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

Donny Galt, the Cougar fan, and Mike Martin the Husky fan - Contributed photo

The Dawgs vs The Cougs

November 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Mike Martin and Donny Galt share this story of friendly rivalry… It’s that time of year! Time to get friends and family together and enjoy some football on TV, and a Thanksgiving Feast. And then, the day after, friends and families will be torn apart by the Apple Cup. Donny Galt and Mike Martin are a  Continue Reading


Holiday Open House at Red Mill Farm

November 26, 2015 at 5:06 am

In the spirit of the winter holidays, the San Juan Preservation Trust cordially invites you to a Holiday Open House, Friday, December 4th from 4 to 6 pm at Red Mill Farm. Stop in for some holiday cheer! Please RSVP to Bella French at bella [@] sjpt.org or call (360) 378-2461 if you plan to attend. Carpooling encouraged due to limited  Continue Reading

Whales and Clouds - Jim Maya photo

Maya’s Calendars

November 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

Jim Maya is printing up some calendars with his beautiful wildlife photos, (3 of which you see here) and they would make wonderful gifts for people on your list. Here’s Jim with more info… It’s a 13 month, high quality, limited edition calendar. Each page is 8.5 x 11. When it’s opened up: 11×17. The  Continue Reading


Intra-Squad Swim Meet

November 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

San Juan Island Fitness is happy to announce their first intra-squad swim meet will be held on Saturday, Novemeber 28 at Noon. Come to the pool at 435 Argyle Avenue and cheer on our local swimmers as they compete against each other and race for personal best times. Due to the meet, regularly scheduled family swim will be  Continue Reading


Government Contracts Workshop

November 25, 2015 at 5:52 am

EDC offers workshop on government contracts Are you interested in doing business with the government?  Join the San Juan Economic Development Council (EDC) for a two-hour seminar on San Juan Island, which will provide information on the goods and services that state and federal agencies buy, and how they buy them.  The workshop will also  Continue Reading


How Are We Doing?

November 25, 2015 at 5:42 am

A quarterly review of County finances by County Auditor F. Milene Henley Third quarter 2015 A recent local political cartoon pictured a person, labeled “County Budget,” stuffing money into one pocket, labeled “Reserves,” while simultaneously shuffling money from that pocket to another pocket, labeled “spending,” and pulling money out of the “spending” pocket. The cartoon  Continue Reading


This Weekend at Griffin Bay Bookstore

November 24, 2015 at 5:49 am

Griffin Bay has a couple of events going on this weekend: First up is the Author event with Ann Hedreen, discussing her book “Her Beautiful Brain” on Saturday, and then local author Rod Kulbach and his book “Seventeen Stories…and More” on Sunday. Click below for the rest of the story… Her Beautiful Brain – Griffin Bay  Continue Reading


No Cookie Dough, Poinsettia or Gift Wrapping Sales Here!

November 24, 2015 at 5:45 am

This holiday season at Friday Harbor Elementary School (FHES) the PTA is funding excellence through a social media campaign on Deposit A Gift. FHES PTA wants to value the time of their already busy students and families. We want students to be home with family after school, focusing on studies or engaged in some fun  Continue Reading

Beginner’s Swing Dance with Bill & Rita Ament

November 24, 2015 at 5:38 am

A fabulous fun-filled class where you learn routines to dance to any style of music. Students love coming to our Swing classes. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00 pm, December 2, 9, 16 & 30 at Dance Workshop 2. Register now, or before Sunday, November 29th. Call 378-9628. Also: Get rid of your winter blues and dance in the joy of Zumba with Bill  Continue Reading

Humpback Flukes - Jim Maya photo


November 23, 2015 at 5:58 am

Jim Maya of Maya’s Legacy Whalewatching shares this beautiful image of a humpback they saw last week. Thanks Jim!

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