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Making the Mason bees happy

Mason bees are good native pollinators living with us on the islands.…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

 

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New book features island pollinators

The nonprofit conservation laboratory Kwiaht celebrates the holiday season with the launch…

  • Dec 8th, 2016

 

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Holiday happenings

Spiral Walk Enjoy the 30-long winter ritual of a spiral walk in…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

 

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Artworks celebration

Everyone is cordially invited to the Orcas Island Artworks and Catkin Cafe’s…

  • Dec 6th, 2016
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Orcas Center seeks executive director

The board of trustees of the Orcas Center for the Performing and…

  • Dec 6th, 2016
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‘Stress, digestion and health’ with Regina Zwilling

Regina Zwilling will present “Stress, Digestion and Health” on Tuesday, Dec. 13…

  • Dec 6th, 2016
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Off-leash park meeting Thursday

Orcas Island Park and Rec and the San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Dec 6th, 2016
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Kaleidoscope debuts brand new playground

Over the past few years, early learning centers on Orcas Island and…

  • Dec 6th, 2016
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Rosario Resort to host sixth annual Festival of Trees | Fundraiser for local non-profits

Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort…

  • Dec 1st, 2016
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Orcas family to share stories from 11-year sailboat trip around the world

In 2004 Tiffany Loney and Bruce Halabisky left Victoria, Canada for Hawaii…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Victorian Valley Christmas concerts: an intimate musical celebration of the season

The day after the 2016 presidential election, Susan Osborn was sad and…

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Urban stormwater: silent killer of salmon

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 come enjoy a free dinner and free lecture…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016
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Guaranteed to move the heart – NT Encore War Horse at Orcas Center

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of “War Horse” returns to Orcas Center…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Free showing of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

As a gift to the community, Orcas Christian School in partnership with…

  • Nov 29th, 2016
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Islander suffers strokes, friends ask for help

On Monday, Nov. 27, Babs Parrott was boarding an early ferry back…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Staxx Brothers to perform at The Lower this weekend

The Staxx Brothers are playing two nights at The Lower Tavern on…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Holiday tea for cancer survivorship group

The Cancer Survivorship Group is having a holiday tea at the new…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Fun for all at first annual community dodgeball event

Ian Lister won “Best Holiday Dodgeball Attire” at the first annual community…

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Sounds of the season: Orcas Community Band

Keeping the tradition of concert bands from long ago, the 35-member Orcas…

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Anniversary inspires a look back at the Stage on the Green

by Dona Wuthnow SJC Parks &Fair Director Ten years ago, a bit…

  • Nov 25th, 2016
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International Lions annual Christmas ship arriving at Orcas ferry landing

The Orcas Island Lions club announces the arrival of the International Lions…

  • Nov 24th, 2016
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Salmonberry School annual Christmas tree sale

Are you looking for a beautiful Christmas tree to brighten up your…

  • Nov 24th, 2016
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Celebrate Christmas with Wolf Hollow

You’re invited to come by the Mullis Community Senior Center in Friday…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Holiday events: Tree lighting in Eastsound and celebration at Orcas Historical Museum

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce will host the annual tree lighting…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Gifts for all at holiday fairs

Holiday Festival of the Arts The Operations Committee of the Orcas Island…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

Deer Harbor’s own Howard Barbour will once again give a reading of…

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Louisiana supergroup The Revelers to play Orcas Center

The Revelers have taken their music coast to coast in the U.S.…

  • Nov 19th, 2016
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Lopezian to be on television show

Lopez native Callie Blue tackled the untamed wild of Patagonia for History…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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OIHS student to perform at Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House

Paris Wilson, a sophomore at Orcas Island High School, has been invited…

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Local teen horse-rider wins prestigious state award

Emma Freedman, Orcas Island resident and daughter of Andria Hagstrom and Paul…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Check out Kaleidoscope’s new playground

Kaleidoscope Preschool has finished the renovation of its playground and is holding…

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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‘If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball’

Thursday is for gratitude, friends and family. Friday is for dodgeball. The…

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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Hayley Day is new Journal reporter

For Hayley Day, the Journal’s newest reporter, a love of writing came…

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Kaleidoscope Preschool receives AED donation

Persistence paid off for Kami Griffin of Kaleidoscope Preschool in the form…

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Opportunities to give back during holiday season

Giving tree at Island Market Consider participating in the Giving Tree Program…

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Orcas students perform at honor music festival

Western Washington University’s 650-seat Performing Arts Center hosted a performance by students…

  • Nov 12th, 2016
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Bolshoi Ballet’s comedy ‘The Bright Stream’ at Orcas Center

“The Bright Stream,” Alexei Ratmansky’s brilliantly choreographed smash production bursts with vivid…

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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‘Other Desert Cities’ | Review

You’ll win because you have ideas, and they only have fear. It’s…

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First annual Thanks ‘Living’ celebration at Island Haven Animal Sanctuary

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary invites the community to join them on Sunday,…

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Wild and Scenic: films to change your world

Fall brings films to the islands and this event is no exception.…

  • Nov 7th, 2016
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