Topic: Recreation

Progress on the Zylstra Lake Purchase

Written on January 17, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The Land Bank shares more good news… We Won! We Won! Fun Fact: on January 5, 1933, construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began in the San Francisco bay. Fast forward to January 5, 2017: Zylstra Lake, on San Juan Island, was awarded a $1 million federal coastal wetlands grant from the US Fish and Wildlife  Continue Reading

Ice Sitting?

Written on January 13, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Once again, photographer John Miller shares a fun photo with us. This time, a chair on frozen Egg Lake. In John’s words… I’ve seen ice fishing before, but have never seen ice sitting – sunrise view from the dock at Egg lake. Tech side – Nikon Df w/ f1.4 – 85mm AF-D, shot at 1/80 sec,  Continue Reading

Oscar Night with FHFF

Written on January 12, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Save the Date: Come and Celebrate Oscar Night with the Friday Harbor Film Festival at the San Juan Island Yacht Club, located at 273 Front Street in Friday Harbor February 26. Doors open at 4:30pm! We will be celebrating Oscar Night. Tickets for this fun Soiree, Dinner, Silent and Live Auction are available at our  Continue Reading

America’s Boating Course

Written on January 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by

Mark your calendar now for the FREE boating course coming up in February. The Friday Harbor Power Squadron will be offering instruction for this class for Free – the only cost is for  the course materials. Get your Boater Education Card (required to operate any boat with an engine of 15hp or more. What is  Continue Reading

Three Lakes Triathlon

Written on January 7, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

A Sprint and an Olympic Distance Triathlon. Both based out of Lakedale Resort, San Juan Island.  Registration is open for the June 17, 2017 race! Take advantage of low early registration fees today! See more info here.

Mount Grant Preserved

Written on January 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm, by

Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve Reaches Finish Line We did it! After two years of fundraising, the $4.2 million Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve has come to a successful completion. The 141-acre ridgeline, which includes open grassy knolls and stately old-growth Douglas firs, is now permanently protected. The San Juan County Land Bank made an initial  Continue Reading

Go Camping this Summer!

Written on January 5, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

2017 San Juan County Resident Camping Reservations San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year ‘round! Choose from: San Juan County Park San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only) Odlin County Park and Shaw County Park for any dates in 2017. To request your  Continue Reading

Counting Birds

Written on January 2, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

We had a good time out on Saturday counting birds for the Audubon Society’s 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count. More information on counts around the county will be coming soon.

Notable Stories of 2016

Written on December 30, 2016 at 5:26 am, by

As things slow down like they usually do in the winter, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the past year and take a look at some of the events that affect us and shape us as we move into 2017. So in no particular order, (other than grouping similar things by category) here are some  Continue Reading

New Years Eve Community Celebration

Written on December 29, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

Correction: This event will be held at Mullis Center. Island Rec once again holds their community New Year’s Eve party – This is a free, all-ages community New Years gathering. There will be games, dancing, crafts, and a live video feed of the NY Times Square ball drop. Guaranteed good time! Saturday, December 31st from 7:00 to  Continue Reading

Salute the Compass

Written on December 24, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

January 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day: Salute the Compass Join the Pintail for the annual Shipyard Cove tradition of saluting the compass, where we will toast to the four cardinal directions. There will be drinks, merriment and celebration of the new year! Meet at the boat at 11:00am (last dock in Shipyard Cove). We’ll  Continue Reading

New Playground Open

Written on December 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce that the new playground at John O. Linde Community Park will open at 1:00pm on Friday, December 23rd. Over 40 community volunteers came together to help build Island Rec’s new playground at the John O. Linde Community Park. The playground features a large play web, swings, slide and even  Continue Reading

“Art for Fun” Program at SJIMA

Written on December 19, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) introduces a new art program called Art for Fun, a “paint and sip” party for adults of all skill levels. The first party is set for December 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is only $35.00. In keeping with the trend that is  Continue Reading

117th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

The San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count will be on Saturday, December 31st and will be a wonderful way to celebrate the coming of a new year… From Christmas Bird Hunts to Christmas Bird Counts In 1900 ornithologist Frank Chapman along with other conservationists were troubled at the slaughter of birds in the annual holiday event called  Continue Reading

Join the Pintail for the Lighted Boat Parade

Written on December 9, 2016 at 11:10 am, by

Come one, come all! The Pintail will join this year’s lighted boat parade on Saturday, December 17th to welcome Santa to town. And we’d like to invite the community to join – free to all! We will have hot cocoa and hot cider, but do dress warmly as most of our space is outside on  Continue Reading

2nd Annual Resolution Run and New Salish Splash!

Written on December 7, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Island Rec invites you to take part in the Second Annual Resolution Run 5k scheduled for a 10am start on Sunday, January 1, 2017. This is a family and dog friendly fun run, that travels from Jackson Beach to Mullis, into town, up Argyle and back to Jackson Beach. NEW this year at 11:00am, when you  Continue Reading

Studio Holiday Party

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Hey everyone, Jacquelyn and Jen over here at The Studio. We wanted to let folks know that we will be hosting our Annual Holiday party this year on Thursday, December 15th from 7:oo pm to midnight. There will be live music with Browne & Beliveau followed by DJ Neon Tide. Once again we will have  Continue Reading

Third Annual Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament

Written on December 5, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard attended the FHHS basketball tournament this past weekend and got some beautiful photos of the action. See them all at the link below. Here’s a note from Aaron: “I shot all four games played by the Wolverines, out of eight total in the tournament, with these scores: Friday Girls: Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

“Art for Fun” Program at SJIMA

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) introduces a new art program called Art for Fun, a “paint and sip” party for adults of all skill levels. The first party is set for December 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is only $35.00. In keeping with the trend that is  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Organizers Needed

Written on November 30, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Plans are just beginning for the San Juan Island Children’s Festival scheduled for May 6, 2017 and people willing to work as a team, committed to creating this fun filled festival dedicated to celebrating children are needed. The Children’s Festival attracts over 1,200 people and is in its 27th year as a hallmark event for San  Continue Reading

NEW! Women’s Boxing for Fitness Classes at SJI Fitness

Written on November 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

BooBoo James and Shannon Miniken are now offering women’s boxing for fitness circuit training classes at San Juan Island Fitness. “These classes are for anyone, any fitness level, from the experienced athlete looking for a new challenge, to the woman who’s never done a push up,” said BooBoo James, who’s been teaching these classes for  Continue Reading

SJCT Holiday Gala Event

Written on November 28, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

  San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 3 brings island and theater friends together to embrace the joy of the holidays and help keep the Theatre thriving at the same time. The nonprofit theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Festival features gourmet food, silent and live auctions and island entertainment.  Continue Reading