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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

David Eden - Tim Dustrude photo


October 22, 2014 at 5:57 am

You can read the title of this post a couple of different ways – How did you read it? Do you see the glass half-full or half-empty? This month marks 30 years that David Eden has been a therapist in town. He first arrived in October of 1984 – he had been working on his  Continue Reading

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Contributed photo

Bargain Night Thursday!

October 22, 2014 at 5:44 am

Standing ovation! Roars of laughter! San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, is coming back this Thursday through Saturday, October 23-25 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier Theatre. The final shows include a “Bargain Night” on Thursday with $2 off adult tickets and $1 off student reserved. The  Continue Reading


Now recruiting for 2015 Master Gardener Training

October 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

Would you like to be a WSU Master Gardener volunteer? Are you interested in receiving university-level training in horticulture? If you have the passion, willingness, and commitment to serve your community, then come join us! We are currently still receiving applications for our 2015 Master Gardener Training class until November 1st. Training begins Tuesday, February  Continue Reading


Presentation on Obamacare

October 22, 2014 at 5:37 am

The public is invited to a presentation on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29 at Skagit Valley Community College in Friday Harbor. Entitled “Four Years and Counting—What Has Been the Impact of the Affordable Care Act?”, the event is hosted by the San Juan County Democrats.  Continue Reading


EDC to offer Class on Local Government

October 22, 2014 at 5:34 am

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free class entitled Local Government 101, on Wednesday, November 12th at 11 a.m. in the Town of Friday Harbor Council chambers. Led by Town Administrator and attorney Duncan Wilson, the class will cover the systems of government, revenues, operations, commissions and more. Participants can  Continue Reading

The rear of the Coldwell Banker building, at the north end of Sunshine Alley - Contributed photo

1st Civic Pride Award

October 21, 2014 at 5:50 am

Alley makeover earns first Civic Pride Award – Town of Friday Harbor recognizes Steve Buck and company Curb appeal is typically reserved for the front of buildings, but businesses on Sunshine Alley are taking a critical look at their side and backyards. Voluntary efforts to improve the alleyway began at the First Street entrance with  Continue Reading

L120, 7-week-old Southern Resident orca has died - Photo credit: Carrie Sapp

Baby Orca Did Not Survive

October 21, 2014 at 5:47 am

This sad story was forwarded to the Update on behalf of the Orca Network… The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that baby L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, was not with his or her mother when she and other  Continue Reading


Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

October 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon’s shadow misses the Earth. San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Island National Historical Park will host a partial solar eclipse viewing party, Thursday, October 23, in Driggs Park, adjacent to the Land Bank’s office, at  Continue Reading

Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet by Todd Wilkinson

Author Event at Griffin Bay Books

October 21, 2014 at 5:40 am

Two Talking Wolves tour sponsored by Cascadia Wildlands is coming to Griffin Bay Bookstore on Saturday October 25, 1:30—3:00 pm. Nationally-known environmental author Todd Wilkinson will be on hand and so will Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands Executive Director, both to talk about Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet. Todd Wilkinson has  Continue Reading


Diane and the LWV Say “Thanks”

October 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

Dear Editor, On behalf of the League of Women Voters of the San Juans, I would like to thank the citizens, press and candidates for office who attended our recent Voters’ Forums. I also want to thank the workers at the County Elections Office for diligently providing timely information. More than 200 people from San  Continue Reading

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