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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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Port Commission Meeting

January 16, 2019 at 5:43 am

Meeting today (Wednesday, January 16th) of the Friday Harbor Port Commission. It happens at the San Juan Island Grange Hall, 152 1st Street N., Friday Harbor at 4:00 PM. To see the agenda, click here.

Best of the Fest Winter Series

January 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm

Its time again for the local crowd to see all the films they missed during the FH Film Festival because they were busy with all the business brought in! Friday Harbor Film Festival  presents “Given”, a festival big hit with all – especially families. Given is a filmed travel journal as a young boy from  Continue Reading

Free Screening of The IF Project

January 15, 2019 at 5:48 am

On January 24, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor will provide a free screening of The If Project documentary at 7pm at the San Juan Community Theater. Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering  Continue Reading

Free Plumbing Basics Training

January 15, 2019 at 5:47 am

EDC to offer free Plumbing Basics training at Friday Harbor High School [Editor’s note: Please see the corrected dates in Bold type below] The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in plumbing basics this January, sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and by the Washington State Department  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

January 15, 2019 at 5:44 am

Dear Fabulous Community Members, Happy 2019! This school year, all of our schools have been working to increase consistent and systemic protective factors for our students so that regardless of whatever else may be happening in a student’s life, ALL students find school a safe place to learn, with practices they can count on, and  Continue Reading

Four Seasons Collage

January 15, 2019 at 5:43 am

Deb Langhans has a new workshop series this year… Do you love the multifaceted gifts of Mother Nature throughout the year? Is ongoing self-discovery and acceptance a personal goal? Do you enjoy sharing fun, creative experiences with other women in a safe, nourishing space? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a special  Continue Reading

Beaches and Birding

January 14, 2019 at 5:48 am

Does your family want some time outside this winter, time that includes scavenger-hunt-like fun and multi-sensory exploration? Try birding – it’s as easy stepping out your door! Winter is the ideal season to take up bird watching as feathered friends flock to the Northwest. Join Wolf Hollow’s Shona Aitken at Third Lagoon Preserve to learn  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

January 14, 2019 at 5:47 am

This month’s caller is Marlin Prowell from Bellingham. He runs the very successful dances in Bellingham and is a skilled and very well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local contra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fiddle,  Continue Reading

Annual Homeless Count January 24th

January 13, 2019 at 10:45 pm

San Juan County’s 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 24. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated  Continue Reading

Letter from OPALCO

January 12, 2019 at 5:53 am

WSF: Electrify the San Juan Islands Ferry Routes FIRST Don’t delay protection of the Salish Sea The current WS Ferries Long range plan for deploying electric ferries puts the San Juan routes last on the list. Why lose decades in our efforts to protect the Salish Sea – and all of the species who depend  Continue Reading

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