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Orcas Elementary receives 11 new pianos
A suspenseful thriller is coming to Orcas – one that will leave audience members gripping the edge of their seats.
For the third year, Mark Padbury’s wood shop class at Orcas High School has built birdhouses for the San Juan Preservation Trust’s Western Bluebird Reintroduction project.
Orcas Island may soon be known as the home of big losers.
Six rescued dogs from the puppy mills in Skagit and Snohomish counties have just arrived on Orcas.
In just a few days, the contestants of Orcas Idol will grace the stage of Orcas Center, performing to a full house of eagerly awaiting friends, family, and fans.
Stop in the name of chocolate.
“When Dorothy gets an idea, she says ‘Betty, we have to do this.’”
If you see people around town with the name “Jordan” etched into the back of their heads, it’s for a good cause.
It’s not official, but voters may be presented with an Orcas School District bond on the Feb. 2010 ballot.
On the day that our country celebrated the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans were also asked to volunteer time in their communities as part of National Community Service Day.
On the day that our country celebrates the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans are also asked to volunteer time in their communities as part of National Community Service Day.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 was an emotional and uplifting day for many Americans. And the students of Orcas School and Orcas Christian School witnessed history on their TV screens, as the first African American president took the oath of office.
Orcas Center and the Funhouse are presenting a night of hip hop music for all ages.
Close friends Bill Patterson and Anne Marie Schultz have joined forces to present a winter supper club, which has been offering five-course dinners at Oddfellows since November.
With a first-rate view of the San Juans passing by the ferry windows, around 75 islanders gathered aboard the inter-island boat on Jan. 15 to give public testimony regarding the two proposed options for future ferry service. San Juan and Lopez were well represented, while fewer came from Orcas and Shaw than was anticipated.
Jacob William Wright was born to Amanda Murray Wright and Buddy Wright of Orcas Island on Jan. 5, 2009 in Island Hospital in Anacortes -- the first baby born to San Juan County parents in 2009.
Now in its fourth year, the 10-Minute Play Fest, produced by the Actors Theater of Orcas Island, is an opportunity for first-time as well as veteran playwrights, directors, and actors to see their work come to life in front of an audience.
Despite a cut in funding from the county, the Orcas Senior Center is looking towards a bright 2009.
They are known in the local boating community for their restoration of vintage Chris Craft yachts.
The mission of Kaleidoscope is to support the working families of Orcas.
He’s just over a week old and already he’s making headlines.
The Orcas Island Middle School was broken into on Friday, Dec. 26. Four computers and a laptop were stolen with an approximate value of $6,000.
The results of a recent, albeit unscientific, survey of Orcas businesses conducted by the Sounder yielded better news than might have been expected. When asked how they fared over the holidays and the year in general, some said their numbers were drastically down, while others said business was essentially the same as the previous year. No one said sales were better, although a number of local business owners noticed significantly more island shoppers over the holidays.
Moran State Park’s Environmental Learning Center may close
It’s a tough time to be in the ferry business.
The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival believes strongly in the power of music to change lives, especially for the youngest members of our community.
Every year, a group of Orcas Islanders ring in the new year with style – out on the dance floor.
Orcas Christian School junior Jordan Griffin was the victim of a snowboarding accident on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The sixteen-year-old was with friends at the golf course when he fell while snowboarding off a jump they had built. He broke his neck and was flown to Harborview in Seattle, where he underwent surgery on Thursday, Dec. 18. His c-six vertebrate was removed and replaced with a titanium rod. He is paralyzed from the chest down.
Nina is quiet, sweet, and very timid. She likes to chase a ball and spend time with her family watching Japanese movies.
Orcas High School junior Jordan Griffin was the victim of a sledding accident on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
On Dec. 18, Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed her 2009–11 state budget, closing a projected $5.7 billion shortfall through a combination of program reductions, suspension of state employee, teacher and care worker salary increases, pension changes, increased federal contributions and the use of the state’s rainy day fund.
Gov. Gregoire's proposed budget calls for state park cuts.
Sidney route may be eliminated under budget cuts.
The Orcas community has a lot of pride in its schools and works hard to keep them praiseworthy. Now Orcas High has received recognition on a national level for its outstanding scholastic performance.
It was all about Eastsound Monday night at the fire hall. The Eastsound Planning and Review Commission (EPRC) held an open house on Monday, Dec. 8 at the Orcas Fire Hall with representatives from Eastsound Sewer and Water, San Juan County, the Conservation District, the Land Bank, OPAL, and more to discuss future projects in or near Eastsound.