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Leadership San Juan Islands hosts stewardship day for Funhouse and Children’s House

Leadership San Juan Islands, the nonprofit organization devoted to building local leadership…

  • May 16th, 2019

Deer Harbor quilter is a winner at AQS QuiltWeek-Spring Paducah, 2019

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, announced…

  • May 15th, 2019

Island artists’ textile work on display in La Conner

Work of Our Hands, an exhibition of 41 works by members of…

  • May 15th, 2019

Rock Island offers internet on Eastsound Green for free

Submitted by Rock Island Rock Island Communications, the only provider of fiber-optic…

  • May 14th, 2019

Bringing ‘The Greatest Showman’ songs to center stage | McCune and Perrine to debut new production ‘Cirque-Us’

by Meredith M. Griffith Sounder contributor It’s time to let your freak…

  • May 14th, 2019

Orcas Island Genealogy Club to host meeting and field trip

What could be a better way to celebrate “History Lives Here” month…

  • May 13th, 2019

‘Insects and Integrated Pest Management’ lecture

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Carrie Foss, Urban Integrated Pest Management…

  • May 13th, 2019

Unconditional love in action

Sister Lucy Kurien is the founder of Maher, an interfaith and caste-free…

  • May 13th, 2019

Moran State Park: not just a playground!

Submitted by Kwiaht. Have you seen a giant water bug hunting for…

  • May 11th, 2019

News from Lahari

by Dennis King Lahari Executive Director It’s been two years since Orcas…

  • May 11th, 2019

OICMF Early Birds Ticketing Thursday, May 16

On Thursday, May 16, the Early Birds Celebration to launch ticket sales…

  • May 10th, 2019

Eastsound Fire Station’s mural project remembers 9/11

Like many of us, Robin Lassen remembers exactly where she was on…

  • May 10th, 2019

Friday Harbor girl wins fishing derby on Orcas

Saylor Whalen from Friday Harbor (pictured here) took first place in the…

  • May 10th, 2019
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                                The Malo family at Crescent Beach. Back row, left to right: Tayla, Lili, Kim with Sandra and Masi with Isabella. Front row: Timoteo, family dog Maple and Tomasi.<style type="text/css"></style>

Mother’s Day profile: Kim Malo

by Meredith M. Griffith Sounder contributor Bright-eyed Isabella, 3, clambers all over…

  • May 9th, 2019
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                                The Malo family at Crescent Beach. Back row, left to right: Tayla, Lili, Kim with Sandra and Masi with Isabella. Front row: Timoteo, family dog Maple and Tomasi.<style type="text/css"></style>

New Brené Brown book group on Orcas

Brené Brown, famous for her popular TED Talk “The Power of Vulnerability,”…

  • May 9th, 2019

See the world at Orcas Center Gala

Submitted by Orcas Center. Take flight and explore cultural treasures of the…

  • May 8th, 2019

A photographic journey: climate and Antarctica

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Photographer, filmmaker, former NASA researcher,…

  • May 8th, 2019

Visitors bureau celebrates tourism

Submitted by the San Juan Islands’ Visitors’ Bureau. National Travel and Tourism…

  • May 8th, 2019

Be Ready Orcas to discuss communication systems

Join Be Ready Orcas on Wednesday, May 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at…

  • May 7th, 2019

Scott Cook to serenade Orcas Island

Beloved Canadian roots balladeer Scott Cook is coming to the San Juan…

  • May 5th, 2019

Community businesses rebuild Children’s House fence

Submitted by the Orcas Island Children’s House. Spring cleaning has been taken…

  • May 4th, 2019

National Tourism Week: Why Travel Matters to the San Juan Islands

Submitted by The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau “The best education I…

  • May 4th, 2019

Stop the bleed training

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue presents Stop the Bleed. This free class,…

  • May 3rd, 2019
Paris Wilson (left) teaching a student.

Senior Student Projects That Are Giving Back Through Music

Three graduating seniors at Orcas Island High School have each embarked on…

  • May 2nd, 2019
Paris Wilson (left) teaching a student.

San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications!

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. Calling all performers for the…

  • May 2nd, 2019

Free Children’s Concert at The Funhouse Friday, May 10

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival…

  • May 2nd, 2019

Help the Food Bank Be A Huge Hero During May!

Submitted by Orcas Island Food Bank. When visiting the Orcas Food Co-op…

  • May 2nd, 2019

Bach, Vivaldi sung for spring

Submitted by the Orcas Choral Society. On May 4 and 5 at…

Girls Scouts’ “Adventures in Slime” workshop

Girl Scouts of Western Washington is sharing its “Adventures in Slime” workshop…

  • May 1st, 2019

Give Where You Live!

On your mark, get sSubmitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. On…

  • May 1st, 2019

Memoir writing class

“Memoir in May,” a 4-week class, will run Tuesdays May 7 to…

  • May 1st, 2019

Orcas Senior Center news

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Professional foot care When your feet…

  • May 1st, 2019

‘Living in the Future’s Past’ multi-island film screening | An interview with Jeff Bridges

Data on global warming is plentiful. What isn’t well understood by the…

Contributed photo. Zoey Chue and Colin Blevins.

Aerial rescue training

San Juan Islands’ arborists and tree workers gathered for an aerial rescue…

  • Apr 30th, 2019
Contributed photo. Zoey Chue and Colin Blevins.

Cinco De Mayo dinner

The American Legion will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo dinner on…

  • Apr 30th, 2019

Eastsound shapes plan to revitalize swale

Submitted by Toby Cooper. The rain, while not a relentless downpour, still…

  • Apr 28th, 2019

May Student Art Show

All are invited to the opening of everyone’s favorite local art show…

  • Apr 28th, 2019

Time to plan for enrolling first graders this fall

Families who plan to enroll their kindergarten-aged children in first grade this…

  • Apr 27th, 2019

World labyrinth day

The Labyrinth Society’s World Labyrinth Day – May 4 – a day…

  • Apr 27th, 2019

Events for kids starting kindergarten next year

Bus ride and public school tour All kindergarten-bound children will have the…

  • Apr 25th, 2019