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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 part time rhythm guitarist/vocalist. And now... full time editor to The San Juan Update! *phew* that's a mouthful!

Recent Posts by Tim

Merry Ann Keane - Contributed photo

New CAO for PIMC

February 8, 2016 at 5:52 am

Merry-Ann Keane named chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Merry-Ann Keane, MSN, BSN, RN, has been named interim chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, following the retirement last month of Jim Barnhart. Prior to joining PeaceHealth in 2012 as nurse manager of the Childbirth Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph  Continue Reading

Elliott is this week's Pet of the Week - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

February 8, 2016 at 5:50 am

Hello Friday Harbor! My name is Elliott. I’m about 3 months old and I already have my own tennis ball and a personal trainer. I’ve actually been compared to Andre Agassi. I’m looking for a doubles partner – do you play? The ball is in your court, my friend. Let’s start with Love-Love. Stop by  Continue Reading


Fair Vendors, Apply Now!

February 8, 2016 at 5:44 am

The San Juan County Fair is now accepting vendor booth registration for the 2016 Fair. Are you an island artisan selling handmade goods? Is your local business looking to advertise? The Fair is the place to do it! If you are interested, please visit our website for more information on becoming a vendor. Don’t miss  Continue Reading


OPALCO Programs Help Low-Income Households

February 8, 2016 at 5:38 am

OPALCO’s Energy Assist Credit and Project PAL Step Up to Help Low-Income Households Did you notice the new line item on your January bill from OPALCO? All co-op members began paying about 45 cents per month (average residential bill) to fund the new Energy Assistance Credit to help qualified low-income households pay their electric bills.  Continue Reading


Rock Island Working With T-Mobile

February 7, 2016 at 5:26 am

Here’s the latest press release from OPALCO and Rock Island… Rock Island Working With T-Mobile To Accelerate Wireless Internet Services T-Mobile To Offer Cellular Service In San Juan County Rock Island will deliver on its promise to bring wireless services to both home and business users in San Juan County via LTE Fixed Wireless by  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines - Brook Ashcraft photo

White-Out Senior Night Basketball Series

February 6, 2016 at 6:05 am

Brook Ashcraft of Friday Harbor High School shares this story and photos… At our White-Out Senior Night basketball series, our fans came pumped and our players came ready. The varsity Lady Wolverines started the night off with an intense game. Neck and neck throughout all four quarters, these marvelous ladies came out with a victory  Continue Reading

What Aaron's reading - Aaron Shepard photo

What We’re Reading

February 6, 2016 at 5:39 am

One of the pet projects of Update photographer Aaron Shepard is to take candid shots of people reading downtown and around the harbor. Later, when he zooms into the cover, he can sometimes easily identify the book being read. Other times, he might see only bits of the title or author’s name, and then identifying  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Spring Quarter Registration

February 6, 2016 at 5:19 am

Registration for Skagit Valley College Spring Quarter begins February 9th. Registration for Returning Students begins February 9th Registration for New Advised Students begins Feb. 25th. Open Enrollment begins March 10th. Classes begin April 5th. For students who want to begin a new career or upgrade their job skills, Professional/Technical programs are aligned with local and  Continue Reading

Grace Willows - Contributed photo

Grace Wins Clarinet Competition

February 5, 2016 at 5:56 am

Just heard that Grace Willows of Friday Harbor entered the high school regional classical music competition and won in her division. Here she is at the San Juan Music Educators Association woodwind solo competition, on January 30, 2016. This performance of the Weber Clarinet Concertino accompanied by Dorothy Baker (piano), won first place and advanced  Continue Reading

Peter Cavanagh photo

How Birds Fly: Photographs and Stories

February 5, 2016 at 5:48 am

Barbara Jensen, president of SJI Audubon invites you to this lecture on bird flight this weekend… Join us for “How Birds Fly: Photographs and Stories” with Peter Cavanagh.  Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m., Brickworks (150 Nichols St.) in Friday Harbor Sunday, Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m., Orcas Center (917 Mt. Baker Road) in Eastsound Birds fly through our lives every day, their  Continue Reading

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