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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!

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A Prom for Grown Ups

April 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

Skip Mother’s day brunch – take your mama out for dinner and dancing! FHES and FHMS PTA’s are joining forces for a fundraising event featuring the music stylings of The Chameleons! Mark Gardner will be there to take your prom photo and we’ll have lots of fun little events and door prizes throughout the evening.  Continue Reading

A Jaime Ellsworth painting

2nd Annual Dodie Gann Dog Walk

April 26, 2015 at 5:33 am

Animal Shelter to Host Second Annual Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk The 2nd Annual Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk will take place May 30 at 11:00 at Skagit Valley Community College, 221 Weber Way in Friday Harbor. Dogs and their people will enjoy a one mile round trip walk from the college to the animal  Continue Reading

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Teddy Bear Picnic

April 26, 2015 at 5:17 am

It’s coming up in just a couple of weeks… CATS’ annual Teddy Bear Picnic returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, May 9th. The FREE event from noon to 2:00 in the patio garden and Gubelman Theatre features fun activities for kids, a special show, and of course – teddy bears! Click the poster  Continue Reading


May Workshops at the Co-op

April 25, 2015 at 11:26 am

Here are some of the workshops coming up in May at the San Juan Co-op Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00 pm: “Scents and Sensibility” – An opportunity to find out what ingredients in cosmetics, body care and cleaning products could be harmful. Saturday, May 9th at 1:00 pm: Learn about or refresh your memory in herbal health  Continue Reading


NPS Teacher-Ranger Teacher Program

April 25, 2015 at 10:56 am

Teachers can have a positive impact on introducing youths to national parks while earning  graduate school credits and money by applying for the Teacher-Ranger Teacher (TRT) program at San Juan island National Historical Park for the 2015 summer, according to Raena  Parsons, park education specialist. Applications are available on the park’s website ( Check for  Continue Reading


Thanks from Conservation District

April 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

Letter to the Editor, Many thanks to everyone who has supported Community Solar for Our Schools! We have completed the solar array installation on Orcas High School, and installations are scheduled for Lopez, San Juan, and Shaw schools in the next couple of months. The San Juan Islands Conservation District is gratified with the productive  Continue Reading

Sunrise at the American Camp Parade Ground - John Miller photo

American Camp Sunrise

April 25, 2015 at 6:10 am

John Miller went out to capture the sunrise at American Camp last Wednesday and here’s what he came back with. Thanks for sharing John!


Griffin Bay Author Event: Geology of the San Juan Islands

April 25, 2015 at 5:43 am

Rock hounds, pebble gatherers, and anyone who finds the island’s rocky outcroppings beautiful and fascinating should plan on attending an author event hosted by Griffin Bay Bookstore for Geology of the San Juan Islands by Ned Brown on Friday night, May 8th at 7:00 pm. The San Juan Islands are an archipelago molded by eons  Continue Reading


OPALCO Honors Linemen for National Lineman Appreciation Day

April 25, 2015 at 5:21 am

  The core strength of our Cooperative come from our linemen, those dedicated guys in the bright safety gear who drive the trucks, string the lines, monitor and repair our electrical grid to keep it safely running and the lights on in our homes and businesses. On Friday, April 17th, OPALCO GM Foster Hildreth visited  Continue Reading


DVSAS Guest Article

April 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm

From DVSAS: This article was submitted by one of our Male Board Members, Juan Lopez who has a passion to get the word out there to all of the other men in our islands! Dear friends: Did you know that the largest number of calls to the sheriff department are domestic violence related? Or that the majority  Continue Reading

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