Lopez Island’s hardworking women

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:44AM

When it came to making a living, women on Lopez were a busy group. In 1873, Irene Weeks moved to Lopez with her husband, Lyman, and son, Oscar, to run the fledgling Lopez store for her brother, Hiram Hutchinson. When the store doubled as a post office in 1880, Irene also became the island’s first postmistress.


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Southend General Store and Restaurant – a community hub on the island

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00AM

Lori Honeywell took over the Southend General Store and Restaurant almost two years ago. “The community was so welcoming,” said Lori.

Fulfilling the dream of green living

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

It all started with a dream inspired by an article read on an airplane. Now 23 years later that vision is getting shined up and turning into a reality.

Modern message in a bottle: ‘this could be oil’

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 7:00AM

A tanker carrying hundreds of tons of fuel lost power close to the shores of Haida Gwaii, a northern British Columbia archipelago, Thurs., Oct. 16. The vessel, nearing the shoreline, in danger of running aground and spilling fuel into the water, was rescued by a U.S. tug boat after the Canadian Coast Guard was unable to tow it to safety.

Trash to treasures: an auction with an attitude

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 9:13AM

Searching for that one-of-a-kind gift… maybe a Barbie voodoo doll, a candelabrum made from a wooden barrel stave or a tot-sized rocking chair refinished in polka dots? Your shopping fantasy could come true on Nov. 15 when SWAP’s Trash-To-Treasures Auction and Sale returns to Woodmen Hall.

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