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Monique Mead musician-in-residence canceled

Submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. The COVID-19 crisis has…

  • Mar 13th, 2020
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                                At left: Steve Resch.

Registration open for Steve Resch Memorial Golf tournament

The 4th Annual Steve Resch Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on…

  • Mar 13th, 2020
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                                At left: Steve Resch.
Ochre star. (Contributed photo.)

Become an Indian Island summer docent! Training begins April 4

The Indian Island Marine Health Observatory is seeking a new cohort of…

  • Mar 12th, 2020
Ochre star. (Contributed photo.)

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue prepares for COVID-19

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Over the past month Orcas…

  • Mar 11th, 2020
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St. Patty’s parade

The 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will assemble on Tuesday, March…

  • Mar 11th, 2020
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Stephanie Buffum. (Contributed photo.)

Leadership change at Friends of the San Juans – Executive Director Stephanie Buffum steps down

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Friends of the San Juans…

  • Mar 11th, 2020
Stephanie Buffum. (Contributed photo.)

I Saw You | Missed connections

Garth Brooks? I saw you at The Lower on Friday night, you…

  • Mar 10th, 2020

Meeting of the minds session

“Meeting of the Minds — San Juan Islands National Monument: Past, Present,…

  • Mar 9th, 2020

Medicare 101 class

Are you eligible for Medicare this year? If so, there’s a lot…

  • Mar 9th, 2020

Spring Brunch postponed

The Orcas Senior Center’s Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 15 has been…

  • Mar 9th, 2020

Orcas Center Annual Meeting- public welcome

The annual meeting of the Orcas Center membership will be held from…

  • Mar 8th, 2020

Earth Day celebrates 50 years | Activities planned for March, April

One day just isn’t enough to celebrate Mother Earth. Orcas Island is…

Powering up the Rock

David Griffin has a dream, a lofty goal of converting the island…

  • Mar 7th, 2020

AOK sale canceled

On the advice of Dr. Frank James, the Public Health doctor for…

  • Mar 6th, 2020

OCS dinner canceled

Because of the coronavirus concerns, Orcas Christian School has decided to cancel…

  • Mar 6th, 2020

Stewardship plate on track with sales

In three years, $100,000 will be available for an array of local…

  • Mar 6th, 2020
Monique Mead. (Contributed photo.)

OICMF Musician-in-Residence Monique Mead

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival…

  • Mar 5th, 2020
Monique Mead. (Contributed photo.)

FOIL winter sale cancelled

Submitted by the Friends of the Orcas Island Public Library. The Friends…

  • Mar 3rd, 2020

Orcas School to close early on Friday

The following was submitted by Superintendent Eric Webb. Please know that we…

  • Mar 3rd, 2020

‘A Journey with Dr. Burney’

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “A Journey with Dr. Burney”…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020

Paper airplane contest on the way

Submitted by the Key Club. The 2020 Key Club Paper Airplane Contest…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020

Enjoy an Italian dinner at OCS

On Tuesday, March 10, all are invited to a Community Dinner at…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020

‘Old Lady on the Trail’

Author Mary Davison delivers an informative and amusing rendition of her experiences…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020
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Steve Gropp to speak about boat and kayak passages

Steve Gropp, hosted by the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans,…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020
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Oshen Schiweck

Olga Post Office closes

On Wednesday, Feb. 26 postal employee Oshen Schiweck lowered the stars and…

  • Feb 28th, 2020
Oshen Schiweck

Building Community with Hilary Canty

by Nikko W. Naugle Sounder contributor Have you used the new school…

  • Feb 28th, 2020
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                                The Gothard Sisters play Orcas Center on Friday, March 6.

The Gothard Sisters Come to Orcas Center March 6

Orcas Center is pleased to welcome The Gothard Sisters at 7:30 p.m.…

  • Feb 28th, 2020
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                                The Gothard Sisters play Orcas Center on Friday, March 6.

Beloved Musical 42nd Street Screens at Orcas Center March 7

Submitted by the Orcas Center Come and meet those dancing feet! One…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

Tufted Puffins at the Sea View With Joe Gaydos and Bob Friel

The final Ocean Night of the season is Wednesday, March 4 and…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

$2,000 Climate Leadership scholarships available

Submitted by The San Juan Preservation Trust The San Juan Preservation Trust…

  • Feb 26th, 2020
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College Scholarships up to $2,100

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Feb 25th, 2020
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Orcas Senior Center events

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Spring brunch There will be a…

  • Feb 25th, 2020
Earthwork’s new owners. (Contributed photo.)

New ownership of Earthworks

Submitted by Earthworks Earthworks Company, Inc. on Orcas is thrilled to announce…

  • Feb 24th, 2020
Earthwork’s new owners. (Contributed photo.)
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One hundred musicians – 0ne great cause

Submitted by Sharon Ho. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, in…

  • Feb 24th, 2020
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EDC, Agl Guild offer ‘Value-Added 101’ course

Whether you grow a lot of food products or a little, value-added…

  • Feb 23rd, 2020
Corpus Christi. (Contributed photo.)

Sea View Theatre to host OIFF monthly art house films

Submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival. Sea View Theatre in partnership…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020
Corpus Christi. (Contributed photo.)

A deep dive into the San Juan Islands urchin fishery

By Lexy Aydelotte Weekly contributor Shayar Valandro is an underwater forager. A…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020

Plumbing basics

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2020

New Library class- “How to Sell Your Soul”

A new class “Manifestations of the Faustian Bargain in Literature from the…

  • Feb 21st, 2020

Bringing back Orcas football?

A group of parents are gathering to discuss the possibility of bringing…

  • Feb 21st, 2020