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Oil spill cleanup training from IOSA

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association. The Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA)…

  • May 16th, 2021
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Anneke Fleming made the honor society.

Anneke Fleming admitted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Anneke Fleming of Eastsound was recently initiated into The Honor Society of…

  • May 14th, 2021
Anneke Fleming made the honor society.
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A stocked food distribution cabinet outside of Spring Street International School. From left to right, Spring Street students Julian Rich, Francis Black, Zach Stults, and Linnea Morris.

Spring Street students innovate to tackle local hunger

Submitted by Spring Street International School Island residents may be noticing decorated…

  • May 11th, 2021
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A stocked food distribution cabinet outside of Spring Street International School. From left to right, Spring Street students Julian Rich, Francis Black, Zach Stults, and Linnea Morris.
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Stormy Hildreth and Mitch House stream live from Orcas Center

Orcas Center will present local vocalist Stormy Hildreth and fellow musician Mitch…

  • May 11th, 2021
Stormy Hildreth
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Thank you, Orcas nurses

Submitted by Orcas Island Health Care District. May 6 through 12 is…

  • May 10th, 2021
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EDC presents a FREE course in Sustainability Management

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

  • May 10th, 2021
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Montessori open house

Submitted by Orcas Montessori School. Orcas Montessori School invites the community to…

  • May 6th, 2021
Megan with a newborn Lucas and son Royce.

‘Traveling is mandatory’: Megan Tye Mother’s Day profile

Megan Tye became a mom at 22. And like everything else in…

Megan with a newborn Lucas and son Royce.
Be a buddy!

Be a buddy for seniors in need | Give Orcas campaign going on now | Sponsored post

Orcas Senior Center’s Buddy Check-In program launched just over a year ago…

  • May 4th, 2021
Be a buddy!
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Sutherland Farmhouse.

Growing trees and a growing school

Submitted by Orcas Island Children’s House. The Children’s House campus has many…

  • Apr 24th, 2021
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Sutherland Farmhouse.
Lions Club is offering scholarships.

Lions Club scholarship opportunities

Submitted by Steve Schaefer, Orcas Island Lions Club. Each year, thanks to…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
Lions Club is offering scholarships.
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Sowing seeds of hope for survivors of sexual abuse

Submitted by SAFE San Juans. SAFE San Juans is working together with…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
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Drip irrigation: Secret to gardening success

There are many different strategies for growing a successful and abundant garden,…

  • Apr 16th, 2021
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Explore Orcas gardens during annual tour

Submitted by the Orcas Island Garden Tour. Each year, as sunshine and…

  • Apr 15th, 2021
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A time to grow

By Caleb Summers This last year has been one of reevaluation. We…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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2021 Surprise Concert MAG concert

Students’ Virtual Concert scheduled

Submitted by the Orcas Island Musical Advocacy Group Orcas Island Music Advocacy…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
2021 Surprise Concert MAG concert
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Rena Priest is the first indigenous poet to be appointed Washington State Poet Laureate.

Rena Priest named Washington State Poet Laureate

Originally published by Washington State Arts Commission. In conjunction with National Poetry…

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Rena Priest is the first indigenous poet to be appointed Washington State Poet Laureate.
Members of Samish Tribe utilizing "Teams" to teach about their culture and historical lineage

Samish Indian Nation Stays Connected During COVID

Tom Wooten, the tribal councilman for the Samish Nation for the last…

Members of Samish Tribe utilizing "Teams" to teach about their culture and historical lineage
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Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott

‘The Informed Gardener: Gardening Myths’

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

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott
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New podcast examines endangered Southern Resident killer whales

Submitted by the SeaDoc Society. Among the many live events that were…

  • Apr 5th, 2021
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Twelve-year-old Gabriel and nine-year-old Ian Malone explore the world from home.

Spirituality finds a place in the new ‘school house’

by Josh McKeown Sunlight streams through the window of the Tilstra home…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Twelve-year-old Gabriel and nine-year-old Ian Malone explore the world from home.
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Power line clearing improves safety and forest health | CCC conservation burns begin on Orcas

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. OPALCO is clearing the right-of-way…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Comito earns master’s from Western Governors University

Philip Comito of Eastsound received a Master of Education, Learning and Technology…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Mobile Dental Clinic announces 2021 dates for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. Residents of San Juan County who don’t…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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The Easter Bunny is coming!

The Orcas Easter Bunny returns

Submitted by the Orcas island Lions Club. The bunny is back. On…

  • Apr 1st, 2021
The Easter Bunny is coming!
"Another Round."

Orcas Film Festival to present Oscar-nominated films

The Orcas Island Film Festival will present 2021 Oscar-nominated Films, including best…

  • Mar 31st, 2021
"Another Round."
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Volunteers sought to adopt a beach

Submitted by Karin Roemers-Kleven Project lead, Plastic Free Salish Sea It is…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Former OSC staffer and current school district librarian Vicky O’Keefe, with the realization of an idea.

Little Free Library debuts at Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Orcas Senior Center is excited to announce…

  • Mar 28th, 2021
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Former OSC staffer and current school district librarian Vicky O’Keefe, with the realization of an idea.
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EDC’s hire local virtual job fair March 31

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

  • Mar 26th, 2021
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The House of Representatives convenes to honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with HR 4602, Jan. 21, 2019. Lekanoff is the only Native American in the Washington State Legislature.

Washington state’s only Native American lawmaker cuts a path in Olympia

by Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Debra Lekanoff always makes sure to…

  • Mar 25th, 2021
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The House of Representatives convenes to honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with HR 4602, Jan. 21, 2019. Lekanoff is the only Native American in the Washington State Legislature.
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San Juan County launches new website

Originally published by San Juan County. San Juan County is excited to…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Lopez Fire Chief Adam Bigby

Lopez Fire Chief Bigby weighs in on water safety

For many islanders, warmer weather means water weather. But as people hit…

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
Lopez Fire Chief Adam Bigby
Albert Strasser’s new book.

Long-time islander releases children’s book about facing your fears

Albert Strasser was inspired to write a children’s book while living in…

Albert Strasser’s new book.
Treasures from previous garden tours. | Mandi Johnson/staff photos

Garden Club hosts safe tour

Submitted by the Orcas Garden Club. Each year, as spring brings sunshine…

  • Mar 18th, 2021
Treasures from previous garden tours. | Mandi Johnson/staff photos
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Virtual Vineyard in March features hard cider

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Join Orcas Senior Center and Doe…

  • Mar 18th, 2021
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Orkila has continued to offer opportunities for kids.

A cornerstone for Orcas Camp Orkila during COVID

The pandemic has not stopped YMCA Camp Orkila from enriching and supporting…

Orkila has continued to offer opportunities for kids.
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Local teen offers drone work, tech help

You may know Evan Kulper because he’s helped with your computer. Or…

  • Mar 14th, 2021
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Mentoring in the time of COVID

Submitted by Ali Walker “You’ve been able to continue to mentor during…

  • Mar 14th, 2021
Ali Walker and friend | Contributed photo
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Salish Sea Science Symposium: Implications of noise from navy aircraft for the Salish Sea and Olympic Region

Originally published by the Salish Sea Institute. The San Juan County Marine…

  • Mar 11th, 2021
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