Topic: Recreation

8.8K Loop Run Results

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Here are the results from Island Rec’s 2017 8.8K Loop Run, broken down by top 3 finishers overall and by age group for both men and women. There were 110 runners/walkers this year. Congratulations everyone! Click here for results (pdf)

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Written on August 18, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

You’re invited! Join the National Park Service at South Beach on Monday, August 21st, 8:30 am to noon, for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! Please note, we are expecting a high number of visitors and will be closing the parking area at South Beach to minimize pedestrian/vehicle conflicts – individuals with limited mobility will still  Continue Reading

Flash Mob

Written on August 17, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Hi San Juan Update, We are hoping you could share this video, to help get the word out to those interested in supporting our youth’s healthy messages. Hope to see you at the fair! Thank you! Debbi Fincher San Juan Island Prevention Coalition

Art For Fun

Written on August 16, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Art for Fun (a paint and sip party) has two sessions remaining for the summer season. The paintings for these sessions are: August 22 – “Southern View” August 29 – “Guiding Light” Gather some friends and family and join us for a fun night of step by step instructions as you paint your own piece  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s San Juans Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 16, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another in her SJI Lifestyle video series. This time it’s tips on crabbing: Catching Cleaning and Eating… Yum!

New Stairway to the Beach at Cattle Point

Written on August 15, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

The most gorgeous public stairway on the island was built this summer in May and June at the Cattle Point Interpretive Area by the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). It’s built of quarried stone, with a hemp rope handrail with lovely stainless steel stanchions, reaching from the top of the bluff to a large  Continue Reading

Food Preservation at the Fair

Written on August 15, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Lots happening at the food preservation booth at the fair this week. Here’s more from Minnie… We will be having some fun demonstrations and happenings so if you volunteer the time will go fast!   Wednesday, August 16:   Judging of preserved foods– fairgoers are welcome to watch. We can always use helpers to apply ribbons  Continue Reading

Fair Entry Day, August 15th

Written on August 14, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Have you been working on a piece of art, that perfect pie, or raising some beautiful animals? Share them with your fellow islanders by entering in the Fair! Exhibit Entry Day is this coming Tuesday, August 15th from 9am to 6pm at the Fairgrounds. Entry information is available online at or in the reference  Continue Reading

Pies o’ Plenty

Written on August 2, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Who Loves Pie? Calling All Pie Bakers! Bake your favorite fruit pie! Not a baker? Help serve slices at the Fair! The BRAND NEW FHES PTO Pie Booth debuts at the County Fair, August 16 – 19, and we need pies o’ plenty to sell and people to sell them! There are two ways you can help: Bake  Continue Reading

John Stimpson Arrives at Bar Harbor

Written on August 1, 2017 at 9:48 pm, by

John Stimpson is almost giddy after successfully crossing the country on his bicycle. He left Friday Harbor on May 15 and today he arrived at Bar Harbor, Maine, and said by email: “I’ve had an EPIC ride!” Bar Harbor, he reports, looks “like Friday Harbor on steroids.” John rode for 71 days, and took 7  Continue Reading

World Record is Official

Written on August 1, 2017 at 9:51 am, by

It’s now official as of this morning – Jim Mauldin of Mauldin’s Well Service here on the island has taken the world speed record for hydroplane racing in the 5-Liter class of hydroplanes. According to Jim’s father Al, the old record was 101 mph and Jim’s new record is 110.5 mph. This happened at the  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on August 1, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The next Art for Fun, “paint and sip”, class is August 7 from 6-8pm at San Juans Islands Museum of Art. Art for Fun is a two hour, fun-filled art party set in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere. No experience necessary. Celebrate a birthday, book club night out, a date night, create team building or just  Continue Reading

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Written on August 1, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks: Joe Niichel In the summer of 2014 Joe Niichel hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail – a 2,650-mile-long hike that took 4½ months. Long Distance hiking and why and how people take on the challenges of long distance hiking are just a few things Joe will discuss. Refreshments are courtesy of  Continue Reading

Actors and Directors Needed for Original Works

Written on July 31, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Actors and directors of all experience levels are invited to join San Juan Community Theatre’s Original Works Project, premiering in September. Auditions for the performances are scheduled on Saturday, August 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at SJCT’s PARC Studio, 70 Saltspring Drive. Actors must sign up for auditions at the SJCT Box Office (open  Continue Reading

San Juan Summer Arts Festival

Written on July 28, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Summer Arts Festival is a celebration of the creative talents from all of San Juan County. Sponsored by the San Juan County Arts Council and our local business supporters, this summer’s event marks the second annual ongoing festival, to be found poppin’ off at the Brickworks Plaza in Downtown Friday Harbor, on  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Announces Music and Entertainment

Written on July 26, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is beginning to release its 2017 entertainment line-up! Music headliners are Kuinka (Formerly Rabbit Wilde), local favorites The Fabulous Rhythmatics, The Olson Bros Band (country rock from Olympia), and Seattle’s own ecstatic ensemble Industrial Revelation! Families will be entertained from the likes of hypnotist, Justin James and circus jugglers, Wren  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk: Roche Harbor Trails

Written on July 25, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

The monthly Know Your Island Walks, initiated in 2011 by Eileen Drath and continued under her direction for the first five years, introduce residents and visitors to the great variety of public hiking opportunities on the island. Last Saturday’s Walk on the Roche Harbor Trails was led by Mike Buettell, and welcomed local residents, several  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Fly-In: “Wings & Wheels”

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Come to the Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In for a celebration of Wings and Wheels, Saturday, August 26, from 10 to 3 pm! Get up close and personal with vintage and experimental aircraft, motorcycles and more. Enjoy a fly by or two. Exhibits, open hangars, demos and food will keep the family entertained for the day.  Continue Reading

Volunteer at the Fair

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

As the largest event in the County gets closer—August 16th-19th— the San Juan County Fair is looking for volunteers! Would like to be part of the Fair? Do you have a special interest? From “Department Superintendent” to “Gardener Extraordinaire”. Check out the many volunteer opportunities today at See you at the Fair!

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Written on July 20, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Fun family event for kids at the library… Help make cookie cutter bird feeders. They’re super easy to make. We will make enough for each child to take one home and for us to hang in the trees by the Library! Free, just drop in the Library for a fun time! Thursday, July 20th, from  Continue Reading

47th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race

Written on July 19, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the 47th Annual Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race will be held Saturday, August 12. All eligible boats and crews are invited to participate. The race starts from Friday Harbor and circumnavigates scenic Shaw Island in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction arriving back in Friday Harbor for  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on July 18, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Roche Harbor Trails Mike Buettell, volunteer trail builder will lead us on a hike through the extensive trail system next to the Roche Harbor Resort. Mike and his group of volunteers are proud of the trail building and maintenance and you will want to return and explore on your own. When: Saturday July 22, 1:00  Continue Reading