Topic: Recreation

Bees in the Backyard

Written on August 20, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Minnie Knych has another heads-up for you… It is going to be a sweet day at the fair on Saturday! In the Food Preservation Booth we have two very special guest speakers.  At 1:30 PM Dr. Burke Gossom will talk about Backyard Bee Keeping.  All sorts of fruit and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees, such  Continue Reading

Mount Grant Road Closure

Written on August 20, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

No Driving Access on Mount Grant Preserve THIS Sunday, August 21st The road to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve will be closed this Sunday, August 21, 2016, due to San Juan County road work. For more information, contact the Land Bank at 378-4402.

NPS Founder’s Day Event

Written on August 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm, by

Coast Salish Dedications during National Park Service Founder’s Day Event San Juan Island National Historical Park will host Washington Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations Thursday, August 25, 2016 during the National Park Service Founder’s Day celebration. Members of Lummi and Saanich nations will dedicate two canoes, two Salmon Story Boards and a Reef Net Captain Totem Pole to  Continue Reading

Best of Show

Written on August 19, 2016 at 10:35 am, by

Minnie Knych shares this report from the Fair… FRANCINE SHAW was the Best of Show winner at the Food Preservation booth in the San Juan County Fair.  Her canned green beans won the prize! On Friday at the fair, there are two jam and jelly People’s Choice awards at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Also  Continue Reading

Food Web Picnic

Written on August 19, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans is excited to hold a family-friendly Food Web Picnic on Tuesday, August 30, at Jackson’s Beach on San Juan Island from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. At the event, children will explore the animal habitats at and around Jackson Beach and will earn their Coastal Food Web Investigator badge. Participants can  Continue Reading

Video Tips with Merri Ann

Written on August 19, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another in her island lifestyle tips video series. This time it’s about going to Splash in Victoria.

A Flash Mob

Written on August 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm, by

Debbi Fincher of the SJI Prevention Coalition shares this heads-up with you… Hi FLASH MOB Fans, Dancers and/or Supporters! Our Rock Solid Youth of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition have done it again… A Flash Mob at the Fair! DANCE 4 HEALTH! We welcome you to join in, share the link with friends and  Continue Reading

Photos of the Fair, Day One

Written on August 18, 2016 at 11:20 am, by

Roving SJ Update photographer Aaron Shepard was at the fair with camera in hand and has these photos to share from Day One at the Fair. Thank you Aaron!

It’s Entry Day!

Written on August 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm, by

Today is the day! Get your entries in to the Fair!

Fall Thriller Auditions July 24

Written on July 15, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Auditions are being held Sunday, July 24 for San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play that promises to ask Friday Harbor audiences: “Do you believe in ghosts?” Director Bobby Ryan will be casting the thriller, The Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill.  This play within a play highlights a  Continue Reading

46th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race

Written on July 14, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the 46th Annual Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race will be held Saturday, August 6. 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 a  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

Written on July 13, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Tonight, it’s the Crow Valley String Band and Brothers for Sale! – an inspiring family of four musicians: Rachel, Jim, Tashi and Kaj. Grounded in the family’s Celtic and Nordic roots, the Crow Valley String Band performs a remarkable variety of original and traditional tunes and songs from North America and the British Isles. This lively  Continue Reading

2016 Fair Update

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

The Fair is getting near, about 40 days away! Planning is well underway with vendors, entertainers, and exhibitors all excited to showcase at the Fairgrounds from August 17th through the 20th (Wednesday-Saturday). This year’s Fair theme is “Barn and Raised in the Islands” with beautiful poster art by the talented Jill Bliss of San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

They’re Moving In Already

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm, by

It seems it will be near the end of August before Downriggers Restaurant opens in their new location at Spring Street Landing, however there are 3 businesses downstairs that are open already and have been for about a week or so. San Juan Safaris / San Juan Outfitters is moved in and has added a coffee & snack  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn with the Henry James Band

Written on July 6, 2016 at 2:09 pm, by

The opening of the Music on the Lawn series begins tonight WEDNESDAY JULY 6 at 6:30 PM on the lawn at the Historical Museum, 405 Price Street. Brought to you by Island Rec! Come on out and support this wonderful event! Tonight it’s the Henry James Band – Old school and way cool. Blistering slide work  Continue Reading

Winning Parade Entries Announced

Written on July 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm, by

Here are the winners in various categories for this year’s parade: $600 Best Use of Theme, Float – winner Islanders Bank $400 Best Use of Theme, Non-Float – Building Blocks Preschool $300 Best Use of Theme, Children/Youth – Julie and Gianni, “Animals of American Camp” $300 Judges Special Choice – Cutthroat Pirates $200 Best Costumed Group  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Written on July 6, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Head on over to the Fairgrounds, this Friday July 8th for the final Drive-In of the season—Dirty Dancing! Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Parking is first come, first served and will start at 8:00 pm, taller vehicles and/or vehicles  Continue Reading

Rene Bibaud of Ropeworks

Written on July 5, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

This Wednesday, July 6 at 1:30 PM, the San Juan Island Library Presents Rene Bibaud’s Ropeworks Show, held on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Rene is a performance artist and former coach with the world-famous Cirque Du Soleil Troupe. She combines her skills as a professional rope jumper, educator, entertainer and athlete to create  Continue Reading

Fireworks

Written on July 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm, by

In case you missed it, here are some shots of the fireworks over Friday Harbor this July 4th. Click any thumbnail below to enlarge.

2016 July 4th Parade Photos

Written on July 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm, by

What a great day for a parade. The weather turned out great and then just about whole island showed up to line the street and watch the parade go by. (click any thumbnail to enlarge)

Parade Volunteers Wanted

Written on July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

Represent the Friday Harbor Film Festival in the 4th of July parade! Join the fun! There is room for riders in the FHFF truck, and we need walkers to pass out FHFF magnets and greet the crowd. How Do You Participate? Stop by the Friday Harbor Film Festival office, this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (July  Continue Reading

The Islands’ Best-Kept Secret? Mount Grant Preserve

Written on July 1, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

SJ Preservation Trust shares this update on Mount Grant… Quick: From what publicly accessible high point in the San Juan Islands can you see three of Washington’s five volcanoes? If you guessed Mount Constitution, guess again. The answer is Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan Island. The sweeping 360-degree views from Mount Grant’s summit take  Continue Reading