go?

The infamous red, fanged mystery Wabit of recent Orcas lore slipped into the annals of history today, buried beneath a thick layer of cream-colored paint.

  • Nov 5th, 2010 1:43am

Orcas Center executive director Barbara Courtney makes her exit

Orcas Center’s Executive/Artistic Director Barbara Courtney set the stage for her exit last week with a formal resignation, and Orcas Center board members are working hard to find capable new hands to direct the organization.

  • Nov 29th, 2010 10:32pm

Orcas fire considers need for medical transport boat

Orcas Fire Chief Mike Harris wants a sure thing. When life-saving medical treatment is needed within minutes, not hours, and the Eastsound airport is a whirling whiteout of snow or fog, there aren’t many options.

  • Nov 4th, 2010 4:51pm

Gerald Dickens to perform at Orcas Education Project fundraiser

He’s dapper and charmingly British in a tall black top hat, twirling a silver-tipped antique cane. You might remember him as the mastermind behind “Oliver Twist,” “David Copperfield” or “A Christmas Carol.” Next week Mr. Dickens will step right out of 19th century London and into the intimate setting of Orcas Center’s Madrona Room – Gerald Dickens, that is, great-great-grandson of the famed author Charles. “It’s fun! It’s entertaining. Dickens doesn’t have to be dry,” Gerald told the Sounder. “He loved theatricals, he loved entertaining.

  • Nov 29th, 2010 10:36pm

A happy Halloween 2010: slideshow

Tricks and treats abounded as trick-or-treaters bounded through Orcas Island streets last night, clad in strange and esoteric costumes.

  • Nov 1st, 2010 9:31pm

Volleyball: Orcas swats down Lopez on senior night

Orcas beat Lopez in three straight on Thursday, Oct. 28, in a spirited Senior Night match-up. Set scores were 25-21, 25-14, 25-18.

  • Oct 29th, 2010 4:01pm

Volleyball: Orcas girls smash Concrete

Concrete continued cracking under Viking pressure on Oct. 26, as the Orcas volleyball squad pulled off a 3-1 win, joining the girls soccer team in victory.

  • Oct 28th, 2010 5:46pm

Girls soccer: Orcas crushes Concrete in 3-0 shutout

October 26 was senior day for the Lady Vikings - bitterly, finger-numbingly cold. But the Orcas girls brought the heat.

  • Oct 28th, 2010 5:52pm

Volleyball: Orcas girls head to league playoffs

The Lady Vikings’ league record is 5-5 after this Tuesday’s win against Concrete, 3-1. After one last regular season game against Lopez this week, the team will play a league tournament in Mt. Vernon this Saturday.

  • Oct 27th, 2010 9:18pm

Boys soccer: Orcas season concludes with Shoreline, Cedar Park games

The Vikings season ended this week with games against Cedar Park Christian and Shoreline. “Overall it was a really successful season,” said coach Matt Stolmeier. “Even though we didn't make playoffs, we did get a couple league wins and saw a lot of huge improvement in our team play and tactics.”

  • Oct 27th, 2010 9:09pm

Ferry fare rate hike on the horizon

Looks like the tide is rising for San Juan Islands ferry fares.

  • Oct 25th, 2010 8:10pm

DVSAS funding on the chopping block

San Juan County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services has lost a…

  • Oct 21st, 2010 9:18pm

Boys soccer: Orcas tied for third in league

The Viking boys soccer team is tied for third place in the Northwest 2B league, with a record of 2-4 in league and 4-7 in non-league play. Coach Matt Stolmeier is pleased with the boys’ improvement over the season, evident in a recent Oct. 12 game against league champions La Conner, ranked #1 in the state.

  • Oct 27th, 2010 9:10pm

League of Women Voters forum: sheriff and state rep candidates

A small crowd gathered on Oct. 16 for the League Of Women Voters of the San Juans election forum at the Orcas Senior Center. Candidates in attendance included Brent Johnson and Rob Nou, as well as representatives supporting and opposing the Orcas park and rec district levy measure.

  • Oct 19th, 2010 9:54pm

League of Women Voters forum: Orcas Island Park and Rec levy proposal

A small crowd gathered on Oct. 16 for the League Of Women Voters of the San Juans election forum at the Orcas Senior Center. This article covers the Park and Rec District portion of the forum.

