Around the island….
Hope your morning is off to a good start – let’s see what’s happening around here:
• Marie DiCristina’s neighborhood is the place to be Saturday morning:
The Foxhall Neighborhood GARAGE SALES are being held this Saturday, beginning at 8:30am. Please no early birds. Foxhall is located just past the Library at Guard Street and Beaverton Valley Road. There are sales at addresses 568(children’s items),at 522,509,507 and 506 Kelsando Circle. Possibly more homes will join! Drive all the way around the circle so you don’t miss any. With this many homes you will surely find something! Enjoy!
• Eileen has the scoop on this month’s walk:
KNOW YOUR ISLAND WALK
Sat. July 28, 2012; 1-4pm: Meet Mike Buettell, Roche Harbor resident and volunteer trail builder, to walk and explore the Briggs Lake Trail in the Roche Harbor Highlands. Meet and park at the intersection of West Valley and Roche Harbor Roads. Length is 4 miles, roundtrip. Terrain is slight uphill and downhill sections on service roads. Rating is moderate. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Information at www.sanjuanislandtrails.org.
• Looking for a business to buy? Here’s a place to start – here’s more from Mikial:
Travel Light Cycles (A Bicycle Recycle Center) is expanding and offering its Friday Harbor shop for sale to a cooperative minded bike enthusiast/business person. This is not a must sell situation. The terms are negotiable and capital infusion is a prerequisite to adequately finance the expansion. Training available. Serious inquiries only please!
Mikial 360-421-0443 or travel.light.cycles (at) gmail.com>
• Tell your non-Internet friends they can get the Fair Booklet anyway – here’s the story from Dot Vandaveer, earlier this week:
Just a reminder that the 2012 Fair Premium/Eshibitor booklet is available at the County Libraries. A new supply was just delivered to the Friday Harbor Library this afternoon and the suppply will be replenished as needed. Supplies are limited.
• Rebekah tells me that her cat Puffy has been away the last week or two, and wondered if you’ve seen her around the Browne’s nursery or Fairgrounds area? If you do, call her or Brian at the Mystical Mermaid at 378-2617
• It is so cool to hear local businesses getting recognized for doing great things – here’s more from Stephanie at Tucker House & The Coho Restaurant:
I thought you might like to know that Coho Restaurant was awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence again. That makes 5 years in a row! We’re featured in the Wine Spectator issue just hitting the newsstands today.
With a selection of over 320 quality wines, from high end to budget-friendly, Coho is a great place to enjoy a glass of grape!
Thanks, Ian. Hope your summer is going well!
• Just heard from Amy at PeaceHealth that the new hospital is posting jobs to be filled – here’s the deal:
Openings for positions at the new PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center are now posted on the PeaceHealth web site, with more to be posted on Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Current openings are for Registered Nurse (RN) Critical Access, Certified Nursing Assistant/Unit Coordinator, Certified Medical Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN.) Openings to be posted in August are Patient Access Representative and Environmental Service Attendant.
Job postings are available online, at www.PeaceHealth.org. Searchers should click on “Careers” at the top of the screen, and then select “Job Openings” under Working at PeaceHealth. After reviewing “Who We Are,” the PeaceHealth mission, vision and core values, job seekers click “I Agree” at the bottom of the screen. They should select “WA – Bellingham” in the Location drop-down list under “Search Listings” and then click “Submit.”
Positions for Peace Island Medical Center will initially appear throughout the Bellingham region listings, under “Friday Harbor.” Click twice on “City, State” at the top of the column to sort the list so that the Peace Island Medical Center positions are at the top. Information about each position, including a job description with a list of required qualifications, is visible by clicking on the specific “Job Title.”
Those interested in positions with Peace Island should apply promptly, so that the hiring process can be completed in time to allow for several months of new employee training before the medical center opens in late November.
For questions about the application process, contact PeaceHealth Human Resources at (360)734-5400 or by email at Recruitingfirstname.lastname@example.org.
InterIsland Medical Center staff, including all physicians, will transition to Peace Island Medical Center when it opens. At that time, the total number of physicians (including part time visiting specialists) serving the Hospital District will nearly double.
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, a 10-bed critical access hospital, will also include a new, expanded primary care and specialty clinic, expanded diagnostic and treatment services, an operating suite for outpatient procedures and a 24-hour emergency department.
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, a critical access hospital on San Juan Island, will operate as part of the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center network of care, which includes a not-for-profit full-service hospital founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, and is part of the PeaceHealth system with medical centers in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. In addition to the hospital and PeaceHealth Medical Group, PeaceHealth’s services in Northwest Washington include several Centers of Excellence, North Cascade Cardiology, a diagnostic laboratory, a joint venture outpatient imaging service and a specialty clinic in Sedro-Woolley.