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Washington State Parks acquires 134-acre Point Lawrence property on Orcas

Washington State Parks and the Alberg and Johanson families are pleased to…

  • Nov 19th, 2019

 

Annual Children’s Christmas Market

Are you looking for a unique and affordable gift for Christmas? Then…

  • Nov 22nd, 2019

 

Santa comes to town

In parts of the world, Santa arrives by sleigh, slides down chimneys…

  • Nov 21st, 2019

 

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KidzLit is Back at the Funhouse

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. On Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m., the Funhouse…

  • Nov 22nd, 2019
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Haley Cruz Winchell and Griselda Cruz Gonzalez.

Orkila in third year of English/Spanish language classes

Learning a new language on Orcas Island is all about building connections,…

Haley Cruz Winchell and Griselda Cruz Gonzalez.

Holiday Traditions at Orcas Center Bring a Festive Spirit to the Islands

As the days grow shorter and nights get colder, Orcas Center helps…

  • Nov 20th, 2019

Choral Society carolers warm Orcas spirits

This year, kick off your holidays with real, old-fashioned Christmas spirit, as…

  • Nov 20th, 2019

Going for the gold

A dark shadow flies through the air contrasting against the bright blue…

  • Nov 19th, 2019

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at the Odd Fellows Hall.

Everyone is welcome to a community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 28,…

  • Nov 18th, 2019

Olga Symphony and Friends in concert

Olga Symphony and Friends in concert

  • Nov 17th, 2019

Orcas Island Mercy Pilots honored

Submitted by the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Church. ABOVE AND BEYOND … that…

  • Nov 15th, 2019

“Sacred Cedar” at library

Orcas Island Library invites the community to an engaging conversation with Dave…

  • Nov 15th, 2019
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Bench being made in honor of Ginny Lu

Submitted by the family of Ginny Lu Wood. Ginny Lu Wood’s birthday…

  • Nov 15th, 2019
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Corey Hunter Wiscomb concert. (Contributed photo.)

Corey Hunter Wiscomb concert

Corey Hunter Wiscomb will be performing a set of soulful acoustic blues…

  • Nov 11th, 2019
Corey Hunter Wiscomb concert. (Contributed photo.)

Saints tennis finishes season undefeated

OCS Saints Tennis Ends the Year Undefeated

  • Nov 13th, 2019

Meals on Wheels serving seniors

Submitted by the Whatcom Council on Aging. When asked about what he…

  • Nov 12th, 2019
Student-led structure means using sticks to showcase the number of activities left in the day before it’s time to go home

Kaleidoscope becomes first in the country to license outdoor preschool

Amber Paulsen, Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center’s director, perches on a…

  • Nov 14th, 2019
Student-led structure means using sticks to showcase the number of activities left in the day before it’s time to go home

A Wild Evening of Dance with “The Roasted Nut Too”

Submitted by Orcas Center. Kicking off Orcas Center’s holiday offerings this Nov.…

  • Nov 11th, 2019

Lahari Hires Sara Pelfrey as Orcas Door to Door New Program Coordinator

Submitted by Lahari. Orcas Door to Door, a Lahari “Aging on Orcas”…

  • Nov 10th, 2019

Annual turkey shoot

The Orcas Island Sportsmen Club invites the public to come and win…

  • Nov 8th, 2019

Reception for Marsha and Bob Waunch

The Orcas Animal Protection Society is sponsoring a reception on Sunday, Nov.…

  • Nov 8th, 2019

SmileMobile to visit Orcas and Friday Harbor

SmileMobile to visit Orcas and Friday Harbor

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Give your Medicare insurance a check-up

SHIBA volunteers will be at the library Friday, Nov. 15 and Nov.…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

‘Meeting of the Minds’ talk about Piebald Deer

“Meeting of the Minds” - Piebald Deer’ at Orcas Senior Center

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Short-spined sea star named Bertha. Russel Barsh/Contributed photo.

Climate change a focus of 10th annual Indian Island event

If you have never seen a Six-Armed Star open an oyster or…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Short-spined sea star named Bertha. Russel Barsh/Contributed photo.

Orcas Montessori School Holiday Wreath Sale

Get a jump start on your holiday to-do list by ordering your…

  • Nov 6th, 2019

EDC’s Cross-Industry Symposium

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council Knowledge workers can…

  • Nov 19th, 2019

Port of Orcas Master Plan meeting cancelation

Submitted by Dwight Guss, Airport Manager After talking with DOWL, the Port…

  • Nov 6th, 2019

Medicare 101

Are you eligible for Medicare this year? If so, there’s a lot…

  • Nov 6th, 2019

Horticulturist to speak at garden club meeting

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Jenny Harris, horticulturalist, plant nerd and…

  • Nov 5th, 2019

SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite business owners and nonprofit leaders to a workshop on reducing risk

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. Over 40% of…

  • Nov 5th, 2019
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‘Be on Time’ award given to third/fourth grade class

Submitted by Orcas Elementary Principal Lorena Stankevich. The “Be On Time” award…

  • Nov 4th, 2019
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“Who was Chief Seattle,” with Duamish historian David Buerge

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library. Orcas Island Library and Humanities Washington…

  • Nov 4th, 2019

Orcas Senior Center events

The Orcas Senior Center is holding two events this November. “Be Smart…

  • Nov 4th, 2019
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“Round the County” boat race

The Round the County sailboat race will take place Nov. 9-10. This…

  • Nov 4th, 2019
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Know, connect and protect the sea

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, head out to the Sea View Theatre for…

  • Nov 4th, 2019
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Ewan Lister receives Bill Boeing Jr. community collaboration award

Orcas Island High School Senior Ewan Lister was one of 80-plus students…

  • Nov 3rd, 2019
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Orca Recovery Day 2019 a success

San Juan County Land Bank wants to thank everyone who came out…

  • Nov 3rd, 2019

Holiday sale at Emmanuel

Holiday sale at Emmanuel

  • Nov 2nd, 2019
Tempest: National Theatre Live, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Stratford Festival, Turandot and Manon: The Metropolitan Opera. Contributed photo.

Renowned performers come to the OC Screen

Renown performers come to the Orcas CentersScreen

  • Nov 1st, 2019
Tempest: National Theatre Live, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Stratford Festival, Turandot and Manon: The Metropolitan Opera. Contributed photo.