About the Author
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

Grand Opening of Alchemy Art Center Photo and Print Studio

January 22, 2019 at 5:52 am

Alchemy Art Center is introducing it’s brand new printmaking studio and photography darkroom with an open house on Sunday, January 27th, from 2:00-5:00 PM. Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing specialized art equipment for San Juan Islanders in a shared studio setting.   Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

January 22, 2019 at 5:41 am

San Juan Island Fire Department Announces January 2019 Firefighters of the Month The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the January 2019 Firefighter of the Month. In this instance, we actually mean, Firefighters of the month. Please join us in congratulating Firefighters Jerry and Dennis Sears for their consistent and  Continue Reading

MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans

January 21, 2019 at 9:54 am

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of pictures taken from the inside looking out- April 5 to June 3, 2019. The exhibition showcases photographs, poems, and journal entries by twenty-five Vietnam veterans from around the US. Most of the material was previously kept hidden away,  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

January 21, 2019 at 9:17 am

  Interested in using native plants in your landscape? There are many wonderful reasons to use PNW natives: they are often long lived and don’t need maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming  Continue Reading

Hospital District Meeting

January 20, 2019 at 5:44 am

The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will hold its Regular Board Meeting of the year on Wednesday January 23. There will be a work session that is open to the public at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Regular Board Meeting at 3:00 p.m. The location is the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building.

Help Wanted at SJCT

January 19, 2019 at 5:45 am

San Juan Community Theatre has a job opening! Development Officer Job Description Hourly, up to 20 hours/week  Washington State Mandated Benefits Only  Reports to: Executive Artistic Director Under the direction of the San Juan Community Theatre’s (SJCT) Executive Artistic Director and working closely with the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the chair of its Development Committee, the  Continue Reading

Knowledge Worker Meetup

January 19, 2019 at 5:35 am

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to informal meetup The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. We hope this knowledge  Continue Reading

Adult Night Swim

January 18, 2019 at 5:46 am

Island Rec is offering Adult Night Swim this February at SJI Fitness! Drop-in for some adult-only pool time to play games or swim laps in the evenings. Sessions are held Thursdays; February 7th – February 28th for ages 18 and up from 7:30-9pm. There is a registration rate of $35.00; or $10.00 per night. For  Continue Reading

Salmon Still Declining

January 18, 2019 at 5:45 am

State’s New Report Shows Salmon Still Declining: Recovery Projects Funded at Only 16 Percent of Estimated Need OLYMPIA–Despite two decades of efforts to recover them, wild salmon are still declining—and a report released today by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office stresses that adequate funding is needed to turn the tide on the iconic species’ future.  Continue Reading

Recent Comments by Tim