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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

Turn Island

July 27, 2018 at 5:50 am

Hard to believe there’s no one there but me at Turn Island on a beautiful mid-July evening. Ahh… just living the dream.

Alchemy Art Center

July 27, 2018 at 5:48 am

Larry Soll shares this invitation with you… Dear Friends, There is going to be a very special evening of music and celebration for an even more “special” cause.  Many of you know Maria Michaelson, an island native who as a teenager traveled by herself to central Africa to learn how village women made incredible sculptures.   Continue Reading

Different Thoughts

July 27, 2018 at 5:45 am

The following is an invitation to you from Ruth at Waterworks Gallery… The Next Generation of Jewelers – A Curated Jewelry Show July 27 – September 1, 2018 Selected Jewelers: Jennifer Bennett Nina Raizell Hartman Erika Laureno Micki Lippe Tegan Wallace Sara Wilbanks Jewelry is very personal expression. All selected jewelers work daily in their  Continue Reading

Teacher’s Case Against Detective Tossed

July 27, 2018 at 5:44 am

The following was shared with you by the SJC Prosecutor’s Office… Former Teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s petition for a citizen complaint for a misdemeanor charge against former Detective Stephen Parker was rejected today by District Court Judge Stewart Andrew.   Judge Stewart Andrew wrote that the “Prosecutor’s office has shown no bad faith or inappropriate reasons for  Continue Reading

48th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race

July 26, 2018 at 5:50 am

The 48th Annual Shaw island Classic Sailboat Race, sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018. The race, run for nearly 50 years, is a highlight of the summer boating calendar with over 40 sailboats from under 20 to over 50 feet competing in multiple classes. All eligible  Continue Reading

Lemon Computers

July 26, 2018 at 5:47 am

In case you missed it – John and Becky Volk are now running their Lemon Computers business out of an office up on Spring Street by Harbor Vet. Originally working out of their garage, they quietly moved into this office space about a year ago and have been selling and servicing computers from there ever  Continue Reading

Island Rec – 41st Annual 8.8K Loop Run!

July 26, 2018 at 5:43 am

41 Years Running! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in the 41st Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run/Walk scheduled for a 9:00 am start on Saturday August 18, 2018. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this race. Register by July 31st and pay the early fee, $20 for  Continue Reading

Orcas Islander Michel Vekved Joins Friends Of The San Juans

July 25, 2018 at 5:46 am

Friends of the San Juans (Friends) announces the addition of Michel Vekved as Director of Philanthropy. Michel will be responsible for increasing the frequency and reach to our community, cultivating and strengthening long term relationships, strategic planning for legacy, and developing major gifts. “I am deeply honored to join the Friends and work with an  Continue Reading

Mount Grant Preserve

July 25, 2018 at 5:45 am

Here’s a note from the Land Bank regarding Mount Grant Preserve… Access to Mount Grant Preserve is via a private road, Richard Lee Lane, which is off West Valley Road. The current parking area and first 1/5 mile of road are on an easement over privately owned land. The barbed wire fence, floodlights, and security  Continue Reading

On the Back of the Ballot

July 25, 2018 at 5:44 am

SJC Auditor Milene Henley adds to her notice from yesterday… After my recent post about the “Primary Election – What’s New?” I was reminded by an astute Lopez reader that the long ballot has a very important second side. That long list of Senate candidates not only required special paper, it also pushed local issues  Continue Reading

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