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Students return from world travels By Marne Cook


Peace Park and Atom Bomb Museum. These are sights that students from Lopez Island High School recently viewed. Every year, students have the opportunity to travel to a foreign country and learn about a different culture. China, France and Japan were the destinations for this year’s travelers.


The France group took off March 29. After making a quick stop in Iceland, they arrived in Paris. The students

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China travelers from Lopez pose at the entrance to a Geija Village. made their way through history by visiting various sites including the Catacombs, the Louvre, the Eiffel tower, American Cemetery, a memorial site for all the American soldiers who died in World War two, and the Palace of Versailles, which housed King Louis XIV for a short time. The Louvre was highly

praised by several of the French club students. When they first arrived at the museum, Richard Tetu, the French teacher and advisor, told his students that they had only three hours to explore. Most of the students were taken aback by the large quantity of time given them to see one museum. It wasn’t until they entered the building

that they realized how three hours would never suffice to fully take in all of the masterpieces. “The Louvre was amazing and we barely saw a fraction of it,” says Brianne Swanson, a French student. About mid-way into the French adventure, Lopez students were placed in the care See students, page 6

New Club on Lopez Island Dedicated to a Healthy Lifestyle

Demonstrations • Sample Meals • Guest Chefs Recipe Exchange • Health Tips • Door Prizes • More! Monday, May 7 at 6 pm, Lopez School Kitchen Club meets 1st Monday each month $10 monthly dues per family, Ages 14 & up w w w. v i b r a n t v e g e t a r i a n . c o m

THANK YOU AGAIN Bob, Cathy, EMTs, and Clinic Staff. It’s the 4th anniversary of the car accident that would have killed me--except that you are each so good at what you do! I will always be grateful. -Ginni

Featuring Members: Lynda Meurk Anderson and Steve Ruegge Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Lopez Center for Community & the Arts

Two Workshop Opportunities in May with Instructor Susan Young: Google

Workshop provides an introduction to using this free Google tool for developing a website for business or personal use. Meets 5:30-7:30. Learn how to customize ready made templates for brochures, newsletters and forms in this 3 part hands-on workshop. Meets 2:30-4:30. Both Meet for three Sessions: May 7, 14 & 21 Preregistration required. Fee: $45 each Contact the LIFRC at 468-4117 to sign up Sponsored by, Communities Connect Network, Broadband USA, Harvest Foundation, San Juan Economic Development Council and In collaboration with the Lopez Island Library


We had a great event with the support of our wonderful volunteers and sponsors

And our Supporting Sponsors: Holly B’s Bakery, Blossom Grocery, Islanders Bank, Village Cycles, Paper Scissors on the Rock, The Bay, Lopez Vineyards, Technosense & Bargreens Coffee Special THANKS to Jeff Nichols & crew, LCCA, Lopez EMS, WS Ferries, Diamond Parking, Lia, Christa, Bob and all the volunteers who make this event possible.

Community Calendar tues, may 1

movie: Showing of the film “Koch

Brothers Exposed,” 7 p.m., library

conference room. Sponsored by San Juan County Money Out of Politics Committee, affiliate of Move to For more information contact Kai Sanburn 468-4400, or Kate Scott 4683837 or Rebecca Hellman at 468-3221. fri, may 4

art: The Opening Reception

for Lopez Artist Guild Art Show,

5- 7 p.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Show features the mixed media paintings and sculpture of Lynda Meurk Anderson and sculpture of Steve Ruegge sat, may 5

meeting: Orcas Power & Light

Cooperative 75th Annual Meeting, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.,Washington State Ferries. Celebrating 75 Years of Energy Independence in San Juan County. Lopez member attendees register at landing at

Lopez Acupuncture & Integrated Health Julienne Battalia LAc, LMP Most Insurance Accepted (360)468-3239

8:40 a.m., ferry leaves 9:30 a.m. return to Lopez at 11:25 a.m.

music/fundraiser: Dana

Lyons plays at Day for the Bay Celebration, (;30 a.m. - 3 :30 p.m.,

Lopez Center. For more info,

music: Jazz Up Your Life - Islands A Cappella Spring Concert, 5;30

p.m., Lopez Center. See page sun, may 6

training: Oiled Bird Search & Rescue Training, 10 - 12 p.m.,

Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. For more info, mon.’s, may 7, 14, 21

workshop: 3-part Free Google

tool ‘Creating Your Own Website’ workshop, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. ,

library meeting room. This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to using this free Google tool for developing a web site for your business or personal use. Fee for class

