Life

‘Jazzin’ with the Classics’ for Christmas

Music at Emmanuel presents the 11th annual Yuletide Baroque: Jazzin’ with the…

  • Dec 22nd, 2017

Time for the Polar Bear Plunge

Come start the year with the PLUNGE! The Orcas Island Rowing Team…

  • Dec 22nd, 2017

School honors those who served

There were smiles, there were tears and there was remembrance. Orcas school…

Report to community: The first day as a UW Medicine Clinic

The Orcas Medical Foundation Board received the following in an email from…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

Tashi and Kaj Litch perform at Darvill’s, Dec. 21

Darvill’s Bookstore invites you to join Tashi Litch and Kaj Litch on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m.

  • Dec 21st, 2017

Students find Salal berries tasty, and good for you too

Submitted by KWIAHT Island students have been comparing the nutritional qualities of…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

Mastering martial arts with Cameron Smart

Since January, Orcas Islander Cameron Smart has been instructing martial arts to…

Loring to be sworn in Dec. 29

Katie Loring will be sworn in as San Juan County’s Superior Court…

  • Dec 18th, 2017

Mentor profile: Jodi Luft and Phaedra Osborne

by Trillium Swanson Funhouse Commons Jodi Luft and Phaedra Osborne have been…

  • Dec 15th, 2017

No Island Hospital taxi on Christmas Day

For information, call (360) 299-1310.

  • Dec 15th, 2017

Community Treasures seeks donations to maintain non-profit

Submitted by Barry Trask 2018 Community Treasures President Friday Harbor Grange 225…

  • Dec 15th, 2017

Tis the season to donate blood

Prior to Thanksgiving, Bloodworks Northwest was already seeing a severe drop in…

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Hildreth presents first full-length concert

Orcas audiences have watched Stormy Hildreth grown up on stage, and now…

Cancer survivor who helps others sign up for health care to visit Orcas

“The Affordable Care Act saved my life.”

  • Dec 10th, 2017

Updates from the senior center

An update on the senior center

  • Dec 10th, 2017

Watch out for noxious weed, English ivy

Ivy is a victim of its own success.

  • Dec 9th, 2017

OCS students learn physics with wooden derby cars

Recently the junior high students at Orcas Christian School worked on a…

  • Dec 9th, 2017

Coach Dahl 2017 Give Orcas ‘flat person’

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) features a “flat person…

  • Dec 8th, 2017
Dow Lambert/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Marine Science Lecture Series on beach birds

Julia Parrish discussing Rhinoceros Auklet mortality and beach bird surveys.

  • Dec 8th, 2017
Dow Lambert/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A celebration of the longest night | Sea Stars back for concert

Step into the Sea View Theatre for a visual feast that will touch all your senses.

Reading of ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

Howard Barbour will read and do all the voices for Dylan Thomas’…

  • Dec 8th, 2017

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Celebrate the season with the truly beloved holiday favorite Bolshoi Ballet in…

  • Dec 7th, 2017

Community Band to present annual Christmas concert

by student Timothy Jenson The Orcas Island Community Band, conducted by Jim…

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Nov. 29–Dec. 5

Check out the weekly horoscope from Music in the Stars Astrology on Orcas Island published every week in the Sounder.

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Friends of the San Juans seeks king tide photographers

Citizen Scientists Needed! Help us Document King Tides this Winter.

  • Dec 3rd, 2017

All aboard the Santa Train

Join Children’s House for the Inaugural Santa Train event at Mt. Baker…

  • Dec 2nd, 2017

Lions Santa Ship, Dec. 10

In parts of the world, Santa arrives by sleigh, slides down chimneys…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Indian Island: an ecosystem in recovery

Just off the shore of Eastsound stands an island in rehabilitation, a…

Rosario Resort hosts 7th Annual Festival of Trees

Orcas Island resort sponsors annual fundraiser for local nonprofits

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Learn how to decorate for winter

Garlands, greens and glitter

  • Nov 30th, 2017

Winter Solstice Spiral Walk and Potluck

Join in a 30-year-old island tradition on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 4–7…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

‘Sing Noel’ with Orcas Choral Society

Sing for joy! Sound the trumpets! Sing Noel with the Orcas Choral…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Talking to teens about sex

The following was submitted by IRHI. The Island Reproductive Health Initiative collaborated…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Waltz dance class

The next community dance class will be on Monday, Dec. 4 at…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Nov. 29–Dec. 5

Check out the weekly horoscope from Music in the Stars Astrology on…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Marine Resource Committee needs new members

by Ken Carrasco Vice-chairman, San Juan County Marine Resources Committee We have…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

OCS students helping kids in need

Orcas Christian School students packed 47 shoeboxes as part of the Operation…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Three winners bring home dodgeball attire award

The winners of this year’s most festive holiday dodgeball attire award were…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

Odd Fellows celebrates Thanksgiving

Odd Fellows Hall in Eastsound celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with its annual…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

‘Taming of the Shrew’ ballet

This weekend, the Bolshoi Ballet will be performing “Taming of the Shrew,”…

  • Nov 25th, 2017