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Crow Valley String band presents ‘Home for Christmas’

The Crow Valley String band is hosting “Home for Christmas” at Orcas…

  • Dec 13th, 2018

Island students thriving at Orcas Elementary School

For four hours once a week, Orcas Elementary kindergarteners bundle up and…

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                                The sick trumpeter swan at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation.

Wolf Hollow staff treat swan with lead poisoning

Submitted by Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. After receiving a call about…

  • Dec 12th, 2018
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                                The sick trumpeter swan at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation.

Sea Stars perform ‘Return of the Sun’ at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church

For thousands of years, cultures from all over the world have gathered…

  • Dec 11th, 2018

Learn about winter San Juan birds

Submitted by The Whale Museum The Whale Museum is holding a Winter…

  • Dec 10th, 2018

Santa Ship returns to Orcas

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

  • Dec 8th, 2018

Winter boating safety tips

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Winter weather is here,…

  • Dec 8th, 2018

Orcas Island School construction update

On Monday, Nov. 26, the Orcas Island School District School Board opened…

  • Dec 7th, 2018

There are still tags on the Giving Tree at Island Market

There is still time to select a child’s gift tag from the…

  • Dec 6th, 2018

Barbara Bentley speaks to garden club

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Barbara Bentley, on Wednesday, Dec. 12…

  • Dec 6th, 2018

Colleen Smith is the 2018 ‘Flat Person’ for Orcas Island Community Foundation

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation features a “flat person” as…

Live sound engineering workshop at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center Jake Perrine will present a Live Sound Basics…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018

Holiday concerts to warm your soul

Update: The high school band and strings will perform at 7 p.m.…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018
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                                <em>Left to right: Flutist Brian Dunning, Marc </em>Gremm<em>, Janet Marie Chvatal </em>and<em> Jeff Johnson.</em>

Christmas concert ‘Stille Nacht (Silent Night)’ at community church

Editor’s note: This was incorrectly published with a start time of 7-9…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018
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                                <em>Left to right: Flutist Brian Dunning, Marc </em>Gremm<em>, Janet Marie Chvatal </em>and<em> Jeff Johnson.</em>

Just in time for holiday gifts: Clay Café on the way

Come one, come all to the Clay Café on Sunday, Dec. 9,…

  • Dec 2nd, 2018

SHIBA returns to Orcas to answer Medicare questions

Turning 65 soon? Been on Social Security Disability for at least two…

  • Dec 2nd, 2018

‘The Roasted Nut’ dance performance at Orcas Center | Review

Review by Jean Henigson If you like dance, I hope you can…

  • Nov 30th, 2018

Edee Kulper stars a blog about Orcas

One year ago in November, Edee Kulper’s husband said, “Edee, you’re the…

  • Nov 30th, 2018
Kaleidoscope Preschool Director Amber Paulsen and Kaleidoscope kids receive $750 from Secretary of the Emmanuel Parish St. Agnes Guild, Joanne Cundy.

Emmanuel gives $6,500 to Orcas charities from 2018 Market Day

Just before Thanksgiving, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish delivered checks totaling $6,500 in proceeds…

  • Nov 30th, 2018
Kaleidoscope Preschool Director Amber Paulsen and Kaleidoscope kids receive $750 from Secretary of the Emmanuel Parish St. Agnes Guild, Joanne Cundy.

Dental van returns to Orcas

The Medical Teams International Dental Van will visit Orcas Island on Saturday,…

  • Nov 29th, 2018

Ocean Night at the Sea View Theatre: ‘Beneath the Salish Sea’ movie screening

Head out to the Sea View Theatre for an underwater odyssey through…

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                                Members of the Visual Arts Committee. Back row, left to right: Kathy Youngren, Leon Rosenblatt, Pat Littlewood, Ann Jones, Janis Mattox and Rick Jones. Front row: Mary Jane Elgin, Joan Fletcher, Nina Sahlin, Barbara Bentley and Heidi Lindberg.

December and January art exhibit at Orcas Center

Submitted by the Visual Arts Committee at Orcas Center. The Visual Arts…

  • Nov 28th, 2018
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                                Members of the Visual Arts Committee. Back row, left to right: Kathy Youngren, Leon Rosenblatt, Pat Littlewood, Ann Jones, Janis Mattox and Rick Jones. Front row: Mary Jane Elgin, Joan Fletcher, Nina Sahlin, Barbara Bentley and Heidi Lindberg.

Successful dodgeball tournament

The third annual community dodgeball gathering was held on Friday, Nov. 23.…

  • Nov 27th, 2018
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‘Roasted Nut’ dance production at Orcas Center

These aren’t your typical sugar plum fairies. The Island Inspiration All-Stars are…

Mandi Johnson/Staff photo

Discussion about Haiti on Orcas

Helping Hands Noramise invites islanders to a presentation and conversation about food…

  • Nov 27th, 2018

Who’s the next flat person?

Who will be the new “Flat Person” representing the Orcas Island Community…

  • Nov 26th, 2018

Killer whale thriller hits bookstands

Submitted by Pendrell Sound Press “Lost Frequency, A Novel of Sound, Speed,…

  • Nov 26th, 2018

Holiday tree lighting with Santa

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual tree lighting…

  • Nov 25th, 2018

Gifts for all at holiday fairs

Holiday Bazaar American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 93 will hold its annual…

  • Nov 24th, 2018

Rights for the Salish Sea: A community discussion forum

Submitted by Orcas Women’s Coalition Community Rights San Juan Islands is hosting…

  • Nov 24th, 2018

Volunteer day on Turtleback Mountain

Meet your new Orcas Stewardship staff and throw in a little habitat…

  • Nov 24th, 2018
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                                View the exhibition through Dec. 10.

Artist ‘talks trash’ at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Artist Nicola Wheston is…

  • Nov 23rd, 2018
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                                View the exhibition through Dec. 10.

Holiday events at the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center It’s the holiday season and the senior…

  • Nov 21st, 2018

Imagine Convergence conference in the heart of the San Juans

Submitted by Imagine Convergence organizers. The Imagine Convergence presenter lineup has just…

  • Nov 21st, 2018

OICMF presents Leaves of Gold Concert

Submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Orcas Island Chamber Music…

  • Nov 19th, 2018
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San Juan’s wild turkeys remembered

by Peggy Butler San Juan Island Although wild turkeys have been absent…

  • Nov 19th, 2018
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Community church seeks child actors for nativity play

Orcas Island Community Church would like to extend an invitation to all…

  • Nov 18th, 2018

OPALCO reaches out to membership with listening sessions

Low member turnout at Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s four-island listening sessions…

Black Widows among us?

by Terese Smith-Prescott San Juan Island My husband and I were surprised…

  • Nov 17th, 2018

Second annual Hops on the Rock a success

Hops on the Rock just keeps growing. The second annual beer festival…