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On Tuesday June 3 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. the Washington Liquor Control Board and Orcas Island Prevention Partnership will be offering the annual summer training on alcohol and tobacco laws at the Orcas Island Fire Hall Conference Room. The training reviews the Washington state laws regarding the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors and places a special emphasis on checking IDs accurately, refusing sales to intoxicated customers, and promoting increased comfort in knowing when to ask for identification. This training does not qualify the restaurant and bar staff for their Mandatory Alcohol Servers Training (MAST) but does increase employee and business skills in accurately reading identification and refusing sales as needed.

  • May 26th, 2008

¡Fiesta time !

It’s time for a fiesta! The Lopez Community Center is hosting Ballet Folklórico Monarca de Friday Harbor on Sunday, June 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

  • May 20th, 2008

Water sports, performing arts, and outdoor activities – it must be time for the summer workshops

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center’s summer workshops just keep getting better.

  • May 20th, 2008

Wolf Hollow takes a ‘Bite of Orcas’

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Friday Harbor has been serving the wild animal rehabilitation needs of all of the San Juan Islands and seven northwest Washington counties for 25 years. Its major function is to care for animals hurt or impacted from human-related causes. “We’ve treated more than 12,000 animals and 220 native species since we were founded,” said Julie Knight, President of the Wolf Hollow Board.

  • May 20th, 2008

Worship Services in the Islands

LOPEZ Island

  • May 16th, 2008

DVSAS benefit yoga workshop

Join Anne Ha for a gentle, nourishing yoga workshop to benefit Domestic…

  • May 13th, 2008

Calling all barbershop music fans: don’t miss this event!

Lopez a cappella group Lopez Sound has invited some very special guests to perform on the island.

  • May 13th, 2008

Orcas Public School open house

Art throughout the hallways, musicians playing in the Elementary School, lantern making in the courtyard, arts and crafts in the classrooms and a slide show on the Cascade Creek watershed study as it enters Buck Bay – these are just a few of the wonderful things Orcas Public School kids are planning to share at this year’s Open House on Friday, May 16. All classrooms will be open to visit and enjoy from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • May 9th, 2008

Last Evening Meal at the School until next fall

Save the date for the final Evening Meal at the School for this school year – Thursday, May 29 in the multi-purpose room. Extended hours will provide an opportunity for those interested in taking garden tours and learning about student work with the L.I.F.E. Farm to School Program.

  • May 9th, 2008

May 17 event to highlight local efforts to save salmon

On May 17, the agency with what is arguably the most awkward name in State Government – the Lead Entity – will sponsor a Salmon Recovery and Lead Entity Day celebration at the Deer Harbor Community Club on Orcas Island.

  • May 9th, 2008

Self-guided studio tour on San Juan Island

A group of mutually supportive San Juan Island artists open up their personal studio spaces, often including artistic gardens, to the public for an entire weekend at the end of spring each year.

  • May 9th, 2008

Houston Taylor awarded Real Hero honor by Red Cross

Houston Taylor, a Shaw Island resident who leads the Skagit Hospice team serving all of San Juan County, has been named a Real Hero by the Anacortes/San Juan Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross. He will be honored at the Real Heroes Breakfast on May 14 at the Northern Lights Casino in Anacortes.

  • May 9th, 2008

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Lopez Library is showing a film noir every Saturday at 2 p.m. in May. The films are as follows: “Double Indemnity,” “Maltese Falcon,” and “The Big Sleep.”

  • May 9th, 2008

Bosnian Embassy to host Steve Horn’s photography exhibition

Steve Horn’s exhibition “Pictures Without Borders, Bosnia Revisited” will be featured at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington D.C. from May 8 to June 30. He will give a slide show and talk at the opening reception on Thursday, May 8.

  • May 6th, 2008

Hummel Lake regulations

Some visitors wish to pay for the rental of a boat at Hummel Lake, but there is currently no charge for those vessels which some owners generously contributed and did not tie up.

  • May 5th, 2008

SJC Council salutes Opportunity Council

The San Juan County Council has proclaimed May to be “Community Action Month” and cited the Opportunity Council, the Community Action Agency in San Juan County, for 43 years of service to the citizens of Northwest Washington.

  • May 5th, 2008

San Juan Island Library to auction surplus materials

The San Juan Island Library is auctioning surplus library materials, including computer equipment and plantings. Two laptop computers and six desktop computers, routers and printers are available as well as some of the rose bushes that formerly lined the street.

  • May 5th, 2008

Partnership for Lopez children

Each day young Lopez children are learning, playing and exploring on Lopez Children’s Center (LCC) grounds in the Cooperative Preschool and the Play And Learn (PAL) Programs. One day they are visiting local farms to see baby goats and lambs, and another they are learning about boats at Islands Marine Center. Children are noticing that masses of eggs are changing into tadpoles and are creating small rivers and bridges in the playground sandbox. Early childhood teachers provide a nurturing environment, honoring the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each young child’s presence each day at the Children’s Center.

