Life

Grad procession on June 13

Submitted by Justin Paulsen. Saturday, June 13 will mark Graduation Day for…

  • Jun 11th, 2020

The Governor’s “Safe Start” plan and what it means for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County On May 29 Governor Inslee released further…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

Island papers offer grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

A pop-up drive-in movie theatre is coming to Orcas Island

This week the much-anticipated Orcas Island Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theater presented by…

  • Jun 8th, 2020

Invitation to Orcas graduation

by Kyle Freeman, Principal Orcas Island High School The faculty and staff…

  • Jun 8th, 2020
Roy Light (left) and Christopher Giesting.

Roy Light retires from EWSD; Christopher Giesting is new general manager

Submitted by the Eastsound Sewer and Water District board members Greg Ayers,…

  • Jun 8th, 2020
Roy Light (left) and Christopher Giesting.

Marine debris can ruin a day on the water | Boaters are the front line in keeping Washington’s waters safe and clean

by Sea Grant Washington With summer here it is more important than…

  • Jun 7th, 2020
Keel-billed Toucans by Peter Cavanagh

A Photographic Journey: Iconic Birds of the World with Peter Cavanagh

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Are you experiencing travel withdrawal…

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Keel-billed Toucans by Peter Cavanagh

The Orcas Island Library is now offering curbside pickup for reserved materials!

Submitted by the Orcas Island Public Library Many of you may have…

  • Jun 6th, 2020

Smoke detector alerts sleeping homeowner to fire

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue An Orcas Island family is…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Fly-In and the Young Eagles canceled

by Dwight Guss Orcas Fly-In Coordinator The 2020 Orcas Island Fly-In and…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

League of Women Voters hosts virtual meeting about Electoral College

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of the San Juans The…

  • Jun 4th, 2020
Contributed photo.

Doe Bay Fest 13 canceled

Submitted by the Doe Bay Festival Doe Bay Fest Coordinator, Jami Mitchell,…

  • Jun 4th, 2020
Contributed photo.

Sew4ZeroWaste meets COVID-19 helps coordinate ‘Orcas Mask Makers United’

by Asifa Pasin ORS/The Exchange COVID-19 has changed life for all of…

  • Jun 4th, 2020

Leadership San Juan Islands celebrates 16th graduating class

Submitted by Leadership San Juan Islands. Leadership San Juan Islands is proud…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020

Orcas High School seniors give back to community with final projects

Submitted by Orcas Island School District When an Orcas Island High School…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020

Residential and commercial burning closed

Submitted by San Juan County All permits issued for burning commercial or…

  • Jun 1st, 2020

What does the future bring?

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation As Orcas enters summer under…

  • May 29th, 2020
Anthony Kashurs. (Contributed photo.)

Kaskurs graduates summa cum laude from Gonzaga

Anthony Kaskurs, Orcas Island High School class of 2016, graduated summa cum…

  • May 29th, 2020
Anthony Kashurs. (Contributed photo.)

Orcas Island Elementary welcomes kindergarteners for 2020-2021

Spring is in full swing and Orcas Island Elementary welcomes Kindergarteners for…

  • May 29th, 2020

Free mask signs for businesses

Community volunteers are helping to get the word out to encourage all…

  • May 28th, 2020

How to reduce your waste impact during COVID-19 times

Submitted by the Marine Resources Commitee In 2018 members of the Marine…

  • May 27th, 2020

Orcas Island Physical Therapy reopens

To our Orcas Island Community, We hope that you, your family and…

  • May 27th, 2020

American Red Cross local update

Submitted by the American Red Cross, San Juan County. We have all…

  • May 27th, 2020
Boating green in the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo.)

Green boating in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans The 2020 boating season is…

  • May 26th, 2020
Boating green in the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo.)

Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank San Juan County Land…

  • May 25th, 2020

New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As our weather warms and…

  • May 25th, 2020

OICMF offers virtual summer concerts

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

  • May 24th, 2020

Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

Submitted by San Juan Economic Development Council. The Washington State Department of…

  • May 24th, 2020
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                                Doe Bay Marshall strawberries.

Marshall strawberries are back with sweet gusto on Orcas

Submitted by the Olga Strawberry Council In the Spring of 2017, the…

  • May 22nd, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Doe Bay Marshall strawberries.

Funhouse makes face shields for Orcas essential workers

Submitted by The Funhouse Commons. About a month ago community volunteer Scott…

  • May 22nd, 2020

Finding your ‘furever’ home during a pandemic

Nothing can stand between the love of a little girl and her…

Goodbye Max, “the most social dog”

By Luna Honorary Mayor of Eastsound When we lost Noni and I…

  • May 18th, 2020

Help for Orcas islanders from OPAL mortgage and rental assistance

Submitted by the OPAL Community Land Trust As of May 14, OPAL…

  • May 18th, 2020

San Juan Equine and Farm Animal Emergency Fund

Submitted by Animal Haven With a generous grant from the San Juan…

  • May 17th, 2020

Finding the balance: community health and the local economy

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of…

  • May 12th, 2020
Bridget Broderick. (Contributed photo.)

New Orcas School Board member

Submitted by the Orcas Island School District. Bridget Broderick has been appointed…

  • May 12th, 2020
Bridget Broderick. (Contributed photo.)

WSF advises limited travel

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries As a reminder, the Governor’s “Stay…

  • May 11th, 2020

Yellow Island and Ebey’s Landing remain closed

Submitted by the The Nature Conservancy Washington Field Office. The Nature Conservancy…

  • May 10th, 2020

2020 FARM Fund Orcas/Waldron round one

The Orcas Island Community Foundation, in collaboration with the San Juan Islands…

  • May 10th, 2020