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Funhouse offers free online course: Fresh Ideas for Parenting

Funhouse offers free online course: Fresh Ideas for Parenting

Submitted by The Funhouse The Funhouse is offering an interactive course called…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Funhouse offers free online course: Fresh Ideas for Parenting
Meet members of the creative team from ‘Wizards of the Coast’

Meet members of the creative team from ‘Wizards of the Coast’

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library The Wizards are coming! Join the…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Meet members of the creative team from ‘Wizards of the Coast’
San Juan County Virtual Fair call to action for performers to participate in ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’

San Juan County Virtual Fair call to action for performers to participate in ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair This year has presented a…

  • Jul 12th, 2020
San Juan County Virtual Fair call to action for performers to participate in ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’
Bo Huang/contributed photo                                Aloysia Friedmann.

An OICMF Encore Evening on Friday, August 14

Submitted by the Orcas Island Music Festival For their first major project…

  • Jul 11th, 2020
Bo Huang/contributed photo                                Aloysia Friedmann.
COVID-19 testing to be handled at OFHC

COVID-19 testing to be handled at OFHC

Submitted by Tina Mankowski, UW Medicine Beginning July 6 the UW Medicine…

  • Jul 10th, 2020
COVID-19 testing to be handled at OFHC
Free items left over from sale

Free items left over from sale

Submitted by Jane Heisinger. The art teachers and volunteers for AOK want…

  • Jul 10th, 2020
Free items left over from sale

Donate your homegrown fruits and veggies this year as part of your online fair entry!

Love to garden? Want to enter in the Fair this year? The…

  • Jul 9th, 2020

John Geyman, M.D. announces the publication of his new book ‘Profiteering, Corruption and Fraud in U.S. Health Care’

John Geyman, M.D. has published a new book called “Profiteering, Corruption and…

  • Jul 9th, 2020
School track is nearing completion

School track is nearing completion

Over the last weekend of June, Beynon Sports installed the second and…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
School track is nearing completion
Indian Island docent program suspended

Indian Island docent program suspended

Submitted by Kwiaht Kwiaht director Russel Barsh announced today the conditional suspension…

  • Jul 6th, 2020
Indian Island docent program suspended
San Juan County youth face-covering contest

San Juan County youth face-covering contest

Submitted by San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. Washington state requires face mask…

  • Jul 6th, 2020
San Juan County youth face-covering contest
Contributed photo                                Nigrettos moving rock into place.

Playground-on-the-Green set for September opening

Submitted by Margaret Payne, Playground-on-the-Green Team Donate now for custom slide fabricated…

  • Jul 5th, 2020
Contributed photo                                Nigrettos moving rock into place.

Thank you for your patience Patients!

Submitted by the Orcas Family Health Center When Governor Inslee gave the…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Orcas Economic Recovery and Resiliency Project begins community outreach phase

by Minor Lile, reporter-at-large From July 1 to July 10, a series…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Free tooth extraction clinic

Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
How to have a summer of fun amid a pandemic

How to have a summer of fun amid a pandemic

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. It’s summer and it’s time…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
How to have a summer of fun amid a pandemic
Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities

Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities

Much like the community they live in, the elders of the San…

  • Jul 1st, 2020
Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities
State Parks adds free days for later this year to replace April days lost to COVID-19 closures

State Parks adds free days for later this year to replace April days lost to COVID-19 closures

Submitted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The Washington State…

  • Jun 29th, 2020
State Parks adds free days for later this year to replace April days lost to COVID-19 closures
Be a Virtual Vendor at the San Juan County Fair

Be a Virtual Vendor at the San Juan County Fair

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. A call to action for…

  • Jun 29th, 2020
Be a Virtual Vendor at the San Juan County Fair
SJC Democrats Resolution on Police Reform

SJC Democrats Resolution on Police Reform

by David Turnoy We in the San Juan County Democrats are as…

  • Jun 29th, 2020
SJC Democrats Resolution on Police Reform
Laser show for the community on July 4

Laser show for the community on July 4

There may not be a typical fireworks display on Orcas Island this…

  • Jun 28th, 2020
Laser show for the community on July 4

Bronn graduates from Whitworth

Lana Bronn of Eastsound received a Master of Arts in marriage and…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
This week at the drive-In movie theatre

This week at the drive-In movie theatre

Submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival The pop-up Orcas Drive-In Theatre…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
This week at the drive-In movie theatre
League of Women Voters holds virtual primary election forums for San Juan County Council

League of Women Voters holds virtual primary election forums for San Juan County Council

Submitted League of Women Voters of the San Juans The League of…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
League of Women Voters holds virtual primary election forums for San Juan County Council
I-1776: Stop Discrimination

I-1776: Stop Discrimination

Submitted by the San Juan County Democrats Please read this note. It…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
I-1776: Stop Discrimination

AOK garage-ish sale

Submitted by Art for Orcas Kids Remember March 2020? Well, WAY back…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Going back to work amid COVID-19

Going back to work amid COVID-19

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. As we reopen more businesses…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Going back to work amid COVID-19
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center wants to express its gratitude and appreciation…

  • Jun 25th, 2020
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support
Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

by Kai Hoffman-Krull San Juan Islands Conservation District During a pandemic, it…

  • Jun 25th, 2020
Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk
OPAL’s annual Gala moves online June 27 to 30

OPAL’s annual Gala moves online June 27 to 30

Submitted by OPAL In response to this year’s need for social distancing,…

  • Jun 24th, 2020
OPAL’s annual Gala moves online June 27 to 30

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual community meeting June 30

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Washington State Ferries is…

  • Jun 24th, 2020

Orcas Fire experiences communications outage during double search and rescue effort, fire call

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue A communications outage left San…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
2020–2021 Budget and four-year Budget Plan Summary | Legal notice from OISD

2020–2021 Budget and four-year Budget Plan Summary | Legal notice from OISD

Submitted by the Orcas Island School District As required by RCW 28A.505.050…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
2020–2021 Budget and four-year Budget Plan Summary | Legal notice from OISD
The crew. (Contributed photo.)

The Bistro, Oyster and Wine Bar grand opening June 15

Submitted by Mark Sawyer and Toni Knudson. After 10 glorious years with…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
The crew. (Contributed photo.)
School Music in virtual mode has lessons for students and teachers

School Music in virtual mode has lessons for students and teachers

Submitted by the Music Advocacy Group. Congratulations to 2020’s Orcas Island School…

  • Jun 21st, 2020
School Music in virtual mode has lessons for students and teachers
‘Do I need to…?’

‘Do I need to…?’

Frequently asked questions on cloth face coverings

  • Jun 21st, 2020
‘Do I need to…?’
Orcas Island residents can utilize safe storage and other disposal options

Orcas Island residents can utilize safe storage and other disposal options

Submitted by the Coalition for Orcas Youth Coalition for Orcas Youth encourages…

  • Jun 20th, 2020
Orcas Island residents can utilize safe storage and other disposal options
Stop the spread by staying local

Stop the spread by staying local

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As counties are reopening…

  • Jun 20th, 2020
Stop the spread by staying local
Orcas Fire rolls out new ambulance, resumes in-person training

Orcas Fire rolls out new ambulance, resumes in-person training

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue A new ambulance is on…

  • Jun 19th, 2020
Orcas Fire rolls out new ambulance, resumes in-person training
Senior Cider Available Now at Boathouse Ciderworks

Senior Cider Available Now at Boathouse Ciderworks

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Local business owner Libby Garcia at…

  • Jun 19th, 2020
Senior Cider Available Now at Boathouse Ciderworks