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Whale of a Show rescheduled for Jan. 31

Whale of a Show, the Island’s Favorite Talent Show has been rescheduled…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

 

New Year Baby

Christian Carter and Leah Swearingen welcomed Eli Cassius Carter into the world…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

 

News from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. New roles at Orcas Senior Center…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

 

‘Navigating Life’s Currents’ six-week course

“Navigating Life’s Currents: Finding balance, resilience, surrender, ease, and connection” will be…

  • Jan 19th, 2020

Wilderness first responder training

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS. San Juan Island EMS is offering…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

Christian school’s community dinner canceled

Orcas Christain School’s community dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 13, is canceled…

  • Jan 13th, 2020
Contributed photo of sketches by Robin Lee Carlson | Artist and biologist Robin Lee Carlson hiked Cascade Creek from Mountain Lake to the San Juan County Land Bank’s Coho Preserve to sketch these images.

Place as a muse in ‘Ode’ to Orcas Island

It had been a year in the making when locals Ayn Carrillo…

Contributed photo of sketches by Robin Lee Carlson | Artist and biologist Robin Lee Carlson hiked Cascade Creek from Mountain Lake to the San Juan County Land Bank’s Coho Preserve to sketch these images.
Learner Limbach. (Contributed photo.)

Learner Limbach announces county council campaign

Submitted by Learner Limbach I’m running to serve as your next representative…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
Learner Limbach. (Contributed photo.)

Community conversation on affordable access to food

Join the Orcas Food Co-op Jan. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the…

  • Jan 10th, 2020

Islanders learning trade skills to last a lifetime | EDC wraps another successful year of courses

A local organization has been quietly working to diversify the economy of…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Free tooth extraction clinic

Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Request for salmon recovery project proposals

The San Juan County Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery is requesting salmon…

  • Jan 14th, 2020
The gayest island in the PNW

Lucky queer night at The Barnacle

Submitted by Helen Asmuth. Question: Who said, “All the world is queer…

  • Jan 10th, 2020
The gayest island in the PNW

Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Orcas

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival. The Salish Sea Early…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

ARC to host farmer, rancher listening session

ARC to host farmer and rancher listening session

  • Jan 13th, 2020
Summer Moon Photography/Contributed photo
                                Jonathan Sutton and Arlen Coiley.

Lopez Island boys bringing italian food and cocktails to Bellingham

Jonathan Sutton, executive chef/owner, will be bringing along Arlen Coiley as the…

  • Jan 9th, 2020
Summer Moon Photography/Contributed photo
                                Jonathan Sutton and Arlen Coiley.
Contributed photo
                                Above: Adam Stern.

Music conducting with Adam Stern

Over the course of four interactive video sessions, Seattle-area conductor Adam Stern…

  • Jan 9th, 2020
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                                Above: Adam Stern.

A new Yacht Club in Deer Harbor

This year the Deer Harbor Yacht Club — www.dhyc.org — is an…

  • Jan 9th, 2020
Contributed photo.

San Juan EDC Knowledge Worker Network initiative 2019 wrap-up

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

  • Jan 12th, 2020
Contributed photo.

Climate change and the future of salmon

Submitted by Kwiaht. A salmon barbecue, Holly B’s pastries, Lopez Island Vineyard…

  • Jan 11th, 2020

Meeting of the minds: Bats

The “Meeting of the Minds” series of lectures continues at Orcas Senior…

  • Jan 9th, 2020
Susan Dietrich Schneider. (Contributed photo.)

‘Space Lady’ comes to the San Juans to perform

‘Space Lady’ comes to the San Juan Islands

  • Jan 6th, 2020
Susan Dietrich Schneider. (Contributed photo.)

Nutrition and fitness studio opens

To help Orcas residents restore health and improve their quality of life,…

  • Jan 6th, 2020

“Man-Made” art show at Orcas Center

The Visual Arts Committee of Orcas Center has realized that most of…

  • Jan 6th, 2020

Community dinner at OCS

Begin the new year by going to a community dinner from 5-7:30…

  • Jan 4th, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Concert and Sharing at Emmanuel Parish Hall

Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz will host a celebration of the life…

  • Jan 4th, 2020

‘Whale of a Show’ returns to Orcas Center – featuring adult performers

Whale of a Show was an annual tradition that goes way back…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

FairVote to host three island meetings about ranked-choice voting

Submitted by FairVote Washington. FairVote Washington would like to invite folks to…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

Wild plants of the field, forest and sea | Cancelled due to snow

The following event has been canceled due to weather conditions. The Orcas…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

“Logic and Accuracy” testing

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office. A “Logic and Accuracy”…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

Film screening of ‘A Prayer for Compassion’

Celebrate the new year with a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

Flu activity increasing in our region

Submitted by San Juan County Flu activity and hospital visits for flu-like…

  • Dec 31st, 2019

Call for Artists: Orcas Island Public Library, 2020 Exhibit Schedule

Submitted by the Orcas Island Public Library. Want to exhibit your art?…

  • Dec 30th, 2019

Intro to board service workshop

Introduction to Board Service

  • Dec 30th, 2019
Channel Preserve on Lopez Island.

Winter Update from your conservation Land Bank

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. Channel Preserve, Lopez Lopez…

  • Dec 29th, 2019
Channel Preserve on Lopez Island.
Kere. (Contributed photo.)

Kere looking for her forever home

Kere, her siblings and mum were found in August 2018. Fortunately, these…

  • Dec 28th, 2019
Kere. (Contributed photo.)
An Evening of Off-Center Acts kicks off on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in Orcas Center’s Black Box. (Contributed photo.)

An Evening of Off-Center Acts at Orcas Center

The Black Box Theatre is where Orcas Center showcases edgier, experimental artists…

  • Dec 28th, 2019
An Evening of Off-Center Acts kicks off on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in Orcas Center’s Black Box. (Contributed photo.)

Climate, Community, and Agriculture converge at this year’s San Juan Island Agricultural Summit

Submitted by Rhys Hansen Ag Summit Coordinator The San Juan Islands Agricultural…

  • Jan 6th, 2020
Polar bear plunge. (Contributed photo.)

Start the new year with a PLUNGE!

The Orcas Island Rowing team will host its annual Polar Bear Plunge…

  • Dec 27th, 2019
Polar bear plunge. (Contributed photo.)

Lopez and Orcas Fire team up for rescue at Watmough Bay

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. In a truly collaborative feat,…

  • Dec 27th, 2019