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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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Property Buyers

November 22, 2014 at 5:45 am

Merri Ann Simonson is back with a new article on local real estate… Who is interested in property in the San Juan Islands? Over the last twenty years, the “typical” buyer profile has not changed. The majorities of the new-comers are between the ages of 45-65 and interested in purchasing a second home or property  Continue Reading


Money for Tucker

November 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

State Transportation Improvement Board Awards New Grant to Friday Harbor The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) announced their annual grant awards today and the Town of Friday Harbor will be the recipient of $800,000 for the reconstruction of the first phase of Tucker Avenue. The TIB is a state organization funded by a portion  Continue Reading

Carmen on Monday - Contributed photo

Carmen on Monday

November 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Bizet’s steamy melodrama takes center stage in The Met: Live in HD presentation of Carmen on Monday, November 24 at 7:00 pm at San Juan Community Theatre. Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and  Continue Reading

Freeway Traffic - Tim Dustrude photo

Public Transit That Works

November 21, 2014 at 12:32 am

Kind of a departure from local San Juan Island stuff today – I was recently shown the video below and just had to share it (warning – it’s about 9 minutes long). Shannon and I were in Switzerland 6 years ago, and we saw Zurich (and a lot of the Swiss transit/rail system). It was very  Continue Reading

Jordan Reinhart - Contributed photo

Island Rec hires new School’s Out Program Coordinator

November 20, 2014 at 5:50 am

Island Rec is pleased to introduce Jordan Reinhart as the newest member of its team. Jordan is responsible for coordinating STAR (Study Time and Afterschool Recreation), School’s Out Camps, and Camp Eagle Rock. He comes with diverse park and recreation experience working with youth and teens in sports and school’s out programs. These programs offer  Continue Reading

Brien Sesby, FF2 W2 - Contributed photo

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

November 20, 2014 at 5:46 am

Here’s Sheila Harley again with this month’s edition of “Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter…” Brien is a 2nd generation firefighter for San Juan Island Fire Rescue. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Jim, who retired from the department this year. He is trained in structural and wildland firefighting and is also trained in rope  Continue Reading

IMA OPENS December 5 with "Unveiling: The Best of the IMA Artists' Registry"

IMA Unveiling December 5th

November 20, 2014 at 5:40 am

The new San Juan Island Museum of Art building opens its doors for the first time on December 5 with the reception party for “Unveiling: the Best of IMA Artists’ Registry,” which runs December 6, 2014, thru January 25, 2015. Featured artists are members of the museum’s Artists’ Registry program, created in 2010 to offer  Continue Reading


Holiday Open House at The Whale Museum

November 20, 2014 at 5:35 am

The Whale Museum is hosting a holiday open house on the evening of Friday, December 5th until 6:30 p.m. Come to Friday Harbor’s Tree Lighting and enjoy the festivities. After the Tree Lighting, there will be holiday refreshments and goodies to enjoy in the gallery at The Whale Museum. Visitors will also receive a 20%  Continue Reading

Photo by Didi

Forum on Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production

November 19, 2014 at 5:49 am

San Juan Island Grange #966 is hosting an informational forum on The Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Grange Hall. The program will include presentations from differing perspectives and a moderated question and answer session. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. In November 2012 the voters  Continue Reading


Mobile CSO is Coming

November 19, 2014 at 5:45 am

DSHS is coming to Friday Harbor with their mobile CSO van. They will be here from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on December 9th & 10th at the Friday Harbor Family Resource Center, 500 Market Street (directly across the street from Marketplace grocery store). The Division of Child Support (DCS) will also be on the  Continue Reading

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