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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

Orca Protection & Rescue

February 21, 2018 at 5:54 am

“I’ve had enough and I just can’t do this anymore.” After 15-years as a whale watch tour operator, Captain Alan “Hobbes” Buchanan’s passion for whales has led him to create Orca Protection & Rescue, a new organization aimed at helping to save the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea. Orca Protection & Rescue will  Continue Reading

13th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee

February 21, 2018 at 5:47 am

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island will hold its 13th annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 1st at 3:30 PM at the San Juan Community Theater. Doors open at 3:00 PM. This year’s spellers include students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School. All island schools were invited  Continue Reading

Civic Campus Planning Project

February 21, 2018 at 5:44 am

San Juan County’s Civic Campus Planning Project Over the years, the County has been looking towards a new Civic Campus to bring specific departments together in an effort to increase efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and provide better service to County residents. A new Campus could also provide increased inside and outside spaces for community use.  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

February 20, 2018 at 5:48 am

Todd Nicholson, Executive Director of the Port of Friday Harbor will lead a walk on the airport trail. Todd will share details about the upcoming tree removal required by the FAA and plans to replant a sustainable native forest and other trail improvements.  Terrain is moderate, distance is 3 miles and dogs on leash are  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest

February 20, 2018 at 5:47 am

Tonight at the Grange, a double feature showing 2 films from the recent 2017 Friday Harbor Film Festival – The Memory of Fish The salmon of Washington’s Elwha River sustained Dick Goin for the first half of his life.  He and his family had been nourished by these salmon since migrating to the Olympic Peninsula  Continue Reading

Intro to Mat Pilates

February 20, 2018 at 5:44 am

Interested in learning more about Pilates or immersing yourself deeper in your current practice? The Studio has the perfect workshop for you! Join Jacquelyn Reiff for an intensive Intro to Mat Pilates at The Studio March 3rd and 4th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. This session will detail Joseph Pilates classic mat exercises and prepare  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Visitor Study

February 20, 2018 at 5:34 am

Local, state, and federal agencies that manage lands or recreation facilities in the San Juan Islands sponsored a study in 2017 to collect better information about use, impacts, visitors, and preferences for management. The study addresses several questions related to San Juan Islands tourism, public lands, and recreation areas. The goal is to describe visitor  Continue Reading

Severe Weather Shelter Open Tonight

February 18, 2018 at 8:29 am

United Way of San Juan County, and the “Out of the Cold” Severe Weather Shelter program have enjoyed amazing community support in the shape of donations and volunteer commitments, and as the cold weather sets in tonight the Shelter will open once again. The Shelter location for the predicted cold weather will be at the  Continue Reading

On Book! Reader’s Theatre

February 18, 2018 at 5:49 am

Poets are Focus of Next FREE Readers Theatre San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series showcases a play about two 20th century poets on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth expresses the beauty in simple  Continue Reading

Best Picture Award

February 16, 2018 at 5:55 am

Congratulations to Tyler Roberts. His film “Be Good Now” just won Best Picture at the Oregon Short Film Festival. Tyler grew up here and graduated from FHHS in 2005 and Western Washington University in 2010. His parents are Mary and Roy, and he is the grandchild of Kip and Kitty. “Be Good Now” is a  Continue Reading

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