Life

Mr. Party Pooper Again

Yes, it is I, Mr. Party Pooper once again to tell you why you shouldn’t be enjoying the things that you are.

  • Aug 7th, 2010

Draft Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas Plan available

The public is invited to comment on a new plan for the parks, trails, and natural areas of San Juan County.

  • Aug 7th, 2010
Classic cars return to Lopez Island

Classic cars return to Lopez Island

The fifth annual Concourse de Elegance is Aug. 14. Each year the event grows in size and reputation, with vehicles now coming from as far afield as Seattle. “The Concourse de Elegance is is a meeting of all kinds of classic antique, classic cars,” says Tex Gieling, who co-founded the event with Helen Cosgrove and continues to coordinate it.

  • Aug 7th, 2010
Classic cars return to Lopez Island

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It’s That Time Again…

‘Images of America: Roche Harbor’

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

Left: Jim Rich’s harpsichord. He had the lid sent to Italy where it was painted.

Baroque music comes to Lopez Island Aug. 10

On Aug. 10 there will be a chance to experience Baroque music on Lopez. Local oboist and flutist Sand Dalton will perform with friends at 7:30 p.m. in Grace Church.

  • Jul 30th, 2010
Left: Jim Rich’s harpsichord. He had the lid sent to Italy where it was painted.

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What is Already Big

Artist Profile: Lynda Meurk Anderson

As if by alchemy, the old violin case becomes a whimsical deer, a sparkplug morphs into a dragonfly, and a wooden bell takes flight as a bee.

  • Jul 30th, 2010
Left photo: Joan MacLeod in 1947; bottom photo: Joan Congdon in 2009

Joan Congdon, Lopez Island

“Dad sold a heifer. That’s how we paid for my school each semester when I went to Washington State,” said Lopez Island native, Joan Congdon.

  • Jul 24th, 2010
Left photo: Joan MacLeod in 1947; bottom photo: Joan Congdon in 2009

Zimbabwean music comes to Lopez

It was a sunny August morning in 2006 when members of Mamatamba, a Lopez vocal ensemble, gathered with Musekiwa Chingodza and learned several Zimbabwean songs to perform together at the Port of Friday Harbor.

  • Jul 24th, 2010

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A New Month

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Locked and Loaded

The “Hildegarden” at the Senior Hamlet was created in memory of Hildegarde Goss.

New ‘Hildegarden’ at Senior Hamlet

Such a vital, vivid personality! We, her housemates, have been saddened indeed by Hildegarde Goss’s passing.

  • Jul 18th, 2010
The “Hildegarden” at the Senior Hamlet was created in memory of Hildegarde Goss.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the third novel in the Lisbeth Salander trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

  • Jul 18th, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
The Weekly Beater

The Weekly Beater

  • Jul 16th, 2010
The Weekly Beater

Blood drive on Lopez July 27

On July 27, the Puget Sound Blood Center will conduct a blood drive at the Lopez Community Church in the village.

  • Jul 16th, 2010
Llewellyne Arden (center) leads some children in the yoga for kids class at the Lopez library. The classes are 11-11:45 a.m. every Thursday during the summer.
Llewellyne Arden (center) leads some children in the yoga for kids class at the Lopez library. The classes are 11-11:45 a.m. every Thursday during the summer.
Women’s doubles finalists

10th anniversary for tennis

2010 is the Lopez Tennis Association’s 10th anniversary. It will also be the tenth time the island has turned out for the association’s Open Tennis Tournament.

  • Jul 16th, 2010
Women’s doubles finalists

Literary Moments

Many thanks to our community for the great turn out for the Friends of the Lopez Island Library book sale on July Fourth. We had one of the best sales ever and sold out of our book bag specials by 11 a.m.! Kudos to our hard-working volunteers who work all year sorting and preparing for our twice a year book sales. Here are some examples of where the money goes:

The logo for the Lopez Dojo’

A new generation of fitness on Lopez

The Lopez Island Dojo is a pleasant place to be on a summer evening. Resting at the end of Flicker Lane, it is a peaceful building with minimalist interior.

  • Jul 16th, 2010
The logo for the Lopez Dojo’
Ruthie Thompson-Klein

Life on Lopez: An island lifestyle series

Ruthie Thompson-Klein, horse farrier

  • Jun 26th, 2010
Ruthie Thompson-Klein
What does your Lopez life look like?

What does your Lopez life look like?

Are you a baker, a builder, a stay-at- home dad? Whatever you do with your days, if you can make a good photo out of it, we want to see it. Submit a shot to the “Lopez Life” photo corner, or e-mail the Weekly with a suggestion. All photos should be sent, with photo credit and caption, to jfox@islandsweekly.net

  • Jun 26th, 2010
What does your Lopez life look like?

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Happy Birthday, United States of America

At “Ground Zero” the bunker where the fireworks are fired from.

