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Seaweed Excursion – back by popular demand!

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. Join the Orcas Food Co-op for…

  • Jul 27th, 2019

Orcas Center: The Island’s Thriving “Third Place”

Submitted by Orcas Center. As you think of how you spend your…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Your book stack running low? Check out the Orcas Library Fair

Submitted by Friends of the Orcas Island Public Library. Be a part…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Doe Bay Fest tickets for locals

Doe Bay Fest 12 is happening! Discounted tickets are held aside for…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

A musical ferry trip

The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island…

  • Jul 25th, 2019
One of the studios on the tour.

August art exhibit at Orcas Center

The art of the 32 island artists who are participating in this…

  • Jul 25th, 2019
One of the studios on the tour.
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                                Andrew van Leeuwen photo
                                Architect Gordon Walker’s career spanned 40 years.

Architect Walker releases book on his career

Gordon Walker will present a book signing at Darvill’s on Thursday, Aug.…

  • Jul 24th, 2019
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                                Andrew van Leeuwen photo
                                Architect Gordon Walker’s career spanned 40 years.

Brown Bag Concert presents the Tow Away Zone

The Music Committee will present the Tow Away Zone with Carl Berger,…

  • Jul 24th, 2019

Calling all artists and art lovers

“Heart of Orcas,” a celebration of art, music, good food and wine,…

  • Jul 24th, 2019

Orcas Grange representatives go to convention

Submitted by Linda Peth. The Orcas Island Grange was represented by grange…

  • Jul 24th, 2019

Kevin Taylor sentenced to 20 years

WARNING: The following story contains graphic details. Kevin Patrick Taylor, 56, was…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019

Stay Hydrated to Stay Healthy workshop

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. Join Regina Zwilling at the Odd…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019

Washington Invasive Species Council art competition

The Washington Invasive Species Council invites artists of all ages to participate…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019

Community Zip Line Day

YMCA Camp Orkila invites the community to come out and take a…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019

Second summer readers theatre at Orcas Grange

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will ​present the ​second ​show in…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019

Come Row Our Boats

Submitted by The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans. The Wooden…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019
Contributed photo. Ross and Rebecca MacDonald.

Surprise 4th of July wedding

Fireworks lit up the sky as Lopez islanders Ross and Rebecca MacDonald…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019
Contributed photo. Ross and Rebecca MacDonald.

Film festival seeking entrees for the László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival. Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019

Annual chamber music festival is an homage to Aloysia Friedmann’s late father

This season’s lineup for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is a…

Experts on immigration and refugee policy to speak

Submitted by David Turnoy. The San Juan County Democrats will be hosting…

  • Jul 20th, 2019

Wedding announcement | Jay Zier and Ella Xuanting Fan

Jay William Zier and Ella Xuanting Fan were married on Saturday, June…

  • Jul 19th, 2019

Food Addicts in Recovery meetings

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship based on the…

  • Jul 18th, 2019

Food Co-op Film: special screening and discussion

A screening of “Food Coop” is the second of a new Community…

  • Jul 18th, 2019

Cider & Mead Festival set for July 27

Submitted by the Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival. Cider-and-mead-sippin’ time is…

  • Jul 18th, 2019

Orcas Fire welcomes eight new volunteers

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue welcomed eight volunteer firefighters at the end…

  • Jul 18th, 2019

JP and OK Rhythm Boys in the park

Pack up your picnic dinner, put on your toe-tappingest boots and come…

  • Jul 17th, 2019
Ethereal Celine Dion posing alongside Anthony Howe’s hypnotic ‘Omniverse’ sculpture on the runway of Iris van Herpen’s Couture show. Styled by Pepe Muñoz.

Orcas artist Anthony Howe debuts at Paris Fashion Week

Sixty-four years, minus three months. It took the acclaimed kinetic sculptor and…

  • Jul 17th, 2019
Ethereal Celine Dion posing alongside Anthony Howe’s hypnotic ‘Omniverse’ sculpture on the runway of Iris van Herpen’s Couture show. Styled by Pepe Muñoz.

Workshops and more at Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Historical reenactment field trip Join us…

  • Jul 17th, 2019

‘Amazing Grace’ kicks off movies under the stars series

Orcas Island Film Festival kicks off its free “Summer Film Series Under…

  • Jul 15th, 2019

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Annual Market Day Sale celebrates 79 years

The Market Day Sale will be open Saturday, July 27, from 10…

  • Jul 15th, 2019

Orcas Island Genealogy Club to meet

Interested in researching your family tree? Come branch out with the Orcas…

  • Jul 14th, 2019

Volunteer to be a fair supervisor

Do you have a passion for fine arts, food preservation or sheep?…

  • Jul 14th, 2019

Jeffry Steele guitarist to perform

The music committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Church will present guitarist Jeffry Steele…

  • Jul 12th, 2019

Enter your hay in the fair

Hay, hay, hay — new for this year at the San Juan…

  • Jul 12th, 2019

Turning 65? Medicare advice offered

Submitted by Pegi Groundwater. Is this your year to go on Medicare?…

  • Jul 12th, 2019

Don’t miss Olga Daze, July 20

Submitted by Lorna Rhodes. Don’t miss Olga Daze! Festivities in Olga begin…

  • Jul 12th, 2019
Contributed photos. Center for Whale Research

It’s a girl! J31 gives birth

Submitted by the Center for Whale Research On the morning of July…

  • Jul 12th, 2019
Contributed photos. Center for Whale Research
Contributed photo. Conceptual drawing of what a sanctuary could look like.

Sanctuary proposed for captive orcas

Feared by whalers who watched them feed off dead whales they were…

  • Jul 12th, 2019
Contributed photo. Conceptual drawing of what a sanctuary could look like.

Emmanuel Church launches capital campaign

Submitted by the Emmanuel Church On Main Street, as you first enter…

  • Jul 11th, 2019
Kitten and Lou.

Lucky – a new monthly queer happening at The Barnacle | Kitten and Lou to host first gathering

Submitted by Jared Lovejoy. The first of a new monthly “Queer Night”…

  • Jul 10th, 2019
Kitten and Lou.