Topic: Recreation

FHFF Presents: Unbranded

Written on April 30, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series: Audience Choice Presents: Unbranded Directed by Phil Baribeau, Unbranded is an in-between-college-and-real-life adventure that makes the case for better land and wild horse management. After adopting a group of wild mustangs from the Bureau of Land Management, a small group of recent college grads decide to live out their  Continue Reading

Let’s Talk Tourism

Written on April 29, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The following is a Guest Editorial by Barbara Marrett of the visitor’s bureau… The first week in May is National Travel & Tourism Week, created to champion the power of travel to enhance communities across the country by contributing to the local economy and overall quality of life. In the past, I’ve used this opportunity  Continue Reading

2016 Spring Plant Sale

Written on April 28, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

What happens the day before Mother’s Day? The very popular annual Master Gardener’s Spring Plant Sale, with home grown vegetable starts from your local master gardeners. Fill your garden with tomatoes, peppers, squashes, cucumbers, brassicas and herbs. A large selection of varieties that will thrive in our climate are available. And back by popular request:  Continue Reading

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

Written on April 28, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island photographer John Miller recently took a trip down the Oregon coast and is sharing a series of lighthouse photos with SJ Update readers. This is number 2 in that series. Tillamook Rock Lighthouse – located about a mile off shore from Tillimook Head. According to John it is on a rock that  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Rotary Club Cleans Up

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Some of the members of the San Juan Island Rotary Club who participated in the annual Island Beach Cleanup show off their haul.

Preview of Town’s Hanging Baskets

Written on April 23, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

One of the stops on the SJI Garden Club’s April 16th Hosted Excursion to Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville was Channel View Nursery in La Conner. The nursery prepares the town of Friday Harbor’s hanging baskets. Sandy Jenson gave the group a ‘preview look’ at the baskets she has prepared for the town this year. The initial basket planting  Continue Reading

Independent Bookstore Day

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore invites you to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 and enjoy a 10% Storewide Sale on all Books. Join in the Fun at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Saturday, April 30 and help honor the rich and vital role that an independent bookstore plays in the social and economic life of our community. Stop  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Spring is in bloom and it’s a perfect time to enjoy the wildflowers of Mount Grant with San Juan Preservation Trust’s Kathleen Foley. Kathleen will be pointing out flowers as she leads us on a hike up the mountain. She will also discuss the future trail potential of this spectacular destination. Dogs on leash are  Continue Reading

National Poetry Month with Jessica Gigot

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are proud to be co-sponsoring an evening celebrating National Poetry Month with Skagit Valley poet and farmer, Jessica Gigot, on Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm at the Library. Jessica Gigot returns to San Juan Island this spring with her debut collection of poems in ‘Flood Patterns’;  Continue Reading

Parade Theme Announced

Written on April 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

2016’s Friday Harbor 4th Of July Parade Theme Announced San Juan Island’s Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the theme for the 2016 Independence Day Parade in Friday Harbor: “America the Beautiful… 100 Years of National Parks!” The National Park Service turns 100 years of age in 2016 and San Juan Island is excited to  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters Opens on Earth Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Fragile Waters, a traveling fine art photography exhibition, opens Saturday, April 23, Earth Day weekend, and will run through September 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Friday Harbor, Washington. Fragile Waters is a powerful aesthetic and environmental statement, blending inspiring black-and- white photography by three renowned photographers; Ansel  Continue Reading

A Community Afloat

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Opening Day Boat Parade in Friday Harbor Sunday May 1st “A Community Afloat” (visualize a 4th of July parade on the water) is the theme of this year’s Opening Day Boat Parade sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club. The parade will be held Sunday, May 1st at 2:15 pm, with boats passing by Spring Street Landing  Continue Reading

The Hill of Thrills!

Written on April 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm, by

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race Island Rec is very excited to announce a new event we are putting on Saturday, May 21 – The Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. This is a classic old fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people race their homemade non-motorized contraptions down Park St. from Marguerite to  Continue Reading