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Paul Weyn with Pierce County Pumpout Vessel. (Washington Sea Grant photo)

Good News for water quality in Puget Sound

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant It will now be easier for recreational…

  • Aug 1st, 2021
Paul Weyn with Pierce County Pumpout Vessel. (Washington Sea Grant photo)
SJC fair poster 2021

Upcoming fun at the fairgrounds

SJC Fairgrounds is hosting a variety of in-person activities this August leading…

  • Jul 30th, 2021
SJC fair poster 2021
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Cottages win national innovation award

Submitted by the Lopez Community Land Trust. We are pleased to announce…

  • Jul 30th, 2021
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Mysterious forest. (By silver-john, Adobe Stock)

WSU Extension, DNR offer new online classes to follow up award-winning 2020 webinars

Free classes include forest health highlights, managing noxious weeds, and creating wildlife habitat

  • Jul 28th, 2021
Mysterious forest. (By silver-john, Adobe Stock)
Contributed photo 2021 fair poster

Be a vendor in the San Juan County virtual fair

Submitted by San Juan County Fair Grounds The countdown to the 2021…

  • Jul 27th, 2021
Contributed photo 2021 fair poster
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week July 18-24

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks Boating Program wants…

  • Jul 26th, 2021
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash
The Talbott Brothers.

The Talbott Brothers perform in outdoor pavilion

The Talbott Brothers perform at the Lopez Center Outdoor Pavilion on Friday,…

  • Jul 20th, 2021
The Talbott Brothers.
“My Musical Cow” by Jan Crossen.

Lopez author releases two children’s books

Would you like your children to experience a little taste of life…

  • Jul 17th, 2021
“My Musical Cow” by Jan Crossen.
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Don’t dump unwanted items on the roadside, bring them to TIOLI

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District…

  • Jul 16th, 2021
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Robert S. Harrison photo

First-Ever Latinx Youth Leadership Summit on Lopez Island

Submitted by the Funhouse On Saturday, June 26, 23 youth 12-18 years…

  • Jul 14th, 2021
Robert S. Harrison photo
An example of oyster mortality. (Doug Rogers, WDFW/Contributed photo)

Culprit behind summer mass shellfish mortality events in Washington discovered

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant. In a new paper, scientists outline how…

  • Jul 11th, 2021
An example of oyster mortality. (Doug Rogers, WDFW/Contributed photo)
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Cora Limbach of Lopez Island will teach popular string games at the History Museum’s wool and fiber fest for kids on Saturday. Here she demonstrates the Eiffel Tower pattern.

Museum to host fiber crafts fest

Update: A previous version of this article said the final summer event…

  • Jul 8th, 2021
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Cora Limbach of Lopez Island will teach popular string games at the History Museum’s wool and fiber fest for kids on Saturday. Here she demonstrates the Eiffel Tower pattern.
Contributed photos

Eat Local! campaign begins July 11

by Ande Finley Imagine the supply lines for food shipped to the…

  • Jul 6th, 2021
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Eric Kessler photo
Kai Litch

Land Bank partners with local student for community discussion

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. Discussion participants’ opinions help…

  • Jul 6th, 2021
Eric Kessler photo
Kai Litch
The Atlantics return to Lopez to get every one dancing.

The Atlantics return to Lopez

Submitted by Lopez Center. The Atlantics return to Lopez on Sunday, July…

  • Jul 5th, 2021
The Atlantics return to Lopez to get every one dancing.
Fill up a red bag at the Lopez Library Book Sale/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The July 4 book sale is back

The 4th of July wouldn’t be the 4th of July without the…

  • Jun 29th, 2021
Fill up a red bag at the Lopez Library Book Sale/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
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Update on Coffelt Farm from the SJC Land Bank

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  • Jun 26th, 2021
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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/J and A

2021 Chamber Music Festival is live and live-streamed

Submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Clarinet! Horn! Bassoon! Double…

  • Jun 25th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/J and A

Chimera opens “Unusual Pieces for Usual People” July 3

Chimera Gallery invites you to the July show “Unusual Pieces for Usual…

  • Jun 24th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Remakery's creative wares.

ReMakery upcoming shows

LSWDD’s newest pilot project, The ReMakery, is lining up for a full…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Remakery's creative wares.
Editorial

Recognizing the contributions of our fathers | Editorial

This coming Sunday is a day to honor the father figures in…

Editorial
Matthew is back.

