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BLM releases improvement plans for Watmough trailhead

The BLM is preparing to make improvements to the facilities and parking area at the Watmough Bay Trailhead, and is seeking public comment on the Environmental Assessment, (EA) of the proposed plans. The project area is on the southwest side of Lopez Island.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

County accepts donation of Lopez Village Park

Thanks to a transfer by donation from the Lopez Village Association, San Juan County Parks is now the legal owner of 1.35-acre Lopez Village Park, preserving the land as a park in perpetuity. The park is situated near the Market in the heart of Lopez Village, and provides open green space for day use with picnic tables, restrooms, and coin-operated showers. The property is valued at $262,000.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

PIC OF THE WEEK

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

I am sitting at the breakfast table taking my medicine. This drug…

BookBeat

Ruthie Thompson-Klein reviews the book "Plenty."

  • Jun 17th, 2008

News from Lopez Library

Non-profits and grant seekers rejoice! The Lopez Island Library now has a…

Notable Children’s Books

by Cindy Gugich, Lopez School LibrarianAges three and up: Zen Ties written…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Beach Watcher 2008 training begins in March

by Margie Doyle"My windowsills and journals are filled with rocks, bones, wood,…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Sustainable farming forum and potluck

The next sustainable farming forum and potluck will be on Friday, February…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Two vacancies on the Conservation District

Your San Juan Islands Conservation District has two vacancies on its Board…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Healthy guidelines correction

by Moriah Armstrong, Director, Orcas Island Prevention PartnershipI would like to correct…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

United Way exceeds 2007 campaign goal

For the first time in its 12-year history, United Way of San Juan County has exceeded its target campaign goal by nearly $10,000. "We are exceedingly grateful for the trust and generous support of the community," said Executive Director Bonnie Gilmore. "Our donors are important partners in our efforts to provide services to hundreds of island residents who participate in United Way funded programs."

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez Schools successful in bond bid

The Lopez Island School District Board of Directors, its Superintendent and staff, and its students have reason to celebrate. Although not officially certified, the bond election of February 19 appears to have been very successful for the district. With unofficial positive votes hovering near 75 percent, district officials are announcing victory.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Extravaganza

The Ninth Annual St. Patrick's Extravaganza, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, will take place Saturday, March 15, 6 p.m. at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. This year there will be one Dinner Seating at 6 p.m. View and bid on the silent auction, raffle drawings, enjoy the always delicious full holiday dinner, lively Irish music and a fun live auction.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Through the Grapevine

The Islands' Weekly is debuting a brand new feature: Question of the…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

On Tuesday, I got a sarcastic e-mail from a Hillary supporter. She…

Spotlight on Seniors

Susan Malins interviews Brian Cleary of Orcas Island.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Help for in-home caregivers

Senior Information and Assistance, in the form of the Senior Services Coordinator, is often the "front door" to developing care plans and support services to assist needy islanders and their family caregivers. Respite services are a vital element in maintaining the health and stamina of these caregivers in the home where most care giving happens.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

The Whale Museum opens for the season

The Whale Museum's Exhibit Hall and Gift Shop are now reopened for…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Community Events

Chess groupThe Lopez chess group be playing chess at the Lopez Library…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

KLOI streaming online

KLOI Radio is now streaming online!Just go to www.kloi.org and listen to…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Island Trail Riding Club trots away the winter doldrums

On Tuesday, February 2, the second meeting of the newly formed Island Trail Riding Club was held on Orcas at the home of Catherine Ascher.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Anacortes/San Juan ferry route downsizing has begun

The 144-car Kaleetan that has been serving the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route is next in line for dry dock inspections and maintenance repairs. The 124-car Chelan has moved from the Seattle/Bremerton route to replace the Kaleetan on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route, reducing capacity on the Anacortes/San Juan route by 20 vehicles. The Chelan is scheduled to serve the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route until late March.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Wanted: science wizards

The seventh Annual Funhouse Science Fair will be held Saturday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Funhouse on Orcas Island. The event is open to students of all grades on Orcas, Lopez, Shaw, Stuart and Waldron islands. The high school division will be open to students from San Juan Island for the first time. The fair is free and open to the public.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Women’s History Month lecture series

The Funhouse and the Orcas Island Historical Museum, two of Orcas Island's leading educational non-profit organizations, are again collaborating this year to benefit our islands' intellectual climate. In honor of Women's History Month, they are pleased to present a lecture series featuring prominent women speakers.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Birth Announcement

Hudson McNeil Willis was born on Feb. 8, 2008 at 4:29 p.m.…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Saving the farm without breaking the bank

Do you enjoy the clean air, fresh water, and healthy food that your land produces? Would you like to pass that on to future generations? Perhaps you are considering donating your development rights to reduce your income taxes. Possibly your heirs will benefit from lower inheritance taxes. Or you may just like the feeling of knowing your farm will never be carved into pieces and developed. So how do you go about it?

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez Island blood drive on March 11

The first blood drive on Lopez Island this year will be on…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez Library movie night schedule

The Lopez Library free movie night is every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy free popcorn too!

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Through the Grapevine

Every week we pose a different question to our readers. Answers should…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

WASHINGTON -- Just below the text there was a Google ad inviting…

Artist Profile: David Haslett, Orcas Island

Susan Malins interviews artist David Haslett, a sculptor.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Community Events

Beginning computer classesThe Lopez Island Family Resource Center will be holding a…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Marine Naturalist Training

Registration for the spring class of the Marine Naturalist Training Program opened Monday, February 25.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Marine Naturalist Training

Registration for the spring class of the Marine Naturalist Training Program opened Monday, February 25.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Mr. Bwoo

  • Jun 17th, 2008

SHARK REEF’s Spring 2008 issue available online

After a robust fall edition, SHARK REEF's spring issue is now available online. Featuring the work of writers from Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island, it's a diverse collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

“Love is Here to Stay” concert to benefit Lopez Animal Protection

Tenor Stephen Oles and pianist Marjorie Stensrud will perform songs on the theme of love by Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Joni Mitchell and others during "Love is Here to Stay" on Sunday, March 16, at 4 p.m. at Lopez Center. Admission is free; donations will benefit the Lopez Animal Protection Society (LAPS).

  • Jun 17th, 2008

PIC OF THE WEEK

  • Jun 17th, 2008