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Orcas Island Lit Fest deadline for proposals is Sept. 30

The Orcas Island Lit Festival reminds all San Juan County artists, writers…

  • Sep 21st, 2018

 

Marine debris surveying training in Friday Harbor

Submitted by COASST From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 13, the Coastal Observation…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018

 

‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ workshop at senior center

A free workshop for family caregivers led by Jami Mitchell and Wendy…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018

 

12th annual college counseling workshops

The Funhouse Commons and Orcas Island Public School are offering the 12th…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018

Orcas Island Film Festival aims for the stars in fifth year

The Orcas Island Festival keeps upping its game. Celebrating its fifth year,…

Fall is flu clinic time

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu…

  • Sep 19th, 2018
Anita Orne with her saw.

Orcas saw player performs with Seattle Symphony

A saw from Island Hardware and Supply made its way from Orcas…

Anita Orne with her saw.

Site preparation to begin at April’s Grove

Site preparation will soon begin for April’s Grove, OPAL’s neighborhood of 45…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

Annual fall clothing bank coming up

The clothing bank will be held Sunday, September 23 from 10 a.m.…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

Town hall meeting about real estate excise tax on November ballot

The following was submitted by Yes for Homes Coalition of San Juan…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

School supply drive raises $3k

The following was submitted by Orcas Island School District. A very special…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

Lopezian Iris Graville WSF’s first writer in residence

Recently, Washington State Ferries launched its first-ever “Writer-in-Residence” on the interisland route…

  • Sep 16th, 2018

Executive Director Kim Bryan leaves SAFE San Juans

The Board of Directors of SAFE San Juans (formerly DVSAS) would like…

  • Sep 15th, 2018

Everything you need to know about Medicare

Turning 65 soon? Been on Social Security Disability for at least two…

  • Sep 14th, 2018
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Local business provides successful internship

Answering phones and greeting customers are useful skills in nearly any industry.…

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Island Sinfonia resumes on Sept. 22

The following was submitted by Island Sinfonia. Celebrating the start of its…

  • Sep 17th, 2018

Ikebana show at the Orcas Library

The Saga Goryu School of Ikebana (Japanese flower design) will present its…

  • Sep 16th, 2018
Aerial photo of lighthouse, 1958.

Patos Island Lighthouse photos and documents digitized

by Nita Couchman Orcas Island Library Orcas Island Library received a 2017…

  • Sep 16th, 2018
Aerial photo of lighthouse, 1958.

Old truck gets a new lease on life

Michael Whellams’ dad bought a brand new Ford F100 in 1953. Now,…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Local videographer releases short film ‘When I say I’m an Islander’

Islander Roo Smith is using video to share his love of Orcas…

‘Color Wheel in the Garden’ lecture

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Lucy Hardiman on Wednesday, Sept. 19…

  • Sep 15th, 2018

New monthly Open Mic night at the Grange

There’s a new Open Mic in town. The Orcas Island Grange will…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Physicist Sidney Perkowitz to discuss ‘Frankenstein’

Two hundred years ago, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley created one of the most…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

New financial skills course

The Joyce L. Sobel (San Juan Island) Family Resource Center and the…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Orcas Food Co-op 3 percent Thursday to support of the Orcas Montessori School

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op Two years ago, Orcas Food Co-op…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Former island dentist and family donate property to OPAL

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust Rita and Dr. Stephen Bailey donated…

  • Sep 9th, 2018

Islanders peruse and purchase pieces of local collection

by Diane Craig Sounder staff Art was everywhere: a larger than life…

  • Sep 8th, 2018

Science submarine visits Friday Harbor

Submitted by SeaDoc Society SeaDoc Society and the OceanGate Foundation have partnered…

  • Sep 8th, 2018

Orcas Center previews upcoming season with ‘Role-out’ event

Big things are coming to the Orcas Center. Under the leadership of…

Free tooth clinic, Sept. 24

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

  • Sep 7th, 2018

OICF to offer ‘Board Boot Camp’

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. The Orcas…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Buenos Aires DJ Uji hosts dance party at Orcas Center

The following was submitted by Orcas Center. Uji (also known as Luis…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Mayor Tinker to host town hall

Submitted by mayor Tinker’s handler, Wendy Shinestine Tinker, honorary mayor of Eastsound,…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Gaquin’s quilts on display at Orcas Center

Sheila Gaquin’s art quilts will be on display at Orcas Center. She…

  • Sep 3rd, 2018

Nominate a local business or person for annual chamber awards

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting is Thursday, Oct. 25,…

  • Aug 30th, 2018

Kaleidoscope to hold ‘Island Grown, Island Raised’ dinner and auction

Kaleidoscope’s annual “Island Grown, Island Raised” dinner and auction taking place Saturday,…

  • Aug 29th, 2018

Economic Development Council presents “Launch San Juan Islands”

Entrepreneurs can bring their business ideas to the next level in the…

  • Aug 29th, 2018

PTSA members needed

Submitted by Orcas Island School District Happy 2018-2019 school year. Thank you…

  • Aug 28th, 2018
Robert S. Harrison photo

A vigil for the whales | Photos

For 17 days Tahlequah, J35, carried her dead calf upon her head…

  • Aug 27th, 2018
Robert S. Harrison photo