Life

Lopez Sound releases “Christmas Memories” CD

we have created a CD called "Christmas Memories" of some of our most memorable Christmas songs. It is available for sale at LoCo, the Lopez Co-op of Fine Craft Artisans, in the Village next to the Lopez Winery tasting room.

  • Dec 7th, 2011
The Magmatics

Community Performance Night

The Magmatics, shown above, played at the last Community Performance Night. Check out the next Community Performance Night on Friday, Dec.9, 7 p.m. at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

  • Dec 6th, 2011
The Magmatics
The Ocho Pies Quartet

The Ocho Pies Quartet returns to Lopez to teach and help raise funds

Ocho Pies Quartet ends their visit with a 5:30 p.m. dinner show at the Galley, with a portion of the proceeds helping support the ongoing “Lopez School Music Advocacy Foundation” effort to enhance music and the arts at Lopez School.

  • Dec 2nd, 2011
The Ocho Pies Quartet
Myrtle “Dovie” Ulmer’s work

Myrtle “Dovie” Ulmer | Art in View

Stephen E. Adams writes a profile on Myrtle “Dovie” Ulmer, who says "Don't call me a damned artist."

  • Dec 2nd, 2011
Myrtle “Dovie” Ulmer’s work
Lopez Island Prevention Coalition discusses National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December — National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but because of the increased prevalence of impaired driving during the holidays, it can also be dangerous.

  • Nov 26th, 2011
Lopez Island Prevention Coalition discusses National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
'Jubilee Day' by the late Micheal Sky

A message for the Dominators | Book Beat

Rebecca Cook reviews “Jubliee Day” a novel written by Michael Sky

  • Nov 25th, 2011
'Jubilee Day' by the late Micheal Sky
'I was leading a trip of high school students in Russia in 1986. We went to a church in the middle of nowhere and what we saw symbolized the poverty level

Q&A with two island photographers

On Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m., Greg Ewert and Robert S. Harrison will host a photography opening at LoCo Gallery in the village.

  • Nov 25th, 2011
'I was leading a trip of high school students in Russia in 1986. We went to a church in the middle of nowhere and what we saw symbolized the poverty level
Gretchen Gruenke

Spotlight on Seniors — Gretchen Gruenke

A look at Gretchen Gruenke's life - from social work to moving to Lopez

  • Nov 23rd, 2011
Gretchen Gruenke
A Cappella will be performing at Lopez Community Center for the Performing Arts

Islands’ A Cappella presents “Alleluia”

Begin your special holiday season festivities with Islands’ A Cappella. The choir will be performing at Lopez Community Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m.

  • Nov 22nd, 2011
A Cappella will be performing at Lopez Community Center for the Performing Arts

Lopez Cooperative Preschool’s Holiday Bazaar

It’s that time of the years again... for the Lopez Cooperative Preschool’s Holiday Bazaar, held Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the high school gym.

  • Nov 18th, 2011

“The Wisdom of Body Sensing” workshop

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Cohen, MFA, certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, presents the workshop “The Wisdom of Body Sensing,” 6 - 9 p.m., at the Heller Family Farm, 445 Paradise Rd. The fee is on a sliding scale $50 - $90

  • Nov 17th, 2011
Q’we-ti

‘Q’we-ti — Tales of the Makah Tribe’

Q’we-ti, the trickster-hero of the Makah People, will paddle his magic canoe to Lopez Island on Thanksgiving weekend for the next performance in Northwest Puppet Center’s Lopez Season.

  • Nov 15th, 2011
Q’we-ti

The power of community

This is how Transition Fidalgo and Friends describes itself on its home page. Sponsored by the Islands Energy Coalition, Lopezians were treated to a discussion led by three women from this fledgling organization that grew out of Skagit Beat the Heat founded in 2006 to raise awareness of global climate change.

  • Nov 15th, 2011
A diagram to show how much fossil fuel gets embedded in our food. A study by David Pimentel at Cornell University reveals 30% of fossil-fuel expenditure on conventional (non-organic) farms is found in chemical fertilizer.

How fossil fuel is embedded in our food | Energy Matters

What did you eat for breakfast? We think of sun, rain and soil being the basis of our food chain but the typical American diet is essentially dripping with oil. According to University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, an average of seven calories of fossil fuel is burned for every calorie of food we eat in the U.S.

  • Nov 15th, 2011
A diagram to show how much fossil fuel gets embedded in our food. A study by David Pimentel at Cornell University reveals 30% of fossil-fuel expenditure on conventional (non-organic) farms is found in chemical fertilizer.
On Nov. 1

Rotary gives Lopez School dictionaries

On Nov. 1, the Rotary Club of San Juan Island presented Lopez Elementary third grade students with dictionaries designed especially for this grade level.

  • Nov 15th, 2011
On Nov. 1

‘Lighting the Flame of Learning’

The Lopez Education Association, in partnership with the Lopez Public School Employees, and the Lopez School Board and Administration invite you to join them in a non-partisan “Day of Action” for Education. The Lopez “Day of Action” will be Nov. 28, which is the first day that the state legislature will be back in session to consider potentially drastic cuts to education. The event will also coincide with a statewide “Week of Action.”

  • Nov 15th, 2011

A new chapter in life — Phyllis Potter says goodbye to Islehaven Books

When Phyllis Potter bought the bookstore in 1987 she thought that it would be an expression of her love of literature and a good story, her education as a librarian, or even her connection to the Lopez community but didn’t know that it would ultimately, go to the dogs.

