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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

Organ Recital at St. David’s

January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am

Richard Lind will perform a recital of French, German, Canadian, and American organ music at 3 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The recital is called THE MYSTICAL ORGAN, and includes organ music composed by Jean Langlais, Charles Tournemire, César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Denis Bédard, Olivier Messiaen,  Continue Reading


January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am

Candidates Named for OPALCO Election; Nominations by Petition Due Feb 13th The volunteer member Elections & Governance Committee has selected candidates for the OPALCO Board of Directors election in District 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Center and Charles islands) and District 4 (Shaw, Bell, Canoe and Crane islands). The following were nominated by a vote of the  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Party

January 23, 2019 at 5:52 am

The Oscars are coming to the Yacht Club! Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to their annual gala event. Here they are with more… We are so pleased to announce that the FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful Friday Harbor Yacht Club for 2019. Watch the Oscar Ceremony LIVE on the Big Screen on  Continue Reading

Plumbing Basics Course

January 23, 2019 at 5:49 am

EDC Partners with SJI Community Foundation and WA State Dept. of Commerce on Plumbing Course The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is proud to announce their partnership with the San Juan Island Community Foundation, the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, and the Washington State Department of Commerce to offer an upcoming Plumbing  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

January 23, 2019 at 5:45 am

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another SJI Lifestyle video… This San Juan Island Lifestyle video shares how much we enjoyed fishing in the 2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby:

Grand Opening of Alchemy Art Center Photo and Print Studio

January 22, 2019 at 5:52 am

Alchemy Art Center is introducing it’s brand new printmaking studio and photography darkroom with an open house on Sunday, January 27th, from 2:00-5:00 PM. Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing specialized art equipment for San Juan Islanders in a shared studio setting.   Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

January 22, 2019 at 5:41 am

San Juan Island Fire Department Announces January 2019 Firefighters of the Month The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the January 2019 Firefighter of the Month. In this instance, we actually mean, Firefighters of the month. Please join us in congratulating Firefighters Jerry and Dennis Sears for their consistent and  Continue Reading

MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans

January 21, 2019 at 9:54 am

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of pictures taken from the inside looking out- April 5 to June 3, 2019. The exhibition showcases photographs, poems, and journal entries by twenty-five Vietnam veterans from around the US. Most of the material was previously kept hidden away,  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

January 21, 2019 at 9:17 am

  Interested in using native plants in your landscape? There are many wonderful reasons to use PNW natives: they are often long lived and don’t need maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming  Continue Reading

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