Topic: Health & Wellness

TEDxSanJuanIsland

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

8.8k Run Results

Written on August 28, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Island Rec has posted complete 8.8k Run results if you want to see them – They are at www.islandrec.org/events Also, in the photo above is 14-year-old overall winner Chauncey Cox (Right, with 2 medals), and 11-year-old Sam Cox, who took second in his age group.

Flash Mob

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed the flash mob at this year’s fair, don’t despair. Debbi Fincher has you covered with this note and video of the event. Here she is with more on that… I thought I’d share with you the little video from this year’s Flash Mob at the Fair – DANCE 4 HEALTH by  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Joan Byrne was a member of the first combined Town and District Structural Firefighter recruit class held in 2001. She was an active firefighter for ten years until she developed arthritis in her hands and felt that she was a safety hazard to her fellow fighters. So, she came out of the “hot zone” and  Continue Reading

Letter From Animal Protection Society

Written on August 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

Dear Editor, Last week during our county fair the temperature here on the island rose to well over 80 degrees several days in a row. Sadly, those of us working at the Animal Protection Society booth were notified on four separate occasions that people had parked their cars in the lots across the street from  Continue Reading

A Flash Mob

Written on August 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm, by

Debbi Fincher of the SJI Prevention Coalition shares this heads-up with you… Hi FLASH MOB Fans, Dancers and/or Supporters! Our Rock Solid Youth of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition have done it again… A Flash Mob at the Fair! DANCE 4 HEALTH! We welcome you to join in, share the link with friends and  Continue Reading

Orca Friendly Products at Ace!

Written on August 18, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

Pacific Whale Watch Association and Ace Hardware stores in Anacortes and Friday Harbor, WA Launch “Orca Friendly Products” Ace is the place for… saving orcas! In a unique partnership, Ace Hardware is partnering with the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) in helping its customers find “Orca Friendly” products in its stores. The pilot project will  Continue Reading

Free Yoga Calm for Kids

Written on August 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm, by

Give your child the gift of nurturing relaxation through Yoga Calm.  Youth will learn how to deepen their breath to manage emotions, practice a variety of yoga postures, and develop healthy relationships during both partner and group yoga activities. An artful lead mandala meditation creation will be a part of both classes.  Come to one or  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor School of Massage

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Richard Davenport, owner of Lavendera Massage, is happy to announce the opening of the new Friday Harbor School of Massage. The Washington State Board of Massage and the Workforce Training Board approved the curriculum and catalog for the new school last Friday. Friday Harbor School of Massage is officially a state approved school for training  Continue Reading

EMS Chief Discusses the Upcoming Levy

Written on July 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm, by

EMS Chief Jerry Martin shares these thoughts on the levy… Asking the voters to approve a levy increase is never popular, even in good times. But approval of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy is responsible and conservative, and will ensure the financial viability of our system for years to come. On August 2, voters will be asked  Continue Reading

Large Changes Begin with Small Actions

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

How can Islanders save 77 Million Gallons of Water this Year? By Lauren Platman, Friends of the San Juans With summer underway, some islanders are already feeling the heat – and the drought. Some wells are already being starved of fresh water, which makes the rainy autumn season seem a long way off. As climate  Continue Reading

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