Chairman Hughes was recognized for his "extraordinary effort in establishing new collaborative partnerships" with other counties in 2014.
Join the Orcas Library on Friday, Nov. 28 at noon to hear from Seattle sportswriter Art Thiel. He will discusses his new book “Russell Wilson – Standing Tall.”
The Funhouse Commons on Orcas Island is actively seeking responsible, energetic, caring people, teens or adults, for one-on-one, for project-based mentors. They also welcome parents who are looking to have their child connected with a caring adult.
Orcas Christian School has hired Lynsey Smith as its college and career counselor. Smith’s four children attended OCS, and for the past three years she has served as the college and career counselor at La Paz Community School in Costa Rica.
For the second year in a row, The Gallery is offering a special collection of small works, perfect for holiday gift giving.
Farm to Classroom is experienced by all of our public school students from Kindergarten through grade eight.
The Board of Fire Commissioners is holding a special meeting at the San Juan County Fire District #2 on Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Any island child, from the ages of five to 18, is encouraged to sign up for a $5 table at the second annual Children’s Christmas Market on Orcas on Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and come and sell their wares!
The last Orcas Island Farmers’ Market is Saturday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall located on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point.
Do you have hats, gloves, scarfs, sleeping bags, hand warmers and warm socks that are taking up space in your closets?
Since July, the Islands' Sounder has collected a portion of new subscriptions to donate to Helping Hands Noramise. Publisher Colleen Smith Armstrong, pictured above right, presented a $70 check to board member Hannah Parker.
Everyone is invited to the Olga Potluck on Saturday, Nov. 15 to celebrate Thanksgiving early. All you have to bring is a side dish or a dessert that goes with turkey, gravy, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Also bring your own place setting.
Everyone is invited to the Olga Potluck on Saturday, Nov. 15 to celebrate Thanksgiving early. All you have to bring is a side dish or a dessert that goes with turkey, gravy, stuffing and mashed potatoes.
The small beaches located between rocky headlands that play such a prominent role in the character of San Juan County’s marine shorelines also play a key role as habitat for rearing juvenile fish, including salmon, forage fish, lingcod and greenling.
The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program is open to teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.
The League of Women Voters of the San Juans joins with the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition for its November program. Scheduled is a “Community Conversation” to discuss healthy choices and drug use prevention on Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church on San Juan Island.
Starting Monday, Nov. 17, San Juan County dog tags will be available to purchase. This year you can protect your dog with an orange bell. This simple protection will assure you of being reconnected with your dog if it gets lost.
Island pet owners are invited to a holiday pet photo shoot to benefit the Orcas Off-Leash Area and Orcas Animal Shelter.
On Thursday, Nov. 13 the community is invited to attend Orcas Island High School’s Fall Sports Spirit Assembly that is taking place in the high school gym.
Orcas Islanders will tell their stories of survival at Random Howse Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. as part of the “Random Tales” series.