Life

100 years of stories A Special Centennial Playwrights Festival

Unique glimpses into San Juan Island’s history, people and culture come alive…

  • Jan 25th, 2010

HOROSCOPE

Leveling Off

HOROSCOPE

A New Phase of the New Year

Precious Cargo

Precious Cargo

“Precious Cargo” © 2006 by Clyde Ford One can’t help but like…

  • Jan 16th, 2010
Precious Cargo

Literary Moments Lopez Library

The Winter Adult reading program is off and running. Hope everyone is…

  • Jan 16th, 2010

San Juan Library San Juan Library

I’m a sucker for most all things traditional, so I can’t resist…

  • Jan 16th, 2010

HOROSCOPE

Quiet Week

Louis XIV’s Bassoon: baroque music at Grace Church

Louis XIV’s Bassoon: baroque music at Grace Church

Anna Marsh, bassoonist;

  • Jan 5th, 2010
Louis XIV’s Bassoon: baroque music at Grace Church
For the birds!

For the birds!

Steller’s Jays are bold, curious, and resourceful.

  • Dec 18th, 2009
For the birds!

A Commitment to Island History

In July 2010, the Orcas Island Historical Museum will be hosting the…

  • Dec 18th, 2009
Lopez Island Historical Museum The wreck of the America

Lopez Island Historical Museum The wreck of the America

Ray Burt, on left holding a snowball, and his brother Harry in front of a building at the family home near Davis Bay Rd. and Burt Rd. Their parents, John and Sarah (Baker) Burt brought the family from Iowa around 1905. John Burt was a professional photographer, and responsible for many of the fine images in our collection. He was also the “Watkins man” selling spices, soaps and liniments. Notice the two very tall snowmen on the right.

  • Dec 18th, 2009
Lopez Island Historical Museum The wreck of the America
Country Dance Series at the Community Center

Country Dance Series at the Community Center

Shake off the winter doldrums by contra and square dancing to live…

  • Dec 18th, 2009
Country Dance Series at the Community Center
Rockfish Recovery Plan: your opportunity to comment

Rockfish Recovery Plan: your opportunity to comment

Vermillion Rockfish.

  • Dec 12th, 2009
Rockfish Recovery Plan: your opportunity to comment
Christmas Trees: a renewable resource

Christmas Trees: a renewable resource

The County Public Works Department and Town of Friday Harbor are sponsoring…

  • Dec 12th, 2009
Christmas Trees: a renewable resource
WSU Beach Watchers class schedule

WSU Beach Watchers class schedule

Beach Watchers Andria Wieland (in back) and Kim Secunda.

  • Dec 12th, 2009
WSU Beach Watchers class schedule

Book Beat Outliers: The Story of Success

I am wary of books which tout other people’s successes; so many…

Lopez Library San Juan Library Literary Moments

What could be better for welcoming winter into our lives than a…

Laura Adams.

Laura Adams, Artisan at Work | Lopez Island Profile

Originally from Los Angeles, Laura Adams came with her husband Steven and their first child (then an infant) to Lopez Island, over twenty five years ago. Like many of us she wanted to raise her family in an environment that was based on values of health, simplicity and community. What she didn’t express, but what was gathered from an interview with her on a rainy Thursday morning in her wood shop, the last value on that list was creativity.

  • Dec 7th, 2009
Laura Adams.
Artist Profile: Marc Foster Grant, Lopez Island

Artist Profile: Marc Foster Grant, Lopez Island

For those of you who have been to the Lopez Island library recently, you are by now familiar with the dynamic artwork of Marc Foster Grant. And for those of you who have not yet seen the creations of this extraordinary painter, hurry, please, for it will only be on display for two more weeks. Do not under any circumstances miss an opportunity to view Marc’s current exhibition, 3 Times 3, featuring nine new paintings.

