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VOLUME 37, NUMBER 26 • JULY 1, 2014

The battle to protect resident orcas By Scott Rasmussen

Friends of the Library Book Sale! FRIDAY, July 4, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lopez Island Community Center

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An in-depth biographical account of San Juan Island’s most celebrated marine biologist, that it’s not. Maybe someday such a book will be on the shelves. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a gripping, true-life tale about the battles Ken Balcomb has waged to protect the southern resident killer whales, and other marine mammals as well, from the ver y same government that is supposed to be reeling the endangered population back from the precipice of extinction, well then, my friend, your ship has come in. Seven years in the making, “War of the Whales,” a 420-page expose of the U.S. military’s often secre-

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tive use of sonar in marine waters around the globe, and account of those, like Balcomb, who, through keen supposition and painstaking science, first connected the dots and then launched a courtroom campaign against the U.S. Navy and its perilous program, is due out July 1. Researched and authored by renowned science writer Joshua Horwitz, co-founder of Washington D.C.-based Living Planet Books, and published by Simon & Shuster, “War of the Whales” blends together the spirit of both a suspense thriller of a Grisham novel (except that it’s NOT fiction) and the political intrigue of an “All The President’s Men.” In fact, here’s what Bob Woodward, co-author of All The President’s Men, has

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to say about it: “A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans.” And, there’s this from renowned oceans’ advocate Jean-Michel Cousteau: “It’s the true stor y of the under water collision between life in the ocean and an acoustic storm of military sonar -- and of citizen activists holding accountable the world’s most power ful Navy. For anyone who wants to save marine life from drowning in manmade noise, this is a mustread book.” The book begins with what appeared at the time to be a mysterious mass stranding of beaked whales

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in the Bahamas. Balcomb, longtime director of the San Juan Island’s Center for Whale Research, was witness to that stranding at the center’s research facility in the Bahamas, in 2000. Meanwhile, the book’s other chief protagonist, attorney Joel Reynolds of the National Resources Defense Council, has begun uncovering bits and pieces of the Navy’s mostly concealed sonar operation and is preparing a legal challenge to expose and contest it. In 2003, Balcomb was witness to another mass stranding, of sorts, this time involving members of the southern residents orcas, listed as endangered under federal law in 2005, when the USS Shoup traveled the water ways off the westside of San Juan Island with its active-sonar deployed. For Balcomb, who has studied, tracked and kept a yearly census of the southern residents for nearly four decades, being depicted as a larger-thanlife character is somewhat “embarrassing.” Nevertheless, he believes the book could be thought of as required reading simply from its informative treatment about the use of active sonar and damage it’s wrought and, even for him, because of the depth and breadth with which Horowitz documents the role that the military plays, and is aware of, in endangering life in the sea. “Josh really dug in there,” Balcomb said. “He’s one persistent son-of-a-gun.” – Editor’s note: The Center for Whale Research will receive a $5 donation for every order of “War of the Whales” made via the center’s website, www., prior to its official July 1 release date.

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Community Calendar ONGOING CLASSES: Swimming, Lopez Islander Pool. Five levels of classes. Ages 6 mos. – 3 years, $35. Ages 7-12: $55. Instructor: Berta Vaughn. For info, call the LIFRC at 468-4117 or go to

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TUESDAYS IN JULY CLASS: Tots at the Beach, 10 -11 p.m., Odlin Park to meet new friends and play in the sand. Open to tots two and under with parent. JULY 1 -2 CLASS: Get Your Hands Dirty with Clay - Olders, 1 -4 p.m., Josh Ratza’s studio. Learn basic to intermediate hand building skills. Make a pitcher, four to six cups, and a small serving platter, $75 fee expires June 23, $85 thereafter. Age 12-adult. For info, call 468-4117 or go to JULY 1 - 3 CLASS: Puppet Adventures with Rod-Marionettes, 9:3012:30 p.m. at Lopez School Art Room. Create your

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 Saturdays - noon at the Children’s Center Call 468-2809

own rod-marionette with help from Dmitri, one of the puppeteers with Carter Family Marionettes. $75 fee expires June 23, $85 thereafter. Age 5-adult. For more info, call the LIFRC at 468-4117 or go to

THURS, JULY 3 MUSIC: Tiempo de Lopez, 730 p.m., Lopez Center. For more information, visit FRI, JULY 4 BOOKS: Friends of the Library semi-annual book sale, 9 - 3 p.m., Lopez Center. Huge selection of used books, videos, and audiobooks. Back by popular demand, the Red Bag Sale. Fill a free ‘red bag’ for $20. FOOD: 4th of July BBQ, After the parade 11:30 - 2 p.m. or until the food runs out. Misty Isle all-natural beef and veggie burgers, Lopez Harvest greens, South End General Store and Restaurant cookies/brownies, chips, coleslaw, soda and all the fixin’s for $12. Music by DJ Bill Johnson.  


