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VOLUME 35, NUMBER 32 • August 7, 2012

Chimera – weaving art, business and community By Iris Graville

Special to the Islands’ Weekly

No one disputes the intrepidness of the handful of Lopez Island artists who opened Chimera Gallery in 1987. “We all wanted to make art, not run a business,” says Pamela Maresten, one of the co-op’s founders.

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Chimera’s business model – a worker-owned cooperative – eased their leap from art studios to ledger sheets. “Putting your work in a regular gallery cuts into your earnings horrendously,” Maresten explains. “We preferred to trade our time to get a little more for our art. This was a way to make it go.” The 25 candles on the anniversary cake at the Chimera Artists’ Cooperative annual meeting this year were proof that the approach has succeeded. For potter Nancy Bingham, selling her art was a necessity back in 1987. “I was trying to make a living through art and needed a place to show my work,” she says. “We were looking for venues and it seemed we

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had enough good art and good artists to put together a gallery.” Although no longer active in Chimera, Bingham devoted herself to its first 10 years of operation. “I liked the grass roots way we started things,” she says. “We made all those decisions about how to run it, the hours and what to call it.” Bingham remembers much debate over “what to call it,” and the list of potential names that included Art Throbs Cooperative and Main Artery – A Cooperative. “Nobody could pronounce Chimera,” Bingham says; Maresten, who’s credited with the moniker, recalls it barely got majority approval. Patrons still stumble over

the word, even with the pronunciation guide on the cooperative’s business card (ki-meer-a) and definition (a thing of mixed character). But, it fit. “This is exactly how it started,” Bingham says. “All these different people who had different ideas and different ways of doing things.” Diana Bower, creator of the gallery’s logo, was among the founders and remains active today. Her linoleum block print – a fanciful griffin with the head of a lion, body of a goat, and long, curving tail – symbolizes the diversity of artists and personalities from the cooperative’s beginning through the present. Maresten and Bingham recall that in those early

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An inside look at Chimera Gallery. days, gallery operations were, well, “of mixed character.” Members met often, and whoever showed up set the agenda and figured out who would facilitate and who would take minutes. There was no board of directors, and policies and procedures were fluid. Any artist who was willing to staff the gallery could join. Now an elected group of five oversees day-to-day operations and juries in new work, and a written contract delineates membership responsibilities and benefits.

Since the beginning, members have jotted notes in a journal during their shifts staffing the gallery, an 800-square-foot storefront just two doors from Holly B’s Bakery in Lopez Village. A leaf through the pages reveals this appraisal: “Soooo many people are here now, browse, browse, browse. If only we could live on compliments. It would be hard to make change though. Imagine trying to cash a standing ovation.” See chimera, page 6


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All fabrics, fibers, paper, embellishments, instruction & sewing materials provided. Offered for Ages: 7-Adult, Fee $30. For more info, call LIFRC at 468-4117. fri, aug 10

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Members Art Show, 5-7 p.m.,

Lopez Center. The show features artwork by four talented Lopez Island artists. It includes pastel paintings by Ginny Neece and Lane Langford, wood sculpture by TJ Anderson and metal sculpture by Ron Norman. The show will run through Sept. 4. Artist will be present at the reception and refreshments will be served.

Concert is followed by a catered reception to meet the musicians, featuring Lopez vibraphonist Hawk Arps, in Grace Church Hall. Tickets $25 - adults, $10 - music Students, at Paper Scissors, Lopez Bookshop, or call 4684442. Tickets at the door if available.

music: Miró Quartet, 5 p.m., Grace Church. The internationally acclaimed Miró Quartet and violist Aloysia Friedmann perform works by Mozart, Puts and Brahms.

ing celebration of its 25th anniversary year, 5-7 p.m.,

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a.m. - 4 p.m., Lopez High School. We’ll be meeting at the school at 11 a.m., visit for a bit, take a drive including a tour through the village and then on to a picnic. All antique and unique cars welcome. For info, 468-4116.

