Life

A light-hearted look at caring for your introvert/extrovert significant other while staying home

Disclaimer: Authors Courtney and Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey are in no way relationship experts.…

  • Apr 14th, 2020

Island artists and businesses create a virtual art walk

Submitted by Shannon Borg The first “Third Thursday” San Juan County Virtual…

  • Apr 13th, 2020

‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ for SJC

Submitted by San Juan County During the COVID-19 crisis the San Juan…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
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An Exceptional Friday at the Food Bank!

From the Orcas Island Food Bank Board To make a beautiful day…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
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Jackson Johns. (Contributed photo.)

Birth announcement | Jackson Johns

Trent and Alicia Johns of Deer Harbor welcomed son Jackson David Johns…

  • Apr 12th, 2020
Jackson Johns. (Contributed photo.)

Great Islands Clean-Up becomes month-long individual effort

Submitted by The Orcas Island Exchange In honor of Earth Day’s 50th…

  • Apr 12th, 2020

Orcas Lions award scholarships

Submitted by the Orcas Island Lions Club The Orcas Island Lions Club…

  • Apr 11th, 2020
Trumpeter swans. ( Nikko W. Naugle/contributed photo.)

A look at Trumpeter swans

by Nikko W. Naugle nikko.mykajabi.com Among us in the San Juan Islands…

  • Apr 10th, 2020
Trumpeter swans. ( Nikko W. Naugle/contributed photo.)

Orcas Island Library update

By Julia Wrapp, Community Relations Chair, Orcas Island Library As Orcas Island…

  • Apr 9th, 2020

New hours for Coates’ Cabinet

The Orcas Community Resource Center is offering new hours for its Coates’…

  • Apr 9th, 2020

Morning Star Farm offerings | Produce CSA, plant sale, flower CSA

Editor’s note: The following is a paid advertisement. Dear Orcas Community, In…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

Q&A with the new animal shelter director

In the summer of 2019, the Orcas Animal Protection Society announced the…

The power of a whisper | Guest Column

by Dave Dunaway SAFE San Juans executive director “I was afraid”. Three…

  • Apr 8th, 2020
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                                One of Stormy Hildreth’s at-home activities has been caring for her new chickens. Pictured here is Calypso.

Send us your stories and photos

By Stormy Hildreth Special to the Sounder An island donor has stepped…

  • Apr 6th, 2020
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                                One of Stormy Hildreth’s at-home activities has been caring for her new chickens. Pictured here is Calypso.
Face masks by Skylar Dalusio. (Contributed photo.)

Orcas High School student sews masks as senior project

By Skylar Dalusio My name is Skylar Dalusio and I’m currently a…

  • Apr 5th, 2020
Face masks by Skylar Dalusio. (Contributed photo.)

Choral Society concert cancelled

Due to corona virus restrictions, Orcas Choral Society regretfully announces cancelation of…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Course / reading group offering

by Jens Kruse I recently had offered and started teaching, to a…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Navigating Nature – COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders

By Brandon Cadwell, Chief of Visitor and Youth Engagement at San Juan…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

The Exchange supports art for kids at home

Submitted by Orcas Recycling Services. If you have Orcas Island School District…

  • Mar 28th, 2020

Hearts and Hands scales up at Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. For 14 years, non-profit Orcas Senior…

  • Mar 26th, 2020
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                                Above: Tiffany Loney

‘Chicago’ premieres at Orcas Center

Update: Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Chicago has been postponed…

Steve Alboucq photo
                                Above: Tiffany Loney

Garden club cancels rest of season

Submitted by the Orcas Garden Club. For the safety of everyone in…

  • Mar 26th, 2020
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Orcas Residents Supporting health care workers

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)…

  • Mar 26th, 2020
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American Legion breakfast canceled

The American Legion breakfast, scheduled for Sunday, March 29, has been canceled…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

Island kids giving back to community

Olive (left) and Hazel McKenzie spent time cleaning up Crescent Beach on…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

Easter Egg hunt in Moran canceled

Submitted by Steve Schaefer. As most people would expect, the Orcas Island…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020

Women celebrate 110 years of suffrage in Washington state

By the time Washington legislators ratified the 19th Amendment on March 22,…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020
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                                Native crabapple.

Food security and the pandemic: eat adventurously!

Submitted by Kwiaht. At this stage of the COVID-19 lockdown, the supply…

  • Mar 21st, 2020
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                                Native crabapple.

State Parks Boating Program encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’

Submitted by the Washington State Parks During Spring Aboard Week, March 22-28,…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

Leave some for your neighbor

Submitted by the State Department of Health Welcome to today’s update on…

  • Mar 19th, 2020
Flat people demonstrating social distancing. (Contributed photo.)

OICF ‘Flat People’ demonstrate proper social distancing

Submitted by Hilary Canty, Executive Director OICF The Orcas Island Community Foundation…

  • Mar 19th, 2020
Flat people demonstrating social distancing. (Contributed photo.)

Town of Friday Harbor seeks artists’ proposals for Blair Avenue mural

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor. The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • Mar 19th, 2020

OrcasSong to donate hand sanitizer

Submitted by OrcaSong Farm and Institute OrcaSong Farm and Institute is committed…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

Washington counties now eligible for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Small businesses in many Washington counties are now eligible to apply for…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

News from the Orcas Food Co-op

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op In light of the growing crisis,…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

EDC launches survey to assess business impacts from COVID-19

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

  • Mar 18th, 2020

OIEF helps make sure kids receive free breakfast and lunch

Submitted by the Orcas Island Education Foundation. During this unprecedented time of…

  • Mar 17th, 2020

Orcas Island Film Festival to Reschedule Spring Events

Submitted by the Orcas Island Fim Festival. By now we are all…

  • Mar 17th, 2020

Statement from school superintendent

Follow-up to Friday’s announcement

  • Mar 16th, 2020

Free children’s breakfast and lunch

Submitted by the Orcas Island School District Orcas Island School District will…

  • Mar 16th, 2020