Topic: Health & Wellness

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 wel­come.  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 the  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 [@] 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 Rain or shine!  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 thinks  Con­tin­ue Reading

Bicycle Repair Workshop

Written on April 8, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Island Rec – Bicy­cle Road­side Repair Work­shop Spring is upon us and now is the time to tune-up your bike. The dead­line is fast approach­ing for Island Rec’s Bike Repair Class. The class is on Sat­ur­day, April 23rd , from 9:00 to 12:30. This will be held at Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School in their cam­pus court­yard.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Farm Day Field Trip

Written on April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm, by

San Juan Island preschool­ers in the head­start pro­gram got to spend time on a farm today for some hands-on edu­ca­tion (dis­guised as fun play­time). Rex and Lisa Guard opened their “Lazy G Ranch” fam­i­ly farm to wel­come the kids along with sev­er­al edu­ca­tion­al and com­mu­ni­ty groups. The kids got to play on trac­tors, glue wool  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Yoga Class and Instructor at The Studio

Written on April 7, 2016 at 9:33 am, by

Jen and Jacque­lyn over at The Stu­dio are intro­duc­ing a new instruc­tor and yoga class and they want you to know about it. Here they are with what you need to know… The Stu­dio is pleased to intro­duce Miguele de Quadros and add Yoga with Gyro­ton­ic Prin­ci­ples to our class sched­ule begin­ning in May. We invite  Con­tin­ue Reading