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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

Tallentyre Basil Sturdivant

April 9, 2021 at 2:45 pm

Tallentyre Basil Sturdivant – born Aug 14, 1925, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Died, April 5, 2021, Anacortes, WA. Tal grew up with his family in Laguna Beach, CA where surfing, fishing and boating became his life-long passions. He attended UC Santa Barbara, and served in the US Merchant Marines in the South Pacific and Philippine Islands.  Continue Reading

Sun-E-Land Bikes Visits San Juan Islands

March 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Coming soon to visit Friday Harbor, Lopez, Orcas… Sun-E-Land Bikes is a new Electric Bicycle Company based in Bellingham, now open for business and will be coming to the San Juan Islands to feature and promote the Sun-E-Land City Cruiser. Matt Holmes is the owner and operator of Sun-E-Land Bikes. Sun-E-Land Bikes offers affordable electric  Continue Reading

Donate To Gary Bowman Memorial To Support Wife Yvonne

March 25, 2021 at 6:50 am

From organizers You surely know our friendly, Friday Harbor U.S. Post Office counter employee, Yvonne Bowman. She is always ready with a kind word and smiling eyes. On Dec. 24, her beloved husband Gary Bowman passed away due to an aortic dissection. Gary did not have life insurance. This has been a devastating loss besides  Continue Reading

First Annual Daffodil Frolic At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

March 23, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Islands Sculpture Park Join the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park’s first-ever Daffodil Frolic, a spring celebration of thousands of Daffodils and Irises. (Sorry, the deer ate the tulips.)While you are at the park, enjoy our 150 sculptures, nine new sheep, “Soundhenge,” new Westcott Bay trails, “Whimsy Woods,” three orca fins, “Starfish” for  Continue Reading

Tiny Villages along West Side Road

March 16, 2021 at 4:45 am

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from Louise Dustrude… Are the miniature villages on rocks along West Side Road proliferating, or have there always been half a dozen or more? I’ve been enjoying one of them for several months, and perhaps it’s been there for years. It’s not on my daily  Continue Reading

Spring Ahead Tomorrow

March 13, 2021 at 4:42 am

This weekend – Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 AM – Daylight Saving Time begins. Spring is almost here and the days are getting longer! Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour – (Probably when you go to bed Saturday) so at 2:00 AM it will really be 3:00 AM. This may also be  Continue Reading

Congressman Rick Larsen Tests Positive for COVID-19

December 24, 2020 at 8:14 pm

In his post on Facebook on Wednesday, December 23rd, Washington State Congressman Rick Larsen has said that he received a positive test result for COVID-19. Here’s what he said: Yesterday, I received a positive test result for the COVID-19 virus. I am quarantining in accordance with CDC guidelines and am not experiencing any symptoms. I  Continue Reading

The “Idaho Stop” is Now Legal For Bikes in Washington

December 3, 2020 at 4:45 am

Vehicle drivers may not be aware of a recent law that allows bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign in some instances – and may be cynically assuming that the cyclists they see are breaking the law. The so-called “Idaho stop” (also known as the “safety stop”) became law in Washington State  Continue Reading

A Safe Adventure for the Holidays

December 2, 2020 at 4:12 am

During these difficult times, the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, with 20 acres of outdoor trails, is a safe and fun experience for all the family (including the dog). We now have a flock of “Fishnet Sheep”, a new toad changing into a Prince, a wonderful “Whimsy Woods” trail with shoes climbing trees and over  Continue Reading

Leslie Allen Dean

November 25, 2020 at 5:30 am

Leslie Allen Dean, age 76, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington on October 10th, 2020. He was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on November 25th, 1943 to Ronald and Frieda Dean.  He moved to College Place, Washington with his wife Leora Dean and two daughters, Shannon and Marnie Dean in 1972. Les  Continue Reading

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