Business

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

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

  • Jul 8th, 2019

 

Virginia Erhardt

Professional cuddler now on Orcas

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

  • Jun 20th, 2019

 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Feb 27th, 2019
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

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

  • Jan 20th, 2019

New storage buildings in Eastsound

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

  • Nov 8th, 2018

Peggy and George Beebe are new owners of Pawkis

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

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

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

San Juan Islands’ first escape room opens in Eastsound

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

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Salish Sea Tour Co’s new tours

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

  • Apr 18th, 2018

Long-time islander running successful firewood business

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

  • Mar 31st, 2018

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

New barbershop opens in Eastsound

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

  • Mar 19th, 2018

New owners for Rainshadow Solar and Energy Solutions, Inc.

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

  • Mar 1st, 2018

Wolf Technical Solutions opens

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

  • Dec 21st, 2017

Shinola Jewelry to close first of the year

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

Material Wit opens in Eastsound

Jeweler Jessie Morrow has opened a showroom for her jewelry line and…

Teezers closes its doors in December

by Heather Wallace After 30 years serving the Orcas Island community, Teezers…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Construction basics course on Orcas this winter

Trades education is coming to Orcas Island. After a successful marine tech…

Orcas veterinarian offers mobile services to San Juan Island

The services complement care by primary veterinarians, including acupuncture, therapeutic laser, and pulsed electromagnetic field treatments.

  • Oct 26th, 2017

New cider source on Orcas

Libby Garcia opened Boathouse Cider Works to keep herself busy so that…

New owners for Orcas Freight

Two Orcas couples are collaborating as business owners. Bob and Gail Toombs…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Nuñez Services offers landscaping, fence building and property maintenance

Juan Nuñez and his wife Mindy Harris have launched Nuñez Services based…

Tiger Lily threads and toys for tots

There’s an Orcas expression that rings true for the owners of a…

Life is short; eat tacos | New Mexican restaurant opens

Everyone is all smiles at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Eastsound. For…

The Exchange introduces management team

Orcas Recycling Services has a management team for the new Exchange reuse…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Orcas Pest Control, an Orcas Island-based pest control service

A young island entrepreneur has identified an opportunity to create a new…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Doe Bay Wine Company opens bottle shop

Doe Bay Wine Company has announced that it will be opening a…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

A journey of two | Certified midwife comes to Orcas

As a kid, Tamary Baz had posters of pregnant women on her…

Island Pie is serving up the ‘za | Pizza place opens in Deer Harbor

On the western shores of Orcas Island, restaurants are a rarity. But…

Orcas woman opens online therapy program

by Jennifer Lehr Special to the Sounder I remember as a kid…

  • May 26th, 2017

New craft store in Eastsound

The San Juans don’t have a Michaels or a Jo-Ann – but…