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Gear up, get your voice heard – say no to coal about impacts of shipping through our waters are also included because no one This article is the last of else will. the three-part series on the The timing for the scopplanned exports of coal and ing process has yet to be tar sands oil exports through determined but will likely the waters surrounding our start very soon in the fall islands. and last 90 to 120 days. It is The proposed plans to time to get organized and ship 48 million tons of coal ready. and 160 million of the barrels of tar sands “It will be up to us to make sure our SanFriends Juans has been oil each year using concerns about impacts of shipping working with other our waterways is groups in both the through our waters are also clearly a concern and Canada to to many of us living included because no one else will” U.S. build a coalition to here in the beaufocus on shipping tiful San Juans. But how The Army Corps of issues, called the Safe do we make our concerns heard? This article hopes to Engineers has determined Shipping Alliance of the that the GPT project has Salish Sea. A few months help answer this question. First, let’s start with some significant impacts and will ago, Orcas launched the require an Environmental No COALition and been facts. We, the residents in San Impact Statement. It will Juan County, have no direct conduct the scoping prosay in the decisions by the cess and complete the EIS, Canadian authorities to per- likely in collaboration with mit the planned pipeline and Whatcom County and the Vancouver port expansions Washington Department of to vastly increase the flow Ecology. The scoping process volume of tar sands oil from is an important one for Alberta into oil tankers. us, concerned residents. Though dredging of waterways to accommodate This is where our inputs larger tankers and potential are sought and the scope spills in the Salish Sea may of impacts established for affect the orca population, the EIS. SSA Marine will marine and shoreline ecol- of course argue for as narogy as well as our tourism- row a scope possible, limbased economy, the tar iting to mostly immediate sands oil exports remain impacts of expanding the strictly Canadian business existing terminal. Residents as long as tankers don’t of Whatcom County, areas cross the maritime national around other proposed terminals and along the railway boundaries. We do have a stand- routes have organized and ing on the issues of coal voiced their concerns, mostexports, however. The plan ly about land and shoreline to build one of the largest impacts. It will be up to us coal export facilities on the to make sure our concerns

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active in getting Orcas residents informed. In solidarity with Orcas, several of us Lopezians have star ted the Lopez No COALition ( Waldron is also thinking along a similar line and hopefully other islands will follow suit. Having a name is a good start, but real action and mobilization need to follow. This is where you come in. All are invited to start conversations, join, help shape and organize meetings and activities on Lopez. As we gear up for the scoping process, here are some of the upcoming events: August 28 at the library: Film “A Dirty Business, Clean Coal & the Battle for our Energy Future,” followed by a discussion led by Lopezian San Olson. September 9 at the Lopez Center, Friends of the San Juans is bringing leading scientists/experts to Lopez to share information about impacts of coal/tar sands oil shipping through our waters. September 23 at the Lopez Center: Film “A Sea Change, Imagine a World Without Fish,” followed by a discussion led by Russel Barsh. You can visit www. to be informed of activities and read past articles in this series and more. 468-3571 WA Lic 00001454

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Elephant Revival, self-described as a neo-acoustic transcendental folk quintet from Nederland Colo. and soothing songwriting of all five members. They also can get you up to dance!” The five musicians in Elephant Revival are Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo). All share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats via footstomps on plywood, her stockinged feet doing near jigs as her hands, encased in antique leather gloves, rub silver nickel against corrugated metal.

“I attribute their immense popularity to the fact that ‘folk based music’ is universal. Elephant Revival has a unique sound that has multi-generational appeal,” said DuMond. “Their particular blend of ‘transcendental folk’ is timeless ... and harkens back to that harmonious feel good music of the 60’s like CSNY with dashes of Celtic like the Incredible Stringband, Pentangle, etc. That coupled with the current neo- folk revival of bands like the Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Iron and Wine, Bon Iver etc.... bridges gaps and unites us.” For more info, http://

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A memorial service for Virginia Ross Moore will be held at the Lopez Center Church on August 11 at 1 p.m. Virginia was born in San Jose, Calif., on March 3, 1918 to Charles Edward Ross and Ruth Mar y Dickson and was lovingly raised amidst a large extended family. After an adventurous youth, which included auditioning as a dancer for a Busby Berkeley film, she met and married Homer Henr y Moore in 1940. They settled in the San Diego suburbs and raised their three children; Michael, Kathleen (Roy Whalin) and Patricia (Alan DiBona). Virginia was involved in many community activities over the years including the Cub Scouts, Blue

OPALCO’s new billing cycle All OPALCO members will move to a new mid-month billing cycle beginning in September. Members on San Juan, Henry, Brown, Pearl, and Spieden islands and Island Network members will remain on the current end-of-month billing cycle. Switching half of the membership to a second billing cycle will improve our cash flow management and work flow efficiency, saving staff time and member dollars, say OPALCO staff. For a detailed chart, check your bill insert, pick up a counter card at your OPALCO office, or for more information, visit www.

