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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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$1,000 + Youth Leadership Camp for Sophomores and Juniors: Apps Due April 12

March 21, 2019 at 5:48 am

OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. Up to five scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp at the College  Continue Reading

Construction Welding Training

March 21, 2019 at 5:46 am

EDC and SVC to offer Free Training in Construction Welding this Spring The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Skagit Valley College to offer free training in Construction Welding basics at SVC’s Mount Vernon campus this May.  This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored by the Washington  Continue Reading

Last Call for Children’s Festival Poster Contest and Activity Providers

March 21, 2019 at 5:44 am

“I am Super” This is our last call to help us out in designing our poster for Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s super hero festival theme. Artwork must be submitted on an official entry form which can be obtained at Island Rec’s office or  Continue Reading

Cub Scout Meeting Wednesday

March 20, 2019 at 10:44 am

Eric Stone shares this invitation with you… Greetings All, This is a reminder that this Wednesday, March 20th at the Friday Harbor Yacht Club, we will be having a Cub Scout parents meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The plan is to talk about the program and see how much interest we have in the  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth brings mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

March 20, 2019 at 5:48 am

Islanders unable to afford dental care can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at the Mullis Senior Center, at 589 Nash St., Friday Harbor. The next two Fish for Teeth dental van visits will be six weeks apart to offer a  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Day Passes On Sale Now

March 20, 2019 at 5:45 am

  Islanders Get Special Discount Until March 22 Day pass tickets go on sale today for the 2nd annual Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), a celebration of literature and community, April 5-7. With an award-winning lineup of 60 artists, OILF provides an opportunity to engage with local, regional and nationally renowned authors and their work  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Park & Recreation Commission Vacancy

March 20, 2019 at 5:43 am

San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, a junior taxing district on San Juan Island seeks to appoint a new person to its board to fill the position vacated by Commissioner Jacquelyn Reiff’s resignation. The appointment to the Board will run until the November 2019 election. Persons interested in the field of parks and recreation  Continue Reading

Longtime Fishery Science and Policy Manager Hired to Lead Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office

March 19, 2019 at 5:47 am

The following press release is from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office… OLYMPIA – Erik Neatherlin, a scientist and longtime manager in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been selected to lead the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, which coordinates statewide and regional efforts to return salmon from the brink of extinction. The  Continue Reading

“Adventures in Boating” Class

March 19, 2019 at 5:46 am

Need your Washington State Boating Education Card? Take a Free U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Adventures in Boating” Class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands Detachment is offering a free Washington State Basic Boater Education Course on San Juan Island. The two-day class will be held on Thursday evenings April 4 and April 11,  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds on April 20

March 19, 2019 at 5:36 am

Mark your calendars, the next Spring Flea & Craft Market will be on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00am until 1:00pm in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds!   Booth space for Flea & Craft Market vendors is $27, which includes one 8’x 30” table and two chairs.  An additional table can be  Continue Reading

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