Delight in the magic of Matthew Laslo this July

After over a year of being closed for live performances and movies,…

  • Jun 18th, 2021
Matthew is back.
keta web

Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant from Keta Legacy Foundation

Submitted by Grit City Strategy and Communications. Friends of the San Juans…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
keta web
Zylstra Lake Preserve lessee Adam Greene and his team completed their harvest for the season and have been hard at work making early season hay and haylage. The remainder of uncut fields will be mulch-cut in late summer and fall to return organics to the soil, and to prepare for the harvest rotation next season. (Contributed photo)

San Juan County Land Bank June 2021 meeting and agenda

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank. The San Juan County Land…

  • Jun 16th, 2021
Zylstra Lake Preserve lessee Adam Greene and his team completed their harvest for the season and have been hard at work making early season hay and haylage. The remainder of uncut fields will be mulch-cut in late summer and fall to return organics to the soil, and to prepare for the harvest rotation next season. (Contributed photo)
Metro creative stock

EDC Seminar on ‘Work as Construction Trainer’

Tradespeople seeking a second career are invited to an online seminar on…

  • Jun 14th, 2021
Metro creative stock
Photo by Andrew Ruiz on Unsplash

Learn Woodworking Basics with the EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County. Islanders seeking…

  • Jun 13th, 2021
Photo by Andrew Ruiz on Unsplash
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Captain Kevin Campion

Orcas Library presents “Saving the rarest whale”

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library. On Thursday, June 17 at 6…

  • Jun 13th, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Captain Kevin Campion
WSF photo

Washington State Ferries turns 70

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Six years after the end of World…

  • Jun 12th, 2021
WSF photo
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOPEZ ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM ARCHIVE: Fourth of July foot races at Port Stanley  There's no date, but the caption says that's the kelp mill.

Historical society hosts children events this summer

Submitted by the Lopez Island History Museum. To celebrate Lopez history and…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOPEZ ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM ARCHIVE: Fourth of July foot races at Port Stanley  There's no date, but the caption says that's the kelp mill.
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Gift cards from Washington State Parks include images taken at popular park locations across the state including Lime Kiln on San Juan Island.

Washington State Parks launches gift cards

Reserve camping, purchase merchandise and more

  • Jun 10th, 2021
Washington State Parks/contributed photo
Gift cards from Washington State Parks include images taken at popular park locations across the state including Lime Kiln on San Juan Island.

Prepare yourself for any emergency

Join the League of Women Voters’ Zoom meeting on Monday, June 14…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
WSF teaser

Anacortes food kiosk reopens after COVID shutdown

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of Friday, May 28, the Dockside…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
WSF teaser

Community Calendar

Chimera Gallery invites the community to its June show “dirt and bone,…

  • May 28th, 2021
Contributed photo/Madrona falls

A piece of history falls

“I have a story for you,” she said. “Lopez is about to…

  • May 28th, 2021
Contributed photo/Madrona falls
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Islands swim center gets a quarter-million boost from state

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool The Washington Senate and…

  • May 27th, 2021
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Contributed photo https://wa100.dnr.wa.gov

Washington Rocks: New DNR tourism website helps people explore the state’s geology

Washington 100 comes loaded with visuals, maps and info about the state’s most stunning features

  • May 25th, 2021
Contributed photo https://wa100.dnr.wa.gov
Contributed photo/A new book by Lopezian Jan Crossen

Lopezian pens book about a part-time farm cat

Lopezian pens book about a part-time farm cat

  • May 23rd, 2021
Contributed photo/A new book by Lopezian Jan Crossen
Join a ZOOM gathering with fellow islanders to discuss the noise generated by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s EA-18G Growler jets.

Zoom meeting regarding Growlers, May 26

Submitted by Sound Defense Alliance Join a ZOOM gathering with fellow islanders…

  • May 21st, 2021
Join a ZOOM gathering with fellow islanders to discuss the noise generated by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s EA-18G Growler jets.
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Registration is now open for summer marine naturalist training virtual program

Submitted by The Whale Museum Registration is now open for a summer…

  • May 19th, 2021
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A San Juan County Land Bank team tackled Lopez’s Weeks Wetland Preserve for the Great Islands Cleanup and removed over 400 pounds (!!) of wood debris: plywood, pressure-treated lumber and creosote. Larger creosote was tagged for removal by DNR crews. Small plastics were also collected. (Contributed photo)

San Juan County Land Bank May 2021 meeting and agenda

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County Land…

  • May 19th, 2021
A San Juan County Land Bank team tackled Lopez’s Weeks Wetland Preserve for the Great Islands Cleanup and removed over 400 pounds (!!) of wood debris: plywood, pressure-treated lumber and creosote. Larger creosote was tagged for removal by DNR crews. Small plastics were also collected. (Contributed photo)