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One hundred musicians; One great cause

A grand Orcas Island music tradition returns with fresh notes to welcome…

  • Feb 25th, 2018

 

Author to donate $100 to education foundation for every book sold

Hello!! I’m so glad you’re alive!!! Now lean in really, really close……

  • Feb 25th, 2018

 

Fidelis Flea Market and Craft Sale

Need some spring bling? Treasures abound at Fidelis’ annual sale. Head to…

  • Feb 24th, 2018

 

NASA historian Erik Conway to speak on missions to Mars

Planetary scientists have sought to collect and examine rock samples from Mars…

  • Feb 24th, 2018

Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘The Flames of Paris’ at Orcas Center

Bolshoi Ballet presents the captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s “The Flames of…

  • Feb 24th, 2018

Calling all thespians and directors for thirteenth annual Playfest

It’s time to start thinking about the 2018 Ten-Minute PlayFest! The thirteenth…

  • Feb 24th, 2018

More details regarding funding of public education on Orcas | Guest column

By Carol Sutton and Tom Baldwin In the Feb. 14 edition, we…

  • Feb 25th, 2018

Disaster preparation presentation

Environmental disasters are inevitable, the question communities must ask themselves is not…

  • Feb 23rd, 2018
Kevin Hauschild and Danica Coffman.

Barefoot in the Park at the Grange | Review

by Michèle Griskey Special to the Sounder Do opposites attract? This is…

  • Feb 21st, 2018
Kevin Hauschild and Danica Coffman.

County Medication Take Back Program removes 600 pounds annually

Wondering how to safely dispose of expired and unused medications? Take the…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

Come sing with the Orcas Island Community Gospel Choir

This spring Orcas Island Community Church invites singers in the islands to…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

Riveting and emotional, ‘La Boheme’ streams at Orcas Center

Riveting and emotional, ‘La Boheme’ streams at Orcas Center

  • Feb 20th, 2018

Smokin’ hot revival of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Orcas Center

The National Theatre production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” broadcast…

  • Feb 19th, 2018

‘Billy Elliot’ takes to the Orcas Center stage

The upcoming production of “Billy Elliot” features Orcas Island’s own young dance…

Nourdine Jensen scholarship applications due March 9

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is…

  • Feb 18th, 2018

Orcas Center hosts Cheryl Richey in March

The Orcas Center Visual Arts Committee is proud to present Cheryl Richey,…

  • Feb 18th, 2018
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                                Mona the camel in the ferry line to leave San Juan Island.

Mona, San Juan’s resident camel, leaves the island

Staff report Mona, the camel, has left the island. In 2005, Steven…

  • Feb 14th, 2018
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                                Mona the camel in the ferry line to leave San Juan Island.

The Age of Loneliness: Cultivating Spirit through Environmental Activism

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange. How can we stay hopeful,…

  • Feb 15th, 2018

Karl Kruger talk to benefit Sail Orcas’ youth sailing program

In June 2017 Karl Kruger paddled into SUP history when he became…

  • Feb 16th, 2018

Jonathan White’s book ‘Tides’ receives Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Best Book Award

Orcas Island resident Jonathan White’s book “Tides: The Science and Spirit of…

  • Feb 13th, 2018

Friends of the Orcas Library to hold winter booksale

Mark your calendar for the Annual Friends of the Orcas Library Winter…

  • Feb 15th, 2018

Loring says goodbye after ten ‘friendly’ years

After 10 years of public service as Friends of the San Juans’…

  • Feb 14th, 2018

Annual paper plane contest

The 2018 Paper Airplane Contest will be on Saturday, March 3 at…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

Hearts and Hands seeks volunteers

Hearts and Hands, the home companion program at the Orcas Senior Center,…

  • Feb 13th, 2018

2018 dog licenses available now; security for just $15

A San Juan County resident traveled to Los Angeles with her dog.…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

Garden club presents redefining bread

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Dr. Stephen Jones, wheat breeder and…

  • Feb 17th, 2018

Learn the Lummi vision for Madrona Point

Visit the Odd Fellows Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m.…

  • Feb 11th, 2018

OIHS gets bottle filler fountain

The following was submitted by Orcas Island School District. The Orcas Island…

  • Feb 9th, 2018

Madden and Megan: the best of friends

Madden Surbaugh and Megan Hancock have made a lifetime of memories in…

EDC to offer free electrical basics training

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training…

  • Feb 9th, 2018

Orcas musicians earn top awards

A busload of Orcas Island High School musicians traveled to Bellingham High…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Valentines Day events around the island

V-day dance Dance the night away at the Oddfellows Hall Valentine’s Dance…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

How to be a citizen activist; Nick Licata visits Orcas

Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years, and…

OCS focuses on career readiness

Submitted by Orcas Christian School Under new principal Kirk Haley, Orcas Christian…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Salmonberry students visit Seattle religious centers

In an overnight field trip that attempted to “open a door of…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Matthew McConaughey and San Juan Islands barge star in commercial

The commercial that locals have been waiting for is finally on the…

Fidelis Flea Market seeks vendors

The annual Fidelis Flea Market is happening Saturday, March 10 from 10…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

Nip influenza in the bud

by Shila R Wachtel, RN, BSN and Patient Educator for Orcas Family…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

Uncertainty for silks at Orcas Center

The future of Island Aerial Acrobatics at Orcas Center is up in…

Time to apply for 2018 grants from community foundation

Orcas Island Community Foundation’s primary goal is to enhance and preserve the…

  • Feb 4th, 2018