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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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Town Seeks Applicants for Scholarship Fund

January 6, 2020 at 5:45 am

The Town is now accepting applications for the AWC Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for students who are actively engaged in their city government and/or community and plan to attend post-secondary school in fall 2020. Up to six $1500 scholarships will be awarded. As a  Continue Reading

Severe Weather Shelter

January 6, 2020 at 5:43 am

Local Severe Weather Shelter is prepared for upcoming freezing temperatures The United Way of San Juan County’s Severe Weather Shelter Team is prepared to be open for upcoming forecasted freezing temperatures starting next week.  Volunteer hosts have been notified, and the team is going to do everything possible to ensure the criteria for this temporary  Continue Reading

The Met: Live in HD’s Madama Butterfly

January 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Leading soprano Hui He portrays the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot plays the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. Sunday, January  Continue Reading

Winter Ferry Schedule in Effect

January 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

Washington State Ferries’ winter schedule begins Sunday, January 5, and is in effect through Saturday, March 28. Service between Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C. is suspended for the winter. The Anacortes/San Juan Island routes will operate three vessels on weekends (no dedicated inter-island vessel), with four vessels in service on weekdays. Please check the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

January 5, 2020 at 5:46 am

Well hello and a Happy New Year to you!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, with all your friends and family around you.  I just love that kind of company myself, the more the merrier in my book!  And if you happen to have made a resolution to spend some quality time with  Continue Reading

Letter from Kari McVeigh

January 4, 2020 at 5:47 am

Dear Fabulous Community Members, Happy 2020!!! As the San Juan Island School District enters into the year 2020, we are excited to share a new and actionable district strategic plan. Four Strategic Planning teams (mixed teams of staff, parents and community members) met throughout the fall to look at current and desired perceptions of our  Continue Reading

Town offers Christmas tree recycling pickup January 9th

January 4, 2020 at 5:45 am

The Town will collect Christmas trees for residents inside Town limits on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Trees must be placed at the curb no later than 9:00 a.m. and must be separate from other unbundled trash and woody waste. To ensure the success of the tree recycling program, please remove the tree stand and all  Continue Reading

Resolution Run Results

January 3, 2020 at 5:48 am

Island Rec shares the race results for their 5th Annual Resolution Run 5k and Salish Splash… It was a great turn-out of 54 registered runners, the largest Resolution Run thus far! We had plenty of runners and walkers that enjoyed the good weather at Jackson Beach. A few brave participants jumped into the waters for  Continue Reading

Weaving Art and Science

January 3, 2020 at 5:47 am

Weaving Art and Science to Create Ocean Tapestries In the early 1990’s, Véronique Robigou and John Delaney were exploring the bottom of the ocean in the deep-diving Submarine ALVIN off the Pacific Northwest Coast. There, they discovered a spectacular 135 ft tall sulfide structure spewing 700° F fluids out of the sea floor atop an  Continue Reading

Letters

January 3, 2020 at 5:45 am

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Bob & Shannon Wilson… (Note: This has been updated since it was first published) On February 11th our community will be voting on a replacement capitol & technology levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but  Continue Reading

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