Life

Fiddle group ‘The Fretless’ comes to Orcas Center

“The Fretless” is coming live to Orcas Center on Thursday, May 10…

  • May 2nd, 2018

‘GiveOrcas.org’ campaign is up and running

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. The Orcas Island Community Foundation’s…

  • May 2nd, 2018

Orcas Choral Society celebrates 40 years

It was a dark December night in 1977 when a group of…

Orkila celebrates mentor relationships with all-islands event

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

  • Apr 30th, 2018

Kaskurs wins Gonzaga award second year in a row

Anthony Kaskurs, Orcas High School Class of 2016, was named this year’s…

  • Apr 28th, 2018

Report ranks San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

If Washingtonians want to be healthier, they’ll move to the San Juan…

An orca out of water

It’s hard to miss the 30-foot orca that has landed on the…

Help the whales, help the humans

Jackie Hildering is passionate about whales, and she wants to educate everyone…

Orcas Christian School ‘test drive’

All are invited to the Orcas Christian School’s test drive day on…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

A novel situation for OISD | Guest column

by Thomas Baldwin Orcas Island Orcas Island School District finds itself in…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Orcas Rising show April 28

Orcas Center presents “Orcas Rising” a wonderful evening of talented island musicians…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Storyteller at women’s luncheon

Come explore the power of laughter, and of finding and sharing our…

  • Apr 24th, 2018

SeaDoc Society kids’ book launch Wednesday

Submitted by SeaDoc Society SeaDoc Society’s Science Director Joe Gaydos co-authored a…

  • Apr 24th, 2018

Get inspired at upcoming Luke Wallace concert

Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace are partnering with…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018

Kwiaht’s Barsh to speak on San Juans’ marine food web

Kwiáht Director Russel Barsh will deliver an Orcas Currents lecture on “The…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018

OICMF presents ‘Music 101’ at The Funhouse

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. What’s…

  • Apr 22nd, 2018

Thirteenth annual play fest is on the horizon

The 13th Annual Play Fest opens Friday, May 4 on The Grange…

  • Apr 22nd, 2018

Annual student art show: eagerly anticipated and always inspiring

The following was submitted by A-OK. High on the list of beloved…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

Spring healing arts fair is on the way

The Healing Arts Center is celebrating 30 years of being a nonprofit…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

SeaDoc Society announces photography contest

The SeaDoc Society is excited to announce the launch of its first…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Granny’s Attic, exercise classes and more at senior center

This year’s Granny’s Attic Sale at the Orcas Senior Center is on…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Don’t touch the seals

Submitted by The Whale Museum As residents prepare for the busy season…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Annual fishing derby, April 28

Submitted by Bill Yarlott Youth Fishing Derby organizers A child catching his…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

Christian school students learn to be adults

by Stacey Kemmerer Special to the Sounder Students in Stacey Kemmerer’s class…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

Barking lot sale at shelter

Submitted by Sabina Tillman Would you like to get something nice for…

  • Apr 17th, 2018

‘Loss and Found’ screening for APS

Every year, 1.2 million dogs in shelters are euthanized. Not just because…

‘Luisa Miller’ and ‘Hamlet’ at Orcas Center

The Met Live in HD: “Luisa Miller” Streaming live on April 22…

  • Apr 15th, 2018
Kristy Bredin

Learn about wild harvested teas

Enjoying herbal teas can be much more than a form of nourishment…

  • Apr 14th, 2018
Kristy Bredin

OCS part of ‘Zero Waste Week’

by Greg McKelvey and Kirk Haley Orcas Christian School For the first…

  • Apr 14th, 2018

Rock Island and OIFR rescue cat from tree

The following was submitted by Rock Island Communications. Rock Island responded to…

  • Apr 13th, 2018
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

‘Blackbird, Fly’ at Orcas Center this summer

Woman in the Woods Productions is wildly happy to be bringing the…

  • Apr 11th, 2018
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Experts on veteran benefits coming to Orcas

by Meg Massey Orcas Community Resource Center The team at the Orcas…

  • Apr 11th, 2018
A scene from “On Chesil Beach.”

Orcas Island Film Festival celebrates fifth anniversary with mini-fest

The season of new films is well underway and Orcas Island Film…

  • Apr 10th, 2018
A scene from “On Chesil Beach.”
Steve Resch

Building a legacy for Steve Resch | Memorial golf tournament

After Steve Resch passed away from cancer at the age of 45,…

Steve Resch

OICMF Musicians-in-Residence: The Westerlies

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is bringing the fun and energetic brass…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Gospel Choir presents ‘Gospel Mass’

The community church invites you to come hear the Orcas Island Community…

  • Apr 8th, 2018

County seeks park host for Odlin on Lopez

San Juan County Parks is looking for a part-time seasonal camp host…

  • Apr 6th, 2018

San Juan Island Women’s Group presents: Planned Parenthood Informational

Meet Mount Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy, and Development Manager,…

  • Apr 6th, 2018

Request for proposals for Historical Preservation Funds

The San Juan County Council has discretionary funds, generated by recording fees…

  • Apr 5th, 2018

Spring cleaning in Moran State Park

Join Friends Of Moran State Park on Saturday, April 14, for some…

  • Apr 4th, 2018