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Evan and his drone / Contributed photo

Local teen offers drone work, tech help

You may know Evan Kulper because he’s helped with your computer. Or…

  • Mar 14th, 2021
Evan and his drone / Contributed photo
Ali Walker and friend | Contributed photo

Mentoring in the time of COVID

Submitted by Ali Walker “You’ve been able to continue to mentor during…

  • Mar 14th, 2021
Ali Walker and friend | Contributed photo
house-made graphic from Salish Sea Institute assets

Salish Sea Science Symposium: Implications of noise from navy aircraft for the Salish Sea and Olympic Region

Originally published by the Salish Sea Institute. The San Juan County Marine…

  • Mar 11th, 2021
house-made graphic from Salish Sea Institute assets
Orcas Center

Orcas Center’s 2021 annual meeting to be held virtually

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center’s annual meeting will be held online…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
Orcas Center
"A Shot in the Moonlight."

Orcas Library hosts author Ben Montgomery virtually

Ben Montgomery, author of “A Shot in the Moonlight” will present on…

  • Mar 9th, 2021
"A Shot in the Moonlight."
Dr. Jason Kilmer

Recap of ‘The Science Behind Substance Abuse and Mental Health’

The Coalition for Orcas Youth hosted Dr. Jason Kilmer Ph.D. of the…

  • Mar 9th, 2021
Dr. Jason Kilmer
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A suds-soaked Otto after being flushed out of the drainage ditch.

One cat’s harrowing tale and dramatic rescue

He’d been gone 12 days — days on the island that had…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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A suds-soaked Otto after being flushed out of the drainage ditch.
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Lisa Bergman at the piano.

Great composers get a makeover

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. On Tuesday, March 16 at…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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Lisa Bergman at the piano.
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Fritillaria affinis.

The Salish Seeds Project Spring Native Wildflower Sale

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

  • Mar 5th, 2021
The San Juan County Land Bank/Contributed photo
Fritillaria affinis.

Free Tooth Extraction Clinic

Submitted by Dr. Michael Triplett Dr. Triplett’s dental office, at 445 Madrona…

  • Mar 4th, 2021
Island Hospital is offering classes each week on a variety of topics.

Free online offerings from Island Hospital

Submitted by Island Hospital Medicare class Learn more about your Medicare options…

  • Mar 3rd, 2021
Island Hospital is offering classes each week on a variety of topics.
Stamps!

News from Orcas Senior Center

Stamp collecting Are you wondering what to do with that old stamp…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
Stamps!
Volunteers are currently assessing food systems in San Juan County.

Food System Team forges ahead with work on Community Food Assessment

Submitted by Caitlin Leck, on behalf of the Food System Team. For…

  • Mar 1st, 2021
Volunteers are currently assessing food systems in San Juan County.
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Hands-on trades course for kids

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

  • Feb 28th, 2021
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Fair seeks poster artists

Submitted by San Juan County Parks and Fair. After a flurry of…

  • Feb 27th, 2021
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Three upcoming chances to take boater education courses

Submitted by San Juan Islands Flotilla. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Bellingham…

  • Feb 27th, 2021
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Film fest adventure and discovery films online March 1-15

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series…

  • Feb 26th, 2021
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Ag Summit Banner.

2021 San Juan Islands Ag Summit goes virtual

Submitted by WSU Extension, San Juan County. The 2021 San Juan Islands…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
Ag Summit Banner.
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Laila Storch Friedmann will be turning 100 on Feb 28. She shares the exact same year dates as Moran State Park, 1921- 2021, which is also celebrating its 100th birthday.

