Life

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Tomatoes from seed to harvest

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

  • Feb 16th, 2020
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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
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                                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
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                                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
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                                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…

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                                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
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                                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
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                                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
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                                At left: Liz Smith.

Writer-in-Residence

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

  • Feb 6th, 2020
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                                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
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Dance the Night Away at Orcas Center

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
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You outdid yourselves!

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
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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

Orcas Island High School music students conducting fundraisers

Orcas Island High School Strings and Band will be preparing a pancake…

  • Feb 2nd, 2020

Out of the Shadows, and Onto the Stage

by Norm Stamper Orcas Island What do you get when you combine…

  • Feb 2nd, 2020

Grilled Cheese Showdown

The Orcas Island Education Foundation invites you to the Third Annual Grilled…

  • Feb 1st, 2020

Support local agricultural with a delicious winter meal and live music at Oddfellows

Submitted by Rhys Hansen. Those who love local food (and farmers) are…

  • Jan 31st, 2020
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Funding for studying harmful algal blooms

Submitted by John Burkhardt, University of Washington Tacoma. Alexandrium catenella is a…

  • Jan 30th, 2020
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Martin Taylor plays Orcas Center along with special guest Gene Neri Feb. 8. (Contributed photo.)

Martin Taylor

Orcas Center is pleased to present Martin Taylor, a multi-award-winning guitarist, on…

  • Jan 30th, 2020
Martin Taylor plays Orcas Center along with special guest Gene Neri Feb. 8. (Contributed photo.)

Men artists: submit your work for upcoming show

Submitted by Kathleen Youngren. The show “Man-Made” will be at Orcas Center…

  • Jan 30th, 2020

Be a part of the fair – entertainers needed

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. Planning is underway for the…

  • Jan 27th, 2020

Our journey towards justice

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. It is tempting to abandon hope…

  • Jan 27th, 2020

EDC offers business management and leadership with Skagit Valley College

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. Higher-wage employment can…

  • Jan 27th, 2020
Left to right: Robin Gropp; Molly Troxel; Isaiah Maxi; Ewan Lister; Landon Carter; Jayson Krisch (Contributed photo.)

Food Bank opens – trial winter program began Jan. 18

by Madie Murray Special to the Sounder On Jan. 18 the Orcas…

  • Jan 27th, 2020
Left to right: Robin Gropp; Molly Troxel; Isaiah Maxi; Ewan Lister; Landon Carter; Jayson Krisch (Contributed photo.)
New librarian Vicki O’Keefe. (Contributed photo.)

New librarian Vicki O’Keefe

Remember your old school library? Summer reading lists? The Dewey decimal system?…

  • Jan 26th, 2020
New librarian Vicki O’Keefe. (Contributed photo.)

Come Celebrate Annie Moss-Moore’s Retirement from Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center cordially invites you to the retirement…

  • Jan 25th, 2020

Middle East discussion at Orcas Library

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you…

  • Jan 24th, 2020