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A review of ‘Tragedy: A Tragedy’ now at OC

by Katie Zwilling Special to the Sounder The new production at Orcas…

  • Nov 5th, 2021
The cast
Jessi Bloom

‘Permaculture and Resiliency’ online talk

The Orcas Island and Lopez Island Garden Clubs present Jessi Bloom’s virtual…

  • Nov 5th, 2021
Jessi Bloom
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“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” will be playing at Orcas Center on Sunday, Nov. 21 as part of their November On-Screen offerings.

November on-screen performances at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center brings the world’s best performers to…

  • Nov 3rd, 2021
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“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” will be playing at Orcas Center on Sunday, Nov. 21 as part of their November On-Screen offerings.
Photo by Diane Craig
L-R: Orcas Aviation’s Treasurer, Jack Decker, and Flight Coordinator Gil Blinn rand their donation from Joanne Cundy of Emmanuel Episcopal’s St. Agnes Guild. The donation will help support the organizations’ Mercy Flight program.

Funds for island non-profits

Submitted by St. Agnes Guild of Emmanuel Parish, Orcas Island. Every year,…

Photo by Diane Craig
L-R: Orcas Aviation’s Treasurer, Jack Decker, and Flight Coordinator Gil Blinn rand their donation from Joanne Cundy of Emmanuel Episcopal’s St. Agnes Guild. The donation will help support the organizations’ Mercy Flight program.
Wreath sale

Orcas Montessori School launches its holiday wreath sale

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

  • Nov 2nd, 2021
Wreath sale
Photos by Colleen Smith

Woodland critters, wizards emerge for Halloween

Trick-or-treaters came out on Oct. 31 to walk through Eastsound. With the…

  • Nov 1st, 2021
Photos by Colleen Smith
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

The Santa Tree arrives Nov. 14

The Santa Tree program, formerly the Giving Tree, will be providing gifts…

  • Nov 1st, 2021
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.
Suzanne Nichols

Q&A with realtor Suzanne Nichols

Suzanne Nichols is a broker at Windermere Real Estate. She can be…

  • Oct 28th, 2021
Suzanne Nichols
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Melinda, Gordon, Z, JP, and Anita will bring guitar, fiddle, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, dobro, musical saw and luscious vocals to you in decidedly non-symphonic manner.

Olga Symphony holiday concert is back

They’re back! The beloved tradition returns, as the Olga Symphony once more…

  • Oct 27th, 2021
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Melinda, Gordon, Z, JP, and Anita will bring guitar, fiddle, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, dobro, musical saw and luscious vocals to you in decidedly non-symphonic manner.
Rachel Newcombe

Rachel Newcombe: following her intellectual interests

Rachel Newcombe has navigated life’s transitions with curiosity and grace. A long-time…

  • Oct 27th, 2021
Rachel Newcombe
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Rosedanie Cadet (right) gives seeds from Orcas students.

Orcas woman empowers youth in Haiti

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor After over a decade of dedicated agriculture…

  • Oct 26th, 2021
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Rosedanie Cadet (right) gives seeds from Orcas students.
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<em>L-R: Cast members Colleen Smith, Caleb Summers, Jon Spinagotti and Christopher Evans. </em>

‘Tragedy: a Tragedy’ | A comedy in one act

For anyone who has watched a newscast covering a major event with…

<strong>Jake Perrine photo </strong>
<em>L-R: Cast members Colleen Smith, Caleb Summers, Jon Spinagotti and Christopher Evans. </em>
Photo by Andrea Huss
Lopez showing the ferry workers some love.

Appreciating the front line

Even as late departures and cancellations continue to plague the state’s ferry…

  • Oct 25th, 2021
Photo by Andrea Huss
Lopez showing the ferry workers some love.
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State Parks offers unique learning opportunities for students and children

Programs are offered in-person and virtually

  • Oct 21st, 2021
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Tragedy: a tragedy

Tragedy: A Tragedy – Live Theatre Returns to Orcas Center

It’s hard to believe that the last performance on the center stage…

  • Oct 20th, 2021
Tragedy: a tragedy
Photo courtesy of Camp Orkila

Fun for the Whole Family at Fall Festival

Submitted by Camp Orkila. Camp Orkila’s Fall Festival will be on Saturday,…

  • Oct 16th, 2021
Photo courtesy of Camp Orkila
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Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang.

