Topic: Health & Wellness

First European Green Crab in Washington’s Salish Sea

Written on October 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

by Sylvia Yamada and Craig Staude “Sylvia, I think we caught one!” Craig Staude shouted excitedly as he and his team of volunteers opened a baited trap in a tidal channel near the sculpture park at Roche Harbor on August 30th. Sure enough, the 74-millimeter-wide male was the first live European green crab ever caught  Continue Reading

Hip Hop Hooray!

Written on October 8, 2016 at 11:06 am, by

Just got this note from Chloe Klein… I am teaching a family friendly Hip Hop class to benefit Beyond Type1, to help my amazing friend Henry Jensen raise money toward his goal! Sunday, October 16th at 2pm at the Grange. Come dance with us and if you are unable to join in person, PLEASE donate  Continue Reading

Dental Van, YES – Fish, Tacos NO

Written on October 7, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Hello Fish Taco Eaters: Fish for Teeth is sponsoring the MTI Mobile Dental Van on San Juan Island October 7 – 8, this Friday and Saturday. The ToothMobile’s arrival is usually paired with the Taco Team making fabulous fish tacos, but due to scheduling conflicts the Taco Team is sitting this one out; we’ll all  Continue Reading

Annual Medicare Forum

Written on October 6, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Medicare enrollment is from October 15 through December 7 Learn about Medicare basics, Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans Come to see us and we’ll help you compare plans and options for 2017 Date: October 26, 2016 Time: 2:00pm Place: Mullis Center For more info or an appointment with Curt VanHyning or Pat VanSkyhawk, call 360-370-5188 Hosted by: Island  Continue Reading

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Written on October 4, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and SAFE San Juans (formerly DVSAS) has created several great opportunities to come together as a community, actively create conversation, honor those who have suffered from such violence, and become empowered to take action in fostering an island environment characterized by respect for others, equal access to resources, and  Continue Reading

Fundraiser for Nikkie

Written on October 3, 2016 at 11:30 am, by

Huge Community Fundraiser for local mom recently diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer Islanders are being asked to come out this Saturday evening, October 8 to support long time Friday Harbor resident Nicole Harling in her fight against “Bertha” – the nickname she has given her Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. “I am completely blown  Continue Reading

Fireside Chats

Written on September 30, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

PeaceHealth’s Fireside Chats cover health and wellness topics PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center launches its fall series of Fireside Chats on Thursday, Oct. 13, with the topic “Total Wellness: How body and mind work together for better health outcomes.” The chat, led by Gary Waters, MSW, Ed.S., DBH, is from 4 to 5 p.m. in  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center offers flu shots for $25

Written on September 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Flu season is right around the corner. Don’t let the bug get you. PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering flu shots for $25. This flat fee is for either the quadrivalent flu vaccine, which protects against four flu viruses, or the high-dose vaccine for those over 65. To make an appointment for a flu  Continue Reading

Deobrat Mishra In Concert

Written on September 28, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fundraising Music Tour The DAYA Foundation and Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music present the venerable Deobrat Mishra for an evening of sacred music and sangha. Deobrat Mishra is a world touring Indian Classical sitarist in the traditional style of Benares Gharana. He is also the director of the non-profit organization Academy of Indian Classical  Continue Reading

October is Domestic Violence Action Month

Written on September 28, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Join SAFE San Juans (formerly DVSAS) at our public events: Walk among the Silent Witnesses on the Courthouse Lawn. Each witness represents a man, woman, or child killed in Washington this year by a family member or partner. Visit our book display at the San Juan Island Library during the first week of October. Stand  Continue Reading

Fall Farm Parade

Written on September 27, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 2016 Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 1. Now in its sixth year, the parade will once again depart the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30, travel down Argyle, Spring Street, turn left on First Street, and terminate at the Grange Hall. Anybody with  Continue Reading

Fall is Flu Clinic Time

Written on September 24, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot! San Juan County Health and Community Services will be offering influenza immunization clinics at their Friday Harbor office located at 145 Rhone Street on: September 30, 2016 1:00pm – 4:30pm October 7, 2016 1:00pm – 4:30pm October 18, 2016 4:00pm – 6:30pm  Continue Reading

Raising A Philosophical Child

Written on September 21, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Ellen Wilcox with San Juan County Health & Community Services invites you to this event… It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you all to a very special event on Tuesday September 27, to learn more about and celebrate a program which has been implemented in Friday Harbor Elementary school during the past year. The  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Written on September 20, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Gilbert Venegas is one of the newest members of San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, but not really. He originally joined San Juan Island Fire & Rescue in 2010; moved off-island for a few years and as of February 2016, he is back to the department for good. This is Gilbert’s story in a nutshell: After  Continue Reading

October Reset

Written on September 18, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

See how eating the colors of the rainbow can help you with a whole body detox and reset. Heather B. Munro will be hosting a 21-day wholistic cleanse and detox for all of the systems of your body using the teachings of Dr. Deanna Minich. Learn how different colors of food affect your different aspects, and how those  Continue Reading

Drop-In Flu Clinics

Written on September 15, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Healthcare would like to announce their 2016 Drop-In Flu Clinic Schedule. Flu Clinics begin Wednesday, September 28th , 2:00 to 4:30. Walk in Clinics will run every Wednesday* in the month of October. Flu shots will be available by appointment only outside of our scheduled Walk in Clinic. San Juan Healthcare 689 Airport Center, Suite  Continue Reading


Written on September 12, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Shelly Van Skyhawk shares this invitation with you… Negative body image and body shame is something that affects so many people, particularly women. Studies show that the average woman spends 30 years of her life on a diet. This does not include the time she spends between dieting. A recent poll revealed that 91% of  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth

Written on September 12, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

The Medical Teams International Dental Van is coming back to the Mullis Center on Friday, October 7th and Saturday October 8th. Fish For Teeth is sponsoring this clinic to provide dental care for anyone who is financially unable to afford it. Applications can be picked up at: SJ County Health Department, The Family Resource Center  Continue Reading


Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

TEDxSanJuanIsland returns on Saturday, September 17th for a second installment of inspiration, collaboration, and ideas worth spreading. This year’s theme – ‘Quality of Life’ – focuses on ideas that have made a lasting contribution to the betterment of society.  Speakers at the forefront of fields such as science, health, technology, art and education will present ideas  Continue Reading

Nicole Harling Cancer Fund

Written on September 1, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Just heard that Nikkie Harling is fighting cancer. She’s a 43 year old single mother of 2. You can donate to help them out financially through an account set up for her at Islander’s Bank or through this online GoFundMe Account.

Fire Danger “High”

Written on August 31, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Fire Risk Status “HIGH” – Only Recreational Fires Allowed Due to current fuel conditions and the long range weather forecast, San Juan County has changed its fire risk status from “EXTREME” to “HIGH. This will limit burning to recreational fires only.

EMS – SJI Fire District

Written on August 29, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Because of a good deal of conversation during and since the recent EMS levy vote, the public hospital district board has asked a committee to study integration of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) with the San Juan Island Fire District. The EMS was a part of the Fire District until a few years ago, and  Continue Reading