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Carol Anderson (left) and Eliza Morris with some of their goods.

Put a little island flavor under the tree

It all started with a few artists selling their wares on blankets.And…

Carol Anderson (left) and Eliza Morris with some of their goods.
Jacqueline Kempfer in her new studio space in Eastsound.

Jacqueline Kempfer opens studio in The Living Room

Jacqueline Kempfer is opening her artist studio at 474 North Beach Road,…

  • Nov 25th, 2009
Jacqueline Kempfer in her new studio space in Eastsound.

Orcas Choral Society annual Christmas concert

Harmonically embracing the holiday season, the Orcas Choral Society will present the…

  • Nov 25th, 2009

Celtic Christmas concert

The community is invited to “A Celtic Christmas” featuring Windham Hill artists…

  • Nov 25th, 2009

Documentary about Mozart to be shown at Episcopal Church

A new documentary about Mozart’s life is coming to the Episcopal Church…

  • Nov 24th, 2009
contributed photo The six-gill shark

Sharks of the San Juans

Ever wonder what kind of sharks we have in our waters?Now is…

  • Nov 24th, 2009
contributed photo The six-gill shark

Dine and dance at OFHC benefit

When it's dark early and the weather is blustery, it's easy to…

  • Nov 24th, 2009
Rubi preparing for her holiday photo shoot.

Say cheese, and bark please

What could be more cute than your little Ginger wearing a Santa…

  • Nov 24th, 2009
Rubi preparing for her holiday photo shoot.

Truth be told at poetry workshops Nov. 29 and Dec. 6

The poet June Jordan said, "The first function of poetry is to…

  • Nov 20th, 2009

Orcas Island Community Band annual holiday concert

If the population of Orcas is approximately 4,000 people, then the Orcas…

  • Nov 20th, 2009

Orcas Center announces auditions for Gypsy

Orcas Center has announced auditions for its April 2010 production of Gypsy.The…

  • Nov 20th, 2009
The kids during their food bank journey.

Wagons, ho – food bank or bust

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  • Nov 20th, 2009
The kids during their food bank journey.
Volunteers in the kitchen last year. Bill is third from the left and Monique is third from the right.

Community Thanksgiving dinner nearing its 10th year

Some have family who live far away. Others want to do something…

  • Nov 18th, 2009
Volunteers in the kitchen last year. Bill is third from the left and Monique is third from the right.

Orcas Museum to host Smithsonian Institution exhibit in July

By TOM WELCHSpecial to the Islands' SounderOne hundred and sixty eight years…

  • Nov 16th, 2009
Front Row: Ida Rae McDonald

Sassy, senior songbirds bring back melodies from the past

According to members of the Orcas Senior Center Songbirds, they may forget…

Front Row: Ida Rae McDonald

Auditions for new Actors Theater production

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island announces open auditions for its winter…

  • Nov 13th, 2009
Seed enthusiasts Phil Heikkinen

Help grow an Orcas amber wave of grain

Darwin wheat. Pearl triticale. Charles barley. Tim Peters Red.The names of these…

  • Nov 12th, 2009
Seed enthusiasts Phil Heikkinen
The Olga Symphony will perform on Nov. 27 and 28 at Orcas Center.

Olga Symphony and Friends at Orcas Center

Hold on to your hats, Orcas: the Olga Symphony and Friends are…

  • Nov 12th, 2009
The Olga Symphony will perform on Nov. 27 and 28 at Orcas Center.

Beach Haven sponsoring free classical piano concert

In honor of its 70th anniversary, Beach Haven Resort is presenting a…

  • Nov 9th, 2009
“The Search” by Shawna Franklin incorporates the wooden box inside a globe. “Pillow Talk” by Issa Parker is in the shape of a pillow with musical notes and Van Gogh's ear inside. “Think Inside the Box” by Marsha Spees showcases butterflies and colorful fabric. “Buddha Box” by Maria Papademitriou highlights the artist's Buddha images.