  • Nov 15th, 2011
A Townsend Bat in Crow Valley

Solving the mystery of bats

Bats are the least studied animals, and much of their lives remain a mystery. Very little is known about the abundance of bats in the San Juan Islands, and researchers don’t really know if bat populations are healthy. For this reason, Kwiáht, a nonprofit scientific organization run by islanders and based on Lopez, has launched a “Lopez Island Baseline Bat Status Assessment.” The Status Assessment will map out where Lopez bats live and estimate population numbers to use as a baseline for future research.

  • Nov 10th, 2011
A Townsend Bat in Crow Valley

“The Laramie Project” — a powerful and moving true story

Community Shakespeare Announces Fall Season The Community Shakespeare Company presents “The Laramie Project” at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, Nov. 9-12.

  • Nov 10th, 2011
Don Langrock

Spotlight on Seniors: Don Langrock

Rita Larom writes about senior Don Langrock's life

  • Nov 2nd, 2011
Don Langrock
Autumn Refraction by Steve Hill

Steve Hill’s art featured in NYC

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery in New York City will feature plein air artist, Steven R. Hill, in The Persistence of Form. The exhibition is scheduled to run from Nov. 2–23, 2011 (opening reception: Thurs., Nov. 3, 2011).

  • Nov 2nd, 2011
Autumn Refraction by Steve Hill
An example of Gerry Newcomb’s kiln-cast glass artwork.

Art in View : Gerry Newcomb

Keeping up with kiln-cast glass artist, Gerry Newcomb, becomes almost slapstick, running after him, notebook and recorder in hand, trying to catch (and eventually impart to the reader) just a fraction of his enthusiasm.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011
An example of Gerry Newcomb’s kiln-cast glass artwork.
Doug Benoliel

Lopez’s team that gleans

A group of Lopezians want to glean your backyard fruit trees

  • Nov 2nd, 2011
Doug Benoliel
“Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle'

‘Feathers’ — from zebra guts to ladies hats

Thor Hanson’s book “Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle” explores how feathers have evolved to assist birds in flight and survival, and how feathers have affected humans.

  • Oct 11th, 2011
“Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle'
Word on the Street as seen in the Oct. 11 edition of the Weekly
Word on the Street as seen in the Oct. 11 edition of the Weekly
Triana Elan

After 15 years Triana says goodbye

Triana had to make an agonizing decision regarding time management, so the horoscope column is what has to go

  • Oct 7th, 2011
Triana Elan
An Interpretive Talk on Eelgrass & Its Importance in the Marine Ecosystem

National Public Lands Day Celebration

A look at two public lands maintenance projects, attended a bird watch and tide-pooling activity, and participated in talks on the Chadwick settler family, eelgrass in Watmough Bay, and the Watmough wetlands.

  • Oct 7th, 2011
An Interpretive Talk on Eelgrass & Its Importance in the Marine Ecosystem
LICC crew enjoying a lunch with a view

Lopez Island Conservation Corps takes it outside

Lopez Island Conservation Corps recently wrapped up its fifth annual summer youth program. The crew spent nine weeks working hard, learning and having fun outdoors as they helped to maintain and improve public lands in the county.

  • Oct 7th, 2011
LICC crew enjoying a lunch with a view
Lopezians are invited to join the residents at The Hamlet at 3 p.m. the second Monday of every month to sing old time songs.

Oldies but goodies playin’ at the Hamlet

Lopezians are invited to join the residents at The Hamlet at 3 p.m. the second Monday of every month to sing old time songs.

  • Oct 6th, 2011
Lopezians are invited to join the residents at The Hamlet at 3 p.m. the second Monday of every month to sing old time songs.
Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble

Creating music on and off the stage

On Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble with director Clarence Acox, returns to Woodmen Hall for their fourth annual performance.

  • Oct 6th, 2011
Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble
How do you feel about the Discover Pass required at Washington State Parks?

How do you feel about the Discover Pass required at Washington State Parks? | Word on the street

Word on the street as seen in the Oct. 4 print edition of the Weekly

  • Oct 6th, 2011
How do you feel about the Discover Pass required at Washington State Parks?
Word on the street as seen in the Sept. 27 print edition

Sept. 27 Word on the Street

Word on the street

  • Sep 30th, 2011
Word on the street as seen in the Sept. 27 print edition
Margie Wissert Roe

Spotlight on Seniors: Margie Wissert Roe

This week's story features Margie Wissert Roe

  • Sep 28th, 2011
Margie Wissert Roe

Breaking into song: The Queen of Ivory Soul comes to Lopez

May Palmer comes to the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

  • Sep 23rd, 2011

The islands’ native orchids | Natural History with Russel Barsh and Madrona Murphy

Barsh and Murphy describe the islands' native orchids and how they affect other species

  • Sep 15th, 2011

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan Sept. 12 – 18, 2011

Triana's weekly horoscope

  • Sep 14th, 2011

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan Sept. 4 – 11, 2011

Triana explains how we are "Hurtling toward the equinox"

Two examples of Wendy Buffum’s “hard to describe” paintings.

Art in View : Wendy Buffum

When art and animals collide

  • Sep 7th, 2011
Two examples of Wendy Buffum’s “hard to describe” paintings.
An audience is  captivated by “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” at the  2011 San Juan Country Fair.

Puppets through the ages

A look at the the Carter Family Puppet show

  • Aug 31st, 2011
An audience is  captivated by “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” at the  2011 San Juan Country Fair.