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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

Patos Island beach and Sunset - Tim Dustrude photo

Patos Sunset

July 29, 2014 at 5:59 am

Believe it or not, that’s Patos Island lighthouse all the way up at the end of the island there. This was shot from the beach on the north side of Patos at the eastern end about 2 weeks ago. This is what happens when you play in your own back yard. We almost vacationed in  Continue Reading

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Dog Days of Summer

July 29, 2014 at 5:55 am

There are still tickets available for this year’s APS Wags to Riches ‘Dog Days of Summer’ event on Sunday August 3rd. The Friday Harbor Animal Shelter will be celebrating its 10th annual Wags to Riches fundraising event, and this year it will be hosted again by Bob & Lissa McDowell on their beautiful estate on  Continue Reading

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Draft Plan for Sunshine Alley Improvements

July 29, 2014 at 5:45 am

Here is the plan for proposed improvements to the Sunshine Alley area, which was put together by Beckwith and Associates, a consulting firm from La Conner which was hired by the Town to offer up ideas on how to improve this central downtown area. All of these proposals and ideas are based on ideas gathered  Continue Reading

Yes you can, Can - Contributed image

Yes You Can Can

July 29, 2014 at 5:36 am

Yes you can, can …and pickle, and preserve, and dry or ferment all the fruits and vegetables you’ve harvested this summer. Then, take those items to the SJC Pomona Grange Food Preservation Booth at the “Farmtastic Fun” County Fair for the chance to win some wonderful prizes This year prizes for Best of Class in  Continue Reading

Gail Richard - Contributed photo

Connecting to Nature and Heritage

July 29, 2014 at 5:35 am

Develop your connection to San Juan Island and enhance your experiences of local nature and heritage. Interpreters of nature and heritage help us make the personal meaningful links to our experiences at nature and heritage sites. In this session Gail Richard, Interpreter of Nature and Heritage will bring to life the uniqueness of San Juan  Continue Reading

Celebrate Trails on Sunday, Aug. 3rd with an EXTRA Know Your Island Walk, and enjoy snacks when we reach this historic house - John Dustrude photo

A Summer Dividend Walk

July 29, 2014 at 5:35 am

This special walk is to Celebrate Trails and walk with National Park Superintendent, Lee Taylor, on the Westcott Bay Trail, and we will be stopping to meet the new owners of the Westcott Bay Shellfish Company, Andrea and Erik Anderson. If you missed the February walk, in rain and 35-degree weather, now’s your chance to  Continue Reading


Come and Help Support Mary Kate

July 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Mary Kate Berger needs our support as she battles breast cancer. Enjoy a great Mexican Feast of pulled pork or veggie burritos, provided by Abe Gutierrez; rock out with Carl Blake and Friends; try your luck with some great raffle items; participate in a Silent Auction for some cool stuff donated by your fellow islanders and businesses;  Continue Reading


Blood Drive Wednesday

July 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Mullis Community Senior Center. Donate blood and save a life! Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration. Photo ID required. Contact Curt Van Hyning 317-8399 for appointment. Wednesday, July 30, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm


Friday Harbor Song Circle

July 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

If you love to sing, join us – we are the Friday Harbor Song Circle. We meet to sing together twice a month. You will need to have a copy of Rise Up Singing or 10 copies of your favorite song to share. July 30th. For more information, send an email to: gailrichard2 [@] gmail  Continue Reading

A History Talk with Gerry King

July 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Back by popular demand, an informative evening with Gerry King, a long-time San Juan Island resident and a descendant of the early settler King Family. Gerry’s last visit with us was so well received he would like to continue the conversation. Gerry will talk about what it was like to grow up on the Island  Continue Reading

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