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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.

Recent Posts by Tim

Come See Fall at the Sculpture Park

October 28, 2021 at 11:36 am

The Giant Maple leaves are falling, but the grass is still green, and the San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park just fin­ished installing 15 new sculp­tures from across the Coun­try.  Come see “Sara Tops’ (a drift­wood Tricer­atops), by Joe Treat, or play “Rock/Paper/Scissors” by Ben Sharp. Enjoy our “Fig­ure Pulling Chain” by Ethan Cur­ri­er, at the bay.   Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Welcomes New Staff

October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am

Island Rec is pleased to wel­come Car­los Gar­cia as their new Recre­ation Spe­cial­ist for Pro­grams, Jen Hen­ry as their new Recre­ation Spe­cial­ist for Com­mu­ni­ty Events, and Bri­an Krem­bs as their new After School Pro­gram Man­ag­er (STAR) Car­los will pri­mar­i­ly be orga­niz­ing youth, teen, and fam­i­ly pro­grams. Car­los spent the last 5 years as high school  Con­tin­ue Reading

Live Performance Art at SJIMA

October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am

Belling­ham artist, Fran­cie Allen, will be in Fri­day Har­bor Sat­ur­day evening, Novem­ber 6 to present a live dance per­for­mance at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art.  The per­for­mance will be held in the museum’s Atri­um to high­light Allen’s cur­rent exhib­it at SJIMA, On Being Alive!.  The exhib­it fea­tures wire and mesh sculp­tures, sus­pend­ed in  Con­tin­ue Reading

SmileMobile Coming to Friday Harbor Nov. 2nd — 5th

October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am

The Smile­Mo­bile, a bright­ly paint­ed 39–foot den­tal clin­ic on wheels, will return to Fri­day Har­bor at the Mullis Senior Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter the week of Tues­day, Nov. 2 through – Fri­day, Nov. 5. The Smile­Mo­bile den­tist and the den­tal team will pro­vide exam­i­na­tions to chil­dren, youth, young adults, pregnant/postpartum peo­ple, and adult fam­i­ly mem­bers with Apple Health  Con­tin­ue Reading

Vacation Rental Permitting Zoom

October 27, 2021 at 10:28 am

What’s going on with Vaca­tion Rental Per­mit­ting in San Juan Coun­ty?  Tune in to find out Wednes­day, Octo­ber 27, 2021, when Land Use Con­sul­tant, Francine Shaw, gives us the 411 and answers your ques­tions.  Click the link below to reg­is­ter for the Noon Zoom! https://sanjuanrealestateresources.com/resources/ola/services/vacation-rental-permitting-on-sji

“The Six” Wins Overall Audience Choice Award at FHFF

October 27, 2021 at 5:50 am

  Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val is delight­ed to present the Audi­ence Choice Awards to the top doc­u­men­taries and their film­mak­ers!  After watch­ing the films, view­ers vot­ed for their favorites among an extra­or­di­nary selec­tion of ter­rif­ic entries this year. The Awards Finale, Local Hero Award pre­sen­ta­tion, and all Q&As with film­mak­ers are avail­able FREE on the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Going The Distance with Artist Nola Ahola

October 27, 2021 at 5:47 am

Autumn’s blus­tery days and chilly air offer the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to take advan­tage of the many attrac­tions the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art  (SJIMA) has to offer . Espe­cial­ly one cur­rent­ly on dis­play, Going the Dis­tance fea­tur­ing the work of Seat­tle artist, Nola Aho­la.  Nola Ahola’s art career spans more than six­ty years and this  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Land Bank Fall Community Conversation

October 27, 2021 at 5:45 am

Got ques­tions for Your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank? We want to hear from you! Join us on Zoom for our sec­ond Com­mu­ni­ty Con­ver­sa­tion. – we will host a coun­ty­wide meet­ing on Wednes­day – Novem­ber 10, 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm. Reg­is­ter here to join the meet­ing: https://bit.ly/3ntRUAy The online Pol.is dia­logue gen­er­at­ed great top­ics and areas for  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag…

October 27, 2021 at 5:40 am

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Frank Pen­well… Dear Islanders, Mullis Cen­ter elec­tion issues of 2021 are impor­tant. Issues: Senior Vot­ing rights.  The cur­rent Board end­ed vot­ing rights, and it took a 2‑year law­suit to force that Board to hold elec­tions.  WHY? Ques­tions sur­round­ing finances.  The cur­rent Board has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Windy Cattle Point

October 26, 2021 at 5:52 am

Local pho­tog­ra­ph­er extra­or­di­naire John Miller shares this pho­to with you of the first big win­ter storm to hit San Juan Island in 2021. This was shot near Cat­tle Point on Mon­day, Oct. 25. Click on the pho­to to see the full, uncropped image. Thanks for shar­ing John!

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