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Orcas Island named one of the best honeymoon destinations in the US

Submitted by Expedia.com Expedia.com staff ranked Orcas Island among their “Top Honeymoon…

  • Oct 16th, 2018

Susan Bradbury opening the door to a healthy future | Women in Business profile

Susan Bradbury wants to lead people to metaphorically open doors to their…

Orcas Christian School visits Matia Island

The elementary students at Orcas Christian School visited Matia Island on Thursday,…

  • Oct 15th, 2018

Patos Island Lighthouse exhibit opens at historical museum

If you didn’t get a chance to visit the Patos Island Lighthouse…

  • Oct 15th, 2018

Orcas Food Co-op’s call for 2019 Community Hero

The Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program serves as an umbrella for…

  • Oct 14th, 2018

SmileMobile dental van to visit Orcas

The SmileMobile dental van is coming to Orcas Island from Oct. 30…

  • Oct 14th, 2018

Medicare drop-in clinics

It is not just your body that needs an annual check-up. Your…

  • Oct 13th, 2018

Music 101 at Orcas Island Library

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s Aloysia Friedmann and Jon Kimura Parker (pictured…

  • Oct 13th, 2018

New OASIS K-8 Teacher/Assessment Coordinator Don Johnston

Don Johnston has always enjoyed school. Both parents were teachers and his…

  • Oct 13th, 2018

San Juan County Arts Council awards grant to Funhouse Commons

by Claire Wright President, SJCAC The San Juan County Arts Council voted…

  • Oct 11th, 2018

EDC presents two workshops

Climate Change for Business Business and farm owners or managers are invited…

  • Oct 11th, 2018

An apple a day: OCS students harvest apples

Submitted by Orcas Island Christian School Did you know that it takes…

  • Oct 10th, 2018

Learn about your Medicare options from SHIBA volunteers

You may be spending too much money to get the health coverage…

  • Oct 10th, 2018

Renowned scientist Frans de Waal talks animal intellect

For more than four decades, Frans de Waal has studied primates to…

Orcas Community Workshop, Oct. 10

San Juan County Department of Community Development will hold a Comprehensive Plan…

  • Oct 9th, 2018

Third Tuesday Open Mic at the Grange

Join us for Open Mic at The Grange, as a performer or…

  • Oct 9th, 2018

American jazz with European flavor at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. Oliver Groenewald, a trumpeter, composer and arranger, brings…

  • Oct 8th, 2018

Island Hoppin’ Brewery hosts ‘Beer and Conversation’ to discuss affordable housing

The following was submitted by Island Hoppin’ Brewery. The lack of affordable…

  • Oct 7th, 2018

Homecoming assembly and parade photos | Soccer game and barbecue on Saturday

The Vikings celebrated homecoming with sports games during the week and an…

  • Oct 5th, 2018

Emmanuel to present artwork from parishioners

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will feature the work of its parishioners on Oct.…

  • Oct 5th, 2018

OIFR multiple-casualty incident drill

Orcas Fire and Rescue is conducting a large-scale training exercise in the…

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Spots left in free filmmaking class for kids

Island kids can participate in a free filmmaking opportunity Oct. 4-7 sponsored…

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Good Steward award winners announced

Submitted by the Stewardship Network of the San Juans. Congratulations to this…

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Geyman releases ‘TrumpCare: Lies, Broken Promises, How It Is Failing, and What Should Be Done’

Friday Harbor resident John Geyman is proud to announce his new book…

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Taste the finest of island foods at Eat Island Grown event

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild invites you to celebrate local food…

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Highlights from the Gathering for the Salish Sea on Lopez

Submitted by Community Rights San Juan Islands Over a hundred community members…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Kaskurs makes student director for credit union board

Anthony Kaskurs, Gonzaga University junior and Orcas Island High School 2016 graduate,…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Ferries asks for comments on Draft Long Range Plan | Guest column

by Jim Corenman Chairman for San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Washington…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Benefit concert at the Orcas Center, Oct. 19

Orcas Island singer Malia Michelle and Britnee Kellogg, a former American Idol…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

‘Broken Record’ by James Wolf | Book review

by Michèle Griskey Special to the Sounder You may already be familiar…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

A-OK starts a new year of art in the schools

by Geri Turnoy A-OK Coordinator Art for Orcas Kids is starting the…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

San Juan Island blood drive, Oct. 17

Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest. Every two seconds, someone in the United States…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

The islands glow purple through the month of October in recognition of domestic violence victims

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans hopes to make the…

Anji and Eve.

Kids’ Halloween at Oddfellows discontinued

by Anji Ringzin Special to the Sounder In 2013 when my granddaughter…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
Anji and Eve.

October Orcas Center Art Show: Nature and Psyche

Orcas artists Ranna McNeil and Robert Dash are excited to share their…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
Contributed photo/Hilary McMullen
                                Left: Clams and mussels at Rosario Resort.

Savor the San Juans this October and November

by Erin Wygant San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau With summer fading and…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
Contributed photo/Hilary McMullen
                                Left: Clams and mussels at Rosario Resort.

League of Women Voters holds general election candidate forums on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

Submitted by the League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters…

  • Sep 29th, 2018

Orcas native Jake Knapp releases second book

Following the success of his first book “Sprint: How to Solve Big…

More than a dozen island farms open their gates to visitors

by Shannon Borg, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau In the islands, most…

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Susan Osborn performs at the Orcas Center on Sept. 28

Orcas Center welcomes internationally renowned singer Susan Osborn back to Orcas Center…

  • Sep 26th, 2018