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Orcas Elementary honors volunteers

Orcas Elementary held its annual volunteer appreciation assembly on Thursday, June 14.…

  • Jun 22nd, 2018

 

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Montgomery family celebrates 100 years on Orcas

by Krysti Hall and Larry Nyland Special to the Sounder Joseph Ray…

  • Jun 21st, 2018

 

Four staff members of Orcas Island School District retiring

Four Orcas Island School District employees are hanging up their backpacks and…

 

Orca Sing 2018

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Orca Sing is an annual…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

OPAL affordable housing fundraiser June 30

Housing touches everyone! That’s the theme for OPAL’s annual fundraising gala to…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

A Passport to Washington Libraries offers bookstore gift cards for library visits

Families traveling around Washington this summer will have a new reason to…

  • Jun 19th, 2018

Lebedik Yankee at Orcas Grange, June 23

The Orcas Island Grange will host the music of Lebedik Yankee, a…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

An update from the senior center

Technology GiveOrcas Grant The senior center would like to thank everyone who…

  • Jun 19th, 2018

Joan Stamm book signing at Darvill’s

In 2012, Joan Stamm and her sister Gwen began a Buddhist journey…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Westsound waterfront home on Orcas Road selected as a finalist in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

Windermere Real Estate Orcas Island sales associate Wally Gudgell represents a property…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Laslo’s magic show is on the way

Local award-winning magician Matthew Laslo makes his annual return to the Sea…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

School music wraps up a notable year | More than $19k in funding from MAG

The Orcas School music program bids farewell to two graduating seniors this…

  • Jun 17th, 2018
Water kefir

Learn to make kefir and kvass with Regina Zwilling

The Orcas Food Co-op is presenting “Fabulous Kefir and Kvass” with Regina…

  • Jun 18th, 2018
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Orcas APS to hold dinner and auction ‘La Dolce Vita! A Taste of Italy’

Orcas APS is presenting “La Dolce Vita! A Taste of Italy,” its…

  • Jun 14th, 2018
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History Matinee: The history of spinning fiber

A little different than the usual Orcas Island Historical Museum History Matinee,…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Doe Bay Fest 11: The tradition continues

The following was submitted by Doe Bay Resort. It only took a…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Low Tide Seaweed Walk with Ryan Drum

The Seaweed Ramble is an Orcas Island tradition. Join renowned instructor Ryan…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Call for vendors for shelter dog day

The Orcas Animal Shelter is presenting a special day all about dogs.…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Mayor election

The race for honorary mayor of Eastsound is quickly heating up, with…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Orcas Center seeks art

The featured artist for the July show at Orcas Center is B.…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Learn Medicare from SHIBA volunteers

Turning 65 soon? Been on Social Security Disability for two years? Then…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Samish Indian Nation honored for work in San Juans

The Samish Indian Nation announced has been honored as one of the…

  • Jun 14th, 2018

Exploring Orcas’ hidden treasures

Along with blooming flowers and the return of leaves to the trees,…

Mentoring on the farm and beyond | Profile

by Trillium Swanson Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator at The Funhouse Commons While…

  • Jun 14th, 2018

A happy Young Eagle

by Serafina Buck Age 8 Dear Mr. Becker, Thank you for taking…

  • Jun 11th, 2018

‘What the Health’ film screening

Pebble Cove Farm in partnership with the Orcas Island Film Festival is…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

San Juan County Prosperity Report presentation

The Orcas Island Community Foundation, in partnership with OPAL Community Land Trust…

  • Jun 10th, 2018

Long-time islander Betty Hall to serve as parade grand marshal

“Retro Orcas” is the theme for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual community…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

Shopping at Orcas Food Co-op on June 21 helps Coffelt Farm Stewards

Two years ago, Orcas Food Co-op launched a Community Shopping Day program…

  • Jun 11th, 2018

OCS student flies solo a month before graduation

Cole Smith, a senior at Orcas Christian School, recently made his first…

  • Jun 10th, 2018

Baby, you can drive my car | Lund’s One World Festival celebrates the golden age of travel

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Martin Lund’s One World Music…

Sometimes being a dad means dressing up as a unicorn | Father’s Day profile

From the moment Jim Bredouw held his first child, he knew fatherhood…

Boat runs up on shoreline rocks

Islanders came to the aid of a boat owner whose vessel washed…

  • Jun 8th, 2018

Preschoolers step up

by Meg Massey for the Orcas Community Resource Center Next year’s kindergartners…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

OCS kids enjoy the outdoors

Miss Angie’s first- through third-grade primary class at Orcas Christian School had…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

What’s going on at the Orcas senior center

Submitted by Orcas Island Senior Center Weekly coffee shop opening in June…

  • Jun 7th, 2018

Mid-June blood drives

Summer is a challenging time for blood collection — blood centers all…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Young Eagles Day on Saturday, June 9

Young Eagles Day is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Eastsound mayoral candidates off and running

Four mayoral hopefuls left the starting gate Memorial weekend and entered the…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Minutes taker needed for Orcas Island Health Care District

The Orcas Island Health Care District is looking for a minutes taker.…

  • Jun 4th, 2018