Helen Sanders

Helen posted 59 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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‘Images of America: Roche Harbor’

For the history-minded, there is nothing quite so pleasing as reading a…

  • Aug 5th, 2010 5:17pm

Census count coming in March

Every ten years, the federal government mandates a census count. And beginning in March of 2010, the census forms will be mailed out to physical addresses on Lopez Island. The official Census Day this year is April 1, 2010.

  • Jan 11th, 2010 6:06am

Children of the Nations get help from Lopez school

The young workers get prepped for the process.

  • Dec 24th, 2009 9:52pm

Asian menu featured at dinner and auction fundraiser for graduating seniors

The class of 2011: left to right, back row: Maddie Rain, Erin Wilbur, Ellen Fisher, Sam Ferguson. Front row, left to right: William Carson, Emmett Lawrence. (Not pictured: Orion Odegard, Rian Kelley, Julie Price, Teddy McCullough, Alex Cook, Emily Kohring.)

  • Dec 24th, 2009 9:51pm

Lopez football team honored with All League Football selections

2009 Lopez Lobo Football team. Standing, l to r: Coach Larry Berg, Assistant Coach Aaron Dye, Derekk Buffum, Colton Jardine, Leland Nopson, Tucker Hoffman, Tommy Kramer, Sean Bowler, Assistant Coach Nate Borg. Kneeling, l to r: Keldon Jardine, Evan Brickey, Tak Peralta, Matt Gallagher, Mike Hobi, Joe O’Bryant.

  • Dec 18th, 2009 9:16pm

Lopez Soccer Team wins WIAA Academic State Championship

The Lopez Soccer team. Back row: l to r: Coach Melanie Weber, Matthew Haber, Grant Fisher, Nate Drahn, William Carson, Emmett Lawrence, Sam Ferguson, Arlen Coiley, Solomon Bill, Breton Carter, Hannah Hobi. Second row, l to r: Maddie Rain, Laura Strom, Charlie O’Neil, Josef Blanc-Riddings, Tahoma Wrublesky, Lyra Dalton, Samantha Swanson, Owen Rain, ball boy. Seated, l to r: Nia Bartalucci, Elise Lewis, Brooke Schober, Jamie Cummings, Marta Bill.

  • Dec 18th, 2009 9:13pm

Book Beat Outliers: The Story of Success

I am wary of books which tout other people’s successes; so many…

  • Dec 12th, 2009 12:04am

Mac Langford: nine years of community service on the LCCA Board

Mac Langford, at home on Lopez Island.

  • Dec 11th, 2009 11:59pm

Lopez Sound’s “What Sweeter Music” celebrates the season

Lopez Sound. Back row, l to r: JC Marean, Lane Langford, Ann Palmer, Gary Alexander, John Butte. Seated: l to r: Christine Langley, Stephanie Hylton.

  • Dec 6th, 2009 9:00am

Lopez Volleyball team makes it all the way to State Playoffs

The Lopez Volleyball team during a lighter moment on the way back from the state playoffs.

  • Nov 27th, 2009 11:43pm

KLOI and Holly Near: an interview

KLOI member Ron Metcalf stands with special guests Holly Near (center, blond hair) and two members of the band, Emma’s Revolution.

  • Nov 27th, 2009 11:24pm

Lopez Island Nick Teague wins BLM Silver Award for Excellence

Students in a Family Resource Center nature exploration class listen raptly to Nick teague talk about environmental wonders.

  • Nov 20th, 2009 11:33pm

Village Lighting warms up Lopez

Come celebrate the season in Lopez Village. The annual Village Lighting will…

  • Nov 14th, 2009 12:26am

Crowfoot and George Marshall to stomp it up at Woodmen Hall

Crowfoot is Jaige Trudel, Nicholas Williams, and Adam Broom. They will be performing at Woodmen Hall Friday Nov. 20.

  • Nov 14th, 2009 12:25am

Preschool Bazaar brims with gifts and goodies

Above: The preschool class visits with the fire department on a field trip this year. far left: Preschooler Valentina Rendon smiles for the camera.

