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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

Letter from J. Michael Edwards

December 31, 2021 at 4:44 pm

In the mail­bag this after­noon we find this let­ter to you from J. Michael Edwards… The PHD #1 Again ‘Miss­ing the Boat’ In their press release of Nov. 24, 2021 the PHD #1 stat­ed: “On Novem­ber 2, 2021, res­i­dents vot­ed for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the juris­dic­tion of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal  Con­tin­ue Reading

Advance Camping Reservations

December 31, 2021 at 4:38 pm

San Juan Coun­ty Parks & Fair is soon offer­ing advance camp­ing reser­va­tions for San Juan Coun­ty year-round res­i­dents, for two weeks only! Proof of res­i­den­cy is required. Ear­ly res­i­dent reser­va­tions will be accept­ed from Jan­u­ary 26 until Feb­ru­ary 9. Email requests (pre­ferred) are accept­ed at 6:00 am on Jan­u­ary 26th via email parks@sanjuanco.com. After 1:00  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Committed to Continuous Improvement for all Emergency Response

December 31, 2021 at 4:32 pm

Here’s a let­ter to you from SJI Fire & Res­cue… San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue (SJIF&R) remains com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ous improve­ment in our ser­vice to our islands’ com­mu­ni­ties to ensure pro­fes­sion­al, qual­i­ty, and com­pas­sion­ate emer­gency response and ser­vice. Why does SJIF&R respond to med­ical calls? First: SJIF&R’s guid­ing prin­ci­ple is do what is right for  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIMA Introduces Its New Board Members

December 31, 2021 at 4:38 am

Join­ing the board of the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) are Lisa Brooks, Barb Snider and Rob Ray who all share of love of the arts. Join us in wel­com­ing them to our art muse­um board. Lisa Brooks is a 3rd gen­er­a­tion Seat­tleite who was intro­duced at a young age to Pacif­ic North­west art by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Girls Basketball League

December 30, 2021 at 2:17 pm

It is time to reg­is­ter for Island Rec Girls Bas­ket­ball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is devel­op­ment and improve­ment of indi­vid­ual and team skills. Pre­vi­ous bas­ket­ball expe­ri­ence is not required.  All games are played on Island, Sun­days in Turn­bull Gym. Girl’s bas­ket­ball prac­tices begin the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Water Rationing Order

December 30, 2021 at 2:13 pm

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor has not­ed that water lev­els in the water stor­age tanks in Town are dan­ger­ous­ly low and the Town is there­fore impos­ing an imme­di­ate water rationing order and may lat­er need to ini­ti­ate planned ser­vice out­ages to main­tain ser­vice. We have no indi­ca­tion that there are major leaks in the dis­tri­b­u­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Goodbye Cafe Demeter

December 29, 2021 at 9:46 pm

Mar­i­lyn O’Con­ner shares this pho­to of Jor­dyn Mag­nu­son (left) and Alex Hayes (right), two of the crew on either side of Pam Stew­art, own­er of Cafe Deme­ter, as they hang the “closed” sign on Christ­mas Eve.  The bak­ery is clos­ing per­ma­nent­ly.  It has been a beloved com­mu­ni­ty gath­er­ing place for many years, not just for the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Check for Leaks or Broken Pipes

December 29, 2021 at 3:42 pm

To Fri­day Har­bor water sys­tem cus­tomers – Town of Fri­day Har­bor is ask­ing any­one who owns or lives in prop­er­ty served by the Town water sys­tem to check for water leaks both inside and out­side. Since the freez­ing tem­per­a­tures arrived the Town has seen an unusu­al draw down of our water tanks chal­leng­ing the abil­i­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

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