Life

OCS student flies solo a month before graduation

Cole Smith, a senior at Orcas Christian School, recently made his first…

  • Jun 10th, 2018

San Juan County Prosperity Report presentation

The Orcas Island Community Foundation, in partnership with OPAL Community Land Trust…

  • Jun 10th, 2018

Baby, you can drive my car | Lund’s One World Festival celebrates the golden age of travel

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Martin Lund’s One World Music…

Boat runs up on shoreline rocks

Islanders came to the aid of a boat owner whose vessel washed…

  • Jun 8th, 2018

What’s going on at the Orcas senior center

Submitted by Orcas Island Senior Center Weekly coffee shop opening in June…

  • Jun 7th, 2018

OCS kids enjoy the outdoors

Miss Angie’s first- through third-grade primary class at Orcas Christian School had…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

Preschoolers step up

by Meg Massey for the Orcas Community Resource Center Next year’s kindergartners…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

Memorial Day | Photos

The American Legion hosted a Memorial Day celebration at Woodlawn Ceremony on…

Minutes taker needed for Orcas Island Health Care District

The Orcas Island Health Care District is looking for a minutes taker.…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

4-H meetings at the grange

by Sofia Fleming and Izie Janecek Fur and Feathers If you were…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

Solstice Parade celebrates 20 years

Everyone is invited to celebrate the 20th Annual Summer Solstice Parade on…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

Missing medication, distressed dog and illegal ignitions | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: May…

  • Jun 1st, 2018

Carra Bowes to graduate with honors from UW

Carra Nicole Bowes is graduating with honors from the University of Washington…

  • Jun 1st, 2018

Coalition hails passage of affordable housing ordinance

Local housing activists are hailing the passage of a San Juan County…

  • May 30th, 2018

Learn to dance the waltz

The next monthly dance class will be on Monday, June 4 at…

  • May 30th, 2018

Chris Jordan to show his new film ‘Albatross’

Photographer and film director Chris Jordan will return to Orcas Island for…

  • May 29th, 2018
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                                Twenty-two artist open their studios to the public June 2 and 3.

San Juan Island studio tour first weekend in June

This will be the Artist Studio Tours largest event, featuring 22 studios…

  • May 29th, 2018
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                                Twenty-two artist open their studios to the public June 2 and 3.

A day in the lives of Orcas Island kids | New film by McCune and Perrine to debut June 3

Grace McCune and Jake Perrine are known for their lavish stage productions…

Nick Power running for Prosecuting Attorney

Submitted by Nick Power Nick Power hopes to provide voters with an…

  • May 28th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.

San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve steward retires

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank As of June 1, San…

  • May 25th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark.

Zderic awarded a three-year fellowship from NASA

Alex Zderic, a 2011 graduate of Orcas High School was awarded a…

  • May 25th, 2018

Wednesdays in the Woods

Next year, kindergartners at Orcas Elementary School will have the opportunity to…

  • May 24th, 2018

Community band to perform a variety of tunes

The Orcas Island Community Band prides itself in musical variety, and the…

  • May 22nd, 2018

Bike ride a success

Donning pink clothing, sunglasses, a boa and padded bike shorts, more than…

  • May 22nd, 2018

Rock Orchestra to play at Doe Bay

All islanders and guests are invited to the big concert on the…

  • May 22nd, 2018

Orcas Center hosts community forum

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,…

Terri and her husband Cal with Lillian (left) and Emma (right).

Orcas Island Park and Rec welcomes Terri Rodgers as director

The following was submitted by Orcas Island Park and Recreation District. After…

  • May 21st, 2018
Terri and her husband Cal with Lillian (left) and Emma (right).

Pet parade: a Memorial Day weekend tradition

In the tradition of Memorial Day celebrations on Orcas Island, Kaleidoscope Preschool…

  • May 20th, 2018
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                                Eric Kulp with public defender Colleen Kenimond.

Kulp charged with murder; bail set at $1.2 million

A courtroom full of more than 50 family and friends of Abigail…

  • May 18th, 2018
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                                Eric Kulp with public defender Colleen Kenimond.
Tasha Litch and Bob Friel on the red carpet for the opening gala of SIFF.

Litch and Friel show short at Seattle International Film Festival

The Orcas Island Film Festival’s winning short, “It Takes An Island,” directed…

  • May 18th, 2018
Tasha Litch and Bob Friel on the red carpet for the opening gala of SIFF.
Katie Gray photo
                                The Burned at their October concert in the Sea View Theatre.

‘The Burned’ presents CD release concert over Memorial Day weekend

Against a backdrop of colorful visuals and a sea of moody lights,…

Katie Gray photo
                                The Burned at their October concert in the Sea View Theatre.
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Be prepared for ‘Blackbird, Fly’

by Norm Stamper Special to the Sounder “We slash the blackbird’s throat,…

  • May 17th, 2018
Left: Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Right: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Trashion Fashion Show workshops and swap meet spaces going fast

The Exchange will be hosting two crafting workshops this weekend for participants…

  • May 16th, 2018

All-Stars present ‘Dancing on a Whim’

Let the Island Inspiration All-Stars take you on a journey around the…

Salish Sea Early Music Festival’s Spring Baroque Festival

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Spring Baroque Festival, to include…

  • May 14th, 2018

Help SeaDoc Society give Salish Sea books to students at Camp Orkila

The SeaDoc Society wants to give copies of their new children’s book…

  • May 13th, 2018

Troxel to host singer-songwriters in the round concert at the Grange

Local singer-songwriter Mandy Troxel is bringing two songwriting friends, Jaspar Lepak and…

  • May 12th, 2018

Liv Sarah Riley | Birth announcement

Sophie Alice [Sisson], and Joseph Louis Riley welcomed Liv Sarah Riley on…

  • May 11th, 2018

Students build bridge out of toothpicks

The last big project of the year for the seventh and eighth…

  • May 11th, 2018

Airhawks Flying Club announces youth program

The Orcas Island Airhawks Flying Club has just announced a special program…

  • May 11th, 2018