Adrienne Wiseman

Come in for your FREE LUNCH! Galley Restaurant

is $35 if paid by April 30th and $45 if paid after April 30. Preregistration required at Lopez Island Family Resource Center. For more info or call 468-4117. mon.’s, may 7, 14, 21

workshop: 3-part ‘Create

Brochures, Newsletters, Business Cards,’ 2:30- 4:30 p.m. , library

meeting room. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to locate and customize for your business or personal use ready-made templates that use Microsoft Word 2010 as a desktop publishing program. Fee for class is $35 if paid by April 30th and $45 if paid after April 30th. Pre-registration required at Lopez Island Family Resource Center. For more info www. or call 468-4117. thurs, may 10

event: Lopez Sheep Drive/

Lamb Wool & Goat Festival, 5-7

p.m., Fisherman Bay Road to the Village.

event: Annual Lopez Island

Concerns over telecommunications/ wireless ordinance A lot of angst has been generated by the county’s CAO ordinance, and rightly so,


A workshop covering soil testing (and interpretation), nutrient management, organic matter, fertilization, amendments, and more! What you need to know to grow!

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WSU programs are open to all without discrimination. Accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested at registration.

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Love Dog Cafe Open 9am-3pm & 5pm-8pm Thursday-Sunday Where Food is Art

meeting: Port of Lopez

Monthly Meeting, 7- 9 p.m.,

library meeting room. www. fri, may 11

event: Lopez Sheep Drive/

Lamb Wool & Goat Festival, 5-7 p.m., Fisherman Bay Road to the Village.

meeting: Town Hall Meeting, 6- 8 p.m., Lopez Community Center. For more info, www. sat, may 12

festival: Lopez Lamb,Wool and Goat Festival, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. All proceeds to benefit Lopez Farm to School Program. There will also be a dinner 5:30 - 8 p.m. For more info, or

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but a much bigger “taking” is being planned right now in secret by county officials and industry technocrats. It’s the new telecommunications/ wireless ordinance. The stated goal of which is to wipe out all the protection from RF radiation, uglyfication, and property devaluation that SJC residents fought so hard for in the 1990’s and to make SJC a free-fire zone for the wireless industry. This 70-plus page ordinance changes every part of the SJC Development Code. It allows massive 150-foot tall towers with emergency communication and broadband antennas, plus as many as three sets of cellular antennas, plus equipment sheds with 24-7 buzzing invertors,

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art sale: Hildegarde Goss Estate Art Sale and Auction, 11

a.m. - 2 p.m., The Gathering Place, LOHO (across from the Post Office). Sale and auction is to benefit Lopez School Art Department fri, may 18 food: Great Pairings, 6 p.m., Woodmen Hall. Reservations can be made at Paper Scissors or by credit card by calling the Lopez Children’s Center 4683896. sat, may 19

Classes: Making Great

Compost! With Liz Scranton, 1-4 p.m., TBA. Suggested donation: $10.Proceeds to benefit: Grow A Row. Max. 8 people.

music: Classical Pianist Mark

Salman, 7-9 p.m., Lopez Center

for Community and the Arts. Admission by donation. For more info,

Lopez Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: Mondays - 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Center Wednesdays - 4 p.m. Women’s meeting at the fellowship hall at Grace Episcopal Church Fridays - 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Center Saturdays - noon at the Children’s Center Contact phone number 468-2809

Al-Anon: Fridays - 9:00 a.m. at the Grace Church Hall, Lopez Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Center, Lopez. Contact phone number 468-2510.

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roaring cooling blowers and emergency diesel generators. All this is permitted outright with no recourse to the surrounding residents in all county right of ways and in any easements OPALCO may have on private property! Visit the Lopez Airport to see what ugly monsters we are talking about here. This one is only about 60 feet tall and has only one set of cellular antennas on it. Imagine it over twice as tall and with four times more antennas! These things will cause massive property devaluation in whole sections of the county. People don’t buy land and houses here to enjoy the sight and sound of industrial facilities – or to get cancer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has designated electromagnetic fields in the RF range as a Group 2B “possible human carcinogen” along with chlordane, DDT, lead, and others. When Coke and Pepsi found out recently that their caramel ingredient was in this category – they took it out immediately! 2012 is the 200th anniversary of the Luddite Rebellion. If that taught us anything, it is that technological progress is only desirable if the benefits are greater than the harm. The public hearing is May 22. Contact your councilmember and OPALCO’s CEO. Steve Ludwig Lopez Island