Birds and PTA. She was a founding member of the El Cajon chapter of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, an organization of which she was immensely proud and with which she remained involved until her death last September at age 93. After retirement Homer and Virginia relocated to the Seattle area where Homer passed away in 1997. Virginia then moved to The Fountains at Pacific Regent in Bellevue where she spent many happy years as a member of that close-knit retirement community. In 2008 she joined her family on Lopez Island. Virginia passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 15, 2011. Virginia is survived by her three children; her grand-

children Patrick Moore, Dawn Howard (Thom), Maureen Luna-Long (Adam Sandman), David Whalin (Annie), Ren and Kai Di Bona; and great grandchildren Garrett Whalin, Chloe Howard, and Aidan and Tara Sandman-Long. Please join all who loved her as we celebrate her life on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Lopez Island Center Church.

Children Center’s Auction The Lopez Children Center is having a new improved auction on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Woodmen Hall. It was formerly known as the Apron auction and now it is called Experience Life. “We thought many of us have too much stuff in our lives so we are focusing on life experiences with donations from our generous neighbors on Lopez,” say organizers. “We have many talented people who live on Lopez and give to nonprofits to help them survive. We will have a fun fundraiser for our community to support the Lopez Children’s Center.”

All islanders are invited to attend and there is no admission fee. There will be a variety of different items such as fine art and crafts as well as new learning experiences – cooking class, steelhead fishing trip, Mariners tickets, Sounder tickets, golf lessons, cheese making class, art class, overnight stay in a nice hotel, create your own earrings, sailboat cruise and food. There will also be savory and sweet appetizers available. Come find out what new experiences might be calling you to bid or purchase at the auction to support Lopez Children’s Center.






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For potter and founding member Jeffrey Hanks, joining the cooperative helped him view himself more seriously as an artist. One of his early gallery notes suggests working there wasn’t all serious, though: “I played music

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with a Friday afternoon mainland tourist guy.� By the time the cooperative approached its 10th year, several of the original members had moved on, and enthusiasm (and sales) waned. There were murmurings of closing the doors. Part of the co-op’s key to success is its good fortune to pull in the right people at the right time. Gerry Gildea, a building contractor who

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BR WATERFRONT Apt on the west side! Washer, dryer included. No smoking. No pets. $650/ month includes partial electricity. 1 year lease, security and references required. 360378-4355 or 602-2282342.

erative member; a four-foot long chart lists more detail about their years of participation. Many will join in a group show Aug. 11- Sept. 7 (visit for details). Former members have shown work in the gallery throughout the anniversary year, including Maresten who brought in new paintings this spring. “I totally appreciate the life of Chimera,� she says. “Its history is a part of the rich fabric of our community.� – Writer and bookbinder Iris Graville joined Chimera Gallery in 2000.

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es the monthly financial reports, Bronstein acknowledges other returns on the cooperative’s efforts. “There are so many customers who say it makes them feel good to come in and to see how people’s art is developing,� she said. Step inside the gallery today and you’ll see work in a variety of media by the 22 members: paintings, original prints, hand-forged steel, glass, wood, fiber, paper, photography, jewelry, and clay. Seventy-two strips of paper dangle from a beam like a paper wind chime, each with the name of a current or past coop-

FOUND WATERCRAFT: Found on San Juan Island at 4th of July Beach, a personal watercraft. Call Chuck at 360-378-4151 ref 12004355 to describe and claim. Lost


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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

ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT The Journal of The San Juans’ in beautiful Friday Harbor, WA seeks an enthusiastic, motivated Advertising Sales Representative to sell advertising to our island clients. The successful candidate must be dependable, detail-oriented and possess exceptional customer service skills. Previous sales experience required and media sales a plus! Reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer base salary plus commissions, excellent health benefits, 401K and a great work environment with opportunity to advance. EOE. Please send resume with cover letter in PDF or Text format to or mail to:

jobs Employment General

Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727

LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants. 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR .35fte Special Services Administrative Assistant and Coaching Positions Accepting applications until filled. For information or an application packet please contact Christina at 360.468.2202 ext 2300 or AA/EOE

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Employment General

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The SJC Agricultural Resources Committee is seeking a part-time Interim Coordinator. The coordinator supports the committee and coordinates implementation of priority projects. Candidate should have familiarity with farming, including specific issues facing farmers in SJC today. Start: mid-Sept.; end: Dec. 2012. Contact: for a job description. Application deadline 8/18/2012

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CREATIVE ARTIST The North Kitsap Herald, a weekly community newspaper located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Poulsbo, WA, has an immediate opening for a full-time Creative Artist. Duties include performing ad and spec design, designing promotional materials, providing excellent customer service to the sales staff and clients. Requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast paced deadlineoriented environment. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite 2: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat is also required. Newspaper or other media experience is preferred. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Requires flexibility. We offer a great work environment, health benefits, 401k, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. EOE. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and a few samples of your work to: or mail to: CANKH/HR Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370 LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants. 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR

Payroll/HR/Board Administrative Assistant

This position is a 26 hour/week position with flexible days and hours. Responsibilities include payroll and benefit processing, employee file tracking, school board assistance including board meeting prep and attendance at board meetings. Christina at 360.468.2202 ext 2300 or AA/EOE &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY REPORTER 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.

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Are you creative and thrive on success? Do you like to have fun? • Do you enjoy working with people? • Do you want to stop working weekends and holidays? • Are you self motivated? Good at sales? • Would you like to earn $40,000 or more per year? • Do you want benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance and 401k? If your answer is yes, we want to talk with you! The San Juan News Group is the island leader in all media in the San Juan Islands. Our team of professional sales people help local businesses increase their sales using the web and print. Join our dynamic team of sales professionals! Visit our office at640 Mullis Street, West Wing, in Friday Harbor, and ask to speak to our Publisher, or email your resume to We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

Employment Transportation/Drivers

DRIVERS -- Tired of Being Gone? Call Haney Truck Line one of the best NW heavy haul carriers. Great Pay & benefits package call 1-888414-4667 or Business Opportunities


NATIONALLY ACCREDITED live Online Instructor Led Programs at Medical and Non-Medical Transcription, Physician-Based Billing & Coding, Hospital-Based Coding. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. 888-502-1878

professional services 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


Musical Instruments

VINTAGE STORY and Clark walnut spinnet piano with unique, matching seat and heel mat. Always kept tuned but due to be tuned again. In very good condition. $400. Call: 360-3763128 Orcas Island

pets/animals Cats

BENGAL KITTENS, Gorgeously Rosetted! Consider a bit of the “Wild� for your home. Like adventure? This may be the pet for you! then click on “Kittens� to see what’s available with pricing starting at $900. Championship Breeder, TICA Outstanding Cattery, TIBCS Breeder of Distinction. Shots, Health Guarantee. Teresa, 206-422-4370.

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.

MINI DACHSHUNDS, 3 Females, 1 Male. 9 weeks old. Parents on site. Mom Cream longhair, dad Red smooth. In Freeland on Whidbey Island. First shots and wormed. $350 each. 360-632-4515

ONLY 1 LEFT! Born 0610-12; 3/4 Great Pyrenees, 1/4 English Mastiff Female! Ideal as pet and guard dog. Large, intelligent protectors of you, your family and livestock. Last years puppies have already saved children! Great health and strength. Shots and wormed. $700. Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island. 2 5 3 - 3 4 7 - 1 8 3 5 .

