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A need for some two-wheelers at the airport

The airport on Orcas has a need it hopes the island can…

  • Aug 8th, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
                                Spotted lanternfly.

Public asked to check trees for invasive species in August

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Throughout August, the Washington…

  • Aug 7th, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
                                Spotted lanternfly.

OPALCO rebuttal to MacLeod’s column | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 6th, 2020

Orca Network launches ‘Share the Water’

Submitted by Orca Network. Orca Network, a Whidbey Island based nonprofit organization…

  • Aug 4th, 2020

San Juan County 4-H invites you to celebrate local youth with this year’s Virtual Showcase Fair!

Fair week is swiftly approaching, and due to COVID-19, kids and teens…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Nikko W. Naugle and Rivkah Sweedler

Living Simply with Rivkah Sweedler

By Nikko W. Naugle Writing for The Sounder is an amazing experience.…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Nikko W. Naugle and Rivkah Sweedler

Art dancing with the wind and sky

The art of 21 local artists will be dancing in the wind…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020

Record $5.2 Million Gift Expands Turtleback Preserve and precedent-setting donation also returns land to the Lummi Nation

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

  • Jul 31st, 2020

Flying into a purpose-filled future

Not everyone has a clear idea of their life’s path, especially at…

  • Jul 30th, 2020
Laser show (Contributed photo.)

Donations needed for the July 4 laser show

Donations needed for the July 4 laser show

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Laser show (Contributed photo.)

Orcas Island School District safe return to school update

Submitted by Eric Webb, Orcas Island School District Superintendent. You may recall,…

  • Jul 27th, 2020
Alex Conrad (Contributed photo)

Alex Conrad graduates Harborview Paramedic Program, returns to Orcas Fire

Submitted by Orcas Fire and Rescue After an intense 12-months immersed in…

  • Jul 27th, 2020
Alex Conrad (Contributed photo)

‘Town to Shore’ exhibition

Submitted by The Crow Valley Gallery and Island Thyme Shop The Crow…

  • Jul 26th, 2020

Army returns for second round of removing derelict nets

Deep beneath the waves off the south end of San Juan Island,…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Mammograms Offered at Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center Assured Imaging Women’s Wellness will be…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Virtual Fair coming soon

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. San Juan County Fair staff…

  • Jul 21st, 2020

Orcas Food Bank mid-year updates

Submitted by the Orcas Island Foodbank Our community has changed in so…

  • Jul 21st, 2020

Orcas Health Care District hosts third town hall

The Orcas Island Health Care District is hosting a third virtual Town…

  • Jul 20th, 2020

Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State Registered voters throughout Washington will…

  • Jul 20th, 2020

Drive-In magic show unites community

From a young age, 19-year-old magician Matthew Laslo dreamed of starring in…

Party like it’s 2020

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health If your county is in…

  • Jul 15th, 2020

Mask-making Maggie

The answer to why Maggie Kaplan chose to create cloth masks for…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Funhouse offers free online course: Fresh Ideas for Parenting

Submitted by The Funhouse The Funhouse is offering an interactive course called…

  • Jul 13th, 2020

Meet members of the creative team from ‘Wizards of the Coast’

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library The Wizards are coming! Join the…

  • Jul 13th, 2020

San Juan County Virtual Fair call to action for performers to participate in ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair This year has presented a…

  • Jul 12th, 2020
Bo Huang/contributed photo
                                Aloysia Friedmann.

An OICMF Encore Evening on Friday, August 14

Submitted by the Orcas Island Music Festival For their first major project…

  • Jul 11th, 2020
Bo Huang/contributed photo
                                Aloysia Friedmann.

COVID-19 testing to be handled at OFHC

Submitted by Tina Mankowski, UW Medicine Beginning July 6 the UW Medicine…

  • Jul 10th, 2020

Free items left over from sale

Submitted by Jane Heisinger. The art teachers and volunteers for AOK want…

  • Jul 10th, 2020

Donate your homegrown fruits and veggies this year as part of your online fair entry!

Love to garden? Want to enter in the Fair this year? The…

  • Jul 9th, 2020

John Geyman, M.D. announces the publication of his new book ‘Profiteering, Corruption and Fraud in U.S. Health Care’

John Geyman, M.D. has published a new book called “Profiteering, Corruption and…

  • Jul 9th, 2020

School track is nearing completion

Over the last weekend of June, Beynon Sports installed the second and…

  • Jul 7th, 2020

Indian Island docent program suspended

Submitted by Kwiaht Kwiaht director Russel Barsh announced today the conditional suspension…

  • Jul 6th, 2020

San Juan County youth face-covering contest

Submitted by San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. Washington state requires face mask…

  • Jul 6th, 2020
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                                Nigrettos moving rock into place.

Playground-on-the-Green set for September opening

Submitted by Margaret Payne, Playground-on-the-Green Team Donate now for custom slide fabricated…

  • Jul 5th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Nigrettos moving rock into place.

Thank you for your patience Patients!

Submitted by the Orcas Family Health Center When Governor Inslee gave the…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Orcas Economic Recovery and Resiliency Project begins community outreach phase

by Minor Lile, reporter-at-large From July 1 to July 10, a series…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Free tooth extraction clinic

Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

How to have a summer of fun amid a pandemic

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. It’s summer and it’s time…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities

Much like the community they live in, the elders of the San…

  • Jul 1st, 2020

State Parks adds free days for later this year to replace April days lost to COVID-19 closures

Submitted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The Washington State…

  • Jun 29th, 2020