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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


Herbal Home Remedies for Winter Health

October 24, 2014 at 5:50 am

Amanda Thiel is putting on a workshop to show you simple herbal remedies to help you feel well through the winter using items you already have in your kitchen or yard. Staying well is easy if you keep it simple and fun! Come make and taste some of the easiest herbal remedies you didn’t know you  Continue Reading

Grief and Loss: Getting through the Holiday Season

October 24, 2014 at 5:45 am

Monday, November 10, 2014, from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Community Room at the San Juan Island Library The holiday season is often stressful for many of us and it is especially challenging after having lost a loved one. So many rituals and memories are associated with the holidays. With our loved one gone,  Continue Reading


Day of the Dead Orca Remembrance

October 24, 2014 at 5:40 am

Please join The Whale Museum on Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 pm as we honor the lives and commemorate the deaths of departed members of the Southern Resident Community of orcas. At this fourth annual Day of the Dead celebration we will pay tribute to the whales who were lost this year as well as  Continue Reading


The Bite is this Sunday

October 24, 2014 at 5:30 am

Don’t forget – this first time event is coming up this Sunday… Come and celebrate the Gourmet Archipelago all under one roof! San Juan Island Cheese and Island Grown present the bounty of island harvest at the 1st annual “Bite of the San Juan Islands” at Friday Harbor’s Brickworks Plaza on October 26 Join the talented  Continue Reading

Gretchen Alison and Kari Koski enjoy the partial eclipse with the latest in fashionable eyewear while Raena Parsons looks on - Tim Dustrude photo

Partial Solar Eclipse

October 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Earlier today, it looked like we were not going to be able to view the eclipse – We had a downpour that didn’t seem like it would stop, but magically just a couple hours before the eclipse, the clouds parted and we had a mostly blue sky. Several people were there when I walked by  Continue Reading

Judy Chovan in North Korea - Contributed photo

Judy Chovan to Present Korea Slideshow

October 23, 2014 at 5:50 am

On Thursday, 06 November at 7:00 at the Mullis Center, Judy Chovan will present a slide show of her September trip to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). Judy spent five days in the capital city of Pyongyang and a week travelling through the countryside, along the coast, in the mountains, and near  Continue Reading

The Public Works building at 915 Spring St. - SJ Update file photo

Know Your Island Walk

October 23, 2014 at 5:43 am

Meet Rachel Dietzman and members of the San Juan County Public Works Department to tour and learn about public works projects. This is a unique opportunity to see what is being done and what is planned and to better understand this community department. Meet and park at our Public Works main office at 915 Spring  Continue Reading


Fall Dessert Friendszy

October 23, 2014 at 5:40 am

This week is the National Friends of the Library celebration and the San Juan Island Friends of the Library have a couple special activities planned. First, we will be hosting a Fall Dessert Friendszy on Friday, October 24th from 7:00 – 8:30 at the library. Bring you favorite fall dessert to the library at 6:30  Continue Reading

David Eden - Tim Dustrude photo


October 22, 2014 at 5:57 am

You can read the title of this post a couple of different ways – How did you read it? Do you see the glass half-full or half-empty? This month marks 30 years that David Eden has been a therapist in town. He first arrived in October of 1984 – he had been working on his  Continue Reading

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Contributed photo

Bargain Night Thursday!

October 22, 2014 at 5:44 am

Standing ovation! Roars of laughter! San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, is coming back this Thursday through Saturday, October 23-25 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier Theatre. The final shows include a “Bargain Night” on Thursday with $2 off adult tickets and $1 off student reserved. The  Continue Reading

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