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Fresh Bucks Program starting on Orcas Island – Island grown solutions to ending hunger

Fresh Bucks is now offering discounts on fruits and vegetables up to…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

A festive fourth | Photos

Eastsound was packed for the Orcas Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade on…

State grants $3.9 million to county for outdoor preservation

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced the award of…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Walter’s Lopez Walkabout

by Ruthie Thompson-Klein For Lopez Animal Protection Society Do you remember the…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Human rights vigil on Friday

Submitted by event organizers “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Equipment accuracy testing at elections office

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office. A “Logic and Accuracy”…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

BODaLO in concert at Emmanuel

Performing at the Brown Bag concert in Emmanuel Episcopal Church at noon…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

First community harvest success

Orcas Christian School’s permaculture program, designed by All Hands on Earth, delivered…

  • Jul 7th, 2019

Goodbye Guss — San Juan County K-9 returned to kennel

Guss, the 20-month-old sable German shepherd who was welcomed to the San…

  • Jul 7th, 2019

Orcas Community Resource Center is recipient of co-op’s hero program

Submitted by the Orcas Community Resource Center. The Orcas Food Co-op has…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019

What’s YOUR Story?

Every person has a story. Every life is a collection of experiences,…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019

April’s Grove campaign continues

The Orcas Island Community Foundation’s Field Day on June 29 was the…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019
Contributed photo. Ocean by Frank Samuelson.

Deep Dive all day at SJIMA

Submitted by The San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Don’t miss the…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019
Contributed photo. Ocean by Frank Samuelson.

Ewan Lister accepted into the Western Aerospace Scholars summer residency

The Western Aerospace Scholars Program provides opportunities for Montana, Oregon and Washington…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019

Submissions for the 2020 Orcas Lit Fest are open

The Orcas Island Lit Fest has issued a call to all San…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019

Calling all island writers

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. The wheel is turning, and…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

Martin Lund in concert

The Music Committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Church invite you to a performance…

  • Jun 30th, 2019

Jeff Henigson to sign his new memoir ‘Warhead’

Darvill’s Bookstore will host the launch of Seattle author Jeff Henigson’s young…

  • Jun 29th, 2019

Fourth Annual Pig Roast

The American Legion celebrates 100 years with its Fourth Annual Pig Roast…

  • Jun 28th, 2019
Contributed photos/Susan Vernon. Amelia the marbled butterfly seen the Frazer homestead.

The rare butterfly of the San Juan Islands

Although they gather the most attention, the Southern resident orcas aren’t the…

  • Jun 28th, 2019
Contributed photos/Susan Vernon. Amelia the marbled butterfly seen the Frazer homestead.

Kaskurs and Sabine make Gonzaga honors

Anthony Kaskurs of Eastsound earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Readers Theater performance at Grange

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will kick off its summer Readers…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Orcas’ first Pride a success | Photos

Hundreds of islanders and visitors gathered on Sunday, June 23 in the…

OASIS graduates nine students

by Jessica Stahl Sounder contributor A group of parents working in partnership…

  • Jun 26th, 2019

Mattew Laslo to present magic show at Sea View

Experience the magic of magician Matthew Laslo when he brings a little…

  • Jun 26th, 2019

Tow Away Zone to perform Music in the Park

Carl Burger, Marj Franke and Tish Knapp – members of the group…

  • Jun 26th, 2019
Colleen Smith/staff photo
                                Lance Evans wearing one of the shirts and showing the back design.

Chamber to sell t-shirts for funding fireworks show

The Eastsound fireworks show, put on by the Orcas Island Chamber of…

  • Jun 25th, 2019
Colleen Smith/staff photo
                                Lance Evans wearing one of the shirts and showing the back design.

Lewis to open Brown Bag concerts

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish and the Music Committee will present organist and choir…

  • Jun 25th, 2019

Abbey Road LIVE! Celebrate the Fab Four’s Finest at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. As Woodstock became the defining moment of the…

  • Jun 25th, 2019

Funhouse to host annual 5K race

Runners and walkers are invited to come out for the 8th Annual…

  • Jun 25th, 2019

Bruce Pavitt to host dance-a-thon to benefit OPAL

Get your dancing feet ready for an eight-hour journey through musical history.…

Orcas Elementary celebrates its volunteers

Submitted by elementary school principal Lorena Stankevich. Orcas Island Elementary School spent…

  • Jun 23rd, 2019
Florian Graner photo

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

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2019
Florian Graner photo

Roar VBS: Life is wild, God is good

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Church. A summer kids’ event called Roar…

  • Jun 22nd, 2019

Senior center updates

Doe Bay Open Mic donates $250 The Orcas Senior Center thanks Doe…

  • Jun 22nd, 2019

Sew4ZeroWaste club is starting

Asifa Pasin is starting a “Sew4ZeroWaste” club. Its first meeting is on…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

Orcas Garden Tour 2019

Each garden begins life as a vision in the mind of its…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

Seaweed Hike and Harvest

The Orcas Food Co-op is offering a “Seaweed Hike and Harvest” on…

  • Jun 20th, 2019

Annual Mayoral race goes to the dogs

Submitted by Orcas Island Children’s House. Eastsound’s annual mayoral race is in…

  • Jun 19th, 2019

Kenyan School Project hosts Harambee party

Submitted by Liz Scranton. HARAMBEE. on Saturday, June 22 the Kenyan School…

  • Jun 19th, 2019