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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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New Owner for San Juan Healthcare

September 21, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Story by Louise Dustrude… Dr. Burk Gossom has found “the right person for the position” in his words and will actually be retiring sometime after the first of the year. He and Will House, M.D., have “a gentleman’s agreement” for transfer of San Juan Healthcare and will be working out details of transfer of license,  Continue Reading

Class of ’69 Reunion

September 20, 2019 at 7:56 am

San Juan Update reader Jan shares this fun announcement with you… The FHHS Class of ‘69 held their 50-year reunion at Mike & Beth Wilks’s home on Saturday the 14th. Out of our graduating class of 20, 13 attended. Twelve in the class started in kindergarten together.

Come Walk Bruce’s Path!

September 20, 2019 at 7:49 am

Remembrance Event This is a gentle reminder from Francie Hansen for a remembrance event honoring her husband Bruce, who passed away on July 5. He would want everyone to: Honor your commitments; Pay your bills on time; Practice random acts of kindness*; and Remember what Thumper Rabbit’s mother said, “If you can’t say something nice,  Continue Reading

Climate Strike

September 19, 2019 at 5:48 am

Don’t forget – this event is today… At 10:30am on Friday, September 20th, at the Friday Harbor courthouse lawn, students from San Juan Island, in conjunction with students from around the world, will be striking to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. The strike is taking place three days before the  Continue Reading

Messy Me

September 19, 2019 at 5:44 am

Island Rec – Messy Me Do you have a tactile toddler who just wants to touch everything? Here’s their chance to explore to their heart’s content! Messy Me returns on Friday, September 27, from 2-3:30pm at the Friday Harbor Elementary School gym. There will be sensory bins filled with all sorts of interesting textures and  Continue Reading

Marie Prabha Hart June 7, 1943 – Aug. 29, 2019

September 19, 2019 at 5:43 am

A Great Life – Celebrating Dance, Music, and Yoga! On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, Marie Prabha Hart of San Juan Island Passed away in Bellingham, Washington. Marie is survived by her son Ivan Reiff and his wife Jackie, grandson Brendan, and sister Evelyn Long. Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Marie took up ballet at an  Continue Reading

2019 Playwright’s Festival

September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

Here’s a message from the Executive Artistic Director at San Juan Community Theatre… I was twelve years old when Heart of American Shakespeare Festival premiered its first show in Kansas City, my hometown. I will never forget the magic of that production of The Tempest. I probably went ten times. Hearing Shakespeare’s language aloud, under a  Continue Reading

IOSA Looking for Skilled Volunteers

September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

The Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is Looking for Skilled Volunteers As part of an ongoing revitalization effort, the Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is looking for a small number of community minded islanders to get involved in protecting the islands from the impacts of oil spills. Over 2019, a large group of IOSA volunteers  Continue Reading

Pet Adoption Event

September 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

Please join us for our first adoption event at our new home! APS-FH and Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands invite you to join us for an Adopt-a-pet/CB Homes for Dogs Project adoption celebration. When: Saturday September 28th from 12PM TO 3PM Where: 938 Cattle Point Road, Friday Harbor What: Food, Fun, Shelter Tours, Special Adoption  Continue Reading

Advance Care Planning workshop

September 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering a free community workshop that walks participants through the elements of advance care planning. The Your Voice, Your Choice workshop will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor. “Advance care planning is about sharing  Continue Reading

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