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Free tooth extraction clinic on Jan. 14

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

  • Dec 28th, 2018
A scene from last year’s PlayFest.

Submit your work to PlayFest 2019

Submitted by the Actors’ Theatre of Orcas Island. Calling all writers! PlayFest…

  • Dec 26th, 2018
A scene from last year’s PlayFest.

New Year brings new laws affecting child support

The following was submitted by the Washington State Department of Social and…

  • Dec 26th, 2018

Free tea makes peace a reality

There has to be a catch: not even tea is free. Islanders…

  • Dec 24th, 2018

Fire the Animal heats up Random Howse for New Years Eve

Orcas-raised Brian Duke and his bandmates from the greater Los Angeles area…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018

New Year’s eve indoor labyrinth walk

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on Eastsound’s waterfront, will open its Parish Hall…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018

Orcas Lions honor islanders and members

If there is a community service project on Orcas, it’s very likely…

Anastacia-Renee speaking to students on Dec. 18.

Writer, performer, teacher and queer ‘super-shero’ speaks to Orcas students | Guest Column

by Janet Brownell Special to the Sounder When Michell Marshall, founder of…

  • Dec 21st, 2018
Anastacia-Renee speaking to students on Dec. 18.

County attorneys recognized at annual bar lunch

Submitted by The San Juan County Bar Association. Barnaby Zall and Carla…

  • Dec 20th, 2018

Stormy Hildreth to perform Dec. 22

Stormy Hildreth returns to Center Stage at the Orcas Center this holiday…

  • Dec 18th, 2018

Paul Allen leaves a legacy on the San Juan Islands

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen not only left a substantial impact on the…

Early Childhood Education Initiative Sustainability Task Force

The new conference room at the Orcas Island Community Foundation was buzzing…

  • Dec 17th, 2018

Orkila language classes continue

Submitted by Camp Orkila. YMCA Camp Orkila, in partnership with the Funhouse,…

  • Dec 17th, 2018

Site work underway: construction bids new hurdle for April’s Grove

In mid-November site work began on April’s Grove, OPAL’s planned 45-home rental…

  • Dec 16th, 2018
Terri Richter

‘Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas’ at Emmanuel

Music at Emmanuel presents the 12th annual “Yuletide Baroque: Jazzin’ with the…

  • Dec 15th, 2018
Terri Richter

Orcas girl donates money to animal protection society

Six-year-old Grace Zwilling donated $51.85 to the Orcas Animal Protection Society. She…

OPALCO board seeks candidates

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Dec 14th, 2018

Community Band concert, Dec. 16

All are invited to the Orcas Island Community Band concert on Sunday,…

  • Dec 14th, 2018

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to informal meet-up

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The Economic Development…

  • Dec 14th, 2018

Crow Valley String band presents ‘Home for Christmas’

The Crow Valley String band is hosting “Home for Christmas” at Orcas…

  • Dec 13th, 2018

Island students thriving at Orcas Elementary School

For four hours once a week, Orcas Elementary kindergarteners bundle up and…

Contributed photo/Wolf Hollow
                                The sick trumpeter swan at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation.

Wolf Hollow staff treat swan with lead poisoning

Submitted by Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. After receiving a call about…

  • Dec 12th, 2018
Contributed photo/Wolf Hollow
                                The sick trumpeter swan at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation.

Sea Stars perform ‘Return of the Sun’ at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church

For thousands of years, cultures from all over the world have gathered…

  • Dec 11th, 2018

Learn about winter San Juan birds

Submitted by The Whale Museum The Whale Museum is holding a Winter…

  • Dec 10th, 2018

Santa Ship returns to Orcas

In parts of the world, Santa arrives by sleigh, slides down chimneys…

  • Dec 8th, 2018

Winter boating safety tips

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Winter weather is here,…

  • Dec 8th, 2018

Orcas Island School construction update

On Monday, Nov. 26, the Orcas Island School District School Board opened…

  • Dec 7th, 2018

There are still tags on the Giving Tree at Island Market

There is still time to select a child’s gift tag from the…

  • Dec 6th, 2018

Barbara Bentley speaks to garden club

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Barbara Bentley, on Wednesday, Dec. 12…

  • Dec 6th, 2018

Colleen Smith is the 2018 ‘Flat Person’ for Orcas Island Community Foundation

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation features a “flat person” as…

Live sound engineering workshop at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center Jake Perrine will present a Live Sound Basics…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018

Holiday concerts to warm your soul

Update: The high school band and strings will perform at 7 p.m.…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018
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                                <em>Left to right: Flutist Brian Dunning, Marc </em>Gremm<em>, Janet Marie Chvatal </em>and<em> Jeff Johnson.</em>

Christmas concert ‘Stille Nacht (Silent Night)’ at community church

Editor’s note: This was incorrectly published with a start time of 7-9…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018
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                                <em>Left to right: Flutist Brian Dunning, Marc </em>Gremm<em>, Janet Marie Chvatal </em>and<em> Jeff Johnson.</em>

Just in time for holiday gifts: Clay Café on the way

Come one, come all to the Clay Café on Sunday, Dec. 9,…

  • Dec 2nd, 2018

SHIBA returns to Orcas to answer Medicare questions

Turning 65 soon? Been on Social Security Disability for at least two…

  • Dec 2nd, 2018

‘The Roasted Nut’ dance performance at Orcas Center | Review

Review by Jean Henigson If you like dance, I hope you can…

  • Nov 30th, 2018

Edee Kulper stars a blog about Orcas

One year ago in November, Edee Kulper’s husband said, “Edee, you’re the…

  • Nov 30th, 2018
Kaleidoscope Preschool Director Amber Paulsen and Kaleidoscope kids receive $750 from Secretary of the Emmanuel Parish St. Agnes Guild, Joanne Cundy.

Emmanuel gives $6,500 to Orcas charities from 2018 Market Day

Just before Thanksgiving, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish delivered checks totaling $6,500 in proceeds…

  • Nov 30th, 2018
Kaleidoscope Preschool Director Amber Paulsen and Kaleidoscope kids receive $750 from Secretary of the Emmanuel Parish St. Agnes Guild, Joanne Cundy.

Dental van returns to Orcas

The Medical Teams International Dental Van will visit Orcas Island on Saturday,…

  • Nov 29th, 2018

Ocean Night at the Sea View Theatre: ‘Beneath the Salish Sea’ movie screening

Head out to the Sea View Theatre for an underwater odyssey through…