Topic: Health & Wellness

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

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