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Island a capella groups join for multi-island concert series

Over Thanksgiving weekend, music lovers on Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw will have the opportunity to delight in the sights and sounds of the “Harvest Home” concert series.

  • Nov 14th, 2008

Health Matters

First, let me apologize to the editor of the Islands’ Weekly who, day in and day out, strives to produce a respectable newspaper. However, as long as they continue to publish writers like me and articles like this, there is no chance. Which brings us to our topic: diarrhea. The definition of diarrhea is “An abnormally frequent or liquid fecal discharge.” Well, gee, that really doesn’t sound all that bad, does it? Yet diarrhea can be uncontrolled, messy, painful, embarrassing, debilitating, and dangerous if it goes on too long. I can also be a sign of something very bad.

In the San Juans, a future for grain

One challenge to an all-island diet is finding locally grown grains. With this challenge in mind, 30 islanders, many with experience growing and harvesting grains here, met in Friday Harbor in late September for a WSU Extension workshop titled “Growing Grains.”

Lopez School Principal to retire

Roland MacNichol, the K-12 Principal at Lopez School, has announced his retirement at the end of the 2008-09 school year.

  • Nov 7th, 2008

Community Calendar

Lopez

  • Nov 7th, 2008

Kayak slide show rescheduled

The slide show by Matt Nelson, Djuna Mascall, and Mathew Wendell about their kayak trip around the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has been rescheduled. Originally set for Nov. 8, it conflicted with a memorial service for Lopez resident Cam DeVore. It is now scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14 at the Dojo on Flicker Lane off School Road. Mascall will teach a Yoga for Kayakers class from 5-6:30 p.m. ($10 for the class) followed by a slide show presentation at 7 p.m. Admission to the slide show is free, although donations are suggested.

  • Nov 7th, 2008

Lopez athletes win state academic awards

Lopez Island School District was recently informed that all three of their high school fall 2008 athletic teams have been awarded prestigious recognition by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) for their academic achievements.

  • Nov 7th, 2008

Local author and photographer release new book

In this age of technology and automated services, the art of working and creating with your hands is often overlooked.

  • Nov 7th, 2008

Comedy and tragedy at Community Shakespeare’s Fall Festival on Lopez

It’s been much ado about rehearsals with the Community Shakespeare Company (CSC) of Lopez.

  • Nov 7th, 2008

Lopez students reach out to kids in need

Lopez School students are doing their part to help fight world hunger.

  • Nov 4th, 2008

Orcas kayakers to share Kenai Peninsula trip during slide show

Orcas Islanders Matt Nelson and Djuna Mascall, along with their friend Mathew Wendell from Seattle, spent their spring raising money and awareness for the protection of one of their favorite places: the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

  • Nov 4th, 2008

KLOI Radio profile: The Ron and Steve show

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about radio programs streaming from KLOI 102.9 FM on Lopez. The radio has been broadcasting both local and national programs since April 2008. Their goal is to feature locally produced shows exclusively.

  • Nov 4th, 2008

Flea market on San Juan Island

The San Juan County Fair will host two giant Flea Market and Craft Fairs, Saturday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 13.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Information session for prospective nurses

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is hosting an Information Session for Prospective Nursing Students with faculty and advisors from the SVC Nursing Program on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the San Juan Center in Friday Harbor.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Indoor athletics at the fair building

Early sunsets are upon us, so now it’s time to come play indoors at the fair building in Friday Harbor.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Council appoints two new members to MRC

The San Juan County Council has appointed Johannes Krieger and Andy Holman to the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, a citizens’ committee that supports research, promotes stewardship of marine resources and advises the County Council on Marine Resource issues.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

New developments for Evening Meals at Lopez School

The Evening Meals at School just keep getting better.

  • Oct 29th, 2008

County Administrator’s budget proposal cuts deep

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, San Juan County Administrator Pete Rose submitted a $13.3 million dollar budget proposal to the council that includes cuts in every county department and reduces or eliminates some highly visible government services.

