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Soroptimists now accepting applications for Women’s Educational and Training Awards

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor. Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor…

  • Jan 17th, 2022

 

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Master Gardener spring plant sale on hiatus

Submitted by Alice Deane. It was hard to conduct our plant sale…

  • Jan 15th, 2022

 

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Learn about ham radios.

Getting your amateur radio (Ham) license

Submitted by Brian K7BLS. There are many reasons to have a Ham…

  • Jan 14th, 2022

 

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Way of Whales webinar

Submitted by Orca Network. Celebrating new Southern Resident calf L125 Element, Remembering…

  • Jan 10th, 2022
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A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were.

Request for salmon recovery project proposals

Submitted by San Juan County Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery. The San…

  • Jan 9th, 2022
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were.
Vote!

Vote counting equipment testing

Submitted by San Juan County. A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Jan 7th, 2022
Vote!
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Carol Miles.

‘Growing Vegetable Crops from Seeds’

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 am, the Orcas Island and Lopez…

  • Jan 7th, 2022
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Orcas Island Senior Center.

News from Orcas Senior Center

Socrates Café Orcas Senior Center continues to virtually host the Orcas Socrates…

  • Jan 5th, 2022
Orcas Island Senior Center.
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Cinderella will be playing at Orcas Center on Saturday, January 22 as part of their On-Screen offerings.

January On-Screen Performances at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center brings the world’s best performers to…

  • Jan 4th, 2022
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Cinderella will be playing at Orcas Center on Saturday, January 22 as part of their On-Screen offerings.

Advance camping reservations open Jan. 26

Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair. San Juan County Parks…

  • Jan 3rd, 2022
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Salmonberry’s special thank-you for conductor Marianne Lewis.

Joy to the Island!

Submitted by Orcas Choral Society. Dogs barked. Kids played. Airplanes roared overhead.…

  • Jan 3rd, 2022
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Salmonberry’s special thank-you for conductor Marianne Lewis.
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The Outlook Inn under new ownership, joins Columbia Hospitality

Submitted by Columbia Hospitality. The Outlook Inn on Orcas Island announced today…

  • Jan 3rd, 2022
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Invitation to apply: Certificate in Ecological Restoration in the San Juan Islands, 2022-23

Submitted by The Islands Conservation Corps. The Islands Conservation Corps, a program…

  • Dec 31st, 2021
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Churchill, 2022 Celebrity Dog, receiving the first dog license of the year.

2022 dog licenses now on sale

Submitted by San Juan County. The dog licensing season is upon us!…

  • Dec 30th, 2021
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Churchill, 2022 Celebrity Dog, receiving the first dog license of the year.
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Artists: submit your work to the county fair poster contest

“Two Little Ducks: Quack, Quack.” Yes, that is correct, the 2022 SJC…

  • Dec 29th, 2021
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Friday Harbor Film Festival presents 2022 Best of the Fest

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival. Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 2022 BEST…

  • Dec 29th, 2021
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Start off the new year with a hike in Moran

First Day Hikes is a national initiative led by America’s State Parks,…

  • Dec 28th, 2021
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With gratitude for your school music support

As 2021 winds down, we want to thank you, the Orcas Island…

  • Dec 28th, 2021
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State ferries to host virtual community meetings

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Commuters, occasional riders and community members are…

  • Dec 27th, 2021
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Milestone for Island Rides and the Transition away from Fossil Fuels on Orcas Island

Submitted by Bruce Benton, Island Rides Board member. The Orcas Island Community…

  • Dec 26th, 2021
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Seeking new members for County Advisory Committees

Submitted by San Juan County. Bring your expertise and passion to the…

  • Dec 25th, 2021
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Washington Conservation Corps crew celebrates the completion of another protected butterfly habitat.

More county landowners provide space for endangered Island Marble butterfly habitat

San Juan County landowners recently added seven new protected habitat sites for…

  • Dec 23rd, 2021
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Washington Conservation Corps crew celebrates the completion of another protected butterfly habitat.
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L to R: Chris White, Rick Hughes, Tony Ghazel and Glenn Nook.

Ghazel and White recognized with Orcas Lions’ highest honor

The Orcas Island Lions Club met for their annual Holiday Dinner on…

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L to R: Chris White, Rick Hughes, Tony Ghazel and Glenn Nook.
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EDC offers free woodworking course on Lopez Island

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County. People seeking…

  • Dec 18th, 2021
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Gingerbread House Contest recap

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. A great time was had by all…

  • Dec 17th, 2021
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Packing lightweight gear is of paramount importance. Mary Gropp shows off their primitive tent.

It’s never too late

Island elders take on incredible outdoor adventures

  • Dec 16th, 2021
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Packing lightweight gear is of paramount importance. Mary Gropp shows off their primitive tent.
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Repair Economy Summit 2021: Who has the right to repair your possessions?

Submitted by Stephen Shrader for the San Juan Makers Guild. The San…

  • Dec 16th, 2021
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Zoom presentation on forest health Turtleback

Submitted by The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank. The Conservation Land…

  • Dec 15th, 2021
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It's not too late to send your letter to Santa!

Elves collecting letters for Santa

JASPER, the roving Eastsound Associated Press reporter interviews Ruby the Elf on…

  • Dec 14th, 2021
It's not too late to send your letter to Santa!
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Home for the Holidays runs December 18-19 at Orcas Center .

“Home for the Holidays” returns to Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. The Crow Valley String Band, Brograss and friends…

  • Dec 14th, 2021
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Home for the Holidays runs December 18-19 at Orcas Center .
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Boats get lit for the holidays | Parade rescheduled to Dec. 17

The Orcas Island Yacht Club Annual Lighted Boat Parade will take place…

  • Dec 16th, 2021
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Registration is now open for spring marine naturalist training virtual program

Submitted by The Whale Museum. Registration is now open for a spring…

  • Dec 12th, 2021
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‘Tis the season for Rosario Resort’s annual festival of trees

Orcas Island resort sponsors fundraiser for non-profits

  • Dec 10th, 2021
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Know Your Government is accepting applications

Know Your Government is a teen civics education program open this year…

  • Dec 10th, 2021
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Specialty local grown cocktails surprises were served at The Barnacle.

A Festive Fusion – the Fall Makers Stroll

Submitted by The San Juan Makers Guild. The San Juan Makers Guild…

  • Dec 9th, 2021
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Specialty local grown cocktails surprises were served at The Barnacle.
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Food recovery: the need for composting

by Angie Light Transition Waste Reduction group My family and I are…

  • Dec 9th, 2021
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Orcas Socrates Cafe.

Senior Center happenings

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Orcas Socrates Café @ Orcas Senior Center…

  • Dec 8th, 2021
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Orcas Socrates Cafe.
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Celebrating farm heroes

Submitted by the San Juan Makers Guild. Fall is a great time…

  • Dec 8th, 2021
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“Orcas Workers Must Be Able to Live Healthy Lives”

An interview with Amanda Sparks, the first executive director of the Orcas Island Food Bank, by Food Bank volunteer and board member Rick Rhoads.

  • Dec 7th, 2021
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Families rejoice in holiday cheer at tree lighting

The Orcas Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual tree lighting in the…

  • Dec 7th, 2021
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