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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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EDC presents Cross-Industry Symposium for Knowledge Workers and Business Owners

November 12, 2019 at 5:45 am

Knowledge workers can meet with San Juan County business owners at the EDC’s Cross-Industry Symposium. The symposium is designed to connect entrepreneurs with people from other industries who have skills and ideas that could help their businesses grow. The event is on November 20th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard  Continue Reading

Construction Work Means Temporary Trail Closure

November 11, 2019 at 7:05 am

By Louise Dustrude – Construction of the new American Camp Visitor Center is under way and it is expected to continue through August 2020. In addition to the new building there will be improvements to the parking area, a new access road from farther east along Cattle Point Road, and some ADA pathways in the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

November 11, 2019 at 6:51 am

While doing research for my latest vlog episode, “How to Escape from Anywhere, Fast,” I tumbled down the YouTube rabbit hole landing at “Ahhhhhh for 10 Hours”. It’s a 10-hour long YouTube video of a cowboy belting “Ahhhhh!!!”. Can you believe it has 1,332,216 views?! WT-HECK? I’m fairly sure that “Ahhhhhh for 10 hours” was not  Continue Reading

Free Business Entities Workshop

November 9, 2019 at 5:45 am

SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite business owners and nonprofit leaders to a workshop on reducing risk Over 40% of small business owners in the U.S. report having been involved in or threatened with a civil lawsuit, and many business owners are at risk for losing their personal assets, simply as a result of  Continue Reading

Fairgrounds Winter Flea & Craft Market December 7th

November 9, 2019 at 5:38 am

Mark your calendars! The Winter Flea & Craft Market will be at the Fairgrounds Main Building on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am-1 pm. Flea & Craft Market vendors can sign up for a booth space by calling (360) 378-4310, by emailing info@sjcfair.org or by applying online at www.sjcfair.org. Each vendor booth space is 10’  Continue Reading

Periodic Message

November 8, 2019 at 7:38 am

The Rock Solid Youth Prevention Team needs your help in the Red Ribbon Contest for their school. They are competing to win $1000 for Friday Harbor High School, so they can continue to build on their prevention efforts and support a healthier school community for their peers. Rock Solid cleverly spelled out, “Escape the Vape,  Continue Reading

Tourism vs: Preservation

November 8, 2019 at 7:30 am

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will host “Sharing Paradise: The Balance of Tourism and Preservation in the San Juans” from noon-2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 in the San Juan Island Library’s meeting room. Barbara Marrett and Joe Symons will present two sides of the island’s tourism. Marrett is the communication and  Continue Reading

Medical Insurance Changes for SJ County

November 8, 2019 at 7:27 am

As has been widely reported, Kaiser Permanente is leaving San Juan County in 2020. Those who have medical insurance through Kaiser (whether an individual plan or Medicare Advantage) will need to enroll in a new insurance plan. We are fortunate that Primera LifeWise will be in our county in 2020. Those who need to purchase  Continue Reading

Reminder: No Sidney, B.C. service starting Tuesday, Nov. 12

November 8, 2019 at 7:23 am

The only two vessels in the WSF fleet certified to sail in international waters, Elwha and Chelan, will be out of service for required maintenance starting Tuesday, November 12. This leaves no option but to suspend service to Sidney, British Columbia through December 8. During this period, WSF will maintain four-boat service on the Anacortes/San  Continue Reading

Vivien Tapsoba Art Reception at Alchemy Art Center

November 8, 2019 at 5:45 am

Alchemy Art Center will host a reception for Vivien Tapsoba, who will be exhibiting his paintings in the Dome space at Alchemy Art Center on Friday, November 22nd from 5pm-8pm.  Tapsoba is originally from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, but currently resides in the United States. He is a self-trained artist who has been a guest of  Continue Reading

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