Life

Contractor Chuck Greening.

Playground on the Green project breaks ground

Submitted by Margaret Payne. With funding from a county lodging tax grant,…

  • Feb 21st, 2020
Contractor Chuck Greening.

Eight firefighters participate in the stair climb fundraiser

Submitted by Alexander Urban Conrad. The 29th annual Firefighter Stairclimb is March…

  • Feb 21st, 2020

Results are in from the Islands-Wide Survey about Tourism and Visitor Management in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. Conducted by Confluence Research…

  • Feb 21st, 2020

Looking for MAC nominations

Submitted by San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee. Nominations are being…

  • Feb 21st, 2020

Written word to spoken word – “The Guilt We Carry”

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library. Orcas Island Library presents “The Guilt…

  • Feb 21st, 2020

Census worker information meetings

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the midst of peak hiring efforts…

  • Feb 20th, 2020

Breast cancer support group meets on Orcas

Submitted by group organizers. Anyone who has experienced breast cancer knows how…

  • Feb 20th, 2020

Orcas Island Historical Museums History Matinee: Island Farming

Submitted by the Orcas Historical Museum. Book Talk with historian and author,…

  • Feb 20th, 2020

SAT prep class

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. Are you college-bound? Are you taking the…

  • Feb 19th, 2020

Support AOK with an evening of hands-on art and inspiration

Submitted by Art for Orcas Kids. Delight in an evening of art,…

  • Feb 19th, 2020
Jon Boogz. (Contributed photo.)

Norm Stamper sits down with Jon Boogz

Submitted by Women in the Woods Productions. Norm Stamper’s Jan. 28 Woman…

  • Feb 19th, 2020
Jon Boogz. (Contributed photo.)

Emily Reid’s Estate Sale – supports Emmanuel building repairs

It’s a Market Day prequel. Peruse furniture, vintage clothes, antique baby clothes,…

  • Feb 18th, 2020
Rough-Skinned newt. (Contributed photo.)

Newts

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. The Orcas Senior Center presents “Meeting of…

  • Feb 17th, 2020
Rough-Skinned newt. (Contributed photo.)

Steve Horn’s photography studio in Lopez Village is closing

Steve Horn, a long-time resident of Lopez Island and full-time professional photographer…

  • Feb 17th, 2020
Contributed photo.

Tomatoes from seed to harvest

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

  • Feb 16th, 2020
Contributed photo.

Free boating safety course

Submitted by Chuck Dalldorf The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands…

  • Feb 15th, 2020

Long-Time Conservation Director Stepping Down

Submitted by the San Juan Preservation Trust. Debra Clausen, who has served…

  • Feb 15th, 2020

Presidents’ Day Town Hall

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) invites constituents to meet him for a Presidents’…

  • Feb 14th, 2020

Calling all tree-loving, bunny-hugging, dirt worshipers!

Submitted by Stewardship San Juan Island Don’t forget — it’s award season…

  • Feb 14th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                A woven scarf by Hannah Boehm.

March art exhibit at Orcas Center

Submitted by Kathleen Youngren. Orcas Island has a wealth of artists who…

  • Feb 14th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                A woven scarf by Hannah Boehm.

Get tickets for Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle

Tickets are Available for Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle in June

  • Feb 13th, 2020
Contributed photo 
                                Ashling Gordon rehearsing during one of two eight-hour rehearsal days

Orcas High School students return to Carnegie Hall

For the fifth year in a row, students enrolled in the Orcas…

Contributed photo 
                                Ashling Gordon rehearsing during one of two eight-hour rehearsal days

Island students make college honor roll

Whitman College Devon Mann and Aliza Anderson-Diepenbrock of Orcas earned academic distinction…

  • Feb 13th, 2020

Program update: school library

Submitted by the Orcas School District. Remember your old school library? Summer…

  • Feb 12th, 2020

The Funhouse offers arts-based mentoring

The Funhouse offers arts-based mentoring

  • Feb 12th, 2020

Local residents earn degrees from WGU

The following local residents have earned their degree from Western Governors University,…

  • Feb 11th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Above: Megan, Oly and Ukie.

Thoughts from Ukie, an autism service dog

Submitted by Orcas Island School District. My name is Ukie and I…

  • Feb 11th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Above: Megan, Oly and Ukie.

OICF calls for proposals

The Orcas Island Community Foundation is excited to announce a call for…

  • Feb 10th, 2020

Buddy Mondlock at the Grange

For the first time on Orcas Island, internationally touring Nashville singer-songwriter Buddy…

  • Feb 9th, 2020

Orcas Island Lit Fest announces featured 2020 artists

Submitted by the Orcas Lit Fest. Where can book lovers go to…

  • Feb 9th, 2020

Donate items to Art for Orcas Kids garage sale

Art for Orcas Kids is having its 3rd annual Garage Sale on…

  • Feb 8th, 2020

“HERSTORY: Women’s Clubs of Orcas Island” Presented by Orcas Island Historical Museums

Submitted by Orcas Island Historical Museum. An opening reception with light refreshments…

  • Feb 6th, 2020
Contributed photo 
                                At left: Liz Smith.

Writer-in-Residence

Submitted by Iris Graville. The table tent has been passed. Liz Smith…

  • Feb 6th, 2020
Contributed photo 
                                At left: Liz Smith.

Geyman publishes book about long-term care

John Geyman, M.D. announces the publication of “Long-Term Care in America: The…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Declared a Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization declared a global emergency on Thursday and Friday…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Black History Month at the library

The library will be celebrating Black History Month during February with several…

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Contributed photo.

Dance the Night Away at Orcas Center

Dance away the blues with An “Off-Center Dance Party” in Orcas Center’s…

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Contributed photo.
Contributed photo.

You outdid yourselves!

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Bank Board. Yes, YOU! Our community…

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Contributed photo.
Che Apalache. (Contributed photo.)

Grammy-nominated Che Apalache comes to Orcas Center Feb. 18

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with…

  • Feb 4th, 2020
Che Apalache. (Contributed photo.)

Award-Winning “Strengthening Families” Program comes to Orcas

The Funhouse will be offering a 7-week award-winning program called Strengthening Families.…

  • Feb 3rd, 2020