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SAT, JULY 5 SHOW: Carter Family Puppet Show, 1 p.m., outdoors across from Saturday Market. Bring blankets/ pillows/chairs. “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” will be performed by Stephen & Chris Carter. Fantasy, humor and romance in the European puppet tradition.  Tickets available at Blossoms, Lopez Bookshop and at the door. JULY 7-11 CLASS: British Challenger Soccer Camp, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., Lopez School Soccer Field. $119 expires June 29, $129 thereafter. Ages 6-13. For more information, call the LIFRC at 468-4117 or go to TUES, JULY 8 CLASS: Silk Scarves and Banners, 1-4 p.m. at School

Art Room. Learn to paint on silk! $30 expires June 27, $35 thereafter. Ages 8-adult. For more information, call the LIFRC at 468-4117 or go to www.

SAT, JULY 12 ART: Chimera Gallery Reception, 5- 7 p.m., Chimera Cooperative Gallery. “Combined Elements” with paintings, sculpture, and ceramics by Richard Singer, Jeffrey Hanks, and Tamara Shane. Join the artists for conversations about their work and refreshments. Show runs through Aug. 8. Chimera Cooperative Gallery, Lopez Village Plaza, 468-3265. www. Hou rs: Monday & Wednesday  - Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Letters A big thanks to United Way Gathering of Island Voices and Expressions, better known as KLOI-LP, 102.9 FM, Lopez Island’s Community Radio station, would like to publicly thank United  Way  of San Juan County for the grant awarded to them this year. Their support makes it possible for us to continue in our mission of creating a

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venue for island voices and providing quality news and entertainment for island residents and beyond via our Internet streaming. This award allowed us to help finance production of an original readers’ theatre play written and performed by Lopez School students. In keeping with our goal of informing our local community, we have also recorded and broadcast public informational meetings such as the candidates’ forums.

Lopez Business Hours Just Heavenly Galley The Love Dog Cafe Southend Restaurant Lopez Islander Open Everyday Fudge Factory Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant Breakfast Daily 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday thru Monday Open 7 days a week Open at 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Beer-Wine-Great Food 8:30 a.m. - 11:30/ 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Full menu until at least Delicious Baked Goods Lunch Daily 11:30 - 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the 4th Daily Specials 8:30 p.m. every night Dinner 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at our new Come Down to the South Short-list menu Thursday - Monday Dinner Daily Ice Cream Parlor 5 p.m. - Last Reservation End  & See What’s Cookin’! after 8:30 p.m. 4:30 - 10 p.m. Southend General Store Give us a call, Cones, Old fashion Milkshakes, Pizza Mon & Tues Nights Mon-Fri 7-7 Sat 8-7 Sun 9-5 Floats, Sundaes. Watermelon, Good Affordable Food we’ll stay open for you! Fresh, Local, Fantastic Great Sports Lounge Specials Root beer fudge. southendgeneralstore Where Food Is Art 468-2315 468-2713 468-2150 468-2439 468-2233 Publisher

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SAT, JULY 19 HIKE: Watson Lakes/ Anderson Butte hike, This hike is available to all that enjoy mountain meadows and alpine lakes. It has been written up in guide books as an ideal family outing with only 800 feet of elevation gain going in. Round trip distance is 5 to 7 miles depending on which lake or view points we choose. Upper Watson Lake makes a great lunch and turn around spot. There are great views of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan as well. Most of those going will car pool from the Lopez ferry dock. For additional information and sign up contact Bob Walker at 360-468-3397 or email at robwillwalk@hotmail. com.