  • Dec 7th, 2009
Artist Profile: Marc Foster Grant, Lopez Island

Health Matters: Don’t Jump

Array

  • Dec 6th, 2009
Lopez Sound’s  “What Sweeter Music”  celebrates the season

Lopez Sound’s “What Sweeter Music” celebrates the season

Lopez Sound. Back row, l to r: JC Marean, Lane Langford, Ann Palmer, Gary Alexander, John Butte. Seated: l to r: Christine Langley, Stephanie Hylton.

Lopez Sound’s  “What Sweeter Music”  celebrates the season
Soap

Soap

Seraphim Soapmakers Cynthia Dilling and Ed Gutkowski move just-poured soap molds to a curing box.

  • Dec 5th, 2009
Soap

Lopez Center features movies

The Lopez Community Center is proud to announce the showing of a…

  • Dec 5th, 2009
A winter solstice evening

A winter solstice evening

Top: Stanley and Kip Greenthal sharing a musical moment. Steve Horn photo

  • Dec 5th, 2009
A winter solstice evening
Laine Nichols Artist Profile:

Laine Nichols Artist Profile:

“Detail American Dollar.”

  • Nov 30th, 2009
Laine Nichols Artist Profile:

Special holiday hours at the Whale Museum

Friday Harbor, WA—The Whale Museum will be open extended hours for shopping…

  • Nov 27th, 2009

Orcas Choral Society kicks of holiday season

Harmonically embracing the holiday season, the Orcas Choral Society will present the…

  • Nov 27th, 2009
Bird counters flock together.

Christmas Bird Count – 110 Years of Audubon Counts

When we start to see swans it’s time to think Christmas Bird…

  • Nov 27th, 2009
Bird counters flock together.
KLOI and Holly Near: an interview

KLOI and Holly Near: an interview

KLOI member Ron Metcalf stands with special guests Holly Near (center, blond hair) and two members of the band, Emma’s Revolution.

KLOI and Holly Near: an interview
Shifting boundaries: Redistricting afoot

Shifting boundaries: Redistricting afoot

The politically sensitive issue of how to re-draw Washington’s congressional and legislative…

  • Nov 20th, 2009
Shifting boundaries: Redistricting afoot
Jingle Bell Dinner to benefit Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support

Jingle Bell Dinner to benefit Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support

Lopez Sound, who will be part of the entertainment at the Jingle Bell Dinner. Back row, L to R: JC Marean, John Butte, Gary Alexander, Ann Palmer. Center, Christine Langley, Stephanie Hylton. Bottom: Lane Langford.

  • Nov 20th, 2009
Jingle Bell Dinner to benefit Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support
Puppets on the Rock: Raven and the Box of Daylight

Puppets on the Rock: Raven and the Box of Daylight

Carver George David with his Sun Mask made especially for Carter Family Marionettes’ performance of “Raven & the Box of Daylight.”

  • Nov 20th, 2009
Puppets on the Rock: Raven and the Box of Daylight
Hot party to benefit Craig the Blacksmith

Hot party to benefit Craig the Blacksmith

Tiempo de Lopez cranks out the tunes.

  • Nov 20th, 2009
Hot party to benefit Craig the Blacksmith
Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability

Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability

Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability by Michael K. Stone/Center for Ecoliteracy…

  • Nov 14th, 2009
Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability

Literary Moments

Beth Helstein

  • Nov 14th, 2009
Village Lighting warms up Lopez

Village Lighting warms up Lopez

Come celebrate the season in Lopez Village. The annual Village Lighting will…

Village Lighting warms up Lopez
Crowfoot and George Marshall to stomp it up at Woodmen Hall

Crowfoot and George Marshall to stomp it up at Woodmen Hall

Crowfoot is Jaige Trudel, Nicholas Williams, and Adam Broom. They will be performing at Woodmen Hall Friday Nov. 20.

Crowfoot and George Marshall to stomp it up at Woodmen Hall

Attention Quilters!

Start preparing for the January 23 art quilt show at the San…

  • Nov 14th, 2009