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Angel Michaels is delighted to invite you to Islands’ A Cappella Spring Concert “Songbirds in Season: Larks, Laughter and Nightingales.” Works will include “The Nightingale” and “The Lark,” as imagined by Mendelssohn as well as choral suites penned by Orcas composer James Hardman, composer John Rutter, and San Juan Island composer/arranger Bert Dayton. The concert covers jazz, 20th century Romanticism, 21st century lyricism and spirituals that will share good news beyond “The Troubles of This World.” Islands’ A Cappella will perform on Lopez Island at the Lopez Community Center on Saturday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m.

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Mali Fischer-Levine, affectionately known as “Moleskin” by her friends, is an illustrator whose work is whimsical and nostalgic. FischerLevine grew up on Lopez Island, and has returned after three years of study at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. I caught up with Fischer-Levine one early spring day in the converted bus she’s currently living in, which is filled with her dreamy drawings, her vintage dresses and small, framed collages. Jolie Holland tunes play in the background, and as I sip licorice tea, Fischer-Levine dumps out a collection of the smallest books imaginable. “For a while I was into making only really tiny things,” she says in her sweet and unassuming voice. Each book is just over an inch long, bound in a colorful, probably vintage paper, and the insides are elegant in their simplicity – one tiny book has geometric shapes of varying shades of blue, a different one on each page. FischerLevine loves anything old or a little faded, and her love of vintage shines through in almost all her work. There is a forlorn quality to a drawing of a young woman, whose black hair fans out around her as if suspended in water, reminiscent of a fairy tale mermaid of days ago. While Fischer-Levine is working towards getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration, she has recently found a new love in collage. This is not the collage of shiny images ripped from fashion magazines and then piled high on a piece of construc-

tion paper. Once again, her style is reserved, spare in a sense, comes.” This past winter brought Fischer-Levine a new artistic and the magazines she sources are at least thirty years old. One collage depicts a girl in a sailor suit, a few deftly placed collaboration- working with Milla Prince and Callie Blue of red lines against the back ground - the colors are rich, but less KnowledgeShare, a skill share organization aimed with dissaturated, lending an air of nostalgia. She mentions Hannah seminating local wisdom, she designs and illustrates all of the Hoch, a German “Dada” artist known for her graphic collages, posters for the classes. It was her first time making posters for as inspiration. See ART, page 5 As a young artist, FischerLevine acknowledges that her style is ever evolving. She is critical of work from Concrete Included! up until two years ago, and threw out everything 24’x24’x9’ from that earlier time 4” Concrete floor w/fibermix reinforcement period. She is inspired by & zip-strip crack control, 16’x8’ raised panel artists such as, the illustristeel overhead door, 3’x6’8” PermaBilt door ous Henry Darger who w/self closing hinges & stainless steel lockset, created an entire imagi18” eave & gable overhangs, 2’x24’ poly nary world of dreamy eavelight, 10’ continuous flow ridge vent, 2” Includes: children and animals, as $ fiberglass vapor barrier roof insulation, 18 16,785 • Free In-Home Consultation well as current illustrators sidewall & trim colors w/45 year warranty. • Plans • Engineering • Concrete like Jillian Tamaki, and • Permit Service • Erection $ $ 222/mo Julie Morstad. A bit more • Guaranteed Craftsmanship curious is her love for Hundreds Of Designs Available! Richard Brautigan’s book Buildings Built Square Feet “In Watermelon Sugar.” 18,783 19,954,478 “It’s an imaginary As Of 3/24/12 45 Year Warranty world with a commune Washington #TOWNCPF099LT where everything’s made Financing based on 12% interest, 10 years, O.A.C.. Actual rate may vary. Price does not include permit costs or sales tax & is based on out of watermelon sugar; a flat, level, accessible building site w/less than 1ʼ of fill, w/85 MPH Wind Exposure “B”, 25# snow load, for non commercial usage & does not include prior sales & may be affected by county codes and/or travel considerations. Drawing for illustration purposes only. Ad expires 5/11/12. his imagery is rich,” she PERMABILT.COM • exclaims. Also unique is her penchant for watching classic television shows from the 1990s like The X-Files and Northern Exposure, while she draws. Like all creative folk, blocks do occur. Fischer-Levine is getting better and better at, “Doing a little, walking away, and coming back.” Without the pressure of a school project to keep her focused, she is learning to find her own rhythm. There is one place she goes if she’s feeling stuck, “It’s a book of wildflowers, photographs from the 70’s; if I don’t know what to draw, I flip through it and something



