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Mobile dental van comes to the islands

Submitted by The Arcora Foundation-SmileMobile. The SmileMobile, a three-chair mobile dental van…

  • Apr 8th, 2019
Left to right: Hilary Canty, executive director of OICF, Julie Brunner, OPAL housing manager and Jamie Cier, branch manager at Washington Federal Bank and member of the Island Loan Fund committee.

Community Foundation invests in Island Loan Fund to foster more access to housing

Submitted by OPAL. The Island Loan Fund, a new program created by…

  • Apr 7th, 2019
Left to right: Hilary Canty, executive director of OICF, Julie Brunner, OPAL housing manager and Jamie Cier, branch manager at Washington Federal Bank and member of the Island Loan Fund committee.

Girl Scouts donate cookies to Orcas Food Bank

Submitted by Orcas Island Food Bank On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, Jeannie…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

‘Physical Calligraphy’ spring dance concert

by Laura Kussman Orcas Center Island Inspiration All-Stars: the name alone is…

  • Apr 5th, 2019

Orcas Island Children’s House welcomes new Executive Director, Ady Kenady Walker

Submitted by the Orcas Island Children’s House Board of Directors. With great…

  • Apr 5th, 2019

“The Older the Vine, the Sweeter the Wine”

Seniors Have Talent, a fun-filled event at the Orcas Senior Center will…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Empowerment with a beat

Iris Pavitt is rocking it! The 2011 graduate of Orcas Island High…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Orcas Senior Center events

Life Line Health Screenings Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Orcas students transform into guitar gurus

A group of Orcas Island High School students has a new appreciation…

Spelling bee success

Three island kids proved victorious at the 10th annual island Regional Spelling…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

The license plate for stewardship passes state congress

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. The special license plate…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Co-op’s Community Hero Program supports history and preservation

Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program supports the Orcas Island Historical Museums…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Movement as Medicine: Healing Sexual Assault Through Yoga

In honor of sexual assault awareness month, SAFE San Juans will be…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Youth art show

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. Join us on April 13 from 5-7…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Kids Variety Show seeks performers

Kids from ages 5 to 18 are invited to participate in the…

  • Mar 30th, 2019
Cory Harrington and Tuffy.

Orcas Fire saves choking dog

Firefighters do more than rescue a cat stuck in a tree. They…

Cory Harrington and Tuffy.
Jefferson Freeman.

Jefferson Freeman to compete in National Geographic GeoBee

Seventh-grader Jefferson Freeman of Orcas Island School District is participating in the…

  • Mar 29th, 2019
Jefferson Freeman.

Disaster preparedness meeting coming up

The next Be Ready Orcas - Community Disaster Preparedness Meeting is Wednesday,…

  • Mar 29th, 2019
Alexa Nigretto

Nigretto wins Bellingham ‘Great Teaching’ award

Alexa Nigretto’s love of children all began on Orcas. Nigretto, an Orcas…

Alexa Nigretto

Two construction classes held on Orcas and San Juan Islands

It is that time of year for building and remodeling projects. The…

  • Mar 28th, 2019
Brittany Haruska

Where memories have a home | A look at the historical museums

Orcas Island waterfront property was once cheap. Why? Because no one wanted…

  • Mar 28th, 2019
Brittany Haruska

Coffelt Farm Stewards releases statement about animals

Submitted by the Coffelt Farm Stewards As we are winding down here…

  • Mar 27th, 2019
Panelists from 2018.

Orcas Lit Fest is back for second annual three-day event

For three days in early April, dozens of writers will gather together…

Panelists from 2018.

Hansen graduates from Western Washington University

Mikaela Suzanne Hansen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human services…

  • Mar 27th, 2019
Contributed photo: 2018 OPALCO Delegates at the College of Idaho. Left to Right; Arlo Harold, Aida Must, Zach Fincher, Natalie Meenan, Henry Miller

OPALCO Scholarships available to high school students

Submitted by OPALCO. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth…

  • Mar 26th, 2019
Contributed photo: 2018 OPALCO Delegates at the College of Idaho. Left to Right; Arlo Harold, Aida Must, Zach Fincher, Natalie Meenan, Henry Miller
Contributed photo.

Families needed to host exchange students

Submitted by Washington 4-H. Experience the cultural richness of the world at…

  • Mar 24th, 2019
Contributed photo.
Contributed photo.

OPALCO members invited to annual meeting

Annual OPALCO meeting schedule

  • Mar 23rd, 2019
Contributed photo.

The Story Behind Mist-chi-mas

Submitted by the Orcas Island Historical Museum The Orcas Island Historical Museum…

  • Mar 22nd, 2019
Steve Resch

Resch Memorial Golf tournament

The third annual Steve Resch Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held…

  • Mar 22nd, 2019
Steve Resch

“Estate Mount Washington” book signing

One of America’s oldest fully restored sugar and rum plantations is the…

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Reptile zoo at Camp Orkila

Ecologist Christian Oldham has long seen the benefits of using live animals…

Disability Advisory Committee seeks new member

Submitted by San Juan County. Are you looking for a way to…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Disaster preparedness for small businesses

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The San Juan…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Orcas Senior Center news

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center The Orcas Senior Center has several…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Welcome to Medicare

Turning 65? Been on Social Security Disability for 2 years? Then you…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Orcas Island Lit Fest day passes on sale now

Day pass tickets go on sale today for the 2nd annual Orcas…

  • Mar 19th, 2019

Call for photographers

More and more photos are being viewed on computers and smartphones than…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

James Reid Band in First-Time-on-Orcas Performance for Recovery In Community

The multifaceted James Reid Band, featuring Orcas Island’s own singer/songwriter James Connell…

  • Mar 17th, 2019

Elementary students publish book

by Jennifer Johnston Orcas Island Elementary School My third- and fourth-graders at…

  • Mar 16th, 2019

Food Bank Bits and Bites!

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Bank. We thought it would be…

  • Mar 16th, 2019