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Valentine Dance rescheduled

Because of the snow, the Valentine Dance could not be held. Organizers…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

SAT Prep Classes starting at The Funhouse

Is your child college-bound? Are they taking the May 4 SAT test?…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

A*OK Garage Sale

The second annual A-OK (Arts for Orcas Kids) garage sale will be…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

4-H club members go to Olympia

The 4-H Club Orcas Fur and Feathers sent four high school delegates…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

‘Painting Buddies’ art show reception

One sunny summer day almost three years ago, Marj Franke and Rosie…

  • Mar 8th, 2019
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                                Left to right: Dimitri Stankevich and Jim Bredouw.

Orcas Center announces new executive director Dimitri Stankevich

For his entire life, Dimitri Stankevich has received a paycheck from one…

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                                Left to right: Dimitri Stankevich and Jim Bredouw.

Free screening of ‘Return of the River’

Head out to the Sea View Theatre on Weds., March 13 where…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Daria Stankevich accepted into graduate school

Daria Stankevich, 2015 Orcas High School graduate, has just been accepted into…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Next community meal to feature Mexican food

The next Community Dinner at Orcas Christian School will be on Tuesday,…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Making math fun for all

The best way to get kids enthusiastic about math? Bring out large…

Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Orca Presentations and Community Discussions

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Friends of the San Juans…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Miller and Reischman to perform at the Orcas Grange

John Miller and John Reischman are two well-known names in the acoustic…

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Household hazardous waste pick-up this Friday

Submitted by Orcas Recycling Services. Orcas Recycling Services and San Juan County…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program

Submitted by SAFE San Juans Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program is…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

Radoslav (“Rad”) Lorkovic show

For the first time ever, Radoslav Lorkovic (www.radoslavlorkovic.com) will be performing in…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op Annual Gathering

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Co-op. Do you want to create…

  • Mar 3rd, 2019

Special needs dog Chloe finds a home

A forever home has been found for Chloe in Seattle. The Friday…

  • Mar 3rd, 2019

Winter book sale

Rake in some great book bargains at the Friends of the Orcas…

  • Mar 3rd, 2019

Contra Dance and Waltz return to Lopez Island

On Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Lopez Center will host a…

  • Mar 2nd, 2019

Key Club to host paper airplane contest

The 2019 Paper Airplane Contest will be on Saturday, March 9 at…

  • Mar 2nd, 2019

Spring Flea and Craft Market

Submitted by San Juan County Fairgrounds. Mark your calendars: our Spring Flea…

  • Mar 1st, 2019

‘The Study of the Circle’ lecture at the senior center

Bradford Hanson-Smith will lecture on the use of paper folding to understand…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

‘A Plastic Ocean’ screening at Sea View

A free screening of the awarding-winning documentary “A Plastic Ocean” will take…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

A Discovery of Kafka

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library. Would you like to learn more…

  • Feb 27th, 2019
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                                Artist Nancy Spaulding.

Lovelett introduces bill for island stewardship

Submitted by Senate Democrats Sen. Liz Lovelett, D-Anacortes, introduced bills supporting stewardship…

  • Feb 27th, 2019
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Artist Nancy Spaulding.
Doug Bechtel and Tiffany Loney.

Mamma Rocks Part One | Iconic ABBA hit to grace Orcas Stage

by Toby Cooper Special to the Sounder Staging a high-energy musical bombshell…

  • Feb 26th, 2019
Doug Bechtel and Tiffany Loney.

Free lambing and kidding workshop

Brought to you by the San Juan County Washington State University Extension…

  • Feb 25th, 2019

Emma Smith named to Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ list

by Diane Craig Sounder Contributor Former Orcas resident Emma Smith was recently…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

March Art Exhibit at Orcas Center; “Coming Full Circle”

The unique and fascinating work with folded paper circles developed by sculptor…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

A-OK garage sale

A-OK (Art for Orcas Kids) is accepting items for its Second Annual…

  • Feb 21st, 2019
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                                Dick Thomson and Vivian Conlan during an iPhone class at the Orcas Island Senior Center in early February.

Knowledge is power | Island seniors learning about technology during weekly classes

Island seniors are getting in touch with their inner tech geek. The…

Colleen Smith/Staff Photo
                                Dick Thomson and Vivian Conlan during an iPhone class at the Orcas Island Senior Center in early February.

Orcas Senior Center receives United Way Award

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. United Way of San Juan County…

  • Feb 21st, 2019

Americorps NCCC team to assist Camp Orkila

An Americorps National Community Civilian Corps team, Green 4, is assisting Camp…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Caregiver-owned homecare cooperative

Caregivers on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez have discussed starting a caregiver-owned…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Poetry at the library

As part of the Library’s Black History Month events, they are partnering…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Have you Been Hacked? – Upcoming Technology Class at the Orcas Senior Center

As part of the technology grant received from the Orcas Island Community…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Join the chorus at ‘100 Musicians! 1 Great Cause!’ benefit concert

“Whatever language people speak, they understand you when you play music.” –…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

‘Lost Virginity Tour’ auditions announced

Auditions for the Orcas Center production of “The Lost Virginity Tour” will…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Cooking class at Pebble Cove Farm

Health and wellness coach Cindy Thompson is coming to Orcas Island to…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program:

Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program: Donations raised during February through Register…

  • Feb 18th, 2019