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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


Native Plant Workshop

March 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

Join Us for the Native Plant Workshop! Come join us for a workshop all about native plants! Saturday, March 7th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at San Juan Grange. 152 North 1st Street, Friday Harbor. This workshop is free and open to everyone! Come learn about: Planting Techniques Site Selection Rain Gardens Pollinator Habitat, and… Our  Continue Reading


Garden Club Excursion

March 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

And speaking of gardens and plant sales, Dot wants you to know about the Garden Club’s upcoming excursion. Here she is with more… Tim, will you please post on the Update that the San Juan Island Garden Club has three places left for our March 28th Excursion to La Conner, Christianson’s Nursery (a personal tour  Continue Reading

Tot in Tow - John Miller photo

Tot in Tow

February 27, 2015 at 5:51 am

John Miller was driving home from town yesterday and caught this picture he would like to share with you.


Progress at the Museum

February 27, 2015 at 5:45 am

You know that the San Juan Historical Society and Museum is working on their new project, the Museum of History and Industry, right? Click here (and here) if you need a refresher on that. Well, it’s coming along with significant progress being made, most recently a new floor, and finished walls with insulation and a heat pump in  Continue Reading


Athletics News

February 27, 2015 at 5:26 am

San Juan Island School District and Island Rec seek to continue their Partnership to Fund School Athletics Programs  For the last five years San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (Island Rec) and the San Juan Island School District have maintained an effective partnership to fully fund the high school sports program.  Under this partnership  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferry M/V Hyak loads up with travelers in Anacortes - Tim Dustrude photo

Thousands of Ferry Riders Reserving Spots to San Juan Islands

February 26, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Here’s a new press release from Washington State Ferries… Passengers looking to secure a spot aboard Washington State Ferries vessels in 2015 are sailing to success using WSF’s new vehicle reservation program, launched earlier this year. Between Jan. 5 and Feb. 22, about half of all drivers departing from Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Orcas Island took the  Continue Reading


Win and They’re In

February 26, 2015 at 5:55 am

Mike Martin shares this Wolverines update… Already this year Friday Harbor High School has sent the Boys and Girls Soccer teams as well as wrestlers James Guard and Haley Pile to the WIAA State Championship tournaments. Now the girls and boys basketball teams are one win from qualifying for the Washington State 2B Basketball Championships. After  Continue Reading


Celebration of Life: Mary Kate Berger

February 26, 2015 at 5:45 am

Join us to celebrate the life of Mary Kate Berger. Sunday, March 8th, 3:00 pm at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Ciely Ty Gray will facilitate a remembrance for Mary Kate followed by light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Mary Kate Berger fund at Islanders Bank.


Some Things to Know about Storm Water

February 26, 2015 at 5:40 am

The San Juan Garden Club invites you to their next presentation… Farhad Ghatan, life-long gardener and member of the Stormwater Management Board, will present a comprehensive program about how the chemicals we use in our garden adversely affect our garden produce and the environment. He will offer alternative methods of treating pests and common garden  Continue Reading

Front row, L-R: Pat Nelson, Dorothy Baker, Sue Collado, Traci Wilson back row: Carol Hooper and Sasha von Dassow.  Not pictured: Sharyn Peterson and Kay Zavislak - Contributed photo

Melodious Notes – Island Classical Talents Abound March 7

February 26, 2015 at 5:34 am

Take three pianists, a flutist, clarinetist, cellist, bassoonist and violinist. Mix with classical pieces from two island composers as well as a variety of pre-21st century composers and it’s a recipe for a light and beautiful evening of great music on San Juan Island. Clarinetist Sue Collado has again assembled a diverse group of island  Continue Reading

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