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Postal Service to hold meeting about Olga Post Office

Submitted by the United States Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service is…

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Eastsound postmaster Donna McNeil retires

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor After 36 years working for the postal…

  • Jun 5th, 2019
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Memorial Day service draws a crowd

by Mariah Haines Sounder contributor The annual Memorial Day ceremony led by…

  • Jun 4th, 2019
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J pod welcomes new calf

Submitted by The Center for Whale Research. The Center for Whale Research…

  • Jun 3rd, 2019

Orcas Island 8th grader to play viola in London

TJ Liblik first picked up a violin when he was just 5years…

  • Jun 3rd, 2019

Fostercare guardians needed

Submitted by San Juan County Superior Court. Foster care is the temporary…

  • Jun 3rd, 2019

Music from the early 17th century

Anna Marsh (dulcian), Shulamit Kleinerman (renaissance violin), John Lenti (theorbo and baroque…

  • Jun 3rd, 2019

Meet this year’s Indian Island youth steward

Submitted by Kwiaht. Emma Thoron is this year’s winner of the Robyn…

  • Jun 2nd, 2019

JP & the OK Rhythm Boys at the Grange

Welcome in the new summer with an evening of toe-tappin’ tunes played…

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Washington celebrates family reunification in June

by Lauren M. Franciosi Superior Court assistant Washington has proclaimed June Family…

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Free Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Thirty two premier Orcas Island artists and craftspeople will welcome the public…

  • May 31st, 2019

Try out for ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

A second round of auditions for “The Rocky Horror Show” will be…

  • May 30th, 2019

Young Eagles Day on Saturday, June 8

Young Eagles Day will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 10…

  • May 30th, 2019

Shop the food co-op during June in support of Funhouse

The Funhouse Commons is the chosen recipient of the Orcas Food Co-op’s…

  • May 29th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op celebrates five-year anniversary with music and food

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. The Orcas Food Co-op is celebrating…

  • May 29th, 2019

‘In Spring Birds Sing’ concert from Orcas Community Band

The Orcas Island Community Band is offering a special mid-week concert in…

Amateur radio exam session planned for June 8

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society The San Juan…

  • May 29th, 2019

Gearing up for county fair

San Juan County Fair gear up

  • May 29th, 2019
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                                The 2019 Orcas High School graduating class. Senior projects will be presented on Tuesday, June 11.

Senior projects help students grow

When an Orcas Island High School student becomes a senior, part of…

Colleen Smith/Staff Photo
                                The 2019 Orcas High School graduating class. Senior projects will be presented on Tuesday, June 11.

All-Bach concert by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Four of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest orchestral works will all be performed…

  • May 28th, 2019

An invitation to host a Japanese exchange student

Submitted by Meg Massey In September 2019, Saya will travel from her…

  • May 28th, 2019

New free library in Eastsound

There is a new library on Haven Road across from the Odd…

  • May 28th, 2019

Google Glasses open a new world for students

by Jessica Stahl Sounder contributor What would it take to change your…

  • May 28th, 2019

Introduction to board service

With more than 100 nonprofits serving this community, the opportunities for board…

  • May 28th, 2019

Kindergarten Transition program

by Ethan Flanagan San Juan County ECEAP Coordinator Once again the early…

  • May 27th, 2019

A weekend of music, June 7-9

Beth Wood and Ara Lee are both phenomenal artists at the top…

  • May 26th, 2019

July 4th news from the Orcas Island Chamber

The Eastsound fireworks show is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, and the…

  • May 26th, 2019

Join baton team for the Solstice parade

The theme of this year’s Solstice parade is Carnival of the Elements…

  • May 25th, 2019

Salish wool weaving exhibit at Orcas Center

Submitted by the Orcas Center arts committee. The Visual Arts Committee at…

  • May 25th, 2019

Do not miss ‘Cirque-US’

As the Rock on the Rock choir sings in the finale, “This…

Elementary school holds pajama party and reading night

by Lorena Stankevich Orcas Island Elementary School Principal A special thank you…

  • May 24th, 2019

Give Orcas 2019 wraps up campaign | $237k awarded to local organizations

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor The Orcas Island Community Foundation distributed $237,000…

  • May 24th, 2019

What’s happening at the senior center

How do You Want to be Remembered? Everyone is welcome to join…

  • May 24th, 2019

Bring your dancin’ shoes to Doe Bay Resort

All islanders and guests are invited to the big concert on the…

  • May 23rd, 2019

Building dreams for all children

A common public misconception is that differently abled children will never hold…

  • May 23rd, 2019

Classic Carbonara

by Kaleigh Horton Orcas High School Senior Since Italian food is the…

  • May 23rd, 2019

American Legion to honor veterans

The American Legion will host a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the…

  • May 22nd, 2019

Kaleidoscope’s 29th Annual Pet Parade

Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center invites the community to come out…

  • May 22nd, 2019

Local students earn degrees from Whitman College

Two Eastsound residents who graduated from Orcas High School received their Bachelor…

  • May 20th, 2019

Anders Family Donates $50,000 to SeaDoc Society for Salish Sea Science

Submitted by the SeaDoc Society. Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders and his…

  • May 17th, 2019