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2017 back to school kickoff | La fiesta para celebrar el comienzo de la escuela

Orcas Island School District is throwing its families a BBQ/party the afternoon…

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Silva family of Orcas leaves for year-long sailing trip to Mexico

The Silva family of Orcas Island has left on its sailboat “The…

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Auditions for ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Whale of a Show’

Orcas Center has chosen “The Addams Family - The Musical” as the…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Historical lime kiln interpretive walk

Orcas Preserve Steward Ruthie Dougherty and Historian Boyd Pratt are leading an…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Dinner at Red Rabbit Farm to benefit Orcas Island Film Festival

Enjoy a meal at Red Rabbit Farm with special guest Carl Spence…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

SJC fair results

Island kids gave it their all at the San Juan County Fair,…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Aug. 23–29

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  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Betty Reynolds art at Eastsound Art Walk

More than 13 years of paintings by Betty Reynolds of local scenes…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

TED speaker Katrina Spade at Emmanuel Parish Hall

What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die,…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Islander builds model Hiyu ferry

The Samish ferry may be out of service, but Fred Perez of…

Nova Athena Duke | Birth Announcement

Charmed parents Dwight Duke and Nicole Matisse Duke are happy to announce…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Four new faces at OISD

Barb Nigretto - District office general support We have a new person…

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Comprehensive Loudin show at Orcas Center

Orcas artist Frank Loudin is presenting a comprehensive show of his work…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Stan Lee tribute to stream at Orcas Center

In Theater Live presents “Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute,” streaming Thursday, Aug. 24…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

San Juan County Fair 2017 | Photos

The first few days of the San Juan County Fair, which is…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Aug. 16–22

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  • Aug 17th, 2017

Community foundation presents walking tour of Eastsound

Eastsound is buzzing this year. The summer season in full swing, business…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

United Way works to support San Juan County residents

Serving more than 1,800 individuals at mid-year 2017, local nonprofit United Way…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

McGranes host self-esteem seminar

by Edee Kulper Special to the Sounder Surely at some point you’ve…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Indian Island wildflower recovery attracts bees

Eastsound’s Indian Island is coming back to life with a little help…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Island tradition | San Juan County Fair

Slap on your sunscreen and work up a big appetite: the San…

Once in a lifetime experience: partial eclipse on Aug. 21

The sun will play hide and seek behind the moon Monday, Aug.…

  • Aug 13th, 2017

OCS joins school lunch program

The following was submitted by Orcas Christian School. With the start of…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

SeaDoc interns help stranded harbor seal pup | Video

Submitted by SeaDoc Society Every year, the SeaDoc Society hosts summer interns…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Gudgell graduates UO and joins Peace Corps

Jessi Gudgell graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Lopez artist Hill selected as a finalist in the artists’ magazine competition

Lopez Island artist Steven R. Hill has again been selected as a…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Songstress Adey Bell in concert

Following two successful concerts presented this summer at Orcas Center, songwriter Jesse…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Martin Lund in final Brown Bag concert of the season

The Music Committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present musician extraordinaire Martin…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Ferries add extra sailings for Doe Bay Fest traffic

The annual Doe Bay Fest on Orcas Island will bring extra traffic…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Eclipse viewing party at Orcas Library

Come to the Orcas Library on Monday, Aug. 21 to share a…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Papers welcome new graphic designer

The Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and Islands’ Weekly have…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Aug. 9 – Aug. 15

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  • Aug 9th, 2017

A world of possibilities | Orcas Library Fair on the way

Books, sun and food. What more do you need? The Friends of…

San Juan County Fair opens annual Scarecrow contest

Submitted by San Juan County Fair The fun, festive and ever-popular scarecrows…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

‘And Then the Moon Swallowed the Sky’ at the Grange

The Actors’ Theater of Orcas Island is presenting the world premiere reading…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

OISD welcomes Mindy Kayl as new OASIS office manager

Many already know Mindy Kayl as an Orcas “local,” as she’s lived…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Orcas native returns home | Community profile series

Editor’s note: Heather Wallace is writing a series about alumni and current…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

The Treetruck International Story Festival on Lopez

Join Lopez Island’s Treetruck Farm (The Old Hastin Farm) at 2 p.m.…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Art reception at Crow Valley Gallery

Crow Valley Gallery is holding an opening reception for new artists Bradley…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Classic car cruise

Watch as classic cars cruise through Lopez Village at 12:30 p.m. on…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017