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Economic Forecast luncheon to cover ‘Cross-Borders, Cross-Industries’

Join the conversation on “San Juan County – Cross-Borders, Cross-Industries” at the…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

Orcas Senior Center events

‘An Acre Shy of Eternity’ Local writer, photographer and educator Bob Dash…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

23d Annual Bill Yarlott Youth Fishing Derby

The 23d Annual Bill Yarlott Youth Fishing Derby is on April 27.…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

Volunteers needed for San Juan County Fair photography department

The San Juan County Fair is asking for help on Tuesday, Aug.…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

Dine, drink and dance at Orcas Montessori’s Brazilian CARNIVALE

Join Orcas Montessori for an evening of fun and festivities at CARNIVALE,…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

Easter egg hunts on Orcas

The Orcas Island Lions Club presents its annual Easter egg hunt on…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Island Sinfonia to perform at Orcas Center

Island Sinfonia will present its annual spring concert at Orcas Center at…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Turning beach trash into art

There’s a real possibility that no one on Orcas Island knows beach…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Orcas Senior Center happenings

Tai chi chuan The Orcas Senior Center will offer tai chi chuan…

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Healing Arts Center spring fair

Island Sinfonia will present its annual spring concert at Orcas Center at…

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Disaster Prep meeting: water

by Meredith M. Griffith Sounder contributor If disaster strikes Orcas Island, how…

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Sanjaya Malakar to open for pianist Scott Cossu at Orcas Center

by Laura Kussman Orcas Center Our friend, dancing partner, Orcas Idol and…

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Baroque Winds

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Baroque Winds with recorder player…

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Kids variety to feature island favorites

The Orcas kids variety show will be held on Saturday, April 20…

  • Apr 16th, 2019

Farm to Classroom program seeking new greenhouse

by Colleen Stewart F2C gardener and coordinator Farm to Classroom is seeking…

  • Apr 15th, 2019

Mini film festival, April 26-28

Submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival. The Orcas Island Film Festival…

  • Apr 14th, 2019

$10,000 awarded for local food projects

by Susannah Weaver Orcas Food Co-op Orcas Food Co-op and the San…

  • Apr 12th, 2019

Orcas boy serves as page in Olympia

Ricky Hughes, a student at Spring Street International School, served as a…

  • Apr 12th, 2019

Safe on the Rocks 5K race

Submitted by SAFE San Juans. Join SAFE San Juans on April 6…

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Heritage Scionwood Exchange and Grafting Workshop

Interested in island heritage fruit? Orcas Island Historical Museums and Kwiaht are…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Something for all at first annual Orcas Island Earth Day Festival

by Corbin LaMont Sounder contributor “I’m all about inclusivity,” says Asifa Pasin,…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

40th annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Submitted by the Orcas Middle School Associated Student Body The Orcas Island…

  • Apr 9th, 2019

Landsman wins Amazon scholarship

Orcas High School student Parker Landsman is the recipient of a major…

  • Apr 8th, 2019

Mobile dental van comes to the islands

Submitted by The Arcora Foundation-SmileMobile. The SmileMobile, a three-chair mobile dental van…

  • Apr 8th, 2019
Left to right: Hilary Canty, executive director of OICF, Julie Brunner, OPAL housing manager and Jamie Cier, branch manager at Washington Federal Bank and member of the Island Loan Fund committee.

Community Foundation invests in Island Loan Fund to foster more access to housing

Submitted by OPAL. The Island Loan Fund, a new program created by…

  • Apr 7th, 2019
Left to right: Hilary Canty, executive director of OICF, Julie Brunner, OPAL housing manager and Jamie Cier, branch manager at Washington Federal Bank and member of the Island Loan Fund committee.

Girl Scouts donate cookies to Orcas Food Bank

Submitted by Orcas Island Food Bank On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, Jeannie…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

‘Physical Calligraphy’ spring dance concert

by Laura Kussman Orcas Center Island Inspiration All-Stars: the name alone is…

  • Apr 5th, 2019

Orcas Island Children’s House welcomes new Executive Director, Ady Kenady Walker

Submitted by the Orcas Island Children’s House Board of Directors. With great…

  • Apr 5th, 2019

“The Older the Vine, the Sweeter the Wine”

Seniors Have Talent, a fun-filled event at the Orcas Senior Center will…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Empowerment with a beat

Iris Pavitt is rocking it! The 2011 graduate of Orcas Island High…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Orcas Senior Center events

Life Line Health Screenings Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Orcas students transform into guitar gurus

A group of Orcas Island High School students has a new appreciation…

Spelling bee success

Three island kids proved victorious at the 10th annual island Regional Spelling…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

The license plate for stewardship passes state congress

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. The special license plate…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Co-op’s Community Hero Program supports history and preservation

Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program supports the Orcas Island Historical Museums…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Movement as Medicine: Healing Sexual Assault Through Yoga

In honor of sexual assault awareness month, SAFE San Juans will be…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Youth art show

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. Join us on April 13 from 5-7…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Kids Variety Show seeks performers

Kids from ages 5 to 18 are invited to participate in the…

  • Mar 30th, 2019
Cory Harrington and Tuffy.

Orcas Fire saves choking dog

Firefighters do more than rescue a cat stuck in a tree. They…

Cory Harrington and Tuffy.
Jefferson Freeman.

Jefferson Freeman to compete in National Geographic GeoBee

Seventh-grader Jefferson Freeman of Orcas Island School District is participating in the…

  • Mar 29th, 2019
Jefferson Freeman.