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Local author and photographer release new book

In this age of technology and automated services, the art of working and creating with your hands is often overlooked.

  • Nov 7th, 2008
L-R: King Lear and his three daughters

Comedy and tragedy at Community Shakespeare’s Fall Festival on Lopez

It’s been much ado about rehearsals with the Community Shakespeare Company (CSC) of Lopez.

  • Nov 7th, 2008
L-R: King Lear and his three daughters
Former Lopez high school students Rebecca De Graaf (l) and Todd Foley (r) presenting a Lopez-made quilt to Malawi children in 2003.

Lopez students reach out to kids in need

Lopez School students are doing their part to help fight world hunger.

  • Nov 4th, 2008
Former Lopez high school students Rebecca De Graaf (l) and Todd Foley (r) presenting a Lopez-made quilt to Malawi children in 2003.
L-R: Mathew Wendell

Orcas kayakers to share Kenai Peninsula trip during slide show

Orcas Islanders Matt Nelson and Djuna Mascall, along with their friend Mathew Wendell from Seattle, spent their spring raising money and awareness for the protection of one of their favorite places: the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

  • Nov 4th, 2008
L-R: Mathew Wendell
Steve Heller (l) and Ron Metcalf (r) in the KLOI studio.

KLOI Radio profile: The Ron and Steve show

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about radio programs streaming from KLOI 102.9 FM on Lopez. The radio has been broadcasting both local and national programs since April 2008. Their goal is to feature locally produced shows exclusively.

  • Nov 4th, 2008
Steve Heller (l) and Ron Metcalf (r) in the KLOI studio.

Flea market on San Juan Island

The San Juan County Fair will host two giant Flea Market and Craft Fairs, Saturday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 13.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Information session for prospective nurses

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is hosting an Information Session for Prospective Nursing Students with faculty and advisors from the SVC Nursing Program on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the San Juan Center in Friday Harbor.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Indoor athletics at the fair building

Early sunsets are upon us, so now it’s time to come play indoors at the fair building in Friday Harbor.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

  • Nov 3rd, 2008

Council appoints two new members to MRC

The San Juan County Council has appointed Johannes Krieger and Andy Holman to the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, a citizens’ committee that supports research, promotes stewardship of marine resources and advises the County Council on Marine Resource issues.

  • Nov 3rd, 2008
Husband and wife Maia Yip and Kenny Ferrugiaro gleaning apples in Cam Devore’s orchard for the next Evening Meal at School.

New developments for Evening Meals at Lopez School

The Evening Meals at School just keep getting better.

  • Oct 29th, 2008
Husband and wife Maia Yip and Kenny Ferrugiaro gleaning apples in Cam Devore’s orchard for the next Evening Meal at School.

County Administrator’s budget proposal cuts deep

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, San Juan County Administrator Pete Rose submitted a $13.3 million dollar budget proposal to the council that includes cuts in every county department and reduces or eliminates some highly visible government services.

  • Oct 28th, 2008

Have you seen a portable challenge kit? It’s lost

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center is looking for a lost challenge kit. It was last seen at Lopez School in September of 2006.

  • Oct 28th, 2008
Fire prevention poster contest winners get a fire engine ride

Fire prevention poster contest winners get a fire engine ride

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 winners of the Fire Prevention Week poster contest were honored by the Lopez Fire Department.

  • Oct 24th, 2008
Fire prevention poster contest winners get a fire engine ride

Holiday decorating contest

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Committee is busy with plans for the 2008 Island Lights Fest Christmas Decorating Contest in the town of Friday Harbor.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Hot off the presses: Lions calendars

The Lopez Lions annual calendar is now available to pick up. The Lions will be at Lopez Village Market on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2. You can pick up your calendar anytime after that at Paper Scissors on the Rock.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Double ballots mailed to some Lopez residents

The San Juan County Elections department reported on Oct. 23 that when the election ballots were sent out two weeks ago, a handful of Lopez residents’ ballots were printed twice and mailed out. The San Juan County Elections Department caught the mistake, called each person who was affected, and instructed him/her to throw away the voided ballot and use the correct one.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Watch election night results at lopez center

Community members of all political beliefs are invited to view the election results on a big screen TV at Lopez Center on Tuesday, Nov. 4, starting at 7 p.m.

  • Oct 24th, 2008

Double ballots mailed to some Lopez residents

The San Juan County Elections department reported on Oct. 23 that when the election ballots were sent out two weeks ago, a handful of Lopez residents' ballots were printed twice and mailed out. The San Juan County Elections Department caught the mistake, called each person who was affected, and instructed him/her to throw away the voided ballot and use the correct one.

