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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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PeaceHealth Offers Back-to-School Backpack Safety Tips

August 31, 2018 at 5:47 am

It’s the time of year when kids gear up for the start of school, filling their backpacks with new textbooks and school supplies. But they may be carrying more than just educational materials with them. Backpacks can be the source of neck, shoulder and back strain. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in  Continue Reading

Eat Local. Again.

August 31, 2018 at 5:45 am

In case you missed their grand opening at King’s a couple weeks ago, don’t despair, Eat Local will be here again today and tomorrow (Friday Aug. 31 and Saturday Sept. 1) from noon to 3:00. Greg and Matthew will be on hand to answer questions and serve up some free samples of their “remarkable frozen  Continue Reading

Community Survey

August 31, 2018 at 5:44 am

The 2018 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is now open! Please add your voice by completing the survey below. Thank you for your time and support! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. sjipc.org The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of  Continue Reading

Incongruent Muse

August 30, 2018 at 5:51 am

The San Juan Community Theatre will host three San Juan Island Artists, Dona Reed, BB McIntyre and Jan Murphy, for a month-long show, entitled, “Incongruent Muse” from September 1-30. All three artists are known for their work in Assemblage art, and the show will highlight several pieces of each artist’s work in this medium. The art  Continue Reading

Ian Boyden Receives NEA Fellowship

August 30, 2018 at 5:49 am

  San Juan Island writer Ian Boyden receives NEA Fellowship to support translation of celebrated Tibetan-Chinese writer Tsering Woeser’s poetry On Wednesday, August 29th, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ian Boyden of Friday Harbor, WA, will receive an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. The fellowship is being awarded to support the translation from  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

August 30, 2018 at 5:48 am

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another installment of her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about fishing; what goes on behind the scenes with the crew while fishing.

Power Line Clearing Work in Progress

August 30, 2018 at 5:46 am

OPALCO tree trimming crews are at work throughout San Juan County clearing vegetation from around power lines for safety and to prevent outages this coming winter. This work is part of OPALCO’s routine annual line clearance program – also called Right of Way (ROW) clearing. Trees and vegetation in the ROW, in proximity to high-voltage  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Says “Thanks!”

August 30, 2018 at 5:43 am

Thank you for making this year’s “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” themed Fair a splashing success!   We’d like to pacific-ly thank our many volunteers, exhibitors, performers, vendors and sponsors who are otter-ly fin-tastic.  We dolphin-ly couldn’t have done it without your support.  Check out our “best of” the Fair awards listing and photos to reminisce  Continue Reading

Burn Ban Lifted

August 30, 2018 at 5:42 am

The Burn Ban for campfires and barbecues is lifted in San Juan County As of noon on August 29, 2018, the burn ban for campfires and charcoal barbeques is lifted in San Juan County. Recent humidity levels, rising fuel moistures, and precipitation in the county have warranted a lift on the burn ban enacted last  Continue Reading

Home Trust Welcomes Bike ‘n Build

August 29, 2018 at 5:50 am

For the third year in a row, the San Juan Community Home Trust is hosting Bike & Build, a national non-profit organization that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. This particular group of 25 riders started their route in Portland, Oregon about 18 days  Continue Reading

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