Topic: Lifestyle

Canoe Journey – Standing Together

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Each summer inter-tribal canoes depart from their homeland to a common destination within Coast Salish territory. Canoes will pass through the San Juan Islands on their way to the final destination in the Campbell River with the We Wai Kai Nation & Wei Wai Kum Nation. Canoe families, relatives, friends and spectators are invited to  Continue Reading

Island Senior: a Granddaughter’s Memories of Frank Mullis

Written on July 3, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

By Peggy Sue McRae… The smells of summer, Nootka roses, Ocean Spray, and seaweed often trigger memories for me of childhood summers spent at the beach in my grandparents cabin. Perched on a rocky point with water on three sides the cabin was affectionately named, “The Barnacle”. Decorated with garlands of fishing floats strung by  Continue Reading

Race to Alaska on a Stand Up Paddleboard

Written on June 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm, by

Race 750 miles from Port Townsend to Alaska? That’s pretty cool. With human-powered or wind-powered craft and no support… OK that’s wow. OK, now do it on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)… that’s really Wow. Oh and how about, cross the finish line before some of the sailboats and other kayakers??? That is just crazy-WOW!  Continue Reading

BEE a Prepper!

Written on June 24, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

By Kathleen Commins BEE at the Food Preservation Booth during the San Juan County Fair Okay, so you don’t think the world is about to end. But, what about earthquakes, severe storms, long term electrical outages, ferry disruptions, economic collapse, coronal mass ejections, and zombie apocalypse!? Food preservation has long been a way to survive  Continue Reading

Memory Cafe

Written on June 15, 2017 at 8:36 am, by

Memory Cafe – Land Bank and Mount Grant Meet Tanja Williamson, Outreach Coordinator for the San Juan County Land Bank to see slides and hear a presentation about San Juan County Land Bank properties, including the newly acquired and wheelchair accessible Mount Grant preserve. Visit with island neighbors and share a light snack. A fun  Continue Reading

SJI Nat’l Monument Earns Gold Standard Designation

Written on June 6, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Names 10 Exemplary Outdoor Areas Across the Country to Receive New Gold Standard Designation The Gold Standard Sites Help Achieve the Organization’s Goal of ‘Leave No Trace in Every Park’ The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics today announced 10 public land recreation areas across the  Continue Reading

Good Steward Awards

Written on April 29, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

The envelope, please! Yes, the time has come to hand out the much-anticipated Finnies, and what better time than Earth Day to award those who have been Good Stewards to our Islands community? There were so many good nominations it was hard to choose, but the 2017 Finnie Award recipients are Sharon Massey, Midnight’s Farm,  Continue Reading

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Written on April 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm, by

A beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt. Check out these photos below.

Milliken Mercantile

Written on April 15, 2017 at 10:22 am, by

There’s a new store in town. It’s Milliken Mercantile over on A Street, across from Serendipity Books and the Market Chef. It just opened for business last Saturday by Sara Larson who along with her husband Chuck just recently moved to the island from Portland, Oregon where they ran a preschool business. Originally from the Seattle  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Tips

Written on March 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm, by

Merri Ann Simonson is busy with another San Juan Islands Lifestyle video. For this one she says: “I know this video may appear to be a Veuve Clicquot commercial but it is just another San Juan Island Lifestyle video.  This one offers tips on hosting a successful island brunch.”