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Healthcare career training offered by EDC and Cornerstone

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. Those seeking to…

  • Jul 30th, 2021
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SJC fair poster 2021

Upcoming fun at the fairgrounds

SJC Fairgrounds is hosting a variety of in-person activities this August leading…

  • Jul 29th, 2021
SJC fair poster 2021
Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger on Unsplash.

News from the senior center

Mammogram Van Coming to Orcas Senior Center Assured Imaging will be at…

  • Jul 28th, 2021
Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger on Unsplash.
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Be a vendor in the San Juan County virtual fair

Submitted by San Juan County Fair Grounds. The countdown to the 2021…

  • Jul 27th, 2021
Contributed photo 2021 fair poster
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Chuck Greening and Margaret Payne

Village Green is home to nature-based playground

From start to finish, it was a true island undertaking. An unused…

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Chuck Greening and Margaret Payne
SJICD

Get certified in Eco Restoration with new course offerings

The new Ecological Restoration Certificate in the San Juan Islands is provided…

  • Jul 26th, 2021
SJICD
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Salmonberry School has been educating with heads, hearts and hands since 2001.

Salmonberry School celebrates 20th birthday with community party

Submitted by Salmonberry School. Twenty years is a long time. When you’ve…

  • Jul 25th, 2021
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Salmonberry School has been educating with heads, hearts and hands since 2001.
Mysterious forest. (By silver-john, Adobe Stock)

WSU Extension, DNR offer new online classes to follow up award-winning 2020 webinars

Free classes include forest health highlights, managing noxious weeds, and creating wildlife habitat

  • Jul 25th, 2021
Mysterious forest. (By silver-john, Adobe Stock)
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Jim Glozier and Grace Grantham on their wedding day.

Grace Grantham and Jim Glozier | Wedding announcement

Grace Grantham and Jim Glozier were happily married on July 24 at…

  • Jul 23rd, 2021
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Jim Glozier and Grace Grantham on their wedding day.
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Cultivating Success™: Is a Small Farm in Your Future?

Cultivating Success ™: ¿Es una pequeña granja en su futuro?

  • Jul 23rd, 2021
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Photo by Kym Ellis on Unsplash

Virtual vineyard at the senior center

Bring your palate and your curiosity as Cole Sisson from Doe Bay…

  • Jul 22nd, 2021
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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash.

Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week July 18-24

Submitted by Washington State Parks. The Washington State Parks Boating Program wants…

  • Jul 18th, 2021
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash.
The Talbott Brothers (top) and Brograss (bottom) will be performing live at Eastsound’s Village Green at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. Visit www.OrcasCenter.org for more information.

Talbott Brothers and Brograss perform on the Green

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

  • Jul 17th, 2021
The Talbott Brothers (top) and Brograss (bottom) will be performing live at Eastsound’s Village Green at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. Visit www.OrcasCenter.org for more information.
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A piece by Norris Carlson.

Norris Carlson’s artwork on display for the month of July

Interdisciplinary artist Norris Carlson is excited to share “Marks&Paper” at Washington Federal…

  • Jul 16th, 2021
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A piece by Norris Carlson.
The Princess Bride

Orcas Island Drive-In Cinema to present two films

The Orcas Island Drive-In Cinema presented by the Orcas Island Film Festival…

  • Jul 13th, 2021
The Princess Bride
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Bethany Carter utilizing the specialized Go-Bar Deck to do some advanced gluing and bracing on the back of her guitar. There are actually no flat surfaces on the guitar (everything is curved), so the glue and fastening process is very unique and inspiring.

High schoolers build guitars in STEM class

by Corey Wiscomb Orcas High School teacher Unprecedented. That’s the word I’ve…

  • Jul 12th, 2021
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Bethany Carter utilizing the specialized Go-Bar Deck to do some advanced gluing and bracing on the back of her guitar. There are actually no flat surfaces on the guitar (everything is curved), so the glue and fastening process is very unique and inspiring.
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Everyone’s bound to find something they love at Emmanuel’s Market Day sale.

Market Day returns on July 31

With great joy, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish announces the return of its annual…

  • Jul 12th, 2021
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Everyone’s bound to find something they love at Emmanuel’s Market Day sale.
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Orcas celebrates the Fourth with a parade and laser show | Ricky is Eastsound’s new mayor

Bearded dragons, lasers and magic. Orcas Island’s holiday weekend was fit for…

  • Jul 10th, 2021
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First-Ever Latinx Youth Leadership Summit on Lopez Island

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. On Saturday, June 26, 23 youth 12-18…

  • Jul 8th, 2021
Robert S. Harrison photo
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An example of oyster mortality.

Culprit behind summer mass shellfish mortality events in Washington discovered

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant. In a new paper, scientists outline how…

  • Jul 6th, 2021
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An example of oyster mortality.
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Ferrell graduates from Western Oregon University

Lauren Ferrell, a 2015 Orcas Island High School grad, has graduated summa…

  • Jul 5th, 2021
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Webb graduates with a master of science

98245, Mesa Eva Kate Webb, of Eastsound, earned a Master of Science,…

  • Jul 2nd, 2021
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Bruce Benton.

Orcas man launches zero-emissions EV charger project

Bruce Benton, who moved with his wife from Bethesda, Maryland to Orcas…

  • Jul 2nd, 2021
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Bruce Benton.
Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash
Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash

Join the Orcas Senior Center today

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. What does it mean to be…

  • Jul 1st, 2021
Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash
Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash
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For the Port’s winning efforts, airport manager Jeannie Sharp (center) was presented with a wooden sculpture. To Sharp’s right is Port commissioner Jason Laursen and to her left is commissioner Mia Kartiganer. They are pictured with board members of the Passport program.

Port first winner of state-wide food bank challenge

Late last year, a few weeks before Thanksgiving, the Port of Orcas…

  • Jul 1st, 2021
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For the Port’s winning efforts, airport manager Jeannie Sharp (center) was presented with a wooden sculpture. To Sharp’s right is Port commissioner Jason Laursen and to her left is commissioner Mia Kartiganer. They are pictured with board members of the Passport program.
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Living edge woodworker, Tim Forbes.

The wood-whisperer

In the hills above Orcas, on land dense with trees, Tim Forbes…

  • Jul 1st, 2021
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Living edge woodworker, Tim Forbes.
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Kai Litch

Land Bank partners with local student for community discussion

Discussion participants’ opinions help shape the direction around controversial land conservation topics…

  • Jun 30th, 2021
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Kai Litch
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Music, magic, mayor | Get out this July Fourth weekend

It may not be a July 4th like we’re used to, but…

  • Jun 29th, 2021
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Stephanie Goudelock was reunified with her children in 2017.

The importance of reunifying families

Submitted by, Linnea Anderson, Juvenile Court Administrator. San Juan County, Washington –…

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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Stephanie Goudelock was reunified with her children in 2017.
letter

Vote for Ricky | Letter

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

  • Jun 26th, 2021
letter

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.