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Lyons sings for Fisherman Bay Lopez shines at 7-school meet

By Gene Helfman A benefit concert by environmental singerSpecial to the Islands’ Weekly songwriter Dana Lyons, known for his song “Cows with Guns” tops off the third annual Rain turned to sun and Lopez Day for the Bay celebration at Lopez Center for athletes responded at a home meet Community and the Arts, May 5. Organized April 18 versus Lummi, Friday by Lopez conservation research nonprofit Harbor, St. Paul’s Academy, Cedar Kwiaht and volunteers of the Fisherman Bay Park Christian, and Concrete high Marine Health Observatory, the event offers schools. Several Lobos turned in field trips, slide shows, exhibits, food and outstanding performances. Brianne music in support of informed stewardship of Swanson entered the 100 meter the county’s largest historical estuary. and 200 meter dashes, 300 meter After a brief orientation at the center at hurdles, and high jump and won 9:30 a.m., you can visit up to five field stations all four. Solomon Bill won both the devoted to native plants, seabirds and geol1,600 meter and 3,200 meter runs, ogy. There will also be a special field station turning in excellent mid-season Gene Helfman photo for children. A light lunch and slide show at times of 4:55.7 and 10:43, respecthe center at 12:30 p.m., will be followed by tively. Many other Lobos posted Brianne Swanson takes the lead in the 100 meter Contributed photo Dana Lyons in concert. Admission is by donapersonal records as they prepared dash at the Lopez home track meet April 18. tion of $15, which will help pay for ongoing Dana Lyons for the upcoming League meet on seabird research in the bay. May 2 at Mt. Vernon, the district meet on May 11 at Stanwood, and the tri-district meet at A special attraction this year is Kwiaht’s Diversity and abundance depends to a great Kings High in Shoreline on May 19. new Fisherman Bay Ecosystem Atlas, a bound extent on fish populations in the bay, which portfolio of original data, maps and historical in turn are influenced by water quality and Handmade and Vintage around the village. photographs documenting changing condi- aquatic vegetation. Guiding the growth of “It’s a blessing that every- Goods in the old homestead tions in the Fisherman Bay watershed, from Lopez Village to minimize harm to the bay one on Lopez is so support- building; Fischer-Levine wildlife and plants to land use patterns and ecosystem is a concern, as well as adapting CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 ive,” she smiles, referring will have prints and original shoreline development. Donate $25 or more roads and other community infrastructure to to the community response drawings on display. She is and take a copy of the atlas home with you. increased storminess and shoreline erosion. a “client,” and creating for to her posters. “[At Emily open to accepting commisDonate $30 or more and a Fisherman Bay A detailed forecast of the effects of climate an audience when she’s Carr] compliments aren’t sions and can be reached seabird poster will be included. change on homes and roads in low-lying used to creating solely for given out willy-nilly.” by email at mali_fischer@ The Fisherman Bay Marine Health areas is included in the new Fisherman Bay herself had its challenges. Next up on the agenda is Her work may Observatory (www. Ecosystem Atlas. Her beautiful posters can be co-curator of the soon-to-be- also be seen on line at www. was organized in 2009 as a joint program of For more info, email seen on local bulletin boards open store, Larkspur Quality Kwiaht and Washington State University Beach Watchers. Since then, Lopezians have volunteered nearly a 1,000 hours to monitoring seabird activity around the bay, idenMEET THE NEW PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR tifying critical habitats and food resources for dozens of LEARN ABOUT THE SIgN REPLACEMENT PROgRAM species, and establishing a baseline for detecting future RECEIVE UPDATES ON SHAW PARK FROM THE PARKS AND FAIR DIRECTOR trends. Volunteers have also begun marking the highest tides of the year to measure Expires 5/25/12 impacts of climate change. San Juan County Public Works is hosting an In 2012, the monitoring proOpen House on Thursday, May 3rd at Shaw gram will expand to include new indicators – plankton Community Center 1:00 to 3:00. Projects and sediment quality – and located on Shaw Island will be displayed. overlap with class projects at Please plan to stop by and give us your Lopez School. Sustaining bird diversity thoughts on some of the upcoming projects. is a goal of the program.



