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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
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                                At left: Caroline Nicolas.

‘Mozart Quartets’ presented in Eastsound

The 2020 Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “Mozart Quartets” featuring a…

  • Jan 24th, 2020
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                                At left: Caroline Nicolas.
Karl Kruger. (Contributed photo.)

The paddler versus the passage

by Dan Rubinstein Special to the Sounder This story orignally ran in…

  • Jan 24th, 2020
Karl Kruger. (Contributed photo.)
Tom Rawson, Ellen van der Hoeven, and Carolyn Cruso play Orcas Center. (Contributed photo.)

‘Pete Seeger’ of Orcas arrives with Cruso

Tune-up your vocal cords, you’ll need ‘em! Three of the NW’s finest…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020
Tom Rawson, Ellen van der Hoeven, and Carolyn Cruso play Orcas Center. (Contributed photo.)

Junior SeaDoctors Night and Free Dinner at Camp Orkila on Feb. 5

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the SeaDoc Society and Camp Orkila will serve…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020

Music students fundraising for trip

Submitted by Mary Wachter. Thirteen of the Orcas High School Band and…

  • Jan 22nd, 2020

I Saw You / You Saw Me

The Islands’ Sounder is launching a new column in 2020: “I Saw…

Introducing Nikko Naugle, Sounder writer

by Nikko W. Naugle nikko.mykajabi.com My name is Nikko W. Naugle and…

  • Jan 21st, 2020

Sharing islander opinions about world topics

A nationally renowned program is coming to the San Juan Island Library…

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                                Above: Nikko Naugle with Jeff Ludwig at the Exchange.

Zero Waste with The Exchange and Jeff Ludwig

by Nikko Naugle Third grade student, Orcas Island Elementary School Your garbage…

  • Jan 20th, 2020
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                                Above: Nikko Naugle with Jeff Ludwig at the Exchange.

‘Navigating Life’s Currents’ six-week course

“Navigating Life’s Currents: Finding balance, resilience, surrender, ease, and connection” will be…

  • Jan 19th, 2020

News from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. New roles at Orcas Senior Center…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

Wilderness first responder training

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS. San Juan Island EMS is offering…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

New Year Baby

Christian Carter and Leah Swearingen welcomed Eli Cassius Carter into the world…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

Whale of a Show rescheduled for Jan. 31

Whale of a Show, the Island’s Favorite Talent Show has been rescheduled…

  • Jan 16th, 2020
Contributed photo of sketches by Robin Lee Carlson | Artist and biologist Robin Lee Carlson hiked Cascade Creek from Mountain Lake to the San Juan County Land Bank’s Coho Preserve to sketch these images.

Place as a muse in ‘Ode’ to Orcas Island

It had been a year in the making when locals Ayn Carrillo…

Contributed photo of sketches by Robin Lee Carlson | Artist and biologist Robin Lee Carlson hiked Cascade Creek from Mountain Lake to the San Juan County Land Bank’s Coho Preserve to sketch these images.

Free tooth extraction clinic

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

  • Jan 15th, 2020
Learner Limbach. (Contributed photo.)

Learner Limbach announces county council campaign

Submitted by Learner Limbach I’m running to serve as your next representative…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
Learner Limbach. (Contributed photo.)

Islanders learning trade skills to last a lifetime | EDC wraps another successful year of courses

A local organization has been quietly working to diversify the economy of…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Request for salmon recovery project proposals

The San Juan County Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery is requesting salmon…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Wild plants of the field, forest and sea | Cancelled due to snow

The following event has been canceled due to weather conditions. The Orcas…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

Christian school’s community dinner canceled

Orcas Christain School’s community dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 13, is canceled…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

ARC to host farmer, rancher listening session

ARC to host farmer and rancher listening session

  • Jan 13th, 2020

Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Orcas

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival. The Salish Sea Early…

  • Jan 13th, 2020
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San Juan EDC Knowledge Worker Network initiative 2019 wrap-up

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

  • Jan 12th, 2020
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Climate change and the future of salmon

Submitted by Kwiaht. A salmon barbecue, Holly B’s pastries, Lopez Island Vineyard…

  • Jan 11th, 2020

Community conversation on affordable access to food

Join the Orcas Food Co-op Jan. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the…

  • Jan 10th, 2020
The gayest island in the PNW

Lucky queer night at The Barnacle

Submitted by Helen Asmuth. Question: Who said, “All the world is queer…

  • Jan 10th, 2020
The gayest island in the PNW

A new Yacht Club in Deer Harbor

This year the Deer Harbor Yacht Club — www.dhyc.org — is an…

  • Jan 9th, 2020
Summer Moon Photography/Contributed photo
                                Jonathan Sutton and Arlen Coiley.

Lopez Island boys bringing italian food and cocktails to Bellingham

Jonathan Sutton, executive chef/owner, will be bringing along Arlen Coiley as the…

  • Jan 9th, 2020
Summer Moon Photography/Contributed photo
                                Jonathan Sutton and Arlen Coiley.

Meeting of the minds: Bats

The “Meeting of the Minds” series of lectures continues at Orcas Senior…

  • Jan 9th, 2020