Round Towner now IslandRides

The response to the survey from San Juan Islands Shuttle Service is clear.

  • Sep 14th, 2020


Island communities welcome new midwives | Women in Business profile

The small red building on Nichols Street that has housed a vast…

  • Oct 20th, 2019


New septic business on Lopez

A1 Septic is a pumping service on Lopez Island, but can work…

  • Jan 31st, 2018


A journey of two | Certified midwife comes to Orcas

As a kid, Tamary Baz had posters of pregnant women on her…

San Juan Island Hostel opens for seasonal workers and daily guests

Friday Harbor’s migration of seasonal workers is about to strike, and this…

Woodland Tax Solutions celebrates opening

By Cali Bagby Journal general magager/editor Lopez Island resident Sara Waugh has…

Stephanie Smith brings the love, butter and innovation

When Stephanie Smith bought the famous Holly B’s Bakery in its 40th year …

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Lopez Pharmacy – a voice for everyone

Marge McCoy, pharmacist, business owner, mother and wife, said her number one belief at work is that the staff at the pharmacy put the patient first.

When community and coffee meet

The Lopez Coffee Shop opened its doors on Friday, Oct. 2 with the sounds of foaming milk and the chit chat of locals and tourists alike.

Marketing Demystified for Business Owners

Get inspired. Get motivated. Come think outside the box with instructor James Dunn. His new workshop has small group breakout sessions to give more individual attention.

  • Jan 8th, 2015

OMWBE Certification Workshop offered through the EDC

The Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises, in partnership with the San Juan County Economic Development Council, will offer itsOMWBE Certification Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. until noon at the San Juan Island Library, and videoconferenced at both the Lopez Library and the Orcas Island Library.

  • Jan 7th, 2015

New gym is opening in the village

An ending and a beginning. The gym is closing. The gym is opening. Island Body and Fitness at the old Lopez Village market building is closing and a new group, Lopez Fit, is opening a gym at a new location; the old Paper Scissors building.

  • Dec 16th, 2014

Soundesign provides complete building services

Tom Froning graduated with an industrial design degree from the University of Cincinnati, and soon after, he traveled to Lopez Island.

  • Nov 13th, 2014

A weekend treat for business owners

Would you like to energize your business and find new ways to move forward? Brian Jaeger, popular small business adviser and business development strategist returns to Lopez Island on Nov. 14 with several opportunities for small business owners to do so.

  • Nov 6th, 2014

Lopez Vineyards garners big awards

“Best of the Best” Great Northwest Wine Judging results are in. This judging of northwest Gold Medal winning wines is an annual event, where wines of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia are reviewed by an experienced panel of judges.

  • Jan 29th, 2014

New therapies on Lopez

O2 Energy Light, located in the center of Lopez village, is now open and ready to serve the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas. They offer mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, infrared sauna therapy and other light therapies.

  • Nov 5th, 2013

Etsy workshop and support group

The Etsy workshop and support group meets Sunday, May 26, 3 – 5 p.m. at the Slow Art Studio & Bindery on 1008 B Dill Road.

  • May 14th, 2013

Practitioners come together at Healing Energy Arts of Lopez

Healing Energy Arts of Lopez, aka HEAL, is an alternative and complementary healthcare clinic that opened its doors in late August 2010. Julienne Battalia, the co-owner of Lopez Massageworks (since 1989), joined forces with Deborah Boneville and other practitioners from Wellspring Massage to create a holistic health center for Lopez Island.

  • Jan 30th, 2013

EDC offers workshop on marketing on a shoestring

Need to get the word out about your business, but don’t have a big marketing budget? The San Juan County Economic Development Council will host a workshop on how to market your business inexpensively and effectively on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Orcas Island Library community room.

  • Nov 23rd, 2012

Economic Development Council’s free financing workshop

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island, on Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the community room of the San Juan Island Library in Friday Harbor.

  • Oct 24th, 2012

A love of fitness and the community

Kira Gates is a runner, its somethings she has loved since she was a girl. But now it is more than just a hobby. Gates put her interest in exercise in the forefront of her life when she accepted the position of certified personal trainer at the new Island Body and Fitness.

  • Oct 24th, 2012

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.

New location for Ye Scurvy Dogs

The smell of freshly cooked burgers, fries, fish and chips, coffee, and cookies made from scratch drift from the door of Ye Scurvy Dogs - Home Port restaurant, located at the ferry landing.

  • Jul 2nd, 2012

Sandy Mackie joins the Common Sense Alliance

Common Sense Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of Sandy Mackie, a leading land use attorney of the Perkins Coie Law Offices, Seattle, to its team of professionals: including practicing attorneys, civil engineers, licensed and certified hydrologists, geologists, and business leaders.

  • Mar 28th, 2012

New owners of The Bay Cafe

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Lopez Island community. Upon our first visit to “The Bay” we knew it was a special place and the perfect setting to fulfill a longtime dream of owning our own restaurant.

  • Feb 7th, 2012

LIFRC business workshops

If you are thinking of starting a business or would like to recreate an existing one to be more successful, James Dunn will return to teach a lively interactive business class on the last Friday and Saturday in January at the library meeting room.

  • Jan 19th, 2012

Small farm internships for Skagit, SJ Counties due to expire

The legislation authorized in 2010 that gave Skagit and San Juan Counties the ability to take on farm interns is due to sunset on Dec. 31 of this year.

  • Dec 30th, 2011

Celebrate Small Business Day on Lopez Island

Lopez Island will also sponsor the Lopez Village Lighting on November 25 at 4:30 pm with all the Village merchants, galleries and restaurants staying open at least until 6 p.m. with some shops staying open until 7 or 8 p.m.

  • Nov 18th, 2011

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy uses balance and harmony to bring gentle healing

Suzanne Getz explains Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

  • Sep 15th, 2011

Islanders Bank President and CEO Brad Williamson says ‘hello’ to Lopezians on Thursday

President and CEO Brad Williamson will be on hand to say “hello” as Islanders Bank celebrates Customer Appreciation Days on the Lopez branch Thursday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Jun 15th, 2011

Lopez Veterinarian Launches New House and Farm Call Service

In March, Dr. Barbara L. Swahlen launched a new veterinary service called…

  • Jun 1st, 2011

Real Estate in the San Juan Islands available on

Real Estate in the San Juan Islands, a monthly publication, is available online on this site.

  • Feb 12th, 2010

New Lopez thrift shop building construction starts

“Breaking ground for the thrift shop” with, from left to right, Bill Brimmer (with shovel), Dick Peal, Craig Vaughn and Maria Armstrong (with shovel).

  • Oct 2nd, 2009

Common Ground Open House: The grand celebration

Solar panels provide energy for the homes of Common Ground.

  • Sep 18th, 2009

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.

Labyrinth Healing Garden opening on July 3

Susie and Nick Teague’s seven circle labyrinth on Lopez Island.

Attention Hay Baler Owners

The Senior Golf tournament was a big success; first place winners were Gretchen Scherzinger, Bjorn, Ottosson, and Skip Ward.

  • May 22nd, 2009

Tour De Lopez

Lauren Stephens (left), Becky Smith (center) and Jules McLelland (not pictured) load up colorfully painted bikes that will be used as markers for the Tour de Lopez.

State Safety Consultant Visits SJI Transfer Station

Washington L&I Health and Safety Consultant John Moller (right) with Solid Waste Utility Manager Steve Alexander (To Moller’s immediate left) and other members of the county staff during his visit to the SJI transfer station.

  • Apr 24th, 2009