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The tale of Brook and Abe

Tiny fingerprints from the hands of young islanders adorn the glass case…

Feature films on the Village Green | Power women of rock and justice

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival. On July…

  • Jul 1st, 2018

League of Women Voters to hold forums for state, national primary candidates

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

  • Jun 30th, 2018

Lancaster graduates university

Lindsay Lancaster, of Eastsound, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in…

  • Jun 29th, 2018

July Dance Intensive at Orcas Center

Join the Orcas Center for its inaugural July Dance Intensive, three weeks…

  • Jun 29th, 2018

Political analysts size up the mayoral field

by Layna Mosley and Andy Reynolds This is our seventh year serving…

  • Jun 29th, 2018

‘Wishy Washy’s Wish’ invades the library

Submitted by Orcas Library The cedar and bark sculptural animals and illustrations…

  • Jun 27th, 2018

Fourth of July fun in the sun on Orcas Island

July 1 Pig Roast The American Legion Post 93 is hosting its…

  • Jun 27th, 2018

Healthy and Balanced Living classes

Have you been thinking about ways to improve your health? Are you…

  • Jun 27th, 2018

Olga Daze: Save the date and bring your stuff

Submitted by Olga Daze organizers Bring your donations for Olga Daze. This…

  • Jun 27th, 2018

Orcas Island Community Church invites children to ‘Shipwrecked VBS: Rescued by Jesus’

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Church A summer kids’ event called Shipwrecked…

  • Jun 27th, 2018

OCS reaches education endowment goal of $10 million

Fifteen years ago the Orcas Christian School set a goal to build…

  • Jun 26th, 2018

News Briefs June 27

Calling all writers Hear that beat? That should be the quickening heart…

  • Jun 26th, 2018

Jessi Gudgell to give Peace Corps talk

Join Orcas’ own Jessi Gudgell as she discusses her first year serving…

  • Jun 25th, 2018

Six Guitars take to Orcas Center stage

One performer, six guitar styles. Six Guitars, a performance by Chase Padgett,…

  • Jun 23rd, 2018

Orcas Elementary honors volunteers

Orcas Elementary held its annual volunteer appreciation assembly on Thursday, June 14.…

  • Jun 22nd, 2018
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Montgomery family celebrates 100 years on Orcas

by Krysti Hall and Larry Nyland Special to the Sounder Joseph Ray…

  • Jun 21st, 2018
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History Matinee: The history of spinning fiber

A little different than the usual Orcas Island Historical Museum History Matinee,…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Joan Stamm book signing at Darvill’s

In 2012, Joan Stamm and her sister Gwen began a Buddhist journey…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Lebedik Yankee at Orcas Grange, June 23

The Orcas Island Grange will host the music of Lebedik Yankee, a…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

OPAL affordable housing fundraiser June 30

Housing touches everyone! That’s the theme for OPAL’s annual fundraising gala to…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Orca Sing 2018

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Orca Sing is an annual…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

A Passport to Washington Libraries offers bookstore gift cards for library visits

Families traveling around Washington this summer will have a new reason to…

  • Jun 19th, 2018

An update from the senior center

Technology GiveOrcas Grant The senior center would like to thank everyone who…

  • Jun 19th, 2018

Four staff members of Orcas Island School District retiring

Four Orcas Island School District employees are hanging up their backpacks and…

Laslo’s magic show is on the way

Local award-winning magician Matthew Laslo makes his annual return to the Sea…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Westsound waterfront home on Orcas Road selected as a finalist in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

Windermere Real Estate Orcas Island sales associate Wally Gudgell represents a property…

  • Jun 18th, 2018
Water kefir

Learn to make kefir and kvass with Regina Zwilling

The Orcas Food Co-op is presenting “Fabulous Kefir and Kvass” with Regina…

  • Jun 18th, 2018
Water kefir

School music wraps up a notable year | More than $19k in funding from MAG

The Orcas School music program bids farewell to two graduating seniors this…

  • Jun 17th, 2018

Exploring Orcas’ hidden treasures

Along with blooming flowers and the return of leaves to the trees,…

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Orcas APS to hold dinner and auction ‘La Dolce Vita! A Taste of Italy’

Orcas APS is presenting “La Dolce Vita! A Taste of Italy,” its…

  • Jun 14th, 2018
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Mentoring on the farm and beyond | Profile

by Trillium Swanson Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator at The Funhouse Commons While…

  • Jun 14th, 2018

Samish Indian Nation honored for work in San Juans

The Samish Indian Nation announced has been honored as one of the…

  • Jun 14th, 2018

Doe Bay Fest 11: The tradition continues

The following was submitted by Doe Bay Resort. It only took a…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Low Tide Seaweed Walk with Ryan Drum

The Seaweed Ramble is an Orcas Island tradition. Join renowned instructor Ryan…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Young Eagles Day on Saturday, June 9

Young Eagles Day is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Eastsound mayoral candidates off and running

Four mayoral hopefuls left the starting gate Memorial weekend and entered the…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Mid-June blood drives

Summer is a challenging time for blood collection — blood centers all…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Call for vendors for shelter dog day

The Orcas Animal Shelter is presenting a special day all about dogs.…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Learn Medicare from SHIBA volunteers

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

  • Jun 13th, 2018