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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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APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

November 28, 2019 at 5:44 am

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Kristall Detterbeck is the volunteer for the month of December. Krystall has been a loyal volunteer and spends much of her time pampering the shelter cats.  Thanks so much, Krystall, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Your dedication and  Continue Reading

PHD Board Members Sworn In

November 27, 2019 at 5:49 am

By Louise Dustrude Just over a dozen residents witnessed the swearing-in ceremony for three new Public Hospital District board members in the Superior Courtroom on Tuesday afternoon. Superior Court Judge Katie Loring swore in her husband Kyle Loring, Trish Lehman, and Gail Leschine-Seitz, elected earlier this month. The fourth new board member, Everett Clary, was  Continue Reading

Giving Local Salmon a Fighting Chance

November 27, 2019 at 5:48 am

San Juan County’s sole remaining wild salmon run may have been doomed to extinction until a last-minute agreement to increase water flow gave the fish a chance. A small population of coho salmon spawn in lower Cascade Creek near the Orcas Island hamlet of Olga. In 2016, the San Juan County Land Bank purchased a  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

November 27, 2019 at 5:47 am

Mike Vouri – Hadrian’s Wall In July 2019 San Juan Islanders Mike Vouri and Jerry McElyea hiked the 84-mile path that traces the line of Hadrian’s wall, a massive fortification erected by the Roman Emperor Hadrian beginning in 122 AD. Vouri will discuss not only the purpose of the wall and the means and methods  Continue Reading

Land Bank Volunteer Event

November 26, 2019 at 5:48 am

Taming Invasive Blackberry at Westside Preserve Work off some holiday calories with the Land Bank! Grab out of town guests, some gloves and water, and join Outreach Coordinator, Tanja Williamson, to clear invasive Himalayan blackberry along the trails of Westside Preserve. Friday, November 29th from 10 am to Noon at Westside Preserve, San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Nourish to Flourish

November 26, 2019 at 5:45 am

As we join around the table to give thanks, it is important to reflect on those in our community in need. Nourish to Flourish, a group of concerned community leaders meets monthly to address hunger and food insecurity on San Juan Island. A recent report found 40% of our residents struggle to make ends meet  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

November 26, 2019 at 5:43 am

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber is partnering with Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild.  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Barbell Pulse

November 26, 2019 at 5:42 am

Start a new fitness class, taught by SJI Fitness instructors, that focuses on positively effective muscle toning and strength building. This motivating class is a full body workout that uses 2.5, 5, and 10-pound plates set to music. The movements are proven to burn calories and tone your bone building muscle with maximizing repetition and  Continue Reading

EDC presents Cross-Industry Symposium for Knowledge Workers and Business Owners

November 12, 2019 at 5:45 am

Knowledge workers can meet with San Juan County business owners at the EDC’s Cross-Industry Symposium. The symposium is designed to connect entrepreneurs with people from other industries who have skills and ideas that could help their businesses grow. The event is on November 20th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard  Continue Reading

Construction Work Means Temporary Trail Closure

November 11, 2019 at 7:05 am

By Louise Dustrude – Construction of the new American Camp Visitor Center is under way and it is expected to continue through August 2020. In addition to the new building there will be improvements to the parking area, a new access road from farther east along Cattle Point Road, and some ADA pathways in the  Continue Reading

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