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Disaster preparedness meeting coming up

The next Be Ready Orcas - Community Disaster Preparedness Meeting is Wednesday,…

  • Mar 29th, 2019
Alexa Nigretto

Nigretto wins Bellingham ‘Great Teaching’ award

Alexa Nigretto’s love of children all began on Orcas. Nigretto, an Orcas…

Alexa Nigretto

Two construction classes held on Orcas and San Juan Islands

It is that time of year for building and remodeling projects. The…

  • Mar 28th, 2019
Brittany Haruska

Where memories have a home | A look at the historical museums

Orcas Island waterfront property was once cheap. Why? Because no one wanted…

  • Mar 28th, 2019
Brittany Haruska

Coffelt Farm Stewards releases statement about animals

Submitted by the Coffelt Farm Stewards As we are winding down here…

  • Mar 27th, 2019
Panelists from 2018.

Orcas Lit Fest is back for second annual three-day event

For three days in early April, dozens of writers will gather together…

Panelists from 2018.

Hansen graduates from Western Washington University

Mikaela Suzanne Hansen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human services…

  • Mar 27th, 2019
Contributed photo: 2018 OPALCO Delegates at the College of Idaho. Left to Right; Arlo Harold, Aida Must, Zach Fincher, Natalie Meenan, Henry Miller

OPALCO Scholarships available to high school students

Submitted by OPALCO. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth…

  • Mar 26th, 2019
Contributed photo: 2018 OPALCO Delegates at the College of Idaho. Left to Right; Arlo Harold, Aida Must, Zach Fincher, Natalie Meenan, Henry Miller
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Families needed to host exchange students

Submitted by Washington 4-H. Experience the cultural richness of the world at…

  • Mar 24th, 2019
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OPALCO members invited to annual meeting

Annual OPALCO meeting schedule

  • Mar 23rd, 2019
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The Story Behind Mist-chi-mas

Submitted by the Orcas Island Historical Museum The Orcas Island Historical Museum…

  • Mar 22nd, 2019
Steve Resch

Resch Memorial Golf tournament

The third annual Steve Resch Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held…

  • Mar 22nd, 2019
Steve Resch

“Estate Mount Washington” book signing

One of America’s oldest fully restored sugar and rum plantations is the…

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Reptile zoo at Camp Orkila

Ecologist Christian Oldham has long seen the benefits of using live animals…

Disability Advisory Committee seeks new member

Submitted by San Juan County. Are you looking for a way to…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Disaster preparedness for small businesses

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The San Juan…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Orcas Senior Center news

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center The Orcas Senior Center has several…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Welcome to Medicare

Turning 65? Been on Social Security Disability for 2 years? Then you…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Orcas Island Lit Fest day passes on sale now

Day pass tickets go on sale today for the 2nd annual Orcas…

  • Mar 19th, 2019

Call for photographers

More and more photos are being viewed on computers and smartphones than…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

James Reid Band in First-Time-on-Orcas Performance for Recovery In Community

The multifaceted James Reid Band, featuring Orcas Island’s own singer/songwriter James Connell…

  • Mar 17th, 2019

Elementary students publish book

by Jennifer Johnston Orcas Island Elementary School My third- and fourth-graders at…

  • Mar 16th, 2019

Food Bank Bits and Bites!

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Bank. We thought it would be…

  • Mar 16th, 2019

EDC to offer free low-voltage/fiber optic training

Submitted by The San Juan County Economic Development Council. The San Juan…

  • Mar 15th, 2019

Orcas Center’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ is pure joy

From start to finish, Orcas Center’s production of “Mamma Mia!” is heartwarming,…

“Virgin Mary Before the Winter Prom” by D. Kornberg.

Art exhibitions open at the Orcas Center in April

In conjunction with the Orcas Island Lit Fest at the Orcas Center…

  • Mar 15th, 2019
“Virgin Mary Before the Winter Prom” by D. Kornberg.

Is Coffelt Farm sustainable? | Letter

by Gwen Stamm In reading a recent front page article in The…

  • Mar 15th, 2019

Zier graduates from Navy officer school

Orcas Island High School alumni Jake C. Zier graduated from United States…

  • Mar 14th, 2019

John Raymond Berry exhibition

Spring, A neoclassical painting in the style of Leonardo da Vinci, is…

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Update on Orcas Plumbing Class

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The San Juan…

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Request for Applications for Productions: Orcas Center 2019-2020 season

Submitted by Orcas Center It’s that time of year! Time to start…

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Catherine Pederson honored at MAG School Music Benefit Concert

The Music Advocacy Group’s school music benefit concert on March 6 saw…

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Permaculture at Orcas Christian School

Submitted by Orcas Christian School. We have worms in class – red…

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

2019 Annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Local and imported talent come together to show that ‘Art Matters’ in WIWP’s gala and fundraiser

He’s a literary artist, he’s a performance artist. He’s a prodigiously talented,…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Orcas Animal Protection Society shelter manager Marsha Waunch to retire

Submitted by Orcas Animal Protection Society. After nearly four decades of working…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day parade

For those who are Irish, wish they were Irish, or are grateful…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

‘Botanical Bullies and Conscientious Gardening’

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Master Gardener Jane Wentworth, who has…

  • Mar 10th, 2019

Garry Oak Prairie: A Unique Habitat

What are Garry oaks and how do their habitats support the ecology…

  • Mar 9th, 2019
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                                Jeffrey Cohan.

Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Bach’s Flute Sonatas

Flutist Jeffrey Cohan and harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor will perform the sonatas for…

  • Mar 9th, 2019
Contributed photo/Dmytro Lavrinenko
                                Jeffrey Cohan.