Life

Wooded foresty workshop on San Juan

With an alarming increase in the number of dead trees throughout the…

  • Aug 6th, 2018

‘3 % Thursday’ to benefit Farm to Cafeteria

Two years ago, the Orcas Food Co-op launched a Community Shopping Day…

  • Aug 5th, 2018

Organ concert with Marianne Lewis

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish and the Music Committee will present its organist and…

  • Aug 5th, 2018

Art quilts by Sheila Gaquin and community art show

The work of quilt-maker Sheila Gaquin, pictured here, will be on display…

  • Aug 4th, 2018

Take the 2018 fairgrounds master plan survey

The San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan, last updated in 2012, provides…

  • Aug 3rd, 2018

‘How to hire a caregiver on Orcas Island’

Dennis King, Lahari’s Executive Director, will be presenting a workshop on how…

  • Aug 2nd, 2018
“Girl with Orbs,” by Rainey Rierden.

Rainey Rierden accepted into Anacortes Arts Festival

The acrylic work of young Orcas Island artist Rainey Rierden has been…

  • Aug 1st, 2018
“Girl with Orbs,” by Rainey Rierden.

Calling all tree-loving, bunny-hugging, dirt worshipers

It’s award season here in the San Juans! The Oscars have nothing…

  • Aug 1st, 2018

Orcas Center hosts second community conversation event

Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, the Orcas Center has been…

Orcas’ newest deputy comes from Lopez

Sam Fowler is a sixth-generation Lopezian and Orcas Island’s newest sheriff’s deputy.…

Contributed photo/WSDOT
                                The Suquamish was christened on Jan. 4.

New Washington State Ferries vessel Suquamish joins fleet this fall

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. A new vessel has joined the state…

  • Jul 30th, 2018
Contributed photo/WSDOT
                                The Suquamish was christened on Jan. 4.

Coffelt Farm Stewards hire new executive director

Kate Mikulak (pictured here) has joined the Coffelt Farm Stewards as executive…

  • Jul 30th, 2018

Orcas Chamber Music Festival enters its 21st year

Aloysia Friedmann has just sent out a 19-page rehearsal schedule for the…

Talk on farmed salmon virus

This past March, Washington state successfully passed a law phasing out open-water…

  • Jul 29th, 2018
Contributed photo/Friends of the San Juans
                                Michel Vekved.

New director of philanthropy at Friends of the San Juans

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Michel Vekved will join Friends…

  • Jul 28th, 2018
Contributed photo/Friends of the San Juans
                                Michel Vekved.

Local couple’s nephew part of ‘Icarus Cup’ competition

Alec Proudfoot, the nephew of Karen and Clay Parsons who live in…

  • Jul 28th, 2018

Orcatrazz Swing Band in concert

The Brown Bag Concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present the Orcatrazz…

  • Jul 28th, 2018

‘Mom’s Gift’ readers’ theater performance

Looking for a fun evening with friends, family, and possibly those summer…

  • Jul 27th, 2018

Are you new to Medicare?

Are you turning 65 soon? Have you been on Social Security Disability…

  • Jul 27th, 2018

New blog shares stories of the San Juan Islands

Now visitors can see island life from the local point of view…

  • Jul 27th, 2018

The season of biking safety

Every summer, island drivers are obliged to share the road with thousands…

Reflections on mentoring | Guest column

by Trillium Swanson Funhouse Commons Mentor Program Coordinator Mentoring changes the lives…

  • Jul 26th, 2018

OISD welcomes new athletic director

Orcas Island School District has hired Ryan Wilson as the new physical…

  • Jul 25th, 2018

Cider and Mead Festival set for Saturday, July 28

Cider and mead sippin’ time is here! For the eighth year in…

  • Jul 23rd, 2018

Boater Education Card class on Orcas

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands Detachment and the San…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018

Community church celebrates 50 years

The following was submitted by Orcas Island Community Church. You’re invited to…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018

San Juan County employee saves capsized Orkila teens

It was almost impossible to see a waving paddle and a capsized…

San Juan County HomeShare program seeking pilot program participants

Local housing advocates are moving forward with a proposed San Juan County…

  • Jul 21st, 2018

Carl Burger and Tow-Away Zone to perform

Performing at the Brown Bag Concert at noon in Emmanuel Episcopal Parish…

  • Jul 20th, 2018

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