About the Author
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

Winter Visitor at Dream Lake

December 29, 2021 at 9:34 am

“Nei­ther Rain nor snow nor heat nor…” well you know the rest. It seems noth­ing keeps these beau­ti­ful birds from arriv­ing at this chilly time of year. John Miller shares anoth­er of his gor­geous photos.

New WA State Law Will Reduce the Use of Single-use Utensils, Condiments, and Straws Beginning Jan. 1

December 29, 2021 at 9:28 am

Begin­ning Jan. 1, 2022, Wash­ing­ton restau­rants will no longer auto­mat­i­cal­ly include sin­­gle-use food ser­vice items like uten­sils, condi­ments, and straws with food orders. A new state law restricts the use of these items and pro­hibits pack­aged bun­dles of sin­­gle-use items in order to reduce waste and lit­ter – although cus­tomers can still request indi­vid­ual items if need­ed.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Artists’ Registry Show Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary With a Peek Behind the Scenes

December 28, 2021 at 3:45 pm

Vol­un­teers at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) have been busy over the last few weeks, prepar­ing for the annu­al Artists’ Reg­istry Show, which opened its doors Decem­ber 17.  The show is the much-antic­i­­pat­ed event high­light­ing the recent works of artists from each of the San Juan Islands.  A bit of his­to­ry fol­lows.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Winter Message from the Town

December 28, 2021 at 11:44 am

To Town Water Cus­tomers: The recent cold snap has caused pipes to freeze in hous­es and build­ings that have nev­er had that issue before.  Due to increased water usage, we know there are more leaks in the sys­tem.  We ask every­one to check their hous­es, inside and out, to make sure they don’t have burst  Con­tin­ue Reading

Help Dena Royal

December 28, 2021 at 5:10 am

Dena Roy­al lost her boat home with all her belong­ings when it sank dur­ing Sun­day’s storm. You can help her by donat­ing to this emer­gency fund set up for her by her daugh­ter at GoFundMe.

Dangerous Beauty

December 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Steve Roberts shot this pho­to on First Street last night. It sure is a thing of beau­ty, but if you don’t need to go out, con­sid­er stay­ing home. Now’s a good time to binge on Net­flix or read that book you keep putting off. Also a good time to avoid giv­ing EMS and the ER  Con­tin­ue Reading

Response to Fire Chief Norvin Collins

December 27, 2021 at 4:25 am

In the Mail­bag today we have this let­ter from Nathan But­ler, Super­in­ten­dent and EMS Admin­is­tra­tor… We have seen the recent let­ter from Fire Chief Norvin Collins regard­ing our agency and merg­er talks. He bad­ly mis­rep­re­sent­ed our agency, and his let­ter is an object les­son in why we have opt­ed not to try again at merg­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

7th Annual Resolution Run and Salish Splash!

December 26, 2021 at 9:24 pm

Island Rec invites you to take part in the 7th Annu­al Res­o­lu­tion Run 5k sched­uled for a 10:00 am start on Jan­u­ary 1, 2022.  This is a fam­i­ly and dog friend­ly fun run that trav­els up from Jack­son Beach onto Pear Point Rd, left on Argyle, right on Mullis, right onto Spring, right onto Argyle,  Con­tin­ue Reading

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