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The Lopez Children’s Center first opened its doors five years ago, and the community is being asked to help celebrate this milestone.
Orcas High School graduate Logan Luft has returned to the San Juan Islands to help San Juan Sanitation, which is co-owned by his father Tom Luft, increase the company’s recycling programs.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently developing a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for protection of San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) that will guide refuge management decisions for the next 15 years and beyond.
San Juan and Orcas both have one, and now Lopez is hopping on board.
The 144-car ferry Elwha returned to service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands…
Thomas Jefferson wrote, “There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.”
Shovels. Pulaskis. Pruning shears. Wheelbarrows. Crowbars. McLeods. Crosscut saws.
Jim Ghiglione and his family vacationed in the San Juans for close to 15 years, and they often mused about what it would be like to live here. When the Lopez Fire Chief position opened up at the beginning of this year, Ghiglione jumped at the chance to apply.
The San Juan County Council has designated Rich Peterson as chair of an ad hoc task force to find ways to improve cell phone coverage within the county.
Friday Harbor Group 607 of Amnesty International USA invites the San Juan County community to join with them in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that were proclaimed and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
People For Puget Sound is recruiting and training local volunteer kayakers to help locate infestations of invasive Spartina grass along San Juan County shorelines.
Young adult writers were challenged to write about “Preserving what’s important in a changing world” and “Imagine the Islands without land conservation” in essay or poem format for the third annual young adult essay contest sponsored by the San Juan County Land Bank.
Residents, policy makers and transportation providers are invited to explore economically and environmentally sustainable multi-modal transportation solutions for San Juan County at the Transportation Summit to be held September 17, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.
One of the best ways to prepare children for the coming school year is to make sure their immunizations are up-to-date. Childhood vaccinations are among the most effective ways to protect children against serious and preventable illnesses, some of which have no cure or treatment. Parents should use the next few weeks to ensure their kids have all the immunizations they need to begin school. Certificate of Immunization Status forms, which outline the requirements, are available from schools and the Health Department.
The spreading of a sonic gospel can be a tiring task, one borne of devotion and tenacity.
Registration for the Fall Marine Naturalist Training Program, presented by The Whale Museum, is available now. The program dates are Saturdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, and 19. The object of this program is to provide a learning experience that assists adult graduates in becoming qualified regionally as professional or volunteer naturalists.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office cited two businesses in San Juan County for alcohol violations following an August 8 joint undercover operation conducted by the two organizations.
For 12 years, island artists have opened up their Lopez studios, providing a glimpse into the creativity and work that goes into painting, sculpture, jewelry, and more.
Charley Thweatt’s music has been described as bringing “deep connection and playful joy that leaves your heart open and your spirit soaring.”
The community is invited to check out the innovative construction practices currently underway at the new Lopez Community Land Trust housing project.
KLOI Lopez Community Radio has developed an on-air repertoire that reflects the diversity of our island’s community. With over 15 deejays and programs like Kitchen Table Politics and Sustainable, Local Food Systems, KLOI offers something interesting any time of day.
Lopez Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. What you may not know is that the primary staffing is provided by volunteers who are trained as Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). These volunteers are a hardworking group of Lopezians committed to helping you, their fellow Lopezians, in times of emergency. In short we are your “neighbors helping neighbors.”
My first year anniversary as director has just passed and I am pleased to be offering many new services for the Lopez Island community.
“A Summer Evening in the Garden,” a fundraising dinner and auction for the Permanent Farmers’ Market, will be on Sunday, August 24 at the Wild Berry Farm on San Juan Island
Lopez music lovers will be treated to the unusual harmonies and rhythms of a true family-based bluegrass band on Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Lopez Center. And these people don’t come from Virginia or Arkansas, but Brier, Washington. They write a lot of their own music but manage to project the clear bluegrass-flavored sound.
The Plague of Doves
Nominations for the Ninth Annual Dolly and Andy Holland Lopez Spirit Award are now open.
Gambling? On Lopez? Well, it’s for a good cause! It’s Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support’s (LIHHS) major fundraiser of the year.
Everyone is welcome to join County Council member Bob Myhr at the Lopez Library on Wednesday, August 20, 4-5:30 p.m. for a discussion of local and county issues, including Critical Areas Ordinance, Stormwater Regulations, Puget Sound Partnership, Lopez UGA, Odlin South protection, Fisherman Bay Road Plan, Referendum Issues, Ferries, and other current issues.
In this time of war, amidst all the political debate and news reports, there is a sometimes-forgotten but heavily affected group: children.
On a recent sunny Saturday in Friday Harbor, I was a guest on a public sail aboard the historic wooden sailboat, the Adventuress, now in its 95th year.
Pebble Beach has nothing on Lopez.
Lopez graduate Melissa Ahneman is attending Central Washington University and was on the honor roll for the first two quarters of 2008, and for the spring quarter 2008 she made the Dean’s List.
Worship Services in the Islands
The Whale Museum’s lecture series continues with a talk by Jason Wood at the museum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. Dr. Wood will be presenting “Musings of a Maritime Instructor: Beam Reach Research in the Spring of Aught-Eight,” which will summarize the latest research projects completed by Beam Reach students.
A large crowd turned out for Lopez Island Historical Society’s “Big Event” on Saturday, July 26, netting the non-profit just over $30,000 for its programs.
The Lopez Children’s Center will be celebrating its 5th year of providing early childhood education and care to the children of Lopez Island.