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Maggie Schmidt with husband Lucian and their son.

Horses, farming and friendships

By Heather Spaulding Weekly contributor With their soulful eyes and graceful gallop,…

  • Dec 29th, 2020
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Maggie Schmidt with husband Lucian and their son.
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‘The land we stand on’ with Russel Barsh

The islands may be marketed as pristine and untouched by human hands,…

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Fossil Free by ‘33: One year closer

Submitted by Ande Finley On December 5th, Transition Lopez Island hosted “Continuing…

  • Dec 26th, 2020
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Community Shakespeare presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

Submitted by Tracey Cottingham Lopez Island Community Shakespeare Company Costume Director Don’t…

  • Dec 24th, 2020
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Adam Bigby.

Adam Bigby is next Fire Chief

Submitted by Lopez Island Fire and EMS Department It is with great…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020
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Adam Bigby.
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Masketeer Angie Morrison.

Masketeers: Sew for one and sew for all

You don’t need a mask to keep from catching the virus of…

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Masketeer Angie Morrison.
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Reef Island.

The San Juan Preservation Trust acquires Reef Island

17-acre island near Deer Harbor with a mile of shoreline habitat is now permanently conserved

  • Dec 20th, 2020
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Reef Island.
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New gift book celebrates Lopez Island Sheriff’s Log

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center Local headlines come and go,…

  • Dec 19th, 2020
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Honoring the founding board of Creaky Yoga

Submitted by Nikyta Palmisani Lopez Island is home to many mindful and…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
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FHFF Director Series presents Bristol Bay Trilogy, Dec. 14-31

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series…

  • Dec 17th, 2020
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Lopez Chamber seeks executive director

Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director.…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
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The annual “Home for the Holidays” show will be held online Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. on www.OrcasCenter.org.

‘Home for the Holidays’ – a special online musical event

Submitted by Orcas Center Never has the phrase “Home for the Holidays”…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
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The annual “Home for the Holidays” show will be held online Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. on www.OrcasCenter.org.
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LIFRC’s Holiday Spirit of Giving Program celebrates 20 years

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center Twenty years ago, the first…

  • Dec 14th, 2020
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Little boy aged 6 swimming underwater. The boy is smiling at the camera showing thumbs up.

Jump in and help build the Community Swim Center

The nonprofit community Swim Center, open to all San Juan County islanders and visitors, gets closer to construction with its end-of-year $125,000 challenge.

  • Dec 12th, 2020
Little boy aged 6 swimming underwater. The boy is smiling at the camera showing thumbs up.
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The Lopez Island Grange after a new paint job.

The grange gets a new paint job

Submitted by The Lopez Island Grange The Lopez Island Grange is looking…

  • Dec 10th, 2020
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The Lopez Island Grange after a new paint job.
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Friday Harbor Film Festival presents The Director Series

Submitted by Friday Harbor Film Festival The Director Series presents Benjamin Ree’s…

  • Dec 9th, 2020
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Friends of the San Juans announces $100,000 challenge match for year-end support

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans This year has been life-changing…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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Left to right: LSWDD Volunteer Bill Scherer, LSWDD Staff Nikyta Palmisani, and LSWDD Volunteer Ruthie Van Doren.

LSWDD is giving thanks

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District This year has been a…

  • Dec 1st, 2020
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Left to right: LSWDD Volunteer Bill Scherer, LSWDD Staff Nikyta Palmisani, and LSWDD Volunteer Ruthie Van Doren.
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Getting to know councilor-elect Cindy Wolf

Now that San Juan County has two brand new county council members,…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Fossil Free by '33 logo.

Fossil Free by ‘33 virtual community conversation

Submitted by Transition Lopez Island Would you like to know what headway…

  • Nov 29th, 2020
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‘From Harvest to Your Home’

Submitted by Lopez Community Land Trust En lieu of the Lopez Community…

  • Nov 25th, 2020
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Holiday programs at the Lopez Resource Center

Submitted by The Lopez Island Family Resource Center The Lopez Island Family…

  • Nov 24th, 2020
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Christine Minney. (Contributed photo)

Getting to know San Juan County Councilor-elect Christine Minney

Now that San Juan County has two brand new county council members,…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020
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An interview with Vacation Rental Work Group Vice-Chair Lisa Byers

by Toby Cooper Vacation Rental Work Group member Through the magic of…

  • Nov 18th, 2020
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New books celebrate adoption

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and Lopez author, Jan Crossen, is one of many Lopezians who has grown her family through adoption.

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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Technology surplus sale at the school

Lopez Island School District is having a technology surplus sale from noon-3…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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An update from IslandRides

Submitted by IslandRides The website is nearly complete so you will soon…

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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WSU Extension to offer home horticulture training

Submitted by Master Gardener Program Learn to be a better home gardener…

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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Monument Advisory Committee nominations needed

Submitted by the San Juan Islands National Monument As it is every…

  • Nov 4th, 2020
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Our story of hope

Submitted by SAFE San Juans This “story of hope” is part of…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Hope: with Will Blackmon

Submitted by SAFE San Juans This “story of hope” is comprised of…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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Take It or Leave It update

Submitted by the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Beginning in October, the…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Hot topic #31: how to Halloween safely

Submitted by San Juan County With Halloween around the corner, kids and…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Something special during a tough time

Submitted by Jan Crossen Lopezians love books and nine year old, Sebastian,…

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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‘Love Is The Way’ premieres at Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Love is the Way premieres…

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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Portrait of filmmaker James Longley taken in September 2009 in Seattle. (Kevin P. Casey/Getty Images for the MacArthur Foundation)

Academy Award Nominee James Longley participates in Friday Harbor Film Festival

James Longley, recipient of the 2020 FHFF Local Hero Award, will participate…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
Portrait of filmmaker James Longley taken in September 2009 in Seattle. (Kevin P. Casey/Getty Images for the MacArthur Foundation)
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Ag Guild Auction is underway

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild The 2020 San Juan…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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Washington State Parks calendar

Order your 2021 Washington State Parks calendar now

The Washington State Parks 2021 wall calendar makes a great holiday gift.

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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The Power to Change: SAFE San Juans free ZOOM course

If you are suffering from the effects of domestic violence or sexual…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Letter from the Salish Sea

Submitted by Karin Roemers-Kleven San Juan County Marine Resource Committee Vice-Chair Last…

  • Oct 11th, 2020
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