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Readers Theater performance at Grange

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will kick off its summer Readers…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Orcas’ first Pride a success | Photos

Hundreds of islanders and visitors gathered on Sunday, June 23 in the…

OASIS graduates nine students

by Jessica Stahl Sounder contributor A group of parents working in partnership…

  • Jun 26th, 2019

Mattew Laslo to present magic show at Sea View

Experience the magic of magician Matthew Laslo when he brings a little…

  • Jun 26th, 2019

Tow Away Zone to perform Music in the Park

Carl Burger, Marj Franke and Tish Knapp – members of the group…

  • Jun 26th, 2019
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                                Lance Evans wearing one of the shirts and showing the back design.

Chamber to sell t-shirts for funding fireworks show

The Eastsound fireworks show, put on by the Orcas Island Chamber of…

  • Jun 25th, 2019
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                                Lance Evans wearing one of the shirts and showing the back design.

Lewis to open Brown Bag concerts

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish and the Music Committee will present organist and choir…

  • Jun 25th, 2019

Abbey Road LIVE! Celebrate the Fab Four’s Finest at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. As Woodstock became the defining moment of the…

  • Jun 25th, 2019

Funhouse to host annual 5K race

Runners and walkers are invited to come out for the 8th Annual…

  • Jun 25th, 2019

Bruce Pavitt to host dance-a-thon to benefit OPAL

Get your dancing feet ready for an eight-hour journey through musical history.…

Orcas Elementary celebrates its volunteers

Submitted by elementary school principal Lorena Stankevich. Orcas Island Elementary School spent…

  • Jun 23rd, 2019
Florian Graner photo

Ocean Night at Sea View: ‘Beneath the Salish Sea’ screening

Head out to the Sea View Theatre for an underwater odyssey through…

  • Jun 22nd, 2019
Florian Graner photo

Roar VBS: Life is wild, God is good

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Church. A summer kids’ event called Roar…

  • Jun 22nd, 2019

Senior center updates

Doe Bay Open Mic donates $250 The Orcas Senior Center thanks Doe…

  • Jun 22nd, 2019

Sew4ZeroWaste club is starting

Asifa Pasin is starting a “Sew4ZeroWaste” club. Its first meeting is on…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

Orcas Garden Tour 2019

Each garden begins life as a vision in the mind of its…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

Seaweed Hike and Harvest

The Orcas Food Co-op is offering a “Seaweed Hike and Harvest” on…

  • Jun 20th, 2019

Annual Mayoral race goes to the dogs

Submitted by Orcas Island Children’s House. Eastsound’s annual mayoral race is in…

  • Jun 19th, 2019

Kenyan School Project hosts Harambee party

Submitted by Liz Scranton. HARAMBEE. on Saturday, June 22 the Kenyan School…

  • Jun 19th, 2019

Local high school senior finds global community in fight for a zero emissions future

By Laura Kussman Sounder contributor Sol Mehl Zobrist is unable to deny…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

20th annual Orca Sing

Submitted by The Whale Museum. The 20th annual Orca Sing will take…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Alan Coe graduates from WSU

Alan Ruston Coe has graduated cum laude from Washington State University in…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Community Church to host public lecture on Dietrich Bonhoeffer

On Saturday, June 22, at 4 p.m., Orcas Island Community Church will…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Solstice parade celebrates 21 years

Everyone is invited to celebrate the 21st Annual Summer Solstice Parade on…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Get $30-$60 a month off your OPALCO and Rock Island bills

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. OPALCO offers monthly bill credits…

  • Jun 16th, 2019

Pride comes to Orcas Island

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor Calling all Orcas Island allies. Time to…

  • Jun 15th, 2019

Class of 2019 graduates from Orcas High School

Teachers and speakers at the Orcas High School graduation ceremony had one…

Increasing access to locally grown food

Submitted by San Juan County. San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Jun 15th, 2019

‘Take a Whale to Dinner’ musical event

All are invited to the “Take a Whale to Dinner” fundraiser at…

  • Jun 14th, 2019

Sing your heart out during quarterly choir gatherings

If you haven’t experienced the magic of joining others in celebration of…

Father’s Day profile: Andrew Stephens

Everyone in Andrew Stephens’ family agrees on one important fact: he is…

News from Orcas Center

Painting party Thanks to an Orcas Island Community Foundation grant, Orcas Center…

  • Jun 12th, 2019

WSF might close Olympic-class sundecks on all routes this summer

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor Washington State Ferries, under direction from the…

  • Jun 11th, 2019

One World show at Orcas Center

“What a show we have planned for this year!” said Orcas musician…

  • Jun 10th, 2019

New exhibit at Orcas Island Historical Museum

Cedar has been a “tree of life,” providing material for many uses.…

  • Jun 10th, 2019

Moses to speak at Odd Fellows

The Red Cedar Circle will be hosting Johnny Moses at a gathering…

  • Jun 9th, 2019

‘Struggling and Dying Under Trumpcare: How We Can Fix This Fiasco’ book released

John Geyman, M.D., announces the publication of “Struggling and Dying Under Trumpcare:…

  • Jun 8th, 2019

Brodie Miller graduates Middlebury College

Orcas Islander Brodie Miller has just graduated Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont,…

  • Jun 8th, 2019

Interested in researching your family tree?

The Orcas Island Genealogy Club will meet for the regular meeting on…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

Islander heals through walking

In usual Lopez fashion, drivers wave as they pass 71-year-old Ted Therriault…

  • Jun 7th, 2019