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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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San Juan Islands Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Honors Heroes

June 4, 2021 at 8:49 am

Sunday, May 30th the San Juan Islands DAR chapter joined the Friday Harbor American Legion Post 163 and it’s Auxiliary to plant flags at the Valley Cemetery on San Juan Island. At noon the next day we returned to the cemetery and conducted a Memorial Day service to honor the men and women who died  Continue Reading

Hospital District Pays off EMS Building

June 4, 2021 at 8:44 am

The Board of Commissioners of San Juan Island Public Hospital District #1 and Superintendent Nathan Butler are very happy to announce that the District has paid off in full the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. Superintendent Butler said “We are so privileged to have this building which carries the name of former EMS Chief Frank  Continue Reading

Dr. Fishaut Retiring

June 4, 2021 at 8:21 am

Here’s a letter to the community from Dr. Mark Fishaut… In 2004, my wife Sharon and I arrived here from Western New York where I had practiced pediatrics for 25 years. Coming here offered us a new beginning. The 17 years providing care for children both as a physician and a coach on San Juan  Continue Reading

Ernie’s is Re-Opening

June 3, 2021 at 3:50 pm

Story and photos by Louise Dustrude – The popular cafe at the airport, which closed in December, will be open once again on Saturday, June 5, with an expanded menu and expanded hours. Kristine Crossley will be the host and chef. Her husband, Jim Crossley, an aviation enthusiast, is currently refurbishing the building with the  Continue Reading

Traffic Fatality

June 2, 2021 at 11:32 am

Sheriff Ron Krebs shares this sad news… On 05/31/2021 at approximately 5:15pm a grey Subaru was travelling into town from the west end of San Juan Island when the car veered into the oncoming lane at Beaverton Valley and Lowe Lane and struck a jeep travelling the opposite direction in the west bound lane.  The  Continue Reading

Call for Sculpture Submissions

June 2, 2021 at 5:29 am

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit, will be accepting sculpture submissions this summer. All sculptors are welcome to submit works using the guidelines below between June 6th and Aug 4th, 2021. We do not require any biographical material with your submission. Sculptures will be selected on the merits of the art  Continue Reading

Rally & March for Palestine/Gaza

May 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Sandy Strehlou shares this announcement with you… Saturday, May 29, 11am, SJC courthouse lawn If you could give just 90 minutes of your time to help bring peace and justice to the people of Palestine/Gaza, would you? Join is for a peaceful community rally and march starting at the San Juan County, WA courthouse at  Continue Reading

New American Camp Visitor Center Open

May 28, 2021 at 11:01 am

By Louise Dustrude The new American Camp Visitor Center parking area and trailhead access has been open to the public since mid-April, after more than a year of construction, and the building and new restrooms will be open by Memorial Day weekend. Although there is still work to do to complete the exhibits, the reception  Continue Reading

History Lives Here: San Juan Island’s Old Military Road, Then and Now

May 11, 2021 at 5:50 am

Join Historian Mike Vouri and members of the Old Military Road Trail committee at 10:30 a.m., Saturday May 15 as they explore the southern starting point of the Military Road that once ran between American and English Camps. Learn how the old road was initially cut by laborers employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company to  Continue Reading

Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic

April 27, 2021 at 7:08 pm

Please help spread the word! There will be a walk-up COVID vaccine clinic on San Juan Island for those 18 or older on Wednesday April 28th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. Location is the old InterIsland Medical Center in Friday Harbor (550 Spring Street). This clinic will be for the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Continue Reading

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