New book by Richard Purinton

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Words on Water II: Island Journal 2017 is the title of a new publication by Richard (Dick) Purinton. It continues the format of his first Words on Water and promises the same type of insights on Island living. You will find some history, community activities, Island lore. Dick captures much of the inner workings and interrelationships of life on the Island.

Play ball!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

On June 2, the Islanders won against Bailey’s Harbor with a score 6-1. Go team!  On June 9 Institute travels to the Island to play. All games start at 1:30 unless otherwise noted.

Student gardeners

Thursday, June 6, 2019

On May 29 school children, grades 3-12, helped Russell and Alesandra Rolffs gather all the pruned branches of grape vines at the  gardens off Lake View Road. Plus they learned and helped with grafting and planting 40 blueberry plants. This is a great opportunity for the students to learn and participate in gardening practices. Thanks to the Rolffs.  This year the Rolffs fresh vegetable stand will be located south of KK Fiske on Main Road.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

June 29th is Women In Preservation (WIP) day on Plum Island. They will be building picnic tables. Go to for information on events.

Color Run

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The  first color run of the year was hosted at the Mosling Rec Center. They held two successful runs last year. The first date was June 1 but the weather didn’t co-operate. It was moved to June 3 from 3:45 to 4:45. This event is a fun, non-timed, non-competitive time with lots of laughs and color. The color used is a safe powder. (from Rec Center site - go there to see pictures!)

Julian at TPAC

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Julian Hagen and friends will be performing at the TPAC June 22, Saturday. Always a not to be missed event!

WICHP news

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

WICH blood pressure clinic is 10 A.M. to Noon at Trinity Fellowship Hall Tuesday, June 11th  and Sunday, June 23rd  from 9-9:45 A.M. at the  Trinity Church Library  & 11:45 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.  at Bethel Church Front Lobby.

Maritime Museum Whitefish Dinner (1)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June 28 is the Annual Maritime Museum Grilled Whiefish Dinner. This is a main fundraiser for the museum. Enjoy a great dinner and support the maintenance and continuation of this important aspect of Island history.

Flag Day

Friday, May 31, 2019

Flag Day 2019 is on Friday, June 14.  This is a day honoring the adoption of the national flag. It  commemorates the date in 1777 when Congress approved the design for the first national flag.

WICHP office hours

Friday, May 31, 2019

Beginning June 1st, the Washington Island Community Health Program (WICHP) will now have regular office hours 2 days a week for your drop in convenience.  We will be open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Our office is located in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church in the far left corner of the hall.  Please feel free to stop in to say hi and learn more about what community health services we provide. Additional office hours are available by appointment. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 920-847-2108 or email:

Submitted by Christine Andersen, WICHP Director