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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


Mayor Lacher Receives AWC’s Certificate of Advanced Municipal Leadership

August 27, 2016 at 10:09 am

Mayor Carrie Lacher was recently awarded the Certificate of Advanced Municipal Leadership (CML) by the Association of Washington Cities. Mayor Lacher earned the certificate by completing over 60 learning credits through several workshops and meetings offered by the AWC to mayors and council members of Washington cities and towns. The CML program includes training on  Continue Reading


SJPT’s Island Dispatch

August 27, 2016 at 9:58 am

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! An e-version of the San Juan Preservation Trust’s August 2016 Island Dispatch newsletter is now live on the web. Click here to view it. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find: Guardians Forever: Monitoring SJPT’s 226 (and counting) conservation easements is a big job that we take very seriously. Plus, What Is a  Continue Reading


You did it again! Thank you!

August 27, 2016 at 5:49 am

The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2016 San Juan County Fair when over $28,000 was donated to eight different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair! The Foundation, in turn, will match those  Continue Reading


Back To Ballet Event August 28

August 26, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers of all ages, and their families, to attend our Back To Ballet Event on Sunday, August 28th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Stop by to register for fall classes, enjoy refreshments, and take a free trial class! Meet the studio owner and faculty, and find out what makes our classes so popular among island dancers. Free  Continue Reading


Historic Sailing Vessel Visiting Friday Harbor

August 26, 2016 at 2:58 pm

You’re invited to celebrate the arrival of the ketch, Golden Rule, in Friday Harbor. She will be stopping over on her way from the Vancouver Wooden Boat Show to the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. Purchased by the Quakers in 1958, she gained international recognition for her attempt to sail into the nuclear test zone in  Continue Reading


Sonic Sea at the Whale Museum

August 26, 2016 at 12:21 pm

The NRDC invites you to The Whale Museum next Tuesday for this screening of Sonic Sea… Please join us at The Whale Museum on August 30 for a special kickoff screening of NRDC’s new documentary film “Sonic Sea.” Once quiet, our seas are now filled with a cacophony of noise unleashed by oil prospectors, freight  Continue Reading

Photo by Dave Ellifrit Center for Whale Research

J14 Considered Missing, Possibly Deceased

August 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Sad news from the Center for Whale Research… J14, a 42-year old female in J pod, is considered missing. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research last saw her on July 31. Center for Whale Research staff members have since had three on-the-water encounters with the rest of her matriline but she was not  Continue Reading

Lotus Elise at the 2015 Concours - Contributed photo

10th Annual Concours d’Elegance

August 23, 2016 at 5:50 am

The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands and the Rotary Club of San Juan Island invite everyone to attend the tenth annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 28 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Concours is an exhibition of vintage and classic motor vehicles and will have  Continue Reading

The "Bike and Build" team after they stained the fence at Sunrise Neighborhood - Contributed photo

Bike and Build

August 23, 2016 at 5:49 am

Community Potluck at 6pm on Friday, August 26th for “Bike and Build” at the Fairgrounds All islanders are invited to a potluck at the Fairgrounds to welcome about 30 young people who will be here for a day of service for San Juan Community Home Trust. The group’s mission statement says: “Through service-oriented cycling trips,  Continue Reading


Flash Mob

August 23, 2016 at 5:46 am

In case you missed the flash mob at this year’s fair, don’t despair. Debbi Fincher has you covered with this note and video of the event. Here she is with more on that… I thought I’d share with you the little video from this year’s Flash Mob at the Fair – DANCE 4 HEALTH by  Continue Reading

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