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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!

Recent Posts by Tim


A Big Thank You! from the Fair

August 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Here’s a note of thanks from the Fair Board… Thank You, county residents who participated and enjoyed the 2014 Fair. The Fair would not be what it is without all of your support! A big round of applause to all the Superintendents and Volunteers who worked so hard in each of their departments. The Fair  Continue Reading

Mmmmmmm!!! Delicious homemade Blueberry Pie! - Photo courtesy of Janelle Bendycki Photography:

Pie Baking Contest

August 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Dust off your Granny’s recipe for Berry, or Nut Pie and enter the Pioneer Festival Pie Baking Contest. Do you have a favorite pie? You know the pie that you make for potlucks and everyone asks for the recipe? Or the pie that you bake for your husband when you want him to clean out  Continue Reading

Laura Viers will perform this Saturday at SJCT - Contributed photo

Island Connections in Laura Veirs Concert August 30

August 26, 2014 at 10:40 am

When Portland’s Laura Veirs brings her eclectic range of music to San Juan Community Theatre on August 30 at 7:30 p.m., she’ll have some extra friendly faces in the audience. Veirs mom and dad, Leslie and Val Veirs, have lived on San Juan Island for 15 years and have been involved in several organizations in  Continue Reading

The Round Towner

Ride the RoundTowner

August 26, 2014 at 5:40 am

The “RoundTowner” black Honda has been operating as a pilot, non-profit transit vehicle for the past year. In July 2014, The San Juan Islands Shuttle System received its confirmation from the IRS of tax-deductible status as of the date of incorporation. The corporation formed by Curt VanHyning, Joyce Sobel and Sandi Ugrin was established as  Continue Reading

Chris Teren photo

Stars Over Sunflowers

August 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm

So you want to see the stars revolve around Polaris (the north star), but you can’t stay up that late, or you don’t have that kind of time on your hands? (it takes them a while). Well Chris Teren has got your back. He did the hard work for you – stayed up late aaand  Continue Reading

Image credit - Spaghettata" by Dr.Conati

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

August 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society, downstairs at the Legion on Thursday, August 28th, at 6:00 pm. Cost: $10.00 per person Place: American Legion Downstairs


Why We Live Here

August 25, 2014 at 5:50 am

Here’s a cool little story that helps remind us how great it is to be a part of this island community. You know Mike Scott right? He’s the Cable TV guy and also the Team Local guy who was featured in an Update story a few months ago. Well he was making a repair call  Continue Reading

LED Taxiway Lights currently installed at the airport - SJ Update photo

Airport Construction Begins with Night Work

August 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

At Friday Harbor Airport, a major construction project begins on Monday August 26th. The Port’s contractor, Colvico Inc., will start the project with a series of night closures of the runway that will allow the work to proceed without interrupting airport operations. The airport closures are scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 2nd from 9:00 pm  Continue Reading


Island Rec – Movies in the Park – The Sandlot

August 25, 2014 at 5:46 am

August 30th at dusk, in the Sunken Park – Island Rec’s FREE Movies in the Park. The Sandlot – Scotty Smalls spends his first summer in a new neighborhood learning to play ball with the local boys. But when Scotty “borrows” one of his step-dad’s baseballs, he gets himself and his buddies into the biggest  Continue Reading

Totem Poll Blessing and Send Off in Bellingham on August 17, 2014 -  Paul K. Anderson photo

Totem Pole Journey

August 25, 2014 at 5:43 am

Here’s a note from Katie over at Friends of the San Juans… FRIENDS is honored and excited to host a public introduction and benefit in support of “Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey” at San Juan Island National Historical Park’s English Camp on San Juan Island on August 29 at 7 p.m. This is  Continue Reading

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