Cali Bagby

Cali posted 105 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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The heart of carving

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.

  • Aug 13th, 2013 9:19pm

New skate park donated to Lopez Island

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.

  • Jul 8th, 2013 11:08pm

Caring for local veterans

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.

  • Jun 29th, 2013 12:27am

Tent caterpillars have returned

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.

  • Jun 10th, 2013 4:52pm

Music that moves the soul comes to Lopez

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.

  • May 17th, 2013 3:38pm

Tour de Lopez celebrates 10 years

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.

  • Apr 24th, 2013 12:20am

A celebration of life and community

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

  • Apr 5th, 2013 11:04pm

Track and field dreams | Spring preview

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.

  • Mar 27th, 2013 5:17pm

Lessons and love of the game of golf | Spring preview

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.

  • Mar 27th, 2013 5:10pm

An ocean rescue of a man and his boat

It’s amazing what you don’t see when at sea. In its vastness people can be lost forever.

  • Mar 12th, 2013 3:54pm

KnowledgeShare’s ‘Learning the Winter Circle-Stargazing 101’

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?

  • Feb 13th, 2013 4:00pm

Orcas Exchange burns to the ground

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.

  • Feb 11th, 2013 5:31pm

Heart-warming music this winter

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.

  • Feb 1st, 2013 6:53pm

‘Comfort Quilts’ for the community

Enchanted Quilters started making what they called “Comfort Quilts” last fall – just in time for Christmas.

  • Jan 31st, 2013 4:00pm

Taylor is new sergeant

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.

  • Jan 29th, 2013 7:09pm

‘Active Shooter’ training at Lopez School

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.

  • Dec 27th, 2012 4:00pm

A look at the candidates

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.

  • Dec 21st, 2012 10:19pm

The spirit of the Lopez Liquor Store

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.”

  • Dec 14th, 2012 10:44pm

Honoring the spirit of our loved ones

Day of the Dead or “El Día de los Muertos” is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of deceased relatives and loved ones.

  • Oct 26th, 2012 11:45pm

Fudge ladies of Lopez Island keep smiling

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.

  • Oct 24th, 2012 8:50pm

Lopez Island woman injured in boat accident

A Lopez woman and Oregon man sustained injures last week after attempting to dislodge a boat that came ashore on Lopez Island.

  • Oct 12th, 2012 10:39pm

Sharing the wisdom of Lopez

KnowledgeShare is a local organizations that aims to educate, nurture community connections and promote healthy living

  • Sep 21st, 2012 9:58pm

What dreams can tell us

Falling. Spitting out your teeth. Getting lost. Being chased. Reuniting with the dead. The world of dreams can be exquisite, startling and terrifying.

  • Sep 17th, 2012 5:54pm

A fear and love of birds | Editor’s notebook

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.

  • Sep 12th, 2012 12:02am

Baby season at Wolf Hollow

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.

  • Sep 11th, 2012 10:55pm