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Dog park for Lopez? By Anna Haefele Special to the Weekly

Tall spring grasses wave gently in the breeze, vibrant during a moment of bright spring sunshine. The air is rich with the scent of Nootka roses, and quite warm for a May afternoon. The serenity of the environment serves as an ideal backdrop for the energy of the four dogs in attendance, who all wrestle, gnaw on one another, and compete for possession of a bucket lid, which, for the time being, is serving as a fris-

bee. It’s pastoral bliss. It’s also the proposed location of Lopez Off-Leash Area, envisioned as a haven and gathering place for Lopez’s canine residents and the people who love them. “For such a small community, Lopez has everything, usually the best of everything, but we don’t have a dog park,” said Lopez resident Steve Atkins. “Not only should we have a dog park, but our dog park should be the nicest park. Nicer than the one in Anacortes.” LOLA, which is incorporated as a nonprofit, is the brainchild and “pet” project of Emily Metcalf and Atkins, who serve on the board of

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directors with Duane and Audrey Bordvick, Kathleen McGibbon, Jennifer Johnson, David Lawrence, and Jane Albrecht (notable for her work with Lopez Animal Protection Society,). Ron Metcalf, who donated the piece of Fisherman Bay Road land for the dog park, is a strong supporter of LOLA’s efforts. When asked what he sees as the primary reasons for developing an off-leash area on Lopez, Atkins responded with several points: “You know, plenty of people do let their dogs just run loose, Contributed photo / Anna Haefele but you’re not really supLeft to right: Emily Metcalf, Ron Metcalf, Steve Atkins, Kathleen McGibbon and David Lawrence. posed to, and not everyone can do that... Dogs need socialization, and not everylic with the hope that it will is a foundational aspect of a timeline and beginning one can safely do that in become a valuable commu- LOLA, and is carried even to formalize their cause. their yard. And, you know, nity space and social venue. into their fundraising philos- Should the plan move as something to do, it’s actuIn a sit-down interview ophy. LOLA’s mission state- forward, construction is ally really sweet.” with Atkins, this fundamen- ment asserts that if plans intended to commence next With the current protal goal was reiterated when for the dog park should summer. While the eventual posed setting, it’s hard to fall through, all donated goal is to add a shelter and imagine a nicer locafunds will be given to dog-friendly landscaping fixtion for anything. Lopez Animal Protection tures, the initial installation Fortunately, preserving LOLA “Chili Contest” Society. should be fairly basic. the area’s beauty is high While the dream of LOLA will be hosting their Fundraiser on the list of LOLA’s an off-leash park has first fundraiser, a chili congoals. June 9, 8 p.m., at the Galley existed for Atkins and test, at The Galley on June “The valley there is Full on Idle will be playing live Metcalf for quite some 9 at 8 p.m. Full on Idle will gorgeous,” said Atkins. music. Entry is by donation ($10 time, the genesis of be playing live music. Entry “For all kinds of reasons, recommended) and all donations LOLA as an organiza- is by donation ($10 recomwe want the area to stay are tax-deductible. tion was somewhat sud- mended) and all donations pastoral and attractive.” den. The impetus came are tax-deductible. LOLA’s board of direcFor more info, contact: around Christmas when tors say they are also LOLA the land became availconcerned with doing P.O. Box 846 he stated “[a dog park] is able. At that point, Atkins right by the community. Email: lopezislanddoga really important part of a and Emily Metcalf realized Therefore, the park will be they needed to get seri- community.” completely open to the pubCommunity-mindedness ous about putting together

Remembering Bill McKinney Betty Lou and family invite you to come and share your Bill stories.

