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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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Position Available on the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees

December 3, 2021 at 4:45 am

Love your library? Join the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees! The Board is seek­ing can­di­dates to fill a par­tial, two-year term vacan­cy on its five-mem­ber library board. This non-paid term of office spans from Jan­u­ary 1, 2022 to Decem­ber 31, 2023, with eli­gi­bil­i­ty for reap­point­ment to a full five-year term. Rec­om­men­da­tion will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town and Utility Customers Donate $3,292 to Food Bank

December 3, 2021 at 4:03 am

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor thanks the com­mu­ni­ty for sup­port­ing the local food bank with their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions to the Har­bor Life Ring pro­gram this Novem­ber. Town util­i­ty cus­tomer dona­tions of $1,646 were matched with a $1,646 grant from the Town for a total dona­tion of $3,292 to the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. This is the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Partial Closure of Licensing and Recording Services on December 15

December 3, 2021 at 3:15 am

The Auditor’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice divi­sion will be closed from noon to 1:30 pm on Wednes­day, Decem­ber 15, for the department’s annu­al meet­ing. Cus­tomer Ser­vice pro­vides record­ing ser­vices, as well as licens­ing ser­vices for vehi­cles, ves­sels, mar­riages, and dogs.  Ser­vices will be avail­able on Decem­ber 15 from 10:00 am through noon, and again from 1:30 to  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 to Acquire The Village at the Harbor

December 2, 2021 at 9:40 am

On Novem­ber 2, 2021, San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents vot­ed in favor of the Dis­trict acquir­ing the Vil­lage at the Har­bor. Inte­gra­tion of the Vil­lage into the Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict will begin in ear­ly March of 2022. The cur­rent admin­is­tra­tor at the Vil­lage, Evan Per­rol­laz, has agreed to remain in his posi­tion indef­i­nite­ly fol­low­ing the acqui­si­tion.  Part  Con­tin­ue Reading

Santa’s Mailbox

December 2, 2021 at 5:50 am

San­ta is wait­ing to hear from the chil­dren and wants you to know that his mail­box is back and is locat­ed at 180 Web St., in Van Go’s dri­ve­way. Each let­ter that is received will get a reply so please make sure there is a return address and name on the let­ters! The mate­ri­als were  Con­tin­ue Reading

Now Open — Killebrew Lake Road

December 2, 2021 at 12:21 am

UPDATE — Kille­brew Lake Road on Orcas Island is now open. Pub­lic Works com­plet­ed their assess­ment Thurs­day morn­ing and have deter­mined that the road is safe to open. Laporte Road remains closed just past the inter­sec­tion with John Jones Road.

Holiday Art Show

December 1, 2021 at 5:50 am

11 San Juan Island Artists Offer New Works at the Fri­day Har­bor Atelier’s Hol­i­day Art Show The pub­lic is invit­ed to a Hol­i­day Open House on Fri­day, Decem­ber 3rd from 4:00 — 7:00 pm “This year more than ever, we want to cel­e­brate local small busi­ness­es and encour­age islanders to give the gift of hand­made art for  Con­tin­ue Reading

“Communities of Hope” Gala a Successful Event

December 1, 2021 at 5:40 am

Com­pass Health’s 2021 Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties of Hope Gala Rais­es Near­ly $110,000 to Ben­e­fit Child, Youth and Fam­i­ly Behav­ioral Health Ser­vices EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 30, 2021 – Com­pass Health’s fifth-annu­al Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties of Hope Gala raised near­ly $110,000 in sup­port of the organization’s child, youth and fam­i­ly behav­ioral health ser­vices dur­ing a vir­tu­al event held on  Con­tin­ue Reading

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