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missed. Fritz died in his sleep in Santa Rosa at 62. He is survived by his son Leif Edwards of San Jose, Calif., sister Sally McNamara of St. Paul, Minn., brother Mark Edwards of Tempe, Ariz., and sister Leslie Cummings of Houston, Texas. He was the son of the late George Robert Edwards and Mary Bomberger Edwards. A memorial gathering was held in Modesto, Calif., at the Tuolumne River Lodge. Family and friends came from across the country to remember and celebrate Fritz’s life.

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Christ the King Community ChurCh, Now meeting at 10:00 AM at the Lopez Elementary School in the multi-purpose room. Find us on the web: www. or email graCe episCopal ChurCh, welcomes you to worship with us on Sundays at 10:00 am. Fisherman Bay Road at Sunset Lane. 468-3477. Everyone welcome! lopez island Community ChurCh, 91 Lopez Road. Sunday School: pre-school through adult 9:30 am; Worship at 10:30 am. Pastor Jeff Smith 468-3877. lutheran ChurCh in the san juans, Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Center Church on Davis Bay Road. Also in Friday Harbor at 9:15 a.m. in St. David’s and in Eastsound at 2:00 p.m. in Emmanual. Pastor Anne Hall, 468-3025. QuaKer Worship group Meetings will be Sundays at 10 am at the home of Ron Metcalf, 6363 Fisherman Bay Road. Children’s program. Everyone welcome. Phone 468-2129. Email: st. FranCis CatholiC ChurCh Come worship with us at Center Church on Davis Bay Rd. We welcome you to join us for Mass at 10:30 am on Saturday. Call 3782910 for Mass times on San Juan and Orcas Islands.


of a French host family for five days. “Besides the food, which was freaking amazing. The home stay was my favorite part of the trip,” says Patience Taylor, another French student. “It was really cool to be able to create friendships with people from a different country, even with the language barrier.” When the students returned to Lopez they had nothing but joyful and positive words to say about the trip. “Their open minds and hearts were always in evidence through their enthusiasm for new sites, new foods, and new experiences,” Tetu says.


Due to the generous funding from the Freeman Foundation, junior and seniors from Lopez Island High School have had the chance to go to Japan every year since 2001. The Japan travelers also get to visit many noteworthy sites each year. Hiroshima and its Peace Park and Atom Bomb Museum is just one of the many stops on their trip, which included an itinerary of temples, museums, historical places and shrines. This year five students from Lopez Island and five students from Orcas were able to experience this foreign culture together. Annie Calonico, one of the Japan advisors, said that it was an amazing experience to explore a new culture. Calonico also said “I loved getting to know both the Lopez and Orcas students on the trip.” Of the students that were interviewed there was a common consensus that their experience was enlightening and full of fun. “Their culture is so different from America’s. It is one thing to read about a culture and study their customs and beliefs and it is another to live in that culture’s environment,” says Nia Bartolucci, a junior from Lopez Island High School and Japan traveler. These students also had the privilege of staying in a local’s home. “Although there were some communication difficulties, it still ended up being a wonderful experience,” Bartolucci says. “It was fun to figure out all the different ways to communicate without using words.”


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Island Hideaway – Set on private 12 acres with rocky outcroppings, this recently remodeled AFrame has 1 BR, 1 BA plus large upstairs loft which could be used as the bedroom, office or wonderful artist studio. Plenty of windows + hardwood floors, and covered wrap-around porch. Spend quiet moments on the 1 mile circle drive. W/D, N/S, Pets negotiable, F/L/S. $1100 Charming Panabode Cabin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin is set on a peaceful 41 acre estate & surrounded by landscaped grounds. Sunny master bedroom has deck, 2 woodstoves & plenty of closet space with built-ins. Nice deck off the living room. Nearby workshop & storage is available for use. Potential garden space. F/L/S, N/S $1100 mo Call Carol Gorton (360)468-3177 or email Commercial Rentals Office/Commercial FRIDAY HARBOR

ESTABLISHED Restaurant site in historic building! Includes deck & ample parking. Affordable terms! Contact owner for details 1-858-454-9463. &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY


