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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 part time rhythm guitarist/vocalist. And now... full time editor to The San Juan Update! *phew* that's a mouthful!

Recent Posts by Tim

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Star Party on the Summit

July 31, 2015 at 5:45 am

San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Island National Historical Park are teaming up to bring you our first ever Star Party on Mount Grant Preserve! The preserve is a perfect spot for experiencing the wonders of the night sky due to its location far from city lights and its expansive night views. Weather  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Baking Dept Needs Volunteers

July 31, 2015 at 5:40 am

If you’d like the tastiest volunteering position at the fair, join us in the Baking Department at this year’s fair. Two-hour slots are available from check-in and judging on Tuesday to staffing the booth Wednesday through Saturday. No experience needed for any of the positions–instructions will be provided to all participants by e-mail or a hard copy is available at  Continue Reading

New digs for County Parks & Fair office - Contributed photo

County Parks Office on Limited Service during Fair Week

July 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

During County Fair week, August 10-14, (the Fair itself is Aug. 12-15) the County Parks Administration office will have very limited walk-in access by appointment only. With the Parks office now situated on the Fairgrounds, parking and access to the office will be difficult while the County Fair is underway. Your inquiries by email and  Continue Reading

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Missing: Cosmo

July 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

Cosmo has been missing for over 30 days from his new home, shortly after being adopted at the animal shelter. He was last seen near Tucker Street and Guard in Friday Harbor. If you have seen him, please contact: Animal Protection Society of Friday harbor 111 Shelter Road (360) 378-2158

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FHES Student Dexter Prescott Designs Super Heroes for Library

July 29, 2015 at 5:52 am

Visit the Library to become a super hero. The San Juan Island Library commissioned Dexter Prescott, a Friday Harbor Elementary School 6th grader, to design two super hero characters as part of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. The designs created by Prescott were enlarged to life-size and are currently on display at the Library for  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left presents "Cymbeline" - Contributed photo

Cymbeline – Final Week at Roche

July 29, 2015 at 5:50 am

Here’s a note from Helen with Island Stage Left about their current show Cymbeline… This is the last week of “Cymbeline” at Roche Harbor (Thurs – Sun at 8:00). Next week we open at 1062 Wold Rd (8:00 Fri – Sun) Audience members’ comments tell it better than we can, although we have to boast  Continue Reading

Marine life in a tide pool - Contributed photo

Snails, Stars, and Sea Cucumbers: An Intertidal Walk

July 29, 2015 at 5:46 am

There’s more to the West Side of San Juan Island than orcas! Here’s a chance to seek out an amazing diversity of spineless animals (invertebrates) and learn how they feed, reproduce, and interact with each other. Dr. Erika Iyengar, of Muhlenberg College and long-time researcher at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, will lead our explorations. Wear  Continue Reading

Michael Dailey - "Yellow Landscape By The Sea" - Photo courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery

New at IMA

July 29, 2015 at 5:45 am

Editor’s note – the date for the Venter show has been corrected – New at IMA: sculpture by Kathy Venter from Salt Spring Island, BC; paintings by Michael Dailey from Seattle, WA; and watercolors by Joe Miller from San Juan Island. August 29–November 9, 2015. Opening reception, Friday, August 28, 5-8 p.m. (Venter until December  Continue Reading


Classic Film Series – Child Stars

July 29, 2015 at 5:32 am

Join local singer, actress, educator and director Thérèse Finn for 3 films featuring child stars from the last century. The lineup is: Friday – Bright Eyes with Shirley Temple and James Dunn Saturday – National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney Sunday – To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck and Mary Badham. Learn  Continue Reading

Kathy and Gene Krattli, owners of Paws in the Water with a few of their clients - Contributed photo

Animal Shelter Volunteers of the Month

July 28, 2015 at 5:54 am

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Gene and Kathy Krattli, owners of Paws in the Water, a Friday Harbor business providing warm water therapy for dogs are the Volunteers of the Month for July. Gene and Kathy have been avid supporters of the animal shelter since they opened the business a  Continue Reading

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