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Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 am - 5:30 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 5,…

  • Nov 23rd, 2021

 

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Youth For Change: Environmental Leadership Club is looking for participants

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Calling all high school students…

  • Nov 20th, 2021

 

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Become a San Juan County WSU Master Gardener

Submitted by The San Juan County WSU Extension Master Gardener Training Program.…

  • Nov 19th, 2021

 

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How to Start a Winter Garden

Even with a lack of sunshine during this time of year, a…

Photo by Laura Adai on Unsplash
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“Wardrobes of Reclaimed Beauty” Maker in Residence Art Show

Submitted by Nikyta Palmisani Drowning in clothes? Us too! Fast fashion has…

  • Nov 13th, 2021
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EDC offers free ‘Introduction to Masonry’ class

People seeking new job skills or career inspiration are invited to a…

  • Nov 9th, 2021
conservation

New funding available to support private landowners in forest health and reduce wildfire danger in San Juan County

Submitted by The San Juan Islands Conservation District. The San Juan Islands…

  • Nov 29th, 2021
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Above: Andrea Huss.

Andrea Huss: Chamber’s new director focuses on community

Andrea Huss was recently hired as Executive Director of the Lopez Chamber…

  • Nov 4th, 2021
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Above: Andrea Huss.
Contributed photo/Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer are Sway Wild performing Nov. 6 at Lopez Ceter.

Sway Wild performs at Lopez Center Nov. 6

Sway Wild to perform at Lopez Center on November 6th.

  • Nov 3rd, 2021
Contributed photo/Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer are Sway Wild performing Nov. 6 at Lopez Ceter.
Alpha

Alpha Home Health and Hospice provides home health services

Submitted by Alpha Home Health and Hospice. Some of you may know…

  • Nov 2nd, 2021
Alpha
Contributed photo/Lopez author Kip Greenthal

Lopezian Greenthal to read from her new book

Kip Robinson Greenthal’s debut novel, Shoal Water, winner of the Landmark Prize…

  • Oct 26th, 2021
Contributed photo/Lopez author Kip Greenthal

Community Calendar

Chimera Gallery invites you to its Thanksgiving Holiday Group show and Raffle…

  • Oct 25th, 2021
Lopezian Crossen's new book is for horse-lovers of all ages.

Lopez author releases new book

Lopez author, Jan Crossen, has released Dream Horse, the third book in…

  • Oct 25th, 2021
Lopezian Crossen's new book is for horse-lovers of all ages.
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Community swim center attracts local experts

With building permits in final review and 73% of the fundraising goal…

  • Oct 24th, 2021
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Photo by Andrea Huss
Lopez showing the ferry workers some love.

Appreciating the front line

Even as late departures and cancellations continue to plague the state’s ferry…

  • Oct 23rd, 2021
Photo by Andrea Huss
Lopez showing the ferry workers some love.
<em>Photo courtesy of Carl Wilkens </em>
Wilkens in Rwanda with his family 1990

Man who survived Rwanda genocide speaks to islanders

A world without empathy is a dangerous one. Carl Wilkens learned that…

<em>Photo courtesy of Carl Wilkens </em>
Wilkens in Rwanda with his family 1990
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Orca Recovery Day, Oct. 16

Submitted by San Juan Island Conservation District San Juan Island Conservation District,…

  • Oct 15th, 2021
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photomanip of new OPALCO logo over photo from OPALCO's flickr.

OPALCO’s Island Way raffle winners announced

Submitted by OPALCO. Since the OPALCO Annual Meeting in April, co-op members…

  • Oct 14th, 2021
photomanip of new OPALCO logo over photo from OPALCO's flickr.
Contributed photo/Herbalist Kristy Bredin

Learn about wild plants of the field, forest and sea

On Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m., the Orcas Island and Lopez…

  • Oct 12th, 2021
Contributed photo/Herbalist Kristy Bredin
shiba

It’s Time to get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

Submitted by San Juan County SHIBA volunteers. Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity…

  • Oct 12th, 2021
shiba
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Fall 2021 Great Islands Clean-up a success

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Our islands became much cleaner…

  • Oct 11th, 2021
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Fostering cooperation in divisive times

Submitted by Glenn Aufderhar, Lopez Island. Twenty-seven years after the worst rampage…

  • Oct 11th, 2021
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Friday Harbor Film Festival film guide available

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival. Friday Harbor Film Festival’s online film…

  • Oct 3rd, 2021
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Medicare Open Enrollment is coming, be prepared

Medicare enrollees have an opportunity every year between October 15 and December…

  • Sep 29th, 2021
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
OPALCO

Follow OPALCO’s EV road trip in October

Submitted by OPALCO. Starting Oct. 6, an exclusive team from OPALCO (Communication…

  • Sep 28th, 2021
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EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Submitted by the Economic Development Council. People who want to make a…

  • Sep 25th, 2021
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10-4 Good Buddy

Get your amateur radio license, Oct. 23

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society. Amateur Radio (ham…

  • Sep 21st, 2021
10-4 Good Buddy
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FLIP’s path toward swim center construction

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool. With the recent selection…

  • Sep 18th, 2021
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Armor removal day one. (Contributed photo)

Shoreline habitat restoration actions completed on Lopez

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. It was an exciting week…

  • Sep 17th, 2021
Armor removal day one. (Contributed photo)
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Camas Club sprouts a new website for island backyard restorationists

Submitted by the Camas Club. The recently formed Camas Club launches a…

  • Sep 14th, 2021
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Photo by Janelle Pietrzak/DJ Spooky

Woman in the Woods brings international artist DJ Spooky to Orcas Center

Submitted by Woman in the Woods Productions. In September, we can get…

  • Sep 13th, 2021
Photo by Janelle Pietrzak/DJ Spooky
great islands clean up.

It takes a village to clean an island

Submitted by ORS/The Exchange. The Great Islands Clean-up is back! In honor…

  • Sep 13th, 2021
great islands clean up.
sji monument poster cropped to teaser size

Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually next week

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management. The Bureau of Land Management…

  • Sep 10th, 2021
sji monument poster cropped to teaser size
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State lands honor Public Lands Day with a Discover Pass free day

Parking will be free on state recreation lands Saturday, Sept. 25.

  • Sep 9th, 2021
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Lopez Home Support News

Submitted by Lopez Island Home & Hospice Support. When Lopez Island Hospice…

  • Sep 8th, 2021
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Colleen Smith/staff photo
A large flower made by Lynda Ransley.

The women welders of Orcas

For four days every year, a group of women, covered in protective…

Colleen Smith/staff photo
A large flower made by Lynda Ransley.

‘Welcome to Medicare’ online presentation

Submitted by Pegi Groundwater. Are you joining Medicare this year? If so,…

  • Sep 5th, 2021
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Final call for film submissions for Friday Harbor Film Festival

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival. Friday Harbor Film Festival is…

  • Sep 3rd, 2021
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Left: Charlotte Kimple Map — 1930s Tourist Map of Orcas Island.

Historic map exhibit at Orcas Island Historical Museum

by Antoinette Botsford with Minor Lile Special to the Sounder How do…

  • Sep 1st, 2021
Left: Charlotte Kimple Map — 1930s Tourist Map of Orcas Island.

Community Calendar|Chimera opens new exhibition

Chimera Gallery invites the community to its September show “Double Exposure, Sketches…

  • Aug 27th, 2021