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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

Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records

June 20, 2018 at 5:48 am

San Juan Community Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records and Launches New Fund San Juan Community Theatre is excited to announce that their 2018 Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, was a record-breaker for the Theatre, with a total of 2,580 tickets sold, making the production SJCT’s all-time best-selling show. During the run of  Continue Reading

County Will Join National Opioid Lawsuit

June 20, 2018 at 5:46 am

News outlets nationwide have described the problems arising from the epidemic in the use of opioids.  Whether it is the overuse of powerful addictive prescribed painkillers or the illegal use of a cheaper cousin, such as heroin, there is large human and governmental cost. “Families are ripped apart. There is a real cost to county  Continue Reading

Westwind Aviation News

June 20, 2018 at 5:44 am

Here’s a note from Loren DeShon sharing some new developments at Westwind Aviation… Westwind Aviation will have scheduled flights from Friday Harbor to Boeing Field on Thursday and Friday afternoons departing at 4 pm (through the summer) beginning Thursday June 21. Introductory fare $109. Call (360) 378-6991 to make a reservation. New Pilot – Westwind  Continue Reading

The Land Bank Says Thank You!

June 19, 2018 at 5:49 am

Islanders, thank you for “Getting Outdoors” and joining the Land Bank at our Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House last weekend. The response was incredible, with almost 200 visitors over the six-hour event, and on a busy June Saturday to boot! It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the property and to hear the community’s positive  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

June 19, 2018 at 5:47 am

Island Rec is very excited to announce the 2018 Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. This long-standing concert series is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15, located at the San Juan Historical Museum, which is at 405 Price Street. It is a perfect time to grab a blanket or bring a chair and have a  Continue Reading

Blackthorn at San Juan Community Theatre

June 19, 2018 at 5:46 am

From lively jigs and reels, to songs with rousing choruses and heart-wrenching airs and ballads, the Canadian Celtic band Blackthorn brings their music to life with luscious harmonies and complex instrumentations. Their repertoire is rooted in the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland as well as the folk music of English and French Canada. Blackthorn features  Continue Reading

Yes for Homes

June 19, 2018 at 5:43 am

In the SJ Update Mailbag today we find this letter to you from Steve Ulvi… Friends, Now that the County Council has adopted in principle the draft Housing Plan, approved by resolution that plan’s all-important Financial and Administrative appendices and placed the housing initiative real estate excise tax on the ballot for the November elections  Continue Reading

Chicken Pox

June 19, 2018 at 5:42 am

San Juan County Health & Community Services Issues Varicella Health Alert Three cases of Varicella, or “chicken pox,” have been confirmed in the Orcas Island community. Two of the cases were in children attending schools on Orcas Island. San Juan County Health & Community Services has alerted medical providers, and is working closely with the  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters to hold primary forums for state, national candidates

June 19, 2018 at 5:41 am

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans is holding candidate forums prior to the August primary election. The forums feature those running for the Washington state legislative district 40 and congressional district 2 positions. Each race has six candidates. For state legislative district 40 those running are: Daniel Miller (Republican from Friday Harbor);  Continue Reading

Community Foundation Awards $176K in Scholarships

June 18, 2018 at 5:49 am

San Juan Island Community Foundation Awards $176,700 in College Scholarships for 2018-2019 Ten graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and two graduating seniors from Spring Street International School were awarded new scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year from two different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Previous recipients of the following  Continue Reading

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