  • Nov 14th, 2009 12:24am

Ten years of the Bard on Lopez Island

Lopez Island’s own Richard Carter has been orchestrating the beauty of Shakespeare’s…

  • Oct 30th, 2009 11:18pm

Local man makes good

Jerome Marshak never imagined his work would end up being showcased in…

  • Oct 16th, 2009 10:49pm

Kwiaht salmon project underway Is this true or false?

Juvenile cutthroat salmon prepped for measuring and identification.

  • Oct 9th, 2009 11:42pm

Paul Berg: Holland Spirit Award winner for 2009

Paul Berg at home on Lopez Island.

  • Oct 2nd, 2009 10:18pm

syd toons

by Syd Stibbard

  • Oct 2nd, 2009 5:42pm

Water Tower renovations completed

Gifted to Lopez Island by Saera Eads, the renovated water tower in the Lopez Village park will stand for many years to come because of the Lopez Chamber of Commerce’s work.

  • Sep 25th, 2009 11:39pm

Lopez Village Market breaks ground for new facility

From left to right: produce worker Ken Janousek, store manager Richard Brown, store owner Bill Carpenter, maintenance advisor Miles O’Neal, and president of the Lopez Village Market corporation, Aaron Dye.

  • Sep 18th, 2009 11:19pm

Lopez road work on Fisherman Bay entering final stages

Lopezians have watched since the beginning of summer as the road work…

  • Sep 18th, 2009 11:18pm

The Lopez Community Center for the Arts celebrates its tenth anniversary

It’s been the cultural hub of Lopez Island for the last ten…

  • Sep 18th, 2009 11:18pm

The KLOI membership drive is here!

Gary Alexander and friend jam at last year’s successful membership drive for KLOI.

  • Sep 4th, 2009 11:23pm

Celebrating summer’s end on Lopez

The Atlantics, who will be helping Lopez dance the night away on Labor Day.

  • Aug 30th, 2009 9:00am

Vintage Fashion Show and Tea coming to Lopez

A beaded ball gown, from the 1900’s. Modeled by Sandi Denoff.

  • Aug 22nd, 2009 12:55am

Lopez Island wastewater treatment plant wins award Record third of state’s wastewater treatment plants perfect in 2008

Wastewater treatment plant operations just keep getting better in Washington to the…

  • Aug 13th, 2009 10:37pm

10th Annual Lopez Children’s Center Auction

A volunteer reads to a group of engrossed children.

  • Aug 2nd, 2009 9:00am

The Concours d’Elegance on Lopez

From the 2008 Concours: a 2005 Lotus Elise, owned by Che Silkiss-Hero, alongside a 1932 Chrysler Roadster owned by Tex Gieling.

  • Aug 2nd, 2009 9:00am

KLOI Archiving Shows to Website to Make Listening Easier

KLOI contributors Richard Fagen and Carol Steckler in the studio of KLOI.

  • Jul 24th, 2009 10:48pm

Volleyball Clinic on Lopez Island hit with kids

A group of middle school clinic participants wait expectantly for the ball to be put into play.

  • Jul 24th, 2009 10:45pm

A Monster’s Notes


  • Jul 19th, 2009 9:00am

Deadwood Revival group stomps into Woodmen Hall

Deadwood Revival: Left to right: Ches Ferguson, bass; Jason Mogi, banjo; Kim Trenerry, guitar; Julie Campbell, fiddle.

  • Jul 18th, 2009 12:10am

The Big Event is coming!

Field with a View by local pastels artist Steve Hill.

  • Jul 18th, 2009 12:08am

Don’t Miss it: Nancy Rawles Reads on Lopez


  • Jul 12th, 2009 9:00am

Lopez Community Land Trust celebrates 20 years of success

The strap crew frames up the bales for one of the land trust structures.

  • Jul 10th, 2009 10:59pm

Felicity: Light on a life in yoga

Felicity demonstrating the yoga pose trikonasana, or triangle, pose.

  • Jul 3rd, 2009 10:50pm

Fire Department kicks off fundraiser for needed equipment

Starting this month, the Lopez Fire Department is beginning a fundraising drive…

  • Jun 29th, 2009 5:03pm