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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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Severe Weather Shelter Orientation/Training

November 8, 2021 at 5:44 am

Friends, it’s that time of year, where the “sug­ges­tion” of very cold weath­er is loud and clear! We are hop­ing to put togeth­er a team of vol­un­teers to open the Severe Weath­er Shel­ter this year. Can you come to an Orientation/Training? It’s on Sat­ur­day, N0vember 13 from 9am to 11am at Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Church. (that’s at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Aging on the Island: Long Term & Hospice Care

November 8, 2021 at 5:43 am

League of Women Vot­ers Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing Novem­ber 8th , 2021 12 pm via Zoom Speak­ers this month will be Kathryn Clary and Kaaren Flint of Hos­pice North­west, Mar­iluz Vil­la from Hos­pice San Juan and Even Per­rol­laz rep­re­sent­ing the Vil­lage at the Har­bor. All three will give pre­sen­ta­tions and there will be time for ques­tions and answers  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Adds hoopla

November 6, 2021 at 2:04 pm

San Juan Island Library Adds Library Con­tent Stream­ing Ser­vice, hoopla Dig­i­tal  With hoopla dig­i­tal, San Juan Island Library Patrons can now Instant­ly Read, Watch, and Lis­ten to their choice of more than 950,000 titles, For Free with their Library Card. [Fri­day Har­bor, WA | Novem­ber 6, 2021] – The pop­u­lar on-demand film stream­ing ser­vice hoopla  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Residents with Parkinson’s Disease Needed for Research Study

November 6, 2021 at 1:38 pm

PADs is look­ing for vol­un­teers who live on San Juan Island and have been diag­nosed with Parkinson’s Dis­ease to par­tic­i­pate in a nov­el research study to deter­mine whether a rela­tion­ship exists between a proven mark­er of neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­ease (ND) and the alert respons­es of the Parkinson’s Alert Dogs. If you are famil­iar with PADs, then you  Con­tin­ue Reading

DST: Set Your Clock Back Tonight

November 6, 2021 at 9:45 am

Day­light Sav­ing Time ends on Sun­day, Novem­ber 7th. Don’t for­get to set your clock back tonight when you go to bed (or if you’re like me, do it in the morn­ing when you’d rather roll over and sleep for anoth­er hour). This is a good time to change the bat­ter­ies in your home­’s smoke alarms  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

November 6, 2021 at 9:42 am

CORRECTION — This arti­cle has been cor­rect­ed since it was first pub­lished… Since the last update on Fri­day Octo­ber 29th, there have been 4 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 357. This means that approx­i­mate­ly 1 of every 48 island res­i­dents have become infect­ed with COVID since  Con­tin­ue Reading

Daylight Saving Time Forever?

November 5, 2021 at 10:28 am

It’s com­ing up this week­end. Time to set the clocks back. It’s going to be dark­er ear­li­er in the evenings. Where do you stand? Do you want to keep going back and forth with your clocks every year? Or would you pre­fer to put an end to this per­ma­nent­ly? Here’s where our US Sen­a­tor Pat­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Assessed Value vs. Market Value

November 5, 2021 at 5:45 am

Won­der­ing how the Coun­ty Asses­sor’s Office came up with your new Assessed Val­ue? Is it the same as your prop­er­ty’s Mar­ket Val­ue? Join San Juan Coun­ty Asses­sor, John Kulseth, and Win­der­mere Real Estate Con­sul­tant, Tama­ra Weaver, as they answer your ques­tions and demys­ti­fy those two very dif­fer­ent val­ues. This is a FREE online pre­sen­ta­tion, Novem­ber 10th  Con­tin­ue Reading

STAR Program is Hiring/Looking for Volunteers

November 5, 2021 at 5:42 am

Island rec is search­ing for some kid lov­ing, capa­ble peo­ple to help with our dai­ly STAR- Study Time and After­noon Recre­ation — pro­gram.  If you are 14+ look­ing for San Juan Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship Hours for school, or some­one that thinks that vol­un­teer­ing for kid pro­grams is right up their alley, we would love to have  Con­tin­ue Reading


November 4, 2021 at 5:54 am

Aging but Not Slow­ing Down (well not slow­ing down too much any­way) Louise and John Dus­trude have enjoyed out­door activ­i­ties all their lives — boat­ing, (includ­ing sail­ing, row­ing and canoe­ing), hik­ing, walk­ing and bik­ing to name a few. How­ev­er, a few years ago, notic­ing that her sense of bal­ance wasn’t what it used to be,  Con­tin­ue Reading

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