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2 LG GLASS FLOATS in nets. $75 each. Olga 360-376-2826. Heavy Equipment

AKC Red Doberman Puppies. Born 6/15, service quality, parents on site, tails and claws. Excellent family and guard dogs. 6 weeks old on 7/27/12. Starting at $700. Call today to reserve your pup. 253359-3802

BICHON FRISE puppies. AKC Registered. Taking deposits. For companion only! Will be vet checked and have first shots and be dewormed. Call for information: 360-874-7771, 360-621-8096 or go to website to see our adorable puppies! www.bichonfrise

Miscellaneous Autos

20’ BAYLINER TROPHY 1994. Includes 1994 Escort Trailer, Mariner 150 HP motor & 9.9 HP Mariner motor. Sleeps 3- 4 in cabin with center table. Stored since 2005. Includes depth finder, ladder, table & porta potty. Good condition! $9,500 or consider best offer. Coupeville, Whidbey Island. Call 360-678-3945.

LOADED 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T. Barely driven; 17,700 miles. Perfect Black exterior with Dark Gray interior. Dealer maintained. CARFAX available. AC, CD, MP3, Nav System, Bluetooth. 5.7L Hemi V8. Only asking $27,800 ($1,500 below KBB). Ready to SELL TODAY. Call Greg: 843412-7349. South Whidbey.

2000 INTERNATIONAL 4700 TRUCK with tuck away lift gate. Engine -- Diesel - T 444E -- 195 HP. 5 speed manual transmission. Box -- 24’L x 102’H x 96’W. Roll-up door. Mileage 195,600. Well Maintained. $14,000. Call Karen, (425)355-0717 Ext.1560 Located in Everett.


26’ CALKINS Bartender boat, 1976. Complete refit in 1997. Yanmar 4LHDTE diesel with trolling gear. 115 hours. Complete electronics. Includes trailer. $12,000 or offer. 360-378-3074 Friday Harbor.

GREAT INTER-ISLAND Boat. 27’ Monk designed hull. Perkins 4-107 diesel, Foruno radar, GPS, VHF, sounder, charger, stereo, Red Dot heater. Forward cabin with bunk, sink and head. Spotlight, chart table and 2 bunks in main cabin. Maxwell windlass 10.5 x 8’ open cockpit with stainless steel bows and covers. 360-317-4281 Marine Sail

Automobiles Hyundai

2008 HYUNDAI Accent GS Hatchback. Light blue, 33,500 + miles, 5 speed manual, 28 MPG. Good condition! $7,250. Orcas Island. 360-3761465. SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad. Automobiles Jeep

1996 CHEVY Marquet 120,000 miles. Very comfortable ride, like sitting on your couch! Great around town car, 20 MPG. Power windows & locks. Good condition! $2,995 obo. Oak Harbor, Whidbey. Call Debbie 360-969-0248. Automobiles Mercedes-Benz

wheels Marine Miscellaneous

HYDROHOIST BOAT LIFT. Will lift up to 9000 lb boat out of water in minutes. Always have a clean bottom. Can attach to side of float. Recently reconditioned and painted. $5000. 360317-4281 OUTBOARD MOTOR, 4 stroke, 6 HP Nissan with short shaft and tiller handle. Operater manual, external tank and transporter dolly included. Never used. Surgery prevented further use. $1,200. 360-376-3128 Orcas Island Marine Power

‘86 DUMP TRUCK; Ford F-800: Price Reduced from $9,000 down to $7,000 or best offer! Must sell A.S.A.P! Newly Rebuilt 429 Truck Motor & clutch, 10 speed. Includes 16,000 lbs Eager Beaver, triple axel trailer. Call today 360-7317402 360-277-4613. Belfair, Kitsap.

Automobiles Dodge


Flea Market

2 BARRELL CHAIRS; Pair of black vinyl swivel barrell chairs. Like new condition! $30 each or $50 pair. Olga 360-3762826.

Marine Power


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Employment Transportation/Drivers

DRIVERS --Choose your hometime from Weekly, 7/ON-7/OFF, 14/ON -7/OFF, Full or Parttime. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-4149569

SAWMILLS from only $3997.00 -- Make Money/Save Money with your own bandmill -- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to shift. FREE info/DVD: w w w. N o r t h w o o d S a w 1-800-578-1363 Ext 300N

Schools & Training

ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-483-4429.



CARLIN PINSCHER Puppies!! Two males; 12 weeks old: ready for their forever home! First and second shots. Home raised. Solid color $400 and black/ rust $600. 360-929-1451. Oak Harbor.

