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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK October 6 – 12, 2013
San Juan County Fire District 4 Would like to thank the following Lopez Island Firefighters for their Time, Effort, and Commitment to their Lopez Island Community! Ken Bair Buck Batway Solomon Bill Tyler Brower Orrin Burt Rodney Burt Connor Christie Mike Christie Marty Clark Tom Felber Sam Fowler Jim Ghiglione Sam Heller Mike Hobi Justin Merrifield Fletcher Moore
Laine Nichols Nicole O’Bryant Caleb Pal Tak Peralta Jaise Poole Stuart Post Tracie Red Elk Sally Reeve Sarah Reeve Mike Reinmuth Tommer Roush Dayvid Rypinski Chase Schober Richard Tetu Dick Wilkie THANK YOU!!
San Juan County Fire District #4 Would like to invite you to celebrate their 50th Anniversary • 1963 to 2013 50 Years of Service to The Lopez Island Community Please join the current Fire and EMS Volunteers, Commissioners, Chief and Staff in the celebration. Come visit with the previous members, see old photos, friends over refreshments.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:00 to 3:00 PM Village Fire Station 2228 Fisherman Bay Rd 468-2991
thurs, oct 10 meeting: The Lopez Island Garden Club, Coffee & Goodies 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.,, Woodmen Hall on Fisherman Bay Road. Guest speaker Patty Stewart, former owner of Islandscape Nursery on Lopez, speaking on “Fall Clean-up - Before you and your garden take a rest.” meeting: Community Conversation on “Label It
Washington” with Steve Crider, 6:30-8 p.m., Port Stanley School. Join the Lopez Locavore and GMO-Free San Juans for this fact-filled evening concerning Washington State Initiative 522. Bring your questions and meet Steve Crider.
sat, oct 12 art: Artists’ reception for Marie Luckhurst (pastels, watercolors, and mixed
media) and Linda Ann Vorobik (botanical art, hand-painted silk), 5 - 7 p.m., Cooperative Gallery, Lopez Village Plaza. Oct. 12 through Nov. 8. music: Garfield High School Jazz Band concert, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m,, Woodmen Hall. Tickets are $15. This is a fundraiser for Lopez School Music Advocacy Foundation. music: Directly from Santiago de Cuba, La Familia Valera Miranda, 7:30 p.m., Lopez Center. outdoors: Lopez Hill mushroom hike, Leader, Tim Clark, San Juan County Land Bank. This is an easy forested hike to the top of the highest point on Lopez
Island. Meet at trailhead parking off of Lopez Sound Road at 9 a.m. No sign up necessary. For questions call Tim at 468-2010. celebration: Lopez Fire and EMS 50th Anniversary,1 - 3 p.m., Main Fire Station, 2228 Fisherman Bay Road.
sun, oct 13 lecture: Co-editor of The Automatic Earth Nicole Foss will give a talk on how we can strengthen our resilience and achieve genuine sustainability, ”Eats & Treats” at 3:30 p.m., Lecture 4-6 p.m.
Byingtons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lopez Library. Hands on class includes slide design, effective content, transitions, animations, and more. Computers provided. $20 fee if paid by 10/7. Preregistration & basic computer knowledge required. Call LIFRC 468-4117or register online www.lifrc. org. class: Enneagram Personality System. Meets 6 Mondays starting 10/14, 7-8:30, Grace Church. Pre-registration required. Call 468-4117 or register onlinewww.lifrc. org.
mon, oct 14 class:Create PowerPoin t Presentations with Ian
tues, oct 15 class: Excel Just for Mac Users with Ian Byington,
remain available for a limited time before being shifted to the e-Waste bin. This free program does not cover computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, cables, and printers; or other electronics such as cell phones, TV remotes, radios, tape recorders and stereo equipment. Such equipment may be deposited at the Take-It-Or-Leave-It if in working order and in demand, or must otherwise be disposed of as garbage until the program expands. The E-Waste program
operates in conjunction with E-Cycle Washington, a public-private collaboration between the Washington State Department of Ecology, electronic manufacturers and retailers, and other entities to encourage environmentally responsible electronics recycling through authorized collection sites. E-Waste collected from Lopez goes to an authorized E-Cycle Washington collection site in Lynnwood. Most items are disassembled for recycling right here in Washington and the components such as met-
9 a.m. to noon, Lopez Library. Learn to create spreadsheets, use formulas, format data, set up mailing lists & more. $30 fee if paid by 10/7. Mac w/Excel 2004 or later installed & pre-registration required. Call LIFRC at 468-4117or register onlinewww.lifrc.org.
sat, oct 19 meeting: Friends 35th Annual Meeting, 1 - 3 p.m., Grace Church, Lopez Village. Fossil Fuels in the Salish Sea and Our Energy Future - a local and global perspective. Soup lunch by Vortex Call 378-2319 or email Julie@sanjuans. org for details.
