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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

Possible Hospice Sale Sparks Concerns in San Juans about Changes in End-of-Life Care

November 21, 2020 at 8:50 am

The San Juan Update appreciates the opportunity to reprint this story about Hospice Northwest, written by Hayley Day for the Salish Current. We also refer you to a recent story about Hospice San Juan at this link in the San Juan Update. These two Hospice groups frequently collaborate in serving the needs of their patients…  Continue Reading

Cotton Cotton Cotton has Moved to a New Location

November 9, 2020 at 5:46 am

Gail and Randy share this location update with you… We are now at 300 Spring Street! (formerly Christy’s Island Salon)  We are right next to Mystical Mermaid.  We are also closer to the public parking lot so never have to worry about finding a parking space! We are all moved in and can’t wait for  Continue Reading

Local Nonprofit News Platform Moves Forward with Two-Month Fundraising Challenge

November 9, 2020 at 5:41 am

(Bellingham WA) Salish Current (salish-current.org), a local nonprofit, independent news platform dedicated to reporting news for the civic good in Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties, today announced its participation in the national NewsMatch giving campaign. “Donations made to Salish Current in November and December will be doubled by NewsMatch and applied directly to paying  Continue Reading

After 36 Years, Local Hospice Continues Its Caring Work

November 6, 2020 at 5:45 am

By Louise Dustrude The threat to Hospice of the Northwest has been covered extensively in the press, most recently in the Journal. Briefly, this national-award-winning hospice organization is under threat of being sold to a for-profit investment firm, and its scope of operations reduced substantially. At the same time, the risks of close human contact  Continue Reading

Hometrust: It’s Annual Meeting Time!

November 2, 2020 at 5:45 am

Please join us for a celebration of the completion of the Sun Rise II neighborhood, to review the past year, to elect new board members, AND to preview the next development of permanently affordable homes, HolliWalk. Date: Thursday, November 19th  Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm Place: Virtual meeting via Zoom Alas, no pizza this year, nor  Continue Reading

Letters for the November Election

November 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

You can see letters from individuals at the links below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. Letters are posted in the order received in support of: Ryan Palmateer Winnie Adams and Bob Gamble Steve Ulvi and Lynette Roberts Christopher Minney Cindy Wolf Winnie Adams and  Continue Reading

“Return to Saigon” by Larry Duthie

November 1, 2020 at 5:43 am

by Louise Dustrude Larry Duthie has published a memoir of his years as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam war, titled Return to Saigon. The book is a combination of day-by-day details of flying bombing runs, the terrifying experience of being shot down and quickly rescued, and an extended love letter to all the young men  Continue Reading

DST: Set Your Clock Back Tonight

October 31, 2020 at 5:40 am

Daylight Saving Time starts tomorrow. 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 too.

Zylstra Lake: Fall Trail Times 2020

October 29, 2020 at 5:45 am

Thanks to the cooperation of the Land Bank and the San Juan Preservation Trust we now have a beautiful new and historic public land to explore. On September 26th, National Public Lands Day, 5 years of negotiations and planning came to fruition when the 285-acre Zylstra Lake Preserve on San Juan Island officially opened part  Continue Reading

A Home-Grown Feast From Yesteryear

October 7, 2020 at 5:46 am

This month’s history column was inspired by a somewhat rare interior photograph, taken at an event by the name of “Home Products Night.” When the photo, as seen above, was donated to the San Juan Historical Society and Museum many years ago, it came with a description which offered the following information, but alas, no  Continue Reading

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