Life

Contributed photo/Wolf Hollow
                                Crows in care at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation Center.

Crows are smart, in life and love

Through pain and hardship, a crow couple endured. British Columbian artist June…

  • Feb 9th, 2019
Contributed photo/Wolf Hollow
                                Crows in care at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation Center.
Diane Craig/staff photo
                                At left: Nicholas Rivera, Hazel McKenzie, Milana Schneider and Elijah Griffith at the spelling bee.

Local spelling bee was a resounding S.U.C.C.E.S.S

by Diane Craig Staff reporter The morning air may have been C.O.L.D…

  • Feb 8th, 2019
Diane Craig/staff photo
                                At left: Nicholas Rivera, Hazel McKenzie, Milana Schneider and Elijah Griffith at the spelling bee.

Animal acupressure demonstration at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

Submitted by Blue Island Animal Acupressure, LLC A demonstration of how animal…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Brittney Maruska of Orcas Museums | Event cancelled due to impending storm

The following event has been canceled. Brittney Maruska will speak at the…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Fearless love | Valentine’s Day profile of Tiffany Loney and Bruce Halabisky

When you spend more than a decade together aboard a small sailboat…

Contributed photo
                                Jennifer Barcelos..

Friends of the San Juans has new attorney

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Friends of the San Juans…

  • Feb 4th, 2019
Contributed photo
                                Jennifer Barcelos..

‘Living with Loss’ grief support group

Submitted by the Orcas Island Senior Center. Grief includes all the many…

  • Feb 3rd, 2019

Black History Month at the library

The Orcas Library will celebrate Black History Month during February with several…

  • Feb 3rd, 2019

Wenatchee Mariachi Band is back at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. The fastest growing Mariachi music program outside of…

  • Jan 31st, 2019

Longtime deputy Asher retires

He has seen islanders at the highest and lowest times of their…

  • Jan 30th, 2019

Orcas Lit Fest announces 2019 featured artists

ORCAS ISLAND LIT FEST ANNOUNCES 2019 FEATURED ARTISTS

  • Jan 27th, 2019

A night of ‘Triple Americana’

Submitted by Orcas Center Tune up your vocal chords, you’ll need ‘em!…

  • Jan 26th, 2019

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ | Review

You have to be brave to witness the inner life of the…

The fourth-grade class in 2007 reading under the tree.

When a school loves a maple

They call her the Grandmother Tree. For more than a century, island…

The fourth-grade class in 2007 reading under the tree.

‘Man-made’ exhibit opens at Orcas Center

This exhibit will feature the work of as many of the male…

  • Jan 25th, 2019

Orcas Christian School to go to Walla Walla University

The Orcas Christian School varsity basketball teams are headed to Walla Walla…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019

Cupid’s Closet seeks vendors

Calling all vendors for the annual Cupid’s Closet Flea Market to be…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019

Results from Roche Harbor Derby

The 16th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic kicked off on Thursday, Jan.…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                American camp.

What the federal shutdown means locally

The effects of federal agencies closed due to the partial government shutdown…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                American camp.
Contributed photo. Austin Lambright signs on with the Royals.

San Juan Island’s Lambright twins enter the world of pro baseball

The chances of becoming a professional baseball player on a major league…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019
Contributed photo. Austin Lambright signs on with the Royals.

Dan Weber to serenade the islands

Liven up a dark winter’s night with some award-winning songwriting and master…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Islanders in third annual Women’s March

Woman’s March

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Salish Sea Early Music Festival 2019 schedule

Submitted by event organizers. The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Islanders celebrate unity and equality

On Jan. 20, the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, islanders…

  • Jan 21st, 2019

EDC to offer free plumbing basics training at Friday Harbor High School

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer free training in…

  • Jan 18th, 2019

Time to sign up for the county fair

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair office. It’s that time of…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Perrine and McCune are back with ‘CIRCUS!’

Celebrating their triumphant return to the Orcas Center stage, Grace McCune and…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Taxman Cometh; be prepared

Tax service for low to moderate income taxpayers will be held at…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Kenneth Gibbs talks high-energy at ‘Meeting of the Minds’

Energy invisible to the human eye is falling to the planet’s surface…

Friedmann and Parker are musicians-in-residence

Submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Orcas Island Chamber Music…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

Relying on the kindness of strangers | ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Orcas Center

The first Orcas Center production of 2019 is all thanks to Kelly…

Annual salmon derby at American Legion

The American Legion Post 93 will hold its annual salmon derby on…

  • Jan 14th, 2019

Second annual A-OK garage sale coming in March

Submitted by Art for Orcas Kids. A-OK will be holding its second…

  • Jan 13th, 2019

Orcas resident Hannah Beemer wins baby derby

Hannah Arily Karine Beemer became the first baby of 2019 born on…

  • Jan 12th, 2019

Soroptimist ‘Women’s Emergency Fund’ now open to entire county

The following was submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor. To broaden…

  • Jan 12th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op to hold board of directors election

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Co-op. Co-op election season is almost…

  • Jan 10th, 2019

Chloe: a testament of love and endurance

Chloe looks up in adoration with her big hazel eyes and her…

  • Jan 10th, 2019
Carl Silvernail photo

Orcas is No. 33 on New York Times list ‘52 Places to Go in 2019’

Orcas Island is listed in the No. 33 position on the New…

  • Jan 9th, 2019
Carl Silvernail photo

Whale Museum workshops

The Whale Museum is hosting two special events in March: the “Gear…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

OICF offers fundraising workshop for nonprofits

Join the Orcas Island Community Foundation for an interactive and informative workshop…

  • Jan 8th, 2019