Life

Orkila language classes continue

YMCA Camp Orkila, in partnership with the Funhouse, will continue to offer…

  • Aug 28th, 2019

Sustainability workshops

Join All Hands on Earth and Maura Lynn Bigge-Pritchard for a series…

  • Aug 28th, 2019

Veteran Navigators back on Orcas

The Veteran Navigators are returning to Orcas Island on Oct. 26. They…

  • Aug 28th, 2019
Laura Evans/Contributed photo
                                Madrona Bark tapestry by Ruth Van Doren.

Ruth Van Doren wins best in class

Submitted by Laura Evans. Lopez fiber artist Ruth Van Doren received two…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Laura Evans/Contributed photo
                                Madrona Bark tapestry by Ruth Van Doren.
Jovino Santos Neto.

Tickets going fast for Orcas Island Jazz Festival

Submitted by the Orcas Island Jazz Festival. Tickets are selling faster than…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Jovino Santos Neto.

Woman in the Woods Productions presents Paul Rucker: A Man for All Seasons

by Norm Stamper Special to the Sounder “Renaissance Person” is a label…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Grace Zwilling shows off one of several first place ribbons at the 2019 San Juan County Fair

Grace Zwilling wins big at county fair

Seven-year-old Grace Zwilling won first place in the following categories for open…

  • Aug 26th, 2019
Grace Zwilling shows off one of several first place ribbons at the 2019 San Juan County Fair

Josh Kramer wins two awards at the fair

Lopezian Josh Kramer, 15, celebrated his fourth year in 4H this fair,…

  • Aug 23rd, 2019

Charlotte’s Closet provides outfits and self-esteem for girls

A new store is offering free new and quality used clothing and…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

“The Biggest Little Farm” film screening

Submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival. The Orcas Island Film Festival’s…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Art show at Orcas Center in September

Calling all local artists to join longtime Orcas artist Marcia Spees in…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Creating productive marine protected areas

When developing a marine protection area, Anna Metaxas believes that the genetics…

HEART of Orcas Art Auction

After months of preparation, the HEART of Orcas Art Auction is set…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Recovery in Community pilot project launches

Recovery in Community is now active and working to improve the lives…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Orcas Veg Fest is on the way

Submitted by Lydia Miller. The Orcas Veg Fest is a new non…

  • Aug 20th, 2019
<em>Diane Craig/Staff photo</em>
                                <strong>Antoinette Botsford.</strong>

The ghost in the telling | Master storyteller weaves tales of island legend and lore

The audience hangs on her every word. Adults lean in; children stare,…

  • Aug 20th, 2019
<em>Diane Craig/Staff photo</em>
                                <strong>Antoinette Botsford.</strong>

The Salish Sea School launches Guardians of the Sea program

The Music Committee at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present the Tre Voci…

  • Aug 20th, 2019

Jazz Festival celebrates fifth year

Martin Lund’s fifth annual Orcas Island Jazz Festival will light up Orcas…

Turtle turmoils at county fair

The fair is fun and games until a turtle gets hurt. Reports…

‘Senior Cider’ project

Boathouse Cider Works is teaming up with Orcas Senior Center to create…

  • Aug 19th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op education opportunity: fabulous kefir fermentation

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Food Co-op. Join Regina…

  • Aug 19th, 2019

Become a Washington State Parks junior ranger

Submitted by WA State Parks. Calling all youth wilderness enthusiasts. Washington State…

  • Aug 18th, 2019

Local discount for Imagine Festival

Imagine Music and Arts Festival on Orcas Island from Sept. 12-15 features…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Laura Veirs’ charismatic music is an antidote for turbulent times

Submitted by Orcas Center. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Laura…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Tre Voci at final Brown Bag concert

The Music Committee at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present the Tre Voci…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Dogs find homes after story in Islands’ Sounder | One still available

Two animals highlighted in the July 31 Sounder story “Dogs rescued from…

Nashville duo to perform

Internationally touring Nashville singer-songwriters Mare Wakefield and Nomad (www.marewakefield) will be performing…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Orcas Storyfest 2019

It’s Orcas StoryFest time again! Since 2005, Eth-Noh-Tec has produced the Orcas…

  • Aug 16th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Island Yacht Club. Shaw Classic racers

49th Shaw Island Classic race results

49th Shaw Island Classic Race Results

  • Aug 15th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan Island Yacht Club. Shaw Classic racers

Geoff Kaufman concert at the Orcas Grange

Connecticut-based folksinger Geoff Kaufman is coming to Orcas once again to perform…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

‘Waterline’ – Split, twisted and bound

Submitted by San Juan Island Museum of Art. San Juan Island Museum…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Turtleback Brass and friends in concert

Two local brass ensembles, the Turtleback Brass and the Salish Brass, are…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

You’re invited back to school

The Orcas Island Historical Museums is inviting the community to Crow Valley…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Community foundation to match IOSA donations during fair week

Submitted by the Islands’ Oil Spill Association. The San Juan Island Community…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Fair foods and furry friends don’t mix

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. The San Juan County Fair…

  • Aug 12th, 2019

Local child helps senior citizens with technology

For the past three years, Evan Kulper, almost 14, has been holding…

  • Aug 12th, 2019
The Changing Times publisher and designer Corbin LaMont with Issue 13: Orcas Island, Washington

Newspaper publisher designs an issue about Orcas Island, hosts release parties this week

For Corbin LaMont, place is a muse. Founder, co-editor, designer and publisher…

The Changing Times publisher and designer Corbin LaMont with Issue 13: Orcas Island, Washington

Colleen James releases first book of poetry

Long-time Lopez resident Colleen James has released a book of poetry. James…

  • Aug 10th, 2019

Come sing rock classics and hits with bands at the county fair

Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you…

  • Aug 9th, 2019