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Vote for Ricky | Letter

Everybody on Orcas Island, My name is Owen Neal. I am in…

  • Jun 26th, 2021
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Funhouse’s Latinx Mentor program marks a year

On June 26, The Funhouse Commons’ La Cima Latinx Mentor Program will…

  • Jun 25th, 2021
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Update on Coffelt Farm from the SJC Land Bank

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  • Jun 25th, 2021
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Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant from Keta Legacy Foundation

Submitted by Grit City Strategy and Communications. Friends of the San Juans…

  • Jun 24th, 2021
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State Parks Director Peter Mayer and Friends of Moran president Sandi Talt cutting the ribbon to the new visitors’ center on June 18.

Happy 100th birthday to Moran State Park | New visitors’ center now open

It was a land donation that launched the entire Washington state parks’…

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State Parks Director Peter Mayer and Friends of Moran president Sandi Talt cutting the ribbon to the new visitors’ center on June 18.

New location for Garden C on Garden Club Tour

NEW LOCATION FOR GARDEN C on Garden Club Tour Due to unexpected…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
Jacob Miller, Tony Furtado, and Stephanie Schneiderman will be performing live at Eastsound’s Village Green at 6pm Sunday, June 27. Visit <a href="http://www.OrcasCenter.org" target="_blank">www.OrcasCenter.org</a> for more information.

Three to perform on The Village Green

Summer Concerts on The Village Green, a joint venture between Orcas Center…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
Jacob Miller, Tony Furtado, and Stephanie Schneiderman will be performing live at Eastsound’s Village Green at 6pm Sunday, June 27. Visit <a href="http://www.OrcasCenter.org" target="_blank">www.OrcasCenter.org</a> for more information.

The 2021 Honorary Eastsound Mayoral Race

The Honorary Eastsound Mayoral Race is in full swing, with Ricky the…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021
Photo by Diane Craig/Jaydon Kirsch after completing a year in Naval Academy Prep School.

Krisch’s path to Midshipman

It’s been almost a year since the 2020 Orcas High School graduate…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
Photo by Diane Craig/Jaydon Kirsch after completing a year in Naval Academy Prep School.
Contributed photo/Jim Glozier is OSC's new Companion Services Coordinator.

OSC welcomes Jim Glozier

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. The Orcas Senior Center non-profit is…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
Contributed photo/Jim Glozier is OSC's new Companion Services Coordinator.
Matthew is back.

Delight in the magic of Matthew Laslo this July

After over a year of being closed for live performances and movies,…

  • Jun 19th, 2021
Matthew is back.
Gift cards from Washington State Parks include images taken at popular park locations across the state including Lime Kiln on San Juan Island. (Washington State Parks/contributed photo)

Washington State Parks launches gift cards

Reserve camping, purchase merchandise and more

  • Jun 19th, 2021
Gift cards from Washington State Parks include images taken at popular park locations across the state including Lime Kiln on San Juan Island. (Washington State Parks/contributed photo)

Ham radio operators on the air for a nation-wide event

The Narwhal Amateur Radio Society, made up of ham radio operators from…

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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Left to right: Rochelle, Portia, Pria, Paxon, Preston and Kevin White.

Born to be a dad | Father’s Day profile with Kevin White

Kevin White has been caring for little ones long before he even…

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Left to right: Rochelle, Portia, Pria, Paxon, Preston and Kevin White.
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Recognizing the contributions of our fathers | Editorial

This coming Sunday is a day to honor the father figures in…

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Oops! Ballot misprint for Orcas Senior Center election

Recently, Orcas Senior Center sent 1,300 Special Election Newsletters with mail-in ballots…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ 3WU with Dustin Fox take the stage at Eastsound’s Village Green at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19.