News briefs Weather spotter class
Attend a National Weather Service “Spotter” Class and learn to tell the difference, the significance of different types of clouds and more. There is still room in the classes Saturday on Lopez at 12:30 p.m. at the library and on Shaw at 4:30 p.m. in
the Community Building. The class is two and a halfhours long. Weather Spotters learn to recognize and report hazardous weather. The heavy rainfall rate observed locally in Eastsound which caused some flooding last Tuesday night is an example of obser-
Carol Weiss, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Adult and Senior Psychotherapy Parent Guidance
vations which could be helpful to the weather forecasters. Classes are free, RSVP to email@example.com, or 370-0587.
In addition to free selfseparated recyclables the new Lopez E-Waste recycling program offers free disposal of TVs, computers, DVD players, and E-readers. Such items still current and in working order may be accepted at the Take-ItOr-Leave-It, where they will
Jungian Dreamwork Mindfulness Psychology 468-3571
Lopez Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings:
35 years experience Zen meditation and mindfulness practitioner UW Geriatric Mental Health Certificate
Galley Lopez Islander Breakfast: Restaurant Saturday and Sunday Open at 8 a.m. 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Full menu until at least 8 p.m. every night 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily Dinner: Short-list menu 4:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday after 8 p.m. 4:30 - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday 4:30 - 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday Fresh, Local, Good Affordable Food / Great Sports Fantastic Lounge Specials www.galleylopez.com www.lopezfun.com 468-2713 468-2233
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
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Two Proposition No. 1’s on the ballot
Lopez voters should be aware that the November 5 election ballot will contain TWO Proposition No. 1’s. “San Juan County Proposition No. 1” concerns a proposal to amend the County Charter. “Lopez Island Proposition No. 1” concerns the Lopez Solid Waste levy. Please take care not to confuse these two
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als, plastics and glass sold as commodities for reuse in manufacturing new products. “We could take in these electronics as garbage at $8 a can and help our bottom line, but then that mountain of obsolete electronics would end up in the Roosevelt Landfill,” says LSWDD Chair Page Read. “That’s not what the Lopez public wants. By joining the E-Cycle program we know that our electronics are being recycled responsibly, and are not being transported great distances to developing countries.” the bond measure for submission to the island population. John was the one who explained what the options were, what had been taken into consideration, what the breakdown of costs would be and how this would impact our island and our kids. I found his explanations to be cogent, thoughtful and well-grounded in facts. He exhibited a comprehensive knowledge of the proposals and was able to address many different questions and concerns with specific and articulate answers. I believe that he will bring this approach to all issues coming before the school board. I urge you to vote for John to continue this good work. Mary Wondra Lopez Island
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Weekly Q&A with Lopez School Board Candidates School directors will hold office for four years. Ballots will be mailed Oct. 18 and the election is Nov. 5. Q&A with candidates for Director 1
Candidate Joe Thornton
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? JT: I was born and raised in Portland Oregon in the 1940s and 50’s. After coming back from a tour of service, I completed my four years at Portland University where I received a bachelor of arts with a major in accounting. My working experience began in public accounting where much of my time was spent auditing schools and other tax supported organizations. Later, my focus was health care where I became finance director for several hospice and home care nonprofits. My most recent position was with Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, where I worked in administration for 10 years as the chief financial officer. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? JT: I am a candidate for Lopez School Board Director Number 1. Last spring, I played a major role in opposing the $15.5 million dollar school bond that was vigorously supported by my opponent. As you know, the bond was defeated by the voters of Lopez because it did not address the real needs of our school. As I dug into the financing features of the bond, I took time to investigate other factors that appeared somewhat contrary to what I expected. For example, I learned that the cost of teaching a child at Lopez Schools is much higher than the cost of teaching kids in the surrounding school districts and in most schools of comparable size. When this fact was raised, proponents said that they were glad that Lopez could afford higher spending, because it meant that our kids would no doubt be getting a better education. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has this site that shows the report card of all schools: http:// reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?year=2012-13. As you will see, academic scores for Lopez, especially for math, are below scores of surrounding school districts. I am running for school board to assure that our resources are put in places where they will do the most good for our students. This can happen if you elect members that encourage a broad spectrum of the community to come forward to help identify needs.
