About the Author
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 part time rhythm guitarist/vocalist. And now... full time editor to The San Juan Update! *phew* that's a mouthful!

Recent Posts by Tim


Write Doe Bay: Unlock Your Story

September 2, 2015 at 5:46 am

Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island is known for its rustic charm, world-class farm-to-table café and its annual music festival, Doe Bay Fest. For the past three years, something else has grown on the resort’s pristine 38-acres: an extraordinary artist/writing workshop. Participating artists range from the broadly published writer finishing a novel to someone looking  Continue Reading


Island Rec – Movies in the Park, How to Train your Dragon

September 2, 2015 at 5:40 am

Movies in the Park was rained out last weekend but looks like the sun will be shining by Saturday and there are still 4 weeks of Movies to go. For September 5th, we will be showing How to Train Your Dragon. The movie should begin at about 8:15 pm but come early for fun trivia,  Continue Reading


Date Change for Salmon Derby

September 2, 2015 at 5:40 am

Here’s a heads up from Debbie Sandwith about a change of date for the upcoming Roche Harbor Salmon Derby… With Respect and consideration for the 2016 Seattle Boat Show (Jan 29th – Feb 6th ) and the 2016 Super Bowl (Feb 7th) 2016 RH Derby Date: 13th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Derby Classic on Jan 21-23,  Continue Reading


A History Cruise of Griffin Bay

September 1, 2015 at 5:43 am

Enjoy a sunset cruise on Griffin Bay and learn some history along the way from Captain Greg Hertel aboard The Bee, a classic Grand Banks trawler yacht. Captain Greg will delve into the history of Griffin Bay including the J. J. Theodore cannery, Old Argyle, Old Town at American Camp, Fish Creek and back into  Continue Reading

Khenpo Pema Wangdak comes to Friday Harbor - Contributed photo

Exploring Patience and Its Strength

September 1, 2015 at 5:40 am

Khenpo Pema Wangdak will present a Public Talk at the Friday Harbor Grange on September 18th at 7:00 pm. The enduring positive effects of peace, loving-kindness, and compassion, and everything else that is good in human nature—its values and ethics, its aspirations and goals—are possible only when combined with the strength of the power of patience.  Continue Reading


Intro to Swim Team

September 1, 2015 at 5:39 am

San Juan Island Fitness invites island children ages 7-18 and their parents for a joyfully fun and free introduction to swim team on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th from 3:00  to 4:30 pm. Through game and activity stations we will highlight what makes swim team a great experience for kids. Coaches will be on hand to answer questions and information  Continue Reading


Low Income Housing Grants, Loans due by Sept. 30th

September 1, 2015 at 5:26 am

San Juan County will award grants and loans totaling up to $20,000 in 2015 for projects that help make housing available to local residents of very low income. The Low Income Housing Fund, created by the state legislature in 2002, is funded by a surcharge on documents recorded by the county auditor’s office. Funds may  Continue Reading

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Relief for Parking, Transportation Problems at Orcas Landing

August 31, 2015 at 11:42 pm

San Juan County officials have won funding and identified property to solve a serious parking problem on Orcas Island and potentially make it easier for residents, businesses, and visitors to travel to the Island. In recent weeks, County Manager Mike Thomas has consulted with the Governor’s office and Washington’s Department of Transportation about using 4.5  Continue Reading

Juvenile Bald Eagle - Contributed photo

Eagle Food Needed!

August 31, 2015 at 5:50 am

Wolf Hollow has three young Bald Eagles in care right now and they will be with us for another couple of months until they are ready to release back into the wild. They are growing kids with large appetites so we are going through lots of meat and fish. You can help! If you have  Continue Reading


San Juan Islands Made

August 31, 2015 at 5:45 am

San Juan County, EDC launch San Juan Islands Made branding initiative San Juan County government and the San Juan County Economic Development Council are pleased to announce the launch of a joint project, the creation of the San Juan Islands Made brand and seal. The San Juan Islands Made brand was established to help protect  Continue Reading

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