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The front side of Bonnie Mahony's house.

Islanders create show-stopping gingerbread houses for first annual contest

What a time to be a baker on Orcas Island. Children and…

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The front side of Bonnie Mahony's house.
Playfest is on the way.

Calling all playwrights

Submitted by the Actors Theatre of Orcas Island. The 15th Annual Ten-Minute…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
Playfest is on the way.
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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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The annual “Home for the Holidays” show will be held online Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. on www.OrcasCenter.org.

‘Home for the Holidays’ – a special online musical event

Submitted by Orcas Center Never has the phrase “Home for the Holidays”…

  • Dec 15th, 2020
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The annual “Home for the Holidays” show will be held online Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. on www.OrcasCenter.org.
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Key Club celebrates successful food drive

Submitted by Orcas Island High School Key Club. On Sunday, Dec. 6,…

  • Dec 15th, 2020
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New gift book celebrates Lopez Island Sheriff’s Log

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center. Local headlines come and go,…

  • Dec 14th, 2020
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San Juan County software and web professionals meet up

Submitted by the Economic Development Council. San Juan County software and web…

  • Dec 14th, 2020
EDC logo teaser
Masketeer Angie Morrison. (Contributed photo)

Masketeers: Sew for one and sew for all

You don’t need a mask to keep from catching the virus of…

Masketeer Angie Morrison. (Contributed photo)
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Streaming storytelling on New Year’s Eve

Submitted by Eth-Noh-Tec “In the Final Hours the Future is Ours!” will…

  • Dec 12th, 2020
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New owner for Family Tree Chiropractic

Submitted by Triton Ivie I bought Family Tree Chiropractic from Doctors Orion…

  • Dec 11th, 2020
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Jean Henigson (far right) and teen volunteers in 2013.

Island Reproductive Health Salutes Founding Member Jean Henigson

Submitted by Island Reproductive Health Initiative. Some of you know Jean Henigson…

  • Dec 10th, 2020
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Jean Henigson (far right) and teen volunteers in 2013.
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Open registration for library’s Prime Time Family Reading

Submitted by The Orcas Island Public Library. The Orcas Island Public Library…

  • Dec 10th, 2020
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Members of Orcas Rotary cleans up Information/Map Corner on Orcas Road.

Orcas Island Rotary Club adopts a resiliency focus

by Jeanne S McPherson Orcas Rotary In response to social and global…

  • Dec 10th, 2020
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Members of Orcas Rotary cleans up Information/Map Corner on Orcas Road.
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Friday Harbor Film Festival presents The Director Series

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival. The Director Series presents Benjamin Ree’s…

  • Dec 9th, 2020
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Brent Lyles.

Meet Brent Lyles, New Executive Director at Friends of the San Juans

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. You are invited to a…

  • Dec 9th, 2020
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Brent Lyles.
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Patos Lighthouse.
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Patos Lighthouse.
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The Giving Tree is here

by Zanetha Amani Matisse Orcas Community Resource Center The Giving Tree is…

  • Dec 6th, 2020
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Santa’s Letter Mailbox in the Labyrinth.

An interview with Ruby the Elf

Jasper, the roving Eastsound Associated Press reporter interviews Ruby the Elf on…

  • Dec 5th, 2020
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Santa’s Letter Mailbox in the Labyrinth.
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Rosie Kuhn.

Local Orcas Island Resident Dr. Rosie Kuhn Publishes Her 13th Book

Dr. Rosie Kuhn, author, life coach and longtime resident of Orcas Island…

  • Dec 5th, 2020
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Rosie Kuhn.
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OSC annual meeting invitation

The Olga Strawberry Council (the non-profit that owns the historic Olga Strawberry…

  • Dec 4th, 2020
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‘How God’s love can change your life and the world’

Islanders are invited to attend a talk by Mark McCurties, a practitioner…

  • Dec 4th, 2020
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A message from Orcas Island Physical Therapy

Submitted by Orcas Island Physical Therapy To our Orcas Island community, These…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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Michel Vekved.

The senior center welcomes Michel Vekved

The Orcas Senior Center non-profit is excited to welcome Michel Vekved to…

  • Dec 1st, 2020
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Michel Vekved.
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Getting to know councilor-elect Cindy Wolf

Now that San Juan County has two brand new county council members,…

  • Dec 1st, 2020
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Letters for Santa

by Ruby from the North Pole Did you hear what’s new on…

  • Dec 1st, 2020
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Joe Symons.

Joe Symons: Orcas Senior Center Superhero

The Orcas Senor Center non-profit staff and governing committee recognize Joe Symons…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Joe Symons.
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Key Club food drive

Submitted by The Orcas Island High School Key Club. The Orcas Island…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Who will be this years’ Flat Person?

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Foundation Who will be this years’ Flat…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Doe Bay Wine Company logo.

‘The virtual vineyard’ by Orcas Senior Center and Doe Bay Wine Company

Join Orcas Senior Center and Doe Bay Wine Company’s Cole Sisson in…

  • Nov 29th, 2020
Doe Bay Wine Company logo.
Give Orcas 2020

GiveOrcas holiday catalog

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation While almost everything in 2020…

  • Nov 29th, 2020
Give Orcas 2020
Orcas Island Garden Club logo.

Orcas Island Garden Club offerings

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

  • Nov 28th, 2020
Orcas Island Garden Club logo.
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First annual Funhouse gingerbread house contest

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. Housebound and bored? Sad having to limit…

  • Nov 27th, 2020
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An update from IslandRides

Submitted by IslandRides. The website is nearly complete so you will soon…

  • Nov 25th, 2020
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Friends of the San Juans announces $100,000 challenge match for year-end support

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. This year has been life-changing…

  • Nov 25th, 2020
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A ‘noble’ island tradition on Orcas Island

Submitted by Orcas Montessori School The holidays are upon us, and now…

  • Nov 25th, 2020
Long-sleeved shirt from the senior center.

Buy a t-shirt, support Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Local screen-printing and graphic design artist,…

  • Nov 25th, 2020
Long-sleeved shirt from the senior center.
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An interview with Vacation Rental Work Group Vice-Chair Lisa Byers

by Toby Cooper Vacation Rental Work Group member Through the magic of…

  • Nov 24th, 2020
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Christine Minney. (Contributed photo)

Getting to know San Juan County Councilor-elect Christine Minney

Now that San Juan County has two brand new county council members,…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020
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Washington State Parks 2021 calendar.

Give the gift of state parks

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Halloween candy is but a memory,…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020
Washington State Parks 2021 calendar.
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From right to left: Tony Simpson, David Billings, David Janecek and Ken Loock stand with the Airhawks Flight Club airplane — a 1993 Beechcraft Sundowner purchased in the summer of 2019 to provide more training options for student pilots and increases flying opportunities for current pilots.

Flight Club gives wings to local teens’ dreams

by Laura Kussman Reporter Bethany Carter’s love of flying began in sixth…

  • Nov 20th, 2020
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From right to left: Tony Simpson, David Billings, David Janecek and Ken Loock stand with the Airhawks Flight Club airplane — a 1993 Beechcraft Sundowner purchased in the summer of 2019 to provide more training options for student pilots and increases flying opportunities for current pilots.