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Register for marine educators conference

Educators of all kinds and those interested in learning more about marine education are invited to register for the annual conference of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators to be held in Friday Harbor July 9-12.

  • Jun 20th, 2008

Lopez Artist Guild gives art scholarships

The Lopez Artist Guild has announced the winner of the 2008 Shirley Wright Scholarship award of $1000.

  • Jun 20th, 2008

Community Calendar

Weekend art activitiesEvery Saturday through Labor Day, the Westcott Bay Institute presents…

  • Jun 20th, 2008
This photo of Geordie McCauley and his horses is one of the Washington Rural Heritage images of Lopez Island.

Another great summer event from LIHS

Gourmet food, live music, spectacular desserts, and a few surprises are what’s in store for the annual Lopez Island Historical Society (LIHS) fundraiser.

  • Jun 20th, 2008
This photo of Geordie McCauley and his horses is one of the Washington Rural Heritage images of Lopez Island.

Mentor program looking for volunteers | Lopez Island Community Calendar

Updates and announcements from around Lopez Island.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Sugar, my love

Have you ever wondered where this magnificently beloved, highly addictive substance called “refined sugar” came from and how it came to be so much a part of our everyday consumption?

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Lopez School Choir performing at last year’s Winter Arts Night.

Winter Arts Night showcases Lopez students’ talent

Every year, Lopez Secondary School's talented art, drama, and music students present a "Winter Arts Night" for the community. Held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Lopez Center, the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Lopez School Choir performing at last year’s Winter Arts Night.
Robin Hall is researching the possibility of a public bus service on Lopez.

Student committed to ending global warming wants to make a difference locally

Robin Hall, a senior at Lopez High School, is researching the feasibility of a public bus service on Lopez. He is presenting his findings as his senior project.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Robin Hall is researching the possibility of a public bus service on Lopez.

Ellen Goodman

I hate to release my inner fuddy-duddy this early in the year.…

Sue Noble in her studio.

Artist Profile: Sue Noble, Lopez Island

Amanda Leidig interviews Sue Noble, a weaver.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Sue Noble in her studio.

Community Events

Volunteer needed to help with tax returnsThe Lopez Family Resource Center is…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Winter ferry schedule started January 6

Washington State Ferries began the Winter Ferry Sailing Schedule on Sunday, January…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Advance camping reservations for county residents

Again this January, San Juan County Parks is offering a "residents only"…

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Photo of the week

PIC OF THE WEEK

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Photo of the week
Mr. Bwoo

Mr. Bwoo goes skiiing

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Mr. Bwoo
Some members of the 5th grade class. Back row (l-r): Tommy Hedley

Lose the winter blues with a carnival

Come one, come all to the Winter Carnival at Lopez School. Carnival festivities for kindergarten through 5th grade students include face painting, a cake walk, pie throwing at the principal and teachers, a book walk, and balloon tying. Although the games are for kids, adults are welcome to attend.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Some members of the 5th grade class. Back row (l-r): Tommy Hedley

Hiyu to replace Evergreen State on inter-island route

Beginning early February, the Hiyu will replace the Evergreen State on the…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Reflections on the first year of a six-member County Council

Bob Myhr shares his thoughts on the first of serving as chair of the six-member County Council.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Community Events

Heating and energy assistanceDid you know that you may be able to…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

ROCHESTER, N.H. -- By Wednesday, the headlines that had blared "Panic" and…

Images of spring vegetables encourage January garden planning.

Advice for the new year’s garden

With the 2008 seed catalogs showing up in mailboxes, tempting gardeners and non-gardeners with glossy, color photos of luscious vegetables, each whispering, "what food could be more local than vegetables you grow yourself?"

Images of spring vegetables encourage January garden planning.

Health Matters: D does not stand for dog

I was surprised to read the results of a research paper that…

San Juan Island Cady Mountain preserve one step closer to public access

The San Juan County Land Bank purchased 10 acres from Bruce Clark in December 2007 adjacent to its existing Cady Mountain Preserve.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Washington launches online voter registration

In a continuing effort to bring elections closer to home, Washington has…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Democrats precinct caucus training

San Juan County Democrats will hold a precinct caucus training on Sunday,…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Special events at San Juan Library

Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Exito en el Norte / Success…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Lopez School receives renewed accreditation for school year 2007-08

Lopez Island School District recently received notification that it has received renewed…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Health Department urges parents to immunize kids against whooping cough

Parents are urged to get children fully immunized against pertussis (whooping cough).…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

“Great Women Writers” class on Orcas

Another "Great Women Writers" class will begin on Thursday, Jan. 17. This…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Poetry Matters

All poets and newcomers to poetry are invited to join "Poetry Matters:…

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Mr. Bwoo

Mr. Bwoo

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Mr. Bwoo
Photo of the Week

PIC OF THE WEEK

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Photo of the Week

Parsley provides the green

Our special section Project: Home, a magazine-style piece about gardening and home improvement, is available in our newspapers now – here is a sampling of what the publication has to offer.

Around the house: a wife’s tale

Our special section Project: Home, a magazine-style piece about gardening and home improvement, is available in our newspapers now – here is a sampling of what the publication has to offer.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Fire Chief Rob Miesen

Chief Rob Miesen resigns from Lopez Fire Department

After being at the helm of Lopez Fire and EMS for five years, Fire Chief Rob Miesen has resigned from his post.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Fire Chief Rob Miesen
Chefs Kim Bast (l) and Jean Perry (r) are helping with the first Dinner at Lopez School.

Community dinners to showcase local food and provide affordable meals

In a collaborative effort between the farm-to-school program and Lopez community members, a series of monthly community dinners are being planned, featuring locally grown produce and meat.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Chefs Kim Bast (l) and Jean Perry (r) are helping with the first Dinner at Lopez School.

Stalking: it’s a reality, even in the San Juans

Stalking. The word conjures visions of a big city's darkened streets. A…

Island Sinfonia to perform concert on Lopez

The Island Sinfonia, along with conductor Jack Lynch, will present its annual winter concert on Lopez at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

BOSTON -- Maybe I forgot to get my vaccination against the false-hope…

BookBeat

Colleen Smith Armstrong reviews the novel "Before I die."

  • Jun 17th, 2008