  • May 5th, 2008

Community Calender

Lopez AA meetings at the Children’s Center: Monday, Big Book, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 12x12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon. Al-Anon family group meets every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall of Grace Episcopal Church. Women’s meeting Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. (call 468-4648 or 468-0541 for location).

  • May 5th, 2008

“Sea Goose” is back in the water

The Sea Goose, a 45-foot powered pontoon barge, was recently hauled out and underwent major work to turn her into “the mothership” for Islands’ Oil Spill Association, San Juan County’s only oil spill response organization.

  • Apr 29th, 2008

SJI July 4th parade theme announced

To give you time to plan your entry, the 4th of July Parade Committee has announced the theme of the 2008 4th of July Parade on San Juan Island, “Island Animals on Parade,” a celebration of diverse island wildlife as well as special pets.

  • Apr 25th, 2008

Lopez Fire and EMS March 2008 activity report

Lopez Island Fire and EMS had a total of two fire calls and 13 EMS calls in March.

  • Apr 25th, 2008

Local volunteers install garden beds at Westview Apartments

Lopez Community Land Trust helped a group of gardeners at Westview Apartments build a spot for their plants to flourish.

  • Apr 25th, 2008

We can solve it: citizens’ solutions to climate change

As an old Chinese proverb says, “If we don’t change our direction, we are likely to wind up where we are headed.” The Lopez Island based Citizens Stop Climate Change is sponsoring a conference on Friday, April 25 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Lopez Community Center to examine the environmental impacts, changes in sea level projections and citizen solutions for climate change.

  • Apr 22nd, 2008

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The 4-H Horse Rangers are holding a benefit auction and dinner on May 2, 5:30 p.m. at Lopez Center. It’s a fundraiser for the 4-H Horse Rangers with part of the proceeds to go to Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support. Dinner includes: salmon and chicken on the BBQ, organic greens, side dishes from Vortex, rolls, and desert! Auction includes 10 yards pit run, fresh salmon fillets, a dinner by Mary Jenison, artwork by local artists, a night at The Islander Lopez Resort, and much more. Contact Lisa Steinbrueck at 468-2088 for more information.

  • Apr 18th, 2008

Land Bank writing contest

The Land Bank is sponsoring a Writing Contest for all students in San Juan County in grades 10 through 12.

  • Apr 11th, 2008

League of Women Voters sponsors Global Warming Presentation

Learn about “Global Warming and Elections 2008 – What are the Candidates Telling Us and What Do We Need to Know” at a special meeting sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Saturday, April 26.

  • Apr 11th, 2008

Community Calender

Lopez Animal Protection Society is offering its spring low cost clinic. Any Lopez cat can be spayed or neutered for $10; dogs are $20. Please call 468-2258 or 468-2591.

  • Apr 11th, 2008

New storage for community center

Finding extra space for storage has been an ongoing issue for your community center (LCCA), particularly when hosting large productions such as the wonderful community-produced plays.

  • Apr 7th, 2008

Supper and song

Fulfilling healthy meals are the special sauce added to the next Home on the Grange concert when the Chris Bramble Band plays a community dance at the Lopez Island Grange Hall on April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Apr 7th, 2008

LICC ready for another summer of outdoor work

Hey everybody, we are going to have another good year of working outdoors with the Lopez Island Conservation Corps (LICC).

  • Apr 7th, 2008

Health benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice

A questionnaire developed at the University of Rochester and reprinted in the Harvard Women’s Health Watch newsletter asks people if they recognize any of the following statements:

  • Apr 7th, 2008

Community Calender

The Friends of Woodmen Hall are accepting items for the Memorial weekend auction. If you have durable goods or services to donate please contact Connie Kyser at 468-3275 or Lynda Sellers at 468 2287.

  • Apr 7th, 2008

Lopez Public and School Libraries to participate in Rock the Drop

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and www.readergirlz.com have organized Operation Teen Book Drop to celebrate Support Teen Literature Day on April 17, 2008. Teens are invited to share their favorite books by leaving them in collection boxes at either public or school libraries where others can select and read them during the month of April.

  • Apr 2nd, 2008

Community Calender

Lopez AA meetings at the Children’s Center: Monday, Big Book, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 12x12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon. Al-Anon family group meets every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall of Grace Episcopal Church. Women’s meeting Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. (call 468-4648 or 468-0541 for location).

  • Apr 2nd, 2008

Gathering for peace

  • Mar 28th, 2008

Birth Announcement

  • Mar 28th, 2008

Community Calender

Jonathan Byrd will perform on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lopez Island Grange Hall. $10 admission. North Carolinian and Kerrville New Folk winner Jonathan Byrd’s substantive songs are rich with imagery and textures and influences from Appalachian, country, early American balladry, modern atmospheric Mideastern, urban and old timey folk music. More info: www.radiofreelopez.com, 468-2753.

  • Mar 28th, 2008