Saturday, June 15 2:00 PM Flat Point, Lopez Island Car pool if possible

Community Calendar weds, june 5 outdoors: Business League Golf, Build your own DREAM TEAM and play a fun 9-hole competition after work at Lopez Island Golf Course. Members: $5; Non-members $15. Registration 5 p.m. Tee off 5:30. Contact Esa

Turunen for more information at 468-3603 or esa. meeting: Special School Board Meeting, 6 p.m., Lopez Library. fri, june 7 art: Lopez Artists’ Guild Opening Reception for

Pattie Savage, 5 p.m.,The Hamlet in Lopez Village. Don’t miss seeing new works by Lopez artist Pattie Savage, unveiled and on display from June 7- July 3, at The Gathering Place, at The Hamlet in Lopez Village. An opening reception, with refreshments, will be at 5 p.m., Friday, June 7. event: Lopez Island Blood Drive, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Community Church. Walk-in donors welcomed at any time or donors can schedule an appointment with Don Langrock 468-

4404, sat, june 8 art: Opening Reception for “Collaborations in Metal, Ink, and Paper,” 5- 7 p.m., Chimera Gallery. The show features work by Craig Withrow, Randy Kelts, and Iris Graville. Show continues through July 12. For more information visit  sun, june 9 event: Lopez Off-Leash Area Chili Contest Fundraiser, 8 p.m., the Galley.

Mon, june 10 meeting: Lopez Center Monthly Board Meeting, 5:15 p.m., Lopez Library. All are welcome. If you would like to address the board, call 468-2203. thurs, june 13 outdoors: Lopez Garden Club, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lopez Island. Tickets are available at Paper Scissors, Bookshop, Southend General Store, Blossom. The prices are: $15 nongarden club members and $10 garden club members.

sun, june 16 music: Shantala, 7 p.m., the Center Church. Suggested donations at the door of $10-$15. sat, june 22 meeting: Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support’s Volunteers Sharela, 1 p.m., the Gathering Place. Share experiences as a Direct Care or Associate Care volunteer and meet other volunteers. Call Mary O’Bryant if you have questions, 468-2421.

Lions announce theme and Grand Marshall for July 4th Parade “Where Else But On Lopez has been selected as the theme for the July 4th Lopez Parade,” announced Jim Ghiglione, President of the Lopez Lions Club. “We believe everyone can have fun with this theme. It represents our unique … outlook.” “We encourage everyone to participate in the Parade: families, organizations, individuals, groups,” said David Perera, co-chair of the

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parade. “The more participation in the parade, the better it is. And there are many awards too!” The Lopez Lions Club has coordinated the parade and Fun Run/Walk for more than 30 years. “These events, along with the Fireworks, are major activities for the day’s celebration,” commented Ron Hall, co-chair of the Parade. “We want people, locals and visitors alike, to have a fun time and good memories of time on Lopez.” Becky Smith has been chosen as the Grand Marshall for the parade.

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serves. Currently she is a board member of the Lopez Chamber of Commerce and Lopez Island Historical Museum, and has served on the Catherine Washburn Medical Association Board and the Lopez School Board. She has worked with Hospice and Home Support, Lopez Seniors, Lopez Community Fireworks, Lopez Island School District, to name a few. The parade will follow the same route

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as last year, beginning on Fisherman Bay Road just south of The Lopez Islander Resort and Marina, going through the Village, past the Bank on Weeks Road to the Post Office and then around the corner to the Community Center where it ends. Parade registration will begin at 9 a.m. The Parade begins promptly at 11 a.m. If you have an interest in assisting with the parade, contact either Ron Hall at islandgraphics@rockisland. com or David Perera at Letters to the editor must be no more than 350 words in length and must be signed by the writer. Include address and telephone number for verification purposes. Send letters to:

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ber to make a decision to opt in or out of a possible debt of 34 million dollars based upon such a lack of information defies logic. Rather than the enclosure concerning “My Usage” in the latest mailing, information about the broadband issue would have been far more appropriate. The form to OptOut/In could have been included for all members – not hidden in a website. A financial plan that includes protection for our existing cooperative, an explanation of the financial responsibility each member will incur for the proposed broadband program are

only a few of the missing parts of the puzzle needed to reach a sensible conclusion on this issue.

