Topic: Health & Wellness

SJI Cheese Raises Nearly $2K for Ecuador

Written on April 28, 2016 at 3:56 pm, by

A note from San Juan Island Cheese on their recent fundraiser… Dear Friends: A big thank you to all who attended and contributed to the Ecuador Earthquake Relief fundraiser last Friday evening. We had a packed house! Thanks to the generosity of our guests and our staff, San Juan Island Cheese is donating $1,932.00 to the  Continue Reading

Fawn Season is Here!

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

This is the time of year when fawns are being born on the San Juans. For the first couple of weeks they are not strong enough to run, jump and follow Mom through the woods, so she leaves them alone, lying still and quiet, for several hours while she goes off to feed. Ideally they  Continue Reading

$8k Contribution to Local Non-profits from Amerigroup Washington

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The following is a press release contributed by Amerigroup Washington… San Juan County Non Profit Organizations, Amerigroup Washington Help Address Residents’ Health Needs $8,000 contribution supports innovative programs aimed at helping improve the health of local residents Everyday countless organizations in San Juan County work to improve the health of our communities and empower residents  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:14 pm, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer of SJI Fire/Rescue shares this month’s firefighter bio… Ian is one of our newest firefighters on the San Juan Island Fire & Rescue team. He was born in Zambia, Africa of missionary parents but moved back to Tennessee when he was four years old. He has also lived in New  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Rotary Club Cleans Up

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Some of the members of the San Juan Island Rotary Club who participated in the annual Island Beach Cleanup show off their haul.

May Day Wildflower Walk

Written on April 25, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Cady Mountain Preserve bursts into color in the spring with the bloom of wildflowers. Join Land Bank steward, Eliza Habegger, for a guided wildflower walk and celebrate May Day with the beauty and diversity of wildflowers, habitats, and vistas the mountain has to offer. We will depart promptly at 1:00 pm from the Land Bank  Continue Reading

Island Air Will Continue Medevac Services

Written on April 25, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Island Air will continue to make its medevac services available without charge to residents of the public hospital district through the end of 2016, giving us time to consider the purchase of a membership. Beginning next January 1st the cost of a family membership will be $39 per year, or $119 for three years, the  Continue Reading

Preview of Town’s Hanging Baskets

Written on April 23, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

One of the stops on the SJI Garden Club’s April 16th Hosted Excursion to Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville was Channel View Nursery in La Conner. The nursery prepares the town of Friday Harbor’s hanging baskets. Sandy Jenson gave the group a ‘preview look’ at the baskets she has prepared for the town this year. The initial basket planting  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth Dental Van

Written on April 22, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The Medical Teams International Dental Van is returning to the Mullis Center, on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. Fish For Teeth and the SJ County Health Department are 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  Continue Reading

Mayor Lacher Proclaims May is EDS Awareness Month

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Affected Friday Harbor Residents See Promise in Educational Promotion This month is “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month” on San Juan Island, thanks to last week’s proclamation made by Mayor Carrie Lacher. The proclamation comes as due relief to the Washingtonians who struggle through each day coping with the effects of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Lacher agreed to  Continue Reading

Educational Programs for Boaters

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Islands offer a vast playground for boaters, kayakers, divers and anyone wishing to be on or near the water. The San Juan County Sheriff and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are working together to make these activities as safe as possible for both adults and children. On April 30 from 9 AM to 5 PM  Continue Reading

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