Fourth of July on Lopez

  • Jun 26th, 2010
At “Ground Zero” the bunker where the fireworks are fired from.

Get ready, set, go! Fun run with the Lopez Lions

Once again it is time to dust off your running or walking shoes and get ready for the 31st annual Lopez Lions-sponsored 4th of July road event starting at 8:30 a.m. in the village. If you have never participated before not only will you get exercise and see friends, but you will help benefit Lopez community organizations while warming up for viewing the parade which follows.

  • Jun 26th, 2010
Murray Trelease

Parade Grand Marshal Murray Trelease

Name: Murray Trelease.

  • Jun 26th, 2010
Murray Trelease

Fourth of July Happenings on Lopez Island

Saturday, July 3

  • Jun 26th, 2010
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24 years of teamwork, with special credit to Dwight Walters

It’s been 24 years since the Lopez Fireworks Committee starting coordinating the fireworks display. And according to long-time committee member and pyrotechnician Dwight Walters, the show is reaching its best-ever performance.

  • Jun 26th, 2010
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WSF plans for busy Fourth of July; additional sailings scheduled

Washington State Ferries is planning in advance for heavy traffic this Fourth of July holiday weekend as many locals and tourists attend the various fireworks displays in the Puget Sound region, from Lopez Island to Point Defiance.

  • Jun 26th, 2010
Dustin Crum

KLOI reaches out to Lopez

If you’re interested in contributing to Lopez Island’s own radio station, then KLOI wants to hear from you.

  • Jun 26th, 2010
Dustin Crum
From the Simonton Documentary

Support for the film arts, Lopez style

Just over a year ago, writer, filmmaker Russ Levine, a long-time Lopezian, decided to turn into reality his dream of a social networking forum in which ordinary citizens join together with film enthusiasts to share their ideas and support other filmmakers.

  • Jun 26th, 2010
From the Simonton Documentary
Right: Lapham in the mid 1950s.

Dudley “Six” Lapham, Lopez Island

“It was a deviation,” said Lopez Islander, Dudley “Six” Lapham. “Basic city manager work is the everyday grind of making sure people don’t shoot each other or burn a house down, taking care of the streets, the sewer, the water department, public works, picking up the trash, all pretty mundane stuff, and it was so much fun to switch from that,” Lapham said as he discussed his last full-time position as Manager of the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency. “Their sewer system was bad. It had grown up with cannery row and little entities polluting the south end of Monterey Bay. An amalgamation of seven cities including Pacific Grove, Salinas, and Monterey, the Army, Navy, state, and other organizations received a grant through the Clean Water Act to upgrade the sewer system. The end result was our building a huge new water pollution control treatment plant with reclamation of water. We were brand new to the agency and we made it work. It was a very satisfying job. I was there for the basic planning and consulted for years, even after I retired in 1980.”

  • Jun 20th, 2010
Right: Lapham in the mid 1950s.
Lillian Vega Ortiz

Peace activist to speak on Lopez

Lillian Vega Ortiz, of the Guatemalan Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), will speak at the Lopez Library Meeting Room on Thursday, July 1, at 7 p.m.

  • Jun 19th, 2010
Lillian Vega Ortiz

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Happy Solstice!

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Venus Trine Uranus/Jupiter Conjunction

Next SHARK REEF deadline is June 30

Next SHARK REEF deadline is June 30

The deadline for submitting to SHARK REEF’s fall issue is June 30.

  • Jun 11th, 2010
Next SHARK REEF deadline is June 30
Above and below:  Scenes from last year’s concert with the Overton Berry Trio. Overton has been performing throughout the northwest and the world for over 40 years.

Jazz in July slated for Lopez Island

On July 3 the fifth annual Independence Day concert will benefit the Lopez School Music Advocacy Foundation. The funds raised go toward the foundation’s programs designed to enrich Lopez students’ educational experiences through musical presentations and workshops.

  • Jun 11th, 2010
Above and below:  Scenes from last year’s concert with the Overton Berry Trio. Overton has been performing throughout the northwest and the world for over 40 years.
What are you reading this summer?

What are you reading this summer?

For this month’s book beat the Weekly went out on Lopez to get a little insight into what people are reading. With summertime comes better weather and bigger crowds, so does your reading change with the season? And just what is so great about reading in the summer time?

  • Jun 11th, 2010
What are you reading this summer?

Literary Moments

Hammock time has come again. Smell the fresh-mown grass, upend a cold one and nestle down with a diverting tale from the library.

Above: Rug by Debbie Hayward woven of Lopez wool in the traditional

‘Native plants, textiles, baskets: Inspired by traditions of the Salish Sea’

“Native Plants, Textiles, Baskets:  Inspired by Traditions of the Salish Sea” is the new show opening at Chimera Gallery June 12, and continuing through July 9.

Above: Rug by Debbie Hayward woven of Lopez wool in the traditional