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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

The “Magic of Magazines” Tree at the Library

December 7, 2019 at 9:19 am

The holiday season is upon us! Are you looking for special gifts, ways to remember loved ones, or opportunities to celebrate your hobbies or specific areas of interest? Why not join the Library’s extended family by sponsoring a Library magazine for yourself, or a loved one? For the month of December, our holiday tree, celebrating  Continue Reading

Transition to Redemption

December 7, 2019 at 9:13 am

What’s in the Mailbag today? Here’s a letter from Steve Ulvi… As a blue-collar kid in suburban California following WWII, we enjoyed many simple freedoms. Young families rapidly infilled modest developments in old walnut and almond orchards, grassy oak hills to roam. We didn’t feel the urban apprehension of economic displacement, social injustice or class-constrained  Continue Reading

WSF Online Public Meetings

December 6, 2019 at 11:45 am

Here’s an important reminder for residents of San Juan County from Jim Corenman, Chair of the county Ferry Advisory Committee… San Juan County FAC here, with a request for assistance: WSF is holding two online public meetings, this Saturday at 9am and Tuesday evening at 6pm. This is a new format for WSF, and is  Continue Reading

Book Launch!

December 6, 2019 at 5:48 am

Island Farming: History And Landscape Of Agriculture In The San Juan Islands by Boyd C. Pratt A free-ranging pig that caused an international war; a year’s crop of ginseng that paid off the mortgage; and a breachy cow that led to bloody murder. Farming in the San Juan Islands has always presented challenges and opportunities.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

December 6, 2019 at 5:46 am

Hi, I’m Rock Sorensen and I’m on the board of directors of APS-FH. My wife Judi says I’m housebroken, don’t shed much, I’m cute, I smell nice, and I’m helpful around the house! My fellow board members describe me as smart, passionate about animals, and a fantastic person to work with. So all kidding aside,  Continue Reading

Harbor Life Ring

December 6, 2019 at 5:44 am

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Town Administrator Duncan Wilson… On behalf of the Mayor, Council and Citizens of the Town of Friday Harbor I would like to sincerely thank those that donated in their November utility payment to our Harbor Life Ring program. Each year at this time the  Continue Reading

National Park Service Awards Technical Assistance Grant to Old Military Road Trail Committee

December 5, 2019 at 11:55 am

Formal planning will soon be underway on a long-distance San Juan Island trail thanks to a recently awarded grant from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA). The island-based Old Military Road Trail committee is one of 40 recipients nationwide of the grant, which provides technical assistance for community-led recreation projects.  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island

December 5, 2019 at 9:44 am

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday -December 5th from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run out  Continue Reading

Nana’s Holiday House

December 5, 2019 at 5:48 am

Nana’s Holiday House has opened it’s doors for the 7th year at 175 First Street (formerly the Rumor Mill) with hundreds’s of new and island crafted items, ranging from $1.00 to $10.00. Nana’s house was started to provide our island kids (1-18 years of age) a place to buy affordable gifts for their families, teachers  Continue Reading

Honoring Outgoing EMS Board Members

December 5, 2019 at 5:44 am

The following announcement was submitted by Nathan Butler, public information officer for SJI EMS… On November 26, 2019, the staff of San Juan Island EMS honored outgoing Board members with a special presentation. Outgoing Board members Mark Schwinge, Michael Edwards, Warren Appleton, and Rebecca Smith were all in attendance. Though they were also honored at  Continue Reading

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