Topic: Health & Wellness

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

Fish Tacos Friday!

Written on May 11, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Mark your calendar for Friday’s lunch at the theatre and also check out this note from Matt Marinkovich, president of Fish for Teeth… Hello San Juan Islanders The Fish for Teeth Taco Team will be cranking out fish burritos this Friday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SJI Community Theater ($7.00  Continue Reading

PIMC Receives High Marks

Written on May 11, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s the latest press release from PeaceHealth… PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center receives high marks for quality and safety FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., May 10, 2016 – Providing high quality, safe care to the residents of San Juan County is a top priority of every caregiver at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. Recent survey results prove  Continue Reading

Clearest Drinking Water

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

>> Update – the time has been moved up to 11:00 for this award presentation << Town to receive Department of Health award for top water quality in the state The Town of Friday Harbor is receiving top honors for providing some of the clearest drinking water in the state for three consecutive years. The  Continue Reading

Stop Paddle Law

Written on May 3, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Kris DayVincent shares this with you… Did you know we have six stoplights on San Juan Island? They are all perfectly legal; in fact there is up to a $394 (RCW 46.61.372) fine if you run one of them. What you say? True! The catch is these stop lights are attached to school buses, those  Continue Reading

Orcas Island and The Marshall Strawberry

Written on May 1, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Here’s a press release from our neighbors on Orcas Island… The Marshall Strawberry and the Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant legacy on Orcas Island were short-lived and shared succinctly intertwined legacies. Not everyone knows that what is now commonly referred to as the Artworks Building was originally the Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant and holds a special  Continue Reading

Litter Free By the Sea

Written on April 29, 2016 at 11:53 am, by

Lori Stokes shares this recap of last week’s clean up event on the islands… Co-organizers of the sixth annual Great Islands Clean-Up on San Juan Island — Lori Stokes, Jana Marks, and David Dehlendorf — would like to thank our island’s approximately 300 volunteers who participated this year, helping to make San Juan Island “litter-free  Continue Reading

Board Sets EMS Levy

Written on April 29, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

As expected, the public hospital district board voted Wednesday evening to submit a 50 cents per thousand EMS (Emergency Medical Services) levy to the voters at the August 2 election. The vote to do so was unanimous. Vividly aware that two previous levies have failed, board members vowed to pare the budget as much as  Continue Reading

6th Graders Presentation

Written on April 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm, by

FHES 6th graders, in collaboration with the Kwiaht organization, will be hosting a Pollinator Celebration, a Honey Tasting and a Research Garden Dedication,  onFriday, April 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The Research Garden Dedication from the 6th graders to the supporting organizations of Kwiaht and San Juan Public Schools Foundation begins at 9:30. Also, a special  Continue Reading