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Garden club presents redefining bread

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Dr. Stephen Jones, wheat breeder and…

  • Feb 17th, 2018

‘Billy Elliot’ takes to the Orcas Center stage

The upcoming production of “Billy Elliot” features Orcas Island’s own young dance…

Karl Kruger talk to benefit Sail Orcas’ youth sailing program

In June 2017 Karl Kruger paddled into SUP history when he became…

  • Feb 16th, 2018

Friends of the Orcas Library to hold winter booksale

Mark your calendar for the Annual Friends of the Orcas Library Winter…

  • Feb 15th, 2018

The Age of Loneliness: Cultivating Spirit through Environmental Activism

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange. How can we stay hopeful,…

  • Feb 15th, 2018
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                                Mona the camel in the ferry line to leave San Juan Island.

Mona, San Juan’s resident camel, leaves the island

Staff report Mona, the camel, has left the island. In 2005, Steven…

  • Feb 14th, 2018
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                                Mona the camel in the ferry line to leave San Juan Island.

Loring says goodbye after ten ‘friendly’ years

After 10 years of public service as Friends of the San Juans’…

  • Feb 14th, 2018

Hearts and Hands seeks volunteers

Hearts and Hands, the home companion program at the Orcas Senior Center,…

  • Feb 13th, 2018

Jonathan White’s book ‘Tides’ receives Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Best Book Award

Orcas Island resident Jonathan White’s book “Tides: The Science and Spirit of…

  • Feb 13th, 2018

2018 dog licenses available now; security for just $15

A San Juan County resident traveled to Los Angeles with her dog.…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

Annual paper plane contest

The 2018 Paper Airplane Contest will be on Saturday, March 3 at…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

Learn the Lummi vision for Madrona Point

Visit the Odd Fellows Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m.…

  • Feb 11th, 2018

EDC to offer free electrical basics training

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training…

  • Feb 9th, 2018

Madden and Megan: the best of friends

Madden Surbaugh and Megan Hancock have made a lifetime of memories in…

OIHS gets bottle filler fountain

The following was submitted by Orcas Island School District. The Orcas Island…

  • Feb 9th, 2018

Salmonberry students visit Seattle religious centers

In an overnight field trip that attempted to “open a door of…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Orcas musicians earn top awards

A busload of Orcas Island High School musicians traveled to Bellingham High…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

How to be a citizen activist; Nick Licata visits Orcas

Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years, and…

OCS focuses on career readiness

Submitted by Orcas Christian School Under new principal Kirk Haley, Orcas Christian…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Valentines Day events around the island

V-day dance Dance the night away at the Oddfellows Hall Valentine’s Dance…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Matthew McConaughey and San Juan Islands barge star in commercial

The commercial that locals have been waiting for is finally on the…

Uncertainty for silks at Orcas Center

The future of Island Aerial Acrobatics at Orcas Center is up in…

Nip influenza in the bud

by Shila R Wachtel, RN, BSN and Patient Educator for Orcas Family…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

Fidelis Flea Market seeks vendors

The annual Fidelis Flea Market is happening Saturday, March 10 from 10…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

Healthy relationships and teen dating violence

Submitted by SAFE San Juans By exploring the dating process teenagers gain…

  • Feb 4th, 2018

Time to apply for 2018 grants from community foundation

Orcas Island Community Foundation’s primary goal is to enhance and preserve the…

  • Feb 4th, 2018
Joe Gaydos, SeaDoc Society photo
                                A bottlenose dolphin.

Gaydos to discuss wildlife disease and how it impacts marine ecosystems and people

Several years ago, a virus swept through bottlenose dolphin populations on the…

  • Feb 3rd, 2018
Joe Gaydos, SeaDoc Society photo
                                A bottlenose dolphin.
L-R: Victor Velasco (Tony Lee) describes the virtues of Kinichi’s to Ethel (Luann Pamatian), Paul (Kevin Hauschild) and Corie (Danica Coffman)

‘Barefoot in the Park’ to be shown at Grange

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will present seven performances of one…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018
L-R: Victor Velasco (Tony Lee) describes the virtues of Kinichi’s to Ethel (Luann Pamatian), Paul (Kevin Hauschild) and Corie (Danica Coffman)

OCS community dinner features Mexican food

Orcas Christian School invites everyone to the second 2018 community dinner on…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018

Buddhist teacher to lead ‘Transforming Happiness and Suffering’

For years, Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche has been teaching Buddhism around the…

Warm your soul with Heart of Song

Four Orcas singer-songwriters join forces in a concert at Orcas Center on…

Community Resource Center reflects on joyous holidays

Submitted by Orcas Community Resource Center Orcas Island elves by the dozens…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

Community foundation recalls a generous 2017

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Foundation The end of the year brought…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

Valentine’s Dance and class at Oddfellows

Dance the night away at the Oddfellows Hall Valentine’s Dance on Saturday,…

  • Jan 30th, 2018
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                                <em>Derby winner John Risko with Dave Resch.</em>

American Legion fishing derby results

The 39th Annual American Legion Salmon Derby was held Jan. 27 and…

  • Jan 29th, 2018
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                                <em>Derby winner John Risko with Dave Resch.</em>

Art for Orcas Kids, enhancing the lives of island youth

Introducing children to art is beneficial to their motor, math, social, emotional…

Island Aerial Acrobatics produces “Connected”

The Island Aerial Acrobatics program, also known as “silks class,” is in…

  • Jan 29th, 2018

Results from “Building a Vital Future” survey

by Lynnette Wood, Orcas Island Senior Center Whether you call them senior…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

Legendary filmmaker and ski icon Warren Miller, 93, passes away at Orcas home

Warren A. Miller, the iconic and beloved filmmaker who introduced generations to…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

Camp Orkila offering English and Spanish classes for adult learners

Possessing the gift of language can open doors around the world and…