1978 25’ BAYLINER SARATOGA Boat with trailer. Perfect first boat! Runs well & good cond! Chevy V8 motor, fresh water cooled. Full cabin! Full canvas, marine radio & depth finder. New interior & marine toilet. $2,500 obo. Langley, Whidbey Island. Call 425-754-3794.

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! $28,500. 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 “Vâ€? berth, Porta-potty. Inflatable raft. Very stable boat under sail! Easy to handle! $3,800. Oak Harbor. John 360-2408332. Or email today; &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY

1984 MERCEDES 280SL European model driven off assembly line by original owner! Beautiful car! Gorgeous blue paint! Smooth gently cared for grey leather interior. 110,000 miles with new tires! Well maintained; cared for by professionals! Both tops, order/ purchase records & repair manuals included. Asking just $13,500. Sweet deal! Call Peter (360)222-3556. Clinton, Whidbey Island Automobiles Toyota

2010 TOYOTA Corolla LE. Gorgeous metallic mint green with pristine grey int. Only 35,000 miles. Second owner. 80,000 mile extended warranty! All power, 4 door, automatic, CD player & traction control. Excellent inside/ out! Dealership maint. Records provided. Asking only $12,750. Oak Harbor. Call Carter 360679-0497.


4 - 18� ALLOY Wheels, with Michelin Pilot Sport Tires. Driven 10,000 miles. Good condition. $600. 360-682-5415 Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Pickup Trucks Ford

2000 FORD F-250 extended cab with short bed. 93,500 miles, V-10 6.8L, AT, 4WD Lariat. Many options. Remote start, alarm system, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power/leather seats, cruise control, power steering, sliding rear window, rear air bag, tow package, sprayed bed liner. New price; $8,950. (206)567-4222 Vashon 5th Wheels

34’ MONTANA RL, 2011. King bed, second air, washer, dryer, auto sattelite, generator and fireplace. Will consider partial trade for newer Class A diesel pusher. $61,900. Pictures upon request. (360)378-4670 Friday Harbor Motorcycles

2006 HARLEY Low Rider. Fuel Injection Twin Cam 88, 6 speed, 35.7k miles, well maintained. Very low seat height for short or tall riders. Harley’s special “Profile� chrome laced wheels. Kuryakyn “Switch Blade� folding-heel-support forward control foot rests, and Kuryakyn Panacea LED taillight. $9,650 obo. or 253-473-5326 South Tacoma. Motorhomes

29’ FOURWINDS Class C Motorhome, 1995. Approx. 54,000 miles. On Ford Chassis. Sleeps 5-6 comfortably. Full kitchen with microwave. Bath with shower. Air conditioned. Located In Oak Harbor. $8,500. Call “Spud� at 360-840-8950 with questions or to view. Or call Jim at 360941-3645. Tents & Travel Trailers

2002 26’ PROWLER Travel Trailer. Seldom used! Ready to roll! Perfect for your summer trip. Sleeps 6; queen bed and couch into double bed. AC, awning, stereo & new batteries. Excellent condition! Stored inside. Includes silverware & dishes. Fully self contained. Only $8,450. Call Jack 360579-1507. Clinton, Whidbey Island. SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad.

THE ISLANDS’ WEEKLY • WWW.ISLANDSWEEKLY.COM• August 07, 2012 - PAGE 7 Lopez Island Realty 360-468-2291 Est. 1972

Spectacular sunset view over Fisherman Bay, San Juan Channel and the islands beyond all the way to Canada from this 3 bedroom 2 bath home. The partly finished daylight basement would make an excellent family room. The Harbor has a community dock. For a bonus, there is a studio above the 2 car detached garage with a marine view. $470,000 For more information contact Gary Berg at Lopez Island Realty 360-468-2291 • Toll free 866-632-1100 Website



3 BR home w/ great room, library/music room, wine cellar & office on 10 AC w/ mountain & water views. Includes pond, sauna house, horse barn & fenced pasture.




A spacious 6.5 wooded acres w/ madrona & fir trees to provide ultimate privacy. Well established community features include paved road, water system & a cove beach.