  • Oct 23rd, 2008

“Why people lose their sight” lecture

Dr. Russell Van Gelder, chair of the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology, will be visiting the San Juan Islands on Monday, Oct. 27 to talk about “Why People Lose Their Sight and What We Can Do About It.”

  • Oct 21st, 2008
The new remembrance garden at Lopez Union Cemetery.

Lopez Union Cemetery gets a face-lift

Three years ago, the Lopez Union Cemetery Association, led by the late Dr. George Dengler, re-evaluated its grounds and burial plots. With a slim number of plots left and buildings in need of major maintenance, the board knew it would be a huge undertaking.

  • Oct 17th, 2008
The new remembrance garden at Lopez Union Cemetery.

Coats, coats, and more coats!

The fall coat drive for homeless teens in Seattle was a smashing success!

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Local youth invited to Untold Youth Summit

On Friday, Nov. 14, 9th and 10th grade youth from four local counties will unite to learn how to influence tobacco, alcohol, and drug prevention in their communities. The seventh annual Untold Youth Summit will be held at Swinomish Tribal Youth Center in La Conner, Washington from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Oct 17th, 2008

News from your local libraries

Lopez

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Pumpkin carving and spooky tales return!

This Friday, Oct. 24, Woodmen Hall will once again be filled with families gathered together to carve their Halloween pumpkins.

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Community Calendar

Lopez

  • Oct 17th, 2008

Another great year for Lopez Conservation Corps

We had an amazing year with the Lopez Island Conservation Corps (LICC).

  • Oct 17th, 2008

10th Annual harvest dinner to celebrate local food and the next generation

Lopez Community Land Trust’s annual Harvest Dinner has become an island tradition of breaking bread with neighbors on a brisk fall evening.

  • Oct 17th, 2008

U.S. Border Patrol’s Giuliano accused of child rape

It was just six months ago that the U.S. Border Patrol's second-highest…

Jill Blair (r) presenting Cecelia Richmond (l) with her Certificate of Achievement.

Cecelia Richmond named Island Hospital employee of the month

Mention the name Cecelia Richmond at Lopez Island Medical Clinic, and her co-workers will use such adjectives as “energetic,” “upbeat,” and “caring.”

  • Oct 14th, 2008
Jill Blair (r) presenting Cecelia Richmond (l) with her Certificate of Achievement.
Pat Torpie in Santa Cruz la Laguna.

Ten years of making a difference in Guatemala

When Lopezians Pat Torpie and Nancy Bingham built their second home in…

  • Oct 14th, 2008
Pat Torpie in Santa Cruz la Laguna.
Bob Vogel (l) and Josh Sharpe (r) on the beach of Vancouver Island.

Lopez kayakers participate in circumnavigation of Vancouver Island with disabled athletes

“The wilderness seacoast is the overlooked slice of the wild.”

  • Oct 14th, 2008
Bob Vogel (l) and Josh Sharpe (r) on the beach of Vancouver Island.

Next Presidential debate to stream live at Lopez Center

The last Presidential debate is on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. and will be streamed live at Lopez Center.

  • Oct 10th, 2008

Leadership San Juan Islands holds October open houses to recruit class of 2009

Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) will hold three open houses in October to recruit current and aspiring leaders for the Class of 2009. LSJI seeks candidates from all sectors of the community, from businesses and non-profits, to education and government.

  • Oct 10th, 2008

Literary magazine SHARK REEF releases fall edition online

The Fall 2008 edition of SHARK REEF (www.sharkreef.org) is leaner than some past issues but it’s meaty and provocative. You’ll find fiction from Jill McCabe Johnson and Clark Gilbert, Lorna Reese’s memoir on how she came to the islands, and poems from Julia Klimek, Lin McNulty and Lewis Spaulding.

  • Oct 10th, 2008

Celebrate books with bite during Teen Read Week

Area teens will be reading for the fun of it as the Lopez Island Library celebrates the 11th annual Teen Read Week™, October 12–18.

  • Oct 10th, 2008

Community Calendar

Lopez

  • Oct 10th, 2008

Parenting well in the media age: what parents need to know

Challenges for parents change and evolve with the times, and today, one of the biggest hurdles for parents to overcome is how media and technology affects their child’s life.

  • Oct 3rd, 2008

Games, food, and fun at the Harvest Festival

Fall is in the air, the pumpkin is on the vine and it’s once again time for The Friends of Woodmen Hall Fall Festival.

  • Oct 3rd, 2008

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

  • Oct 3rd, 2008