Topic: Health & Wellness

Board is Firm on 50 Cent Levy

Written on July 4, 2016 at 7:08 am, by

Board is Firm on 50 Cent Levy On June 30th the San Juan County Public Hospital District board adopted a 2017 EMS Budget that affirmed that San Juan EMS must have 50 cents per $1000 in assessed property values to maintain core operations. Critics have advised voters to disapprove the 50 cent levy on the theory  Continue Reading

Hospital District Board Firm on 50 Cent Levy

Written on July 2, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Loren Johnson, MD, Chair of the Vote Yes for San Juan EMS 2016 Campaign Committee shares this… On June 30th the San Juan County Public Hospital District board adopted a 2017 EMS Budget that affirmed that San Juan EMS must have 50 cents per $1000 in assessed property values to maintain core operations. Critics have advised  Continue Reading

New ER Doctor at PIMC

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Jim Perez, MD, joins medical team at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Jim Perez, MD, has joined the medical staff at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. A board certified emergency medicine physician, Perez becomes the tenth member of Peace Island’s team of emergency medicine physicians, which staffs the Emergency department around the  Continue Reading

Burn Permits Expire and Fireworks Illegal

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s a reminder from the County: Burn Permits Expire June 30th & Fireworks Illegal The warm weather at the end of June brings with it the end to outdoor yard debris burning throughout San Juan County, all burn permits expire on June 30th. Both larger land clearing piles and ten foot diameter yard cleanup burn  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Author Event

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

If you have children or family members with allergies and you’re finding it hard to keep meals interesting and tasty, then stop in Griffin Bay Bookstore on Monday, June 27, 2:00—4:00 pm and talk with Seattle author, Stepanie Policar, about her new cookbook: Kids Eat Free. You’ll find out how to manage dietary restrictions, yet  Continue Reading

PIMC Receives Nationwide Award

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s the latest press release from PeaceHealth… PeaceHealth Peace Island Receives Nationwide Award for High-Value Health Care FRIDAY HARBOR, WA., June 23, 2016 – PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center was recognized this week with the 2016 QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading nationwide health care improvement company, for providing outstanding patient  Continue Reading

Firewise Communities Benefit From Grant

Written on June 23, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer for SJI Fire/Rescue sends this notice… The Firewise Communities program sponsored by San Juan Island Fire & Rescue has been awarded a grant by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) to assist with fuel reduction in organized communities. The new grant from WA DNR will pay the Firewise  Continue Reading

Pilates in the Park

Written on June 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Jen and Jackie over here at The Studio… We just wanted to send a quick note to let folks know that we will be running our Free Pilates in the Park Special Session again this summer. This is a free 45 minute Pilates mat class held weekly in Sunken Park. This year we decided to  Continue Reading

Beginner Swim Lessons

Written on June 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm, by

In the Update mailbag today we find a note from Amy Wynn at SJI Fitness… I am so excited to be teaching beginner swim lessons this summer with Susan Williamson at San Juan Fitness. We’ve designed a program for beginners of 5 half-hour lessons, Monday through Friday. We’ve noticed in the past how quickly children progress when they have  Continue Reading

Slow Down and Share the Road

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Just got this letter from Right-of-Way Driving School about the upcoming races next weekend, and how we can all contribute to a fun and safe event: Sharing the Road with Cyclists, Runners and Race Officials Attention Drivers, – on Saturday June 18th the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its 4th year with cyclists and  Continue Reading

Help out Purple & Gold

Written on June 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm, by

Just a reminder – you can still volunteer to help with the SJ Fitness / Lakedale / King’s Market Triathlon and Marathon this year and help out Purple and Gold at the same time! Every year, Purple and Gold receives a stipend from SJ Fitness for coordinating volunteers for these events. Purple and Gold, a  Continue Reading

Annual Hazardous Waste RoundUp

Written on June 11, 2016 at 10:22 am, by

What? The hazardous waste roundup collection event is our once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals. Why? Proper disposal protects your health and the health of the workers that handle your waste. Proper disposal also keeps chemicals out of our drinking water and out of the environment.  Continue Reading

An Evening of Kirtan with Shantala

Written on June 11, 2016 at 10:02 am, by

Tyler Ryan shares this invitation with you… Hi Islanders, My dear friends and long-time employers, Heather and Benjy, are returning to Friday Harbor to share their incredible talents leading sacred chanting (kirtan). Maybe you heard them the last time they were in town a couple of years ago… or maybe you’re scratching your head, wondering  Continue Reading

A Letter About the EMS Levy

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

This letter was submitted by the “Vote Yes for SJI EMS 2016” Levy Committee… In August 2016, voters will be asked to vote on a replacement levy for San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services (SJIEMS). This measure supports SJIEMS – NOT hospital services at Peace Island Medical Center. The current levy expires on December 31,  Continue Reading

Hike Young Hill on National Trails Day

Written on May 29, 2016 at 10:44 am, by

June 4th is National Trails Day, a Saturday to celebrate being outdoors on a trail. The American Hiking Society started this annual celebration to honor the many ways trails connect Americans to the land and to each other. Whether one is on foot, on a bicycle, on horseback, or in a kayak or canoe, June  Continue Reading

The Mystery of Water Workshop

Written on May 28, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Learn how to prevent or reverse degenerative disease at The Mystery of Water workshop, by Nicholas Corrin, OMD, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Island Soul Studios, 689 Airport Center Road. Workshop includes lecture, visual imagery, and fluid movement practice, all pertaining to water: its role in nature, in health, in  Continue Reading

Call for Volunteers

Written on May 27, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Volunteer to help with the SJ Fitness / Lakedale / King’s Market Triathlon and Marathon this year and help out Purple and Gold at the same time! Every year, Purple and Gold receives a stipend from SJ Fitness for coordinating volunteers for these events. Purple and Gold, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, then uses this money  Continue Reading

Swim Lessons

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Swim Lessons for kids! Starting May 31 and June 7. Sign up now at San Juan Island Fitness 378-4449, 435 Argyle Ave. Questions? Email swim [@] interisland.net. Get into the swim of things!

Infinite Body Joyful Joints™ class gains popularity!

Written on May 23, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Stephanie Prima reports that due to increased attendance, her Infinite Body Joyful Joints™ class has moved to a larger location. It’s now in the Community Room at Skagit College, Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The class has become so popular because the gentle, flowing movements of this unique class are simple to learn but deceptively powerful on  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Written on May 20, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer of San Juan Island Fire/Rescue shares this month’s volunteer firefighter… Albert Olson, Tender Operator/Engineer To protect life and property Albert and his wife, Kris, own and operate Krystal Acres alpaca farm on Blazing Tree Rd off West Valley Rd. He is also a Tender Operator/Engineer assigned to Station 36 (  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor Resort and Volunteers Rock the RH Trail System

Written on May 16, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

A dedicated group of volunteers has been maintaining the Roche Harbor trails for 11 years, with strong support from Roche Harbor Resort. The old logging roads and more recently built single-track paths through the woods are faithfully tended by more than a dozen neighbors. In 2015, as an example, the group logged 407 hours of  Continue Reading

More Heart Healing…

Written on May 16, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Deb Langhans has these thoughts to share with you… Do you know any healthy person who likes pain? Most people I know, myself included, try their hardest to distance themselves from suffering in all its forms– physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. Our coping strategies can include addiction, denial, numbness, suppression, hostility, rage, conformity, relentless busyness & achievement–the  Continue Reading