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Writing the next chapter together By Chris Thomerson OPALCO board president

Thank you to all of the co-op members who participated in our 76th annual meeting. We are now looking forward to the next chapter of OPALCO’s long story – which we will write together.  During my seven years on the board, I have seen extraordinar y progress in many important areas: increasing reliability, keeping member costs down and maintaining and protecting our historically strong financial position. OPALCO consistently earns top ratings in external reviews by independent auditors, funders and federal agencies. Our Operations and Maintenance Program, Capital Projects Plan, Long Range Plan and co-op finances are evaluated regularly by outside agencies. Our ratings top the charts. OPALCO has implemented new best practices in our internal processes for planning and managing projects, so that we can get more done each year with greater efficiency. OPALCO is continu-

Skagit bridge on fast track By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

“Like pieces for a gigantic erector set,” thousands of steel beams, connectors, supports and fasteners have already arrived and are being assembled into a temporary bridge to replace the collapsed I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. According to Bill Killeen, president of Acrow Corporation of America, the manufacturer of the bridge, about 20 truckloads of the silvery-gray hot-dipped galvanized steel are on site or on the way to Mount Vernon, as are Acrow construction specialists from Tampa, Fla., Vancouver, B.C. and Camas, Wash. “We’ve built thousands of bridges around the world over the past 60 years, many of them under emergency

ally modernizing our physical plant. In 2012, we significantly upgraded and expanded our transmission and distribution networks, installing new equipment and replacing aging infrastructure. Electric power system reliability today relies on deploying new, innovative technologies. We have automated our system by connecting our substations with a fiberoptic network which allows us to use smart grid tools such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to monitor and control equipment and power quality. A major focus for OPALCO is containing member costs, because our energy costs from Bonneville Power Administration will continue to rise as the cost of power grows worldwide. OPALCO utilizes a multifaceted approach: 1. Continually installing more energy efficient grid equipment. 2. Supporting local renewable power generation, including solar, wind,

and micro-hydro. 3. Providing members with programs and tools to promote conservation and energy efficiency. Get a Home Snapshot Energy Assessment today! To further combat the rising costs of power, we are working with groups within our community to formulate a new rate structure that will be equitable while discouraging waste. This next chapter will be about efficiency, conservation and collaboration. As OPALCO’s dedicated staff improves our system and supports our members, OPALCO’s talented management team maintains a solid financial foundation for the cooperative. By any financial measure, OPALCO is one of the strongest, bestmanaged rural electric coops in the entire country. If you ask people in the

industry, they will tell you that OPALCO is a star performer.

Our co-op is about people. Our strength and progress are the results of hard work and commitment by the people of Orcas Power & Light Cooperative – your neighbors and fellow co-op members. Join

us as, together, we write OPALCO’s next chapter. And, please join me in offering a hearty “thank you” to all of those who have brought us to our current place of strength. Well done.




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bridge. The over-height truck was accompanied by a pilot car with a vertical measuring pole which, according to witnesses, also struck the bridge in front of the truck following behind. Three people were rescued from two vehicles that plunged into the water along with the bridge. All three were unharmed and released from local hospitals after being checked out and warmed up. Killeen said his company started loading trucks at marshaling yards near Acrow’s Parsippany, N.J., headquarters and at rented storage near Camas, Wash., less than 24 hours after the collapse. The trucks were dispatched immediately after contracts were signed, some with tandem crews driving day and night.

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The two side-by-side temporary bridges will be assembled from “several thousand pre-fabricated modular pieces,” said Killeen. Each bridge will measure 24 feet by 160 feet and weigh about 400,000 pounds when they are rolled into place from the still-standing south section of the bridge where the final assembly will take place. Crews from Atkinson Construction and several Atkinson subcontractors are already working around the clock to assemble the two bridges. Both Acrow and Atkinson confirmed that the target for completion of the temporary project is mid-June – a timetable several weeks sooner than first estimated by state officials. Total cost of the temporary and permanent bridges was estimated last week at $15 million, almost all from federal transportation funds. One million dollars was released almost immediately by federal officials according published reports. The temporary bridges will each carry two lanes of traffic northbound and southbound and are

designed to carry fully loaded I-5 trucks, although a Washington Department of Transportation spokesman said that DOT would probably limit trucks to less than 80,000 pounds maximum weight and keep speed limits below the present 60 miles-per-hour limit. Still-standing parts of the bridge and supporting foundations have been inspected and cleared for continued use by a team of state and federal bridge inspectors and engineers. DOT engineers are already at work assembling information and specifications to be used in designing the permanent replacement bridge. Travis Phelps of the Department of Transportation estimates that design options will be chosen in July followed by a competitive bidding process. Construction is expected to begin in August in the river next to the temporary structure. Sometime in September, crews will remove the temporary bridges and move the new bridge into place from the side. Interstate 5 is expected to be closed for about two weeks in September during final construction.


