Life

Local videographer releases short film ‘When I say I’m an Islander’

Islander Roo Smith is using video to share his love of Orcas…

Old truck gets a new lease on life

Michael Whellams’ dad bought a brand new Ford F100 in 1953. Now,…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

New monthly Open Mic night at the Grange

There’s a new Open Mic in town. The Orcas Island Grange will…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Physicist Sidney Perkowitz to discuss ‘Frankenstein’

Two hundred years ago, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley created one of the most…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

New financial skills course

The Joyce L. Sobel (San Juan Island) Family Resource Center and the…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Orcas Food Co-op 3 percent Thursday to support of the Orcas Montessori School

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op Two years ago, Orcas Food Co-op…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Former island dentist and family donate property to OPAL

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust Rita and Dr. Stephen Bailey donated…

  • Sep 9th, 2018

Islanders peruse and purchase pieces of local collection

by Diane Craig Sounder staff Art was everywhere: a larger than life…

  • Sep 8th, 2018

Science submarine visits Friday Harbor

Submitted by SeaDoc Society SeaDoc Society and the OceanGate Foundation have partnered…

  • Sep 8th, 2018

Orcas Center previews upcoming season with ‘Role-out’ event

Big things are coming to the Orcas Center. Under the leadership of…

Free tooth clinic, Sept. 24

Dr. Michael Triplett’s dental office, at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound, is…

  • Sep 7th, 2018

Mayor Tinker to host town hall

Submitted by mayor Tinker’s handler, Wendy Shinestine Tinker, honorary mayor of Eastsound,…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Buenos Aires DJ Uji hosts dance party at Orcas Center

The following was submitted by Orcas Center. Uji (also known as Luis…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

OICF to offer ‘Board Boot Camp’

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. The Orcas…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Gaquin’s quilts on display at Orcas Center

Sheila Gaquin’s art quilts will be on display at Orcas Center. She…

  • Sep 3rd, 2018

Nominate a local business or person for annual chamber awards

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting is Thursday, Oct. 25,…

  • Aug 30th, 2018

Economic Development Council presents “Launch San Juan Islands”

Entrepreneurs can bring their business ideas to the next level in the…

  • Aug 29th, 2018

Kaleidoscope to hold ‘Island Grown, Island Raised’ dinner and auction

Kaleidoscope’s annual “Island Grown, Island Raised” dinner and auction taking place Saturday,…

  • Aug 29th, 2018

PTSA members needed

Submitted by Orcas Island School District Happy 2018-2019 school year. Thank you…

  • Aug 28th, 2018
Robert S. Harrison photo

A vigil for the whales | Photos

For 17 days Tahlequah, J35, carried her dead calf upon her head…

  • Aug 27th, 2018
Robert S. Harrison photo

Lopez wins big at county fair

The youth of Lopez Island came home with armfuls of ribbons and…

  • Aug 26th, 2018

Photography exhibit at senior center

Submitted by Dave Kosiur. For all of September, the walls of the…

  • Aug 26th, 2018

Atlantic salmon introduce disease to native salmon

When more than 260,000 Atlantic salmon spilled from a failed net pen…

League of Women Voters hosts forum on affordable housing fund

Submitted by League of Women Voters From noon-2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10,…

  • Aug 25th, 2018

Orcas Rotary’s pickleball tournament raises $3000

Orcas Rotary’s second annual pickleball tournament, held at Buck Park on Saturday,…

  • Aug 24th, 2018

Volunteer on Day of Caring

Submitted by United Way of San Juan County. Mark your calendar and…

  • Aug 24th, 2018

Orcas Community Church welcomes new youth pastor Jon Hane

This fall, Orcas Community Church’s new director of youth ministry Jon Hane…

  • Aug 24th, 2018
Susan Pascal

Orcas Island Jazz festival returns Labor Day weekend

The Orcas Island Jazz Festival returns to the Orcas Center from Aug.…

  • Aug 24th, 2018
Susan Pascal

Emergency repairs for Hyak | Revised sailing schedule

Update Cancelations: • Aug. 22: The 5:10 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. sailings…

  • Aug 23rd, 2018

Orcas Family Health Center welcomes locum doctor for the month of September

David Shinstrom, M.D.. and the staff of Orcas Family Health Center are…

  • Aug 23rd, 2018

Annual walker and bicyclist count, Sept. 25

Each year, the number of people who choose to walk, ride bicycles…

  • Aug 22nd, 2018

Orkila to offer adult language classes

In partnership with the Funhouse Commons, Camp Orkila will continue to offer…

  • Aug 22nd, 2018
Contributed photo/Dominic Sivitilli. 
                                A red octopus. Octopus skin is made up of tiny pixels, which are all designated colors.

In the arms of an octopus

In the arms of an octopus

  • Aug 21st, 2018
Contributed photo/Dominic Sivitilli. 
                                A red octopus. Octopus skin is made up of tiny pixels, which are all designated colors.
Part of the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams fundraises for orca documentary

The Southern resident killer whales have fans all over the globe –…

Part of the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”
Staff photo/ Colleen Smith
                                Saturday: Jan Anderson’s “Splish Splash Krebs is Taking a Bath.”

Raffle and photo caption winners

WIth daily six-month subscription raffles and photo caption awards, there were contests…

  • Aug 20th, 2018
Staff photo/ Colleen Smith
                                Saturday: Jan Anderson’s “Splish Splash Krebs is Taking a Bath.”

Animal shelter to host family event at Mt. Baker Farm

The rolling hills of Mt. Baker Farm are the backdrop to an…

The Burned takes Center Stage at Orcas Center

The Burned, Kurt Baumann’s once solo project now backed by Orcas musicians…

  • Aug 20th, 2018

Tre Voci Trio at final Brown Bag Concert

The music committee at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present the Tre Voci…

  • Aug 20th, 2018

New Zealand singer to perform at Grange

The community is invited to the Grange on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at…

  • Aug 19th, 2018