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Come sing rock classics and hits with bands at the county fair

Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

Janet Marlow Appointed New Commissioner for Orcas Fire

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners welcomes Janet Marlow…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

PlayFest is on the way

PlayFest 2019 will be performed in October 2019. This is a change…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

Seattle Jazz greats at Orcas Island Jazz Festival

Tickets are on sale now at www.OrcasCenter.org for the Orcas Island Jazz…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

Three Ways to Support Three Programs for Island Kids at the Orcas Island Food Co-op

The Orcas Food Co-op Community Hero Program selects organizations each month based…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

An ecosystem out of balance | Dogs help study whales by searching out their scat in the sea

The massive gray back of the humpback glistened under the afternoon sun…

  • Aug 7th, 2019

Summer outdoor film series shows Apollo 11

The Orcas Island Film Festival continues its Outdoor Summer Series and invites…

  • Aug 7th, 2019

A fin for thanks to the 569 deepwater divers

The U.S. Army 569th Deep Divers were presented with the first annual…

  • Aug 6th, 2019

Perfect summer weekend for annual fly-in

Aviation fans from near and far perused aircraft on display during the…

  • Aug 5th, 2019
FHHS Aerospace Team photo, left to right; Brandon Payne, Julian Brown, Dan Garner (Teacher), Evan Foley, Joely Loucks, Hank Erickson, Lucy Urbach, Sander Van Hamersfeld, Emmett Carrier, Jaden Jones, Darcy Ayers, Arlo Harold, Emma Mughal. Contributed photo/San Juan Island School District.

Friday Harbor students win world championship

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District. Over the last weekend…

  • Aug 5th, 2019
FHHS Aerospace Team photo, left to right; Brandon Payne, Julian Brown, Dan Garner (Teacher), Evan Foley, Joely Loucks, Hank Erickson, Lucy Urbach, Sander Van Hamersfeld, Emmett Carrier, Jaden Jones, Darcy Ayers, Arlo Harold, Emma Mughal. Contributed photo/San Juan Island School District.

Orcas Island Jazz Festival and Student Workshop Labor Day Weekend

Martin Lund’s fifth annual Orcas Island Jazz Festival will light up Orcas…

  • Aug 3rd, 2019

Irthlingz in concert

The Music Committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Church welcome Sharon Abreu and Michael…

  • Aug 2nd, 2019

The intellect of the blackfish

Dolphins and whales are highly intelligent beings. Lori Marino believes they don’t…

San Juan County Fair Food Preservation announces Ace Award

Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair. It’s almost time for…

  • Aug 1st, 2019

Local youth achievements

Submitted by Lopez Island Prevention Coalition. Over the past 10 years, three…

  • Aug 1st, 2019
OPALCO crew work to strengthen islands power grid/ Contributed photo/Opalco.

OPALCO works to strengthen island power grid

Submitted by OPALCO. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s local line crew is…

  • Aug 1st, 2019
OPALCO crew work to strengthen islands power grid/ Contributed photo/Opalco.

Aging on Orcas: A stone soup approach

by Tom Eversole Orcas Senior Center The key to aging in place…

  • Jul 31st, 2019

Audition notice for ‘Chicago’

Robert Hall will direct the Tony Award-winning production of “Chicago” in the…

  • Jul 31st, 2019
Pespi (top) and Jacky (lower right).

Dogs rescued from Asia in need of forever homes

For Tracy Harachi, a desire to help elephants in Asia led to…

Pespi (top) and Jacky (lower right).

Orcatrazz Swing Band to perform at Emmanuel

Come swing with Band leader Ken Speck and the Orcatrazz Swing Band…

  • Jul 31st, 2019

San Juan County Fair entertainment is lined up

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. The San Juan County Fair…

  • Jul 31st, 2019

Classic car show this weekend

During the Orcas Fly-In this weekend, also check out the OrcasRoad Classics…

  • Jul 30th, 2019

Southern border trek: a father and son hike along the US-Mexico border

Submitted by Eleanor Hoague. Do you want to know what’s really happening…

  • Jul 30th, 2019

Airhawks Flight Club has upped its flight game

On a crystal-clear July Sunday afternoon, the future of pilot training on…

  • Jul 29th, 2019

Deer Harbor has a new ride share bench

by Howard Barbour Special to the Sounder Deer Harbor now has a…

  • Jul 29th, 2019

Annual Orcas Fly-In is Aug. 2, 3 and 4

Looking for something to do in early August? Come out to the…

  • Jul 27th, 2019

Membership drive at Orcas Senior Center through Aug. 31

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. What do celebrating birthdays with family,…

  • Jul 27th, 2019

Seaweed Excursion – back by popular demand!

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. Join the Orcas Food Co-op for…

  • Jul 27th, 2019

Orcas Center: The Island’s Thriving “Third Place”

Submitted by Orcas Center. As you think of how you spend your…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Your book stack running low? Check out the Orcas Library Fair

Submitted by Friends of the Orcas Island Public Library. Be a part…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Doe Bay Fest tickets for locals

Doe Bay Fest 12 is happening! Discounted tickets are held aside for…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

A musical ferry trip

The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island…

  • Jul 25th, 2019
One of the studios on the tour.

August art exhibit at Orcas Center

The art of the 32 island artists who are participating in this…

  • Jul 25th, 2019
One of the studios on the tour.
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                                Andrew van Leeuwen photo
                                Architect Gordon Walker’s career spanned 40 years.

Architect Walker releases book on his career

Gordon Walker will present a book signing at Darvill’s on Thursday, Aug.…

  • Jul 24th, 2019
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                                Andrew van Leeuwen photo
                                Architect Gordon Walker’s career spanned 40 years.

Brown Bag Concert presents the Tow Away Zone

The Music Committee will present the Tow Away Zone with Carl Berger,…

  • Jul 24th, 2019

Calling all artists and art lovers

“Heart of Orcas,” a celebration of art, music, good food and wine,…

  • Jul 24th, 2019

Orcas Grange representatives go to convention

Submitted by Linda Peth. The Orcas Island Grange was represented by grange…

  • Jul 24th, 2019

Kevin Taylor sentenced to 20 years

WARNING: The following story contains graphic details. Kevin Patrick Taylor, 56, was…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019

Stay Hydrated to Stay Healthy workshop

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. Join Regina Zwilling at the Odd…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019

Washington Invasive Species Council art competition

The Washington Invasive Species Council invites artists of all ages to participate…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019