NEW TO TRUCKING?. Your new career starts now! * $0 Tuition Cost * No Credit Check * Great Pay & Benefits Short employment commitment required Call 8663 0 6 - 4 1 1 5

The Bainbridge Island Review, a weekly community newspaper located in western Washington state, is accepting applications for a parttime general assignment Reporter. The ideal candidate will have solid reporting and writing skills, have up-to-date knowledge of the AP Stylebook, be able to shoot photos and video, be able to use InDesign, and contribute to staff blogs and Web updates. We offer vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have a passion for community news reporting and a desire to work in an ambitious, dynamic newsroom, we want to hear from you. E.O.E. Email your resume, cover letter and up to 5 non-returnable writing, photo and video samples to Or mail to BIRREP/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

San Juan County Assessor

has immediately openings for the following fulltime, benefited positions:


to perform property appraisals for tax assessment purposes.


to perform property appraisals of residential and business personal property for tax assessment purposes.

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For additional information and application instructions, visit: or call 360-370-7402. Open until filled EOE.


San Juan County Land Bank


Employment Transportation/Drivers

FOUND ITEM Of Value in front of the Post Office in Friday Harbor. Call Chuck at 360-378-4151 ref 12-001689 to describe and claim.

SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad. Lost

ISLAND PETS lost/ found. On Lopez call Jane 360-468-2591; Joyce, 360-468-2258; Sheriff’s Office 360-3784151. Lopez Animal Protection Society, PO Box 474, Lopez, WA 98261. On Orcas call 3603766777. On San Juan call the Animal Shelter 360-378-2158 ClassiďŹ eds. We’ve got you covered. 800-388-2527 Employment General

FRIENDS OF THE SAN JUANS SEEKS Community Engagement Director. Part-time position based in Friday Harbor, WA . Responsible for annual fundraising and communications. 2 years experience in major giving, marketing, communications, and community organizing. For more information visit &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY

seeks a


to maintain conservation lands on San Juan Island. This position will work approx. 20 hours/week for up to eight months. $14.58/hr, no benefits. For application and job description visit or contact Human Resources at 360-370-7402. Screening begins 5/2/12. EOE. Employment Restaurant


Employment Media

REPORTER Reporter sought for staff opening with the Peninsula Daily News, a sixday newspaper on Washington’s beautiful North Olympic Peninsula that includes the cities of Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Forks (yes, the “Twilight� Forks, but no vampires or werewolves). Bring your experience from a weekly or small daily -from the first day, you’ll be able to show off the writing and photography skills you’ve already acquired while sharpening your talent with the help of veteran newsroom leaders. This is a general assignment reporting position in our Port Angeles office in which being a self-starter must be demonstrated through professional experience. Port Angeles-based Peninsula Daily News, circulation 16,000 daily and 15,000 Sunday (plus a website getting up to one million hits a month), publishes separate editions for Clallam and Jefferson counties. Check out the PDN at w w w. p e n i n s u l a d a i l y and the beauty and recreational oppor tunities at In-person visit and tryout are required, so Washington/Northwest applicants given preference. Send cover letter, resume and five best writing and photography clips to Leah Leach, managing editor/news, P.O. Box 1330, 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, or email Professional Services Legal Services

DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes, custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295. www.paralegalalter

DRIVERS -- You can count on Knight for flexible hometime, plenty of miles, great modern, modern trucks, single source dispatch, 31 Service Centers. 800-4149569 ClassiďŹ eds. We’ve got you covered. 800-388-2527


Loving Senior Care with a personal touch! Safe, comfortable & happy environment! State Licensed

360-378-3918 Flea Market

Bar Stool, attractive, medium brown colored wood, $15. Twin size White Wicker Headboard, good condition, $10. (360)468-3991 Lopez Is.

Marine Miscellaneous

2 KAYAK TRAILER for sale in great condition! Perfect for canoes or kayaks ~ Just in time for summer!! Newer tires and taillight package included. $750 obo. Call Pat 360-221-8294. Langley, South Whidbey.

ROTOTILLER heavy duty; “Ariens Tiller�; rear tine, self propelled! New replacement engine. Good cond! Extra tines for 3’ swath. $475. Lopez Isl. 360-468-4636.



