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School district explains difference in bond and levy

Submitted by the Orcas Island School District What is the difference between…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Orcas Choral Society potluck picnic

Orcas Choral Society kicks off its fall season Tuesday, Sept. 12 at…

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Housman joins OISD as paraeducator

Orcas Island School District welcomes Jessie Housman as its new paraeducator. Housman…

  • Sep 3rd, 2017

Community foundation hosts walking tour of Eastsound

Everywhere you turn in Eastsound you can find someone or something that…

Orcas School welcomes new custodian

Welcome the new Orcas High School Custodian Bruce Van Noy. Van Noy…

  • Sep 2nd, 2017

Kruger races toward Alaska again

For the second year in a row, Orcas Islander Karl Kruger is…

Sada Ashcraft loves work and her kids

It was always in Sada Ashcraft’s life plan to be a mother.…

Music Advocacy celebrates 20 years

Music education in public schools has been a topic of contention for…

Gardens galore

Each year, the Orcas Island Garden Club finds a handful of unique…

Lopez woman helps Kenyan orphans

For 23 years, Cathy Doherty was a nurse practitioner at the Lopez…

BLM requests feedback on public comment guide

Submitted by the BLM The Bureau of Land Management will hold a…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Anneke Fleming named Matelich Scholar at Puget Sound

Anneke Fleming, of Eastsound, Washington was awarded the Matelich Scholarship in recognition…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

School welcomes new speech pathologist

Anne Auckland is the new Speech and Language Pathologist for the Orcas…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Vote on custom license plate for San Juan County

Washington residents could soon have the option of buying a custom San…

Island Market school supplies drive raises $1975

Orcas public school students from kindergarten to high school are receiving a…

The litter man of Orcas Island | James Bach is cleaning up the streets

James Bach is cleaning up Orcas Island to impress his wife. And…

Frank Loudin to be featured at Orcas Center

Nationally known artist-illustrator will be featured at Orcas Center during the month…

  • Aug 28th, 2017

OPALCO submarine cable named for George Goff

The following was submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. This September,…

  • Aug 28th, 2017

More than 60 island businesses support the historical society’s silent auction

Visit the free festivities on the Village Green on Saturday, Sept. 2…

  • Aug 27th, 2017

Orcas Island Food Bank bits and bites

by the Orcas Island Food Bank Board Things have been humming right…

  • Aug 27th, 2017

Make your own wine blend

Join the Friends of the Orcas Library at wine-blending workshop. Led by…

  • Aug 26th, 2017

Booster Club looking for volunteers

The Orcas Island Booster Club is gearing up for another year of…

2017 back to school kickoff | La fiesta para celebrar el comienzo de la escuela

Orcas Island School District is throwing its families a BBQ/party the afternoon…

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Silva family of Orcas leaves for year-long sailing trip to Mexico

The Silva family of Orcas Island has left on its sailboat “The…

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Auditions for ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Whale of a Show’

Orcas Center has chosen “The Addams Family - The Musical” as the…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Historical lime kiln interpretive walk

Orcas Preserve Steward Ruthie Dougherty and Historian Boyd Pratt are leading an…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Dinner at Red Rabbit Farm to benefit Orcas Island Film Festival

Enjoy a meal at Red Rabbit Farm with special guest Carl Spence…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

SJC fair results

Island kids gave it their all at the San Juan County Fair,…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Aug. 23–29

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

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Betty Reynolds art at Eastsound Art Walk

More than 13 years of paintings by Betty Reynolds of local scenes…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

TED speaker Katrina Spade at Emmanuel Parish Hall

What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die,…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Islander builds model Hiyu ferry

The Samish ferry may be out of service, but Fred Perez of…

Nova Athena Duke | Birth Announcement

Charmed parents Dwight Duke and Nicole Matisse Duke are happy to announce…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Four new faces at OISD

Barb Nigretto - District office general support We have a new person…

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Comprehensive Loudin show at Orcas Center

Orcas artist Frank Loudin is presenting a comprehensive show of his work…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Stan Lee tribute to stream at Orcas Center

In Theater Live presents “Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute,” streaming Thursday, Aug. 24…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

San Juan County Fair 2017 | Photos

The first few days of the San Juan County Fair, which is…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Aug. 16–22

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

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Community foundation presents walking tour of Eastsound

Eastsound is buzzing this year. The summer season in full swing, business…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

United Way works to support San Juan County residents

Serving more than 1,800 individuals at mid-year 2017, local nonprofit United Way…

  • Aug 16th, 2017