Candidate John Helding
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? JH: I was elected to the school board in 2009 and currently serve as chair. I’ve had a career as a management consultant to businesses and universities. My community service includes habitat restoration work and facilitating non-violence trainings in state and federal prisons. I have an engineering degree from Oregon State and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford. I moved to Lopez in 2006. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? JH: I am running for another term because I believe in our school and kids, am thrilled with the progress we’ve made these past four years, and want to help us stay on
that path. In addition to my board service I’ve volunteered as an Algebra TA, SAT tutor, and school trips chaperone. I know firsthand what our school can do. In the most recent comprehensive Washington State Achievement Index, https:// eds.ospi.k12.wa.us/WAI, all of our programs have moved into the “very good” category placing us ahead of Orcas District and just behind San Juan District overall. We’re by no means perfect, but that’s the type of progress I want to continue building on as your board member. If re-elected, I’ll focus on three areas. First and foremost, I’ll continue to support our leadership team, Superintendent Bill Evans and Principal Lisa Shelby. I organized the national search and recruitment effort that brought Lisa Shelby to Lopez. Both are outstanding educators who care deeply about kids and have greatly strengthened our broad and unique Lopez approach. Secondly, I’ll continue to help in keeping the District financially sound. Over the past several years we’ve reduced noneducational expenses, solidified reserves, and increased enrollment. Our cost/student is in the middle range of our peer, small K-12 districts. There’s more we can do and I want to use my years of fiscal experience to support those efforts. Finally, I’ll work to get a revised and significantly less expensive facilities bond passed. I take responsibility for the previous bond’s shortcomings. I was humbled by that process and I learned a lot. I want to listen more deeply to develop a revised proposal that can gain wide public acceptance and still meet our most critical facilities and educational needs.
Q&A with candidates for Director 2 Candidate Jay Brant
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? JB: As retired U.S. Naval Officer, Jay Brant has been living on Lopez since 2007. He moved to the island with his wife Deanna, a fifth generation Lopezian and Lopez School alumni, and their two boys, Jimi and Anchor. Jimi graduated from Lopez High School this June and is now a freshman at Western Washington University. Anchor is in seventh grade at Lopez Middle School. Jay and Deanna live and work here on the island, as owners of Ye Scurvy Dogs. Jay is the Middle School Track Coach and is active in The Pack, the Lopez High School Athletic Booster Club. He and his family are hosting two exchange students this year, Adam Brezniak from the Czech-Republic and Jonathan
Bumiller from Germany. Jay enjoys sharing his love of music, history and reading and spending time with family and friends. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? JB: Jay is running for Lopez School Board Director Position 2 because he believes that the most important job our school has is to prepare our children for the future with the best education possible. He would like to help Lopez School as a Board Member by providing effective leadership, fiscal responsibility and better communication with community members on all aspects of the school system. As a parent of current and past Lopez students, Jay is familiar with the current academic climate at Lopez School and knows first-hand what’s working and where there’s room for improvement. As the spouse of a long time Lopezian, he knows what’s worked (and what didn’t work) in the past and what the community is willing to support. He listens to community members at his restaurant each day and hears how people truly feel about the state of the school and understands their issues. Jay brings his experience as a retired US Naval Officer with a background in multimillion dollar repair and construction budget management and procedural optimization to the position, skills that will be very extremely useful as a board member in the coming years. When elected, Jay would join current board member Patsy Haber as the only board members who are parents of current students are Lopez School.
