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Learn Medicare from SHIBA volunteers

Turning 65 soon? Been on Social Security Disability for two years? Then…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Mayor election

The race for honorary mayor of Eastsound is quickly heating up, with…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Orcas Center seeks art

The featured artist for the July show at Orcas Center is B.…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Sometimes being a dad means dressing up as a unicorn | Father’s Day profile

From the moment Jim Bredouw held his first child, he knew fatherhood…

‘What the Health’ film screening

Pebble Cove Farm in partnership with the Orcas Island Film Festival is…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

Long-time islander Betty Hall to serve as parade grand marshal

“Retro Orcas” is the theme for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual community…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

A happy Young Eagle

by Serafina Buck Age 8 Dear Mr. Becker, Thank you for taking…

  • Jun 11th, 2018

Shopping at Orcas Food Co-op on June 21 helps Coffelt Farm Stewards

Two years ago, Orcas Food Co-op launched a Community Shopping Day program…

  • Jun 11th, 2018

OCS student flies solo a month before graduation

Cole Smith, a senior at Orcas Christian School, recently made his first…

  • Jun 10th, 2018

San Juan County Prosperity Report presentation

The Orcas Island Community Foundation, in partnership with OPAL Community Land Trust…

  • Jun 10th, 2018

Baby, you can drive my car | Lund’s One World Festival celebrates the golden age of travel

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Martin Lund’s One World Music…

Boat runs up on shoreline rocks

Islanders came to the aid of a boat owner whose vessel washed…

  • Jun 8th, 2018

What’s going on at the Orcas senior center

Submitted by Orcas Island Senior Center Weekly coffee shop opening in June…

  • Jun 7th, 2018

OCS kids enjoy the outdoors

Miss Angie’s first- through third-grade primary class at Orcas Christian School had…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

Preschoolers step up

by Meg Massey for the Orcas Community Resource Center Next year’s kindergartners…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

Memorial Day | Photos

The American Legion hosted a Memorial Day celebration at Woodlawn Ceremony on…

Minutes taker needed for Orcas Island Health Care District

The Orcas Island Health Care District is looking for a minutes taker.…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

4-H meetings at the grange

by Sofia Fleming and Izie Janecek Fur and Feathers If you were…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

Solstice Parade celebrates 20 years

Everyone is invited to celebrate the 20th Annual Summer Solstice Parade on…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

Missing medication, distressed dog and illegal ignitions | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: May…

  • Jun 1st, 2018

Carra Bowes to graduate with honors from UW

Carra Nicole Bowes is graduating with honors from the University of Washington…

  • Jun 1st, 2018

Coalition hails passage of affordable housing ordinance

Local housing activists are hailing the passage of a San Juan County…

  • May 30th, 2018

Learn to dance the waltz

The next monthly dance class will be on Monday, June 4 at…

  • May 30th, 2018

Chris Jordan to show his new film ‘Albatross’

Photographer and film director Chris Jordan will return to Orcas Island for…

  • May 29th, 2018
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                                Twenty-two artist open their studios to the public June 2 and 3.

San Juan Island studio tour first weekend in June

This will be the Artist Studio Tours largest event, featuring 22 studios…

  • May 29th, 2018
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                                Twenty-two artist open their studios to the public June 2 and 3.

A day in the lives of Orcas Island kids | New film by McCune and Perrine to debut June 3

Grace McCune and Jake Perrine are known for their lavish stage productions…

Nick Power running for Prosecuting Attorney

Submitted by Nick Power Nick Power hopes to provide voters with an…

  • May 28th, 2018
Contributed photo/ San Juan County Land Bank
                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.

San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve steward retires

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank As of June 1, San…

  • May 25th, 2018
Contributed photo/ San Juan County Land Bank
                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.

Zderic awarded a three-year fellowship from NASA

Alex Zderic, a 2011 graduate of Orcas High School was awarded a…

  • May 25th, 2018

Wednesdays in the Woods

Next year, kindergartners at Orcas Elementary School will have the opportunity to…

  • May 24th, 2018

Community band to perform a variety of tunes

The Orcas Island Community Band prides itself in musical variety, and the…

  • May 22nd, 2018

Bike ride a success

Donning pink clothing, sunglasses, a boa and padded bike shorts, more than…

  • May 22nd, 2018

Rock Orchestra to play at Doe Bay

All islanders and guests are invited to the big concert on the…

  • May 22nd, 2018

Orcas Center hosts community forum

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,…

Terri and her husband Cal with Lillian (left) and Emma (right).

Orcas Island Park and Rec welcomes Terri Rodgers as director

The following was submitted by Orcas Island Park and Recreation District. After…

  • May 21st, 2018
Terri and her husband Cal with Lillian (left) and Emma (right).

Pet parade: a Memorial Day weekend tradition

In the tradition of Memorial Day celebrations on Orcas Island, Kaleidoscope Preschool…

  • May 20th, 2018
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                                Eric Kulp with public defender Colleen Kenimond.

Kulp charged with murder; bail set at $1.2 million

A courtroom full of more than 50 family and friends of Abigail…

  • May 18th, 2018
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                                Eric Kulp with public defender Colleen Kenimond.
Tasha Litch and Bob Friel on the red carpet for the opening gala of SIFF.

Litch and Friel show short at Seattle International Film Festival

The Orcas Island Film Festival’s winning short, “It Takes An Island,” directed…

  • May 18th, 2018
Tasha Litch and Bob Friel on the red carpet for the opening gala of SIFF.
Katie Gray photo
                                The Burned at their October concert in the Sea View Theatre.

‘The Burned’ presents CD release concert over Memorial Day weekend

Against a backdrop of colorful visuals and a sea of moody lights,…

Katie Gray photo
                                The Burned at their October concert in the Sea View Theatre.
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Be prepared for ‘Blackbird, Fly’

by Norm Stamper Special to the Sounder “We slash the blackbird’s throat,…

  • May 17th, 2018
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.