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Community dinner at OCS

Begin the new year by going to a community dinner from 5-7:30…

  • Jan 4th, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Concert and Sharing at Emmanuel Parish Hall

Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz will host a celebration of the life…

  • Jan 4th, 2020

‘Whale of a Show’ returns to Orcas Center – featuring adult performers

Whale of a Show was an annual tradition that goes way back…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

FairVote to host three island meetings about ranked-choice voting

Submitted by FairVote Washington. FairVote Washington would like to invite folks to…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

“Logic and Accuracy” testing

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office. A “Logic and Accuracy”…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

Film screening of ‘A Prayer for Compassion’

Celebrate the new year with a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

Flu activity increasing in our region

Submitted by San Juan County Flu activity and hospital visits for flu-like…

  • Dec 31st, 2019

Call for Artists: Orcas Island Public Library, 2020 Exhibit Schedule

Submitted by the Orcas Island Public Library. Want to exhibit your art?…

  • Dec 30th, 2019

Intro to board service workshop

Introduction to Board Service

  • Dec 30th, 2019
Channel Preserve on Lopez Island.

Winter Update from your conservation Land Bank

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. Channel Preserve, Lopez Lopez…

  • Dec 29th, 2019
Channel Preserve on Lopez Island.
An Evening of Off-Center Acts kicks off on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in Orcas Center’s Black Box. (Contributed photo.)

An Evening of Off-Center Acts at Orcas Center

The Black Box Theatre is where Orcas Center showcases edgier, experimental artists…

  • Dec 28th, 2019
An Evening of Off-Center Acts kicks off on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in Orcas Center’s Black Box. (Contributed photo.)
Kere. (Contributed photo.)

Kere looking for her forever home

Kere, her siblings and mum were found in August 2018. Fortunately, these…

  • Dec 28th, 2019
Kere. (Contributed photo.)

Lopez and Orcas Fire team up for rescue at Watmough Bay

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. In a truly collaborative feat,…

  • Dec 27th, 2019
Polar bear plunge. (Contributed photo.)

Start the new year with a PLUNGE!

The Orcas Island Rowing team will host its annual Polar Bear Plunge…

  • Dec 27th, 2019
Polar bear plunge. (Contributed photo.)

New Year’s Eve Indoor Labyrinth Walk

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on Eastsound’s waterfront, will open its Parish Hall…

  • Dec 26th, 2019

Young dancers share their hard work with community

Every winter and spring, upwards of 50 dancers share their craft with…

New “Music Together” classes starting soon at the Funhouse

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. Our upcoming Winter Music Together class session…

  • Dec 25th, 2019
Raylee and Ayla meeting with Rep. Debra Lekanoff in Olympia.

Hope follows action when we support students | Guest column

Submitted by Katie Fleming, Friends of the San Juans. Hope follows action…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019
Raylee and Ayla meeting with Rep. Debra Lekanoff in Olympia.
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were. (Morgan Bond/contributed photo)

San Juan County receives $400k for salmon recovery projects

Submitted by State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office. The Washington Salmon…

  • Dec 22nd, 2019
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were. (Morgan Bond/contributed photo)

San Juan County seeks pro and con committee members

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors office. San Juan County is…

  • Dec 22nd, 2019

“Dammed to Extinction,” at the Sea View

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, head out to the Sea View Theatre for…

  • Dec 21st, 2019

Capital Credits checks going out

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. When you become a co-op…

  • Dec 21st, 2019

Winter Birding Workshop in the San Juans

Submitted by The Whale Museum. The Whale Museum is holding a “Winter…

  • Dec 21st, 2019

OPALCO rate increase holds at 3 percent

OPALCO rate increase held at 3%

  • Dec 20th, 2019

More than 700,000 ferries customers will dash through the Sound over Christmas week

People driving vehicles onto vessels should plan for long wait times

  • Dec 19th, 2019

News from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Volunteer changes As we ring in…

  • Dec 19th, 2019
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Grace and Paul Zwilling win at state horsemen awards

At the Washington State Horsemen year-end awards in October, Orcas Islander Grace…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
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Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

San Juan County’s seniors say services are lacking throughout the islands. The…

Opportunities abound for a variety of park projects and positions

Opportunities abound for a variety of park projects and positions

  • Dec 18th, 2019

‘Whale of a Show’ auditions – calling all adult performers

Submitted by Orcas Center. It’s time once again for “Whale of a…

  • Dec 16th, 2019

Holiday Party at Orcas Senior Center

Join the Orcas Senior Center for a fun holiday gathering on Sunday,…

  • Dec 15th, 2019

Messiah sing-along

Join in the celebration of the holiday season with a Messiah sing-along…

  • Dec 14th, 2019

From SeaTac to the ferry on a shoestring

by David Hampshire Did I tell you I know of a way…

  • Dec 13th, 2019

Phase one of Taproot Kitchen Build-out complete. The kitchen is open.

Submitted by Taproot Board. Taproot Kitchen on Dill Road on Lopez Island…

  • Dec 11th, 2019
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                                Far left: Moqui Lund. Left: Tom Collier.

Yuletide Baroque at Emmanuel

Music at Emmanuel presents the thirteenth annual Yuletide Baroque, “Jazzin’ with the…

  • Dec 11th, 2019
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                                Far left: Moqui Lund. Left: Tom Collier.

Ornament and gift-making workshop at the Exchange

The Exchange, in conjunction with “Sew For ZeroWaste“ is having an ornament…

  • Dec 10th, 2019
Crow Valley String Band and friends perform at Orcas Center on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed photo.)

“Home for the Holidays” with Crow Valley String Band and Friends

Come “Home for the Holidays” with the Crow Valley String Band and…

  • Dec 10th, 2019
Crow Valley String Band and friends perform at Orcas Center on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed photo.)
Joel Gamble, Grace McCune and Clint McCune. (Contributed photo.)

Live music with Joel Gamble, Grace McCune and Clint McCune

Live music with island performers

  • Dec 9th, 2019
Joel Gamble, Grace McCune and Clint McCune. (Contributed photo.)

Local artists showcased at SJIMA

Islanders have the opportunity to check out the creations of their friends…

  • Dec 9th, 2019

“The Nutcracker” ballet – on-screen at Orcas Center

Let your holiday spirit soar with the festive family-friendly screening of “The…

  • Dec 9th, 2019