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Turtleback Mountain hikes offer fabulous San Juan Islands views

Originally published October 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm Updated October 14, 2015 at 4:46 pm  By Tan Vinh Seattle Times staff reporter Hike of the month South side of Turtleback Mountain Preserve Find water and island views aplenty from trails to the top of Turtleback… (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times) More   A good alternative to […]

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Epic Jealousy, Subterfuge, Evil, Revenge Streams Otello to Orcas Center

Sunday, October 18 at 1 pm, Orcas Center .– from Artha Kass, Orcas Center — On Sunday, October 18 at 1 pm the Met: Live in HD production of Otello streams to Orcas Center. Often cited as Italian opera’s greatest tragedy,Otello is a miraculous union of music and drama, a Verdi masterpiece as profound philosophically as […]

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New tollbooth at Orcas ferry terminal

— from Laurel Rust, Orcas Landing — As many of you have noticed, there is a new ticket booth in the upper lot at the Orcas Ferry Terminal, awaiting completion. If things move according to plan, sometime on Tuesday, October 13, the new booth may be in operation,the old booth vacated (and at some point […]

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Humpback Whale Migration

Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are traveling through the Salish Sea according to the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) as they migrate from their summer feeding grounds in Alaska to the warm waters of Hawaii, Mexico and Central America to breed and birth calves. These massive creatures – once hunted out in local waters – are continuing to resurface […]

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Unknown San Juan Islands History?

  Russel Barsh will present “What is left to discover in San Juan County?” in celebration of National Archeology Month on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for the Orcas Island Historical Museums’ History Matinee at the Eastsound Fire Hall. There are hundreds of archaeological sites in San Juan County. Why are there […]

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Extended Farm Tours

In the islands, most of us know a bit about the farming history of our communities. But many of us don’t often get a chance to see behind the scenes of the process that brings food to our table. For three days in October, more than two dozen farms and farm-related businesses on Lopez, Orcas […]

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Flamenco at Odd Fellows

Savannah Fuentes will present her latest show, Northern Lights, at the Odd Fellows Hall in Eastsound on Oct 2 at 8 p.m. Northern Lights will be a presentation of Flamenco as interpreted  by three very different artists: Puerto Rican/Irish dancer Savannah Fuentes, guitarist Bobby de Sofia, and, direct from Spain, singer Juañarito. Ticket costs are […]

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Dining Local on Orcas Island

On this rural Washington island, the distance from farm to market to table can sometimes be measured in yards. Long an artists’ haven, Orcas now has a tightly woven fabric of passionate food folks & dining, including restaurateurs who’ve retired to the farm, farmers who’ve opened a restaurant, chefs breeding rare pigs, and artisans bent […]

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Orcas Elects New Mayor

Jack’s reign as mayor ends Saturday. A slate of five candidates are vying for the position now, in what has turned out to be an election laced with lighthearted controversy and one big contender. Granny, the 103-year-old Orca leader of J-Pod has the inside track to become Eastsound’s new mayor. Attempts to reach Granny for […]

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Farmers Market

This is the excerpt of the Saint Valentine Day post.

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