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Yes, it is I, Mr. Party Pooper once again to tell you why you shouldn’t be enjoying the things that you are.
The public is invited to comment on a new plan for the parks, trails, and natural areas of San Juan County.
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.
It’s That Time Again…
For the history-minded, there is nothing quite so pleasing as reading a…
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.
What is Already Big
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.
“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.
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.
A New Month
Locked and Loaded
Such a vital, vivid personality! We, her housemates, have been saddened indeed by Hildegarde Goss’s passing.
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the third novel in the Lisbeth Salander trilogy by Stieg Larsson.
On July 27, the Puget Sound Blood Center will conduct a blood drive at the Lopez Community Church in the village.
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.
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 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.
Ruthie Thompson-Klein, horse farrier
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 email@example.com
Happy Birthday, United States of America
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.
Name: Murray Trelease.
Saturday, July 3
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.
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.
If you’re interested in contributing to Lopez Island’s own radio station, then KLOI wants to hear from you.
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.
“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.”
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.
Venus Trine Uranus/Jupiter Conjunction
The deadline for submitting to SHARK REEF’s fall issue is June 30.
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.
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?
Hammock time has come again. Smell the fresh-mown grass, upend a cold one and nestle down with a diverting tale from the library.
“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.