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An Introduction to Skagit Hospice Services

  • Jun 2nd, 2008

Fish for free weekend

Washingtonians who are interested in fishing but haven’t tried it have a perfect chance to do so during Free Fishing Weekend, scheduled June 7-8.

  • May 30th, 2008
Pancho Villa at his home on Lopez.

Go doggy, go!

Racing Chihuahua phenom, Pancho Villa, owned by Samantha and Mike Patrick of Lopez Island, beat out 188 tiny dogs at the Regional Petco Chihuahua Races in Seattle on April 26. As regional winner of the fourth annual event, the puppy will represent the Pacific Northwest at the National Chihuahua Races in San Diego, Calif. August 31.

  • May 30th, 2008
Pancho Villa at his home on Lopez.

KLOI 102.9FM community radio schedule

“We are filling out the schedule with more local programs,” says KLOI Board Member Ron Metcalf. “We are looking for additional local programing and DJs. It’s fun. Give us a call at 468-3656. The KLOI Board welcomes input from the Lopez Community. The next meeting is June 10 at 1951 Center Road at 7 p.m.

  • May 30th, 2008
History Corner

History Corner

I WOULD RATHER BE A BOY...

  • May 30th, 2008
History Corner

Ellen Goodman

BOSTON -- Somewhere in the waning hours of this interminable primary, I found myself channeling Barack Obama as he began a long overdue and eagerly anticipated conversation ... on gender.

  • May 30th, 2008

Get your 2008 Lopez fireworks t-shirt

The Lopez Fireworks organization is now in its 22nd year of providing the fourth of July fireworks to the Lopez community, friends, family and visitors. It is an all volunteer organization which is very unique in the pyrotechnic industry.

  • May 30th, 2008

Family art days at Westcott Institute

Every Saturday through Labor Day, the Westcott Bay Institute presents Family Art Days at the Westcott Bay Sculpture Park. Drop in any Saturday between 11 am and 4 pm for a free, family-oriented art activity led by a local artist. Materials are provided, unless otherwise specified. The Sculpture Park is located at the entrance to Roche Harbor Resort and is open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Paint, print, bubble, build, bead - and much, much more!

  • May 26th, 2008

McFeron Home on the Grange

The Ian McFeron Band will appear at the Lopez Grange on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the next of the Home on the Grange concert series sponsored by radiofreelopez.com.

  • May 26th, 2008

FEAST brings solutions to hungry teenagers

Editor, Islands’ Sounder

  • May 26th, 2008

Ellen Goodman

BOSTON -- Is there anyone who still remembers the folksy winter tableau? Eight Democratic candidates against the picturesque backdrop of Iowa and New Hampshire. It was a feel-good photo-op of diversity. The Democratic Party was black and white and Hispanic, male and female and proud. Our party, its leaders said, looks like America.

  • May 26th, 2008
Vilina Sanburn-Bill

Community Calender

On Tuesday June 3 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. the Washington Liquor Control Board and Orcas Island Prevention Partnership will be offering the annual summer training on alcohol and tobacco laws at the Orcas Island Fire Hall Conference Room. The training reviews the Washington state laws regarding the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors and places a special emphasis on checking IDs accurately, refusing sales to intoxicated customers, and promoting increased comfort in knowing when to ask for identification. This training does not qualify the restaurant and bar staff for their Mandatory Alcohol Servers Training (MAST) but does increase employee and business skills in accurately reading identification and refusing sales as needed.

  • May 26th, 2008
Vilina Sanburn-Bill

¡Fiesta time !

It’s time for a fiesta! The Lopez Community Center is hosting Ballet Folklórico Monarca de Friday Harbor on Sunday, June 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

  • May 20th, 2008
Kids on last year’s “Seafaring

Water sports, performing arts, and outdoor activities – it must be time for the summer workshops

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center’s summer workshops just keep getting better.

  • May 20th, 2008
Kids on last year’s “Seafaring

Wolf Hollow takes a ‘Bite of Orcas’

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Friday Harbor has been serving the wild animal rehabilitation needs of all of the San Juan Islands and seven northwest Washington counties for 25 years. Its major function is to care for animals hurt or impacted from human-related causes. “We’ve treated more than 12,000 animals and 220 native species since we were founded,” said Julie Knight, President of the Wolf Hollow Board.

  • May 20th, 2008

Worship Services in the Islands

LOPEZ Island

  • May 16th, 2008

DVSAS benefit yoga workshop

Join Anne Ha for a gentle, nourishing yoga workshop to benefit Domestic…

  • May 13th, 2008
The barbershop quartet Friendly Advice.

Calling all barbershop music fans: don’t miss this event!

Lopez a cappella group Lopez Sound has invited some very special guests to perform on the island.

  • May 13th, 2008
The barbershop quartet Friendly Advice.

Orcas Public School open house

Art throughout the hallways, musicians playing in the Elementary School, lantern making in the courtyard, arts and crafts in the classrooms and a slide show on the Cascade Creek watershed study as it enters Buck Bay – these are just a few of the wonderful things Orcas Public School kids are planning to share at this year’s Open House on Friday, May 16. All classrooms will be open to visit and enjoy from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • May 9th, 2008
Last Evening Meal at the School until next fall

Last Evening Meal at the School until next fall

Save the date for the final Evening Meal at the School for this school year – Thursday, May 29 in the multi-purpose room. Extended hours will provide an opportunity for those interested in taking garden tours and learning about student work with the L.I.F.E. Farm to School Program.

  • May 9th, 2008
Last Evening Meal at the School until next fall

May 17 event to highlight local efforts to save salmon

On May 17, the agency with what is arguably the most awkward name in State Government – the Lead Entity – will sponsor a Salmon Recovery and Lead Entity Day celebration at the Deer Harbor Community Club on Orcas Island.

  • May 9th, 2008

Self-guided studio tour on San Juan Island

A group of mutually supportive San Juan Island artists open up their personal studio spaces, often including artistic gardens, to the public for an entire weekend at the end of spring each year.

  • May 9th, 2008
Houston Taylor

Houston Taylor awarded Real Hero honor by Red Cross

Houston Taylor, a Shaw Island resident who leads the Skagit Hospice team serving all of San Juan County, has been named a Real Hero by the Anacortes/San Juan Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross. He will be honored at the Real Heroes Breakfast on May 14 at the Northern Lights Casino in Anacortes.

  • May 9th, 2008
Houston Taylor

Community Calender

Lopez Library is showing a film noir every Saturday at 2 p.m. in May. The films are as follows: “Double Indemnity,” “Maltese Falcon,” and “The Big Sleep.”

  • May 9th, 2008
Chapel in the hills

Bosnian Embassy to host Steve Horn’s photography exhibition

Steve Horn’s exhibition “Pictures Without Borders, Bosnia Revisited” will be featured at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington D.C. from May 8 to June 30. He will give a slide show and talk at the opening reception on Thursday, May 8.

  • May 6th, 2008
Chapel in the hills

Hummel Lake regulations

Some visitors wish to pay for the rental of a boat at Hummel Lake, but there is currently no charge for those vessels which some owners generously contributed and did not tie up.

  • May 5th, 2008

SJC Council salutes Opportunity Council

The San Juan County Council has proclaimed May to be “Community Action Month” and cited the Opportunity Council, the Community Action Agency in San Juan County, for 43 years of service to the citizens of Northwest Washington.

  • May 5th, 2008

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” in the water. L-R: Brendan Flynn

“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
“Sea Goose” in the water. L-R: Brendan Flynn

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
L-R: David Heinlein

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
L-R: David Heinlein

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