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Opportunities happening in SJC I went to the meeting about the opportunity that SJC has to “Opt Out” of the Growth Management Act and I was thrilled that we have this opportunity now. If one doesn’t have to live in an Urban Growth Area because of size restrictions on acreage/house ratios, Orcas is lovely. However. if you are scrunched together in an Urban Growth Area with street light pollution, noise, and fumes from cars, people always around, it is another story. It effectively keeps the workers in “their place” (in Eastsound.) Unless you have time to “toodle” around the Island for the fun of it, one doesn’t enjoy the pleasures of Island life. SEE LETTERS, PAGE 5

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Demolition marks debut of new twist on county’s pollution prevention program Scott Rasmussen/ Staff photo

Marc Forlenza, corner left, looks on as backhoe operate Harvey Brown begins to demolish a 28-foot derelict vessel Thursday, June 19, at Jensen’s Shipyard.

By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

A new twist to a long-standing state pollution prevention program made a hearty debut last week on the waterfront of Friday Harbor. By all accounts, it proved a smashing success. Ken Norris wasn’t going to stick around to witness the lift-off from start to finish because the derelict vessel removal program’s newest feature, the “turn-in” option, signaled a bittersweet goodbye. “It’s a mixed blessing to have the state take care of it for me,” Norris said of the fate of the 28-foot wooden boat that for the better part of 20 years had been home-sweet-home and the embodiment of a cherished dream. His means to maintain the boat slipped away in the fallout from a severe leg injury several years ago

and, ultimately, orders by his doctor to abandon ship. Managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with local government entities, like counties, cities and publicly owned port districts, the Derelict Vessel Removal Program has had its own share of ups and downs since it was first founded in 2002. In San Juan County, the program collapsed when budget-wary county officials opted against setting aside $10,000 or so – the local “match” required by DNR for removal and demolition costs – in the wake of the economic recession. Under the program, the state, through DNR, covers 90 percent of the cost associated with removal, transport, demolition and disposal of boats, docks and floats that have fallen into disrepair

and that have either been abandoned or are in imminent threat of sinking. Then, about three years ago, San Juan Island’s Marc Forlenza, the then-commander of the Friday Harbor Power Squadron, raised $6,500 as part of the matching fund, which former local program coordinator and Public Works employee Joanruth Baumann used to persuade the county to chip in $5,000, to convince DNR to resume the program. Since then, the program has been flourishing. With Forlenza now at the helm, and a $325,000 grant from Puget Sound Partnership, it has become a model for the state. Forlenza also works with other communities to help shore up and keep their own programs afloat and adequately funded. Still, the “Turn In Option” adds a new wrinkle and incentive to the program. It’s designed to take boats of 45 feet or less, which have fallen into disrepair, off the hands of Washington residents who lack the financial resources to repair and maintain them.

Forlenza intends to make sure that the San Juans get their share, and local businesses have a chance to benefit before the funding set aside by the state dries up. He noted that the cost to demolish, and dispose of Norris’ 1969 Owens-built boat proved less expensive by having it done by local contractors than by a large regional company. The legislature allocated $4.5 million for the derelict vessel program as part of the 2013-15 state budget, of which roughly $200,000 is earmarked for the turn-in program. That translates into $100,000 a year to cover the cost of the voluntary program, noted Manager Tammy Robbins. Robbins said DNR has received about a dozen applications since it went live on May 1. The bill to tow, demolish and dispose of the average boat is about $9,000, she said. “We’re trying to find the best value for the money,” she said. “Hopefully as we get going we can do ‘batch’ removals to consolidate costs.”

Ranker re-appointed to ocean council Washington state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, has been re-appointed as an advisor to President Barack Obama’s National Ocean Council. The Ocean Council is charged with implementing National Ocean Policy. Ranker was first appointed to the council in 2011 and is excited to continue his work with the advisory group. “From emerging threats from increased vessel traffic to massive changes locally and globally due to climate change, our oceans and the thousands of jobs

that depend on them are under threat,” Ranker said in a prepared statement. “Our state’s coastline and maritime industries are the lifeblood of our economy. I’m honored to be a voice for our Washington in the other Washington.” Ranker was re-appointed to the council’s Governance Coordinating Committee, which includes 18 thoughtleaders from across the country who serve as advisors to the ocean council. The GCC serves as the coordinating body on inter-jurisdictional ocean policy issues.

