Life

Dianna Bartlett/Contributed photo.

Community support for hospice care ensures quality of life at the end of life

Submitted by the Hospice of the Northwest Foundation The Hospice of the…

  • Sep 17th, 2019

 

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Alice DiMicele at the Grange

Oregon based Alice DiMicele is bringing her groove folk and acoustic soul…

  • Sep 18th, 2019

 

Sail Orcas to host ‘Dance Dollars for Docks’

Submitted by Orcas Island Yacht Club The Orcas Island Yacht Club is…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

 

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                                Volunteers Charlotte Sumerall, Che Blaine, Dave Caster, Dave Roseberry, David Turnoy, Didier Gincig, Eric Morris, George Post, John Fleisher, John Olson, John Sumerall, Joe Murphy, Kathryn Kier, Michael Riordan, Mike O’Connell, Roly Sauer, Steve Sabine, Susan Oseth and Tom McDonough.

Moran Hatchery volunteers named ‘Outstanding Volunteer Group’

The Moran Creek Kokanee Hatchery on Orcas Island has been selected as…

  • Sep 13th, 2019
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                                Volunteers Charlotte Sumerall, Che Blaine, Dave Caster, Dave Roseberry, David Turnoy, Didier Gincig, Eric Morris, George Post, John Fleisher, John Olson, John Sumerall, Joe Murphy, Kathryn Kier, Michael Riordan, Mike O’Connell, Roly Sauer, Steve Sabine, Susan Oseth and Tom McDonough.

Funhouse College Week

Funhouse Commons and Orcas Island High School are teaming up for another…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Free concert in memory of jazz great Willie Thomas

Submitted by Wendy Thomas. A free concert in memory of jazzman Willie…

  • Sep 16th, 2019
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Ikebana Show at Orcas Library

The Saga Goryu School of Ikebana will present their annual flower show…

  • Sep 14th, 2019
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Armani Rose Armas | Baby announcement

Armani Rose Armas was born Aug. 29 to Andrew and Yesenia Armas…

  • Sep 13th, 2019
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Be a part of the magic happening at Orcas Center

In need of a little artistic expression? Then Orcas Center is your…

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                                Jordy wearing his keen collar.

Help Jordy find a forever home

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society. Want to make the…

  • Sep 7th, 2019
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                                Jordy wearing his keen collar.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free

Submitted by Washington State Parks. In honor of National Public Lands Day,…

  • Sep 14th, 2019

Learn about the Kiwanis Club

Want to know what the Kiwanis Club is all about? On Saturday,…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

Slapin’s art on display at library

Susan Slapin is September’s Visual Art exhibit at Orcas Island Public Library.…

  • Sep 6th, 2019

‘For Love of Orcas’ reading, gallery walk

“For Love of Orcas” reading and gallery walk

  • Sep 11th, 2019

“Dirt Rich” shows at Brickworks

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival In collaboration with the San…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

Free dental service for those in need

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

  • Sep 8th, 2019

Sea Stars and Sorne play a special double-bill at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. In conjunction with Imagine Arts and Music Festival,…

  • Sep 8th, 2019
Re-opening of Liberty Island 12/20/01

Remembering 9/11

Forgetting is a comfort Ron Parker cannot and will not bear. Parker…

  • Sep 11th, 2019
Re-opening of Liberty Island 12/20/01

Senior center presents “Meeting of the Minds”

Submitted by the Orcas Island Senior Center. After our summer hiatus, the…

  • Sep 7th, 2019

Poetry class at Orcas Library

“Reading and Writing Poetry: Ideas, Inspiration and Imagination” will be on Tuesdays…

  • Sep 7th, 2019

Audition now for “Whale of a Show”

Auditions for “Whale of a Show” will be Friday, Sept. 13, 3-5…

  • Sep 7th, 2019
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Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Karla Lortz

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Karla Lortz, former president of the…

  • Sep 6th, 2019
Karla Lortz. Contributed photo.
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                                Floating Ukulele Jam group last December on the final sail of the fall season.

Inter-island Floating Ukulele Jam

For the past year during the spring, summer and fall sailing schedules,…

  • Sep 8th, 2019
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                                Floating Ukulele Jam group last December on the final sail of the fall season.
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9/11 memorial complete

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. A structural beam from the…

  • Sep 10th, 2019
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County needs advisory board volunteers

The San Juan County Council is searching for citizens to fill current…

  • Sep 6th, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales given Lummi name in a traditional ceremony

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Lummi Nation held a Sna’teng,…

  • Sep 6th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op to host session on new book about grocery stores

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. For many of us fortunate enough…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

Western bluebird reintroduction has a successful year

The bright blue flash of male western bluebirds gliding over dried prairie…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

Climbing PoeTree comes to Orcas Center in Imagine Festival Prequel Event

Submitted by Orcas Center. In conjunction with Imagine Arts and Music Festival,…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

Four island actors star in ‘The Lost Virginity Tour’

During opening weekend of Orcas Center’s next production, playwright Cricket Daniel will…

Meeting about Olga Store Building

Friends of The Olga Store Building invites the Orcas community to Olga…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

Balance Class at Orcas Senior Center

The Orcas Senior Center will present “Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

Orcas Center previews upcoming season during ‘Role-Out!’

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center’s Season “Role-Out” is a great opportunity…

  • Sep 3rd, 2019

Medicare 101 session

Will you be joining Medicare this year? If so, there’s a lot…

  • Sep 2nd, 2019

Amita Lhamo presentation

The Orcas Library will host author Amita Lhamo on Friday, Sept. 6,…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Church in the Park

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Church. Orcas Island Community Church invites…

  • Aug 30th, 2019

OICF report to the community

Orcas Island Community Foundation invites you to its “Report to Community Block…

  • Aug 30th, 2019

Island Sinfonia resumes on September 14

It is time to find a new reed, polish the horn and…

  • Aug 30th, 2019

Paddle boarding safety class

With the community’s greater awareness of paddleboard safety issues, a local paddling…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Blisters for a cure | Islander in Susan G. Komen walk since 2006

Dottie Cornelius is still walking. Since 2006, the Deer Harbor resident has…

  • Sep 3rd, 2019