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Tim Dustrude

Just another part-timer - Part time photographer at and, part time driver at Aeronautical Services, Inc., part time graphic artist, part time blogger at Occasionally a New Photo and part time rhythm guitarist/vocalist with the local band The Tease. And now... part time contributor to The San Juan Update! *phew* that's a mouthful!

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Pictured are Ed Kelm, pilot, Kim Abel LWVWA President, Pat Dickason, Vice-President and Lobby Team Chair, and Raelene Gold, League Natural Resources Lobbyist - Click for larger version - Contributed photo

Bird’s Eye View of Island Crossroads

April 24, 2014 at 5:55 am

This story was submitted by Margie Doyle on behalf of the League of Women Voters… The League of Women Voters took to the air a few days ago. Four members of the State League Board, traveled to Friday Harbor in order to hear the local League program, “Island Crossroads: Vessel Traffic, Oil Spills and you”.  Continue Reading


San Juan Aviation Museum Honors Dr. John Geyman

April 24, 2014 at 5:45 am

Ceremony Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 PM at Friday Harbor Airport Terminal John Geyman, MD becomes the seventh recipient of the annual award honoring contributions to aviation on San Juan Island. John served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at University of Washington until 1990, then moved to San Juan Island where  Continue Reading


Nominate an Island Steward

April 24, 2014 at 5:41 am

Do you have a friend or neighbor who takes exceptional care of their land? A teacher who inspires students to understand and care for the environment? A business that has been a leader in sustainable business practices? Here is an opportunity to recognize exemplary members of our community who have shown their commitment to preserving  Continue Reading

Spring Swing Community Dance

April 24, 2014 at 5:36 am

This weekend, it’s the Spring Swing Community Dance at the Mullis Center on Sunday. Here’s Debbi of the Prevention Coalition with more… Hi Tim, Hope all is well. I wanted to see if you’d be willing to share last year’s slideshow you made, as a way to promote this year’s dance? As you may know,  Continue Reading


$440,567 in SVC Scholarships

April 24, 2014 at 5:24 am

Skagit Valley College Foundation will fund more than $440,567 in scholarships The Skagit Valley College (SVC) Foundation Board of Governors recently approved more than $440,567 in endowed scholarship funds to be awarded to SVC students during the 2014-15 academic year. This endowed scholarship allocation is the largest scholarship distribution SVC Foundation has ever provided in  Continue Reading


Madden’s Fundraising Event

April 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm

This just came in… Kinda late notice but if you have some time tonight, you might want to check it out. Madden Shanks, a FHHS student, is organizing this event tonight as her community project… Heifer International Livestock Fundraiser “From our community to theirs, we can send livestock to families in need of a steady  Continue Reading

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) - Contributed photo

Spring Street School Class Does Bird Guide

April 23, 2014 at 5:57 am

Prepare for the BioBlitz at San Juan Island National Historical Park and enjoy birding with a local flavor by consulting Spring Street International School’s field guide to birds, assembled by Sharon Massey’s Seventh Grade middle school science class. The guide can be downloaded for offline access on smartphone devices, or on home computers through the  Continue Reading

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Theatre Workshops Registration Open

April 23, 2014 at 5:50 am

Registration Open for Summer Theatre Workshops San Juan Community Theatre is offering three weeks of workshops for youth this summer, including one week with teachers from Seattle Children’s Theatre. Those two instructors, Chris Dewar and Laura Knote, will visit Friday Harbor from July 7 to 11 to lead classes for students in grades 1-8. Classes range  Continue Reading

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A Different Take on the Easter Egg Hunt

April 23, 2014 at 5:38 am

Here’s a different take on the SJIFR Easter egg hunt this year, submitted by Sheila Harley… San Juan Island Fire Rescue Easter Egg Hunt 2014 at Jackson’s Beach And a good time was had by all! Sheila Harley San Juan Island Fire Rescue Public Information Officer

Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale 2014

April 23, 2014 at 5:21 am

Again this year – home grown vegetable starts from your local Master Gardeners – tomatoes, peppers, squashes, cucumbers, brassicas, herbs. Come fill your garden from this large selection of varieties that will thrive in our climate. Also perennials dug from master gardenersʼ flower beds, all potted up for you to stick into the ground at  Continue Reading

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