lowing the departure of the Evergreen State. “This remarkable ferry has served our customers well for six decades,” said Interim Assistant Secretary for Ferries Division Capt. George Capacci. “It’s tough to see her go, however decommissioning the Evergreen State and introducing in our newest ferry, the 144-car Tokitae are essential steps in modernizing our fleet.” In the recent past she plied the waters of San Juan

County between Anacortes and Sidney B.C. The ferry currently serves the interisland route. “Washington State Ferries, and the Evergreen State have enabled our county to grow our economic base and provide basic transportation to Anacortes, Sidney and between islands,” said San Juan County Council member Rick Hughes. “Words are not enough to express what the Evergreen State has done for our community.”


ne in three teens has experienced some kind of abuse in their dating relationship, according to the American Journal of Public Health. One in three. This includes physical and emotional abuse, stalking, and sexual coercion. Abuse may look different in teen versus adult relationships, but we need to take it just as seriously. The Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review has been studying domestic violence–related homicides in our state since 1997. The research shows how early many abusive relationships start. Nine percent of domestic violence homicide victims were under 21 at the time they were killed, and 31% of homicide victims in studied cases were under 21 when they started dating the abuser. Several met in high school or middle school. Researchers found that education about dating violence in schools was not sufficient and often started too late. In their first experiences with dating, these young people did not get critical information about what a healthy relationship is or practical tips on what to do if someone was abusing them. Their parents also did not have the information they needed. Many tried to help, but did not know about resources—like their local domestic violence program—that could help them in their efforts. We can do better. Teens need information, safe options, and support. Dating violence is a complex issue with no one, simple answer, but it is simple for each of us to play a role in teaching teens about healthy relationships. For teen dating violence support, find the domestic violence program in your community at, contact the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474, or text “loveis” to 22522.

Say goodbye Evergreen ferry The public was invited to bid “bon voyage” to Washington State Ferries’ oldest ship, the 87-car Evergreen State, with one last ride from Friday Harbor to Anacortes on Sunday, June 29. Crews decommissioned the vessel and retired it from service following its final sailing. The Evergreen State was the first vessel custom built for Washington State Ferries in 1954. The 87-car Klahowya will take over as the San Juan Islands interisland ferry fol-

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Elusive slug-eating snake found on San Juan Island Contributed photo

Left: The sharp-tailed snake found by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay.

A San Juan Island couple, Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay have recorded the first documented sighting of the sharp-tailed snake on San Juan Island when their cat

brought it home last Thursday evening. “It was a totally lucky find,” said Michaelson. “We had just learned about the snakes the day before and we were determined to find one, but didn’t expect for it to happen so quickly and certainly not this way.” The snake was carefully collected and will be donated to the University of Washington’s Burke Museum. Sharp-tailed snakes are a small, secretive species that is presumed to be closely associated with Garry oak ecosystems. Less than five percent of Garry oak habitat remains from its historic extent which account in part for why the snakes are so infrequently encountered. The snakes, which specialize in eating slugs, spend almost all of their time undercover, in rotting logs, and possibly underground. They are smoother in appearance than the resident garter snakes and have grey/brown/ reddish coloration with a sharp thorn-like scale at the end of their tale. Sharp-tailed snakes are non-venomous and very docile.

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The first documented occurrence in San Juan County occurred in 2006 on Turtleback Mountain as Land Bank stewards Ruthie Dougherty and Doug McCutchen discovered one under a rock while constructing a trail. Like Michaelson, they recognized the snake as something different from the regular garter snakes encountered in the islands and snapped a picture in order to identify it. Washington State Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed it as the first sharp-tailed snake seen in Western Washington since the 1950s in addition to being the first in the San Juan Islands. The snakes are listed as an endangered species in Canada where they are known to occur on just four of the Gulf Islands and outskirts of Victoria. The snakes are more common towards the southern part of their range in Oregon and California. Since the original discovery the Land Bank has been working closely with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to survey for the snakes, primarily on Orcas and San Juan islands. Two more snakes were found on Turtleback Mountain Preserve in 2013. The Land Bank and WDFW are also collaborating with the University of Washington’s Conservation Canine program to use their trained “scent detection” dogs to try locating the snakes. “To find a previously unknown species on a well-populated, small island at this point in time is very exciting,” said WDFW Biologist Ruth Milner. “We are very interested in learning more about this snake and welcome any sightings people can report.” The Land Bank and WDFW will hold an informational meeting later this summer/fall. Contact Ruth Milner or Doug McCutchen if you are interested in helping survey your property for this elusive species. We hope to search for the snakes throughout the archipelago and will welcome participation from home owners in all kinds of habitats, regardless of whether or not they are associated with Garry oak areas.