Candidate Clive Prout
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? CP: I grew up in England, and earned my Masters in Engineering and Business. My first career was in the computer software industry. I moved to the U.S. in 1993 to manage marketing for a U.S. software company. In 2000, I made a career transition into coaching and training. Now I run a coaching and consulting business helping leaders and organizations learn, grow and become more effective. I moved to Lopez in 2005 with my wife, Abigail, who grew up here. We have two girls. Nonie has just started first grade. See CANDIDATES, page 5
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A look at the Islander Resort’s expansion By Anna Haefele Special to the Weekly
The Islander Resort’s proposed expansion is sparking debate and mixed opinions among Lopez Island residents. Lopez resident Megan McCoy says, “I don’t know too much about the proposed expansion, just possible rumors.” Reports circulating include the Islander buying up plots of land in a bid to prepare for even greater expansion in the near future. Bill Diller, the resort’s owner said he is simply trying to run his business. “Economically, [the resort] needs a few more things to make it operate well,” says Diller. “We’re trying to utilize the property.” The proposal includes the addition of 15 new campsites, 10 RV sites, two new motel buildings, and a maintenance building. Other islanders like the Normandy Lane homeowners are concerned with the potential effects of the expansion on their lifestyle, views, and home values. Noise and air pollution in the area due to an increased number of guests and their vehicles are also topics of worry. On April
23, Normandy Lane homeowners filed an appeal of the Islander Resort’s State Environmental Policy Act Mitigated Determination of Non-significance. This is the second appeal submitted by the resort’s neighbors. Currently, decisions regarding the appeal are in suspended animation, pending a hearing. Julie Thompson with San Juan County Community Development and Planning said “...the Normandy Lane homeowners’ appeal decision has not been made, so no, it wasn’t denied, but it also wasn’t approved. The applicants’ are having a traffic study prepared which has further delayed holding the hearing.” While no date has been set for a hearing, until a decision is made regarding the appeal, the majority of the expansion cannot proceed. However, construction for one of the proposed hotel buildings, a seven-unit structure, is already approved and set to commence this month. Groups like Friends of the San Juans are confident that the resort and the community can come to an understanding. One Friends representative, Breanne Vander Naald, said, “Friends believes that an expanded Lopez Islander
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could contribute positively to San Juan County rather than introducing problems. To do that, the resort will need to evaluate and address concerns that the County and neighbors have raised about adequate sewage disposal and sustainable drinking water facilities, as well as potential storm water increases and unnecessary building close to Fisherman Bay’s sensitive waters.” Diller is also positive. He said he has worked with surrounding property owners, voluntarily agreeing to add landscaping features and a privacy fence intended to shield neighbors from the unwanted effects of living by a resort. “If I wanted, I could raze the whole property and build waterfront condos and make a lot more money than I’m making now,” says Diller “but what we’re adding is meant to be a balance.” Diller said the changes will soften the look of the place, improve street appeal and lend a neater appearance to their section of Fisherman Bay waterfront, as well as improve safety by minimizing foot traffic across that section of Fisherman Bay Road. As construction progresses, natural beauty will also be preserved to the greatest extent possible. “I like the trees. If a road has to move to go around the trees, that’s what we’re going to do,” said Diller.
New hours for Lopez Dump Effective Oct. 16, the Lopez Dump will also be open from 8 - 9 a.m., with limited service. This additional morning hour aims to better address the needs of local contractors and commercial customers, but everyone is welcome. Dump staff wants Lopezians to know this is a limited-service hour. Only garbage and commingled recyclables (fee items), and mixed paper and corrugated cardboard will be accepted from 8 - 9 a.m. The no-fee separated recycling plaza and the
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vessel 36. Began work (2 wds) 41. Essence 42. Deodorant type 43. Calcified part of a tooth 47. Embossed 48. Place for a needle 49. Plants whose dried leaves are used as a laxative 51. Table part 52. Belief 53. Prison guard, in slang 55. Destiny 56. Baker's dozen? 57. Schuss, e.g. Answers to today's puzzle on page 8
Take-It-Or-Leave-It will be CLOSED during the 8 - 9 a.m. hour. All services and facilities will be available as usual during customary Dump hours from 12 - 3 p.m. The new morning hour from 8 - 9 a.m. will be on a trial basis, through Dec. 31, 2013. If this idea proves popular the Dump Board plans to continue the early morning hour year round. Lopez Dump hours, starting Oct. 16: Wed., Sat., and Sun., 8 - 9 a.m. (limited service), and 12 - 3 p.m (full service).
OPALCO board opening The OPALCO Board of Directors accepted John Bogert’s resignation on Sept. 27 with appreciation for his five years of service. Bogert wrote, “I would like to thank the cooperative’s membership for twice electing me to represent them on the board, and I will continue to applaud the excellent work of the OPALCO staff in serving the community.” Bogert’s resignation comes after a long and arduous period of study, discus-
sion and decision-making about the co-op’s role in addressing the broadband needs of the community. Bogert’s seat on the OPALCO board represents District 4, which includes Shaw, Crane, Canoe and Bell Islands. OPALCO’s Directors will conduct interviews in search of a replacement to be appointed to the board to finish out Bogert’s term, which expires in 2016. The position comes up for election again at OPALCO’s annual meeting in May, 2016.