  • Oct 28th, 2008

Have you seen a portable challenge kit? It’s lost

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center is looking for a lost challenge kit. It was last seen at Lopez School in September of 2006.

  • Oct 28th, 2008

Fire prevention poster contest winners get a fire engine ride

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 winners of the Fire Prevention Week poster contest were honored by the Lopez Fire Department.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Holiday decorating contest

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Committee is busy with plans for the 2008 Island Lights Fest Christmas Decorating Contest in the town of Friday Harbor.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Hot off the presses: Lions calendars

The Lopez Lions annual calendar is now available to pick up. The Lions will be at Lopez Village Market on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2. You can pick up your calendar anytime after that at Paper Scissors on the Rock.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Double ballots mailed to some Lopez residents

The San Juan County Elections department reported on Oct. 23 that when the election ballots were sent out two weeks ago, a handful of Lopez residents’ ballots were printed twice and mailed out. The San Juan County Elections Department caught the mistake, called each person who was affected, and instructed him/her to throw away the voided ballot and use the correct one.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Watch election night results at lopez center

Community members of all political beliefs are invited to view the election results on a big screen TV at Lopez Center on Tuesday, Nov. 4, starting at 7 p.m.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Double ballots mailed to some Lopez residents

The San Juan County Elections department reported on Oct. 23 that when the election ballots were sent out two weeks ago, a handful of Lopez residents' ballots were printed twice and mailed out. The San Juan County Elections Department caught the mistake, called each person who was affected, and instructed him/her to throw away the voided ballot and use the correct one.

  • Oct 23rd, 2008

“Why people lose their sight” lecture

Dr. Russell Van Gelder, chair of the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology, will be visiting the San Juan Islands on Monday, Oct. 27 to talk about “Why People Lose Their Sight and What We Can Do About It.”

  • Oct 21st, 2008

Lopez Union Cemetery gets a face-lift

Three years ago, the Lopez Union Cemetery Association, led by the late Dr. George Dengler, re-evaluated its grounds and burial plots. With a slim number of plots left and buildings in need of major maintenance, the board knew it would be a huge undertaking.

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Coats, coats, and more coats!

The fall coat drive for homeless teens in Seattle was a smashing success!

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Local youth invited to Untold Youth Summit

On Friday, Nov. 14, 9th and 10th grade youth from four local counties will unite to learn how to influence tobacco, alcohol, and drug prevention in their communities. The seventh annual Untold Youth Summit will be held at Swinomish Tribal Youth Center in La Conner, Washington from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Oct 17th, 2008

News from your local libraries

Lopez

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Pumpkin carving and spooky tales return!

This Friday, Oct. 24, Woodmen Hall will once again be filled with families gathered together to carve their Halloween pumpkins.

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Community Calendar

Lopez

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Another great year for Lopez Conservation Corps

We had an amazing year with the Lopez Island Conservation Corps (LICC).

  • Oct 17th, 2008

10th Annual harvest dinner to celebrate local food and the next generation

Lopez Community Land Trust’s annual Harvest Dinner has become an island tradition of breaking bread with neighbors on a brisk fall evening.

  • Oct 17th, 2008

U.S. Border Patrol’s Giuliano accused of child rape

It was just six months ago that the U.S. Border Patrol's second-highest…

Cecelia Richmond named Island Hospital employee of the month

Mention the name Cecelia Richmond at Lopez Island Medical Clinic, and her co-workers will use such adjectives as “energetic,” “upbeat,” and “caring.”

  • Oct 14th, 2008

Ten years of making a difference in Guatemala

When Lopezians Pat Torpie and Nancy Bingham built their second home in…

  • Oct 14th, 2008

Lopez kayakers participate in circumnavigation of Vancouver Island with disabled athletes

“The wilderness seacoast is the overlooked slice of the wild.”

  • Oct 14th, 2008

Next Presidential debate to stream live at Lopez Center

The last Presidential debate is on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. and will be streamed live at Lopez Center.

  • Oct 10th, 2008