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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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Know Your Island Walks

February 20, 2020 at 5:49 am

The next Know Your Island Walk on Saturday, February 22, from 1 to 4 pm will be guided by intrepid hikers Dave Zeretzke and Bill Severson. Participants will meet at the corner of Roche Harbor Road and West Valley Road and walk up through Roche Harbor Highlands and up the back (north) side of Young  Continue Reading

13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors

February 19, 2020 at 9:01 am

Today we have a guest post from TripOutside.com on the Benefits of Getting Outdoors… By Julie Singh If you’re a self-professed homebody, you could seriously benefit from a change of scenery. Spending time in nature could improve your physical and mental health, ward off illness, and actually make you happier! As the Father of Western  Continue Reading

Couple of Things at Cynthia’s This Week

February 19, 2020 at 9:01 am

First: Kitchen Sink Dinners – 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, Feb. 20th from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per  Continue Reading

The Presidential Primary

February 19, 2020 at 9:01 am

Just when you thought the election was over, you get another ballot. Yes, folks, this year the Presidential Primary is following close on the heels of the February special election. The purpose of the Presidential Primary is to give the voters a chance to tell the two major parties who to select as their candidates.  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Year Mark

February 18, 2020 at 5:48 am

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans held a Centennial Celebration on February 12, to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national League on February 14, 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt to help women become informed voters. The occasion also marked that 2020 will be 100 years since women won  Continue Reading

Mardi Paws ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner

February 18, 2020 at 5:47 am

APS-FH Celebrates World Spay Day with Mardi Paws Themed 13th Annual ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner Tuesday, February 25th Every February shelters and pet rescue organizations world-wide celebrate Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day on the last Tuesday in February. Synonymous with love, February is the perfect time to reflect and celebrate the importance of spaying and  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Volleyball Skills Clinic

February 18, 2020 at 5:46 am

Bump, set, spike! This co-ed program is a 5-week skills clinic that will introduce participants to the basics of volleyball. Instructor Maureen Lamar is a former volleyball college athlete and has been coaching volleyball for over 5 years. Participants will learn the rules of the game as well as technical skills like passing, setting, and  Continue Reading

Apply Now: College Scholarships up to $2,100

February 17, 2020 at 5:49 am

Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Applications Due April 10  OPALCO’s is accepting scholarship applications from high school sophomores and juniors. Three scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen. Part of the scholarship includes an all-expenses paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp in Idaho. Applications  Continue Reading

Poetry Garden Contest Winners Announced

February 17, 2020 at 5:47 am

The Town of Friday Harbor and Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) have announced the winners of their first Poetry Garden Contest. A blind judging process was used to review 271 poems submitted by 90 San Juan County residents. Final selections were made by Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna and include 20 adults and  Continue Reading

Value-Added 101

February 17, 2020 at 5:46 am

EDC, San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild offer Value-Added 101 course Whether you grow a lot of food products or a little, value-added food processing is a great way to start – or expand – an ag business.   Farmers and food business owners can join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the San  Continue Reading

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