Life

Updates from the food bank

From the Orcas Island Food Bank Board and Volunteers The Orcas Island…

  • Mar 29th, 2018

County Department of Emergency Management teaches two earthquake survival classes

San Juan County Department of Emergency Management is hosting a two-day training…

  • Mar 28th, 2018

OPALCO forum introduces candidates to community

There are two open positions on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s…

Camp Orkila staff works with artist Susan Slapin

Exploring the elements of art and sketching from nature

  • Mar 26th, 2018

March for Our Lives in Eastsound | Photos

Community members young and old gathered at the Village Green in Eastsound…

Orcas literary briefs

National poetry month Each year the month of April is set aside…

  • Mar 24th, 2018

Protecting the environment one child at a time

Can one book change the course of land and sea conservation for…

Long Live The Kings executive director talks salmon

Salish Sea salmon are struggling to survive. Long Live the Kings Executive…

Lopez receives $500,000 from state for swim center

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool The Friends of Lopez…

  • Mar 22nd, 2018

Island students have a day of song and sport

Orcas Island High School student musicians Lindsey Simpson, Flora Lister and Alanna…

  • Mar 22nd, 2018

4-H Know Your Government group goes to Olympia

by Izie Janecek and Sofia Fleming The Orcas Island 4-H “Know Your…

  • Mar 22nd, 2018

Paper airplane contest was fun for all

by Joanne Cundy We had so much fun this year! Not only…

  • Mar 21st, 2018

Public screening health screening van visits Orcas

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Lions Club. Each year…

  • Mar 21st, 2018

Washington state united against oil spills and fish spills

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans The passage of SB 6269…

  • Mar 21st, 2018

Rotary volunteers on St. Patty’s Day

Members of Orcas Rotary worked hard on St. Patrick’s Day to clean…

  • Mar 20th, 2018

Fair entertainment and program sponsorship opportunities

Have you ever wondered about alternative ways to support the San Juan…

  • Mar 20th, 2018

‘Peter Rabit’ reading

On Sunday, March 25, Darvill’s Bookstore will host Paul King, who will…

  • Mar 20th, 2018

SAT prep classes starting at The Funhouse

Is your child college-bound? Are they taking the May 5 SAT? Ryan…

  • Mar 20th, 2018

Fundraiser to help people before they are in crisis

By Vincent Shu, MD I am saddened anytime someone commits suicide, especially…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

‘Billy Elliot – The Musical’ | Review and photos

“Billy Elliot – The Musical” at the Orcas Center is a must-see.…

Rock on the Rock kids to make movie musical

Spring has sprung! And Rock on the Rock is back with a…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

Funhouse Science Fair

Join the Funhouse at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, for its…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

Wearin’ o’ the Green | St. Patty’s Day parade photos

The spirit of the Irish was strong in Eastsound during the annual…

Orcas Lit Fest needs volunteers

Do you love books? The Orcas Lit Festival is coming April 13–15,…

  • Mar 16th, 2018

Aerial acrobats host bake sale

Island Aerial Acrobats will be holding a good old-fashioned bake sale fundraiser…

  • Mar 15th, 2018

Lummi Nation calls for release of Tokitae from Miami Seaquarium

Submitted by the Orca Network Representatives from the Lummi Nation will join…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

Farmers market invites vendors to apply for 2018 season

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Farmers’ Market. Join us…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

School improvements enter design phase

David Mount of the architectural firm Mahlum presented a slideshow of plans…

World-famous composer to visit Orcas – from Waldron

Morten Lauridsen, the world’s most frequently performed American choral composer, is coming…

  • Mar 11th, 2018

March Mayhem basketball tournament

Come cheer on the Sixth annual March Mayhem Basketball Tournament hosted by…

  • Mar 10th, 2018
Bob Vietzke

Celebrate St. Patty’s with annual parade

Saturday, March 17, The 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Orcas…

  • Mar 9th, 2018
Bob Vietzke

Garage sale to benefit arts in the public school

A*OK (Art for Orcas Kids) is having a large garage sale on…

  • Mar 9th, 2018

A vigil of silent compassion

The following was submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.…

  • Mar 8th, 2018

Spring ball starts soon

Spring ball starts soon

  • Mar 8th, 2018

Empowerment Hearts 24-hour workshop

Submitted by Katie Gray From the time we are born, we are…

  • Mar 8th, 2018

‘Successful Year-Round Vegetable Gardening’ presentation

The Orcas Garden Club will welcome Dr. Carol Miles, known as a…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Osborn and Harvie to hold benefit concert for Caribbean

Susan Osborn and Bruce Harvie are holding a benefit concert for the…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Grow your inspiration at the Agricultural Summit

Only two weeks away from the largest gathering of farmers, agrarians and…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Lahari announces 2018 caregiver training and certification program

by Dennis King Executive Director, Lahari Aging on Orcas Island can be…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Steve Hill initiated into The Salmagundi Club

Lopez Island artist Steven R. Hill was sponsored and voted into The…

  • Mar 7th, 2018