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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

Abbey Road Live!

June 24, 2019 at 5:50 am

Abbey Road LIVE! Celebrating the Abbey Road album’s 50th anniversary! 50 years ago, as Woodstock became the defining moment of the ‘60s generation, the Beatles recorded and released their own crown jewel: Abbey Road, their final and most iconic studio album. The image of John, Paul George and Ringo walking the London crosswalk is perhaps  Continue Reading

Container, Cargo, and Tanker Ships from 24 Projects in the Salish Sea Threaten Southern Resident Orcas

June 24, 2019 at 5:49 am

Friends of the San Juans identifies an additional 2,044 ocean going vessels making 4,088 transits to and from ports in British Columbia and Washington State from 24 new or expanding proposals. Vessel traffic from ocean-going oil tankers, container ships, bulk cargo carriers, and liquefied natural gas carriers could increase 34% according to new information which  Continue Reading

Lions Support Beach Plastic Clean Up

June 24, 2019 at 5:47 am

The San Juan Island Lions Club presents a $1,000 check to Lion Stacey Smith to produce multiple weather resistant photo boards to be placed at the new Interpretive Center opening at Jackson Beach this summer.   The boards will present information relating to the plastic pick up on beaches and how land animals and marine  Continue Reading

Travel Photography with Ray Pfortner

June 24, 2019 at 5:46 am

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) welcomes Vashon Island photographer Ray Pfortner for a new Travel Photography Workshop: Photography out on the Road with Ray Pfortner Sunday June 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at SJIMA – 540 Spring Street Cost is $85 (SJIMA Members – $75) Class size is limited and registration  Continue Reading

Building Industry Networking Meeting

June 24, 2019 at 5:45 am

Attention All San Juan County Building Industry Company Owners and Managers! The San Juan Builders Association and The Building Industry Association of Washington is hosting a meeting to gather as many San Juan County Home Building affiliated company owners and managers. Come network with General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers, Engineers, Architects and Consultants. Basically any Owners  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

June 24, 2019 at 5:40 am

Merri Ann Simonson shares the most recent video in her San Juan Islands Lifestyle video series. This one has tips on holding a garage sale.

Rotary Club

June 23, 2019 at 5:45 am

Carla Wright, Public Relations officer for Rotary shares this Rotary Club update with you… Rotary Club of San Juan Island held their 16th annual Installation Dinner on Monday, June 17th at Vinny’s where District Governor Brad Whittaker (Chilliwack) presided at the Installation Ceremony with Area Governor Connie Milliken (LaConner).

Hailey’s Hot Dog Wagon

June 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

There’s a new lunch spot for you in town. And it’s quick. That’s Hailey in the photo, all set up on her 2nd day of business Friday on the corner of Argyle and Nichols Streets (on the edge of the Ace Hardware parking lot). The official name of her business establishment is “Billy T’s Quick  Continue Reading

The Partial Fix

June 22, 2019 at 5:51 am

Well here’s some good news, but sadly, not a whole lot… This is the fourth in the 3-part series that became a 4-part series mid-way through. Part Four: The Solution (to see Parts 1 through 3, click below) Part One: The Problem Part Two: The Cause Part Three: The Solution Problem Continues Perhaps “The Solution”  Continue Reading

Volunteer Naturalists at Westside Preserve

June 22, 2019 at 5:49 am

Got a whale of a question? Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve this weekend. Many thanks to this collaboration with local and regional education and research groups to be providing educational opportunities and helping care for the Westside Preserve! 11am-5pm Saturday 6-22-19 depends on weather – (rain  Continue Reading

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