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Tragedy: A Tragedy runs Nov. 4-13 on the Center Stage at Orcas Center.

Tragedy: A Tragedy – Live Theatre Returns to Orcas Center

It’s hard to believe that the last performance on the center stage…

  • Oct 18th, 2021

 

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Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang.

Online events from Eth-Noh-Tec

In “If We Only Knew: Betrothed, Betrayed, Bewildered, Blessed,” Nancy Wang and…

  • Oct 16th, 2021

 

Photo courtesy of Camp Orkila

Fun for the Whole Family at Fall Festival

Submitted by Camp Orkila. Camp Orkila’s Fall Festival will be on Saturday,…

  • Oct 16th, 2021

 

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It’s Time to get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

Submitted by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Medicare beneficiaries have an…

  • Oct 15th, 2021
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A pod of beluga whales in the pacific ocean. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)

White whale, red flag | Guest column

Submitted by Michael Harris, Seattle-based ABC News Wildlife Specialist and former Executive…

  • Oct 14th, 2021
A pod of beluga whales in the pacific ocean. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)
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Fall 2021 Great Islands Clean-up a success

Our islands became much cleaner during the Great islands Clean-up on Sept.…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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The World’s best performers come to the Orcas Center screen

Submitted by Orcas Center. This season’s On-Screen lineup at Orcas Center includes…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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Learn about wild plants of the field, forest and sea

On Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m., the Orcas Island and Lopez…

  • Oct 12th, 2021
Contributed photo/Herbalist Kristy Bredin
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Guiding Good Choices: a parenting workshop

The Coalition for Orcas Youth and Funhouse Commons invite families to attend…

  • Oct 9th, 2021
Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash
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Orcas Montessori welcomes new head of school

Orcas Montessori School Welcomes Jai Brisbon as new Head of School

  • Oct 6th, 2021
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Emma and her classmates wore yellow on Sept. 30, Microcephaly Awareness Day.

The gift of Emma in our 4th-grade classroom

by Mrs. Johnston’s 4th grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School Microcephaly…

  • Oct 6th, 2021
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Emma and her classmates wore yellow on Sept. 30, Microcephaly Awareness Day.
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Happenings at the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Need Holiday Décor? The Orcas Senior…

  • Oct 5th, 2021
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Reconnect through volunteering

by Hilary Canty Orcas Island Community Foundation One of the harder aspects…

  • Oct 1st, 2021
The Barnacle will have a cocktail special called “island grown” for the kickoff. Bartenders will be prepared to discuss the locally sourced ingredients for this featured drink.

Orcas Makers celebrate during Eastsound Stroll

Orcas is home to over a hundred creative Makers and their innovations…

  • Sep 29th, 2021
The Barnacle will have a cocktail special called “island grown” for the kickoff. Bartenders will be prepared to discuss the locally sourced ingredients for this featured drink.
Mammovan visits Orcas.

Mammogram van a success

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. For more than five years, Orcas…

  • Sep 28th, 2021
Mammovan visits Orcas.
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Medicare Open Enrollment is coming, be prepared

Medicare enrollees have an opportunity every year between October 15 and December…

  • Sep 25th, 2021
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
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Follow OPALCO’s EV road trip in October

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

  • Sep 24th, 2021
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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…

“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.
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
Linda Hamilton, Orcas Rotary’s Pickleball event chair, and Erin O’Dell, Executive Director of Orcas Community Resource Center.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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.
Contributed photo/Homewaters' author, David B. Williams

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.
Photo by Janelle Pietrzak/DJ Spooky

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
Photo by Janelle Pietrzak/DJ Spooky
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!!