Topic: Health & Wellness

Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm, by

You’ve got plenty of notice, so get this on your calendar now… The San Juan Lions Foundation in Friday Harbor is pleased to announce our next annual fundraising event: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew, taking place on Saturday September 23, 2017. This event brings together visitors with local islanders on a fun biking tour of the island  Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season…

Written on November 14, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Deb Langhans shares this invitation with you…   ‘Tis the Season… for holiday cheer, lightheartedness and joy, right? Not necessarily. These darker, unpredictable days and longer nights can resurrect and even intensify painful memories of loved ones lost. For at least half of the American electorate, a new, present sense of diminished control, safety and future  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Turkey Walk-not-Trot Trail Event

Written on November 9, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Opt outside for a leisurely morning stroll to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve, then savor some cider and 360-degree views before heading back down. Your friends, family, even your dog, will appreciate the opportunity to work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner before settling back into the couch for the afternoon bowl games. Friday,  Continue Reading

Benefit Dinner for Karina

Written on November 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm, by

Community Benefit Dinner for Karina Serna Wednesday, Nov. 9th Mi Casita Restaurant 4:00pm -8:30pm Come join your fellow islanders and friends of the Serna Family and have a dinner to help Karina in her fight against breast cancer. All proceeds from dinners purchased will be donated to Karina’s medical fund.

November Fireside Chat at PIMC

Written on October 31, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Self-harm and suicide is topic of PeaceHealth’s upcoming Fireside Chat PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center’s fall series of Fireside Chats continues on Thursday, November 10, with the topic “Understanding self-harm and suicide.” The chat, led by Gary Waters, MSW, Ed.S., DBH, is from 4 to 5 p.m. in the medical center’s main lobby. There is  Continue Reading

Hospice on San Juan Island

Written on October 31, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

By Louise Dustrude Facing the end of life, most people would prefer to die at home surrounded by their loved ones rather than in a hospital hooked up to modern-day machinery. Hospice exists to help people make that choice. The official Medicare-affiliated Hospice of the Northwest, in Mt. Vernon, can provide pain medication. It offers  Continue Reading

Prevention Coalition Survey

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

You’re invited by the SJI Prevention Coalition to take this anonymous survey… Dear San Juan Update, We do appreciate you sharing this with your readers. This is the 4th year we are offering our annual survey, which is offered by the State. The survey is anonymous, it gives the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition valuable insight  Continue Reading

Amendment for Subsidy Agreement for PIMC

Written on October 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm, by

Following is a joint statement released by Bill Williams, chair, San Juan County Public Hospital District #1, and Merry-Ann Keane, chief administrative officer, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center: Representatives of San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 and PeaceHealth have jointly drafted an amendment to the subsidy agreement that details, among other things, the financial  Continue Reading

SJC Council Declares First Responders Appreciation Day

Written on October 24, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

On October 20, Friday Harbor Grange #225 hosted a reception in honor of First Responders at the Mullis Center. All Sheriff Department, Fire Department and Emergency Services personnel were invited to attend. County Councilman Bob Jarman read a proclamation declaring October 20 as First Responders Appreciation Day: Whereas, San Juan County’s first responders include law  Continue Reading

Celebrating World Polio Day – October 24

Written on October 23, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

On 24 October, Rotary will mark World Polio Day to help raise awareness and the funding we need to reach full eradication. Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion to ending polio since 1985, including $70,000 contributed by Rotary Club of San Juan Island since their formation in 2003. Since Rotary and its partners launched  Continue Reading

Island Rec Board Vacancy

Written on October 22, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

San Juan Island Park & Recreation Commission Vacancy San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, a junior taxing district on San Juan Island seeks to appoint a new person to its board to fill the position vacated by Commissioner Tracy Roberson’s resignation. The appointment to the Board will run until the November 2017 election. Persons  Continue Reading

A Timely Forum on Medicare at the Mullis Center

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

By Peggy Sue McRae – I turn 65 this year so I was very glad to hear about the free forum on Medicare that will be held at the Mullis Center on Wednesday, October 26. Even if you are not a medicare newbie like me, you may want to take this opportunity to get an  Continue Reading

Safe San Juans Events

Written on October 18, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Check out the information below about two very important community events coming up this week, hosted by SAFE San Juans: Friday, October 21st, 12:00 noon – Silent Witness Campaign Vigil: You may have already noticed the Silent Witness silhouettes on the lawn of the legislative building, across from the courthouse. This display is meant to  Continue Reading

Can Dogs Detect Parkinson’s?

Written on October 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm, by

Local Dogs Make the Grade in Parkinson’s Detection Project Dog trainer Lisa Holt, with a team of volunteers, recently completed a pilot study designed to determine whether dogs can be trained to detect Parkinson’s Disease and in doing so contribute to early detection of a debilitating and costly disease. The answer seems to be a  Continue Reading

Part Two of October Windstorms: Coming Soon!

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

We woke to the pleasant observation this morning that our first storm of the series has materialized as a normal windstorm in the islands. The Outage Center at the Opalco website is thankfully free of outage reports. The big question remains, “what will Storm 2 bring”? The latest Weather Service forecast says Storm 2 may  Continue Reading

Trio Of Major Storms Headed To WA, Prepare Now!

Written on October 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm, by

This just in from the SJC Dept. of Emergency Management… The National Weather Service is forecasting a series of very powerful storms is headed our way, starting with heavy rain on Wednesday night. The NWS models forecast a 1 in 3 chance that this could be a “worst case scenario leading to a historical windstorm for  Continue Reading

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