Topic: Recreation

March Turtleback March

Written on March 11, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Welcome Spring! The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust invite you to the third annual MARCH TURTLEBACK MARCH, a 5 mile “Up and Over” hike on the Turtleback Mountain Preserve! We will depart promptly at 1:00 pm from the South Trailhead parking area (Deer Harbor Road/Wild Rose Lane) on board a  Continue Reading

Parks Report Part Three

Written on March 10, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The trails and open spaces on the island are popular with both residents and visitors, but they don’t just appear out of nowhere. Where does the money come from to keep them open? What can members of the public do to help? This is the third in a series of reports by Louise Dustrude trying  Continue Reading

Maiden Voyage

Written on March 9, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

Randy and Gail Schnee, owners of Cotton Cotton Cotton had a pretty good day yesterday. They launched their brand new kayaks for their maiden voyage. By the time they got all set and made it to Jackson’s Beach, the wind had picked up and the sun had gone away, so they launched in the more protected waters  Continue Reading

Disc Golf

Written on March 9, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

The SJI Family Nature Club celebrates the spring solstice weekend with a spin: Disc Golf! Similar to regular golf, the game is played with a flying disc instead of a golf ball and clubs. Whether a seasoned golfer, or a first a first time player, disc golf is a great outdoor activity to do with  Continue Reading

Mother Son Dance

Written on March 8, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

At last, a night for our well-deserving mothers and sons to dance the night away at the first local Mother Son Dance! Join us at Isle Seat Theatre (Dance Workshop 2) Saturday, March 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for music, dancing, light refreshments, and lots of FUN! All ages welcome! Tickets are $15 per  Continue Reading

Bird Watching Project

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

False Bay Creek Preserve Seasonal Bird Watching Project Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Juan County Land Bank, and San Juan Islands Audubon invite you to a “design charrette” for the development of seasonal bird watching at the Land Bank’s False Bay Creek Preserve at Heritage Bank’s community meeting room on Monday, March 13  Continue Reading

Garden Planning Party

Written on March 7, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

A reminder to the community about the San Juan Island Garden Club Garden Planning Party/Meeting Tuesday at the Mullis Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be plantings of kale, sweet peas, flowers, etc., catalogs, magazines, containers, books, picture frames, photos, etc., and advisers for planning your garden and advice for some garden problems all in the  Continue Reading

Land Bank’s Lopez Tombolo Preserve Extended

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

  The Land Bank is excited to announce an additional 800 feet of public access to beach and tidelands located west of Bayshore Road on the San Juan Channel side of Fisherman Bay on Lopez Island. This acquisition would not have been possible without the support of the Sunset Acres Owners Association, a residential community on  Continue Reading

Spring Talent Show

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have a letter from Frank Penwell about the upcoming Spring Talent Show… Friday Harbor Grange and Community Treasures are planning and sponsoring an open local talent contest for April 6th, 2017. We would like to ask for your help in promoting an opportunity and learning experience for  Continue Reading

Parks Report Part Two

Written on March 3, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The trails and open spaces on the island are popular with both residents and visitors, but they don’t just appear out of nowhere. Where does the money come from to keep them open? What can members of the public do to help? This is the second in a series of reports by Louise Dustrude trying  Continue Reading

Native Plant Sale and Expo

Written on March 3, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Conservation District and Master Gardeners Foundation of SJC collaborate to bring you the annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. This year we are offering 16 species of native trees and shrubs. Come join us! Refreshments Vendors Educational exhibits Special day-of plant sales! Saturday March 11 from 9:00 am til noon at the Fairgrounds

Batter Up!

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

Friday Harbor Baseball and Softball Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 season! Spread the word!! Go to www.FHBSA.org to register for Baseball, Softball, T-Ball and/or Rookies. Options are available for Grades K-8.   And – Early registration will get your child a free pair of baseball/softball pants. (Early registration  Continue Reading

It’s Spay-ghetti Dinner Time Again!

Written on February 27, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This year our annual event lands on Fat Tuesday, and in celebration we will host the Spay-Ghetti & Mardi Paw Dinner on February 28th. Wear your best Mardi Gras beads and we will see All Two Legged family and friends of the APS to enjoy a night of italian cuisine, music and fun in support  Continue Reading

Parks Report Part One

Written on February 24, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

The trails and open spaces on the island are popular with both residents and visitors, but they don’t just appear out of nowhere. Where does the money come from to keep them open? What can members of the public do to help? This is the first in a series of reports by Louise Dustrude trying  Continue Reading

Carnevale

Written on February 23, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Just got this note from Sarah Hansen to share with you… Carnevale – A Masquerade Ball at the Fairgrounds this Saturday! Carnevale, a Venetian-themed masquerade ball kicks off its first annual bash this Saturday, February 25th at 7:30 pm at the Fairgrounds main building. The host is a fledgling non-profit, On Sacred Ground, hoping to build Carnevale to an  Continue Reading

Julie Teaches Dancing

Written on February 20, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Spring Street School 2012 graduate and long time islander Julie Hagn is back from college and teaching dance at Dance Workshop 2. Passionate about dancing which she says is her first love, Julie has been dancing since the age of 3. She was classically trained in ballet when living in California and then, after moving here at  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on February 20, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Join Mike Vouri on a walk that encompasses several trails and stories, from the First Nations and American Indians, to the Royal Marines and U.S. and British settlers (with a little nature too). Saturday, February 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Meet at the English Camp parking lot. Dogs on leashes okay. For more information,  Continue Reading

Rescheduled: Knowledge Bowl 2017

Written on February 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by

After having to cancel last week due to weather, the Knowledge Bowl has been rescheduled… The 23rd annual Knowledge Bowl will be held on Monday, March 6, at the Community Theatre. Our fabulous Friday Harbor Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:30 and the FH High School PTA will be offering baked treats in the lobby before  Continue Reading

Mount Grant Preserve Scoping Meeting

Written on February 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm, by

An invitation from the Land Bank… Please join us with your vision for the future of Mount Grant. This is just the first step in the planning process and we want to be sure to start with input from the community: What kinds of trails and uses do you want to see? How often should  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Theme & Poster Contest

Written on February 14, 2017 at 11:52 am, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 27th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 6th, 2017! We are pleased to announce…  Around the World Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s festival theme. Artworks  Continue Reading

Tracks in the Snow

Written on February 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm, by

Shona Aitken,  the Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center shares this with you… Some people hate snow. All it means to them is cold temperatures, slippery roads and difficulty getting to and from work. Other people love it. They enjoy the beauty of falling flakes and the soft covering on trees and bushes, or can’t  Continue Reading

Miracle Swimming for Susan

Written on February 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this afternoon we find this letter from Amy Wynn… For a mighty long time Susan Williamson has been the go-to person for teaching children how to swim. She’s coached youth through their sailing float tests, gently nudged reluctant youngsters into loving the water, encouraged our swim team kids, and reached out to bring swimming  Continue Reading