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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.

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New Business on the Island

October 6, 2021 at 5:52 am

Tamara Weaver, a broker with Windermere Real Estate San Juan Island has opened a new business, San Juan Real Estate Resources (SJRER), to help people navigate the maze of buying or selling real estate on San Juan Island. Here’s what she has to say about it: “I think there are a lot of people out  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week: Cookie

October 6, 2021 at 5:37 am

“Y’all have any sweet tea?”  No, sorry Cookie, we think you’re sweet enough as it is!  This little Southern Gal flew all the way from Louisiana just after the devastation of Hurricane Ida hit her home state – now she is looking for a fresh start here in the Pacific Northwest!  Cookie definitely has that  Continue Reading

Flu Shot Clinics Coming Soon

October 6, 2021 at 5:33 am

San Juan County Health and Community Services will be hosting a series of influenza vaccine clinics across the islands. For full schedule and to register, go to: www.sanjuanco.com/flu Occurring between October 20th and November 12th, these clinics will help ensure as many islanders as possible get their flu vaccine this winter. In addition to these  Continue Reading

Adaptive Gardening for Lifelong Pleasure  

October 5, 2021 at 10:21 am

San Juan County Master Gardeners welcome keynote speaker Toni Gattone to the Annual Gardening Workshop Series. Toni’s presentation, The Lifelong Gardener, provides gardeners of all ages and abilities unique strategies so we can continue gardening as we age, even when our bodies say “No!” Her “garden smarter, not harder” approach offers practical, how-to information to allow  Continue Reading

Medicare Open Enrollment is Coming, be Prepared

October 5, 2021 at 10:11 am

Medicare enrollees have an opportunity every year between October 15 and December 7th to review their Medicare Part D drug plans and their Medicare Advantage plans to see if they want to make changes that will be effective in the new year.  Medicare beneficiaries can change from one Medigap plan to another at any time  Continue Reading

Letter about Redistricting

October 5, 2021 at 9:35 am

In the Update mailbag this morning we have this letter from San Juan County Council member Cindy Wolf… Hello Editor, Census numbers are in and the proposed redistricting maps are out. You can see them at https://www.redistricting.wa.gov/commissioner-proposed-maps. In my opinion, the strongest move we can make this week for the future of our ferry system  Continue Reading

Are you ready for power outage season? Winter is coming!

October 4, 2021 at 9:41 am

OPALCO can help you prepare As we approach the winter storm season, it is a good time to think about being ready for potential power outages: replenish your battery supply, fill up your gas tank (or charge up your EV) and make sure your phones and computers are fully charged – and you should know  Continue Reading

Museum Says “Thanks!”

October 4, 2021 at 8:43 am

The Board of Trustees and staff of the San Juan Historical Society and Museum thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation and generous donors for their financial support. During this year’s County Fair through a matching grant program, we were able to secure funds to help preserve island treasurers. The donations received have made it  Continue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

October 2, 2021 at 9:35 am

Since the last update on Friday September 24th, there have been nine new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. Current total case count is now 309. Of these nine new cases, initial investigations indicate that six appear to have occurred in fully vaccinated individuals. Please note that if the vaccination rates in San  Continue Reading

Ellie Parnes

October 2, 2021 at 9:16 am

Ellie Parnes passed peacefully at The Village early Thursday morning September 30, 2021 on San Juan Island at age 90. She was surrounded by her friends and family. She loved living in Friday Harbor and getting to know so many Islanders. She had worked at Spa D Bune as a receptionist bringing her grace and  Continue Reading

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