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Dogs find homes after story in Islands’ Sounder | One still available

Two animals highlighted in the July 31 Sounder story “Dogs rescued from…

Nashville duo to perform

Internationally touring Nashville singer-songwriters Mare Wakefield and Nomad (www.marewakefield) will be performing…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Orcas Storyfest 2019

It’s Orcas StoryFest time again! Since 2005, Eth-Noh-Tec has produced the Orcas…

  • Aug 16th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Island Yacht Club. Shaw Classic racers

49th Shaw Island Classic race results

49th Shaw Island Classic Race Results

  • Aug 15th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Island Yacht Club. Shaw Classic racers

Geoff Kaufman concert at the Orcas Grange

Connecticut-based folksinger Geoff Kaufman is coming to Orcas once again to perform…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

‘Waterline’ – Split, twisted and bound

Submitted by San Juan Island Museum of Art. San Juan Island Museum…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Turtleback Brass and friends in concert

Two local brass ensembles, the Turtleback Brass and the Salish Brass, are…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

You’re invited back to school

The Orcas Island Historical Museums is inviting the community to Crow Valley…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Community foundation to match IOSA donations during fair week

Submitted by the Islands’ Oil Spill Association. The San Juan Island Community…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Fair foods and furry friends don’t mix

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

  • Aug 12th, 2019

Local child helps senior citizens with technology

For the past three years, Evan Kulper, almost 14, has been holding…

  • Aug 12th, 2019
The Changing Times publisher and designer Corbin LaMont with Issue 13: Orcas Island, Washington

Newspaper publisher designs an issue about Orcas Island, hosts release parties this week

For Corbin LaMont, place is a muse. Founder, co-editor, designer and publisher…

  • Aug 11th, 2019
The Changing Times publisher and designer Corbin LaMont with Issue 13: Orcas Island, Washington

Colleen James releases first book of poetry

Long-time Lopez resident Colleen James has released a book of poetry. James…

  • Aug 10th, 2019

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