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Smooth, tiny and winged – yellow jackets tend to make people recoil and in some cases scream.
Bob McCabe started carving when he was 30. Now many years later he still gets lost in the art form. It’s a passion, he said, that keeps him going.
Shawn O’Day has visited Lopez Island every summer of his life, at first with his mother and grandfather on a 36- foot English cutter.
Survivors of war have traveled between worlds – from conflict to peace. As they traverse these two planes of existence they struggle to understand what they saw and how to move forward. Sometimes this journey takes years, for others traversing the road from memory to reality is a life-long battle.
They seem to be everywhere – appearing in wriggling masses from out of the blue. And when spied, islanders want to know one thing – how they can these tent caterpillars be destroyed.
There are numerous perks to watching Ruthie Foster perform. Two highlights are her bright smile and powerhouse voice that shakes not only the walls of any room, but moves your soul.
It all started with an idea. Daren Holscher thought other cycling events in the state were successful so why not hold one on Lopez. Becky Smith recalls that the Chamber of Commerce was interested in the event. And so the Tour De Lopez was born.
Jenn Janeway describes her husband as a steady stream – constant and strong, but also gentle. But when Darryl Carfrae was diagnosed in November with advanced multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer, the future became uncertain
This year’s Lopez Lobos track and field team is a small group of students. Head Coach Matt Willis is not daunted by the task. He describes this year’s lineup of players as dedicated and hard working.
The game of golf is a succession of misses that you make up for – you keep hitting the ball and eventually catch up. Then you start all over again.
It’s amazing what you don’t see when at sea. In its vastness people can be lost forever.
Have you ever looked at the clear winter night sky dotted with countless stars and wondered what all was up there? All those bears and dogs, and Gemini Twins that folks in the know apparently see among those twinkling lights?
Smoke billowed into the sky. Fire trucks sped down Orcas Road with lights flashing. At the Exchange, islanders watched on in disbelief and shock as they watched the building burned to the ground.
Last year – around this time – Lane Langford had nightmares that he would step on stage and face an empty hall. Luckily, that was just a dream and when the concert became a reality he was happy to see a sold-out crowd.
Enchanted Quilters started making what they called “Comfort Quilts” last fall – just in time for Christmas.
Deputy Scott Taylor is stepping up to the position of sergeant. The sergeant spot on Orcas and Lopez has been vacant since Steve Vierthaler retired last February. Sheriff Rob Nou said that they looked for specific skill sets geared toward supervision and leadership.
If you see police cars parked outside of the Lopez Island School on Jan. 2 don’t be alarmed, there isn’t an emergency or crime occurring, but rather a planned training scenario with the San Juan County Sheriff Department.
Where once there was six, now there will be three. The special filing period for candidates for three new San Juan County Council positions was held from Dec. 12 to 14. The Special Election will be held to fill the positions created by the passage of Proposition 1 in the November election, reducing the six-person council to three.
The store is busy. Customers come in and out buying everything from two-ounce bottles of Smirnoff vodka to $200 bottles of fine liquor purchased for a retirement gift. They leave the store with smiles and phrases like “Sorry to see you go,” and “We’ll miss you.”
Day of the Dead or “El Día de los Muertos” is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of deceased relatives and loved ones.
Pumpkin pecan, blackberry, pistachio, caramel apple pie and red velvet are fall favors. During Christmastime, its candy cane, eggnog and cranberry orange fudge that you find under the counter of the Just Heavenly Fudge Factory.
A Lopez woman and Oregon man sustained injures last week after attempting to dislodge a boat that came ashore on Lopez Island.
KnowledgeShare is a local organizations that aims to educate, nurture community connections and promote healthy living
Falling. Spitting out your teeth. Getting lost. Being chased. Reuniting with the dead. The world of dreams can be exquisite, startling and terrifying.
I have a fear of birds, which I suspect originated on a beach trip with my father when I was eight. He thought it was hilarious to put bits of bread on my head to feed the seagulls.
During the summer, Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation Center resembles the emergency ward at a hospital. There is a room for x-rays and blood tests and quarters for injured “patients” that will be released as soon as they are healthy. Outside, a giant white board lists the types of patients currently in care at the center.