Inside and outside the box

The instructions were simple: take a wood box and create a piece…

“The Search” by Shawna Franklin incorporates the wooden box inside a globe. “Pillow Talk” by Issa Parker is in the shape of a pillow with musical notes and Van Gogh's ear inside. “Think Inside the Box” by Marsha Spees showcases butterflies and colorful fabric. “Buddha Box” by Maria Papademitriou highlights the artist's Buddha images.
Anita Orne

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys to perform at Ecotopian

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys will play at the Ecotopian Restaurant…

  • Nov 7th, 2009
Anita Orne
Keith Light showing off his winning sales technique.

The face that launched 150 (sales) slips

By MEREDITH GRIFFITHSpecial to the Islands' SounderTen-year-old Keith Light has a $1300…

  • Nov 6th, 2009
Keith Light showing off his winning sales technique.
Key Club members. Front row

Orcas kids give back

The value of volunteerism is learned early on for members of the…

  • Nov 5th, 2009
Key Club members. Front row
Christina shares her craft with (right to left) Luke Pietsch

Chef Christina teaches tarts to kids

A chilly November Monday outside, but a warm and toasty classroom inside…

  • Nov 4th, 2009
Christina shares her craft with (right to left) Luke Pietsch
Award-winning author Molly Best Tinsley will read Nov. 9.

Satan’s Chamber author to read at Artsmith salon

A cloud of desert sand will follow Satan's Chamber author Molly Best…

  • Nov 2nd, 2009
Award-winning author Molly Best Tinsley will read Nov. 9.

Sportsmen hold turkey shoot

The Orcas Island Sportsmen Club will be holding its 58th annual fundraising…

  • Nov 2nd, 2009
The Stolen Sweets will perform at Orcas Center. Left to right

Stolen Sweets bring vintage jazz to Orcas Center

Swiped from Portland, Ore. for a one-night show, The Stolen Sweets will…

  • Oct 28th, 2009
The Stolen Sweets will perform at Orcas Center. Left to right
Rob Shaepe reading to his daughter Piper Ann at the Children's House.

National Literacy Month comes to Orcas

Literacy isn't just knowing how to read and write – it also…

Rob Shaepe reading to his daughter Piper Ann at the Children's House.
Left to right

Best of Classical Jazz features Claude Bolling Suite

As the final installment of the Island Classics series featuring chamber musicians…

  • Oct 22nd, 2009
Left to right
Charles Dalton buying produce from Rhonda Barbieri of La Campesina Project.
Charles Dalton buying produce from Rhonda Barbieri of La Campesina Project.

Recruiting 350 voices for climate change on Oct. 24

On October 24, people all over the world will take a stand…

  • Oct 19th, 2009

Carolyn Cruso releases new CD

The last offering in the Spotlight in the OffCenter series will celebrate…

  • Oct 17th, 2009

Toastmasters’ tell ghost stories

Orcas Speaks Toastmasters welcomes the public for their fourth annual night of…

  • Oct 17th, 2009
Madison Pollock fundraised using her pencil drawings.

Humble donation from small artist inspires Madison Match

Sometimes the greatest gifts come from the smallest members of the community.When…

  • Oct 16th, 2009
Madison Pollock fundraised using her pencil drawings.

Book lovers: donate books to get free books at the Book Lovers Fair

Book lovers can spread the love around and browse a choice selection…

  • Oct 16th, 2009

Play review: “Great Expectations”

Charles Dickens would have stood up in his seat and clapped the…

James McGaugh

Crossroads lecture to feature memory and emotion — NEW TIME

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

  • Oct 14th, 2009
James McGaugh
“Horse at Canyon de Chelly” by Jeff Otis.
“Horse at Canyon de Chelly” by Jeff Otis.
Bottom left: Some of the FEAST students

A feast for knowledge

Summer break isn’t what it used to be.A group of Orcas High…

Bottom left: Some of the FEAST students