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‘Man-made’ exhibit opens at Orcas Center

This exhibit will feature the work of as many of the male…

  • Jan 25th, 2019

Orcas Christian School to go to Walla Walla University

The Orcas Christian School varsity basketball teams are headed to Walla Walla…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019

Cupid’s Closet seeks vendors

Calling all vendors for the annual Cupid’s Closet Flea Market to be…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019

Results from Roche Harbor Derby

The 16th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic kicked off on Thursday, Jan.…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                American camp.

What the federal shutdown means locally

The effects of federal agencies closed due to the partial government shutdown…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                American camp.
Contributed photo. Austin Lambright signs on with the Royals.

San Juan Island’s Lambright twins enter the world of pro baseball

The chances of becoming a professional baseball player on a major league…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019
Contributed photo. Austin Lambright signs on with the Royals.

Dan Weber to serenade the islands

Liven up a dark winter’s night with some award-winning songwriting and master…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Islanders in third annual Women’s March

Woman’s March

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Salish Sea Early Music Festival 2019 schedule

Submitted by event organizers. The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Islanders celebrate unity and equality

On Jan. 20, the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, islanders…

  • Jan 21st, 2019

EDC to offer free plumbing basics training at Friday Harbor High School

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer free training in…

  • Jan 18th, 2019

Time to sign up for the county fair

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair office. It’s that time of…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Perrine and McCune are back with ‘CIRCUS!’

Celebrating their triumphant return to the Orcas Center stage, Grace McCune and…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Taxman Cometh; be prepared

Tax service for low to moderate income taxpayers will be held at…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Kenneth Gibbs talks high-energy at ‘Meeting of the Minds’

Energy invisible to the human eye is falling to the planet’s surface…

Friedmann and Parker are musicians-in-residence

Submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Orcas Island Chamber Music…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

Relying on the kindness of strangers | ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Orcas Center

The first Orcas Center production of 2019 is all thanks to Kelly…

Annual salmon derby at American Legion

The American Legion Post 93 will hold its annual salmon derby on…

  • Jan 14th, 2019

Second annual A-OK garage sale coming in March

Submitted by Art for Orcas Kids. A-OK will be holding its second…

  • Jan 13th, 2019

Orcas resident Hannah Beemer wins baby derby

Hannah Arily Karine Beemer became the first baby of 2019 born on…

  • Jan 12th, 2019

Soroptimist ‘Women’s Emergency Fund’ now open to entire county

The following was submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor. To broaden…

  • Jan 12th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op to hold board of directors election

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Co-op. Co-op election season is almost…

  • Jan 10th, 2019

Chloe: a testament of love and endurance

Chloe looks up in adoration with her big hazel eyes and her…

  • Jan 10th, 2019
Carl Silvernail photo

Orcas is No. 33 on New York Times list ‘52 Places to Go in 2019’

Orcas Island is listed in the No. 33 position on the New…

  • Jan 9th, 2019
Carl Silvernail photo

Whale Museum workshops

The Whale Museum is hosting two special events in March: the “Gear…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

OICF offers fundraising workshop for nonprofits

Join the Orcas Island Community Foundation for an interactive and informative workshop…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

GiveOrcas 2018 holiday catalog a success

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. Thanks to community donations during…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

Free Italian dinner at Orcas Christian School

Orcas Christian School’s first free community dinner of 2019 is from 5–7:30…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

‘My Island’ art exhibit at the Orcas Library

The Orcas Island Library’s January art exhibit will be a curated group…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Submit art to ‘Man-Made’ show at Orcas Center

Submitted by the art committee at Orcas Center. All local, male artists…

  • Jan 6th, 2019

JP and OK Rhythm Boys to play at Random Howse party

For more than half a decade, April and Clyde Duke have operated…

  • Jan 5th, 2019
Pete Seeger entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt (center), honored guest at a racially integrated Valentine’s Day party marking the opening of a Canteen of the United Federal Labor, CIO, in then-segregated Washington, D.C., 1944.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community concert at Emmanuel

Submitted by Sharon Abreu. Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz will host a…

  • Jan 5th, 2019
Pete Seeger entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt (center), honored guest at a racially integrated Valentine’s Day party marking the opening of a Canteen of the United Federal Labor, CIO, in then-segregated Washington, D.C., 1944.

Washington State Ferries public meeting in Friday Harbor

Join the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee for a public meeting…

  • Jan 4th, 2019
Louise Tucker photo
                                The Labyrinth at Emmanuel.

Labyrinth walk is a time to reflect

by Diane Craig Sounder contributor Many of us celebrate New Year’s Eve…

  • Jan 4th, 2019
Louise Tucker photo
                                The Labyrinth at Emmanuel.

Gailey to discuss new book at Darvill’s

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m., Darvill’s Bookstore will host a…

  • Jan 4th, 2019

Disaster preparation meetings begin

As islanders, it is imperative for residents to have food, water and…

  • Jan 3rd, 2019

‘The Delight of Poetry’ series at Orcas Library

by JoEllen Moldoff “The Delight of Poetry” will run for six Tuesdays…

  • Jan 1st, 2019
Contributed photo/Kwiaht
                                Blackmouth salmon.

Fish for science this winter with Kwiaht

Submitted by Kwiaht. Those interested in participating in one of this winter’s…

  • Dec 31st, 2018
Contributed photo/Kwiaht
                                Blackmouth salmon.

Learn about exotic celestial objects during lecture

Start your new year looking into the vast recesses of space with…

  • Dec 31st, 2018
Contributed photo/SJIMA
                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.

Art in motion

Art in motion | Friday Harbor statue is sculpted in front of museum onlookers

Contributed photo/SJIMA
                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.