Topic: Health & Wellness

Every 15 Minutes

Written on April 12, 2018 at 5:59 am, by

Every 3 years SJIEMS offers The Every 15 Minutes Program aimed at helping high school students resist the pressures to drink and drive in a real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol, using Marijuana or even  Continue Reading

L&I Provider in Friday Harbor

Written on April 12, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Just heard this news from Richard at FH School of Massage… Friday Harbor School of Massage can now provide massage therapist training to people who have been injured while working on the job and who need to be retrained for employment in a different occupation. For information contact Richard at 360-378-3637 or your caseworker to  Continue Reading

Letter from Bob Weaver

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

From the mailbag this morning, here’s a plea from former San Juan County resident Bob Weaver to promote action on replacing the Life Care Center… I’m writing about the sudden disappearance last November of our Friday Harbor nursing home, the Life Care Center, and the dispersal of its excellent fleet of nurses and staff. That  Continue Reading

Citizens’ Advisory Group Wanted

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Department and San Juan EMS would like your input on the advisability of the consolidation of the two organizations. The elected Boards of Commissioners of the two agencies, working with the town of Friday Harbor, seek to appoint a five member advisory group to continue with the evaluation of some  Continue Reading

Notice from SJC Dept. of Emergency Management

Written on April 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Anticipated Impacts from Communications Disruption Night of April 12th-13th Both San Juan County and Town of Friday Harbor Governments and local Emergency ResponseAgencies a re monitoring updates from Rock Island and Century Link regarding next week’s scheduled disruption to island communications services. Here are the most critical things we’ve learned and that we’d like to  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Women’s Group Presents: Planned Parenthood Informational

Written on April 6, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Come meet Mount Baker Planned Parenthood ​Executive Director Linda McCarthy, and Development Manager, Jennie Noskoff. Learn about local health services in Friday Harbor, as well as new challenges for the organization under the new administration. Linda’s slide deck presentation will go over the services provided at the Friday Harbor Health Center, as well as information  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. The Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. Each week the  Continue Reading

Inner Journey Collage Workshop

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Deb Langhans shares this information on her upcoming workshop… Have you ever pondered how challenging (& sometimes counterproductive) it can be to try formulating new year resolutions during the darkest, most depressing time of year?  It seems to me such a worthy goal would be better timed with Mother Nature’s own modeling of regeneration–when Spring  Continue Reading

Earthquake Training

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

  San Juan County Department of Emergency Management is hosting a two day training on minimizing and evaluating the damage to buildings from earthquakes.   The training is being held on Wednesday April 25th and Thursday April 26th from 8:30 – 5:00 in Friday Harbor. There is no cost to attend.   Training is intended for  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Greetings Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: When we hear news of school-related tragedies, we, as a school district, become ever more resolved in our commitment to student safety. San Juan Island School District principals and school staff have been working hard to create a safer environment for our students. One year ago the school  Continue Reading

PIMC in the News

Written on March 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The telepsychiatry program at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC) was recently featured in a case study for the March 2018 publication of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Members in Action.   The telepsychiatry program is a service of PIMC that offers weekly psychiatric services to residents living in the remote setting of San Juan  Continue Reading

Growing a Revolution

Written on March 27, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library present Growing A Revolution – Bringing Our Soil Back To Life by David R. Montgomery, Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 pm at the library. David R. Montgomery returns to San Juan Island just in time for gardeners and farmers who are busy preparing their soil for  Continue Reading

March for Our Lives Tomorrow

Written on March 23, 2018 at 10:08 am, by

“Friday Harbor March for Our Lives” will take place Saturday, March 24th, beginning at noon. Islanders will take to the streets to demand that their lives, and safety, become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.  The demonstration here in Friday Harbor will join the estimated 821  Continue Reading

EMT of the Month

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Congratulations to Dave Stanford, our March EMT of the Month. Dave has been a very active EMT with San Juan Island EMS since 2014. He has been enthusiastic, eager and responsive to every training opportunity offered. He can often be found on the schedule in the evenings and weekends filling in where other EMTs are  Continue Reading

Community Paramedicine on San Juan Island

Written on March 22, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island EMS shares this community paramedicine info with you… In 2014 a group of advocates, firefighters, paramedics, state nurses, home health and hospital associations gathered together to pass a law in Washington state that allows pre-hospital providers to serve patients outside of emergency situations. The law had previously stated EMTs and paramedics could  Continue Reading

Early Childfind

Written on March 22, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Do you have a child who may need special help in speech, motor skills or other developmental areas? San Juan Island School District is having a free screening clinic for children aged three to five years to screen development in motor, communication, or adaptive skills, where there may be a concern. Date: Wednesday, March 28,  Continue Reading

March for Our Lives

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

“Friday Harbor March for Our Lives” will take place Saturday, March 24th, beginning at noon. Islanders will take to the streets to demand that their lives, and safety, become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.  The demonstration here in Friday Harbor will join the estimated 821  Continue Reading

FHFF Tuesday Film: Crazywise

Written on March 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival presents the film “Crazywise”. This is a very special screening with both the director, Phil Borges and the producer Julee Geier attending for a thought provoking discussion along with local mental health expert Gary Waters. It happens on Tuesday, March 20th 7:00 pm at the Grange, 152 First Street; admission  Continue Reading

High School Walkout

Written on March 14, 2018 at 12:58 pm, by

Highlights of today’s demonstration at the high school track honoring the seventeen slain students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Evolution of Organic: A Film and Discussion

Written on March 14, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. Narrated by Frances McDormand, It’s the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to- the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out  Continue Reading

Organ Health: Inner Fitness & Self-directed health care

Written on March 14, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

What is the relationship between your liver and the flexibility of your muscles, tendons and joints? Which parts of your nervous system most affect your balance, poise, and athleticism? In what way does clear self-expression (speaking your mind) support a clear complexion and a healthy immune response? In this workshop series, we will focus on  Continue Reading

SJIFR News

Written on March 13, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Firewise Communities Fuel Reduction Program and Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Home Evaluations The San Juan Island Fire Department is proud to announce the 2018 Firewise Communities fuel reduction program. The 2018 program, which runs from April 1 through May 31, is open to existing and newly formed Firewise Communities.  The Department, supported in part by  Continue Reading