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Leo Lambiel to auction off art collection as benefit for Orcas Center

The following was submitted by Orcas Center. Leo Lambiel may well be…

  • Aug 16th, 2018

Coffelt Farm educates students on farm life

Kaleidoscope summer day camp for elementary students visited Coffelt Farm twice this…

  • Aug 16th, 2018

News from Orcas Senior Center

New program coordinator The Orcas Senior Center has hired Vicki O’Keefe as…

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Storytelling with Wang

Ever wanted to tell a compelling tale, personal story, legend, myth or…

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Bear remains found on Matia Island

For the second time in a year, a bear was found in…

Film in the park: ‘Bad Reputation: The Joan Jett Story’

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival. Following Music…

  • Aug 14th, 2018
Contributed photos by NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368/ J50 beside sister J42.

Feds organize J50 recovery efforts | Update

Federal agencies are working together to save a young orca, J50, and…

  • Aug 13th, 2018
Contributed photos by NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368/ J50 beside sister J42.

Hedrick Smith to speak on ‘taking back our democracy’

Veteran reporter Hedrick Smith believes citizens are “winning back” democracy with grassroots…

Lopez native Todd Foley releases new book

Lopez Island native Todd Foley is releasing his third work of fiction…

  • Aug 12th, 2018

Research and oral histories are basis for ‘Spooky Tales’

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Historical Museum. While both…

  • Aug 10th, 2018

Two local brass ensembles in concert

The Turtleback Brass and the Salish Brass are combining forces to perform…

  • Aug 10th, 2018

San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide is released

The following was submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. The Community…

  • Aug 9th, 2018

Orcas Church offers two services

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Community Church. It has…

  • Aug 8th, 2018

Missing dog on Orcas

Jake the dog is missing from his home on Loon Song Road.…

  • Aug 6th, 2018

Port regular meeting won’t include master plan discussion

The Port’s Regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.…

  • Aug 6th, 2018

Wooded foresty workshop on San Juan

With an alarming increase in the number of dead trees throughout the…

  • Aug 6th, 2018

‘3 % Thursday’ to benefit Farm to Cafeteria

Two years ago, the Orcas Food Co-op launched a Community Shopping Day…

  • Aug 5th, 2018

Organ concert with Marianne Lewis

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

  • Aug 5th, 2018

Art quilts by Sheila Gaquin and community art show

The work of quilt-maker Sheila Gaquin, pictured here, will be on display…

  • Aug 4th, 2018

Take the 2018 fairgrounds master plan survey

The San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan, last updated in 2012, provides…

  • Aug 3rd, 2018

‘How to hire a caregiver on Orcas Island’

Dennis King, Lahari’s Executive Director, will be presenting a workshop on how…

  • Aug 2nd, 2018
“Girl with Orbs,” by Rainey Rierden.

Rainey Rierden accepted into Anacortes Arts Festival

The acrylic work of young Orcas Island artist Rainey Rierden has been…

  • Aug 1st, 2018
“Girl with Orbs,” by Rainey Rierden.

Calling all tree-loving, bunny-hugging, dirt worshipers

It’s award season here in the San Juans! The Oscars have nothing…

  • Aug 1st, 2018

Orcas Center hosts second community conversation event

Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, the Orcas Center has been…

Orcas’ newest deputy comes from Lopez

Sam Fowler is a sixth-generation Lopezian and Orcas Island’s newest sheriff’s deputy.…

Contributed photo/WSDOT
                                The Suquamish was christened on Jan. 4.

New Washington State Ferries vessel Suquamish joins fleet this fall

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. A new vessel has joined the state…

  • Jul 30th, 2018
Contributed photo/WSDOT
                                The Suquamish was christened on Jan. 4.

Coffelt Farm Stewards hire new executive director

Kate Mikulak (pictured here) has joined the Coffelt Farm Stewards as executive…

  • Jul 30th, 2018

Orcas Chamber Music Festival enters its 21st year

Aloysia Friedmann has just sent out a 19-page rehearsal schedule for the…

Talk on farmed salmon virus

This past March, Washington state successfully passed a law phasing out open-water…

  • Jul 29th, 2018
Contributed photo/Friends of the San Juans
                                Michel Vekved.

New director of philanthropy at Friends of the San Juans

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Michel Vekved will join Friends…

  • Jul 28th, 2018
Contributed photo/Friends of the San Juans
                                Michel Vekved.

Local couple’s nephew part of ‘Icarus Cup’ competition

Alec Proudfoot, the nephew of Karen and Clay Parsons who live in…

  • Jul 28th, 2018

Orcatrazz Swing Band in concert

The Brown Bag Concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present the Orcatrazz…

  • Jul 28th, 2018

‘Mom’s Gift’ readers’ theater performance

Looking for a fun evening with friends, family, and possibly those summer…

  • Jul 27th, 2018

Are you new to Medicare?

Are you turning 65 soon? Have you been on Social Security Disability…

  • Jul 27th, 2018

New blog shares stories of the San Juan Islands

Now visitors can see island life from the local point of view…

  • Jul 27th, 2018

The season of biking safety

Every summer, island drivers are obliged to share the road with thousands…

Reflections on mentoring | Guest column

by Trillium Swanson Funhouse Commons Mentor Program Coordinator Mentoring changes the lives…

  • Jul 26th, 2018

OISD welcomes new athletic director

Orcas Island School District has hired Ryan Wilson as the new physical…

  • Jul 25th, 2018

Cider and Mead Festival set for Saturday, July 28

Cider and mead sippin’ time is here! For the eighth year in…

  • Jul 23rd, 2018

Boater Education Card class on Orcas

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands Detachment and the San…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018