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“Julia” tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.

Movie lovers rejoice | Orcas Film Festival is back

The Orcas Island Film Festival will showcase the offbeat and the up-and-coming…

 

OPALCO

Follow OPALCO’s EV road trip in October

Starting Oct. 6, an exclusive team from OPALCO (Communication Specialist Krista Bouchey…

  • Sep 24th, 2021

 

Linda Hamilton, Orcas Rotary’s Pickleball event chair, and Erin O’Dell, Executive Director of Orcas Community Resource Center.

Rotary presents check for $2,500 to the Community Resource Center

Linda Hamilton, chair of Orcas Rotary’s summer Pickleball Tournament, presented a check…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021

 

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EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County. People who…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021
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Get your amateur radio license, Oct. 25

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society. Amateur Radio (ham…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021
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FLIP’s path toward swim center construction

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool. With the recent selection…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021
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Vote counting equipment to be tested

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San…

  • Sep 21st, 2021
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JP and the OK Rhythm Boys to play Orcas Hotel Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Oktoberfest is coming to Orcas! The annual autumn festival traditionally begins two…

  • Sep 20th, 2021
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NWC removes unnecessary rock armor from upper beach habitat at Salmon Point community beach. (Contributed photo)

Shoreline habitat restoration actions completed on Lopez

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. It was an exciting week…

  • Sep 19th, 2021
NWC removes unnecessary rock armor from upper beach habitat at Salmon Point community beach. (Contributed photo)
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Jon Kimura Parker will play in the Music Room at Rosario Resort.

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker to perform at Rosario Resort

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker to perform at Rosario Resort

  • Sep 18th, 2021
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Jon Kimura Parker will play in the Music Room at Rosario Resort.
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The 9/11 Memorial at the Orcas Island Fire Station in Eastsound.

Never forget how 9/11 changed our lives forever

by John Erly Orcas Island I visited the Orcas Island Fire Station…

  • Sep 18th, 2021
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The 9/11 Memorial at the Orcas Island Fire Station in Eastsound.
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Island Hospital works toward 100% vaccinated workforce

In response to recent State and Federal vaccination mandates for healthcare workers,…

  • Sep 18th, 2021
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Learn to Run Construction Projects with the EDC and LCLT

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

  • Sep 17th, 2021
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OPALCO to host Solar Town Hall Sept. 20

Last chance to enter raffle

  • Sep 17th, 2021
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Farmers’ market to host Harvest Celebration

Orcas Island Farmers Market proudly announces an informal Harvest Celebration on Saturday,…

  • Sep 15th, 2021
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Camas Club sprouts a new website for island backyard restorationists

Submitted by the Camas Club. The recently formed Camas Club launches a…

  • Sep 14th, 2021
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great islands clean up.

It takes a village to clean an island

Submitted by ORS/The Exchange. The Great Islands Clean-up is back! In honor…

  • Sep 14th, 2021
great islands clean up.

Orcas SwimRun at Moran State Park

Submitted by Randall Gaylord. The Orcas SwimRun event returns to Moran State…

  • Sep 14th, 2021
Contributed photo/Karen Chapman  to speak at Orcas Island Garden Club meeting.

Chapman to speak about gardening and healing

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Karen Chapman on a virtual (Zoom)…

  • Sep 13th, 2021
Contributed photo/Karen Chapman  to speak at Orcas Island Garden Club meeting.
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Williams’ new book shares the stories that have transformed the Sound

There are plenty of us who care deeply about the environment. We…

Contributed photo/Homewaters' author, David B. Williams
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Chris and Justin Wolfe qualified for the Mixed Offshore Doubles World Championship in Italy.

Chris and Justin Wolfe represent US at the sailing world championship in Italy

by Julia Soes Special to the Sounder Compared to neighboring yacht clubs,…

  • Sep 12th, 2021
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Chris and Justin Wolfe qualified for the Mixed Offshore Doubles World Championship in Italy.
Pride and Prejudice.

Pride and Prejudice sets auditions

Auditions for a rework of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice will…

  • Sep 11th, 2021
Pride and Prejudice.
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Woman in the Woods brings international artist DJ Spooky to Orcas Center

Submitted by Woman in the Woods Productions. In September, we can get…

  • Sep 9th, 2021
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Come sing!!

Sing some Orcas choral karaoke this fall

Submitted by the Orcas Choral Society. Do you love to sing? Especially…

  • Sep 9th, 2021
Come sing!!
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Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually next week

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management. The Bureau of Land Management…

  • Sep 9th, 2021
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Orcas Christian School completes campus-wide LED retrofit

With interest from the principal, an energy grant, and a partial donation…

  • Sep 9th, 2021
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State lands honor Public Lands Day with a Discover Pass free day

Parking will be free on state recreation lands Saturday, Sept. 25.

  • Sep 8th, 2021
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‘Welcome to Medicare’ online presentation

Submitted by Pegi Groundwater. Are you joining Medicare this year? If so,…

  • Sep 8th, 2021
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Final call for film submissions for Friday Harbor Film Festival

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival. Friday Harbor Film Festival is…

  • Sep 6th, 2021
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Left to right: Melinda Milligan, Suzanne Gropper, Dorrie Braun and Diane Craig.

‘Savannah Sipping Society’ opens at the Grange | Play review

Live theatre is back at the Grange, and it was a triumph.…

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Left to right: Melinda Milligan, Suzanne Gropper, Dorrie Braun and Diane Craig.
Contributed photo/Mike O'Connell with Long Live the Kings

What’s new from the senior center

Submitted by Orcas Island Senior Center. Join Orcas Senior Center and Mike…

  • Sep 4th, 2021
Contributed photo/Mike O'Connell with Long Live the Kings

The Salish Seeds Project 2021 Fall Native Wildflower Sale

Submitted by San Juan County land Bank. The Salish Seeds Project’s popular,…

  • Sep 1st, 2021
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A large flower made by Lynda Ransley.

The women welders of Orcas

For four days every year, a group of women, covered in protective…

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A large flower made by Lynda Ransley.
The new Orcas Senior Center logo.

News from the seniors

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Orcas Senior Center introduces a new…

  • Aug 31st, 2021
The new Orcas Senior Center logo.
Photo by Doug Bechtel/The cast of Savannah Sipping Society.

Actors Theater Of Orcas Island presents ‘Savannah Sipping Society’

After almost two years without live theater, The Actors Theater is reopening…

  • Aug 30th, 2021
Photo by Doug Bechtel/The cast of Savannah Sipping Society.
Left: Charlotte Kimple Map — 1930s Tourist Map of Orcas Island.

Historic map exhibit at Orcas Island Historical Museum

by Antoinette Botsford with Minor Lile Special to the Sounder How do…

  • Aug 30th, 2021
Left: Charlotte Kimple Map — 1930s Tourist Map of Orcas Island.
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State officials ask you to check your trees for invasive insects

This article is re-published as it was originally displayed on the WA…

  • Aug 27th, 2021
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Orcas Library

Library now hiring | Sponsored post

Submitted by the Orcas Library. The Orcas Library seeks to fill two…

  • Aug 26th, 2021
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Savannah.

The Savannah Sipping Society: September at the Grange

by Toby Cooper Shrugging off 21 months of pandemic-induced silence, Actor’s Theater…

  • Aug 23rd, 2021
Savannah.
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Above: Luc and Benjamin, Acrobatic Conundrum, and Rafe Pearlmam.

Summer concert series finale on the Village Green

Submitted by Orcas Center. The final event of the Summer Concert Series,…

  • Aug 21st, 2021
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Above: Luc and Benjamin, Acrobatic Conundrum, and Rafe Pearlmam.