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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.

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Back by Popular Demand

December 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

Holiday Desserts and Port/ Sherry Wine Tasting Friday Harbor Chocolates & Cakes by Felicitations Friday Harbor Chocolates & Cakes by Felicitations are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we will hold another Holiday Desserts and Port/ Sherry Wine Tasting event on Thursday, December 20. The event will take place at Friday Harbor Chocolates  Continue Reading

Community Long-Term Care Options Task Force

December 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm

To address the crisis created by the closure of the Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands, the Community Long-Term Options Task Force was created. Immediate Need: We are asking for donations and looking for passionate people who have shared their concerns about the lack of long-term care options in our county and are  Continue Reading

A Celebration for the Community

December 14, 2018 at 5:47 am

Three First-Time Activities at SJIMA On December 20, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) invites everyone to enjoy the public art sculpture of Gareth Curtiss, art from students at Spring Street International School (SSIS) and paintings of beloved local artists Mary Ann Rock and Sam Connery. The reception is open from 4:30-7:30. Visitors  Continue Reading

Enrichment Room

December 14, 2018 at 5:45 am

Calling all couch potatoes! Did you know that Friday Harbor’s new animal shelter has an “Enrichment Room”? This is a magical room where volunteers, staff and prospective adopters can spend time in a cozy, home-like setting with an adoptable dog or cat.  Shelter volunteer, Elizabeth Farr, is seen here with dogs, Tucker and Anna, enjoying  Continue Reading

Knowledge Worker Meetup

December 14, 2018 at 5:42 am

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to informal meetup The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. Projects often involve combinations  Continue Reading

Holiday Extravaganza/ Festival of Lights.

December 13, 2018 at 5:51 am

Village at the Harbour, in conjunction with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 163 is pleased to announce our first annual Holiday Extravaganza/ Festival of Lights. This free event is to be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Village at the Harbour on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 and is open to all of the  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left presents: Christmas Memories

December 13, 2018 at 5:48 am

Join Island Stage Left for this warm and wonderful nostalgic look at Christmas stories and music based on the writings of Dylan Thomas. December 20th through 23rd at 7:00 pm. December 24th at 3:00 and 6:30 pm. Reservations strongly recommended for Christmas Eve. (and Reservations for the 24th are going fast!) All performances at the  Continue Reading

Girl’s Basketball League

December 13, 2018 at 5:45 am

It is time to register for the Island Rec’s Girl’s Basketball League, open to all girls 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. Participants practice twice per  Continue Reading

Animal Shelter “Opens” for Clearance

December 13, 2018 at 5:44 am

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will open the doors of their old building at 111 Shelter Road, Sunday, December 16 from 10:00 am until Noon for anyone wishing to take away miscellaneous items such as pet carriers, feeding bowls, office furniture, shelving units, small refrigerators and many other items.   Everything must go! Everything  Continue Reading


December 13, 2018 at 5:40 am

Capital Credit Checks Coming – Your Co-op Dividend! In December, capital credit checks will be sent out to members who were active in 1993, plus some from 1994 as OPALCO continues to smooth its 25-year cycle for capital credit distributions. Capital credit allocations represent members’ equity in the Co-op. Each year, our non-profit cooperative allocates  Continue Reading

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