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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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Island Lights Festival

October 24, 2019 at 5:46 am

The Friday Harbor Winterfest begins November 30th with the Island Lights Festival The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber  Continue Reading

Grad Night Fundraising

October 24, 2019 at 5:45 am

The Class of 2020 Kicks off Grad Night Fundraising The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2020/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale. Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25! These  Continue Reading

Welcome to Clay

October 24, 2019 at 5:44 am

Learn the art of clay with Alchemy Art instructor, Glenn Hendrick. Glenn will guide you through the introductory process with a little bit of talk and lots of hands on time for creating a successful clay vessel. These vessel can be used for a potted plant, a jewelry holder, a personalized cup, or simple home  Continue Reading

One Day, One Focus: Ending Polio

October 24, 2019 at 5:41 am

Today is World Polio Day. In 30 years, we’ve gone from 124 polio-endemic countries to TWO, Afghanistan and Pakistan (Nigeria was recently removed from list after being polio free for three years). We know we’re eradicating polio, but do you realize how may added benefits the program brings? It might be providing clean water, bed  Continue Reading

Composting: A Way to Mitigate the Effects of Waste on the Environment

October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am

Story by Ayla Ridwan and Raylee Miniken who are participating in the FHHS Community Service Project… San Juan County would greatly benefit from a commercial composter. Commercial composters help to mitigate the effects of waste by eliminating the methane production of compostable items. Composting is the process of decomposing matter. According to O2Compost, a commercial  Continue Reading

Cigar Box Shrine Workshop

October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am

Join instructor Jan Murphy for a fun workshop using personal treasures, photographs and found objects to create one of a kind artworks. You’ll learn several tricks of the Mixed Media Trade while broadening your artistic horizons. It all happens Saturday, November 9th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at The Friday Harbor Atelier, 313 Spring Street,  Continue Reading

Lions Club Helps Kids

October 23, 2019 at 11:25 am

The Lions Club of San Juan Island has just completed its free eye screening for children in the San Juan Island Elementary and Middle schools, and the Orcas Island Elementary School. In all, over 300 students had their vision checked and 17 of the children were referred for vision problems . Using a Plus Optic  Continue Reading

New CEO for PeaceHealth

October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, named PeaceHealth Northwest Chief Executive PeaceHealth announced that Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, has been named chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. Prosper held the role of interim chief executive since long-time PeaceHealth leader, Dale Zender retired on Sept. 30, 2019. Prosper joined PeaceHealth in March 2019 as the chief operating  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am

Friday Harbor Elementary School’s annual Halloween Parade is coming up on Thursday October 31 at 9:30am. The parade travels from the elementary school to Argyle Ave to Spring Street, past King’s Market, across the street and back to the school.  Students should be dressed for cool fall weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Costumes should  Continue Reading

Hearing Is Believing

October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am

Rachel Flowers Concerts Following Hearing Is Believing At Friday Harbor Film Festival Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Rachel Flowers, an astonishing, young musician and composer from California, subject of the award-winning documentary Hearing Is Believing, will perform Live following the film’s screenings on Friday, October 25 at 1:15 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 4:15  Continue Reading

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