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Summit Assistance therapy dogs make a difference for kids and adults

Summit Assistance Dogs, a nonprofit organization based in Anacortes, Washington, provides highly skilled mobility, hearing and therapy dogs for people with disabilities. The group is hosting a "Pawsitively Inspirational" presentation about the work of the organization.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Genetic science class to be taught on Lopez

Retired geneticist Barbara Brownstein, in collaboration with Skagit Valley College, is presenting an eight-week course entitled "From Genesis to Genetic Engineering."

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Community Events

Ukulele group looking for more playersA ukulele "jam" group of four is…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

New leadership at United Way

Bonnie Gilmore, Director of United Way of San Juan County, is pleased to announce that Jackie Worobec of Lopez Island has been elected 2008 Board President.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Real Heroes nominations sought

Nominations for "Real Heroes," ordinary people who have done extraordinary things, are now being accepted by the Anacortes/San Juan Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Thank you Lopez for a successful blood drive

On behalf of patients in our community's hospitals, thank you Lopez for…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

BOSTON -- To think that I had never focused blame on this…

BookBeat

Colleen Armstrong reviews "What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage, Lessons for People from Animals and Their Trainers" by Amy Sutherland.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

News from Lopez Library

As April is National Poetry month, we'll start off the month with…

A literary salon for teens

If you are a Middle or High School student who loves to…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Rummage sale to benefit spring prom

As a high school senior, there are some perks. One of them is that the junior class funds and organizes the senior prom. This year, the juniors are holding a Giant Garage Sale on Saturday, March 22, 10-1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Lopez Elementary School. There will also be a bake sale. All proceeds will go towards the dance.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Spring arrives at Hummel Lake

by Dan Silkiss, Friends of Hummel LakeOur resident Trumpeter Swans honked a…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Through the Grapevine

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

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez music advocacy group brings music to students

And the beat goes on! The Lopez School Music Advocacy Foundation (LSMAF)…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Trespass results in severe burns, driver in truck crash dies on Orcas

by Margie DoyleOrcas Island Fire Department’s Aid 21 and Engine 22 were…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Beyond the zoo: Insect Safari and Reptile Man to present exotic specimens

Thousands of snakes, lizards, spiders, and beetles are invading the island -- and the community is invited to come meet them.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

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

In response to the Surgeon General's call to action, the Orcas Island…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

PIC OF THE WEEK

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Community Events

Jonathan Byrd performanceJonathan Byrd will perform on Friday, March 28 at 7:30…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

An island landmark meets its end

A Lopez landmark vanished last Wednesday when a backhoe demolished the dilapidated house at the jog in Fisherman Bay Road, just north of Lopez Village.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Spring into shape with classes at San Juan Center

Exercise your body and mind this spring with Sunrise Yoga, Eight weeks to Tighter Abs, Pilates in the Afternoon, Genesis to Genetic Engineering, Coast Salish Garden Restoration, and Shakespeare in the Morning!

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

BOSTON -- I don't know too many economists who get confused with…

Spotlight on Seniors

Leta Currie Marshall interviews Lopez senior Chuck Pope.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

LOHO adult family home: care with a difference

"Come to the Open House on Sunday, March 30 from 1 to…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Spring ferry schedule starts March 30

Ferry service between Sidney, B.C. and Anacortes resumes Sunday, March 30 with…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez School Board discusses possible budget reductions

At a public workshop session of the Lopez Island School District Board…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez School Board discusses possible budget reductions

At a public workshop session of the Lopez Island School District Board…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez School Board discusses possible budget reductions

At a public workshop session of the Lopez Island School District Board…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

The 2008 San Juan conservation summit

Celebrate Earth Day with your friends and neighbors on April 19 at…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Beyond the zoo

Thousands of snakes, lizards, spiders, and beetles are invading the island – and the community is invited to come meet them.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Marine Naturalist Training program

Registration for the Spring Marine Naturalist Training Program, presented by The Whale Museum, is ongoing now.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Flippers for Feet: Pinnipeds of the Northwest lecture on Orcas

On Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Olesiuk of the…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez Fire Department looking for volunteers

The Lopez Fire and EMS Department, which is staffed almost entirely by a hardworking crew of volunteers, is in need of firefighters.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Woodmen Hall Memorial Day weekend auction

Where can you find antique furniture, jewelry, and artwork, all at a bargain price?

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Fun was had by all at Lopez chess tournament

The Lopez chess group held a tournament on Saturday, March 22 at the Lopez Library.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Friends of Lopez Library: enriching our community one event at a time

From movie nights to storytelling to reading programs, the Lopez Library is a hub of activity for community members of all ages.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Tenth year of writers reads at Lopez Center SHARK REEF authors featured at April 11 event

Lopez writers have been reading their work on the stage of Lopez Center since its grand opening in October of 1999.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Clarification to Hamlet House story

The following is a clarification for the story about LOHO that ran in The Islands’ Weekly on March 25, 2008.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Tour de Lopez: cycling its way into summer

The 2008 Tour de Lopez sold out a month before its event date.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Skagit Hospice comes to San Juan County

Hospice care in the San Juans is getting a boost from an established Mt. Vernon program.

  • Jun 17th, 2008