Topic: Recreation

So Why Vanlife?

Written on January 1, 2022 at 4:30 am, by

Well, see for your­self — Here’s a brief his­to­ry in pho­tos show­ing why we are embrac­ing this new lifestyle. Click on any pho­to to enlarge, and then use the left or right arrows to see adja­cent pho­tos. (and be sure to read the cap­tions at the bottom)

Advance Camping Reservations

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:38 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty Parks & Fair is soon offer­ing advance camp­ing reser­va­tions for San Juan Coun­ty year-round res­i­dents, for two weeks only! Proof of res­i­den­cy is required. Ear­ly res­i­dent reser­va­tions will be accept­ed from Jan­u­ary 26 until Feb­ru­ary 9. Email requests (pre­ferred) are accept­ed at 6:00 am on Jan­u­ary 26th via email After 1:00  Con­tin­ue Reading

Girls Basketball League

Written on December 30, 2021 at 2:17 pm, by

It is time to reg­is­ter for Island Rec Girls Bas­ket­ball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is devel­op­ment and improve­ment of indi­vid­ual and team skills. Pre­vi­ous bas­ket­ball expe­ri­ence is not required.  All games are played on Island, Sun­days in Turn­bull Gym. Girl’s bas­ket­ball prac­tices begin the  Con­tin­ue Reading

7th Annual Resolution Run and Salish Splash!

Written on December 26, 2021 at 9:24 pm, by

Island Rec invites you to take part in the 7th Annu­al Res­o­lu­tion Run 5k sched­uled for a 10:00 am start on Jan­u­ary 1, 2022.  This is a fam­i­ly and dog friend­ly fun run that trav­els up from Jack­son Beach onto Pear Point Rd, left on Argyle, right on Mullis, right onto Spring, right onto Argyle,  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island National Historical Park Announces Logo Contest

Written on December 16, 2021 at 8:30 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor, WA – San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park is proud to announce a con­test to design a new logo for our park! The win­ning design­er will receive an award of $500 and a fea­ture sto­ry about their work and artis­tic process on Nation­al Park Ser­vice web­sites and social media. This con­test is part  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chardonnay Shopping in Friday Harbor on December 9th

Written on December 7, 2021 at 12:50 pm, by

The Chardon­nay Shop­pers are com­ing and invite you to join them… Bring your masks, your wal­let and join the fun. To the many new res­i­dents on the island, Chardon­nay Shop­ping is an annu­al event where we shop on a spe­cif­ic day to sup­port our local busi­ness­es and restau­rants. Most of the busi­ness­es and restau­rants entice shop­pers with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Garden Club Meeting

Written on December 6, 2021 at 8:08 pm, by

Can you believe we are in Decem­ber already? The next Gar­den Club Meet­ing is Tues­day, Decem­ber 7 at 1:00. We will meet at the Mullis Cen­ter. The Cen­ter is still not allow­ing refresh­ments so we will have a social hour and make plant mark­ers for Nana’s Hol­i­day House. Remem­ber — Toy and Food Dri­ve — If  Con­tin­ue Reading

Land Bank Preserves Closed due to Severe Weather

Written on November 16, 2021 at 11:05 am, by

The Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank’s Turtle­back Moun­tain, Judd Cove and Coho Pre­serves on Orcas Island sus­tained heavy dam­age from last weekend’s record rain­fall. Although staff are pri­or­i­tiz­ing safe­­ty-relat­ed repairs to roads and trails, please expect minor dis­rup­tions. Some repairs may take months and some impacts will be last­ing. In par­tic­u­lar, the cul­vert under Wil­drose Lane just  Con­tin­ue Reading