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Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is back for 20th year of out-of-this-world music

I‌t began with a handful of musicians and just a few concerts.…

 

Fun with farm animals | Week-long camp wraps up

The farm camp led by Amy Lum at Salmonberry School just finished…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

 

DJ CARE and Bruce Pavitt at Random Howse this Thursday

Three Thursdays during the summer, starting July 27, enjoy a leisurely stroll…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

 

The future of investigative journalism | A panel discussion with Hedrick Smith and Sarah Stillman

Every day, the future of journalism is threatened by accusations of fake…

Michell Marshall launches ‘Woman in The Woods Productions’

by Mary Noesen and Rachel Newcombe Special to the Sounder It began…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Free swing dance class

A free dance lesson will be held on Monday, Aug. 7 at…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Orcas Island Community Foundation ranked fourth in nation for contributions

Orcas Islanders are among the most generous in the nation. Thanks to…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

BODaLO offers the sweet sound of cello, clarinet and piano

Performing at the Brown Bag Concert at noon in Emmanuel Episcopal Parish…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Acting class with playwright and teacher Rachel Nelson

The Actor’s Theater of Orcas Island is sponsoring an acting workshop with…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Winners crowned at pickleball tourney

The following was submitted by Orcas Rotary. Orcas Rotary’s first annual pickleball…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Help Kai return home

Kai, a one-year-old Golden Retriever, has been missing since he ran away…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | July 19-25

Check out the weekly horoscope from Music in the Stars Astrology on…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Local artist in Chinese art exhibit

Orcas Island artist Kim Middleton joins 11 artists in an inaugural delegation…

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Kids perform circus flash mob in Eastsound

Island kids enjoyed a week of Creativity Camp with Jamie Mulligan-Smith and…

Market Day is on the way

Get treasures, treats and fun at Emmanuel’s Market Day. From golf clubs…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

‘Angels in America’ to stream in two parts at Orcas Center

The National Theatre production “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches” will…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

WWU’s Graffiti Dance Theatre returns to Orcas Center

Orcas Center welcomes Graffiti Dance Theater back to Center Stage for its…

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Orcas Island Film Festival to host summer series

The Orcas Island Film Festival invites you to bring your chair, blanket…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Sean Hayes: rhythm and blues and folk at Orcas Center

Sean Hayes has a distinct voice: a little rough around the edges…

Orkila community zip line day, July 29

The following was submitted by Camp Orkila. YMCA Camp Orkila would like…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Amateur radio technician test in August

San Juan County’s amateur radio volunteers form a critical communications link between…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

County council seeks to fill empty commission seats

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

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Almost Classical to perform

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invites you to join them for the Brown Bag…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | July 12-18

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  • Jul 12th, 2017

‘My Old Lady’ at Random Howse

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island presents a staged reading of “My…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Carl Burger and the Tow Away Zone to perform

The music committee at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present Carl Burger/Tow Away…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Cancer Survivorship Group celebrates its seventh year

by Sue Lewis Special to the Sounder The Orcas Island Cancer Survivorship…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Look for the orange tag on Copper Rockfish

Sports fishers are helping local scientists track the movements and estimate numbers…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Local author releases fantasy novel

Seattle/Lopez Island-based author HM Sanders has released the first book of her…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Orcas StoryFest 2017 is on the way

“Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a far away…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Olga Daze festivities on July 15

Don’t miss Olga Daze! Festivities in Olga begin in front of the…

  • Jul 8th, 2017

Hudson named mayor in record-breaking ‘election’

Last minute voters (and believers) helped raise nearly $19,000 for Children’s House…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Cellist Skip vonKuske to perform

An intimate musical evening concert on the lawn at 328 Pioneer Hill…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Merideth Kaye Clark to perform Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ at Orcas Center

Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album earned second-place on Rolling Stone’s “Women Who Rock:…

NT Live’s visually stunning production of “Salomé” at Orcas Center

The National Theatre production of “Salomé” is being broadcast live to Orcas…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | July 5-11

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  • Jul 5th, 2017

Orcas Center bids farewell to Sparks

The following was submitted by Orcas Center. As the Orcas Center’s reorganization…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Nirvana, networking and creating 8Stem

Editor’s note: Heather Wallace is writing a series about alumni and current…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Back in the electronics game

Ever since Kyle Koepcke closed his electronics store in 2012, islanders have…

High schoolers invited to explore Stuart Island

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join Friends of the San…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017