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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

Remembering Granny and DoubleStuf

January 20, 2017 at 5:52 am

This is shared with you from the Whale Museum… It is with great respect we say goodbye to Granny (J-2). She led her community through many trying times, from captures, industrialization, to the current depletion of their main food source Chinook salmon. Granny was there through the thick of it all and she taught and  Continue Reading

Bits & Spurs Says Thanks!

January 20, 2017 at 5:48 am

Nancy Ballman shares this news from the local 4-H horse club “Bits & Spurs”… Thanks to a generous donation from Islanders Bank and the helpful assistance of Alexandra Sherlock, Bits & Spurs was able to purchase new 4-H club hoodies which you will be able to see them wearing when they ride at the fair.  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s SJI Lifestyle Video Series

January 20, 2017 at 5:40 am

Merri Ann Simonson shares another SJI Lifestyle video. This one offers tips on what some islanders do in the fall and winter.  Because not everyone goes to Hawaii or Mexico.

2017 Accessory Dwelling Unit Eligibility Deadline

January 20, 2017 at 5:37 am

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) is accepting applications for detached ADU permits proposed outside of urban growth areas and activity centers until 4:30 pm February 13 2017.  There are 8 permits for the construction of new ADUs and 2 permits for the conversion of existing accessory structures, legally in existence for five  Continue Reading

Home Trust Board Orientation

January 19, 2017 at 5:50 am

The San Juan Community Home Trust held its New Board Member Orientation on Saturday, January 14th. The purpose of the meeting was both to inform new members of our Mission, History and Responsibilities, and to bring all of us to a similar level of understanding of the nuts and bolts of Home Trust operations. All  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Dinner

January 19, 2017 at 5:48 am

The restaurant at Friday Harbor House is having a special on Valentine’s Day. Here they are with more on that… Join the restaurant at Friday Harbor House for a Valentine’s celebration to remember. Enjoy a champagne toast on arrival, followed by 5-courses of scintillating cuisine inspired by the flavors of love and natural aphrodisiacs. The  Continue Reading

Annual Homeless Count to be completed on January 26th

January 19, 2017 at 5:44 am

San Juan County’s 2017 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 26th. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated by the State of  Continue Reading

Numbers from Christmas Bird Count

January 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Here’s a note from Barbara Jensen about the recent Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count… I have finally crunched the numbers for the CBC and even though the weather was not the best, lots of areas were covered and lots of birds seen, here are some of the highlights: 81 people participated, in 32 parties and  Continue Reading

Stay Home if You’re Sick

January 18, 2017 at 4:12 pm

San Juan County Health and Community Services Urges Public Action to Prevent Spread of Influenza Flu cases are on the rise in San Juan County, although we are not currently seeing the epidemic levels reported in other parts of Washington state.  San Juan County Health & Community Services urge flu vaccine as the first line  Continue Reading

The Wizard of OZ

January 18, 2017 at 5:43 am

Take the original story and music from the original motion picture, add a little steampunk to the costumes, a little modern technology to the set and some 60 local youth, and you have THE WIZARD of OZ, island and San Juan Community Theatre-style! Directed by Jenni Merritt, the FHHS & FHMS production opens this Thursday,  Continue Reading

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