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Cole Sisson (left) and Shea Sasan (right).

New wine bar and café coming to Orcas Island

Submitted by Roots Orcas Island. This summer, Cole Sisson and Shea Sasan…

  • Apr 11th, 2021

 

OICF is hiring

The Orcas Island Community Foundation is hiring. They are seeking a communication…

  • Apr 8th, 2021

 

PPP deadlines coming soon – Free EDC technical assistance available

Submitted by San Juan County EDC. The Economic Development Council (EDC) reminds…

  • Mar 8th, 2021

 

Licensed Midwife and owner of San Juan Midwifery, Blythe Parker looks forward to offering holistic midwifery care and more birthing options to islanders. Contributed photo

Midwifery experiences a rebirth

Keepers of normal birth. That’s how Blythe Parker, the San Juan Islands’…

  • Feb 12th, 2021
Licensed Midwife and owner of San Juan Midwifery, Blythe Parker looks forward to offering holistic midwifery care and more birthing options to islanders. Contributed photo
Photo by Andy Agulue. Each season, Currey brings fresh ingredients into the wood-fired oven. In the winter: pumpkin cream-filled and bay leaf cream-filled doughnuts, salted honey pies, and Buckwheat, chèvre, quince pop-tarts to name a few.

Seabird Bakeshop is a ‘much-kneaded’ blessing

The baker Brea Currey sells her wood-fired pastries from Luna’s coffee window on Tuesday’s.

  • Dec 21st, 2020
Photo by Andy Agulue. Each season, Currey brings fresh ingredients into the wood-fired oven. In the winter: pumpkin cream-filled and bay leaf cream-filled doughnuts, salted honey pies, and Buckwheat, chèvre, quince pop-tarts to name a few.

Share a glass with the animals

“Talk to the Animals” is an interactive, socially distanced outdoor art exhibit

  • Aug 31st, 2020
New Leaf turns over New Leaf on June 19

New Leaf turns over New Leaf on June 19

­From Sa­ra at New Leaf/Outlook Inn In the course of one season,…

  • Jun 18th, 2020
New Leaf turns over New Leaf on June 19
Contributed photo                                John Cox and Julia Felder.

John Cox and Julia Felder buy Orcas Hotel

Submitted by John Cox. After years of exploring the world and embracing…

  • Mar 3rd, 2020
Contributed photo                                John Cox and Julia Felder.
Victorian Valley Chapel changes ownership

Victorian Valley Chapel changes ownership

Submitted by Sara and Allen Smith. The Smith family would like to…

  • Dec 17th, 2019
Victorian Valley Chapel changes ownership
Contributed photo                                Sara Maria Lucia and Jonathan Chappelle.

New restaurant in Eastsound

Voyager Sandwiches and Seafood, a new lunchtime spot on Orcas, is now…

  • Nov 4th, 2019
Contributed photo                                Sara Maria Lucia and Jonathan Chappelle.
Denise Thomasin photo                                At left: Grace McCune.

An interview with Grace McCune | Women in Business profile

Pianist and vocalist Grace McCune was raised in a family of musicians…

Denise Thomasin photo                                At left: Grace McCune.
Contributed photo                                At left: Dr. Stacie Nordrum of Island Hearing Healthcare.

Giving the gift of hearing to island residents | Women in Business profile

by Jessica Stahl Sounder contributor Feelings of great joy, relief, anticipation and…

  • Oct 17th, 2019
Contributed photo                                At left: Dr. Stacie Nordrum of Island Hearing Healthcare.
<strong>Contributed photo</strong>                                <em>Wendy Thomas</em>

Feeding the soul of community | Women in Business profile

For Wendy Thomas, food and community are inextricably interwoven. “It’s as much…

  • Oct 16th, 2019
<strong>Contributed photo</strong>                                <em>Wendy Thomas</em>
Island communities welcome new midwives | Women in Business profile

Island communities welcome new midwives | Women in Business profile

The small red building on Nichols Street that has housed a vast…

  • Oct 16th, 2019
Island communities welcome new midwives | Women in Business profile
Building a home with wine and community | Women in Business profile

Building a home with wine and community | Women in Business profile

Tera and Wesley Landman, new owners of Orcas Island Winery, arrived with…

  • Oct 14th, 2019
Building a home with wine and community | Women in Business profile
Island Thyme and Susan Mustard come to Main Street

Island Thyme and Susan Mustard come to Main Street

Submitted by Island Thyme. If you have spent any time wandering around…

  • Jul 29th, 2019
Island Thyme and Susan Mustard come to Main Street

Orcas Food Co-op’s ‘Join in July’ owner-drive

Join the Orcas Food Co-op in July and get a bag filled…

  • Jul 12th, 2019
Market introduces fee for bags, to be used for charities

Market introduces fee for bags, to be used for charities

Submitted by Orcas Island Market. At Orcas Island Market, two of the…

  • Jul 8th, 2019
Market introduces fee for bags, to be used for charities
Virginia Erhardt

