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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 now... full time editor at The San Juan Update.

Recent Posts by Tim


Letters About Primary Election

July 26, 2016 at 4:20 am

You can see a list of letters from individuals at the link below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. Click here

Foxhall Neighborhood Garage Sale

July 21, 2016 at 5:43 am

Like new electric range, Bissell carpet cleaning machine, deep Fiberglas bath tub, antique pump organ w/hutch, Christmas items, boating items (flares, dinghy fenders, line, etc.), men’s shoes (size 13 in good condition), women’s clothing, Tupperware, books, queen bed frame, queen headboard, sheets, towels, small furniture, movies, kids’ Keens and Bogs, bedding and miscellaneous interesting things.  Continue Reading

A Section of San Juan Valley Road where the water line has been laid but the road still needs to be finished - SJ Update photo

Water Line Replacement Project Construction Update

July 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

Here’s what to expect for the week of July 18th… Location(s) of work: Water line has been installed from the water treatment plant on Wold Road to approximately Strawberry Lane, between No. 2 Schoolhouse and Douglas Roads. This week ICI will be performing work in various locations along the entire completed section of waterline to install  Continue Reading

Susan Williams - Contributed photo

Roseblade Studio

July 15, 2016 at 10:25 am

Beginning July 16th Susan Williams’ Roseblade Studio will be open weekly Saturdays only 11:00 am to 3:00 pm thru September 10, 2016. The studio is located at 233 False Bay Drive. Susan’s eclectic art includes sculpture, painting and fiber art with a strong emphasis on rabbits! Beading and fabric embellishment enhance her sculptures which include hand  Continue Reading


Fall Thriller Auditions July 24

July 15, 2016 at 5:49 am

Auditions are being held Sunday, July 24 for San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play that promises to ask Friday Harbor audiences: “Do you believe in ghosts?” Director Bobby Ryan will be casting the thriller, The Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill.  This play within a play highlights a  Continue Reading


Summer Film Series

July 15, 2016 at 5:47 am

Fellow Film Buffs, Next Tuesday we are presenting a special showing of “Everything is Copy” a biography of Nora Ephron by her son Jacob Bernstein. We hope to see all of you at the Theatre Tuesday at 7:30 pm. If you haven’t already purchased one, punch cards are available at the Theatre Box Office. Punch  Continue Reading



July 15, 2016 at 5:44 am

This story submitted by Louise Dustrude… OPALCO board president Vince Dauciunas told a handful of co-op members about some of the swift changes occurring in the electrical industry on Tuesday evening at the Grange. Of greatest significance is the possibility that by 2025 it may be cheaper for us to produce a portion of our  Continue Reading

Sailboats racing in the 2013 Shaw Island Classic - Contributed photo

46th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race

July 14, 2016 at 5:53 am

Sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the 46th Annual Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race will be held Saturday, August 6. All eligible boats and crews are invited to participate. The race starts from Friday Harbor and circumnavigates scenic Shaw Island in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction arriving back in Friday Harbor for a  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson - Contributed photo

Rental Property Options

July 14, 2016 at 5:43 am

Merri Ann Simonson shares this detailed information for rental properties… San Juan County currently has several mechanisms for legally renting a home in the County. The information below is meant for informational purposes only, and does not incorporate all of the rules and regulations. It will however provide those who want to learn more about  Continue Reading

The Crow Valley String Band and Brothers for Sale!

Music on the Lawn

July 13, 2016 at 5:50 am

Tonight, it’s the Crow Valley String Band and Brothers for Sale! – an inspiring family of four musicians: Rachel, Jim, Tashi and Kaj. Grounded in the family’s Celtic and Nordic roots, the Crow Valley String Band performs a remarkable variety of original and traditional tunes and songs from North America and the British Isles. This lively  Continue Reading

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