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Ferries asks for comments on Draft Long Range Plan | Guest column

by Jim Corenman Chairman for San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Washington…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Benefit concert at the Orcas Center, Oct. 19

Orcas Island singer Malia Michelle and Britnee Kellogg, a former American Idol…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

‘Broken Record’ by James Wolf | Book review

by Michèle Griskey Special to the Sounder You may already be familiar…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

A-OK starts a new year of art in the schools

by Geri Turnoy A-OK Coordinator Art for Orcas Kids is starting the…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

San Juan Island blood drive, Oct. 17

Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest. Every two seconds, someone in the United States…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

The islands glow purple through the month of October in recognition of domestic violence victims

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans hopes to make the…

Anji and Eve.

Kids’ Halloween at Oddfellows discontinued

by Anji Ringzin Special to the Sounder In 2013 when my granddaughter…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
Anji and Eve.

October Orcas Center Art Show: Nature and Psyche

Orcas artists Ranna McNeil and Robert Dash are excited to share their…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
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                                Left: Clams and mussels at Rosario Resort.

Savor the San Juans this October and November

by Erin Wygant San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau With summer fading and…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
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                                Left: Clams and mussels at Rosario Resort.

League of Women Voters holds general election candidate forums on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

Submitted by the League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters…

  • Sep 29th, 2018

Orcas native Jake Knapp releases second book

Following the success of his first book “Sprint: How to Solve Big…

More than a dozen island farms open their gates to visitors

by Shannon Borg, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau In the islands, most…

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Susan Osborn performs at the Orcas Center on Sept. 28

Orcas Center welcomes internationally renowned singer Susan Osborn back to Orcas Center…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

‘Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?’ | Frans de Waal at the SeaView Theatre Oct. 1

Submitted by SeaDoc Society Animals like killer whales, harbor seals, crows, and…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

Community foundation moves into its new building

Orcas Island Community Foundation has a new place to call home thanks…

Orcas Island’s youth talent show returns to Orcas Center

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! The time has come once again…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Piper’s perspective: Spending time with her mentor Caitlin

by Trillium Swanson Funhouse Commons Caitlin Leck and fourth-grader Piper Shaepe have…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Celebrate the coming of fall with a Great Islands Clean-Up

Volunteers throughout the San Juan Islands will get together on Saturday, Sept.…

  • Sep 24th, 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

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

Orcas Island Film Festival aims for the stars in fifth year

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

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
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.

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

Fall is flu clinic time

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

  • 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

School supply drive raises $3k

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

  • Sep 19th, 2018

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

Island Sinfonia resumes on Sept. 22

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

  • Sep 17th, 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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Ikebana show at the Orcas Library

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

  • Sep 16th, 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
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.

‘Color Wheel in the Garden’ lecture

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

  • Sep 15th, 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

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

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

Old truck gets a new lease on life

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

  • Sep 13th, 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