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Orcas Food Co-op is now accepting applications for the 2020 Community Hero program

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. The co-op is currently accepting applications…

  • Oct 19th, 2019

Two upcoming events at Orcas Library

Two events are coming up at the library on Oct. 28: ‘Great…

  • Oct 18th, 2019
Friends of the San Juans/Contributed photo

Citizen scientists needed for forage fish surveys

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

  • Oct 18th, 2019
Friends of the San Juans/Contributed photo

EDC offers free electrical basics training

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

  • Oct 18th, 2019

Odd Fellows hold wood raffle

Submitted by Didier Gincig. The Odd Fellows provide scholarships to Orcas High…

  • Oct 17th, 2019

Anacortes Sydney ferries canceled

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 8, international service between Anacortes/Friday…

  • Oct 17th, 2019

Flu shot clinic dates

Submitted by San Juan County Health and Community Services. San Juan County…

  • Oct 17th, 2019
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                                Orcas Community Resource Center staff and board members accept a check from Emmanuel’s Market Day. Left to right: Resource Center board members Judy Scott, Steve Jung, Carolyn Morrow Fiscus and Hugh Grant, Executive Director Erin O’Dell; and Emmanuel co-Treasurer Margie Bangs. (Bangs is also an OCRC board member.)

Emmanuel gives $6,000 to Orcas charities from July’s Market Day

Emmanuel gives $6,000 to Orcas charities from July’s Market Day

  • Oct 17th, 2019
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                                Orcas Community Resource Center staff and board members accept a check from Emmanuel’s Market Day. Left to right: Resource Center board members Judy Scott, Steve Jung, Carolyn Morrow Fiscus and Hugh Grant, Executive Director Erin O’Dell; and Emmanuel co-Treasurer Margie Bangs. (Bangs is also an OCRC board member.)

EDC panel on running a freelance or small consulting business

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council Learn to navigate challenges…

  • Oct 16th, 2019

Charlotte’s Closet offers a free shopping experience to those in need

In the back of Orcas Christian School’s brick building is an inviting,…

Seed swap and potluck

Celebrate the close of another growing season by coming to the library…

  • Oct 16th, 2019

Rocky Horror Show is an immersive experience

Four years after the launch of the modern gay rights movement, Richard…

Janet Brownell/Contributed photo.

Janet Brownell steps down from school board

After 19 years on the Orcas Island School Board, Janet Brownell is…

  • Oct 15th, 2019
Janet Brownell/Contributed photo.

Opioid misuse and abuse presentation Oct. 28

Join the youth representatives of the Coalition for Orcas Youth who will…

  • Oct 15th, 2019

Men’s breakfast at OICC

Orcas Island Community Church is offering a free Men’s Breakfast on Oct.…

  • Oct 14th, 2019

Community chat about composting

Submitted by Orcas Recycling Services. Join Orcas Recycling Services and The Exchange…

  • Oct 14th, 2019
Contributed photo.

Flamenco at the Grange

Flamenco at the Grange

  • Oct 13th, 2019
Contributed photo.
Contributed photo
                                Patrick Bennett and Caitlin Herlihy Leck.

Canning and preserving the autumn harvest

Submitted by the Orcas Island Garden Club. The Orcas Island Garden Club…

  • Oct 12th, 2019
Contributed photo
                                Patrick Bennett and Caitlin Herlihy Leck.

“At the Heart of Everything Human Is Story” at the library

“At the Heart of Everything Human Is Story,” Mark Ferrari, local author…

  • Oct 11th, 2019

Monthly pride night at the barnacle is Rocky Horror themed

“LUCKY,” a monthly queer night for odd people and those who love…

  • Oct 10th, 2019
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“Kinky Boots” comes to the big screen at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. Winner of every major best musical award on…

  • Oct 9th, 2019
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Conservation district to hold event in honor of orcas

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District. Recent news of the…

  • Oct 8th, 2019
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                                Above: Betsy Nelson and her piece, “Unknown Woman.”

Pop up art show at Emmanuel Parish Church

Emmanuel Episcopal Church proudly announces a one-day “pop-up” gift show, “The Blue…

  • Oct 7th, 2019
Contributed photo
                                Above: Betsy Nelson and her piece, “Unknown Woman.”

Camp Orkila’s fall events on the way

Join Camp Orkila for a free afternoon of fun on Sunday, Oct.…

  • Oct 6th, 2019

Drop off Halloween candy for Bonnie Brae

Halloween candy donations for Bonnie Brae homeowners to hand out can now…

  • Oct 6th, 2019

OCS turns lawn into ‘Giving Garden’

The following has been reprinted with permission from www.GoodNewsNetwork.org. What was once…

  • Oct 6th, 2019

New Medicare options

Kaiser has sent letters to its Medicare Advantage plan members telling them…

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Leadership San Juan Islands open house Oct. 21

Leadership San Juan Islands is pleased to announce the new LSJI dates…

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Domestic violence awareness month

Submitted by SAFE San Juans October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and…

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Oddfellows wood raffle now offers solar credit

Submitted by David Turnoy If you’ve shopped at Island Market on Saturdays…

  • Oct 4th, 2019

The Keepers of the Patos Lighthouse at the senior center

The Keepers of the Patos Lighthouse at the senior center

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Maya Heikkinen and Ewan Lister have been named as ‘Commended Students’

Maya Heikkinen and Ewan Lister have been named as Commended Students

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Robert Dash exhibit opens on San Juan Island

The agricultural industry is one of the largest contributors to many environmental…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019

Orcas Health town hall rescheduled

Submitted by the OIHCD Board of Commissioners In honor of the memorial…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019
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                                Tina Whitman and Jess Newley on Shaw Island.

Restoring forage fish habitat

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. During the recent daytime low…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019
Contributed photo. 
                                Tina Whitman and Jess Newley on Shaw Island.

Author Jack Nisbet visits Orcas Library

Author Jack Nisbet will be at the library Oct. 4 at 6…

  • Oct 2nd, 2019
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                                At left: Paul Rucker.

An evening with Paul Rucker | Guest column

by Jay Kimball Special to the Sounder Tickets to the Sept. 28…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
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                                At left: Paul Rucker.

Pioneer Club starts Oct. 7

A weekly kids’ program called Pioneer Clubs®️ will be hosted at the…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

What’s new at the Orcas Senior Center

Tax help with Jim Keyes Orcas Senior Center welcomes volunteer CPA Jim…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Master Gardeners hosts annual workshop

Submitted by the San Juan County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners is pleased…

  • Sep 30th, 2019