Topic: Recreation

FANS Say “Thanks!”

Written on November 26, 2016 at 10:10 am, by

Here’s a note of thanks from FANS President Kyle Loring regarding last week’s Carnival fundraiser… What a FANtastic outpouring of community support we had for our annual FANS Carnival on November 19 at the fairgrounds! The board of Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec would like to thank all of the families who attended the  Continue Reading

Molbak’s Nursery Hosted Excursion 

Written on November 24, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Molbak’s Nursery and Country Village Shops  Twinkling lights and ducks along wandering paths. Boutique shops, chickens, carolers and a poinsettia tree. Sparkling décor, antiques, ornaments galore and a Santa Claus photo op. Plants and more plants both inside and out. Lunch amid unique foliage, tea with dessert samplers and pastry shops galore. Join us for  Continue Reading

FHHS Girls Soccer Thanks Donors

Written on November 23, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Paul Hopkins shares this note of thanks… It was a year of change. The Friday Harbor High School Wolverine Girls Soccer team enjoyed another successful season that included several changes. The biggest of which was a brand new field at the new John O. Linde Community Park (Carter Avenue ball fields). The field is much  Continue Reading

Holiday Gathering at English Camp

Written on November 23, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Once again, San Juan Island National Historical Park will be holding a Holiday Social at the English Camp Barracks on December 10th from noon until 2:00 pm. All park friends, volunteers and the public are invited to gather to celebrate the holiday season and coming new year. Please bring some of your favorite cookies or  Continue Reading

American Camp Visitor Center to Close for Part of Winter Season

Written on November 22, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Staffing shortages and mandatory furloughs will force the park to temporarily close the American Camp visitor center this winter for about six and one half weeks, from December 17, 2016 until February 1, 2017. The English Camp visitor center is also currently closed for the season. However, the park grounds at both the American Camp  Continue Reading

Don’t Dine Alone on Thanksgiving!

Written on November 21, 2016 at 4:49 pm, by

Wait! Before you open that can of chicken noodle soup…  Consider this, you are invited to join us for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mullis Center.   It’s like Thanksgiving dinner with the family, a big giant community family.  Enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner menu plus connect with old friends and make new friends at the  Continue Reading

New Steps for American Camp Trail

Written on November 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm, by

The six-mile American Camp Trail (ACT) connecting Friday Harbor with the national park’s visitor center is a relatively easy walk for most people, but as it goes through a gully on airport property it has been difficult for some. So last Saturday, November 18, a crew of Trails volunteers led by Steve Ulvi built steps  Continue Reading

Old-Fashioned Christmas Market

Written on November 20, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The First Annual Brickworks Old-Fashioned Christmas Market Lights up winter on December 3rd and 4th in Friday Harbor Step back in time to a magical European-style Christmas Market on December 3rd and 4th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The historic Brickworks barn will glow with sparkling lights illuminating an island crafts market with local food vendors, farm produce,  Continue Reading

12th Annual Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot

Written on November 18, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

An Island Tradition Family 5K Fun Run, Trot, Walk or Stroll! Start: On Price Street at Friday Harbor Suites When: Thursday, November 24 8:00 – 9:30 am Registration starts at 8:00, event starts at 9:00 am, rain or shine (more fun in the rain! or Snow!) Who: You, and Bring Your Friends and Relatives Why: To burn off a few  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on November 18, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

It’s time for the November issue of Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… Wow… it seems like we were just talking about our busy summer and here we are with the holidays right around the corner. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Board of  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm, by

You’ve got plenty of notice, so get this on your calendar now… The San Juan Lions Foundation in Friday Harbor is pleased to announce our next annual fundraising event: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew, taking place on Saturday September 23, 2017. This event brings together visitors with local islanders on a fun biking tour of the island  Continue Reading

FANS Carnival at Fairgrounds November 19

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Family fun thrills return to the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fifth annual FANS Carnival (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) features some two dozen activity/game booths, the popular “cake walk,” and inflatable experiences (the 18-foot-tall “Monster Truck Slide” and 35-foot-tall “Pirate’s Revenge Obstacle Course”).  Continue Reading

Lifted: A Ski Movie for the Rest of Us

Written on November 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm, by

Doug McCutchen invites you to this event Wednesday evening at Brickworks… Hi everyone, Hope you can join us. It’s last minute as we just got permission to show this film. The film company, North40 Productions, is from my hometown Wenatchee, WA and the film has a special focus on Mission Ridge, the ski area located just twelve miles from  Continue Reading

Signs Along the Way

Written on November 9, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

A Zine Launch and Reading at the Library with San Juan Writes Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library take special delight in presenting San Juan Writes, a group of 13 of our very own island writers reading from their inaugural anthology, Signs Along the Way, at the Library on Wednesday, November 9th,  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Turkey Walk-not-Trot Trail Event

Written on November 9, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Opt outside for a leisurely morning stroll to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve, then savor some cider and 360-degree views before heading back down. Your friends, family, even your dog, will appreciate the opportunity to work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner before settling back into the couch for the afternoon bowl games. Friday,  Continue Reading

Apply for the WSU SJC Master Gardener Program

Written on November 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Hard working Master Gardeners tend and harvest vegetables for the the Friday Harbor Food Bank from the San Juan Island Master Garden Demonstration Garden. If you are interested in being a Master Gardener yourself, applications are being accepted for the 2017 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees will receive over 60  Continue Reading

Winter Gate Hours in Effect on Mount Grant Preserve

Written on November 7, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

As of November 1st, winter 2016-17 driving access to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve will be open, weather permitting,9am to 4pm, on the following dates: Thanksgiving – November 24 & 26 Christmas – December 25 New Years – January 1 Martin Luther King Day – January 15 President’s Day – February 19 Easter –  Continue Reading

Grown Ups Like Halloween Too

Written on October 31, 2016 at 2:55 pm, by

You couldn’t go anywhere in town today without seeing someone in costume. Click to see some of the people I ran into today…

Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

The 2016 FHES Halloween Parade went through town this morning in spite of the rain. And what a long parade it was! Click the link below to see 214 images – your child is probably in there somewhere…

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm, by

Don’t forget, the last night for this event is tonight – Saturday, October 29th. Marie DiCristina and Kim Miller were there. Marie shares these thoughts and Kim shares these photos.  Thanks for sharing you two… Hi Tim, I just left the most amazing display I’ve seen in a while. The Frightmare at the Fairgrounds is  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 27, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Looking for a “Haunted House” Experience this Halloween weekend? Look no further than the fairgrounds! This year, Frightmare at the Fairgrounds returns to benefit our local Friday Harbor Thespian Society, a group of youth involved in theatre. We thank the Friday Harbor Jolly Trolley and San Juan County Fairgrounds for their support! The fun starts on Friday  Continue Reading

Spring Bulb Explosion

Written on October 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A Family Friendly Event – Early crocus, colorful muscari, dainty miniature daffodil, dancing snowdrops and glorious tulips. Springtime color for weeks and weeks. Learn to prepare a lasagna bulb pot. The simplest technique of layering bulbs in container. The San Juan Island Garden Club will host a class on Lasagne Pot planting and care: Date: November  Continue Reading