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Registration open for 2021 virtual workshop: ‘Species in the Spotlight’

Submitted by The Whale Museum. The Whale Museum is holding a virtual…

  • Jan 15th, 2021

 

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Lucy Troxel with trophy.

Orcas Island students awarded State Suzuki Trophies

Three Orcas Island students have been awarded level 1 trophies from the…

  • Jan 15th, 2021

 

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Makerspaces and ‘Closing the Loop’

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

  • Jan 13th, 2021

 

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Island Hospital offers Mental Health Webinar

Submitted by Island Hospital Join Dr. Hammer, a psychiatrist at Island Hospital…

  • Jan 13th, 2021
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Orcas Senior Center news

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Meeting of the Minds – “Forage Fishes…

  • Jan 9th, 2021
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Guiding Good Choices workshop

At a time when many are looking for ways to support youth…

  • Jan 11th, 2021
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Orcas Island artist Marc Aronson in state wide art competition

Submitted by Marc Aronson. Pacific Northwest artist Marc Aronson, Olga, Washington, has…

  • Jan 9th, 2021
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‘The Bowmakers’ – a film

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival…

  • Jan 10th, 2021
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San Juan County 4-H offers We Connect Global Citizenship Project

Submitted by WSU Extension. San Juan County 4-H, Jefferson County 4-H, Kitsap…

  • Jan 10th, 2021
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Island Hospital offers Doc Talk on Healthy Sleep Habits

Submitted by Island Hospital Join Dr. Reyna, Medical Director of the Island…

  • Jan 12th, 2021
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Island Hospital Foundation hosts COVID-19 vaccine executive community briefing

Submitted by Island Hospital. The Island Hospital Foundation and Island Hospital are…

  • Jan 11th, 2021
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Chris Graham

Part-time Orcas resident helps Covid victims in NYC

By David Turnoy Here is a story that will make you feel…

  • Jan 10th, 2021
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Chris Graham
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How to Grow Great Veggies – free webinars

Submitted by WSU Master Gardener Program. Please join the San Juan County…

  • Jan 11th, 2021
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Thor Hanson.

Bees & Seeds-Common Wonders of the Garden

Submitted by the Orcas Island Garden Club. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, at…

  • Jan 8th, 2021
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Thor Hanson.
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Madrona Club ‘Robin DiGeorgio’ grant goes to OIEF/AOK

Submitted by Janet Brownell. It is with great pleasure that the Orcas…

  • Jan 7th, 2021
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4-H kids all grown up: Grace Hargrave, Rhys Thompson

The Thompson siblings of Orcas Island — Hailey, Grace, Rhys and Anwyn…

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Horses, farming and friendships

by Heather Spaulding Sounder contributor With their soulful eyes and graceful gallop,…

  • Jan 5th, 2021
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Tom Eversole.

News from Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by The Orcas Senior Center. Welcome Tom Eversole The Orcas Senior…

  • Jan 4th, 2021
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Cranium of 14,000 year old Bison antiquus from Ayer Pond, Orcas Island, Salish Sea. Source: Kenady et al. 2010 (in press)

PBS features ‘Bison antiquus’ found on Orcas Island

Submitted by the Orcas Island Historical Museums. The story may be familiar…

  • Jan 4th, 2021
Cranium of 14,000 year old Bison antiquus from Ayer Pond, Orcas Island, Salish Sea. Source: Kenady et al. 2010 (in press)
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Registration is now open for spring marine naturalist training virtual program

Submitted by The Whale Museum. Back by popular demand, registration is now…

  • Jan 2nd, 2021
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Need a lift? Island Rides is there to help

Submitted by Island Rides. When San Juan Island’s Concours d’Elegance was canceled…

  • Jan 2nd, 2021
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Coffelt Farm.

Advisory Committee to SJC Land Bank seeks community input on recommendations for Coffelt Farm Preserve

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank. The Conservation Agriculture Resource Team…

  • Jan 1st, 2021
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Coffelt Farm.
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Diane Craig.

‘Your Life in Words’ workshop returns

In its effort to continue offering programming during COVID, Orcas Senior Center…

  • Dec 31st, 2020
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Diane Craig.
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Rick Hughes with his award.

Rick Hughes given community service award

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce and its Board President Colleen Smith…

  • Dec 31st, 2020
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Rick Hughes with his award.
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Stan Liebenberg (right), Secretary/Treasurer of the Orcas Rotary Club presents a $500 check to Erin O’ Dell, Director of the Community Resources Center, to help those in need in our community.

Orcas Rotary makes holiday donation to the OCRC

Stan Liebenberg (right), Secretary/Treasurer of the Orcas Rotary Club presents a $500…

  • Dec 31st, 2020
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Stan Liebenberg (right), Secretary/Treasurer of the Orcas Rotary Club presents a $500 check to Erin O’ Dell, Director of the Community Resources Center, to help those in need in our community.
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‘The land we stand on’ with Russel Barsh

The islands may be marketed as pristine and untouched by human hands,…

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The giving season

Submitted by the Orcas Community Resource Center. Masking up, social distancing, sticking…

  • Dec 27th, 2020
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COVID-19 did not stop COY’S prevention work

Submitted by Coalition for Orcas Youth Despite a challenging year, the Coalition…

  • Dec 27th, 2020
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Online Christmas eve service

Orcas Island Community Church invites you to an Online Christmas Eve Candlelight…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
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The panels at Eastound Suites.

Rainshadow Solar installs solar panels at Eastsound Suites | Paid Column

Eastsound Suites on Main Street is the latest Orcas business to begin…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
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Exciting news from OICF

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Foundation The Seattle Foundation has announced that…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
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Garden Club happenings

Submitted by The Orcas Island Garden Club. Newsletter and Featured Webinar The…

  • Dec 22nd, 2020
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Powerful tools for caregivers

Powerful tools for caregivers

  • Dec 20th, 2020
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Drew Schmidt.

New stylist in Eastsound

Drew Schmidt, a stylist hailing from the Atlanta area, has relocated with…

  • Dec 19th, 2020
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Drew Schmidt.
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Lighted boat parade is rescheduled

Notice— due to adverse weather forecast for Saturday evening, the Orcas Island…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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L-R: Chris Tercier, Peggy Rhoads, Patty Pirnack-Hamilton, Sara Jane Johnson and in the front, Jean Henson and Susie Brierley, the bow makers.

Orcas ferry landing decorator elves

In case you have ever wondered who decorates the ferry landing for…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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L-R: Chris Tercier, Peggy Rhoads, Patty Pirnack-Hamilton, Sara Jane Johnson and in the front, Jean Henson and Susie Brierley, the bow makers.
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Gifts enable OPAL to acquire 30 acres for future affordable housing

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust OPAL Community Land Trust recently purchased…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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Santa's Letter Mailbox in the Labyrinth.

A final message from Ruby the elf

It’s Ruby here from the North Pole, reporting on the Santa letter…

  • Dec 17th, 2020
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Santa's Letter Mailbox in the Labyrinth.
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FHFF Director Series presents Bristol Bay Trilogy, Dec. 14-31

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival. Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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Orcas Island Yacht Club’s annual lighted boat parade

Submitted by the Orcas Island Yacht Club. The Orcas Island Yacht Club…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
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