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Join the ‘Cultural Arts Conversation’ on Orcas | Artist stakeholders invited to shape vision

Submitted by the Orcas Arts Vision Committee. Over the past 20 years,…

  • Jul 20th, 2018

Library celebrates the anniversary of expansion

The Orcas Public Library is celebrating its one-year anniversary of the completion…

  • Jul 19th, 2018

SUV dangles dangerously at Lopez Dump

Public service announcement: vehicles are not on the “accepted recyclable materials” list…

Olga Daze, July 21

Don’t miss Olga Daze! Festivities in Olga begin in front of the…

  • Jul 18th, 2018

Sea View to turn into House of Blues

The Sea View Theatre turns into the House of Blues as the…

  • Jul 17th, 2018

Last call for island writers

Hear that beat? That should have been the quickening heart rate of…

  • Jul 16th, 2018

Community Conversation at Orcas Center

All are invited to Orcas Center on Tuesday, July 24 from 5…

  • Jul 16th, 2018

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys return to Concert in the Park

The Sunday Concerts on the Village Green in Eastsound have been a…

  • Jul 16th, 2018

Doe Bay Fest tickets for locals

Doe Bay Fest 11 is happening! It turns out that some traditions…

  • Jul 15th, 2018

Celebrate the Canoe Journey July 20-21

On Friday, July 20, tribal members from British Columbia will arrive on…

  • Jul 14th, 2018

Orcas Fly-In Aug. 3–5

Looking for something to do in early August? Come out to the…

  • Jul 14th, 2018

Ehrmantraut graduates summa cum laude from Princeton University

Brigid Kathleen Ehrmantraut graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University on June…

  • Jul 13th, 2018

Michael Harlow to perform

The music committee at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish welcomes violinist Michael Harlow to…

  • Jul 13th, 2018

Be someone’s hero – raise a service dog puppy

What’s better than a soft, cuddly puppy? Maybe the feeling you’ll get…

  • Jul 12th, 2018

Almost Classical to open Brown Bag concert

Opening the Emmanuel Brown Bag concert series at noon on Wednesday, July…

  • Jul 11th, 2018

Funhouse Fourth of July 5k a success

There were 168 runners in the 2018 Funhouse Fourth of July 5k…

  • Jul 11th, 2018

Midsummer Night Dance July 14

Orcas Ecstatic Dance presents “Midsummer Night Dance” from 8–10 p.m. on Saturday,…

  • Jul 11th, 2018

Spirit Eagle art show at the library

Spirit Eagle’s art will be on display at the Orcas Island Public…

  • Jul 11th, 2018
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Gov. Inslee proclaims July 10 as Lineworker Appreciation Day

Submitted by OPALCO Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed July 10…

  • Jul 10th, 2018
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Retro Orcas | July 4th parade

Staff report It was another robust Orcas Chamber of Commerce Community Parade…

  • Jul 10th, 2018

Buy a bracelet and help a Nepali

Something as simple as buying a bracelet from Orcas Arts and Gifts…

Photo by Walter Corbin

Island elk are on the move

The two bull elk first seen near the Orcas Island Golf Course…

Photo by Walter Corbin

‘Buzz: The Nature & Necessity of Bees’ reception and book signing

Join Darvill’s Bookstore in welcoming Thor Hanson for a reading and talk…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Annual Market Day Sale celebrates 78 years

Submitted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church The 78th annual Market Day Sale will…

  • Jul 8th, 2018

Martin Lund featured at Brown Bag concert

The Music Committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invite the community to a…

  • Jul 7th, 2018

Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ coming to Doe Bay

Summer Shakespeare is back. Island Stage Left’s new production of “The Tempest”…

  • Jul 6th, 2018

‘The Land That Remains: Photographs from Palestine’

The Orcas Island Library brings renowned photographer Federico Busonero for a presentation…

  • Jul 6th, 2018

County seeks input on fairground master plan

The San Juan County Fairgrounds is updating their Master Plan and wants…

  • Jul 6th, 2018

Salmon, crab opens in the San Juans

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Summer fishing seasons are…

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Shook Twins come to shake up the islands

Katelyn and Laurie Shook are often asked if they’re actually twins or…

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responds to boat accident

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a call of a…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

“Hand to God” brings dark comedy to the Orcas Center

Parents, leave your kids at home. A demonic puppet is about to…

Paris and Friends in concert at Orcas Center

From the time she took to the stage at 20 months old…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

Shop the Orcas Food Co-op during July in support of Funhouse kids

The Funhouse Commons is the chosen July nonprofit recipient of the Orcas…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

Elderly dog missing from the Highlands

Babs is a 17-year-old female mix breed, brindle with white chest, who…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Historical museums’ spooky tales return

What in the world is a Boo Hag? Hatchet Annie has been…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Orcas Food Co-op’s ‘Join in July’ owner drive

The following was submitted by the Orcas Food Cooperative. Four years ago,…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Soren Sweet graduates from George Fox University

Soren Sweet of Eastsound was among more than 800 undergraduate, adult-degree and…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

The tale of Brook and Abe

Tiny fingerprints from the hands of young islanders adorn the glass case…

Feature films on the Village Green | Power women of rock and justice

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival. On July…

  • Jul 1st, 2018