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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!

Recent Posts by Tim

Friday Harbor's movie theater is 100 years old this year - Tim Dustrude photo

Hooray for the Theater!

July 3, 2015 at 5:51 am

In light of the theme of this year’s July 4th parade being “Hooray For Hollywood”, it is a treat to share this story with you… by Scott Rasmussen, Special to the Update The movie house built by Peter Kirk 100 years ago in the heart of town remains a top draw for entertainment largely because the man who’s  Continue Reading

Brickworks is where it all happens on Saturday - Contributed photo

Farm Fresh Fourth

July 3, 2015 at 5:33 am

I just heard that there will be a “Farm Fresh Fourth at the San Juan Island Farmers Market.” The market will have have later hours this Saturday because of the parade – 11 am to 2 pm. Visit the Brickworks for farm fresh fruits and veggies, arts and crafts, and a variety of food and beverages.  Continue Reading


Fare Thee Well…

July 3, 2015 at 5:30 am

Don’t forget – this music festival is happening this weekend… Over the July 4th weekend, there will be live music and a local simulcast of the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary performance from Chicago.The core 4 remaining members of the band have adamantly stated this is the last time they will ever play together as “The Grateful Dead.” Many of  Continue Reading

Edith Dickenson

Edith Virginia Dickinson

July 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Edith Virginia Dickinson passed away on June 29, 2015 at Ashley Gardens of Mount Vernon. Edith was born on the farm in Welcome, Minnesota to Temple and Eloise Goetz on January 31, 1927. After finishing high school, she attended Hamline University where she earned her teaching degree. She began teaching English and Art classes in  Continue Reading

Bikes lined up at Pelindaba Lavender Farm - Ted Schlund photo

Bikers 4 Orcas San Juan Island Poker Run

July 2, 2015 at 5:50 am

John Wickham shares this recap of last week’s motorcycle event here on the island… Sunday, June 28, 30 motorcyclists headed out from the Masons Lodge in Friday Harbor on a Poker Run across the island as part of the worldwide Bikers 4 Orcas Ultimate Ride To Freedom. This is the second year of the global  Continue Reading

"Abbey Road" rocks the theatre this coming Sunday - Contributed photo

Abbey Road Live

July 2, 2015 at 5:50 am

A “Beatles” of an Independence Weekend! After a summer without them in Friday Harbor, the island’s favorite Beatles tune masters “get back” to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, July 5 at 7:30 pm. Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at theaters, clubs and festivals across the country.  Continue Reading

On a hot day in Friday Harbor, a young lady enjoys a stylish blue ice cream cone - Click to enlarge - Aaron Shepard photo

How do You Beat the Heat?

July 2, 2015 at 5:42 am

Once again, roving SJ Update photographer extraordinare Aaron Shepard captures a great shot to share with you. How do you deal with the heat? Is this “great and awesome” weather we’re having, or would you prefer a bit cooler? Thanks for sharing the photo Aaron!

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Island Stage Left: Cymbeline

July 2, 2015 at 5:41 am

Don’t forget – this is starting next week with their first performance at Doe Bay on Orcas… One of Shakespeare’s last, and lesser known plays, crammed full of romance, treachery, peace and forgiveness. A play for our time too, with every plot device you can imagine! Sit under the moon and stars and wallow in  Continue Reading


Register for Summer & Fall at SVC

July 2, 2015 at 5:31 am

Registration continues for both Summer & Fall quarters at Skagit Valley College. Summer Quarter begins July 7th Fall Quarter begins September 21st If you want to step into a new career or upgrade your job skills, Professional / Technical programs are aligned with local and state economic development strategies. High demand areas include: Composites/Aerospace Environmental Conservation Health and Fitness Homeland Security  Continue Reading

Taking a Couple Weekends Off

July 2, 2015 at 5:30 am

I just heard this about Yoga this weekend and next, so plan accordingly… For Katerina’s yoga classes at XYZ, there will be NO class for the next two weekends: NO  9:30am classes on: Saturday & Sunday July 4th, 5th July 11th, 12th YES! We will have weekday 5:30pm classes.

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