Poet Alice Derry to offer reading

Poet and teacher Alice Derry, a resident of Port Angeles, will be…

  • Apr 8th, 2009

Call for monologues at Orcas Center

Orcas Center calls for submissions of original monologues to be read/performed for…

  • Apr 6th, 2009

Harambee events

Grace Kuto, an author who lives in both Kenya and Portland, will…

  • Apr 6th, 2009

Antiques Evaluation Fair at Grange

The Orcas Island Historical Museum’s Antiques Evaluation Fair fundraiser at the Grange…

  • Apr 6th, 2009

Literary e-zine spring edition available

SHARK REEF magazine, a homegrown literary compilation featuring predominately local writers, just…

  • Apr 6th, 2009

County honors four medical groups for flu protection

San Juan County has honored four organizations – including San Juan County’s…

  • Apr 6th, 2009

Two events added to Orcas Center season

Orcas Center has announced the addition of two events to its 2009…

  • Mar 31st, 2009

Look for excellence in wood

Orcas Center will be hosting the “Wood N Things” Wood Art and…

  • Mar 31st, 2009

Community briefs

Wanderers to perform on OrcasThe Wanderers, the duo of Carl Allen and…

  • Mar 31st, 2009

Second annual Local Poets Showcase

In celebration of National Poetry Month, and following on the popularity of…

  • Mar 31st, 2009

Event calendar – April 1 edition


  • Mar 31st, 2009

The Onions are coming!

Orcas Island Education Foundation is sponsoring the award-winning high school singing group…

  • Mar 31st, 2009

Resistance is Futile, Orcas Island

Orcas artist Martin Taylor has a show of new work at Orcas…

  • Mar 30th, 2009

RadioFree Olga

Bruce Harvie started the Internet website RadioFree Olga in the spring of…

  • Mar 24th, 2009

Local sculptor inspired by Orcas student’s work

From the moment sculptor Todd Spalti saw the photograph, he was inspired.After…

Taylor 2 Dance Company to visit Orcas Center

Orcas Center will present the world-renowned Taylor 2 Dance Company in performance on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Mar 18th, 2009

Funhouse Science Fair in 8th season

The 8th Annual Funhouse Science Fair will be held Saturday, March 28,…

  • Mar 18th, 2009

2009 Play Fest auditions

Ever sit in the theater watching a movie or a play and…

  • Mar 18th, 2009

German musicians to perform at Grace Church

Grace Church presents harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, formerly organist and cantor at the…

  • Mar 18th, 2009

Young artists show at Orcas Center

The Orcas Center will be holding its annual show to feature the…

  • Mar 18th, 2009

Flu vaccines still available

Influenza activity in San Juan County is on the rise.“During the week…

  • Mar 16th, 2009

Hank Cramer returns to the Orcas Grange

Hank Cramer is a folksinger who makes a living performing around the country, and he’s returning to the Orcas Grange on Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. He is best known for his rich bass voice, accompanied by a vintage flat-top guitar and his humorous stories.

  • Mar 11th, 2009

Orcas Seed Bank holds successful gathering

A core of enthusiastic members of the community met for a sustainable…

  • Mar 10th, 2009

Crossroads lecture on U.S.-Russian relations

The lecture series Crossroads: Ideas for a New Century will continue at…

  • Mar 10th, 2009

Blast from the past

It’s not your average wood sculpture. When Zacharya Leck’s cedar art was displayed in Eastsound last week, it caused many to stop and comment.

Chamber music trio to perform at Orcas Center

Orcas Center will present Trio Verlaine, a combination of flute, viola and…

  • Mar 10th, 2009

Beach Watchers: a passion for the water

Every week in the spring and summer, Andria Hagstrom and her 12-year-old son Quinn Freedman go to two different sites on Cascade Creek to monitor the water depth, the temperature and the dissolved oxygen content of the water. They do it because it is part of a homeschooling project, because they think it’s important, and because they are Beach Watchers.

  • Mar 4th, 2009

Stewardship network looking for nominees

The Stewardship Network is accepting nominations for individuals, families, teachers and businesses…

  • Mar 4th, 2009

Orcas Car Club spring rally

All car, truck and motorcycle fans are invited to form a spy team of two or three and join the Orcas Road Classics Association, the Orcas car club, on their Enigma Road Rally, on Saturday, April 25.

  • Mar 4th, 2009

Orcas Choral Society to present Requiem

The Orcas Choral Society will present the “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure´ on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at the Orcas Island Community Church.

  • Mar 4th, 2009

For 100 years, a guiding light

Fond memories of childhood at the lighthouse on quiet Patos Island.

  • Mar 3rd, 2009

Orcas residents find DTV switch isn’t so smooth

Paul Kamin expected to get better television reception with his new digital-to-analog converter box. What he didn’t expect: fewer channels.

County Council has moment of silence in memory of Jeff Wasnick

The San Juan County Council had a moment of silence Monday in memory of Jeffrey Lloyd Wasnick, the county’s code enforcement officer, who reportedly died of a heart attack Sunday.

  • Mar 3rd, 2009

Moran to be spared some cuts

Orcas Islanders spoke, and the state Legislature listened – at least a little.

Deer Harbor has new idol

Deer Harbor Community Club members were entertained at their February potluck by their president, Mike Speece, and came away thinking they had found their very own “idol.” With a baritone voice, Speece played many old favorites on his guitar and led the group in a sing-a-long.

  • Feb 24th, 2009