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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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Food to Go

April 23, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Here’s a note to you from Cynthia Burke… Hello Everyone – We miss seeing you at the Farmer’s Market so we put together some prepackaged items from both Cynthia’s Bistro and Felicitations Bakery for you to pre-order & drive by for pick up. Or just stop by and see what we are offering – Cynthia  Continue Reading

Spend a Dollar, Donate a Dollar, Volunteer an Hour!

April 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Stimulus Checks for Local Recovery— Since government stimulus checks have started to arrive in bank accounts, many of our most vulnerable islanders have already spent their funds, need to hold onto their checks, or are not receiving any stimulus funds. We fully support everyone who needs to spend or hold on to their stimulus checks  Continue Reading

Honors for San Juan Island School District Schools

April 23, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Just in time for Washington School Recognition Week (April 27 – May 1) comes good news for San Juan Island School District! All three of our schools Friday Harbor Elementary School Friday Harbor Middle School and Friday Harbor High School have been selected for honors through either the State Board of Education (SBE) or U.S  Continue Reading

HOT TOPIC #18: April 23 How to Access Mental Health Resources

April 23, 2020 at 8:42 am

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders It is a time of so much stress and worry. Now more than ever, in this time of social distancing and with so many unknowns – please know this: You are NOT alone   Stress about COVID-19, the economy, families living in  Continue Reading

Nature Notes – Never Underestimate A Salmon

April 22, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Contributed by Jenny De Groot, MSc., Speckled Trout Consulting, LLC One lesson learned is that you should never underestimate salmon. They find ways to get up waterfalls, slip through nets too small to do so, and apparently, spawn when you never imagined they would. Nearly five months since the first sighting of spawners, coho fry  Continue Reading

A Note From Dr. House

April 22, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Antibody testing – this is the phrase on everyone’s mind right now. We’re getting high numbers of requests daily regarding this as these types of new tests are becoming available. We are in the middle stages of evaluating these tests and have been looking at United Biomedical (who initially reserved a large number of tests  Continue Reading

Candidate Filing Week – May 11th thru 15th

April 22, 2020 at 10:05 am

If you have ever wanted to be an elected official, now is your chance.  Candidate filing for positions open for election in 2020 is about to begin. The list of offices available for filing is below. In addition to President (sorry, you can’t file for that one), all statewide elected officials and all State Legislative  Continue Reading

Our Islands Together Posters

April 22, 2020 at 7:25 am

Celebrate those in the islands working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response with these posters. Anyone in community who wants to print and hang one can feel free to do so.  Click here or on the image above to see the posters available online and then click any one you like to download  Continue Reading

Mullis Center Update – April 2020 Responding to the COVID-19 Needs on San Juan Island

April 22, 2020 at 7:24 am

What We’re Doing While the Doors are Closed: As you know, the Mullis Center is closed for regular services during this time of social distancing and stay-at-home directives, but staff and volunteers are still facilitating essential senior services such as foot care, general client assistance, case management and the production, coordination and delivery of Meals  Continue Reading

Virtual Sewing Bee Stitches Beautiful Protection for San Juan Islanders

April 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., April 21, 2020 – It started with a simple request for support. In late March, Beth Williams-Gieger, director of administration at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, emailed Peggy Cregor, chair of the Peace Island Volunteers (PIVs) asking if they would be interested in sewing masks for medical providers at PeaceHealth Peace Island.  Continue Reading

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