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Rick Hughes with his award.

Rick Hughes given community service award

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce and its Board President Colleen Smith…

  • Dec 31st, 2020
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Rick Hughes with his award.
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Stan Liebenberg (right), Secretary/Treasurer of the Orcas Rotary Club presents a $500 check to Erin O’ Dell, Director of the Community Resources Center, to help those in need in our community.

Orcas Rotary makes holiday donation to the OCRC

Stan Liebenberg (right), Secretary/Treasurer of the Orcas Rotary Club presents a $500…

  • Dec 31st, 2020
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Stan Liebenberg (right), Secretary/Treasurer of the Orcas Rotary Club presents a $500 check to Erin O’ Dell, Director of the Community Resources Center, to help those in need in our community.
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‘The land we stand on’ with Russel Barsh

The islands may be marketed as pristine and untouched by human hands,…

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COVID-19 did not stop COY’S prevention work

Submitted by Coalition for Orcas Youth Despite a challenging year, the Coalition…

  • Dec 27th, 2020
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The giving season

Submitted by the Orcas Community Resource Center. Masking up, social distancing, sticking…

  • Dec 27th, 2020
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Exciting news from OICF

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Foundation The Seattle Foundation has announced that…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
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The panels at Eastound Suites.

Rainshadow Solar installs solar panels at Eastsound Suites | Paid Column

Eastsound Suites on Main Street is the latest Orcas business to begin…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
The panels at Eastound Suites.
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Online Christmas eve service

Orcas Island Community Church invites you to an Online Christmas Eve Candlelight…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
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Orcas Island Garden Club logo.

Garden Club happenings

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

  • Dec 22nd, 2020
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Powerful tools for caregivers

Powerful tools for caregivers

  • Dec 20th, 2020
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Drew Schmidt.

New stylist in Eastsound

Drew Schmidt, a stylist hailing from the Atlanta area, has relocated with…

  • Dec 19th, 2020
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Drew Schmidt.
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Lighted boat parade is rescheduled

Notice— due to adverse weather forecast for Saturday evening, the Orcas Island…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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FHFF Director Series presents Bristol Bay Trilogy, Dec. 14-31

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

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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Gifts enable OPAL to acquire 30 acres for future affordable housing

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust OPAL Community Land Trust recently purchased…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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L-R: Chris Tercier, Peggy Rhoads, Patty Pirnack-Hamilton, Sara Jane Johnson and in the front, Jean Henson and Susie Brierley, the bow makers.

Orcas ferry landing decorator elves

In case you have ever wondered who decorates the ferry landing for…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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L-R: Chris Tercier, Peggy Rhoads, Patty Pirnack-Hamilton, Sara Jane Johnson and in the front, Jean Henson and Susie Brierley, the bow makers.
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Santa's Letter Mailbox in the Labyrinth.

A final message from Ruby the elf

It’s Ruby here from the North Pole, reporting on the Santa letter…

  • Dec 17th, 2020
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Santa's Letter Mailbox in the Labyrinth.
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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
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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…

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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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