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Library closed on May 10

The Orcas Island Library will be closed for staff training all day…

  • May 8th, 2018

Salmonberry welcomes new Kindergarten teacher

The following was submitted by Salmonberry School. Salmonberry School has hired a…

  • May 8th, 2018

T.J. Liblik to perform at Carnegie Hall

Eighth-grade violist Thomas (T.J.) Liblik is headed to Carnegie Hall. The Orcas…

What’s new at the Orcas Senior Center

The following was submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. GiveOrcas Campaign The…

  • May 7th, 2018
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                                A participant from the 2016 Trashion Fashion show at the San Juan County fair displays her outfit.

‘Trashion Fashion Show’

Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange announced it will be holding its second “Trashion…

  • May 6th, 2018
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                                A participant from the 2016 Trashion Fashion show at the San Juan County fair displays her outfit.

Third annual New Old Time Chautauqua spring benefit

Submitted by The New Old Time Chautauqua The biggest, funniest and most…

  • May 6th, 2018

Garden club presents: ‘Right plant, right place’

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Emily Bishton, sustainable gardening educator, landscaper,…

  • May 5th, 2018

Kulpers to speak about trip to Kenya

Being asked to photograph a Kenyan orphanage was like a dream come…

  • May 4th, 2018

Orcas Center to hold community meeting

Orcas Center hopes you’ll join in the Community Conversation on Wednesday, May…

  • May 4th, 2018

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys at Grange

It is not often that Orcas Island residents get the opportunity to…

  • May 4th, 2018

Mother’s Day profile: Erin O’Dell

Erin O’Dell says it’s just more fun to be happy. As director…

Four-year-old wins fishing derby

Submitted by Orcas Adventures The winner of the Bill Yarlott Youth Fishing…

  • May 3rd, 2018

Fiddle group ‘The Fretless’ comes to Orcas Center

“The Fretless” is coming live to Orcas Center on Thursday, May 10…

  • May 2nd, 2018

‘GiveOrcas.org’ campaign is up and running

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. The Orcas Island Community Foundation’s…

  • May 2nd, 2018

Orcas Choral Society celebrates 40 years

It was a dark December night in 1977 when a group of…

Orkila celebrates mentor relationships with all-islands event

by Trillium Swanson Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator at The Funhouse Commons Mentors…

  • Apr 30th, 2018

Kaskurs wins Gonzaga award second year in a row

Anthony Kaskurs, Orcas High School Class of 2016, was named this year’s…

  • Apr 28th, 2018

Report ranks San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

If Washingtonians want to be healthier, they’ll move to the San Juan…

An orca out of water

It’s hard to miss the 30-foot orca that has landed on the…

Help the whales, help the humans

Jackie Hildering is passionate about whales, and she wants to educate everyone…

Orcas Christian School ‘test drive’

All are invited to the Orcas Christian School’s test drive day on…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

A novel situation for OISD | Guest column

by Thomas Baldwin Orcas Island Orcas Island School District finds itself in…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Orcas Rising show April 28

Orcas Center presents “Orcas Rising” a wonderful evening of talented island musicians…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Storyteller at women’s luncheon

Come explore the power of laughter, and of finding and sharing our…

  • Apr 24th, 2018

SeaDoc Society kids’ book launch Wednesday

Submitted by SeaDoc Society SeaDoc Society’s Science Director Joe Gaydos co-authored a…

  • Apr 24th, 2018

Get inspired at upcoming Luke Wallace concert

Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace are partnering with…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018

Kwiaht’s Barsh to speak on San Juans’ marine food web

Kwiáht Director Russel Barsh will deliver an Orcas Currents lecture on “The…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018

OICMF presents ‘Music 101’ at The Funhouse

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. What’s…

  • Apr 22nd, 2018

Thirteenth annual play fest is on the horizon

The 13th Annual Play Fest opens Friday, May 4 on The Grange…

  • Apr 22nd, 2018

Annual student art show: eagerly anticipated and always inspiring

The following was submitted by A-OK. High on the list of beloved…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

Spring healing arts fair is on the way

The Healing Arts Center is celebrating 30 years of being a nonprofit…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

SeaDoc Society announces photography contest

The SeaDoc Society is excited to announce the launch of its first…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Granny’s Attic, exercise classes and more at senior center

This year’s Granny’s Attic Sale at the Orcas Senior Center is on…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Don’t touch the seals

Submitted by The Whale Museum As residents prepare for the busy season…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Annual fishing derby, April 28

Submitted by Bill Yarlott Youth Fishing Derby organizers A child catching his…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

Christian school students learn to be adults

by Stacey Kemmerer Special to the Sounder Students in Stacey Kemmerer’s class…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

Barking lot sale at shelter

Submitted by Sabina Tillman Would you like to get something nice for…

  • Apr 17th, 2018

‘Loss and Found’ screening for APS

Every year, 1.2 million dogs in shelters are euthanized. Not just because…

‘Luisa Miller’ and ‘Hamlet’ at Orcas Center

The Met Live in HD: “Luisa Miller” Streaming live on April 22…

  • Apr 15th, 2018
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Learn about wild harvested teas

Enjoying herbal teas can be much more than a form of nourishment…

  • Apr 14th, 2018
Kristy Bredin