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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

Real Estate with Merri Ann

April 12, 2019 at 5:43 am

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another real estate article… San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary The first quarter results for San Juan Island were very similar to the first quarter results last year. San Juan Island’s dollar volume for the quarter reflected a decrease of 12.5% as compared to the same quarter in  Continue Reading

The Most Dangerous Year

April 12, 2019 at 5:41 am

FHFF Best of the Fest Series continues… What happens when a community stands up for its civil rights? The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a small group of Washington State families caught in the middle of the nation’s “bathroom wars.”  Director Vlada Knowlton, a Seattle area filmmaker and parent of a transgender child, takes  Continue Reading

Talking Trash! 

April 11, 2019 at 5:49 am

April 25 Workshop in Friday Harbor “Talking Trash” is an exciting workshop hosted by the Marine Resources Committee during Earth Week.  The event will be held on April 25, 2019 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor from 5 – 7 PM. The workshop is part of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign which aims to share  Continue Reading

Library Has WiFi Hotspots Available for Wireless Internet Access

April 11, 2019 at 5:48 am

San Juan Island Library announced today that it is making available WiFi hotspots. People over the age of 18 can check out a hotspot device for three weeks to receive internet service via a cell tower. The program is free of charge, and is partially supported by a San Juan Island Community Foundation grant. These  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

April 11, 2019 at 5:46 am

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this note from Dawn Alger, who write to share good news about her son… I just wanted to share the upcoming graduation of our son, Rigby Alger from Pacific Lutheran University. He will be graduating on May 25th, Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelors of Education. His certifications  Continue Reading

Live Fire Training Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 11, 2019 at 5:45 am

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue is conducting a live fire training in the wooded area east of the District’s main station, 1011 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The live fire training is scheduled between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. During that time residents will see smoke in the area around  Continue Reading

28th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

April 10, 2019 at 9:01 am

Save the Date: June 1st and 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm be one of the hundreds who attend this year’s annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet! Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22  Continue Reading

What’s Pho Lunch?

April 10, 2019 at 8:58 am

Coho Restaurant shares this invitation with you… We are starting a Thursday lunch service and we have some fun wine dinners coming up. We are open Tuesday – Saturday this time of year. What’s Pho Lunch at Coho Restaurant? starting April 11th We’re bringing real Pho to Friday Harbor on Thursdays! Pho Real. Stop in  Continue Reading

Port Commission Meeting

April 10, 2019 at 8:55 am

The Friday Harbor Port Commission is meeting Wednesday April 10th at 4:00 PM at Skagit Valley College, 221 Weber Way. They’ve posted the agenda on their website and you can view it here: https://www.portfridayharbor.org/april-10th-2019-port-commission-meeting/

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

April 9, 2019 at 5:47 am

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. It is located  Continue Reading

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