Topic: Health & Wellness

Bumbleblitz

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Bumbleblitz: Four years of Bumble Bee Ecology in the Pacific Northwest Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest. By the mid-1990s it had become one of the rarest, inspiring a surge in bumble bee surveys in the region. Recent studies show the bumble bee’s population re-emerging where  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

Fundraiser for the Victims of the Ecuador Earthquakes

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Drinks & Tapas at San Juan Island Cheese Our hearts go out to our family and friends in Ecuador. Since Saturday, Ecuador has suffered from a series of devastating earthquakes resulting in over 400 casualties and thousands of injuries. Please join us on Friday April 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for a night of drinks and  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

Not Pot Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 7:36 am, by

The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition shares this notice with you… Recently, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 20th to be Talk to Your Kids about NOT using Marijuana Day, as you may know, the pro-pot culture has often referred to 4.20 as “Weed Day”. We would like to change that conversation with our young people and give them  Continue Reading

The Hemp Seed

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

There’s a fundraiser happening at Brickworks tomorrow for a new business on the island: “The Hemp Seed”, and these are a few words about it from Ike and Tiffany… Focused on sustainability, Tiffany Goudey and Ike White aim to serve the community by making healthy hemp-based clothing and goods accessible, right here on the Island.  Continue Reading

EMS Town Hall Budget Meetings

Written on April 15, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Two town hall meetings this week drew a total of perhaps 60 residents to learn about the Emergency Medical Services budget and plans for a possible levy vote in August. The new EMS Chief, Jerry Martin, told those at both meetings that the proposed budget now balances if a property tax levy rate of 50  Continue Reading

Congratulations to San Juan County’s newest EMT’s!

Written on April 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm, by

San Juan Island EMS is proud to introduce the county’s newest EMT students. They graduated on April 2nd after attending the program for five months, putting in a total of 190 classroom hours. Students are from Shaw, Lopez and San Juan Island. They are, in the photo: Back row left to right: Kati English, Erin Graham, Isla  Continue Reading

Ultimate Frisbee

Written on April 14, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Brendan Cowan shares this note… – Updated with new day and time and contact address – Ultimate frisbee is starting up again. Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the Carter Avenue Fields. A fun and low-key way to get some exercise and move around now that the weather is nice. Email  jenny_shrum [@] hotmail.com if you have questions.

Litter-Free by the Sea

Written on April 9, 2016 at 6:00 am, by

Mark your calendars! It’s time for the 2016 Great Islands Clean-Up… our annual spring-cleaning! And again this year, both Orcas and Lopez will be joining San Juan in the event! The specific information about San Juan Island’s effort is as follows: When: Saturday, April 23, 9 am – noon Where: All island roadsides and beaches  Continue Reading

Hope for the Human Spirit

Written on April 8, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

This story was contributed by Debbi Fincher… We lost our son’s nana to a man texting and driving about four years ago. The texting driver was also killed and the crash took the life of a third person, as well. Seven cars were impacted when this person chose to text and drive. No one ever  Continue Reading

Bicycle Repair Workshop

Written on April 8, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Island Rec – Bicycle Roadside Repair Workshop Spring is upon us and now is the time to tune-up your bike. The deadline is fast approaching for Island Rec’s Bike Repair Class. The class is on Saturday, April 23rd , from 9:00 to 12:30. This will be held at Spring Street International School in their campus courtyard.  Continue Reading

Farm Day Field Trip

Written on April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm, by

San Juan Island preschoolers in the headstart program got to spend time on a farm today for some hands-on education (disguised as fun playtime). Rex and Lisa Guard opened their “Lazy G Ranch” family farm to welcome the kids along with several educational and community groups. The kids got to play on tractors, glue wool  Continue Reading

New Yoga Class and Instructor at The Studio

Written on April 7, 2016 at 9:33 am, by

Jen and Jacquelyn over at The Studio are introducing a new instructor and yoga class and they want you to know about it. Here they are with what you need to know… The Studio is pleased to introduce Miguele de Quadros and add Yoga with Gyrotonic Principles to our class schedule beginning in May. We  Continue Reading