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Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The difficulty ranges from 1-5 (easy) 6-10 (moderate) and 11-15 (hard). Today’s puzzle is level 4. Sudoku and Crossword answers on page 12

Shirley Wright Scholarships for 2014 Submitted by The Lopez Artist Guild

The Lopez Artist Guild announces the recipients of the Shirley Wright Scholarship for 2014. Miriam Drahn and Maya Haber each received a $1,000 grant from LAG, presented at the Lopez High School Graduation Ceremony on June 7. Miriam will be attending Naropa University in Colorado and plans to be an art teacher. Maya will be attending Bates College in Maine and chose it because of their strong Visual Arts program. Normally, one scholarship is awarded each year, but because there was no applicant in 2013, the LAG Scholarship Committee strongly suggested that both of this year’s applicants be recognized. One board member commented, “We truly could not choose one over the other. Both are talented and courageous and art-intentioned, and both


Acreage would be nice, but not at the inflated prices and the 5 or more acres per dwelling that effectively segregates people, one from the other and most especially, from the Natural World! When I came here, thirty years ago, Orcas was a True Island Community. People mingled with each other. Newcomers blended and adopted the “Island Way”, which included socializing together and helping each other out as neighbors should. Island dances were quite popular. I remember when multimillionaires and farmers, office workers, gardeners, artists, business owners, house cleaners, writers and a couple of homeless individuals mingled and danced together, human to human. It is what Island living truly is! Along with new wealth came the separation of people and the GMA which effectively cemented that separation. The workers live in town and the rest of the island is for those lured here by land ads in the Wall Street Journal in the 1990’s They came here with the means to afford to live in the “country” for which land prices shot upenvironmentally to the sky. Many old Island soundfamilies had to sell their land because the taxes

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Correction In the June 17 edition of the Weekly, the letter “Concerns about WiFi exposure” refers to a list of references. To see a list of those items, visit and click on the opinion tab.

“How many a [person] has dated a new era in life from the reading of a book.”

The photo on the front page of the June 24 edition of the Weekly incorrectly identified the photographer. The photo was taken by Cathleen J. Wilson.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Walden

World’s Longest Island Treasure Hunt are deserving of our support and encouragement.” We wish them, and all of the recent Graduates, all the best in their future endeavors. To learn more about the Shirley Wright Scholarship for

were raised too high to keep large parcels of land. Now, the workers actually Need all of the wonderful nonprofits to help them out. Independent Island life is a thing of the past. The Growth Management Act is a tool to acclimate people to Agenda 21, which is slowly being implemented worldwide, under the guise of Environmental Protection and it has nothing to do with protecting our Dear Mother Earth and all of our sisters and brothers in the plant and animal Kingdoms. This is a betrayal of the people and of the Earth Herself. Do some in depth research on it. You may see that “paradise” no longer exists for many of the people on Orcas Island. SPIRIT EAGLE Eastsound

Graduating High School Seniors, or to print out an application, visit the Lopez Artist Guild website, and go to the “Grants and Scholarships” page.

How much for a public safety boat? $600K... Yikes! Is it just me, or is six hundred thousand dollars too much money to spend on a 38-foot “Public Safety” boat? Now, I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I know a little about boats, and there is no way any 38-foot boat, powered by a couple of foreign engines needs to cost six hundred big ones. What’s it got, a golden toilet seat? Does it even have a toilet? (Can’t tell from the picture.) Okay, this thing squirts water, but at this price it should launch planes, submerge, or fire missiles. People aren’t outraged

because it was paid for by a federal grant. Well folks,where do you think the feds get their dough? From us, (and what they borrow from China). There are some really smart people on this island who understand boat building. I’ll bet the people at Jensen’s could have put something of quality together for a third the price. This waste makes me angry. You should be angry too. MIKE BUETTELL San Juan Island

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GO PAPERLESS: GET FREE Wi-Fi AT INTERISLAND FERRY LANDINGS OPALCO members who sign up for SmartHub (eBill) and choose to GO PAPERLESS can now access FREE WiFi at the ferry landings. Learn more at or call 376-3500. Working cooperatively to serve YOU with ➊ safety and ➋ connection to ➌ improve the quality of our lives and the sustainability of our island communities.


