Life

March Art Exhibit at Orcas Center; “Coming Full Circle”

The unique and fascinating work with folded paper circles developed by sculptor…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

A-OK garage sale

A-OK (Art for Orcas Kids) is accepting items for its Second Annual…

  • Feb 21st, 2019
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                                Dick Thomson and Vivian Conlan during an iPhone class at the Orcas Island Senior Center in early February.

Knowledge is power | Island seniors learning about technology during weekly classes

Island seniors are getting in touch with their inner tech geek. The…

Colleen Smith/Staff Photo
                                Dick Thomson and Vivian Conlan during an iPhone class at the Orcas Island Senior Center in early February.

Orcas Senior Center receives United Way Award

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. United Way of San Juan County…

  • Feb 21st, 2019

Americorps NCCC team to assist Camp Orkila

An Americorps National Community Civilian Corps team, Green 4, is assisting Camp…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Caregiver-owned homecare cooperative

Caregivers on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez have discussed starting a caregiver-owned…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Poetry at the library

As part of the Library’s Black History Month events, they are partnering…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Have you Been Hacked? – Upcoming Technology Class at the Orcas Senior Center

As part of the technology grant received from the Orcas Island Community…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Join the chorus at ‘100 Musicians! 1 Great Cause!’ benefit concert

“Whatever language people speak, they understand you when you play music.” –…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

‘Lost Virginity Tour’ auditions announced

Auditions for the Orcas Center production of “The Lost Virginity Tour” will…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Cooking class at Pebble Cove Farm

Health and wellness coach Cindy Thompson is coming to Orcas Island to…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program:

Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program: Donations raised during February through Register…

  • Feb 18th, 2019

WSU Extension offers forest stewardship course for property owners

Submitted by Brendan Whyte, WSU Extension Dead and dying trees have proliferated…

  • Feb 16th, 2019

Orcas band students go to the opera

Orcas High School Band students enjoyed an unforgettable night at the opera…

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Cupid’s Closet rescheduled

The annual Cupid’s Closet sale has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 23…

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Food Co-op announces $10,000 available in FARM grants

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. The San Juan County FARM Fund…

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Learn about 300-year history of wildfire in San Juan County

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Carson Sprenger, forester and restoration ecologist,…

  • Feb 14th, 2019

San Juan Sanitation route changes for snow

Submitted by San Juan Sanitation Public Service Collection of garbage and recycling…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Snow days | Photos

The Islands’ Sounder asked its readers for photos of their snow day…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Grange Open Mic canceled this month

The Orcas Grange Open Mic has been cancelled for February due to…

  • Feb 12th, 2019
Sea Doc Society Photo

Salish Sea Wild: Voyage to the bottom of the Salish Sea

In episode 2 of Salish Sea Wild, Joe Gaydos and Team SeaDoc…

  • Feb 12th, 2019
Sea Doc Society Photo

Leave the seals alone | Guest column

by The Whale Museum A harbor seal was shot during a sport…

  • Feb 12th, 2019

February community dinner canceled

The community dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, is canceled due to…

  • Feb 11th, 2019

Orcas Christian School students study flight

Submitted by Orcas Christian School. Orcas Christian School students in the first…

  • Feb 10th, 2019
J16/Slick breaches while J26/Mike swims nearby on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)

Southern residents focus of Way of the Whales conference

The more we learn about the orcas, the less we know, according…

J16/Slick breaches while J26/Mike swims nearby on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)
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