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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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June 15, 2020 at 9:32 am

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is partnering again with the Town of Friday Harbor, Kings Market and the Port of Friday Harbor to sponsor the fireworks display for the 4th of July. We have made the determination that the 2020 Fourth of July fireworks display over the harbor adjacent to the Town of  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Yacht Club Calendar Announcement Update

June 15, 2020 at 5:48 am

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we have made some changes to the annual Shaw Island Classic sailboat race. Please post this event update on your website and/or printed calendar. Thanks! Contact:  Jim Corenman, SJIYC Race Committee.  (360) 317-6442 or racecommittee@sjiyc.com Although the San Juan Island Yacht Club has postponed the 50th Shaw Island Classic  Continue Reading

Happy Anniversary San Juan Bistro!

June 15, 2020 at 5:47 am

This week begins our 8th year and our next iteration! We appreciate your kindness and support since opening our doors in June 2013. And we are especially grateful for your support of our “Take Out” only Lunches and Dinners this Spring. We are excited to announce our new Take Out Dinner menu! Our Takeout Dinners  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Island Scavenger Hunt

June 15, 2020 at 5:44 am

We are excited to bring a virtual scavenger hunt experience for the whole family to the community this summer. Each week 5 “hunts” will be delivered to your inbox, varying in difficulty and activity type. The objective of these experiences will be to learn more about your island and to experiment with new projects and  Continue Reading

Community Service Program Calling All Non-Profits

June 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm

The courts of San Juan County are updating and improving their community service program. In many cases, criminal defendants have the opportunity to volunteer at non-profit organizations to work off court fees or in lieu of imposed jail time. To allow this, the courts must be able to confirm an organization’s non-profit status and verify  Continue Reading

Marshall Phillip Sanborn

June 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm

On May 21, 2020 Marshall Phillip Sanborn, age 91, died peacefully at his home on San Juan Island, WA with his wife, Beth Helstien, at his side. Despite declining health due to COPD, heart disease, and cancer Marshall was active and vibrant until shortly before he died. Born in 1928 in Longmont CO to Kent  Continue Reading

“Back with a Twist: Inner Journey Collage© Online”

June 12, 2020 at 4:20 pm

Collage isn’t just a fun activity or a way of cleverly recycling old magazines and greeting cards. Collage can be one form of art therapy that heals! That research-based assertion inspired me to create Inner Journey Collage© (IJC) for women in 2012. Since then, IJC workshops have been held at island venues like XYZ Movement  Continue Reading

Scouting has Restarted on San Juan Island

June 12, 2020 at 10:50 am

Troop Meetings are open for all young Men & Women ages 10.5 – 17 Thursdays 6:30-8 at Camp Bogardus Cub Pack Meetings are open for all young Boys & Girls ages 6 – 10.5 Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 at Camp Bogardus Sea Scout Meetings, will restart soon for all Men & Women ages 14-20 Please contact Scoutmaster  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Virtual Wiggle, Wiggle, and Stretch class

June 11, 2020 at 2:15 pm

Our virtual Wiggle, Wiggle, and Stretch class was designed in collaboration with Katerina Wen, M.Ed to bring a smart, fun and somatic experience for young children over Zoom on a weekly basis. Parents are encouraged to join us for this class that will guide children through songs, verses, and movements that will stimulate them physically  Continue Reading

Library Returns Opening

June 11, 2020 at 2:13 pm

Dear Friends, As you may know, the Library is beginning the reopening process by accepting returns of library materials starting on Tuesday, June 16th. With nearly 10,000 items checked out, the first step in this plan is to maintain a safe returns environment by limiting the volume of returns. We simply cannot process all the  Continue Reading

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