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Orcas Library trustee wanted

The Orcas Island Public Library is seeking a new trustee to begin…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
Portrait of filmmaker James Longley taken in September 2009 in Seattle. (Kevin P. Casey/Getty Images for the MacArthur Foundation)

Academy Award Nominee James Longley participates in Friday Harbor Film Festival

James Longley, recipient of the 2020 FHFF Local Hero Award, will participate…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
Portrait of filmmaker James Longley taken in September 2009 in Seattle. (Kevin P. Casey/Getty Images for the MacArthur Foundation)
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The Power to Change: SAFE San Juans free ZOOM course

If you are suffering from the effects of domestic violence or sexual…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Letter from the Salish Sea

by Karin Roemers-Kleven San Juan County Marine Resource Committee Vice-Chair Last weekend…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Hope: with Will Blackmon

Submitted by SAFE San Juans. This “story of hope” is comprised of…

  • Oct 12th, 2020
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Contributed photoStephen Fairweather streams live at Orcas Center on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

Local pianist Stephen Fairweather streams live at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. As part of Orcas Center’s new online streaming…

  • Oct 12th, 2020
Contributed photoStephen Fairweather streams live at Orcas Center on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Contributed photoGeoff Hoese.

Meeting of the Minds: “New Species and Habitats in Underground Places” at Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Meeting of the Minds on Zoom is…

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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SmileMobile Dental Clinic announces Orcas dates

The Arcora Foundation — SmileMobile, a brightly painted 39-foot dental clinic on wheels — will return to Orcas Island on Oct. 21-23 and 26-28 and will park at the Orcas Island Community Church.

  • Oct 8th, 2020
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The Marine Resources Committee: A story of altruistic alchemy in the heart of the Salish Sea

The MRC is the community advisory body on all marine-related issues in San Juan County.

  • Oct 8th, 2020
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Protecting the Salish Sea virtual event

“Protecting the Salish Sea in the time of COVID-19,” hosted by Community Rights San Juan Islands.

  • Oct 6th, 2020
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San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild Auction and the FARM Fund

The Ag Guild invites the community to expand support of the FARM Fund.

  • Oct 6th, 2020
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Savor the San Juans at home

Enjoy the farm-fresh flavors of the Islands from the comfort of your kitch

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Order your 2021 Washington State Parks calendar now

Order your 2021 Washington State Parks calendar now

The Washington State Parks 2021 wall calendar makes a great holiday gift.

  • Oct 5th, 2020
Order your 2021 Washington State Parks calendar now

Orcas Island Lions Club and sunrise volunteers

by Steve Schaefer Past President, Orcas Island Lions Club About four years…

  • Oct 2nd, 2020
A fun and helpful zoom session with Monique Mead

A fun and helpful zoom session with Monique Mead

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. On Thursday, Oct. 22, at…

  • Oct 1st, 2020
A fun and helpful zoom session with Monique Mead
An appeal from the Orcas Senior Center

An appeal from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Most islanders know the Orcas Senior…

  • Sep 30th, 2020
An appeal from the Orcas Senior Center
Orcas Food Co-op’s 6th annual member meeting: Thriving Together

Orcas Food Co-op’s 6th annual member meeting: Thriving Together

Submitted by Orcas Food Co-op. At Orcas Food Co-op we’re excited to…

  • Sep 30th, 2020
Orcas Food Co-op’s 6th annual member meeting: Thriving Together
Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25

All films will be available on-demand for 10 days, Oct. 15-25.

  • Sep 27th, 2020
Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25

Thank you Orcas Island and thank you Kevin Ranker

Submitted by The Orcas Island Community Foundation Early this year, our community…

  • Sep 24th, 2020
Dave Castor honored by Moran State Park

Dave Castor honored by Moran State Park

On Sept. 13, friends gathered to recognize volunteer Dave Castor.

  • Sep 21st, 2020
Dave Castor honored by Moran State Park

Skagit Farmers Supply provides scholarship to an Orcas student

Skagit Farmers Supply has announced eight “Careers in Agriculture” scholarship awards to students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Sep 14th, 2020

Friends of the library to elect directors

The meeting will be held virtually.

  • Sep 14th, 2020
Katie Jones/ Contributed photo, Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238                                J35 with her new calf J57.

New calf born to Jpod

J35, Tahlequah, has given birth.

  • Sep 11th, 2020
Katie Jones/ Contributed photo, Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238                                J35 with her new calf J57.
Three ways to catch Eth-Noh-Tec in September

Three ways to catch Eth-Noh-Tec in September

Virtual storytelling!

  • Sep 10th, 2020
Three ways to catch Eth-Noh-Tec in September
4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

  • Sep 8th, 2020
4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

The energetic cost of mussel byssal thread attachment

Specialized biological structures are key for organisms’ survival.

  • Sep 8th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)
Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo                                J56 and J3.

Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Whale-watch companies asked to stop disturbing critically endangered orcas

  • Sep 6th, 2020
Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo                                J56 and J3.
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Submitted by Lopez Island Grange. The Lopez Island Grange was recently selected…

  • Sep 5th, 2020
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly
OIFF announces drive-in film series

OIFF announces drive-in film series

The Orcas Island Film Festival has announced the postponement of the in-person festival to next year

  • Sep 4th, 2020
OIFF announces drive-in film series
Artist’s work at Washington Federal Bank

Artist’s work at Washington Federal Bank

Local artist Peter Carlson is pleased to invite the community to see…

  • Sep 4th, 2020
Artist’s work at Washington Federal Bank

‘Seniors and Cannabis’ and more from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Island Senior Center. Seniors and cannabis While our…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
Addressing alcohol addiction amid a global pandemic

Addressing alcohol addiction amid a global pandemic

While many are coping with the stress of a pandemic others are also struggling to maintain sobriety.

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
Addressing alcohol addiction amid a global pandemic
WSU Extension offers Whole Farm Planning course

WSU Extension offers Whole Farm Planning course

Are you a beginning farmer wanting to learn how to plan your farm business?

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
WSU Extension offers Whole Farm Planning course
Working Washington small business emergency grant program

Working Washington small business emergency grant program

Department of Commerce is offering a second round for those impacted by COVID

  • Sep 1st, 2020
Working Washington small business emergency grant program
How are we doing: the economics of a pandemic | Guest Column

How are we doing: the economics of a pandemic | Guest Column

From the San Juan County Auditor

  • Aug 31st, 2020
How are we doing: the economics of a pandemic | Guest Column
SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea

SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea

Registration is currently open for their ‘Cheers to 20 Years’ online event

  • Aug 31st, 2020
SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea
Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

Friends is pleased to welcome R. Brent Lyles

  • Aug 28th, 2020
Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

House moving from Golf Course to Rosario

On Aug. 27 another OPAL recycled house will be moved

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor In the 14 months since his left…

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back
Contributed photo                                Above: Attacca Quartet.

Archipelago Collective concerts return

Archipelago Collective is thrilled to bring you a weekend of exciting concerts,…

  • Aug 26th, 2020
Contributed photo                                Above: Attacca Quartet.