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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

STAR Program is Hiring/Looking for Volunteers

November 5, 2021 at 5:42 am

Island rec is search­ing for some kid lov­ing, capa­ble peo­ple to help with our dai­ly STAR- Study Time and After­noon Recre­ation — pro­gram.  If you are 14+ look­ing for San Juan Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship Hours for school, or some­one that thinks that vol­un­teer­ing for kid pro­grams is right up their alley, we would love to have  Con­tin­ue Reading


November 4, 2021 at 5:54 am

Aging but Not Slow­ing Down (well not slow­ing down too much any­way) Louise and John Dus­trude have enjoyed out­door activ­i­ties all their lives — boat­ing, (includ­ing sail­ing, row­ing and canoe­ing), hik­ing, walk­ing and bik­ing to name a few. How­ev­er, a few years ago, notic­ing that her sense of bal­ance wasn’t what it used to be,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trail Times: Fall, 2021 — King Sisters Preserve Trail

November 4, 2021 at 5:50 am

Trail Times is a con­tin­u­ing series of arti­cles intro­duc­ing the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail (OMRT), a pro­posed 18–21 mile cross-island non-motor­ized mul­ti-use trail link­ing Eng­lish Camp and Amer­i­can Camp and hon­or­ing the orig­i­nal Old Mil­i­tary Road. The King Sis­ters Pre­serve is an often over­looked lit­tle gem in our San Juan Island Trail Sys­tem. Strate­gi­cal­ly locat­ed in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Artists’ Reception at SJCT

November 4, 2021 at 5:45 am

The Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier wish­es to thank The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre for host­ing sev­er­al mem­ber artists in an exhib­it fea­tur­ing their recent works in the the­atre lob­by dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of Mama Mia. The exhib­it fea­tures the art of Deb­bie Daniels, Tere­sa Smith, Ali­son Engle, Shan­non Borg, Pamela Hoke, Jen­ny Banks, Jan Mur­phy,  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Offers Free Introduction to Masonry Class

November 4, 2021 at 5:43 am

Peo­ple seek­ing new job skills or career inspi­ra­tion are invit­ed to a free, hands-on intro­duc­tion to mason­ry, offered by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty (EDC).  The one-day course will be taught by Dave Koch, retired mason­ry con­trac­tor, on Sat­ur­day Decem­ber 4th, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Fri­day Har­bor, WA. Dave  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pediatric Vaccination Appointments Now Available: Ages 5–11

November 3, 2021 at 5:56 pm

With FDA and CDC approval of the Pfiz­er vac­cine for those ages 5 to 11 now grant­ed, San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices has opened reg­is­tra­tion for a series of pedi­atric clin­ics start­ing on Novem­ber 15th and last­ing through the end of Decem­ber. Sec­ond dose clin­ics will be sched­uled at least three weeks after  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lifesaving Effort by Members of the Public on October 11th

November 3, 2021 at 5:52 am

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Dave Kin­na­man and Joe Davis for their life­sav­ing efforts on Octo­ber 11, 2021. When a vis­i­tor to the store col­lapsed out­side Mar­ket­place in Fri­day Har­bor their quick action to ini­ti­ate CPR helped save a life. Med­ical Pro­gram Direc­tor Joshua Cor­sa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue and San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thor Hanson Author Talk and Stroll at Zylstra Lake Preserve

November 3, 2021 at 5:50 am

(Fri­day Har­bor, WA) – Novem­ber 2, 2021 – Join author Thor Han­son for two upcom­ing events host­ed by the San Juan Island Library. Han­son will regale read­ers with a dis­cus­sion of his new­ly released book, Hur­ri­cane Lizards and Plas­tic Squid: The Fraught and Fas­ci­nat­ing Biol­o­gy of Cli­mate Change via Zoom on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 3, at  Con­tin­ue Reading

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