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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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The Lucky Strikes, L-R: Reuben LaLoata, Gary Weybright, Mary Hicks, Richard Pederseon and Kelly Keranen - Tim Dustrude photo

League Champions

December 19, 2014 at 5:55 am

This week marked the end of Fall bowling leagues at Paradise Lanes, and that means awards & fun night for both the Wednesday night “Merchant’s League” and the Thursday night “Rockin’ Bowlers” league. The Lucky Strikes took the championship for Wednesdays and the Frame Killers won Thursdays, and there were a lot of other awards  Continue Reading


Town contributes $10,000 to Athletic Association

December 19, 2014 at 5:45 am

The Friday Harbor Town Council has authorized a $10,000 contribution to the Friday Harbor Athletic Association to defray a portion of the cost to construct a public sidewalk on Carter Avenue. Completion of the sidewalk located on the west side of Carter Avenue is a condition of the Friday Harbor Ball Field’s conditional use permit.  Continue Reading


How Are We Doing?

December 19, 2014 at 5:40 am

A quarterly review of County finances by County Auditor F. Milene Henley Third quarter 2014 This is a very late third quarter financial report. It’s been a tough one to write, in part because I’ve been busy with the 2015 budget. But more than that, this report has been tough because it conveys a mixed  Continue Reading

New Year's Eve with Island Rec - Contributed photo

New Years Eve Community Celebration

December 19, 2014 at 5:30 am

Island Rec is offering its annual New Years Eve Community Celebration, a FREE event to count down to the New Year with family, neighbors, and friends! It is an all ages affair filled with games, Wii station, crafts, dancing, wild hat making/parade/contest, bingo, twister, snazzy photo ‘booth’, outdoor fire pit, and much, much more. Bring  Continue Reading

Lighted Boats on the Harbor - Contributed photo

Lighted Boat Parade & Santa’s Arrival

December 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Update - Since there’s construction going on over at Spring Street Landing, Santa will land over at the Port’s Loading Dock (first ramp on the right from the Main Pier) instead of the traditional location over at the Spring Street pier. There will also be complimentary hot cider, cookies and Christmas Carolers at the Port’s Waterfront  Continue Reading

One of many drawings in the Sunshine Alley plan

Preliminary Sunshine Alley Plans

December 18, 2014 at 8:33 am

The Town of Friday Harbor has unveiled preliminary plans for urban improvements to the Sunshine Alley area and they are now available for review on the Town’s website.This is the result of months of research and collaboration by Town staff, the Public, Sunshine Alley stakeholders, and the Beckwith Consulting Group.  The process included interviews with property and  Continue Reading

The Bolshoi Ballet with The Nutcracker - Contributed photo

The Nutcracker in HD December 22 & 28

December 18, 2014 at 5:50 am

San Juan Community Theatre’s partnership with Bolshoi Ballet Only in Cinemas gets a holiday start with screenings of The Nutcracker on Monday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m. Considered one of the greatest classics in the world with iconic music by Tchaikovsky, this choreographic version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s  Continue Reading

L-R:  Pete Dawson, Tia’s Tacos; Project Contractor Mike Carlson, Mike Carlson Enterprises; Mayor Carrie Lacher; Town Councilman Steve Hushebeck; TIB Project Engineer Greg Armstrong; Town Public Works Director Wayne Haefele; Foreman Brandon Baney, Mike Carlson Enterprises; Project Engineer Tamara Nack, Gray & Osborne; Town Administrator Duncan Wilson - Matt Pranger photo

Blair Avenue Ribbon Cutting

December 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Mayor Carrie Lacher was joined by those involved in and affected by the Blair Avenue improvement project as she cut the ribbon to officially mark the substantial completion of the street renovation. Pictured at right, the Mayor also accepted a plaque from Greg Armstrong, Project Engineer with the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board memorializing the  Continue Reading


Holiday Film and Sing-along December 21

December 17, 2014 at 5:45 am

A Sunday afternoon of holiday family fun is on tap at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. The festivities start with free popcorn and soda from concessions and then move into the Whittier for a screening of the 1994 Disney classic, The Santa Clause, featuring comedian Tim Allen. Allen plays  Continue Reading

Left to right:  Brittney Muir, Darcy Ayers, Coach Mark Fleming, Allison Fleming, Rachel Starr, Fallon Taylor, Ayla Ridwan, Raylee Miniken, Olivia Meenan, Olivia Brown and Presley Clark - Contributed photo

First Place Trophy!

December 16, 2014 at 5:55 am

Great news sent over by Travis Ayers… The Friday Harbor Tigers 6th grade girls SWISH basketball team won their end of season tournament this past weekend. They only lost one game the entire season and scored decisive victories on Saturday to take home the 1st place trophy! Best regards, Travis

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