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SWAP’s backhoe fundraiser You might not think of a slightly rusted and battlescarred 1994 backhoe as anybody’s dream machine. But as far as Neil Hanson is concerned, the trusty yellow John Deere 310D backhoe – a familiar sight to Lopez Dump patrons – is perfect for the job. “If we were writing specs for this application, this is exactly the machine we would ask for,” says Hanson, long-time overseer of the Lopez solid waste and recycling facility, This per fect backhoe will be the object of a community fundraising drive launched this month by SWAP, the nonprofit organization that supports the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District. Currently on loan from San Juan County, the backhoe must be purchased by the district by the end of the year, thanks to a change in county policy that axed an earlier six-year financing package. That translates to coming up with the $10,128 purchase price by December 31. The campaign organizers anticipate the Lopez public will want to chip in to pay for the nimble machine that can lift, tote, scrape, drag and, most importantly, compress the island’s discards. “We compact garbage and recyclables to achieve a maximum load limit,” says Hanson. “It makes our transportation as efficient as possible.” Hanson and fellow employee Bob Chonka also use the backhoe as a “giant wheelbarrow” to ferry materials around the site and as a ram to tamp metals “so we’re not losing materials on Highway 20 between here and our market.” Hanson takes special delight in the features


that make this particular backhoe a good match for the Lopez situation, such as the back boom that extends with a foot pedal “so we can reach deep within a roll-off box and crush something large,” and solid rubber tires, imper vious to nails and bits of metal that routinely flattened pneumatic tires on previous machines. Oh, and the comfy all-weather cab comes in handy, too. SWAP will kick off the “Buy the Backhoe!” drive this month with collection jars at their booth at the Farmers’ Market and a huge thermometer sign at the Dump to track the fundraising progress.

Lopezians can look forward to several backhoethemed activities before the December deadline, including a July 4 parade entry and, the campaign centerpiece, a festive “Backhoe Hoedown” at Lopez Center on Sept. 29 with music, dancing, and a chili feed. Watch for details at


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afternoon. The 55-year-old, who was pulled over in the 600 block of Park Street at about 3 p.m., near the high school football field, was reportedly traveling eight miles over the 20 mph speed limit that applies at that time of day. May 22: A Lopez Island man was taken to the medical center for treatment but avoided criminal charges after he was found lying unconscious in the 300 block of Burt Road in midafternoon. The 43-year-old reportedly passed out on the roadway while trying to change a tire; his blood-alcohol-level was nearly three times the legal limit about two hours after an officer arrived at the scene. The man was not charged with an alcoholrelated of fense because he was neither driving nor behind the wheel when the officer arrived at about 2:30 p.m. His vehicle, partially blocking the road at the time, was towed away. May 24: A plastic baggie containing methamphetamines was confiscated as potential evidence after it was discovered in a women’s bathroom on the second floor of the county courthouse in mid-afternoon. The baggie, which was found by a district court employee, reportedly has a smiley face and design of a yellow sun on it. May 26: A Lynden woman was taken to the medical center in Friday Harbor for treatment of a head wound in the wake of a late-night dispute with her husband at the Port of Friday Harbor. The 54-year-old reportedly hit her head after falling off a dock during a dispute which she described at the time, shortly before 2 a.m., as an altercation. Both the husband and wife were reportedly intoxicated when officers arrived at the scene.

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OWNERS! We want your rentals! Property management & lease services avail. Great rates. Shawn (360)378-8600

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BAJILLIONS Still Avail for good R.E. Contracts, Notes and Annuities. Receiving Payments? It may be time to give us a call. Skip Foss 800637-3677. &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (425) 803-9061.

