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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!

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Native Plant Sale and Expo, March 21st

January 24, 2015 at 11:07 pm

The Master Gardener Foundation and the San Juan Islands Conservation District bring you the 2015 Annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. Pre-ordered plants pick-up will be March 21st on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. Join us for the Expo from 9:00 – noon! San Juan Island – County Fairgrounds  Continue Reading


Shipwreck Communities

January 24, 2015 at 5:37 am

The next Arthur Whiteley Lecture will take place at 7 pm in the Commons at UW Friday Harbor Labs on January 29th: Derek Smith presents Shipwrecks: Artificial Habitats for Marine Communities. Derek Smith is a Ph.D. student at UW Friday Harbor Labs and an accomplished diver and underwater photographer. Much of his research has been  Continue Reading


CANCELLED – Help with Health Insurance Enrollment

January 23, 2015 at 11:40 am

This just in. This event has been cancelled… Hi, My name is Cindy Gutierrez and I am with the SJI Family Resource Center. We [were] going to be hosting a group session at the Library on Saturday, January 24th to assist people in enrolling for health care. This event has been cancelled. Thank you, Cindy  Continue Reading

James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men - Richard Phibbs photo

Of Mice And Men

January 23, 2015 at 5:47 am

A landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men is our next National Theatre Live in HD THIS Monday, January 26 at 7 pm. Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit 2014 Broadway production  Continue Reading


County Residents – Sign Up Now for Summer Camping!

January 23, 2015 at 5:46 am

Want to camp out on San Juan, Lopez, or Shaw Island this summer? Have an RV and want to camp close to Friday Harbor? This year, the popular County Parks ‘residents only’ early reservation program offers San Juan County residents a chance to make their prime-time summer camping reservations between January 12th & February 26th.  Continue Reading


Animal Shelter Notices

January 23, 2015 at 5:40 am

Here’s a couple of announcements from the animal shelter… The animal shelter has a couple of great barn cats for anyone who can provide a good indoor/outdoor environment. The animal shelter is looking for a volunteer to help in the office one or two hours a week. Contact Jan at 378-2158 for more information.

Merri Ann Simonson

San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary

January 23, 2015 at 5:23 am

Merri Ann Simonson has another local Real Estate report for you… In reviewing the year-end results, the sales dollar volume for the real estate market on San Juan Island per the Real Market data report was $119,077,974, which reflects stable and controlled growth. We enjoyed an increase in volume of 34.5% over year ending 2013  Continue Reading

Seniors using computers - Contributed photo

Get Started Using Computers

January 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm

The San Juan Island Library partners with Skagit Valley College to offer four workshops on using PC computers. Four consecutive Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the College, taught by Library staff. The first session is for the novice: you’ll get comfortable with the components, what you are looking at on the screen, using the cursor  Continue Reading

An improved section of the American Camp Trail near the Airport - SJ Update staff photo

Improved Airport Trail

January 22, 2015 at 5:48 am

The northern end of the American Camp Trail from Spring Street through airport property has been re-opened and improved following construction of the new hangar. What was for a time a muddy mess has now been covered with a thick layer of gravel by the subcontractor J & M Excavation. Interim airport operations manager Stuart  Continue Reading


Out With the Doldrums…

January 22, 2015 at 5:45 am

“Out with Winter doldrums– in with some fresh air for Springtime!” Bonnie Turman, Friday Harbor’s craftsperson extraordinaire and owner of “Creative Passions”, will share ideas and inspiration for colorful, playful and useful, decorations and crafts for the home and garden. With Valentine’s Day and Easter fast approaching, it’s time to awaken your inner craftsperson and  Continue Reading

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