Candidates CONTINUED FROM 3
Sophie is in pre-school. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? CP:I am running for the school board because I want to continue to serve our school and community. Learning is important to me – education opened my horizons and allowed me to move to the US. Now my daughters are just entering school. I see the school as the natural heart of the Lopez community. It is the largest organization on Lopez, and its health is essential to the continued vitality of our island. Without a strong school and the young families it attracts and keeps here, we would be a much poorer place. I want to contribute my professional skills to the island by working to further improve the school. We have an excellent school, of which I am proud. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report rated Lopez as the best small (less than 240 students) school in Washington. Our school is growing and improving. In the past three years we have added students, hired new teachers and improved academic performance. Yet we cannot rest on our laurels. We need to keep getting better. The school building needs extensive repairs that will require a capital bond to pay for them. I will work to develop a more affordable bond that our community can support. I also want to see better communication between the school and the community. I will continue to work for greater transparency about what is happening in the school – the good and the bad, and improved understanding between the school and the wider community.
Q&A with candidates for Director 3 Candidate Teddy McCullough
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? TM: From a young age, Teddy McCullough has shown a deep commitment to serving his community. From writing legislation and testifying before the state legislature, to serving the country by working for the White House, McCullough has always put others above himself. He continues in that spirit, actively working to inspire young people to become active members of society by addressing the issues that they see are affecting their community. While a student of Lopez Island High School, McCullough served as the Treasurer for the Student Body while also serving as the student representative on the Lopez Island School District Budget Committee and the Lopez Island School District Technology Committee. McCullough has worked with many community organizations including the Lopez Island Prevention Coalition, and the San Juan County Youth Council to help promote community change by engaging the community in dialogue to help ensure the young people of Lopez Island live happy and healthy lifestyles in order to secure their futures. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? TM: I am running for School Board to work towards providing greater transparency on all issues ranging from the budget to curriculum decisions. I will work towards a budget that is both efficient and effective while providing students with an environment to thrive inside and outside of the classroom. I believe that our school needs to focus
on what will help our students succeed. It is imperative that we provide the students of Lopez Island Schools with the proper tools to be fully prepared for higher education or immediate employment following graduation.
Candidate Del Guenther
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? DG: Bachelor of science in biology, masters of art in zoology, teaching certification K-12. I had a 32 year career in education as a teacher, coaching and as an athletic director. Most of my experience was in public schools in Washington state, but I also taught in a private school and in the public school systems in Australia and Peru. For the past 11 years I have been a member of the OSPI Science Assessment Leadership Team. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? DG: I am running for the school board director’s position 3, because I feel I have the depth of experience to make a positive effect on the education of the children of Lopez Island. My philosophy of education has always been to do what is best for the student. If anyone has any questions about me or my educational philosophies, you are welcome to ask them at the League of Women’s Voters open forum at Grace Church on Oct. 10.
Q&A with candidates for Director 4 Candidate Paul Berg
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? PB: Retired from BOEING after 35 years of service. Resident on Lopez since 1998. Community service includes two years on Friends of the Lopez Library board, two years on Community Center Board, six years on Lopez Senior Center Advisor y Board (prime activity Woodmen Hall) and 10 years as chairman of Shoal Bay/ Swift Bay Water Association. Prior to moving to Lopez spent 18 months working with Habitat for Humanity and other Boeing retiree community support activities. I’ve dedicated my spare time to community service and responsible involvement. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? PB: Fiscal responsibility must be the key to all future considerations. Not only to the School District, but to the
community as well. I will bring that voice to the board if elected.
Candidate Dixie Budke
Weekly: Can you give us a brief bio? DB: Dixie has a diverse background that will serve the Lopez community well as a member of the School Board. In a work life spanning nearly fifty years, Dixie has been a business owner, consultant and educator. Dixie’s academic education reflects her commitment to improving organizations through the people who work within them. Dixie has a bachelor of science degree in business administration and management, a masters in human development and a doctorate in human and organization systems. She and her husband Ken have owned their home on Lopez since 2006 and have lived here full time since Dixie’s retirement as a college professor in 2011. Dixie and Ken are active in numerous volunteer activities on Lopez. They have six adult children and eight grandchildren. Dixie was appointed to the School Board in November 2012. Weekly: Why are you running for school board? DB: Dixie is running for Lopez School Board because she thinks we have a great school that can always continue to improve. She notes that “In U.S. News and World Report 2013 rankings, Lopez moved up to a Silver medal and became the top rated small Junior/Senior high school in the state of Washington. Our school also ranks in the top 2 percent in the country and I would like the opportunity to continue to use my experience to build on what the community has accomplished.” Dixie supports providing an enriched curriculum that includes music, art, international educational and cultural exchanges as she feels they are life changing and can enhance students basic skills such as literacy and math. She also feels that strengthening career technical (vocational training) offerings gives students the opportunity to choose their own path. Dixie believes a key role is to examine the budget to maximize resources while minimizing unnecessary expenditures. The school facility is in need of upgrades to safety, security, communication and energy systems. She is Lopez Acupuncture committed to working with & Integrated Health a broad range of community Julienne Battalia LAc, LMP members to identify criti“Walk In” Clinic: cal needs and fixing them. Wednesdays, 3pm-6pm, $30 For more info, visit www. (360)468-3239 lopezislandacupuncture.com DIXIEforschoolboard.org.
