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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

Community Calender

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

Maxim named V.P. of Sound’s area newspapers

Sound Publishing President Manfred Tempelmayr has announced that Lori Maxim has been promoted to the position of vice president of West Sound Newspaper Operations.

  • Mar 26th, 2008

Island Museum of Art new exhibit celebrates “work”

The Island Museum of Art on San Juan Island opens its 2008 season with a group exhibition of San Juan Island Artists combining their creativity into a show entitled: WORK. The exhibition opened on March 21 and continues until April 30.

  • Mar 26th, 2008

Orcas “Town Hall” and Lopez “gameshow” focus on underage drinking

In response to the Surgeon General’s call to action, the Orcas Island Prevention Partnership (OIPP) will hold a “Town Hall on Underage Drinking” with youth and a wide range of adults in the community engaging in round-table discussions on Monday, March 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. The OIPP “Town Hall” is one of thousands of similar meetings being held around the country during the months of March and April.

  • Mar 26th, 2008

Obituary – Nancy Ellen Jaeger

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  • Mar 11th, 2008

Obituary • Andy Holland

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  • Mar 4th, 2008

“Fiddler on the Roof” playing March 6-9

Come to Anatevka, a small village in pre-revolution czarist Russia in 1905. The Lopez Community Theater is staging "Fiddler on the Roof" March 6 through 9 at the Lopez Community Center.

  • Feb 26th, 2008

Obituary • Oscar W. Anderson

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  • Feb 19th, 2008

Lopez Mentor program enriches the lives of kids – and adults

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center's mentor program has been matching adults with kids for nearly a dozen years. The program currently has more children than available adults -- they are especially in need of men.

  • Feb 12th, 2008

Obituary – Wendell C. Brainerd

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  • Feb 6th, 2008