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Tim Dustrude

Just another part-timer - Part time photographer at ThisIsOurTown.com and Dustrude.com, part time graphic artist, part time blogger at Occasionally a New Photo . And now... full time editor at The San Juan Update.

Recent Posts by Tim


Letters for the November Election

October 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

You can see letters from individuals at the links below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. For Bob Jarman: Becky Sundstrom Shanks Rex Stickle Michelle Loftus For Bill Watson: David Turnoy Jean Shreve April Ford Jim Slocomb Bear and Mitzi Johnson

Left to right: Mariluz Villa of Hospice, Jennifer Armstrong of Family Resource Center, Scott Dudley Rotary District Governor, Chris Curtin of Car Club, Rotarians Steve Bowman and Thomas Sandstrom - Carla Wright photo

Rotary Club Donates $13,600 to Local Charities

October 20, 2016 at 10:25 am

The San Juan Island Rotary Club recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from their annual Concurs d’Elegance held on August 28th at the San Juan Vineyard. Mariluz Villa of Hospice and Jennifer Armstrong of Family Resource Center each received $6300. Hospice will direct the funds to 2 of their programs: Medical Equipment Lending  Continue Reading


Friday Harbor Film Festival Coming Soon!

October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Over 50 films have been scheduled, featuring quality documentaries and docu-dramas that highlight compelling stories about humanitarian efforts, environmental issues, social concerns  Continue Reading


Thrilling fall play continues … if you dare!

October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

Steven Mallatratt’s eerie spine-tingler, The Woman in Black, returns to the San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Thursday at 7:30 pm is “Pay What You Can” at the door. (Doors open at 6:30 pm). Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s 7:30 performances and Sunday’s 2:00 pm matinee are available on-line at www.sjctheatre.org or  Continue Reading

Mary Ann Ragsdale

Mary Ann Ragsdale 1945 – 2016

October 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

Mary Ann Ragsdale of San Juan Island, born November 1, 1945 in Quincy, Massachusetts, died October 18, 2016 at St Joseph’s hospital in Bellingham surrounded by her family. She was in no pain. Mary Ann lived her life like each day was the last. She loved all that came across her path. She married the  Continue Reading

The new Spring Street Landing building - COntributed photo

Spring Street Landing Nears Completion

October 19, 2016 at 11:10 am

The Port of Friday Harbor wraps up construction on the new waterfront building located at 10 Front Street Friday harbor, WA. The Port will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening ceremony Friday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. The building replaces 1960’s construction that was destroyed by a fire in August of 2013. The state-of-the  Continue Reading


Jim’s Calendar is Out Soon

October 19, 2016 at 5:50 am

Captain Jim Maya has this news to share… Dear Friends… I hope this note finds you all well. Our new calendar is out soon! San Juan Islands Wild, 2017… The Photography of James Mead Maya. Here is the cover image. You can order by return email, at www.mayasimages.com and through Facebook, at Maya’s Images. If  Continue Reading


Salmon Derby Sold Out

October 19, 2016 at 5:45 am

Its Official – Roche Harbor Salmon Derby sold out on Monday Oct. 17th! Yep, that is a record previously held by the 2009 Derby that sold out on Nov. 5th! However, if you were hoping to compete and haven’t registered yet, you may still consider getting on the waiting list, as they usually receive a few cancellations prior  Continue Reading


Letter from Islands Climate Resilience

October 19, 2016 at 5:40 am

Related to the Letter to the Editor sent last week we were notified that Bob Jarman had sent a response to our questions in September, but it never reached us. The Facebook site and web page have now been updated with Bob Jarman’s responses (also available here) and we apologize for any confusion or misrepresentation that this  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson - Contributed photo

SJI Real Estate Market Summary

October 19, 2016 at 5:34 am

By Merri Ann Simonson – Due to the fact that Real Market Data no longer produces a report containing all of the transactions in the County, effective this quarter I am forced to use the NWMLS as my data source. The County’s site is too cumbersome but complies with State regulations. The site reports property  Continue Reading

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