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9/11 memorial complete

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. A structural beam from the…

  • Sep 10th, 2019
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“Dirt Rich” shows at Brickworks

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival In collaboration with the San…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

Free dental service for those in need

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

  • Sep 8th, 2019
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                                Floating Ukulele Jam group last December on the final sail of the fall season.

Inter-island Floating Ukulele Jam

For the past year during the spring, summer and fall sailing schedules,…

Anita Orne/contributed photo
                                Floating Ukulele Jam group last December on the final sail of the fall season.

Sea Stars and Sorne play a special double-bill at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. In conjunction with Imagine Arts and Music Festival,…

  • Sep 8th, 2019

Audition now for “Whale of a Show”

Auditions for “Whale of a Show” will be Friday, Sept. 13, 3-5…

  • Sep 7th, 2019
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                                Jordy wearing his keen collar.

Help Jordy find a forever home

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society. Want to make the…

  • Sep 7th, 2019
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                                Jordy wearing his keen collar.

Poetry class at Orcas Library

“Reading and Writing Poetry: Ideas, Inspiration and Imagination” will be on Tuesdays…

  • Sep 7th, 2019

Senior center presents “Meeting of the Minds”

Submitted by the Orcas Island Senior Center. After our summer hiatus, the…

  • Sep 7th, 2019

Slapin’s art on display at library

Susan Slapin is September’s Visual Art exhibit at Orcas Island Public Library.…

  • Sep 6th, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales given Lummi name in a traditional ceremony

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Lummi Nation held a Sna’teng,…

  • Sep 6th, 2019
Karla Lortz. Contributed photo.

Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Karla Lortz

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Karla Lortz, former president of the…

  • Sep 6th, 2019
Karla Lortz. Contributed photo.

County needs advisory board volunteers

The San Juan County Council is searching for citizens to fill current…

  • Sep 6th, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op to host session on new book about grocery stores

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op. For many of us fortunate enough…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

Western bluebird reintroduction has a successful year

The bright blue flash of male western bluebirds gliding over dried prairie…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

Balance Class at Orcas Senior Center

The Orcas Senior Center will present “Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

Climbing PoeTree comes to Orcas Center in Imagine Festival Prequel Event

Submitted by Orcas Center. In conjunction with Imagine Arts and Music Festival,…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

Four island actors star in ‘The Lost Virginity Tour’

During opening weekend of Orcas Center’s next production, playwright Cricket Daniel will…

Meeting about Olga Store Building

Friends of The Olga Store Building invites the Orcas community to Olga…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

Blisters for a cure | Islander in Susan G. Komen walk since 2006

Dottie Cornelius is still walking. Since 2006, the Deer Harbor resident has…

  • Sep 3rd, 2019

Orcas Center previews upcoming season during ‘Role-Out!’

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center’s Season “Role-Out” is a great opportunity…

  • Sep 3rd, 2019

Medicare 101 session

Will you be joining Medicare this year? If so, there’s a lot…

  • Sep 2nd, 2019

Amita Lhamo presentation

The Orcas Library will host author Amita Lhamo on Friday, Sept. 6,…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Island Sinfonia resumes on September 14

It is time to find a new reed, polish the horn and…

  • Aug 30th, 2019

OICF report to the community

Orcas Island Community Foundation invites you to its “Report to Community Block…

  • Aug 30th, 2019

Church in the Park

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Church. Orcas Island Community Church invites…

  • Aug 30th, 2019

Paddle boarding safety class

With the community’s greater awareness of paddleboard safety issues, a local paddling…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Can sea otters save the world?

Leisurely resting in the kelp near Race Rocks, British Columbia, Odin, a…

  • Aug 28th, 2019

Orkila language classes continue

YMCA Camp Orkila, in partnership with the Funhouse, will continue to offer…

  • Aug 28th, 2019

Sustainability workshops

Join All Hands on Earth and Maura Lynn Bigge-Pritchard for a series…

  • Aug 28th, 2019

Veteran Navigators back on Orcas

The Veteran Navigators are returning to Orcas Island on Oct. 26. They…

  • Aug 28th, 2019
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                                Madrona Bark tapestry by Ruth Van Doren.

Ruth Van Doren wins best in class

Submitted by Laura Evans. Lopez fiber artist Ruth Van Doren received two…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Laura Evans/Contributed photo
                                Madrona Bark tapestry by Ruth Van Doren.
Jovino Santos Neto.

Tickets going fast for Orcas Island Jazz Festival

Submitted by the Orcas Island Jazz Festival. Tickets are selling faster than…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Jovino Santos Neto.

Woman in the Woods Productions presents Paul Rucker: A Man for All Seasons

by Norm Stamper Special to the Sounder “Renaissance Person” is a label…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Grace Zwilling shows off one of several first place ribbons at the 2019 San Juan County Fair

Grace Zwilling wins big at county fair

Seven-year-old Grace Zwilling won first place in the following categories for open…

  • Aug 26th, 2019
Grace Zwilling shows off one of several first place ribbons at the 2019 San Juan County Fair

Josh Kramer wins two awards at the fair

Lopezian Josh Kramer, 15, celebrated his fourth year in 4H this fair,…

  • Aug 23rd, 2019

Charlotte’s Closet provides outfits and self-esteem for girls

A new store is offering free new and quality used clothing and…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

“The Biggest Little Farm” film screening

Submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival. The Orcas Island Film Festival’s…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Art show at Orcas Center in September

Calling all local artists to join longtime Orcas artist Marcia Spees in…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Creating productive marine protected areas

When developing a marine protection area, Anna Metaxas believes that the genetics…