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Islanders helping islanders

Volunteering All volunteering is being coordinated through https://lopezisland.recovers.org. Please go there to…

  • Apr 14th, 2020
Island artists and businesses create a virtual art walk

Island artists and businesses create a virtual art walk

Submitted by San Juan County The first “Third Thursday” San Juan County…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
Island artists and businesses create a virtual art walk
Announcing ‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ from San Juan County

Announcing ‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County During the COVID-19 crisis the San Juan…

  • Apr 11th, 2020
Announcing ‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ from San Juan County
Islanders helping islanders

Islanders helping islanders

Volunteering All volunteering is being coordinated through the https://lopezisland.recovers.org Please go there…

  • Apr 8th, 2020
Islanders helping islanders
The power of a whisper

The power of a whisper

“I was afraid”. Three powerful words that are usually whispered the first…

  • Apr 8th, 2020
The power of a whisper
Construction Guidance under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation

Construction Guidance under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management We are…

  • Apr 4th, 2020
Construction Guidance under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation

Not from but for

By Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey Previously, I wrote a bit about how it can…

  • Apr 4th, 2020
Lopez community college scholarships available

Lopez community college scholarships available

Submitted by Gretchen Wing The Lopez Island Community Scholarship Foundation is pleased…

  • Apr 1st, 2020
Lopez community college scholarships available

Amid Covid-19 | Poetry

By Brenda M. Asterino Making egg salad at kitchen sink. Slicing warm…

  • Mar 31st, 2020
EDC launches Islands Strong gift card website initiative

EDC launches Islands Strong gift card website initiative

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan…

  • Mar 31st, 2020
EDC launches Islands Strong gift card website initiative
Women celebrate 110 years of suffrage in Washington state

Women celebrate 110 years of suffrage in Washington state

By the time Washington legislators ratified the 19th Amendment on March 22,…

  • Mar 29th, 2020
Women celebrate 110 years of suffrage in Washington state
Creativity and art in difficult times

Creativity and art in difficult times

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theater Executive Artistic Director Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey…

  • Mar 27th, 2020
Creativity and art in difficult times
Native crabapple. (Contributed photo.)

Food security and the pandemic: eat adventurously!

Submitted by Kwiaht At this stage of the COVID-19 lockdown, the supply…

  • Mar 27th, 2020
Native crabapple. (Contributed photo.)
Ferry ticket refunds

Ferry ticket refunds

Submitted by the Washington State Ferry Service While Washington state ferries cannot…

  • Mar 26th, 2020
Ferry ticket refunds

Auditor offers remote services

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office Staying home? Need Auditor…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

April special elections expected to be canceled

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office The long-awaited proposal to…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

New court procedures

Submitted by San Juan County Superior and District Courts San Juan County…

  • Mar 25th, 2020
Third-graders service-learning on Lopez Hill Trails

Third-graders service-learning on Lopez Hill Trails

Submitted by Brian Goff This last winter we had extraordinary rain. Standing…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020
Third-graders service-learning on Lopez Hill Trails
SAFE San Juans message to the community

SAFE San Juans message to the community

Submitted by SAFE San Juans Life radically changed in the last month,…

  • Mar 21st, 2020
SAFE San Juans message to the community
Message from senior centers

Message from senior centers

Submitted by San Juan County Senior Centers The health and safety of…

  • Mar 20th, 2020
Message from senior centers

EDC urges commercial and residential property owners to extend extraordinary leniency to tenants

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan…

  • Mar 20th, 2020
Share a share

Share a share

Submitted by Alaya Battalia You don’t need to be a health specialist…

  • Mar 20th, 2020
Share a share
The seed of an idea

The seed of an idea

Submitted by Stephanie Cariker From the outside, the Lopez Island School cafeteria…

  • Mar 19th, 2020
The seed of an idea

How are we doing? Not what we expected

Submitted by F. Milene Henley, San Juan County Auditor This is not…

  • Mar 18th, 2020
TIOLI closed due to coronavirus

TIOLI closed due to coronavirus

Submitted by Nikyta Palmisani Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District is committed to…

  • Mar 18th, 2020
TIOLI closed due to coronavirus

Forever | Poetry

By Colleen James Have you ever wished In the midst of a…

  • Mar 17th, 2020

“Annual Award to Promote Youth Boating and Water Safety”

Submitted by Mike North Lopez Island Yacht Club is seeking applicants for…

  • Mar 17th, 2020

Hide and Seek

By Colleen James As I sit here watching the sun Play hide…

  • Mar 17th, 2020

Call for original artworks

Submitted by the Lopez Library The Lopez Library and the Lopez Solid…

  • Mar 17th, 2020
Contributed photo                                Friends of the San Juans members in Olympia.

Leadership change at Friends of the San Juans – Executive Director Stephanie Buffum steps down

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Friends of the San Juans…

  • Mar 15th, 2020
Contributed photo                                Friends of the San Juans members in Olympia.
More than a hundred people gather in close proximity for the annual meeting aboard Washington State Ferries each spring as is evidenced by this file photo from 2016. (file photo)

Safety first! OPALCO cancels annual member meeting – elections continue

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The Orcas Power and Light…

  • Mar 12th, 2020
More than a hundred people gather in close proximity for the annual meeting aboard Washington State Ferries each spring as is evidenced by this file photo from 2016. (file photo)
Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents ‘An Amusement for Flute and Guitar’

Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents ‘An Amusement for Flute and Guitar’

The 2020 Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “An Amusement for Flute…

  • Mar 11th, 2020
Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents ‘An Amusement for Flute and Guitar’
RONA concert

RONA concert

Submitted by Sorrel North Esteemed singer-songwriter, Timothy Hull, hails from Whidbey Island…

  • Mar 10th, 2020
RONA concert

San Juan County homeless count declines

Submitted by San Juan County The 2020 San Juan County “Point-In-Time” homeless…

  • Mar 10th, 2020
Stewardship plate on track with sales

Stewardship plate on track with sales

In three years, $100,000 will be available for an array of local…

  • Mar 9th, 2020
Stewardship plate on track with sales
Celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage at the library

Celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage at the library

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The year 2020 marks the 100th…

  • Mar 8th, 2020
Celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage at the library
A common-sense local perspective on coronavirus

A common-sense local perspective on coronavirus

Submitted by San Juan County Health Officer Frank James, MD; San Juan…

  • Mar 6th, 2020
A common-sense local perspective on coronavirus
Celebrating Women’s History Month, Lopez Grange shows documentary film ‘Maiden’

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Lopez Grange shows documentary film ‘Maiden’

Submitted by Sue DuMond To celebrate Women’s History month, the Lopez Grange…

  • Mar 5th, 2020
Celebrating Women’s History Month, Lopez Grange shows documentary film ‘Maiden’
LIFRC’s Open Source Wellness program underway

LIFRC’s Open Source Wellness program underway

Submitted by the Lopez Island Family Resource Center Last month, the Lopez…

  • Mar 4th, 2020
LIFRC’s Open Source Wellness program underway
Tufted Puffins at the Sea View With Joe Gaydos and Bob Friel

Tufted Puffins at the Sea View With Joe Gaydos and Bob Friel

The final Ocean Night of the season is Wednesday, March 4 and…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020
Tufted Puffins at the Sea View With Joe Gaydos and Bob Friel