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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

Island Rec: Touch-a-Truck

October 3, 2019 at 5:45 am

School’s out early on Friday, October 11th, so grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes at Island Rec’s annual Touch-a-Truck event! We will be at the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground again this year, from 11am-12:30pm. Kiwanis will be there in their K-Boose providing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

October 3, 2019 at 5:44 am

Please join us for our first Community Dinner of the 2019-2020 School Year! We are kicking off the year with an AMAZING Harvest Menu prepared by Chef Andy and our Food for Thought staff and Chef.0 Student Interns! On Wednesday, October 9th, from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

October 3, 2019 at 5:42 am

Already thinking about the holidays? Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 7th Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Vendors can apply online by going to www.sjcfair.org, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application. Each  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop

October 2, 2019 at 10:02 am

Need Help Managing “Watchable Wildlife” in Your Garden? Leave this class with a better understanding of how to manage deer and other mammals in your gardens. The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Dave Pehling, retired WSU Extension Zoologist. Dave will discuss integrated pest management, deterring pests by understanding their needs for,  Continue Reading

Call for Trailblazers!

October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am

Starting THIS WEEKEND, Oct 5 & 6, your Land Bank stewards will kick off trail work on the new mountain bike trail on Mount Grant. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer hours for a SJI Service Scholarship, so be sure to pass on the call for volunteers to any  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser

October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am

Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission with another Fish Taco Fundraiser on Friday, October 4, 11-1:30, at the San Juan  Community Theatre. An $8.00 suggested donation lands you a full-on burrito-sized “taco,” filled with sustainably-harvested Washington Coastal Rockfish, Pablito’s salsa, Tillamook cheese, zesty greens, and a squeeze of lime. Absolutely delicious. Fish for  Continue Reading

Jack Picconi 1944 – 2019

October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am

Jack Picconi, 75, passed away Sept. 1, 2019, at his home in Friday Harbor, WA. after a year-long battle with cancer. Born Jan 7, 1944 to Jane Antle and Joseph Picconi in Seattle, WA. Jack spent his youth in Fremont, where he was the third generation of his family to call the area home. His  Continue Reading

Cry Baby House

October 2, 2019 at 5:49 am

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Local history sometimes includes tales of a decidedly unearthly – or at least spooky – nature. Perhaps the most well-known of this island’s spooky tales are about the Cry Baby House. Once a homestead landmark at False Bay, this house is pictured here in  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fire Districts Awarded Regional FEMA Grant

October 1, 2019 at 9:13 am

The four fire districts of San Juan County have received a regional Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replace aging personal protective equipment for firefighters and increase compatibility between agencies, maximizing mutual aid throughout our islands while reducing costs to our tax payers. FEMA awarded $923,115 from the Assistance to Firefighters grant to the  Continue Reading

Island Rec Adult Drop-in Programs

October 1, 2019 at 9:13 am

Island Rec’s evening drop-in programs begin this week at Turnbull Gym. Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness. Beginning 09/30/2019 at Turnbull Gym: Monday 7:30-9:30pm – Ping Pong & Pickleball Tuesdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Basketball Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm –Badminton & Ping Pong Thursdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Pickleball &Volleyball All participants must  Continue Reading

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