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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

Author Event at the Library

August 23, 2019 at 5:49 am

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister  San Juan Island fans of Northwest author Erica Bauermeister take note: She’s returning to the island on Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm at the Library to present her latest novel, The Scent Keeper. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are thrilled to host Erica again and  Continue Reading

New Owners for Ravenhill Construction

August 23, 2019 at 5:48 am

Peter Kilpatrick has sold Ravenhill Construction, Inc. to longtime employees Credence Ross, Mike Murphy and Orion Powell. Peter will continue in a management role as a consultant for two years. This will allow the new partners to focus on supervision and completion of their individual construction projects and ensure a smooth transition. Ravenhill has been  Continue Reading

America’s Boating Course

August 23, 2019 at 5:47 am

The Fall edition of America’s Boating Course will be starting September 11th and running for four Wednesday evenings at Skagit Valley College from 6:30-9:30 pm. This is a good way to get the Washington State Boaters Education Card and we include On-the-Water-Training as part of the course. A comprehensive boating information manual is also included  Continue Reading

Announcing Afterglow Evenings at Cynthia’s

August 22, 2019 at 5:48 am

Local Music, Locally Sourced Food, Local Garden Setting Join us Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 for an evening of local music and local food thoughtfully prepared. Our Garden Patio is open and it is a wonderful setting for listening to local music and enjoying your evening. Reservations Recommended – 360-317-7178 or cynthiasofcourse@gmail.com  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective 2019 Chamber Music Festival

August 22, 2019 at 5:45 am

This September marks Archipelago Collective’s fifth anniversary performing exhilarating and world-class classical music on San Juan Island. Our 2019 festival week will present five concerts in a celebration of chamber music both old and very new. Our musicians are unparalleled virtuosi who come from across the country, and this year you’ll be able to hear  Continue Reading

Real Estate News with Merri Ann

August 22, 2019 at 5:44 am

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with another article covering real estate news… Excise Tax Increase, Decrease and Shift There will be a major change in real estate excise tax taking effect January 1, 2020 for the State of Washington.  I have provided a link below to the Senate Bill which created this change to a  Continue Reading

Open Doors Program

August 22, 2019 at 5:42 am

Open Doors Program to start at Griffin Bay School this fall San Juan Island School District announces the opening of the “Open Doors Program”. This student re-engagement program will begin on Tuesday September 9, 2019. The “Open Doors Program” is a student re-engagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who  Continue Reading

13th Annual Concours d’Élégance

August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am

Time to put away your Fair ribbons and head to San Juan Vineyard, THIS Saturday, August 24 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, for the 13th annual Concours d’Élégance. This year, the Concours will include the raffle of a Tesla (child’s size) electric vehicle and silent auction of car memorabilia. Lunch will be served under  Continue Reading

Fountainsun to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am

Alchemy Art Center will host Fountainsun for a return performance almost one year later on Saturday, August 24th at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the door.  Parking is limited, please carpool. Fountainsun is the  Continue Reading

Paul Allen To Receive FHFF Lifetime Achievement Award

August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am

Friday Harbor Film Festival is proud and excited to announce that the Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented posthumously to Paul G. Allen for his outstanding contributions to the art of documentary filmmaking, television, and media. The award presentation, to be held during the Festival’s Opening Night Gala on October 25 at  Continue Reading

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