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Getting to know San Juan County Councilor-elect Christine Minney

Now that San Juan County has two brand new county council members,…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020

 

Washington State Parks 2021 calendar.

Give the gift of state parks

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Halloween candy is but a memory,…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020

 

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From right to left: Tony Simpson, David Billings, David Janecek and Ken Loock stand with the Airhawks Flight Club airplane — a 1993 Beechcraft Sundowner purchased in the summer of 2019 to provide more training options for student pilots and increases flying opportunities for current pilots.

Flight Club gives wings to local teens’ dreams

by Laura Kussman Reporter Bethany Carter’s love of flying began in sixth…

  • Nov 20th, 2020

 

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COVID-era real estate: What’s happening in your neighborhood? | Paid Column

What strange times we’re in… it’s hard enough to keep track of…

  • Nov 14th, 2020
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Rough ride ahead without Rick Hughes | Guest column

by Leith Templin Orcas Island As I sat and listened to our…

  • Nov 17th, 2020
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Economic Recovery and Resiliency project moves forward

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation The Orcas Economic Recovery and…

  • Nov 17th, 2020
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Orcas Island Library is now open for browsing

Submitted by Orcas Island Library. We are happy to invite library users…

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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The Orcas Island School District honors veterans

Submitted by Orcas Island School District. The Orcas Island School District was…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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Thank you for your service | Honoring our Orcas veterans

by Zanetha Amani Matisse Outreach and Communication Specialist, Orcas Community Resource Center…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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April’s Grove receives finishing touches

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust. On a cold and sunny October…

  • Nov 9th, 2020
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Veg Fest party online

Join Orcas Veg Fest for a free online plant-based party in November!…

  • Nov 8th, 2020
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Orcas Center’s Whale of a Telethon

Submitted by Orcas Center. This Saturday, November 14 at 7 p.m., Orcas…

  • Nov 8th, 2020
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No turkey shoot this year.

No turkey shoot this year

The Orcas Island Sportsmen Club is very sorry to have to inform…

  • Nov 7th, 2020
No turkey shoot this year.
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Monument Advisory Committee nominations needed

Submitted by the San Juan Islands National Monument As it is every…

  • Nov 6th, 2020
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The food bank crew.

Help the food bank be a huge “hero” during November

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Bank. YOU can help us be…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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The food bank crew.
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‘Frogs of the San Juan Islands’ at Orcas Senior Center by Zoom

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center Orcas Senior Center welcomes back wildlife biologist,…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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JP and the OK Rhythm Boys Stream Live from Orcas Center on Saturday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys Stream Live from Orcas Center November 7

Submitted by Orcas Center JP and the OK Rhythm Boys are thrilled…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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JP and the OK Rhythm Boys Stream Live from Orcas Center on Saturday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
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Kiwanis Club of Orcas Island installs new officers

Submitted by the Kiwanis Club of Orcas Island The Kiwanis Club of…

  • Nov 4th, 2020
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Virtual 5K for woman battling cancer

Former Orcas resident Maarta Sanders was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November…

  • Nov 4th, 2020
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Jennie DeGroot as Pippi Longstockings ready to hand out books to island trick or treaters!

Orcas celebrates a COVID-safe Halloween

Following safety guidelines, trick-or-treaters enjoyed parading through Eastsound on Oct. 31. Earlier…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Jennie DeGroot as Pippi Longstockings ready to hand out books to island trick or treaters!
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WSU Extension to offer home horticulture training

Submitted by Master Gardener Program. Learn to be a better home gardener…

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Our story of hope

Submitted by SAFE San Juans. This “story of hope” is part of…

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Stephanie Claus

Meet one of the women working to keep the islands SAFE

SAFE San Juans Therapist Manager Stephanie Claus says she has the best…

Stephanie Claus
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Joe with his dad James.

Young Orcas resident has a passion for golf

by Jerry Carter Sounder contributor Back in 1986, a little-known recording act…

  • Oct 31st, 2020
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Joe with his dad James.
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Helping to keep the islands SAFE

Submitted by Courtney Smith. My name is Courtney Smith and work as…

  • Oct 30th, 2020
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Daniela Wagner

Environmentally conscious laundry services on Orcas Island | Women in Business Profile

Daniela Wagner has done well around the globe starting businesses that meet…

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Laura Kussman/staff photoElectrician trainees Gaelyn Moore, Tessa Ormenyi and owner Chris Wolfe outside the Rainshadow Solar supplies barn near Guthrie Cove

Growing a business through non-hierarchy | Women in Business profile

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor When Chris and Justin Wolfe purchased Rainshadow…

Laura Kussman/staff photoElectrician trainees Gaelyn Moore, Tessa Ormenyi and owner Chris Wolfe outside the Rainshadow Solar supplies barn near Guthrie Cove
Tara Anderson and Sarah Shaefer.

Tara Anderson of The Barnacle Tea and Spirits shares her story

by Tara Anderson It’s Oct. 22 and Michael and I are celebrating…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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Contributed photoEth-Noh-Tec present their show, “Tales of Terror: Stories for Halloween” as a livestream from Orcas Center on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

Eth-Noh-Tec Presents Tales of Terror: Stories for Halloween Live Stream

Submitted by Orcas Center. Halloween is here! Time for the ghoulish, frightfully…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
Contributed photoEth-Noh-Tec present their show, “Tales of Terror: Stories for Halloween” as a livestream from Orcas Center on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.
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A huge thank you to Orcas Vote Forward letter writers

by Geri Turnoy Starting this past February, women and men from Orcas…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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New fitness center opens on Orcas Island

Submitted by Orcas Island Fitness There’s never been a better time to…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Playground-on-the-Green nears completion

by Dan Burke, Chuck Greening, Paul Kamin, David Kau, Zackarya Leck, Mark…

  • Oct 30th, 2020
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OICF to offer GiveOrcas 2020 Holiday Campaign

Submitted by The Orcas Island Community Foundation. The Orcas Island Community Foundation…

  • Oct 25th, 2020
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From Second to First and Back Again: Roles, Expectations, and the reality of leadership within a professional string quartet

Submitted by The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. “Sometimes leadership comes with…

  • Oct 25th, 2020
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News from the senior center.

Important updates from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Orcas Senior Center welcomes new Orcas…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
News from the senior center.

Remembering the fight

A common mistake many make in talking about the American woman’s right…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
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Buddy Check-In is Still Going Strong

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Orcas Senior Center’s telephone-based Buddy Check-In program…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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Contributed photoChill Collins (shown here) and Kellen and Kique livestream from Orcas Center on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

A Special Double-Bill Live Stream: Chill Collins and Kellen and Kique

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center continues with their livestream offerings on…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
Contributed photoChill Collins (shown here) and Kellen and Kique livestream from Orcas Center on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
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‘Love Is The Way’ premieres at Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival. “Love is the Way” brings…

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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Livestream ‘Tales of Terror!’

Halloween is here. Time for the ghoulish, frightfully foolish, frightening Asian ghost…

  • Oct 19th, 2020
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