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First annual Orcas Island ‘Hops on the Rock’ beer festival

In celebration of “NovemBEER,” Orcas Island hosts a weekend of beer events…

  • Oct 26th, 2017

Shaw students win earthquake video contest | Video

Shaw Island School’s 6-8th-grade students won a statewide earthquake preparedness video contest…

  • Oct 26th, 2017

United Way SJC seeks computer donations

Does your organization or business have computers to donate? United Way San…

  • Oct 26th, 2017

Christian school’s sale a success

Submitted by the Orcas Christian School The Orcas Christian School conducts an…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Healing Arts Center’s biannual Healing Arts Fair

It’s nearly time for the Healing Arts Center’s biannual Healing Arts Fair,…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Oct. 25–31

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  • Oct 25th, 2017

New deputy Nawn arrives on Orcas

A little over a month ago, Rodney Nawn, his wife Natalie and…

Orcas Park and Rec looking for running coaches

Orcas Park and Rec is looking for coaches to join the Running…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Sons of American Legion donates shoes to 97 Orcas kids

Orcas Community Resource Center would like to extend its gratitude to the…

  • Oct 23rd, 2017

Orcas Island High School homecoming | Photos

Orcas Island High School celebrated homecoming during the week of Oct. 16-20…

  • Oct 23rd, 2017

‘Addams Family’ comes to Orcas

Beginning Oct. 26 Orcas Center will feature the award-winning show “The Addams…

  • Oct 22nd, 2017

Free ‘Boo-seum’ events at historical museum

Get Halloween gifts, take guided tours, watch scary movies, come in costume…

  • Oct 22nd, 2017

Orcas Loving Care expands services

Orcas Loving Care Adult Family Home has been serving the aging and…

  • Oct 22nd, 2017

James Elser to speak on ‘Phosphorus, Food and Our Future’

The element phosphorus is essential for the formation of our genes and…

  • Oct 21st, 2017

Kwiaht studies islands’ deer populations

Submitted by Kwiaht How many deer live on the islands? Are they…

  • Oct 21st, 2017

Benefit dinner for Gerry Baker

Gerry Baker needed surgery and, without insurance, racked up some incredible bills.…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Salmonberry School hosts fall festival

Salmonberry School is pleased to announce the return of its annual Fall…

  • Oct 19th, 2017

Senior center announces new Hearts and Hands director and more

New Hearts and Hands Position The Orcas Senior Center, the Orcas District…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Oct. 19–24

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  • Oct 18th, 2017

They’re creepy and kooky

Just in time for Halloween, Orcas audiences can enjoy the dark humor…

Experiential Learning at Salmonberry School

Salmonberry School believes that learning is most powerful when it is experienced…

  • Oct 16th, 2017

Auditions for ‘Billy Elliot’

Auditions for “Billy Elliot – The musical” will be held on Nov.…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Future service dog candidate Maggie arrives on Orcas | More fosters needed

Happiness is a warm puppy and the wonderful feeling of helping others.…

  • Oct 12th, 2017

Sign up for Positive Parent Night at Orcas Elementary

Join the Orcas Island Elementary staff and community members on Wednesday, Oct.…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Oct. 11 – 18

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  • Oct 11th, 2017

Interview with director Jean-Marc Vallée

The Orcas Island Film Festival hosted Emmy award-winning director Jean-Marc Vallée at…

Litch, Friel win short film award

Fifteen-year-old Tashi Litch and Bob Friel won the best short film award…

  • Oct 9th, 2017

Homecoming week is on the way

The Orcas Island Vikings will celebrate homecoming the third week October. All…

  • Oct 9th, 2017

Time to review your Medicare choices

The following was submitted by SHIBA. You may be spending too much…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Orcas Currents lecturer Barry Barish wins Nobel Prize

Caltech Professor Emeritus Barry Barish, who delivered an engaging Orcas Currents lecture…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

‘Stop the Bleed’ training at Orcas school

In response to the recent Las Vegas tragedy, Orcas Fire and Rescue…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

Orcas Christian School celebrates National School Lunch week

The following was submitted by the Orcas Christian School. From ratatouille to…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Poetry and visual art workshop with Shin Yu Pai

Orcas Island Library and Humanities Washington partner to bring author and visual…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

San Juan County and Orcas Montessori School awarded community development block grant

San Juan County and the Orcas Montessori School are pleased to announce…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Oct. 4 – 10

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  • Oct 4th, 2017

Three chances to see Miró Quartet next week

Think you don’t like classical music? You will have three very affordable…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Buy a book for the school library

Darvill’s Book Store in Eastsound has partnered with the Orcas Island Public…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017

SeaDoc Society and YMCA Camp Orkila present ‘Whale Entanglement’

Did you know that the International Whaling Commission estimate that every year…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017

Woman in the Woods Productions presents ‘Dragon Lady’

Dragon Lady is the inaugural event from Orcas Island’s Woman in the…

  • Oct 1st, 2017

More dogs from Hurricane Harvey come to Orcas

Residents of southeast Texas are still picking up the pieces from Hurricane…

  • Sep 29th, 2017