Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the 2018 Children’s Festival Poster Contest, Starry Starry Night. 1st Place: Tasha Calverley 2nd Place: Sidney Herda 3rd Place: Jackson Widing 4th Place: Lyla Ovenell Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had some wonderful artworks to choose from this year. Keep  Continue Reading

Love and Logic Program

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Community Treasures have sponsored a 6-week Love and Logic program at Friday Harbor Elementary School. In addition, the Grange has provided weekly dinners and babysitting for up to 41 parents and 15 children. A big thank you goes to Friday Harbor Elementary School Counselor, Terra Holmgren, for volunteering to facilitate  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk: Lime Kiln Point State Park

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Meet Erin Corra, Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) Founder & Executive Director, to explore the past, present and future of beautiful Lime Kiln Point State Park. Stroll along the trails, take a tour of the lighthouse, learn about current events and what Friends of Lime Kiln Society has in store for 2018 and beyond.  Continue Reading

Luke Wallace Concert

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Get Inspired, Entertained and Empowered at an Upcoming Luke Wallace Concert Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace is partnering with Friends of the San Juans for benefit concerts to celebrate and protect the Salish Sea. The concerts will raise funds for Friends’ Marine Protection Program, which safeguards our region from the risk  Continue Reading

Opening Day Boat Parade

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Chris Reed, Fleet Captain of the San Juan Island Yacht Club has this to share… All are invited to the Friday Harbor waterfront at 2:15 pm on Sunday, May 6th, for the island’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade – visualize a 4th of July parade on the water. The parade can best be viewed from  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

My favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut, once said, “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.” I couldn’t agree more. I’m Tucker, and I wouldn’t mind finding a companion to fart around with. Check your schedule – if you’re free, I’m waiting here at the animal  Continue Reading

Procession of the Species

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

An Earth Day gift for you – Liza Michaelson shares this video from Saturday’s 9th annual Lopez Island Procession of the Species. This year the focus was on native species. The organizers borrowed dorsal fins representing every JK and L pod member from San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping, and Lopez islanders turned out in  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean-up

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 9:57 am, by

Earth Day is this Sunday and it is also the day for the 2018 Great Islands Clean-up. People are encouraged to clean-up around their own homes and neighborhoods to help our islands be “Litter Free by the Sea”. Visitors and locals alike are asked to watch out for cleaners along the roads this day to  Continue Reading

Road Striping Next Week

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 9:56 am, by

Town to re-stripe all roads this Monday and Tuesday Road crews will be repainting center stripes and curbs throughout the town on Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24. Drivers are advised to use extreme caution to avoid driving over any newly painted areas. Questions regarding this road improvement may be directed to Public Works  Continue Reading

Grange Regional Talent Contest

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 9:55 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this announcement from the FH Grange… Aida Must is going to represent our community through Friday Harbor Grange #225 at the Washington State Grange’s Northwest Regional Talent Contest being held at McMillan Grange in Puyallup, WA. Aida will sing and play the ukulele.  Aida is a Junior at Friday Harbor High School.

Hanging Basket Class

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 9:51 am, by

Here’s a heads up from the SJI Garden Club… Plant Now for Summer Glory! Participants in this class will assemble a 12” hanging container with growing medium, choice starter plants for sun or shade exposure and plenty of free advice. Bring your own gloves, tools, beverage and snack. Though a container and plants are provided  Continue Reading

BLM Seeks Nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

Lopez Island, Wash. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced it is seeking public nominations for eight open positions on the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The nomination period is open until June 4, 2018. Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean Up Day

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm, by

It’s now official. Mayor Farhad Ghatan has proclaimed Sunday to be Great Islands Clean Up Day. Click the image above to see the official proclamation.

Featured Pilots of the SJ Aviation Museum: Vicki Thalacker and the San Juan Eagles

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

On Sunday, the San Juan Aviation Museum will recognize and pay tribute to Vicki Thalacker and a group of San Juan Eagles volunteer pilots for their service of flying cancer patients to the mainland for treatment. Islanders are invited to celebrate this occasion at a reception held at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, on Sunday, April  Continue Reading

Community Climate Action Night Event

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

April 28, 7 pm, San Juan Island Grange (152 First Street N, Friday Harbor) Learn more about climate action policy at the local, state, and national level and how to get involved.  Featured speaker, Gwen Hanson, MD, leads the Bellevue chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, an international nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national  Continue Reading

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Island Family Resource Center are hosting a free screening on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 PM, of the acclaimed documentary Screenagers. The documentary is an investigative look at how parents and teens are dealing with the digital age and how unlimited screen time impacts our nation’s  Continue Reading

SJIMA Quilting Workshop

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

A fun Improvisational Quilting Workshop June 24 with noted author and instructor, Katie Pedersen extends the design and quilting skills of any quilter and designer. Katie is an outstanding and innovative instructor. This class is part of the many activities around the exhibition Conversations With Gee’s Bend at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) opening Memorial  Continue Reading

Island Sinfonia

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Celebrating the 33rd season of making musical memories for all ages, Island Sinfonia will perform on San Juan Island on Sunday, April 29, at 3:00 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music, ranging from classical favorites to tunes from musicals and operas. Violin, viola, cello, wind, and brass instruments  Continue Reading

The SJC Fair is Booking Entertainment Now

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The 2018 San Juan County Fair is sure to be “Rockin’” this year! Each year the Fair hosts various acts from local to regional (Pacific Northwest) and this year is no exception, however, performance slots are filling up fast. Have you ever wanted to perform at the Fair? Do you have a special talent? Hurry,  Continue Reading

Turn Island Paddle and Beach Clean Up

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Join San Juan Kayak Expeditions and paddle out to Turn Island Wildlife Refuge to clean up the beaches and trails. SJKE will provide double fiberglass kayaks, top of the line kayak gear, transportation to and from the launch site and beach instruction. Earth Day – April 22, 2018 from 12:30 to 3:30pm The trip starts  Continue Reading

PIMC Receives Garden Donation

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center receives donation to cancer care garden FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, April 17, 2018 – A rare spring sunshine cast shadows in the PeaceHealth Peace Island Cancer Care Garden in late March illuminating a beautiful new addition to the space. Nestled near blossoming hellebores, the smooth granite Oki-gata lantern appeared to be  Continue Reading

Keeping Whales Safe: PWWA’s Updated Whale Watching Guidelines

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA), a group of 32 whale watch and ecotourism business operators in Washington and British Columbia, announced today an update to its vessel operation guidelines with a focus on safe operation for both commercial and private vessels around whales. These updated standards are the most comprehensive conservation framework in the  Continue Reading

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