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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

9/11 Community Memorial

September 6, 2021 at 5:46 am

Com­mu­ni­ty Remem­brance Sched­uled Com­mem­o­rat­ing Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001 Anniver­sary FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – A com­mu­ni­ty memo­r­i­al will be held to the 20th anniver­sary of Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001 to remem­ber the 2,997 peo­ple lost on that trag­ic day. The cer­e­mo­ny will remem­ber the women, men and chil­dren who lost their lives, and the thou­sands injured dur­ing the  Con­tin­ue Reading

APS-FH Volunteers of the Month

September 5, 2021 at 5:51 am

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor is pleased to announce Jon and Kris Zer­by as the APS-FH Vol­un­teers of the Month for Sep­tem­ber 2021.  Jon Zer­by is cur­rent­ly an APS-FH Board Mem­ber, but this hus­band-and-wife duo have been vol­un­teer­ing for APS-FH for many years; before Jon served on the board; even before APS-FH had a  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJCT to Require Proof of Vaccination

September 5, 2021 at 5:45 am

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre to Require Proof of Vac­ci­na­tion and Mask­ing for all The­atre Patrons  SJCT is ecsta­t­ic to be return­ing to indoor per­for­mances for the Fall sea­son. How­ev­er, with new devel­op­ments sur­round­ing Covid-19 and the trans­mis­sion of the Delta vari­ant, SJCT will be requir­ing proof of vac­ci­na­tion and mask­ing for all patrons at all per­for­mances  Con­tin­ue Reading

Vacancies on Historic Preservation Review Board

September 4, 2021 at 9:30 am

Change is inevitable. But some things are worth pre­serv­ing because they tell a sto­ry. Our sto­ry. The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is look­ing for islanders who appre­ci­ate Fri­day Harbor’s his­to­ry and his­toric sites, who val­ue Fri­day Harbor’s unique sense of place, and who enjoy archi­tec­ture and pub­lic ser­vice. The His­toric Preser­va­tion Review Board (HPRB) cur­rent­ly has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Real Estate with Merri Ann Simonson

September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am

Homeowner’s Haz­ard Insur­ance One thing to seri­ous­ly con­sid­er in these times of esca­lat­ing val­ues for our homes on the island is the ade­qua­cy of your home­own­er insur­ance. Our homes have increased in val­ue over the last few years and the cost to replace has increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly, there­fore, your cov­er­age may not be ade­quate.  In the  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Features Art Display by Robert Hare Stavers

September 3, 2021 at 10:01 am

Indoor per­for­mances are back at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre, and the the­atre lob­by is once again open as a show­case for local artists’ exhibits.  From now until the end of Sep­tem­ber the pho­tographs of Robert Hare Stavers Pho­tog­ra­phy will be on dis­play. This exhib­it fea­tures a series of Black and White pho­tographs enti­tled “The World in Shades of Gray”.  Stavers  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

September 3, 2021 at 9:45 am

Since the last update on Fri­day August 27th, there have been six­teen new con­firmed cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent total case count is now 266. Of these six­teen new cas­es, ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tions indi­cate that five appear to have occurred in ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als. San Juan Coun­ty num­bers con­tin­ue to con­firm that vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als are less  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Letter to You from SJCT

September 2, 2021 at 10:36 am

9/1/21 Covid-19 Pol­i­cy Update: Proof of Vac­ci­na­tion & Mask­ing REQUIRED A Let­ter from the Exec­u­tive Artis­tic Direc­tor Dear SJCT Patrons, You may have seen our social media posts today regard­ing the new pol­i­cy requir­ing proof of vac­ci­na­tion at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre per­for­mances and events. If not, you can find our updat­ed poli­cies here. We  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pet(s) of the Week: Wooster & Jeeves

September 2, 2021 at 10:08 am

Care for a cup of tea?  This noto­ri­ous dynam­ic duo is sure to add charm­ing char­ac­ter to your home.  Bach­e­lor Woost­er and his tal­ent­ed valet, Jeeves have found them­selves nav­i­gat­ing the cat-soci­e­tal mishaps of San Juan Island.  You see, some­how they both end­ed up in a cat trap togeth­er and were labeled as pesky “fer­als,”  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community Support at the Fair

September 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm

A let­ter of thanks to you from the Library… Dear Friends, A tremen­dous thank you to every­one who joined in and donat­ed dur­ing the vir­tu­al San Juan Coun­ty Fair in August to raise funds for the new library build­ing project. We were grate­ful to join the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s match­ing grant pro­gram, which  Con­tin­ue Reading

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