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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

Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014 - Chance Brockway photo

Memorial Day

May 23, 2015 at 5:39 am

As you take time off work this weekend, and spend time with family and friends to kickoff the Barbecue Season, take a moment to think about what Memorial Day is all about, and remember those who have fallen in the service of their country. If you’re driving somewhere, please take an extra dose of patience before you  Continue Reading



May 22, 2015 at 5:50 am

Stephanie Prima shares this invitation with you for the film to be shown at SJCT next month… Between 100,000 to 300,000 children each year are victimized in prostitution in America. ANY child can become a victim of domestic minor sex trafficking, regardless of skin color, home life, social and economic status. These children are not  Continue Reading


Clase Educación Financiera en Español

May 22, 2015 at 5:40 am

EDC, El Centro de Recursos para la Familia de SJI Oferta un Clase Educación Financiera en Español (If you can’t read Spanish, click the “Read more…” link below) El Consejo de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de San Juan, en colaboración con el Centro de Recursos para la Familia de San Juan Island ofrecerá un curso  Continue Reading

Looking up at the wheelhouse of the newest Washington State Ferry - Tim Dustrude photo

M/V Samish Open House

May 21, 2015 at 5:50 am

The new 144 car Olympic Class Washington State Ferry M/V Samish had its Open House and Christening Ceremony on Wednesday. Quite a crowd showed up including our 3 County Council members Jamie Stephens, Bob Jarman and Rick Hughes; Friday Harbor Town Administrator Duncan Wilson; Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere; President and CEO of Vigor Industrial, Frank Foti (builder of  Continue Reading


Drive-In at the Fairgrounds – Casablanca

May 21, 2015 at 5:45 am

Load up the car for the Drive-In THIS Friday and head on over to the Fairgrounds! Time: 9:30pm, Parking and Concessions open at 8:30pm. Admission: $5/person, Family of 5/$20, Age 5 and Under FREE. Plot: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with  Continue Reading


Join IMA in Discovering Umwelt

May 20, 2015 at 5:50 am

Um… What? Umwelt: pron: /o͝omvelt/ the world as it is experienced by any one particular organism. IMA’s first ever community collaboration designed and directed by Matthew Gray Palmer, provides an opportunity to embrace another way of seeing reality. As participants within this installation, we are invited to immerse ourselves in a space to experience empathy  Continue Reading


Jenn of Write Doe Bay Interviewed on AXS

May 20, 2015 at 5:45 am

Jennifer Beck Furber was recently interviewed on AXS about her writers’ workshop coming up at the end of next week. Here’s an excerpt… “At first glance, it’s taken for granted that the musicians in the group are there solely as entertainment for the writers in the workshop. Ah, but Write Doe Bay is a different  Continue Reading

SJ Islands Farm - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Farm and Agricultural Land Taxation

May 20, 2015 at 5:41 am

San Juan Island Grange #966 continues its 2015 Spring Lecture Series with a program on Farm and Agricultural Land Taxation on Thursday May 28, 2015 at the Grange Hall. The program begins at 7:00 pm, preceded by a potluck at 6:00 pm—all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Running a farm and getting a tax  Continue Reading


Origami at the Library

May 20, 2015 at 5:36 am

Origami Workshop: Twist Fish and Penguins  Join programming Librarian Bethery von Dassow for an afternoon of folding. This month learn two one-sheet designs. Twist fish are fun to mass produce in every color and size, and penguins can be given different personalities with minor changes. Paper will be provided. Children are welcome if accompanied by  Continue Reading

Stir'd Up - Danielle Napier photo

Stir’d Up Sculpture

May 19, 2015 at 5:50 am

Rikki Swin shares this note with you about a new local installation at the Sculpture Park… The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park proudly announces the installation of a magnificent new sculpture by Jason Napier entitled STIR’D UP. It is a truly striking 1200 lb bronze life-size running stallion created by the world renowned San Juan Island  Continue Reading

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