San Juan County Fire District #2 Orcas Island Fire & Rescue (OIFR)

Salary Range: $49,698.77 - $65,541.32 Closing Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 17:00 OIFR has 3 full time positions available for career-minded individuals who are seeking a challenging change of pace with a progressive community based All Hazard Response Department. The FireMedic will be one of 12 staff members supporting 85 dedicated volunteers to deliver unique, challenging and exceptional service on an isolated island. Being in a geographically challenging environment, with ltd back up medical services, mutual aid hrs away, unconventional patient transports, & during a fire, creative water supply solutions are necessary. Ideal candidates for the FireMedic positions are adaptable with strong leadership & organizational skills. A complete job description can be found on our website To request application packets, send an email to, or call (360) 376-2331. &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants.

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SEEKING TO ADOPT Loving couple seeks to ADOPT an infant. We can offer your baby a lifetime of love, opportunity, and financial security. We will provide a happy home, sharing our interests in the outdoors, travel, music, and sports. Let us help support you with your adoption plan. Contact us at 206-920-1376 or AndrewCorley@ or our attorney at 206-728-5858, ask for Joan file #0376. 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

Assistant Principal/ Educational Leader for K-12 Accepting applications until filled, first review June 13. For information or an application packet please contact Christina at 360.468.2202 ext 2300 or AA/EOE

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Patient Appointment Coordinator.

This position is responsible for scheduling and confirming appointments, verifies patient insurance eligibility & requirements and much more. For a complete job description or to apply, please visit:

San Juan County seeks a MARINE PROGRAM COORDINATOR. 40 hours per week, with benefits. Grant funded. For job description and application, visit or call (360) 370-7402. Screening begins 6/17/13. EOE. &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY

SUMMER INTERNS June - August. Grant funded positions. Lopez Island Prevention Coalition. For job descriptions, please call (360) 468-3770 or email resume and cover letter to: Closes: June 8th

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DIVORCE $155. $175 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503)7725295. SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad.





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10� RADIAL SAW; vintage Sears Craftsman Accra-arm with 2 + HP motor in excellent working order. Original illustrated instruction manual. Model 113.29002 includes work table and purpose built mobile stand. Planer attachment in original box with instructions and other accessories. $125. San Juan Isl. 360-378-3227. ECHO HEDGE Trimmer gas powered $50. SeaFair Time Life books, $70 all. Ringer washer 1889 patent, top only, $30. 360-317-8454.


AVAIL NOW 2 LITTERS Of Full Euro’s; one litter of blues and one of mixed colors. AKC Great Dane Pups Health guarantee! Males / Females. Dreyrsdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes, licensed since ‘02. Super sweet, intelligent, lovable, gentle giants $2000- $3,300. Also Standard Poodles. 503-556-4190.

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HQ SIXTEEN Longarm Quilting Machine for sale. Great Condition and Just Serviced. Comes with Frame, Rails and All Accessories. $4,500 or Best Offer. Please contact Isha at: 360-929-8048 (Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island) LONG ARM MADE by Handi Quilter Baby Lock Crown Jewel. HQ Pro Sticher with upgrade. Quilters eye, extra rulers made by Deloa, micro handles, plexiglass table, on majestic frame! Instruction manuals. First and only owner Absolutely excellent condition! Great deal at $15,000 obo. Retails over $27,000. Port Orchard. 360-871-0380. SAWMILLS from only $3997.00 -- Make and Save Money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info/DVD: 1800-578-1363 Ext. 300N

2011 HONDA FIT compact hatchback, white, Snow bird owner, has only 3,000 miles! Immaculate condition. Auto trans, all power, 4 door. $17,500. (360)279-2570 Automobiles Mitsubishi

2004 MITSUBISHI Lancer ES, 4 door sedan. Excellent Condition, Automatic, A/C, Power Everything! Approx. 53,000 Miles. Can Be Seen in Friday Harbor 6/6/13 thru 6/11/13. $6,500 OBO. Call Sandra: 858-248-6805 (cell) 5th Wheels

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FOR SALE! ANVIL ONE Horn $300. Antique Champion Drill Press metalworking $175. Ringer washer 1889 patent, top only $30. Friday Harbor 360-317-8454.

