Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Wake Up Hailey scheduled
    The Hailey Chamber of Commerce will host a Wake Up Hailey social and networking event on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 9-10 a.m. at Third Floor Salon, at 400 S. Main St., Suite 301, in Hailey. People can visit with owners Bob and Joann Brand and the other stylists while they enjoy light breakfast fare and a hot cup of coffee.
    For more information, call the Hailey Chamber of Commerce at 788-3484.

Public can join Valley Expo today
    The Hailey Chamber of Commerce will host the Wood River Valley Expo today, Nov. 5, from 4:30-8:15 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey. The event is free to the public.
    The Expo will present 30-minute educational workshops on topics including: team building, the Affordable Care Act, affordable housing, equine physical therapy, housing insurance and more.
    There will be a “Tasting of the Valley” section with samples from local restaurants and caterers in the valley.  Swag bags will be given to the first 600 guests as well as a “passport” to play an educational matching game that with a chance to win one of three package prizes valued over $500 each.  There will be drawings for prizes throughout the event.
‘Don’t get sick this season!’
    With cold and flu season coming, Dr. Tom Archie will share an assortment of holistic measures to keep one’s immune system strong in a Brown Bag Health Talk today, Nov. 5, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. The presentation will take place in the Carbonate Rooms at the St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, at 1450 Aviation Dr. Archie’s expertise in Eastern and Western medicine will provide a broad range of healthy practices.
    All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke’s Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs at 727-8733.

Apply now for Thanksgiving baskets
    Thanks to generous donors, the Hunger Coalition is able to provide Thanksgiving baskets full of holiday foods to people in need. This year, the Sage School is partnering with Wood River High School, Pioneer Montessori, the Community School and the YMCA to bake 350 homemade pies to accompany every Thanksgiving basket.
    To request a basket, contact the Hunger Coalition before Nov. 12. Information is available at the Hunger Coalition, St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, The Advocates and at each school in Blaine County or call 788-0121 or visit
    Thanksgiving baskets will be given out at the Community Campus in Hailey on Monday, Nov. 25, from 4-6 p.m.

Carey kids can get dental services
    Parents of Carey School students in first- through eighth-grade can sign their kids up for dental sealants throughout November, courtesy of the South Central Public Health District. Billing occurs through individual insurance policies, though the Oct. 31 news release from the district states that uninsured children can still be seen at clinics.
    Sealants are safe coatings painted onto the chewing surfaces of back teeth, according to the news release, and protect teeth from harboring cavity-causing bacteria. Sealants will be administered by registered dental hygienists.
    The hygienists will also offer fluoride varnish, a “gel-like substance” painted onto children’s teeth to reduce and/or prevent tooth decay.
    Kids at Carey School were sent home with permission slips, which can also be accessed at

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