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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

Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island

November 28, 2021 at 8:51 pm

Cynthia’s Bistro will be offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal, Thursday December 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday to pick up your meal. You may pick up a meal for yourself or  Continue Reading

Old-Fashioned Christmas Market 

November 27, 2021 at 8:10 pm

December 10th 10am-7pm | December 11th 10am-7pm, Brickworks, Friday Harbor The Old-Fashioned Christmas Market will light up historic Brickworks with a vibrant return!  The popular event features an indoor-outdoor holiday crafts market, island food vendors, local farm products, live music, local libations, and activities for kids and grownups alike. Festivities have been extended to two  Continue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

November 27, 2021 at 8:45 am

Since the last update on Friday November 18th, there have been 27 new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. Current case count is now 431. There are approximately eight unvaccinated close contacts of positive cases currently in quarantine in the islands. Lopez Island: There are fourteen new cases on Lopez Island since the  Continue Reading

San Juan EMS to Remain Under the Jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1

November 26, 2021 at 5:45 am

On November 2, 2021, residents voted for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. The District will seek to renew its San Juan Island EMS levy in the upcoming February 8, 2022, election. Currently, San Juan Island EMS is at the end of a  Continue Reading

Town awarded Transportation Improvement Board grants to improve Marguerite Place and Nash Street

November 26, 2021 at 5:39 am

Marguerite Place and Nash Street will undergo major improvements in the next two years thanks to $1,469,783 in grant funding awarded to the Town by the state’s Transportation Improvement Board (TIB).  Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2023. In addition to rebuilding the existing roadway, sidewalks will be added to  Continue Reading

Disaster Cash Assistance Program

November 26, 2021 at 5:34 am

The following was shared with you by Northwest Workforce Council… The Department of Social and Health Services has activated the Disaster Cash Assistance Program, or DCAP, to serve people affected by severe weather events. Households impacted by floods, landslides, mudslides and other hazardous events in the 14 counties included in Governor Inslee’s November 15, 2021,  Continue Reading

Let us Give Thanks

November 25, 2021 at 5:50 am

The following is a Garden Meditation by the late Rev. Max Coots, and it seems very appropriate to share with you today… Let us give thanks for the bounty of people. For the Children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they  Continue Reading

Focusing on Their Future

November 24, 2021 at 12:42 pm

This is from the Center for Whale Research… Please help us raise $74,000 by year’s end! The $74,000 represents one thousand dollars for each of the seventy-four (74) whales in the Southern Resident orca community. We all remember J35. In 2018, the whole world watched J35 carry her deceased baby for 17 days and 1,000  Continue Reading

Prepare Your Property for the Next Big Rain Event

November 24, 2021 at 5:47 am

The massive rain event last week caused a wide range of impacts in the county and caught many islanders off-guard. The severe weather was caused by an atmospheric river: a long, narrow band of water vapor that often is released as rain or snow when it makes landfall. While the scope and damage may be  Continue Reading

Town Residents to Receive Free Refuse “Carts”

November 24, 2021 at 5:45 am

Within the coming weeks, Town of Friday Harbor residential refuse customers will receive 32-gallon, wheeled refuse carts with a lift bar to assist refuse workers in loading their truck.  These carts will help refuse personnel avoid injuries incurred from repetitive lifting.  Rates and pickup dates for residential customers will remain the same, and traditional (non-lift)  Continue Reading

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