Life

Kenneth Gibbs talks high-energy at ‘Meeting of the Minds’

Energy invisible to the human eye is falling to the planet’s surface…

 

Relying on the kindness of strangers | ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Orcas Center

The first Orcas Center production of 2019 is all thanks to Kelly…

 

Orcas resident Hannah Beemer wins baby derby

Hannah Arily Karine Beemer became the first baby of 2019 born on…

  • Jan 12th, 2019

 

Friedmann and Parker are musicians-in-residence

Submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Orcas Island Chamber Music…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

Annual salmon derby at American Legion

The American Legion Post 93 will hold its annual salmon derby on…

  • Jan 14th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op to hold board of directors election

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Co-op. Co-op election season is almost…

  • Jan 10th, 2019
Carl Silvernail photo

Orcas is No. 33 on New York Times list ‘52 Places to Go in 2019’

Orcas Island is listed in the No. 33 position on the New…

  • Jan 9th, 2019
Carl Silvernail photo

Second annual A-OK garage sale coming in March

Submitted by Art for Orcas Kids. A-OK will be holding its second…

  • Jan 13th, 2019

Soroptimist ‘Women’s Emergency Fund’ now open to entire county

The following was submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor. To broaden…

  • Jan 12th, 2019

Whale Museum workshops

The Whale Museum is hosting two special events in March: the “Gear…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

OICF offers fundraising workshop for nonprofits

Join the Orcas Island Community Foundation for an interactive and informative workshop…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

GiveOrcas 2018 holiday catalog a success

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. Thanks to community donations during…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

Free Italian dinner at Orcas Christian School

Orcas Christian School’s first free community dinner of 2019 is from 5–7:30…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Chloe: a testament of love and endurance

Chloe looks up in adoration with her big hazel eyes and her…

  • Jan 10th, 2019

Washington State Ferries public meeting in Friday Harbor

Join the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee for a public meeting…

  • Jan 4th, 2019
Louise Tucker photo
                                The Labyrinth at Emmanuel.

Labyrinth walk is a time to reflect

by Diane Craig Sounder contributor Many of us celebrate New Year’s Eve…

  • Jan 4th, 2019
Louise Tucker photo
                                The Labyrinth at Emmanuel.

‘My Island’ art exhibit at the Orcas Library

The Orcas Island Library’s January art exhibit will be a curated group…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Gailey to discuss new book at Darvill’s

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m., Darvill’s Bookstore will host a…

  • Jan 4th, 2019

JP and OK Rhythm Boys to play at Random Howse party

For more than half a decade, April and Clyde Duke have operated…

  • Jan 5th, 2019
Pete Seeger entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt (center), honored guest at a racially integrated Valentine’s Day party marking the opening of a Canteen of the United Federal Labor, CIO, in then-segregated Washington, D.C., 1944.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community concert at Emmanuel

Submitted by Sharon Abreu. Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz will host a…

  • Jan 5th, 2019
Pete Seeger entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt (center), honored guest at a racially integrated Valentine’s Day party marking the opening of a Canteen of the United Federal Labor, CIO, in then-segregated Washington, D.C., 1944.

Submit art to ‘Man-Made’ show at Orcas Center

Submitted by the art committee at Orcas Center. All local, male artists…

  • Jan 6th, 2019

Disaster preparation meetings begin

As islanders, it is imperative for residents to have food, water and…

  • Jan 3rd, 2019

‘The Delight of Poetry’ series at Orcas Library

by JoEllen Moldoff “The Delight of Poetry” will run for six Tuesdays…

  • Jan 1st, 2019
Contributed photo/Kwiaht
                                Blackmouth salmon.

Fish for science this winter with Kwiaht

Submitted by Kwiaht. Those interested in participating in one of this winter’s…

  • Dec 31st, 2018
Contributed photo/Kwiaht
                                Blackmouth salmon.

Learn about exotic celestial objects during lecture

Start your new year looking into the vast recesses of space with…

  • Dec 31st, 2018

Orcas Christian School music program receives new guitars

Orcas Christian School music teacher Andy Rivera, who leads a high school…

  • Dec 30th, 2018
Contributed photo/SJIMA
                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.

Art in motion

Art in motion | Friday Harbor statue is sculpted in front of museum onlookers

Contributed photo/SJIMA
                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.

Free tooth extraction clinic on Jan. 14

Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving…

  • Dec 28th, 2018

New Year brings new laws affecting child support

The following was submitted by the Washington State Department of Social and…

  • Dec 26th, 2018
A scene from last year’s PlayFest.

Submit your work to PlayFest 2019

Submitted by the Actors’ Theatre of Orcas Island. Calling all writers! PlayFest…

  • Dec 26th, 2018
A scene from last year’s PlayFest.

Free tea makes peace a reality

There has to be a catch: not even tea is free. Islanders…

  • Dec 24th, 2018

New Year’s eve indoor labyrinth walk

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on Eastsound’s waterfront, will open its Parish Hall…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018

Fire the Animal heats up Random Howse for New Years Eve

Orcas-raised Brian Duke and his bandmates from the greater Los Angeles area…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018

Orcas Lions honor islanders and members

If there is a community service project on Orcas, it’s very likely…

Anastacia-Renee speaking to students on Dec. 18.

Writer, performer, teacher and queer ‘super-shero’ speaks to Orcas students | Guest Column

by Janet Brownell Special to the Sounder When Michell Marshall, founder of…

  • Dec 21st, 2018
Anastacia-Renee speaking to students on Dec. 18.

County attorneys recognized at annual bar lunch

Submitted by The San Juan County Bar Association. Barnaby Zall and Carla…

  • Dec 20th, 2018

Stormy Hildreth to perform Dec. 22

Stormy Hildreth returns to Center Stage at the Orcas Center this holiday…

  • Dec 18th, 2018

Orkila language classes continue

Submitted by Camp Orkila. YMCA Camp Orkila, in partnership with the Funhouse,…

  • Dec 17th, 2018

Early Childhood Education Initiative Sustainability Task Force

The new conference room at the Orcas Island Community Foundation was buzzing…

  • Dec 17th, 2018

Site work underway: construction bids new hurdle for April’s Grove

In mid-November site work began on April’s Grove, OPAL’s planned 45-home rental…

  • Dec 16th, 2018