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36 years of serving the best buns on Lopez! 468-2133


Thanks Lopez! We can see your fireworks from Anacortes!!


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BBQ AT LOPEZ CENTER After the parade until the food runs out


Beef and veggie burgers, Lopez Harvest greens, cookies/ brownies, chips, coleslaw, soda and all the fixin’s for $12.

“You pyros make the 4th a BLAST! Thanks from all of us at The Galley!”

Thank You Pyro Crew For All You Do!


IMC We Love The Show! ★★★★★★★★★


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Music by DJ Bill Johnson

Our Show is scheduled to start promptly at 10:30 PM. There will be 16 theme categories; each theme will consist of many different sizes of individual display shells. Don’t miss the Grand Finale

ONE SALUTE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TWO SALUTES 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO START THREE SALUTES 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO START 1) Nishiki Kamuro with Salutes, Dedication to Dwight Walters 2) Purple Cycas Blooms 3) Glitter Silver to Bright Red Chrysanthemum 4) Hundred Bees 5) Red Sunflower 6) Crossing Comets 7) Green with Crackling Waves 8) Red Palm 9) Red Ghost Spirals 10) Red, White, and Blue with Salutes 11) Golden Willow with Brocade Tails 12) Golden Wave to Blue Go-Getters 12.5) Glittering Silver to Green to Red with Reports 14) Purple Crossettes 15) Finale

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Lopez Lions announce parade theme “Freedom to Keep Lopez Weird 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 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 Don Langrock, co-chair of the Parade. “We want people, locals and visitors alike, to have a fun time and good memories of time on Lopez. And don’t forget that there is a Judge’s Bribe award for best bribe!”

Larry Clark and daughter Marty Clark have been chosen as the Grand Marshalls for the Parade. Marty recently retired as Lopez Medic. She had been with the Lopez Fire/ EMS Department for over 30 years. “Her work with the department has made it second to none,” said Ghiglione, who is also the fire chief. Larry has been an active volunteer on the

island for many years, especially the Lopez Island Union Cemetery Association. He has been a Lopez Lion for 25 years. The Parade will follow the same route 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

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Lopez Lions Club Fun Run/Walk By Ian M. Lange Special to the Weekly

Help make this a truly family-oriented fourth of July  celebration by beginning your day either running or walking in the 35th annual Lopez Lions Club fund raiser.  All events begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. at Islanders Bank.    And each person will be electronically timed starting when he or  she crosses the starting line.  Prizes will be given for age group winners. While you may register July 4 between 7 a.m. to 8:10

a.m., save $5 per person and beat the crowds by registering the family between noon and 4 p.m. on  Wednesday, July 2, or Thursday July 3 at the Lopez Village Market. Registration forms containing additional details are available at the Lopez Village Market, the Ferry Landing, Holly B’s, the Lopez Library and the Chamber of Commerce office.  We have the distance that fits your personal exercise schedule. Choose either a one mile romp, 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) run, 10 km (6.2

mile) run, and a 5 km or one mile walk. All races begin and end in scenic Lopez  Village.  Why participate? You will (1) help the Lopez Lions club support local non-profit organizations which include the Family Resource Center, vision assistance, Prevention Coalition, Cemetery Association and Lopez School programs and trips, (2) benefit your health through early morning exercise, and (3) be in the village well before the start of the 11 a.m. parade in order to pick your favorite

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And they’re off! Over 400 runners and walkers participated in last year’s  electronically timed 4th  of July Fun Run/Walk events sponsored by the Lopez Island Lions Club. viewing spot,  How can you or your family lose?   So exchange your tapdancing shoes for either your walking or running shoes, and help make this the biggest Lopez Lions Club  fund raiser yet.The Lions Club wants to break last years attendance record

of 428 participants and $5,277 raised for the community. Let’s try for 500 participants and $5,500!   While registering you may also purchase a blue designer tee shirt for $10,

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Fireworks past, present and future Submitted by the Lopez Fireworks Committee

