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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.

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2016 General Election Forums

September 24, 2016 at 10:06 am

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be sponsoring candidate forums on each of the following islands for state and local contests in the 2016 general election. We expect some or all of the following candidates and races to be present. The League of Women Voters of the San Juans has been  Continue Reading

Margaret Johnson, 4-year Women's Fund Member

Women’s Fund Member Interview Q & A

September 24, 2016 at 5:38 am

Why are you a member of the Women’s Fund? “I like the idea of collectively funding local charities that interest me. It’s easy to belong, there are no meetings, and no expectations outside of a $100 membership fee. Every member, regardless of whether she gives $100 or $1000 gets a vote; one woman, one vote.  Continue Reading


Fall is Flu Clinic Time

September 24, 2016 at 5:33 am

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot! San Juan County Health and Community Services will be offering influenza immunization clinics at their Friday Harbor office located at 145 Rhone Street on: September 30, 2016 1:00pm – 4:30pm October 7, 2016 1:00pm – 4:30pm October 18, 2016 4:00pm – 6:30pm  Continue Reading

Members of the San Juan Island Garden Club at the FallAbundance Plant Sale - Contributed photo


September 23, 2016 at 9:27 am

Vonnie Harold shares this letter about the fun time the garden club had at the plant sale at the aboretum in Seattle… Plant sale at the UW Botanic Gardens Although an Arboretum Society was started in Seattle in 1930, it really began in 1935, when the Park Board of the City of Seattle and the  Continue Reading


Mr. Darcy Dreamboat

September 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

One Woman’s “Literary Frolic” at SJCT September 23-24 Camille Cettina presents her one-woman show, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat, at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. The actor, director and educator from Portland calls her show “a visceral celebration of the joy of reading… this literary frolic is a mash-up  Continue Reading

Brad Williamson - Contributed photo

Williamson Elected Chairman of CBW

September 22, 2016 at 9:33 am

Brad Williamson, President and CEO of Islanders Bank was elected Chairman of the Board of the Community Bankers of Washington (CBW) during the group’s annual meeting held September 16th in Vancouver WA. Mr. Williamson is President and CEO of Islanders Bank and also serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the San Juan Community Theater and  Continue Reading


Vote Counting Equipment Testing

September 22, 2016 at 9:23 am

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the November 8, 2016 General Election is scheduled for October 6 at 11 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will take  Continue Reading


Co-Op Member Committee Proposes Changes To Opalco Election Process

September 22, 2016 at 9:21 am

Members Can Review Recommendations at October Open House Events At the September 16 meeting of the OPALCO Board of Directors in Friday Harbor, a volunteer Member Review Committee on Elections presented seven categories of recommendations for changes to OPALCO’s election process. Co-op members will have an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed changes  Continue Reading


All Keyed Up!

September 21, 2016 at 5:48 am

Mark your calendar for 4 pm on Saturday, September 24, and invite your friends! Dorothy Baker, Richard Lind, Bill Moore, and Jenepher Reeves are performing a program of piano and organ music that is not to be missed. There is something for everyone from classical pieces (Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms, & Ravel) to “Malagueña” with some  Continue Reading

Dr. Jana Mohr Lone

Raising A Philosophical Child

September 21, 2016 at 5:47 am

Ellen Wilcox with San Juan County Health & Community Services invites you to this event… It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you all to a very special event on Tuesday September 27, to learn more about and celebrate a program which has been implemented in Friday Harbor Elementary school during the past year. The  Continue Reading

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