  • Oct 19th, 2010 9:35pm

Learn to recognize stroke symptoms at Orcas Fire Department talk

Three hours.When someone you know suffers a stroke, that’s how much time…

  • Oct 19th, 2010 6:11pm

Toxics come from San Juan Islands, local scientist says

“There's no simple answer to the question of how wide buffers should be,” said local scientist Russel Barsh. “It depends a lot on local soils and the kinds of vegetation involved.” Barsh does have locally collected data that shows deadly levels of toxics are being washed into local waters.

  • Oct 15th, 2010 6:04pm

Girls volleyball: Orcas strikes down Cedar Park Christian Lions

The Viking volleyball squad finished off the young Lions in three games: 25-15, 25-10 and 25-13.

  • Oct 15th, 2010 4:18pm

Jamie Stephens and Bob Myhr vie for District #6 County Council seat

The Sounder asked county council candidates Bob Myhr and Jamie Stephens about their top priorities and positions on controversial community topics. Here's what they said about their past accomplishments, and what they plan to do in the future.

  • Oct 13th, 2010 6:13pm

New Orcas Island Ride Share Web site

Orcas Island now has a Facebook ride share page for people on the go who want to reduce the amount of vehicles on the roads.

  • Oct 7th, 2010 4:54pm

Sisters in song: Orcas grad Alice Evans releases first CD

When Orcas high school grad Alice Evans takes the stage for her very first CD release concert, her long-time friend Grace McCune will be there to cheer her on – and to warm up the audience by opening the show.

  • Oct 13th, 2010 6:07pm

Girls volleyball: Orcas squad gives Darrington a fight

An undefeated Darrington volleyball squad had to work relentlessly to pull off a win against determined Orcas ladies on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

  • Oct 7th, 2010 5:28pm

Boys soccer: loss to Shoreline

The Vikings conceded to Shoreline Christian on Tuesday, October 5, with a…

  • Oct 20th, 2010 8:32pm

Photo slide show: Orcas high school 2010 homecoming assembly

Students and teachers from Orcas high school performed lip sync dances and…

  • Oct 6th, 2010 5:07am

Orcasites question sheriff candidates at forum

Orcas islanders kept discussion hopping at a recent candidates forum at the Eastsound fire hall, peppering would-be sheriffs Brent Johnson and Rob Nou with thoughtful question

  • Oct 20th, 2010 4:43pm

LeRoy Bell Concert raises awareness and funds for DVSAS

It was a good thing there was dancing room in the back when LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends got Orcas Center rocking last weekend.

  • Oct 1st, 2010 6:15pm

Girls soccer: Vikings test their mettle against Wolverines

The win for Tuesday's girls' soccer game went to a swift and strong Friday Harbor team, always a formidable foe. But as head coach Chama Anderson will tell you, the score is only the thin shell of a fuller story that included a lot of little victories for the Orcas girls.

  • Oct 6th, 2010 5:42pm

Islanders question the Critical Areas Ordinance update

Widely disparate priorities were evident at a recent Orcas public meeting on…

  • Sep 28th, 2010 9:02pm

Port will file for through-the-fence judgment

The Port of Orcas board has decided to file for a Superior Court ruling on its decision to charge the “Ferris neighbors” an access fee.

  • Sep 28th, 2010 9:02pm

Orcas boys soccer: First season loss to La Conner

The first game of the season was a tough one for the Vikings as La Conner pounded on the goal for a 10-1 victory. Christopher Ghazel scored the only Viking goal.

  • Sep 27th, 2010 5:34pm

Boys soccer pins Grace Academy in pre-league play

Grace Academy had to ask for mercy last week as the Vikings boys soccer team notched up seven goals for a 7-1 win.

  • Sep 22nd, 2010 8:33pm

A block watch for San Juan County beaches

When little Ozzie the oystercatcher hatched on Indian Island this summer, his home was a busy patch of rock. Enthusiastic low tide visitors wanted to scale the island’s peak, or brought curious dogs with them, and didn’t necessarily know there was a fragile baby nestled on the isle.

  • Sep 23rd, 2010 11:08pm

Farm to Classroom seeking volunteers with skills

The Farm to Classroom program is looking for volunteers who want to share their skills and time with Orcas students.

  • Sep 21st, 2010 9:16pm

Orcas Volleyball spikes Mount Vernon Christian

The Lady Vikings let the Hurricanes blow by them on the first match on Tuesday night. Then they went on the war path, winning the next three games to close down play with scores of 25-19, 25-20 and 25-20.

  • Sep 20th, 2010 8:23pm

Orcas men’s softball team wins state

The men from “the Sandlot” conquered in Yakima last month, taking down…

  • Sep 17th, 2010 6:14pm