Orcas Center, Doe Bay team up for concerts in The Green

Submitted by Orcas Center. Summer Concerts on The Village Green are a…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ 3WU with Dustin Fox take the stage at Eastsound’s Village Green at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19.
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Visit the splendor of Orcas gardens

Submitted by the Orcas Garden Club. After a year of struggling to…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Zylstra Lake Preserve lessee Adam Greene and his team completed their harvest for the season and have been hard at work making early season hay and haylage. The remainder of uncut fields will be mulch-cut in late summer and fall to return organics to the soil, and to prepare for the harvest rotation next season. (Contributed photo)

San Juan County Land Bank June 2021 meeting and agenda

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

  • Jun 16th, 2021
Zylstra Lake Preserve lessee Adam Greene and his team completed their harvest for the season and have been hard at work making early season hay and haylage. The remainder of uncut fields will be mulch-cut in late summer and fall to return organics to the soil, and to prepare for the harvest rotation next season. (Contributed photo)
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EDC offers Contracts for Contractors class

Islanders seeking to make their construction businesses thrive are invited to an…

  • Jun 16th, 2021
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FERRY FORGE/the game

Ferry Forge is a new mobile game created by islanders | Sponsored Post

Ferry Forge is the perfect game to play anywhere -while waiting for…

  • Jun 16th, 2021
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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/What are your preferences for library hours?

Give your feedback on library hours

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZL63WD5 for the Orcas…

  • Jun 16th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/What are your preferences for library hours?
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EDC Seminar on ‘Work as Construction Trainer’

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of the San Juans. Tradespeople seeking…

  • Jun 15th, 2021
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Coalition for Orcas Youth meets with key leaders

Submitted by The Coalition for Orcas Youth. The Coalition for Orcas Youth…

  • Jun 14th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JOAN ROULAC, certified Qigong instructor and workshop leader.

What’s happening at the senior center

Here’s what’s happening at the senior center

  • Jun 14th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JOAN ROULAC, certified Qigong instructor and workshop leader.
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Learn Woodworking Basics with the EDC

Islanders seeking new careers are invited to learn Woodworking Basics in a…

  • Jun 14th, 2021
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The Actors Theater is reopening!

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island announces auditions for the play “Savannah…

  • Jun 13th, 2021
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Orcas and San Juan Farmers’ Markets announce new food benefits

The Orcas and San Juan Island Farmers Markets are set up to…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
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Contributed photo/ UW's NCAA Women’s National Rowing Champions

Orcas resident takes first in national rowing championships

Joïe Zier, a junior at the University of Washington and an Orcas…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
Contributed photo/ UW's NCAA Women’s National Rowing Champions
Moran is 100!

The CCC and Moran State Park

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Join writer and historian Janet Oakley for…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
Moran is 100!
Contributed photo/Madrona falls

A piece of history falls

“I have a story for you,” she said. “Lopez is about to…

  • Jun 10th, 2021
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Bobby Bare Jr. (left) and Lilo Sanchez (right).

Live music in the Village Green this summer courtesy of Orcas Center

Grab a blanket, pack some snacks and prepare to revel in the…

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Bobby Bare Jr. (left) and Lilo Sanchez (right).
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Washington State Ferries turns 70

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Six years after the end of World…

  • Jun 10th, 2021
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Gov. Jay Inslee office photo

Inslee announces vaccination incentives

Incentives for vaccinated include lottery drawings, higher education financial assistance and more

  • Jun 8th, 2021
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Islands swim center gets a quarter-million boost from state

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool. The Washington Senate and…

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Marine Resources Committee opens interpretive area at Orcas Ferry Landing

It was a moment when the lines between the past, the present,…

  • Jun 5th, 2021
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Kite Day at Buck Park, June 5

Parents take a bow (and a little rest …), you’ve done an…

  • Jun 4th, 2021
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Anacortes food kiosk reopens after COVID shutdown

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. As of Friday, May 28, the Dockside…

  • Jun 4th, 2021
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Moran is celebrating its 100th birthday.

Celebrate Moran’s 100th birthday with science talks and concerts all summer long

This summer, all are invited to learn about the reptiles, squirrels, plants…

Moran is celebrating its 100th birthday.

Prepare yourself for any emergency

Join the League of Women Voters’ Zoom meeting on Monday, June 14…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021