Topic: Health & Wellness

October is Domestic Violence Action Month

Written on September 28, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Join SAFE San Juans (formerly DVSAS) at our public events: Walk among the Silent Witnesses on the Courthouse Lawn. Each witness represents a man, woman, or child killed in Washington this year by a family member or partner. Visit our book display at the San Juan Island Library during the first week of October. Stand  Continue Reading

Fall Farm Parade

Written on September 27, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 2016 Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 1. Now in its sixth year, the parade will once again depart the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30, travel down Argyle, Spring Street, turn left on First Street, and terminate at the Grange Hall. Anybody with  Continue Reading

Fall is Flu Clinic Time

Written on September 24, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot! San Juan County Health and Community Services will be offering influenza immunization clinics at their Friday Harbor office located at 145 Rhone Street on: September 30, 2016 1:00pm – 4:30pm October 7, 2016 1:00pm – 4:30pm October 18, 2016 4:00pm – 6:30pm  Continue Reading

Raising A Philosophical Child

Written on September 21, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Ellen Wilcox with San Juan County Health & Community Services invites you to this event… It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you all to a very special event on Tuesday September 27, to learn more about and celebrate a program which has been implemented in Friday Harbor Elementary school during the past year. The  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Written on September 20, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Gilbert Venegas is one of the newest members of San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, but not really. He originally joined San Juan Island Fire & Rescue in 2010; moved off-island for a few years and as of February 2016, he is back to the department for good. This is Gilbert’s story in a nutshell: After  Continue Reading

October Reset

Written on September 18, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

See how eating the colors of the rainbow can help you with a whole body detox and reset. Heather B. Munro will be hosting a 21-day wholistic cleanse and detox for all of the systems of your body using the teachings of Dr. Deanna Minich. Learn how different colors of food affect your different aspects, and how those  Continue Reading

Drop-In Flu Clinics

Written on September 15, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Healthcare would like to announce their 2016 Drop-In Flu Clinic Schedule. Flu Clinics begin Wednesday, September 28th , 2:00 to 4:30. Walk in Clinics will run every Wednesday* in the month of October. Flu shots will be available by appointment only outside of our scheduled Walk in Clinic. San Juan Healthcare 689 Airport Center, Suite  Continue Reading


Written on September 12, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Shelly Van Skyhawk shares this invitation with you… Negative body image and body shame is something that affects so many people, particularly women. Studies show that the average woman spends 30 years of her life on a diet. This does not include the time she spends between dieting. A recent poll revealed that 91% of  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth

Written on September 12, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

The Medical Teams International Dental Van is coming back to the Mullis Center on Friday, October 7th and Saturday October 8th. Fish For Teeth is 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 Department, The Family Resource Center  Continue Reading


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 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