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34’ 1988 BAYLINER Sportfisher 3486. Beautiful! $29,900. Sleeps 6, 2 staterooms, 1 head & shower, propane galley, salon, flying bridge, large cockpit. Twin 454’s - 305 gal. fuel, well maintained boat. 2-VHS radios, Raymarine Radar, Depth Sounder. Full bridge enclosure, windless. Call Ken 206-7144293 for details.

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27’ SAILBOAT to be Auctioned Off, “As Isâ€?, at 9am on June 8th, 2013 at Deer Harbor Boatworks for Non Payment of Moorage Fees. Previous Owner: Barbara McMenami, PO Box 114, Deer Harbor, WA 98243. Call: 360-3764056 for info. &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE WWWNW ADSCOM ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY

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2001 MAGNA VF750c. Showroom new. Windshield, Vance & Hines Pro Exhaust, all new full set of leathers, helmet. Full custom bag set: saddle bags, sissy bar bag, front fork bag and helmet rest. Paul Jr. cover, chock. Great cruiser! 16,000 miles. Nicest anywhere. $5,500 OBO. 360-720-9036 Whidbey Island.

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the protection of native trees and birds, to hold exhibits of flowers and plants, and to promote a feeling of pride in our homes, gardens and our island. Meetings are monthly running from September through June and guests are always welcome. Garden


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Well built home & barn on a fenced 25 AC overlooking sunny pastures to the Olympics. Guests love staying in the restored train caboose! Garden, ponds, farm animal heaven. #452366



Sunny central location on 10 AC w/ remodeled 2 BR & 1 1/2 BA home. Property includes a petite cabin, barn, ponds, orchard, woods & pasture for complete country living. #487517



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(360) 468-3344 • Toll free 866-468-3344 Friendly Isle Building in the Village Website: E-mail - • Member NWMLS

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8th, 5-7 pm Show dates: 6/8 - 7/12

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Collaborations in Metal, Ink, & Paper

Craig Withrow - Metal Randolph Kelts - Ink Iris Graville - Paper Gallery Hours: Mon. & Wed.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 10-3; (360) 468-3265

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Golf team brings home state trophy

On the second day at the B/BB State Tournament, the combined scores of Marné Cook and Sarah Reeve (shown above with Coach Richard Tetu) earned them a tie for ninth place and allowed them to secure third place overall as a team. This is the second state trophy for the ladies’ team and they are understandably proud of that success, said Tetu. This season, the Lady Lobos also earned the State Academic Championship a first place trophy at the B/BB District #1

Tournament, and tied for second place at the TriDistricts Tournament Although Jimi Brant, Sam Heller, and Brytt Weber did not get to play on the second day of the State Tournament, they were members of the men’s team who earned first place at the District #1 B/ BB Tournament and third place at the Bi-Districts Tournament. They missed earning the State Academic Championship by .008 points, but still earned an Outstanding Academic Team Award.

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The Lopez Island Garden Club has existed since 1943. It was organized in order to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in

making a garden and quilt tour possible. The tour requires the time and effort of approximately 50 volunteers, the time and talent of the quilters and, of course, an extraordinary amount of time, talent and hard work by the owners of the gardens, say organizers. Tickets for the tour are available at Paper Scissors, Bookshop, Southend General Store, Blossom. The prices are: $15 non-garden club members and $10 garden club members.


The Lopez Garden Club is hosting this year’s garden tour on Thursday June 13. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Club members arrange a garden tour every other year. This year the tour offers a variety of gardens which include landscape design, an island farm oasis on 40 acres, a shady garden with winding pathways, a courtyard garden with outdoor living space, and a lovely ornamental and vegetable garden with stunning views of the water. The garden tour not only allows participants special access to private gardens it also functions as a fundraiser. The Garden Club dedicates the proceeds from the tour to fund an annual High School senior scholarship, Woodman Hall and Garden Club programs. Two years ago the Enchanted Quilters joined the garden tour and will participate again this year. The Enchanted Quilters were founded in 1984 in order to help raise funds for the Senior Center. Thousands of dollars have been raised over the years via quilt raffles. A number of their member’s beautiful quilts will be on display at Woodmen Hall. A lot of work goes into

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June 04, 2013 edition of the Islands' Weekly