Birthday twins

Laila Storch Friedmann of Orcas Island will be turning 100 on Feb.…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Laila Storch Friedmann will be turning 100 on Feb 28. She shares the exact same year dates as Moran State Park, 1921- 2021, which is also celebrating its 100th birthday.
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Leadership SJI hosts seminar on leadership and governance

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

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
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Credit: Benjamin Thomas @ben50t

Mapping island makers with the San Juan Makers Guild and EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County. Makers —…

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
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Credit: Benjamin Thomas @ben50t
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Online classes from Island Hospital

Submitted by Island Hospital Living better with diabetes Join registered dietitian and…

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
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ChellaJay and Luka Palisæde stream live from Orcas Center, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

Streaming live from Orcas Center: ChellaJay and Luka Palisæde

Orcas Center’s live music streams continue with ChellaJay and Luka Palisæde on…

  • Feb 21st, 2021
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ChellaJay and Luka Palisæde stream live from Orcas Center, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
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Walk for Water fundraiser

by Laura Black Salmonberry School Salmonberry’s Cedars class of 6- to 9-year-olds…

  • Feb 21st, 2021
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It takes a village to rescue a beloved lost pooch

As the tidewaters rose, rescuers knew they didn’t have long to save…

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Fian streams live from Orcas Center, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.

Streaming live from Orcas Center: Fian

Fian, a rock n’ roll band from Seattle, will be kicking off…

  • Feb 18th, 2021
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Fian streams live from Orcas Center, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
VGAL volunteer Liz Covert and former VGAL Program Coordinator Lenore Bayuk. (Contributed photo)

Guardian ad Litem | Helping families through difficult times

When a child has been removed from their home for suspected abuse,…

VGAL volunteer Liz Covert and former VGAL Program Coordinator Lenore Bayuk. (Contributed photo)
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SeaDoc Society’s new regional director, Leigh Ann Gilmer.

SeaDoc Society welcomes new regional director

Submitted by SeaDoc Society. The SeaDoc Society has hired Leigh Ann Gilmer…

  • Feb 16th, 2021
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SeaDoc Society’s new regional director, Leigh Ann Gilmer.
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Holly modeling new warm winter gear, clean PPE, and a hot cup of coffee, all available at OCRC’s new space.

Take a look at OCRC’s new client reception/Coates’ Cabinet office

Submitted by The Orcas Community Resource Center. The Orcas Community Resource Center…

  • Feb 15th, 2021
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Holly modeling new warm winter gear, clean PPE, and a hot cup of coffee, all available at OCRC’s new space.
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The Finnies are coming

Submitted by Stewardship Network of the San Juan Islands. Why are recycle…

  • Feb 14th, 2021
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John Slater, Director of Orcas Senior Center's Hearts and Hands and Buddy Check-In programs. Contributed photo

Buddies with Big Hearts

Despite the pandemic forcing a suspension of the Orcas Senior Center’s Hearts…

  • Feb 13th, 2021
John Slater, Director of Orcas Senior Center's Hearts and Hands and Buddy Check-In programs. Contributed photo
OPALCO.

OPALCO to host meeting on Decatur Microgrid

Submitted by OPALCO. The first local renewable microgrid is complete on Decatur…

  • Feb 13th, 2021
OPALCO.
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Orcas Island Library is again open for browsing

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library. Libraries in Washington in both Phase…

  • Feb 11th, 2021
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Local students achieve academic distinction at Whitman College

Orcas Island residents Devon Mann and Aliza Anderson-Diepenbrock earned academic distinction for…

  • Feb 11th, 2021

Fleming awarded prestigious PLU scholarship

Submitted by Pacific Lutheran University. Sofia Fleming, a student at Orcas Island…

  • Feb 11th, 2021
Eliza and Chris in the late 1990s.

The sweet scent of romance and business

When you take a six-month road trip early on in a relationship,…

Eliza and Chris in the late 1990s.
Cindi Lund with Annie.

Crossing state lines to find forever homes

Some very lucky dogs from the Lone Star state are now forever…

Cindi Lund with Annie.
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Wolf Hollow to receive new roof

Submitted by Wolf Hollow. Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center announced on Feb.…

  • Feb 10th, 2021
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Island Hospital online classes

Submitted by Island Hospital Swallow Screening Concerned about your swallow? Determine if…

  • Feb 9th, 2021
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MLK Day volunteers at work.

News from Orcas Senior Center

Meeting of the Minds Meeting of the Minds continues in February with…

  • Feb 9th, 2021
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MLK Day volunteers at work.