Lopez Community Fireworks has held special fundraising events for the past three years to raise funds for a new firing system. Thanks to the generosity of our community which spreads very wide, the whole fireworks show will be remotely fired from a safe location. To say the least we are very excited about this. This is one of the largest all volunteer Fireworks shows. All volunteers, past present and future need be applauded. Some volunteers are made up of husbands and wives and whole families, girlfriends and boyfriends, children that have grown up with these fireworks and are now volunteers, even where only one person of a family is a volunteer the rest of the family has to step up, and these families should also be

applauded. Our first set of Fireworks will be a tribute to the late Dwight Walters; Dwight came on the scene a few years after the first fireworks committee was formed. When he got involved he was like a dog with a bone, he wanted to know everything there is to know about Fireworks. As he became more involved, our Display improved every year, he was amazing, full of ideas. He went to Fireworks conventions; got all of the Licenses he possibly could; and learned everything he could. While he was learning he taught others and got more volunteers involved in the actual work necessary to present our amazing display. Without him I doubt our fireworks would be what they are today. Wayne Smith left us just over a year ago. He also was so instrumental in all of this and was part of the original

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A view of the fireworks . formation of the fireworks. Sadly in his later years he was having extreme health problems and this slowed down his participation a great deal, but even then he was our champion! From the beginning of the organization to now, we have been blessed to have so many people that believe in what we are doing. Along with our growth came the by product of our endeavors. Popularity, which, even short lived in the days around the 4th, gives Lopez a boost in the economy. Many who come to see the Fireworks discover Lopez and return at other times of the year. The saying it takes a village to raise a child; it took our community, which is wide spread, to make this all work.

Fourth of July barbecue at Lopez Center For the fourth year in a row, the Lopez Center will host a barbecue right after the fourth  of July parade  this Friday. The BBQ will be on the lawn in front of the LCCA pavilion and feature tunes by DJ Bill Johnson.  The menu this year is Misty Isle Beef Burgers (there are garden burgers for vegetarians),  green from Lopez Harvest, coleslaw, chips, soda and all of the fixings. For dessert, the South End General Store and Restaurant  will  provide  brownies and cookies. All proceeds go to Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. The cost for the meal, including a drink and dessert, is $12 per person. For more information, visit  www.

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Last year’s Fourth of July barbecue. The Islands’ Weekly • • July 1, 2014 – Page 9

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Tiempo de Lopez playing at the Lopez Center. Tiempo de Lopez will perform at Lopez Center on  Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. The band is renowned for their hot Caribbean dance music. “We play a spicy swish-swash of styles including cumbia, soca, son, samba, ska, and others,” said band member Hawk Arps.

The show will be outside at the LCCA pavilion, it is recommended to bring chairs, blankets and snacks. There will be a beer garden. If the weather is poor, then the concert will be inside.    Tiempo de Lopez features Hawk Arps, Jaime Cordova, Raul Fiol, Colin Doherty, Donnie Poole,

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Christy Johnson, Deborah Bonneville, Lark Dalton and Sand Dalton. There will be at least one surprise guest too.Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for youth (6-17) and $35 for a family of four that lives in the same residence. For more information, visit

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ The Carter Family Puppets will present their puppet show, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” onJuly 5 at 1 p.m.  The performance is at a new location in the field across from the Farmers Market, adjacent to the Colin Goode Gallery.   Bring your own chairs pillows or blankets for seating, or just flop down on the grass.  Tickets are avail-

able at Blossoms, the Lopez Bookshop, or at the performance. A traditional folktale, poetically interpreted by Goethe, and later by Mickey Mouse in Disney’s “Fantasia”,   the Carter Family version stars the clown, Pulcinella as the bumbling apprentice who unleashes a watery torrent and a fantastical ballet of buckets and mops.   Will

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Pulcinella escape from the jaws of the crocodile in the sewers of Paris? Will Pulcinella ever be reunted with Mimi, the butterfly girl?  Be sure to come with the whole family to find out! Stephen and Chris Carter are the founding master puppeteers of the Northwest Puppet Center and Carter Family Marionettes.   They have toured the world with their “little people” for forty years and now live on Southend Lopez with their goats, chickens, ducks, and geese.

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Tiempo de Lopez show

Remember—We close during the July 4th Parade …doors open immediately after the parade

Islands' Weekly, July 01, 2014  

July 01, 2014 edition of the Islands' Weekly

Islands' Weekly, July 01, 2014  

July 01, 2014 edition of the Islands' Weekly