Topic: Recreation

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 in  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 wel­come.  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 Price  Con­tin­ue Reading