LOHO adult family home: care with a difference

“Come to the Open House on Sunday, March 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. and see our gorgeous facility,” said Lopez Housing Options (LOHO) Adult Family Home (AFH) Committee President Nancy Luebke. “There’s nothing else like it in the State of Washington.”

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Sugar, my love

Have you ever wondered where this magnificently beloved, highly addictive substance called “refined sugar” came from and how it came to be so much a part of our everyday consumption?

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Raising kids 101

Baby goats, baby animals of any kind, are so cute. Watching them frolic about this time of year, it’s easy to assume that everything else about them is just as carefree.

Health Matters

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April 28 farm walk at Sweet Grass Beef Farm

Discover innovative farm management practices that have produced positive environmental and financial results for the owners of Sweet Grass Beef Farm on Lopez Island.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

News from Lopez Library

Spring is in the air and new growth is all around. Check out the latest gardening and tax books available on our “Spring, Sprang, Sprung!” display. The library is also looking for new growth ideas for the library from our patrons. Please complete the library survey so we can better meet your needs. Copies of the survey are in this newspaper, in the library, on our web page ( and at various locations around the village. A completed, signed survey enters you for a prize drawing (local merchant gift cards, mugs, t-shirts, etc.).

American Life in Poetry

by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006

  • Jun 17th, 2008


The story “Sugar, my love” by Julienne Battalia, published on April 8, 2008, had an error.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Orcas Choral Society concert

“Father, don’t be so severe! If I can’t drink my bowl of coffee three times daily, then in my torment I will shrivel up like a piece of roast goat.”

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Hummel Lake revisited

Every now and then we’re approached by locals and off-islanders with comments, questions and suggestions regarding the lake. So, we’ll try to elucidate and be factual as well.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Spotlight on Seniors

by Leta MarshallJan O’Bryant, Lopez IslandIt’s not too hard to figure out…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Improve your health with tai chi

Deep breathing, slow movement, and good balance are primary elements of Tai chi chuan.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Local stores block youth access to tobacco

Tobacco use in youth under the age of 18 is motivated by curiosity, peer pressure, family example, and influence by media, such as films, ads, and TV.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Remember when?

Remember when we were little kids and the neighbor’s kids had chickenpox? If we hadn’t had them yet, our mothers would take us to the pox infested household, where we’d share cups and play with our sick friends. This was all done in the interest of good health, much akin to electric shock therapy. The moms would hope the exposure would cause us to get chickenpox while we were still little and hopefully not have to miss much school.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Health Matters

Are you having a body part removed or altered in the near future? Here is a brief, pre-surgical primer to help you. All surgeries have some risk, but the degree really depends on two things: the severity of the surgery and the condition of the patient at the moment before the knife is drawn across the skin. Low risk patients are young people who have no medical problems. Low risk surgeries are those that do not involve expeditions into a major body cavity. The very highest risk is a combination of an emergency surgery involving a major giblet on an older person with multiple, unstable, medical illnesses. Happily even high risk patients can be made to be safer if there is time before the surgery.


That Full Moon!

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Couple therapy can benefit even the healthiest relationships

Couple therapy goes by many names. Whether called couples counseling, marriage counseling, or relationship therapy it can be helpful to all couples, married or not, gay or straight and at all stages of life. Couple therapy can help newly committed partners get off to a healthy start, can guide a couple through many of life’s challenges, can rebuild a troubled partnership, or can help a couple decide to separate in a way that will be healthiest for themselves and their children. You don’t need to have a troubled relationship to seek therapy. Healthy couples can receive skillful support to strengthen their bond and better understand one another.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Thanks to all who donated at the Lopez blood drive

The following is from the Puget Sound Blood Center.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez Island’s Chimera Gallery to host art show — Islands Art Calendar

A look at what's happening in the art community around the San Juan Islands.

  • Jun 3rd, 2008

Is it “Nessie”?

A mysterious sighting of a Loch Ness-type monster on Hummel Lake was observed by many passersby Tuesday, April 1.

  • Apr 8th, 2008