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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
Steve Alboucq photo
                                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

Lit Fest 2020 canceled

Submitted by the Orcas Island Lit Fest. It is with great sadness…

  • Mar 16th, 2020

Orcas Center closed through April 30

by Dimitri Stankevich Executive Director, Orcas Center It is with a heavy…

  • Mar 16th, 2020
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                                Sen. Lovelett and Reps. Lekanoff and Ramel meet with the students.

OIMS and Salmonberry students visit Olympia

by Cindy Wolf A blended group of Orcas Island Middle School eighth-graders…

  • Mar 15th, 2020
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                                Sen. Lovelett and Reps. Lekanoff and Ramel meet with the students.

Orcas Island Library closure

Submitted by the Orcas Island Public Library Beginning on Monday, March 16,…

  • Mar 14th, 2020

Side dish items needed at the food bank

Between generous community members and some suppliers, the Orcas Island Food Bank…

  • Mar 13th, 2020

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