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SHARK REEF’s Spring 2008 issue available online

After a robust fall edition, SHARK REEF's spring issue is now available online. Featuring the work of writers from Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island, it's a diverse collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Stephen Oles is performing in “Love is Here to Stay.”

“Love is Here to Stay” concert to benefit Lopez Animal Protection

Tenor Stephen Oles and pianist Marjorie Stensrud will perform songs on the theme of love by Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Joni Mitchell and others during "Love is Here to Stay" on Sunday, March 16, at 4 p.m. at Lopez Center. Admission is free; donations will benefit the Lopez Animal Protection Society (LAPS).

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Stephen Oles is performing in “Love is Here to Stay.”
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  • Jun 17th, 2008
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Lopez School to buy 100 percent recycled copy paper

Lopez Island School District has decided to give itself 100 percent, at least when it comes to paper for its copy machines.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

League of Women Voters hosts Dr. John Geyman

At the next meeting of the League of Women Voters of the San Juans Dr. John Geyman will give a talk entitled "Reforming Our Collapsing Health Care System."

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Through the Grapevine

Every week we pose a different question to our readers.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Community Events

Lopez AA MeetingsLopez AA meetings at the Children's Center: Monday, Big Book,…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Health Matters: Whoopee

January is National Hot Tea Month and National Oatmeal Month and celebrates…

The Agony of Da-feet

by Marge McCoy, Lopez Island PharmacyIt seems a lot of us in…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Healthy marriage: why it’s good for you

by Carol Weiss, MAHealthy marriage characterized by strong commitment and effective communication…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Corinne Stevens presents “Lucia’s First Love”

Friday Harbor resident Corinne Stevens, opera singer and lyric mezzo-soprano, is holding…

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Lopez music students jamming with the Bernie Jacobs Quartet.

Bernie Jacobs Quartet gives workshops at Lopez School

The Bernie Jacobs Quartet from EarShot Jazz in Seattle presented two master classes and an assembly to students at Lopez School on Friday, Feb. 29.

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Lopez music students jamming with the Bernie Jacobs Quartet.

Master Class by Monique Mead

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival will sponsor a Master Class by Monique…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Conservation District Elections

It is almost spring and it is time for the San Juan…

  • Jun 17th, 2008

Ferry Border Patrol transportation checks continue

Eight ferry riders were taken into custody for possible immigration violations.

Mr. Bwoo

Mr. Bwoo

  • Jun 17th, 2008
Mr. Bwoo

Ellen Goodman

BOSTON -- In the end, the most memorable line of the primary…

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  • Jun 17th, 2008
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Special education teacher Vicki Carter with therapy dog Daisy.

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
Special education teacher Vicki Carter with therapy dog Daisy.

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
The reptiles are coming!

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
The reptiles are coming!

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
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Community Events

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

  • Jun 17th, 2008
A backhoe demolishing the crumbling house on Fisherman Bay Road.

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
A backhoe demolishing the crumbling house on Fisherman Bay Road.

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…