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Tim Dustrude

Just another part-timer - Part time photographer at and, part time graphic artist, part time blogger at Occasionally a New Photo and part time rhythm guitarist/vocalist. And now... full time editor to The San Juan Update! *phew* that's a mouthful!

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Dia De Los Muertos

October 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm

5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00 pm Crafts for the kids Face painting Fun raffles Mexican music/DJ Juan Authentic Mexican Food Performance by Monarca Adults (15 and over) $15 Kids (6 to 14) $10 Kids 5 and under are Free


Halloween Parade

October 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm

The elementary school’s Halloween Parade was moved indoors this year at the last minute, due to the rain. For those of you who missed it, here are some photos of the event in the gymnasium at FHES: Click to see photos.

Stillpoint School students visited the Life Care Center this morning to show off their costumes - Contributed photo

Stillpoint School Halloween Parade

October 31, 2014 at 12:33 pm

And speaking of Halloween Parades, Stillpoint School sent over this note and photo about their parade this morning… Stillpoint School students braved the rain this morning to visit the LifeCare Center residents for a very special Halloween celebration! We sang songs, shared poems, and celebrated the joy of Halloween with the residents. Happy Halloween from  Continue Reading


Winning Student Films Featured at FH Film Festival 2014

October 31, 2014 at 5:45 am

Students ages 10-19: Do not miss this film event, noon-4pm, Saturday November 8, 2014, at the Whale Museum. Free. This year the Friday Harbor Film Festival includes an afternoon of student-produced short films followed by a Q&A with the winning filmmakers themselves. This is the only FH Film Festival event that is free to the  Continue Reading


Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

October 31, 2014 at 5:40 am

Here’s Sheila Harley with this month’s spotlight… Ron Garner has been volunteering on San Juan Island since 1984. In the early years he and his late wife served with the National Historical Park as interpretive rangers. Ron taught junior high school in Ohio so they came out during summer vacations to work. In 1996 they  Continue Reading

Order Your Holiday Wreath Now

October 31, 2014 at 5:30 am

The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2015/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale. Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25.00!! These wreaths make great gifts for friends, family, neighbors and  Continue Reading


Academic State Champs

October 31, 2014 at 5:29 am

Friday Harbor High School’s boys and girls soccer teams have each won the academic state championship for the 2B classification. According to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) website, “any team or group with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher qualifies for a state award. A team with an average of 3.00 – 3.49  Continue Reading

Bob Anderson - Contributed photo

Know Your Islander Talks

October 31, 2014 at 5:24 am

Meet Bob Anderson, local expert outdoorsman and owner of Star Survey, Friday Harbor. Bob has twice surveyed Mt. Rainier in the National Park and is known internationally for his work. Using photographs, he will share that experience plus stories from his hiking and camping adventures. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome; young and old! “What’s  Continue Reading

Gina (L) and Vikky showing off their "before" photos - Tim Dustrude photo

Weight Watchers Open House

October 30, 2014 at 5:50 am

Please be our guest on Thursday morning, November 6th. We meet in the rear Administration Building of Islanders bank, downstairs in the Community Room. Doors open at 8:15 am and the meeting runs from 8:45 until approximately 9:15 am. Everyone is welcome to join us as Members get ready for the upcoming holiday season. Why  Continue Reading


Lost Kayaks

October 30, 2014 at 5:45 am

You know that big wind storm we had last week? I was just talking with my friend Scott who lives on his boat. He was anchored in Parks Bay that night, and the wind took his kayaks away. If you see  some kayaks, or hear of someone finding a couple of Mainstream Streak orange and  Continue Reading

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