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                                Tina Whitman and Jess Newley on Shaw Island.

Restoring forage fish habitat

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. During the recent daytime low…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019
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                                Tina Whitman and Jess Newley on Shaw Island.

Author Jack Nisbet visits Orcas Library

Author Jack Nisbet will be at the library Oct. 4 at 6…

  • Oct 2nd, 2019
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                                At left: Paul Rucker.

An evening with Paul Rucker | Guest column

by Jay Kimball Special to the Sounder Tickets to the Sept. 28…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
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                                At left: Paul Rucker.

Pioneer Club starts Oct. 7

A weekly kids’ program called Pioneer Clubs®️ will be hosted at the…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

What’s new at the Orcas Senior Center

Tax help with Jim Keyes Orcas Senior Center welcomes volunteer CPA Jim…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Master Gardeners hosts annual workshop

Submitted by the San Juan County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners is pleased…

  • Sep 30th, 2019

An unsung tale of inspiration

When a window frame in the garden shed at Orcas Elementary broke,…

  • Sep 29th, 2019
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                                Louis Landon.

Renowned pianist comes to Rosario Resort

Submitted by Christopher Peacock. Louis Landon, composer, Steinway artist and pianist for…

  • Sep 29th, 2019
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                                Louis Landon.

Healthcare town hall

Submitted by the Orcas Island Health Care District. The Orcas Island Health…

  • Sep 28th, 2019

OPALCO stands with whales and supports Hydro System

Submitted by the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. At the September board…

  • Sep 28th, 2019

Join Sea Doc for Ocean Nights at Sea View Theater

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, head out to the Sea View Theatre for…

  • Sep 27th, 2019

Sliding into Mountain Lake on the fruits of their labor

Nine new boat builders launched their hand-built creations into Moran State Park’s…

  • Sep 27th, 2019

Orcas Island Film Fest: a five-day cinematic experience

Now in its sixth year, the Orcas Island Film Festival continues to…

“Global Migration” with Dr. James Loucky

The Orcas Public Library presents “Global Migration” with Dr. James Loucky Saturday,…

  • Sep 25th, 2019

Global youth climate strike on Orcas

“Shining Our Light On Mother Earth,” a rally in support of the…

  • Sep 25th, 2019
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A celebration of youth talent in “Whale of a Show”

Submitted by Orcas Center. Just before 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 4-5, there…

  • Sep 25th, 2019
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Help shape the future of the Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club is issuing a special invitation to the community for its…

  • Sep 24th, 2019

Tour local farms this fall

Tour local farms September through October

  • Sep 24th, 2019

Washington State Book Award Finalist Kristin Jarvis at Orcas Library

Submitted by the Orcas Public Library. Kristin Jarvis Adams, a Washington State…

  • Sep 24th, 2019
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Joe Gaydos honored at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Friday Harbor Film Festival has announced it will be honoring Joe Gaydos…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019
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Eating invasive species

Submitted by Kwiaht. Once more, creative cooks are preparing a smorgasbord of…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019
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Orcas Recycling new rates

Submitted by Orcas Recycling Services. Due to continuing turmoil and skyrocketing prices…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019

Garden poetry contest open now

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission Friday Harbor will soon be…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019
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                                Back row, left to right, Island Market staff Laurel Ashby, Angie Arreguin, Jason Linnes and Jacob Linnes with students from Orcas Island Elementary School.

Island Market holds school supply drive

Island Market presented the Orcas Island School District with a check for…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019
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                                Back row, left to right, Island Market staff Laurel Ashby, Angie Arreguin, Jason Linnes and Jacob Linnes with students from Orcas Island Elementary School.

Register to vote

Submitted by YMCA Camp Orkila. This just in from YMCA Camp Orkila.…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019

Join the circus with aerial acrobatics class

Come join the circus! Registration is now open for Island Aerial Acrobatics…

  • Sep 22nd, 2019

Safe driving course for seniors

The Orcas Senior Center will offer an AARP Safe Driving Course on…

  • Sep 21st, 2019

Enjoy a bite at the “Bite of San Juans”

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild. The San Juan Islands…

  • Sep 19th, 2019
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Alice DiMicele at the Grange

Oregon based Alice DiMicele is bringing her groove folk and acoustic soul…

  • Sep 18th, 2019
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Dianna Bartlett/Contributed photo.

Community support for hospice care ensures quality of life at the end of life

Submitted by the Hospice of the Northwest Foundation The Hospice of the…

  • Sep 17th, 2019
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Funhouse College Week

Funhouse Commons and Orcas Island High School are teaming up for another…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Free concert in memory of jazz great Willie Thomas

Submitted by Wendy Thomas. A free concert in memory of jazzman Willie…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Sail Orcas to host ‘Dance Dollars for Docks’

Submitted by Orcas Island Yacht Club The Orcas Island Yacht Club is…

  • Sep 16th, 2019
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Ikebana Show at Orcas Library

The Saga Goryu School of Ikebana will present their annual flower show…

  • Sep 14th, 2019
Sunflowers with Hawthorne/Contributed photo.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free

Submitted by Washington State Parks. In honor of National Public Lands Day,…

  • Sep 14th, 2019
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                                Volunteers Charlotte Sumerall, Che Blaine, Dave Caster, Dave Roseberry, David Turnoy, Didier Gincig, Eric Morris, George Post, John Fleisher, John Olson, John Sumerall, Joe Murphy, Kathryn Kier, Michael Riordan, Mike O’Connell, Roly Sauer, Steve Sabine, Susan Oseth and Tom McDonough.

Moran Hatchery volunteers named ‘Outstanding Volunteer Group’

The Moran Creek Kokanee Hatchery on Orcas Island has been selected as…

  • Sep 13th, 2019
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                                Volunteers Charlotte Sumerall, Che Blaine, Dave Caster, Dave Roseberry, David Turnoy, Didier Gincig, Eric Morris, George Post, John Fleisher, John Olson, John Sumerall, Joe Murphy, Kathryn Kier, Michael Riordan, Mike O’Connell, Roly Sauer, Steve Sabine, Susan Oseth and Tom McDonough.
Armani Rose Armas/Contributed photo.

Armani Rose Armas | Baby announcement

Armani Rose Armas was born Aug. 29 to Andrew and Yesenia Armas…

  • Sep 13th, 2019
Armani Rose Armas/Contributed photo.

Be a part of the magic happening at Orcas Center

In need of a little artistic expression? Then Orcas Center is your…

‘For Love of Orcas’ reading, gallery walk

“For Love of Orcas” reading and gallery walk

  • Sep 11th, 2019

Learn about the Kiwanis Club

Want to know what the Kiwanis Club is all about? On Saturday,…

  • Sep 11th, 2019