MINIATURE PUPPIES. 1 Female, 2 Males. Blue and Tan Dapple, Red Dapple, Black and Tan. $400 to $550. These puppies have great temperaments. Shots, wormed and vet checked. Home raised with both parents on site. Born 2/18/12. Call or text for more information and pictures 360969-1622 GREAT DANE

Sport Utility Vehicles Subaru

28’ BAYLINER 2855 Ciera, 1991. 7.4 litre Mercury Cruiser, Bravo II Stern Drive. Engine hours: 850. Shore power, depth sounder, GPS. Good Condition. Fish or Cruise - It’s Ready for The Water! $12,000. Call for More Info: 509264-8260 or 509-6635723. Moored in LaConner.

2009 SUBARU Forester AWD, 5 speed manual. 2.5 liter, Premium package includes AC, power windows, door locks, etc, moon roof, roof rack, more. All weather package, including heated seats, windshield wiper de-icer. Only 46K (mostly highway) miles. One owner, all maintenance. Great condition, moving must sacrifice, $19,750/firm. (360)2862144 or 808-291-5077

Marine Sail


Marine Power

13’ ZODIAC YL380 DLX, 2004. Like new. Suzuki 40 HP 4 Stroke Outboard incredibly silent with less than 10 hours. This Zodiac is loaded. Always garaged, never left in water, VHF radio, Depth Sounder, Keelguard Protection Kit, Spotlights, Compass, GPS, Footwell Lights, Running Lights, Automatic Bildge, EZ-Loader Trailer, Full Highest Quality Custom Cover. $14,500. 360-298-0415 or 360-378-6118. Friday Harbor 2005 17’ DC Tracker. Deep V Aluminum boat. 2005 4 Stroke Merc, 115 HP. 2005 4 Stroke Merc 9.9 HP, 50 HP electric trolling motor. Hummingbird GPS, Chart Plotter, Fish Finder, Stereo, 1 Downrigger, Bimini Top. Ready to fish! $10,500 OBO. Call Troy, 360-544-2217. Email for photo:

SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad. AKC GREAT DANE Puppies. Now offering Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s & Standard Great Danes. Males & females. Every color but Fawns, $500 & up. Health guarantee. Licensed since 2002. Dreyersdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes. Also; selling Standard Poodles. Call 503-556-4190.

Marine Power

ClassiďŹ eds. We’ve got you covered. 800-388-2527

Yard and Garden

Hearthstone Adult Family Home

Employment Transportation/Drivers

DINING SET Solid Oak! Table with smoked glass inset, opens to seat 10, 8 upholstered chairs, hutch & stand up storage unit & table pads. Very good condition, $1,000 or best offer. 360-373-9410.

Domestic Services Adult/Elder Care

Including: Breakfast Cook, Front Desk Agent and Server. If interested, please apply online at: or stop by to fill out an application.

Home Furnishings

23’ SEARAY Weekender 225, 2002. Excellent condition, original owner, 193 hours. Always stored, dry and covered. 260HP Bravo III, Garmin color GPS/ Sounder. Cuddy Cabin sleeps 2 with sink, port-a-potty and portable stove. All accessories ready to go! Asking $24,500. Boat located on Whidbey Island. 203-610-5962

1976 33’ RANGER; ONE owner boat & always well maintained! New; 25 HP Universal Diesel, 22 gallon fuel tank, 2 batteries, prop, electric marine toilet, Dodger, interior cushions, sailing electronics. Standing rigging & life lines replaced 2007. Refrigeration, Dickinson fireplace, propane cook stove/ oven. Last haul out October 2011. She’s ready for summer cruising! $29,000. San Juan Island. Call 360-378-5111.

1981 24.5’ TANZER. Shoal keel, main, jib, spinner. Includes 8 HP, 4 cycle Honda outboard. PFD’s, extra fuel tank. New seat covers, two burner alcohol stove, sink, ice box & drop down table. Forward “V� berth, Porta-potty. Inflatable raft. Very stable boat under sail! Easy to handle! $4,000. Oak Harbor. John 360-2408332. Or email today;

33’ NEWPORT Cruising Sloop, 1982. 4 sails including spinnaker and two poles. Only 2 owners. Perfect for NW cruising. Very well maintained and updated. Lots of gear included. A real steal at $22,000 OBO. Call Marnie at 206-5798994 (Vashon Island)