Special to the Islands’ Sounder

When classical and jazz pianist and composer Michael Golden, shown right, starts tickling the ivories on the Steinway piano at Lopez Center on Saturday, Aug. 11, it will be because of the efforts of numerous people working behind the scenes for months. The concert itself will be an eclectic evening of piano music, including original works, jazz standards, classical, popular, folk tunes and improvisation. Director of the creative arts program at Soka University of America in California, Golden has been a regular visitor to Lopez Island since marrying into the Waller family over 20 years ago and “looks forward to sharing an evening of music at Lopez Center.” So why is Golden coming to Lopez Center? Because last fall Julie Van Camp asked Phyllis Nansen to help organize a classical piano concert, according to Nansen. “She said people had been asking why Lopez Center had not offered one for a while,” Nansen says. Long story short: A few months later, the Steinway Piano Steering Committee – Van Camp, Nansen and Richard and Meg Singer – had a vision and a plan. They would present three concerts featuring the Henderson Memorial Piano (willed to Lopez Center when Lucille


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Lopez Island Medical Clinic is offering sport physicals at the clinic.


By appointment in Aug. and Sept.


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Henderson died) and call it the Steinway Piano Series. Each of them brought their individual expertise and contacts to the endeavor. Recognizing the importance of making classical music affordable for everyone, the committee wanted to offer the concerts “by donation only,” so sponsors were needed to defray costs. And, says Nansen, “the community responded with its usual generosity, making the first concert – Mark Salman in May – a huge success with the Lopez Center filled to capacity.” Why would islanders contribute financially to a series of piano concerts? “So anyone and everyone can afford to hear the fine musicians who want to play the exquisite instruments LCCA has been asked to steward,” say sponsors Jan and Bob Sundquist, “and so some of our local young people can have a rich experience as performers before enthusiastic fans of keyboard performance art.” “Because we strongly


(360) 468-3344 • Toll free 866-468-3344 Friendly Isle Building in the Village

It is the Clinic policy that no child should be denied an opportunity to participate in school sports due to lack of funds for the required physical examination.

For an appointment call Lopez Island Medical Clinic 468-2245

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support the Center,” adds John and Carol Whetten. “We think it’s a key reason why Lopez is such a great place to live, and we’ve been interested and somewhat involved with the Steinway piano since it was entrusted to the Center and our community.” “Because it’s important for Lopez Center to present a wide variety of events,” adds Nansen. ”Classical concerts are expensive to produce and we want to make them affordable for everyone. Lopezians are generous and support programs that are important to them.” The Sundquists, Whettens and Nansens are just some of the numerous Lopezians who have contributed to the piano series. There are at least 20 more. But there’s one more thing: The Steinway is a big part of this story. In 2007, Lucile Henderson, one of the founders of Camp Nor’Wester, gifted her personal Steinway grand piano, built in 1911, to the Lopez Community in her will. At Lopez Center, islanders and visiting artists alike have access to this fine instrument as well as to the Center’s other first-rate piano, a Chickering donated by the Rabel family. Caring for these pianos requires a maintenance fund, and Golden is offering his concert as a fundraiser. Another interesting connection with the Henderson Memorial Piano is through



By Lorna Reese


Is art important to the community?

The story behind the music

Islands’ Weekly PO Box 39 Lopez, WA 98261


Stephen Brady, the Steinway expert who rebuilt and maintains the piano. Brady’s wife, Judith Cohen, a Seattlebased international concert pianist and recording artist, gave the gala dedication concert as a donation to the fund in 2007. She also performed a duo-piano concert with her recording partner, using both pianos at Lopez Center’s 10th anniversary celebration. Golden’s upcoming concert, billed as a “tossed summer salad,” is the second in the series. In September, Jovino Santos Neto, threetime Grammy nominee and a top Brazilian jazz musician, returns to Lopez. Neto donated a concert to the piano fund when LCCA rebuilt the Steinway and will do so again. Again, the concert will by donation only. “Creating Lopez Center required remarkable vision, perseverance and energy by my father-in-law, Lynn Waller, and many other Lopezians,” says Golden, “and maintaining it calls for continuing effort. I wanted to make a musical offering to concretely express my gratitude and appreciation to the Lopez community and all the wonderful times I’ve enjoyed there over 20 years.” And that’s why Michael Golden is coming to Lopez.

Islands' Weekly, August 07, 2012  

August 07, 2012 edition of the Islands' Weekly

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