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Orcas musicians earn top awards

A busload of Orcas Island High School musicians traveled to Bellingham High…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

How to be a citizen activist; Nick Licata visits Orcas

Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years, and…

OCS focuses on career readiness

Submitted by Orcas Christian School Under new principal Kirk Haley, Orcas Christian…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Valentines Day events around the island

V-day dance Dance the night away at the Oddfellows Hall Valentine’s Dance…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Matthew McConaughey and San Juan Islands barge star in commercial

The commercial that locals have been waiting for is finally on the…

Uncertainty for silks at Orcas Center

The future of Island Aerial Acrobatics at Orcas Center is up in…

Nip influenza in the bud

by Shila R Wachtel, RN, BSN and Patient Educator for Orcas Family…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

Fidelis Flea Market seeks vendors

The annual Fidelis Flea Market is happening Saturday, March 10 from 10…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

Healthy relationships and teen dating violence

Submitted by SAFE San Juans By exploring the dating process teenagers gain…

  • Feb 4th, 2018

Time to apply for 2018 grants from community foundation

Orcas Island Community Foundation’s primary goal is to enhance and preserve the…

  • Feb 4th, 2018
Joe Gaydos, SeaDoc Society photo
                                A bottlenose dolphin.

Gaydos to discuss wildlife disease and how it impacts marine ecosystems and people

Several years ago, a virus swept through bottlenose dolphin populations on the…

  • Feb 3rd, 2018
Joe Gaydos, SeaDoc Society photo
                                A bottlenose dolphin.
L-R: Victor Velasco (Tony Lee) describes the virtues of Kinichi’s to Ethel (Luann Pamatian), Paul (Kevin Hauschild) and Corie (Danica Coffman)

‘Barefoot in the Park’ to be shown at Grange

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will present seven performances of one…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018
L-R: Victor Velasco (Tony Lee) describes the virtues of Kinichi’s to Ethel (Luann Pamatian), Paul (Kevin Hauschild) and Corie (Danica Coffman)

OCS community dinner features Mexican food

Orcas Christian School invites everyone to the second 2018 community dinner on…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018

Buddhist teacher to lead ‘Transforming Happiness and Suffering’

For years, Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche has been teaching Buddhism around the…

Warm your soul with Heart of Song

Four Orcas singer-songwriters join forces in a concert at Orcas Center on…

Community Resource Center reflects on joyous holidays

Submitted by Orcas Community Resource Center Orcas Island elves by the dozens…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

Community foundation recalls a generous 2017

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Foundation The end of the year brought…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

Valentine’s Dance and class at Oddfellows

Dance the night away at the Oddfellows Hall Valentine’s Dance on Saturday,…

  • Jan 30th, 2018
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                                <em>Derby winner John Risko with Dave Resch.</em>

American Legion fishing derby results

The 39th Annual American Legion Salmon Derby was held Jan. 27 and…

  • Jan 29th, 2018
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                                <em>Derby winner John Risko with Dave Resch.</em>

Art for Orcas Kids, enhancing the lives of island youth

Introducing children to art is beneficial to their motor, math, social, emotional…

Island Aerial Acrobatics produces “Connected”

The Island Aerial Acrobatics program, also known as “silks class,” is in…

  • Jan 29th, 2018

Results from “Building a Vital Future” survey

by Lynnette Wood, Orcas Island Senior Center Whether you call them senior…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

Legendary filmmaker and ski icon Warren Miller, 93, passes away at Orcas home

Warren A. Miller, the iconic and beloved filmmaker who introduced generations to…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

Camp Orkila offering English and Spanish classes for adult learners

Possessing the gift of language can open doors around the world and…

Kudos to Orcas teachers leading the way

Submitted by Orcas Island School District As we head into the new…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Recycle yard waste at ORS

Burning yard debris adds carbon monoxide to the environment and directly contributing…

Good Lovelies return to the Orcas Center

Orcas Center welcomes the Good Lovelies back to Center Stage on Jan.…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Free pruning workshop at San Juan Island’s Dancing Seeds Farm

Do you have fruit trees or an interest in them? Would you…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

San Juan County’s 2018 Ag Summit coming soon

The sixth annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit will take place on…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Two cool weather cooking classes with Christina Orchid

Back by popular demand, Red Rabbit Farm’s Christina Orchid will be repeating…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018

West retires from park and rec district

Marcia West retires as director of orcas island park and recreation district.

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

Puccini’s melodramatic thriller ‘Tosca’ triumphs with electric duets at Orcas Center

Orcas Center presents the New York Met’s new production of Puccini’s “Tosca”…

  • Jan 21st, 2018

NT Live’s Young Marx ‘pacy, witty and vivid’ on screen at Orcas Center

The National Theatre production of “Young Marx,” broadcast live from London’s newest…

  • Jan 20th, 2018

Stand Up Men’s message resonates through the islands

A movement is spreading like wildfire across the country, fueled by brave…

Enchanted Forest Cabaret and Rock on the Rock Choir present: ‘Teatro Titikookoo’

Editor’s note: The author of this story is a cast member of…

Salish Sea Music Festival’s 2018 season begins

Treble viol, baroque guitar and flute, the opening performance among seven in…

  • Jan 19th, 2018

Legion’s annual fishing derby

Get your reels out for the annual fishing derby. American Legion Post…

  • Jan 18th, 2018
A graphite drawing by Leon Rosenblatt.

New art shows at Orcas Center in February

“Manmade” will be in the lobby and “On and off the Wall”…

  • Jan 17th, 2018
A graphite drawing by Leon Rosenblatt.

Third hospital district town hall, Jan. 24

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  • Jan 17th, 2018

Missing dog on Orcas

Volkie, a black German shepherd dog has been missing since the evening…

  • Jan 15th, 2018