100TH ANNIVERSARY Edition 2003 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide in excellent condition with almost 23,000 miles. Screamin’ Eagle pipes, detachable windshield and after market oil cooler plus lots of chrome. Always parked in the garage. $8500. Call 360-969-4097 (Oak Harbor) 2008 HARLEY Davidson XL 883 Custom. Spring is Here, Time to Ride! Excellent condition. 6,000 miles. Lots and Lots of Extras. Had Heart Surgery in August, Doctor Says Don’t Ride. Dang It! Always kept under cover and in carport. $6,500 OBO. (360)6201114 Tents & Travel Trailers

1995 29’ TERRY Travel Trailer. Clean, ready to go! No leaks, always under cover. Sleeps 8. Inlcudes tow package includes tow bars and hitch. Lots of storage inside and out. New converter & batteries. Everythign works. Great condition! $5,800. 360221-7560, leave message. Email for photos available. 34’ ALJO, 1994. Clean, tall ceilings, repainted, many built-ins removed. More like small cabin. $6500 obo. You move. Located on Vashon Island. 206-463-3009 ClassiďŹ eds. We’ve got you covered. 800-388-2527

%HFRPHDQ1$& YORKIE/ YORKSHIRE Terrier, AKC Registered. Born 1/21/12. Home raised. Will be small. Father only 3 lbs 2 oz. Very friendly and loving puppies, full of mischief. Mother and father onsite. Wormed and first shots. Females: $900. Males: $700. Call anytime: 360-631-6256 or 425-330-9903 ClassiďŹ eds. We’ve got you covered. 800-388-2527

Free nursing assistant certification class Become an NAC for free. Classes begin in May, and upon course completion, employment opportunities may be available. Please call 360.378.2117, or stop by our facility to apply. Space is limited! _(2(0)9'


Employment General


9.5’ LANCE 915 Pickup Camper, 2001. Good condition. Stored inside. $4,250. 360-421-1000

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“I am grateful to photography for keeping my eyes wide open,” Greg said. “Although I have captured many images with a camera, there are so many more in my mind’s eye that are unrecorded. As my life comes to a close, I wonder where all of those images go?” The exhibition will be on display at the library from May 9 to June 20. For more information, visit


Guizhou province, a southwestern part of the country and the Guizhou Forerunner College. The first stop was GFC and the Bright Angel College of the Blind. GFC, the first nonprofit college in China, is

located in a preserved area called the Scenic Bird Area. The college was founded to help blind students and ethnic minority students of the region. Guizhou Province is considered one of the most impoverished provinces of


to create a service learning trip to China. The main focus of this trip was to build upon the local connection in the

Contributed photo/ Greg Ewert

Hills of Devon, from his recent portrait series and a set of landscape photographs from England and the United States. China. This is the first year for the college and the current enrollment is approximately 200 students with 32 blind students. Next year they expect to increase the enrollment to approximately 400 students. In the week and a half they


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were in China, the travelers were able to interact, teach and learn from the college students and locals. After spending time at GFC, students traveled to remote Miao villages and learned about other service learning projects for future trips. They also had the opportunity to spend time in the homes of locals. “I had a really great time on the China trip,” says Breton Carter, a student.

Lopez Center


Platinum prints exhibit an exceptionally wide range of tones. Greg Ewert, Meg Partridge, Steve Horn and Robert S. Harrison have been working over the past several months to print Ewert’s photographs for the show. In addition to the photographs displayed on the walls, there will be a book of Greg’s original prints, spanning several years, assembled into a handmade book by Iris Graville, made especially for the show.


Greg Ewert’s first solo photography show will open at the library, Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. A wide range of photographs will be on display, including his most recent portrait series and a set of landscape photographs from England and the United States. These photographs will be primarily printed in platinum, one of the oldest photographic processes. It was invented in the 1870s by William Willis in England.

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Ewert photo show at library

“My favorite part was meeting new people and spending time with them despite the language barrier.” There will be a committee formed to discuss future plans of traveling to China. Contact Superintendent Bill Evans at 468-2219 ext. 2350 for more info.

– Marne Cook is an intern for the Islands’ Weekly

Steinway Piano Series

Saturday May 19th, 7pm

Piano Virtuoso Mark Salman Plays Liszt

Guest Lopez students Gavin Goodrich & Lia Pryce by donation

Islands' Weekly, May 01, 2012  

May 01, 2012 edition of the Islands' Weekly