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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 now... full time editor at The San Juan Update.

Recent Posts by Tim

Master Gardeners Annual Workshop

October 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Debra Prinzing of the “Slow Flowers” Movement Highlights the Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop “Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, from the Field to your Vase,” is the keynote address by Debra Prinzing, accomplished garden writer and advocate for American-grown flowers. Debra’s talk addresses the renaissance of domestic flower farming and the emerging eco-floral design movement.  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

October 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Coming up on Saturday is this month’s Contra Dance. This month’s caller is Tom Wimmer from Seattle, and the Band is The Beats, from Bellingham, consisting of Steve Blum-Anderson on fiddle and Brigget LeClair on piano.  This trio of folks are very talented and will be sure to get the crowd up and spinning around!   Continue Reading

WSF International Sailings to be Cancelled Temporarily

October 16, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Beginning Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, December 8, international service between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C. is cancelled due to required maintenance on both vessels in WSF’s fleet certified to run international service to and from Sidney B.C: M/V Elwha and M/V Chelan. During this period, M/V Kitsap will replace Elwha/Chelan and sail in the #1 vessel  Continue Reading

Tree Hay – What is it and how to make it

October 16, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Join Grange scholarship recipient Dan Tucker as he describes the process of making ‘tree hay’ for livestock. Cattle, sheep and goats are all foragers, and appreciate variety in their diet. The ancient process of bundling clippings from certain bush and tree species benefits your livestock and landscape. October 17th at 6:00 pm for the Potluck;  Continue Reading

Rotary News

October 15, 2019 at 8:16 am

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The kids are excited to receive a dictionary of their own. Rotary have given over 3,000 dictionaries and thesauruses to students countywide for over 11 years under the  Continue Reading

Teen Open Gym with Island Rec

October 15, 2019 at 8:13 am

Teen Open Gym is now running for grades 6-12 on Sunday nights from 7-8:30pm. Grab a friend and come to the Turnbull Gym for some basketball or other indoor games at this free, drop-in program. A parent waiver is required. Check out all of Island Rec’s events at www.islandrec.org, stop by our office Monday –  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

October 15, 2019 at 8:09 am

Here’s a San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary from Merri Ann Simonson… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and the County were consistent with the first and second quarter results.   Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan Island was $84,048,800 with a total of 135 transactions. This reflects a  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center’s 2019 Fall Fundraiser

October 14, 2019 at 5:49 am

Join Alchemy Art Center on October 18th at the San Juan Island Grange for a wonderful dinner generously provided by some of San Juan Island’s finest chefs and farms.  The event will include wine and live music, a live auction, and a raffle for the chance to win any one of the fantastic auction items!  Continue Reading

Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues

October 14, 2019 at 5:48 am

It is time to register for Island Rec Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on Island, Sundays in Turnbull Gym. Boys basketball league  Continue Reading

Escape Room Event

October 14, 2019 at 5:46 am

Do you have what it takes to escape? We invite you to join us for a night full of fun and mystery! Come try your luck at our astronomy themed escape room, where you will be tasked with solving puzzles, having fun, and saving the world. Most puzzles are aimed for ages 10+, but all  Continue Reading

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