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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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Know Your Island Walk

January 25, 2020 at 5:45 am

Don’t forget – this is happening today – The first Know Your Island Walk of the new year will be on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, starting at American Camp’s Redoubt. Mike Vouri, retired National Park historian, will lead this walk — as he did the very first walk in the series  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Honors Health Coach Graduates – Gifts Community Scholarship

January 25, 2020 at 5:43 am

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., Jan. 21, 2020– PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center recently recognized the first group of caregivers earning health coach certification as a result of its Integrated Nutrition Pathways Scholarship program. The program, which awards scholarships to PeaceHealth caregivers to become a certified health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), is the  Continue Reading

People’s Choice Award Winners Announced at SJIMA

January 24, 2020 at 5:46 am

“What fun – to study each piece of art, then circle around and pick the ones I like best,” a common refrain in the galleries during recent visits to SJIMA. View the art that the community voted as their favorites before the Artists’ Registry Show closes on February 21. The public was invited to mark  Continue Reading


January 24, 2020 at 5:45 am

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find a letter to you from Summer Clark… On February 11th our community will be voting on a replacement capitol & technology levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but a renewal of the one that has existed for  Continue Reading

Transition San Juan Island: An Update

January 24, 2020 at 5:44 am

First, we extend our sincere appreciation for the attentive and engaged turnout at the Mullis Center on January 12!  A quiet Sunday afternoon among busy families, threats of snowy roads and of course the Seahawks playoff game notwithstanding, about 65 of you responded to our invitations.  We were enthused by our smiling friends from Lopez  Continue Reading

What’s For Lunch on Friday?

January 23, 2020 at 5:48 am

Fish for Teeth – Fish Taco Fundraiser Friday, January 24th from  11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre. $8 suggested donation Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission with another Fish Taco Fundraiser on Friday, January 24, 11-1:30 at the San Juan Island Community Theater. An $8.00 suggested donation lands  Continue Reading

Retirement Party

January 23, 2020 at 5:46 am

Dr. Burk Gossom is retiring after 40+ years of service and dedication to healthcare on San Juan Island. Please join your friends and neighbors in saying Thank You! January 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the SJI Grange Let’s show our appreciation to Dr. Gossom and say hello to Dr. William House. Bring your  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners

January 23, 2020 at 5:45 am

Announcing – Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island We are back after our beautiful week of snow!  Kitchen Sink Dinners. This Thursday, January 23rd from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Cynthia’s Bistro – 65 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to  Continue Reading

Why Be a Chamber Member?

January 23, 2020 at 5:44 am

Chamber Chat: January 2020 Scott Sluis, Islanders Bank Sr. Loan Officer & Board President of San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce checks in with the January 2020 edition of Chamber Chat: It has come to my attention and that of the Chamber that some people wonder “why be a member of the Chamber?” Well allow  Continue Reading

Celebrating 40 Years

January 22, 2020 at 5:49 am

Kings Market will be celebrating its 40th anniversary of the Howard Family owning the store. We will have a special event day happening on the 25th of January. From 11 to 3 we will have giveaways, raffles, face painting, hot dogs and much more. Be sure to check out these old newspaper articles about the  Continue Reading

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