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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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WSF Reduced Sailing Schedules

October 14, 2021 at 2:56 pm

This just in from WSF… Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced sailing schedules on most routes beginning this Saturday, Oct. 16. The change will help offer more predictable and reliable service systemwide in the face of crewing shortages due to a global shortage mariners that has been worsened by the pandemic. Therefore the following  Continue Reading

Cutting the Ribbon for a New Location and a New Name

October 14, 2021 at 5:54 am

You remember Tina’s Tacos from up on Blair Avenue? Well they’ve moved and changed their name to Tina’s Place. The new location is downtown on the corner of Front Street and A Street where The Hungry Clam used to be, overlooking the ferry lanes. And along with a location change and name change is a  Continue Reading

It’s Time to get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

October 14, 2021 at 5:46 am

Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity each year between October 15th and December 7th to review their insurance coverage and make sure that their current plans will be the right ones for them in the coming year. Why should you do this? Because your health may have changed or your plan may be different for next  Continue Reading

Long-term Closures of Several Rest Areas Along I-5 Begins Oct. 15

October 14, 2021 at 5:42 am

Washington State Department of Transportation shares this alert… EVERETT – Travelers who frequently use rest areas along Interstate 5 between Everett and the Canadian border will need to plan for long-term closures, beginning Friday, Oct. 15. The Washington State Department of Transportation closed the southbound I-5 Silver Lake Rest Area, located at milepost 188 in  Continue Reading

Construction for Wastewater Sewer Plant Outfall Project

October 13, 2021 at 10:21 am

The Town of Friday Harbor has contracted with Redside Construction to replace its existing submarine sewer outfall line with new 18-inch diameter HDPE pipe via directional drilling and placement on sea bed. Then connect the line upland to existing sewer utilities from the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Two aerial views are provided to help understand the  Continue Reading

San Juan Island and County Real Estate Market Summary

October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

Merri Ann Simonson shares this market summary with you… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and San Juan County were consistent with the first quarter results; very robust.  Our market continues to outperform all historic landmarks. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan Island was $184,762,056 with a total of  Continue Reading

Pfizer Booster Clinics Next Week

October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

Islanders who are eligible for COVID vaccine boosters (review this FAQ for details) and who are vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine are encouraged to receive their third dose boosters beginning next week at free vaccine clinics throughout San Juan County. Please register in advance at: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info. San Juan County is also offering flu vaccine clinics  Continue Reading

Free Programs And Short Films At Friday Harbor Film Festival

October 12, 2021 at 5:49 am

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Friday Harbor Film Festival opens with a FREE Opening Broadcast Honoring Filmmakers on Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 pm.  This special livestream event celebrates all filmmakers showing their work at the festival.  The evening will begin with an introduction of the filmmakers, followed by a video highlighting all the films scheduled during  Continue Reading

Jan Murphy Joins SJIMA in Marketing

October 12, 2021 at 5:48 am

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor is excited to announce that Jan Murphy is joining our marketing team. As an artist, Jan has been a frequent exhibitor in the annual SJIMA Artists’ Registry show.  Her works include paintings and mixed media assemblage art.  Her work has been exhibited in several  Continue Reading

Long Term Care and the Hospital District

October 12, 2021 at 5:40 am

We all felt the shock when the Life Care center in Friday Harbor closed in 2017. Since then, various approaches have been investigated to solve the problem. The hospital district placed a lid lift to its primary levy from approximately $0.34 to $0.70 per $1,000 in assessed value on the ballot this fall to implement  Continue Reading

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