Watch out for toxic Spurge Laurel

  • Oct 21, 2015 at 5:33PM

That evergreen, rhododendron-like shrub that is popping up in gardens and woodlands throughout the county is spurge laurel (Daphne laureola). Closely related to the much-admired ornamental daphnes, all parts of this plant are toxic to dogs, cats and humans and contact with the sap may cause mild to severe dermatitis. Beyond the issue of toxicity, spurge laurel is highly invasive.

Cars on parade

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 7:00AM

The annual car party showcasing the antique, unique and unusual cars called Lopez Concours d’ Elegance is Saturday, Aug.15.

Taking a step forward – proposed water district

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 1:00PM

Water conservation on Lopez Island will take a big step forward if the voters in the Makaye Harbor - Agate Beach vote to establish the proposed public water district.

Making the dean’s list

  • Jul 16, 2015 at 10:16AM

Students from the Friday Harbor area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2015 Quarter.


  • Enchanted Quilters of Lopez IslandAlexander spins tales of local quilters, quilt-making and quilt-backed fundraising efforts on her home island, Lopez. She says the Enchanted Quilters of Lopez Island was formed in 1984 to raise funds for the Lopez Senior Center, and the group has conjured up almost one raffle quilt per year since.
  • Gluten Free FoodiesCelebrate the foods that you can eat!
  • Iris Graville: bloggerbyconvincementWriter Iris Graville lives on Lopez Island. She blogs about life and faith, Quakerism, war, sacred spaces and more, also finding time to write about projects like building her own wooden kayak. Graville is also the author of Hands at Work, inspired by a showing of Summer Moon Scriver’s black-and-white photographs of hands.
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