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Ever had the opportunity to dig through an old box of “junk” that someone in your family stashed in the attic—a closet—under the bed—in the garage, only to experience the joy of time travel as you sifted through it? History is empty of “story” unless someone in a family treasures this “stuff of life” and stashes it away for a curious family member to discover.
Community Events, July 2014
Last year, Lopez Island experienced an epic Skate and BMX event: The Retreat, by Skatelite. Highlights included the X-Games vert ramp, pro skaters and bmxers, live music, and a crowd that rivaled Fourth of July, all to celebrate the opening of the new Lopez skate park, generously donated by Richlite.
If you’ve frequented the Recycle Plaza at the Lopez Dump, you’re familiar with the sagging cardboard totes lined up to receive your rinsed and empty soda bottles, yogurt tubs, clamshells, and other plastics.
Pacific salmon and trout are not the only native fish seen in the San Juan Islands’ healthier streams. One of the most widespread and abundant resident fish of the islands is the inconspicuous Reticulate Sculpin (Cottus perplexus).
Are you passionate about fine arts or photography? The San Juan County Fair is looking for a superintendent for each department. Must be knowledgeable, organized, and enthusiastic about fine arts or photography. This year's fair dates are August 13-16. Contact the fair office at 360-378-4310. Fair info online at www.sjcfair.org.