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Sewer district receives fifth outstanding award For the fifth consecutive year, the Fisherman Bay Sewer District received the “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award” from the State Department of Ecology. Out of 300 plants statewide, Lopez’ District is one of only 107 that achieved full compliance in 2012. “It takes diligent operators and a strong management team, working effectively together, to achieve this high level of compliance,” said Kelly Susewind, Water Quality Program Manager for the DOE. “It’s not easy to operate a wastewater treatment
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plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without violations.” Staff at the District attributes the plant’s proficiency last year primarily to the dedication of Superintendent Geoff Holmes. Holmes had a decade of experience as well as an intuitive understanding of the processes that turned the District around from frequent non-compliance in the 1990’s to its recent award-winning status. He retired in January, handing off the role of Superintendent to District Operations Manager, Chris Arnold.
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lutheran ChurCh in the san juans. Join us Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in Center Church on Davis Bay Road. Also in Friday Harbor at 11:00 a.m. in St. David’s and in Eastsound at 1:15 p.m. in Emmanuel. Pastor Anne Hall, 468-3025. QuaKer Worship group Meetings will be Sundays at 10 a.m. at the home of Ron Metcalf, 6363 Fisherman Bay Road. Children’s program. Everyone welcome. Phone 468-2129. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 a.m. on Saturday. Call 378-2910 for Mass times on San Juan and Orcas Islands.
John says he likes “health, happiness, community, dirt and the smell of an autumn morning,” He is also a husband and father of two children. He will be speaking on “The Virtual Universe.” The Har vest Dinner is Saturday, Oct.19 at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, 5:30 p.m. Prizes are awarded for potluck dishes in two categories: Best Presentation and Best Use of Local Foods.
Election forums The League of Women Voters of the San Juans invites the public to candidate/position election forums: Lopez Island -Oct. 10 at Grace Episcopal Church from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contested positions or seats • Proposition 1- Charter Amendment • Solid Waste 1 year tax levy • Lopez Island School District #144 -- School Board Directors #1, #2, #3, #4 • San Juan County Fire Protection District #4 -- Fire commissioner #1 • Port of Lopez -- Port commissioner #3 Questions? Call Steve at 370-5814
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Lopez artist Tamara Shane, shown above, will dedicate her sculpture “Recycles of Life” on the lawn by Isabel’s Café with a ceremonial Blessing of Gratitude on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. The wood and copper shrine is the third work in Kwiáht’s
public art series “Village at the Edge of the Sea” focused on the wetlands and wildlife of Fisherman Bay. “This is a tribute to the natural and elemental worlds,”
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La Familia Valera Miranda has been practicing the traditional Cuban music known as Son – the style recently popularized by the Buena Vista Social Club albums – for generations. Music is a family affair for these famous musicians. Félix Valera Miranda, founder of the group, sings and plays guitar while his wife, Carmen, plays maracas, along with their sons, Enrique (“Kiki”), Raúl, and Ernesto, on cuatro (an eight-string guitar tuned in pairs), bass, and bongos respectively. In addition to La Familia is Wilfredo Fuentes on congas and Antonio Rodón who sings and plays clave. Since the 19th century, several families have played a significant role in Cuban culture, acting as a crucible of ethnic groups, collecting deeply rooted local traditions that have a bearing on the country’s unique musical identity. The group will be performing at Lopez Center, Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Tickets in advance are adults $15 and youth $6. Tickets are at Lopez Center office, and online Tickets available also from: Paper Scissors on the Rock, Blossoms Organic Grocery, Lopez Book shop, Lopez Center office. Tickets at door and adult $18 and youth $8. Lopez Island
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