Professional cuddler now on Orcas

Orcas Islander Virginia Erhardt, a retired clinical psychologist, is now offering professional…

  • Jun 20th, 2019
Virginia Erhardt
Orcas Family Health Center in Partnership with Northwest Radiologists to offer Xrays

Orcas Family Health Center in Partnership with Northwest Radiologists to offer Xrays

Submitted by Orcas Family Health Center. More extensive X-ray imaging will be…

  • Jun 17th, 2019
Orcas Family Health Center in Partnership with Northwest Radiologists to offer Xrays

Rock Island offers internet on Eastsound Green for free

Submitted by Rock Island Rock Island Communications, the only provider of fiber-optic…

  • May 14th, 2019
Mia’s changes hands; new coffee shop Witty’s opens

Mia’s changes hands; new coffee shop Witty’s opens

After 10 years of operating her own restaurant, Mia Kartiganer is handing…

Mia’s changes hands; new coffee shop Witty’s opens
Colleen Smith/staff photo                                Right: Emily Lorsung.

New stylist on Orcas Island

A new stylist has joined the Orcas salon community. Emily Lorsung, who…

Colleen Smith/staff photo                                Right: Emily Lorsung.
Regan Vaughn.

Smokestack Services changes hands

Regan Vaughn has purchased Smokestack Services, a chimney cleaning business opened by…

  • Apr 8th, 2019
Regan Vaughn.

Free Training in Construction Welding this Spring

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan…

  • Mar 21st, 2019
Free construction training at Lopez High School

Free construction training at Lopez High School

Submitted by San Juan County EDC. The San Juan County Economic Development…

  • Feb 27th, 2019
Free construction training at Lopez High School
Orcas Island Cannabis Manager Cat Sena.

A matter of timing | New pot store opens in Eastsound

by Diane Craig Sounder contributor For Heinz Brand, success – like a…

  • Jan 30th, 2019
Orcas Island Cannabis Manager Cat Sena.
Rock Island accelerates fiber to town of Friday Harbor

Rock Island accelerates fiber to town of Friday Harbor

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. OPALCO’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rock Island…

  • Jan 20th, 2019
Rock Island accelerates fiber to town of Friday Harbor
New storage buildings in Eastsound

New storage buildings in Eastsound

Hope Lane Storage is a new, self-storage facility located at 83 Hope…

  • Nov 8th, 2018
New storage buildings in Eastsound
Peggy and George Beebe are new owners of Pawkis

Peggy and George Beebe are new owners of Pawkis

George and Peggy Beebe have been dedicated members of the Orcas community…

Peggy and George Beebe are new owners of Pawkis

Christina Orchid’s pop-up crab shack, Oct. 4–7

If you ever had a-hankerin’ for a squid po’ boy, Christina Orchid…

Preserving an island legacy | ‘Con’s Pit Stop’ to open in July

Preserving an island legacy | ‘Con’s Pit Stop’ to open in July

The Village Stop closed its doors at the end of May, and…

Preserving an island legacy | ‘Con’s Pit Stop’ to open in July
San Juan Islands’ first escape room opens in Eastsound

San Juan Islands’ first escape room opens in Eastsound

Founded by locals, Elusion: Orcas Island Escape Room celebrates its grand opening…

  • Jun 18th, 2018
San Juan Islands’ first escape room opens in Eastsound
Salish Sea Tour Co’s new tours

Salish Sea Tour Co’s new tours

Salish Sea Tour Co. is about to launch a new “experience-driven” tour…

  • Apr 18th, 2018
Salish Sea Tour Co’s new tours
Long-time islander running successful firewood business

Long-time islander running successful firewood business

Axe and Wedge is an island company that provides custom processed firewood…

  • Mar 31st, 2018
Long-time islander running successful firewood business
UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic: We’re Here for You!

UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic: We’re Here for You!

We’ve received many wonderful comments from our patient surveys, as well as…

  • Mar 29th, 2018
UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic: We’re Here for You!
New barbershop opens in Eastsound

New barbershop opens in Eastsound

Sommer McKenzie has opened the doors to her new barbershop, The Barberess.…

  • Mar 19th, 2018
New barbershop opens in Eastsound
New owners for Rainshadow Solar and Energy Solutions, Inc.

New owners for Rainshadow Solar and Energy Solutions, Inc.

The following was submitted by Rainshadow Solar. The oldest solar installer in…

  • Mar 1st, 2018
New owners for Rainshadow Solar and Energy Solutions, Inc.
Wolf Technical Solutions opens

Wolf Technical Solutions opens

Wolf Technical Solutions is a new, Orcas-based business concentrated on enhancing local…

  • Dec 21st, 2017
Wolf Technical Solutions opens
Shinola Jewelry to close first of the year

Shinola Jewelry to close first of the year

For nearly 40 years, Shinola Jewelry has been the premier spot to…

Shinola Jewelry to close first of the year