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Thirteenth annual play fest is on the horizon

The 13th Annual Play Fest opens Friday, May 4 on The Grange…

  • Apr 22nd, 2018

Annual student art show: eagerly anticipated and always inspiring

The following was submitted by A-OK. High on the list of beloved…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

Spring healing arts fair is on the way

The Healing Arts Center is celebrating 30 years of being a nonprofit…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

SeaDoc Society announces photography contest

The SeaDoc Society is excited to announce the launch of its first…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Granny’s Attic, exercise classes and more at senior center

This year’s Granny’s Attic Sale at the Orcas Senior Center is on…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Don’t touch the seals

Submitted by The Whale Museum As residents prepare for the busy season…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

Annual fishing derby, April 28

Submitted by Bill Yarlott Youth Fishing Derby organizers A child catching his…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

Christian school students learn to be adults

by Stacey Kemmerer Special to the Sounder Students in Stacey Kemmerer’s class…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

Barking lot sale at shelter

Submitted by Sabina Tillman Would you like to get something nice for…

  • Apr 17th, 2018

‘Loss and Found’ screening for APS

Every year, 1.2 million dogs in shelters are euthanized. Not just because…

‘Luisa Miller’ and ‘Hamlet’ at Orcas Center

The Met Live in HD: “Luisa Miller” Streaming live on April 22…

  • Apr 15th, 2018
Kristy Bredin

Learn about wild harvested teas

Enjoying herbal teas can be much more than a form of nourishment…

  • Apr 14th, 2018
Kristy Bredin

OCS part of ‘Zero Waste Week’

by Greg McKelvey and Kirk Haley Orcas Christian School For the first…

  • Apr 14th, 2018

Rock Island and OIFR rescue cat from tree

The following was submitted by Rock Island Communications. Rock Island responded to…

  • Apr 13th, 2018
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

‘Blackbird, Fly’ at Orcas Center this summer

Woman in the Woods Productions is wildly happy to be bringing the…

  • Apr 11th, 2018
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Experts on veteran benefits coming to Orcas

by Meg Massey Orcas Community Resource Center The team at the Orcas…

  • Apr 11th, 2018
A scene from “On Chesil Beach.”

Orcas Island Film Festival celebrates fifth anniversary with mini-fest

The season of new films is well underway and Orcas Island Film…

  • Apr 10th, 2018
A scene from “On Chesil Beach.”
Steve Resch

Building a legacy for Steve Resch | Memorial golf tournament

After Steve Resch passed away from cancer at the age of 45,…

Steve Resch

OICMF Musicians-in-Residence: The Westerlies

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is bringing the fun and energetic brass…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Gospel Choir presents ‘Gospel Mass’

The community church invites you to come hear the Orcas Island Community…

  • Apr 8th, 2018

County seeks park host for Odlin on Lopez

San Juan County Parks is looking for a part-time seasonal camp host…

  • Apr 6th, 2018

San Juan Island Women’s Group presents: Planned Parenthood Informational

Meet Mount Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy, and Development Manager,…

  • Apr 6th, 2018

Request for proposals for Historical Preservation Funds

The San Juan County Council has discretionary funds, generated by recording fees…

  • Apr 5th, 2018

Spring cleaning in Moran State Park

Join Friends Of Moran State Park on Saturday, April 14, for some…

  • Apr 4th, 2018

Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Seattle garden designer Robin Haglund

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Robin Haglund, pioneering garden coach and…

  • Apr 4th, 2018
Some of the students who participated in the week of worship.

Update from Orcas Christian School

The following was submitted by Orcas Christian School. Week of worship Last…

  • Apr 4th, 2018
Some of the students who participated in the week of worship.

Friday Harbor job fair

There are many job vacancies all over the county right now. Are…

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

History Matinee: ‘The Light on the Island’

Orcas Island Historical Museums presents a fascinating book written by Helene Glidden…

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

A festival for lovers of literature

Jule Treneer has been visiting Orcas since he was young. He noticed,…

“Caliology” by Dianne Kornberg.

Orcas Center hosts lit fest gallery: ‘Art Inspired by the Written Word’

The Orcas Center is excited to host and partner with the Orcas…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018
“Caliology” by Dianne Kornberg.

Upcoming streaming events at Orcas Center

NT Live presents ‘Julius Caesar: Et Tu, Brute?’ Orcas Center brings Shakespeare’s…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018

Restaurant Raffle kicks off April 7

In conjunction with a nutrition program, early learning center Children House is…

  • Apr 1st, 2018

Orcas Montessori School turns 30

Orcas Montessori School, along with San Juan County, has received a HUD…

  • Mar 31st, 2018

Library hosts author David Neiwert

Join author David Neiwert at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the…

  • Mar 29th, 2018

UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic: We’re Here for You!

We’ve received many wonderful comments from our patient surveys, as well as…

  • Mar 29th, 2018

School district celebrates adult education classes success

Submitted by Orcas Island School District Orcas Island School District and teacher…

  • Mar 29th, 2018

Updates from the food bank

From the Orcas Island Food Bank Board and Volunteers The Orcas Island…

  • Mar 29th, 2018

County Department of Emergency Management teaches two earthquake survival classes

San Juan County Department of Emergency Management is hosting a two-day training…

  • Mar 28th, 2018

OPALCO forum introduces candidates to community

There are two open positions on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s…

Camp Orkila staff works with artist Susan Slapin

Exploring the elements of art and sketching from nature

  • Mar 26th, 2018