Online events from Eth-Noh-Tec

In “If We Only Knew: Betrothed, Betrayed, Bewildered, Blessed,” Nancy Wang and…

  • Oct 16th, 2021
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Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang.
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It’s Time to get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

Submitted by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Medicare beneficiaries have an…

  • Oct 15th, 2021
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A pod of beluga whales in the pacific ocean. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)

White whale, red flag | Guest column

Submitted by Michael Harris, Seattle-based ABC News Wildlife Specialist and former Executive…

  • Oct 14th, 2021
A pod of beluga whales in the pacific ocean. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)
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Fall 2021 Great Islands Clean-up a success

Our islands became much cleaner during the Great islands Clean-up on Sept.…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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The World’s best performers come to the Orcas Center screen

Submitted by Orcas Center. This season’s On-Screen lineup at Orcas Center includes…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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Learn about wild plants of the field, forest and sea

On Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m., the Orcas Island and Lopez…

  • Oct 12th, 2021
Contributed photo/Herbalist Kristy Bredin
Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash

Guiding Good Choices: a parenting workshop

The Coalition for Orcas Youth and Funhouse Commons invite families to attend…

  • Oct 9th, 2021
Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash
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Orcas Montessori welcomes new head of school

Orcas Montessori School Welcomes Jai Brisbon as new Head of School

  • Oct 6th, 2021
lady
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Emma and her classmates wore yellow on Sept. 30, Microcephaly Awareness Day.

The gift of Emma in our 4th-grade classroom

by Mrs. Johnston’s 4th grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School Microcephaly…

  • Oct 6th, 2021
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Emma and her classmates wore yellow on Sept. 30, Microcephaly Awareness Day.
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Happenings at the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Need Holiday Décor? The Orcas Senior…

  • Oct 5th, 2021
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Reconnect through volunteering

by Hilary Canty Orcas Island Community Foundation One of the harder aspects…

  • Oct 1st, 2021
The Barnacle will have a cocktail special called “island grown” for the kickoff. Bartenders will be prepared to discuss the locally sourced ingredients for this featured drink.

Orcas Makers celebrate during Eastsound Stroll

Orcas is home to over a hundred creative Makers and their innovations…

  • Sep 29th, 2021
The Barnacle will have a cocktail special called “island grown” for the kickoff. Bartenders will be prepared to discuss the locally sourced ingredients for this featured drink.
Mammovan visits Orcas.

Mammogram van a success

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. For more than five years, Orcas…

  • Sep 28th, 2021
Mammovan visits Orcas.
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Medicare Open Enrollment is coming, be prepared

Medicare enrollees have an opportunity every year between October 15 and December…

  • Sep 25th, 2021
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
“Julia” tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.

Movie lovers rejoice | Orcas Film Festival is back

The Orcas Island Film Festival will showcase the offbeat and the up-and-coming…

“Julia” tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.
OPALCO

Follow OPALCO’s EV road trip in October

Starting Oct. 6, an exclusive team from OPALCO (Communication Specialist Krista Bouchey…

  • Sep 24th, 2021
OPALCO
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EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County. People who…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021
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Linda Hamilton, Orcas Rotary’s Pickleball event chair, and Erin O’Dell, Executive Director of Orcas Community Resource Center.

Rotary presents check for $2,500 to the Community Resource Center

Linda Hamilton, chair of Orcas Rotary’s summer Pickleball Tournament, presented a check…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021
Linda Hamilton, Orcas Rotary’s Pickleball event chair, and Erin O’Dell, Executive Director of Orcas Community Resource Center.
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FLIP’s path toward swim center construction

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool. With the recent selection…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021
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Get your amateur radio license, Oct. 25

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society. Amateur Radio (ham…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021
10-4 Good Buddy
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Vote counting equipment to be tested

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San…

  • Sep 21st, 2021
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JP and the OK Rhythm Boys to play Orcas Hotel Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Oktoberfest is coming to Orcas! The annual autumn festival traditionally begins two…

  • Sep 20th, 2021
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NWC removes unnecessary rock armor from upper beach habitat at Salmon Point community beach. (Contributed photo)

Shoreline habitat restoration actions completed on Lopez

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. It was an exciting week…

  • Sep 19th, 2021
NWC removes unnecessary rock armor from upper beach habitat at Salmon Point community beach. (Contributed photo)
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Island Hospital works toward 100% vaccinated workforce

In response to recent State and Federal vaccination mandates for healthcare workers,…

  • Sep 18th, 2021
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