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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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Chicken Pox Update

June 22, 2018 at 5:48 am

San Juan County Health & Community Services Issues Varicella Outbreak Update Six cases of Varicella, or “chicken pox,” have now been confirmed in the Orcas Island community. San Juan County Health & Community Services is working closely with medical providers to identify additional cases in the community. We are also continuing work with the Orcas  Continue Reading

At Waterworks Gallery this Weekend

June 21, 2018 at 10:37 am

Ruth at Waterworks Gallery shares this invitation with you… Please join me in welcoming Pete Kuentzel to the gallery on Saturday, June 23rd from 11 to 1pm. Pete will chat informally about what inspires his work and how he creates his ceramic sculptures. Pete is a retired professor of ceramics, and has a studio on  Continue Reading

Island Rec Soccer Camps

June 21, 2018 at 10:36 am

This summer Island Rec will be offering two youth soccer camps: Western Washington University Summer Soccer Camp and Summer Soccer Technical Training with Coach Van. Click to see dates, times and details about each camp…

Calling All Island Writers!

June 21, 2018 at 10:35 am

Hear that beat?  That should be the quickening heart rate of all you Island Writers preparing your entries to the drum beat of the 2018 “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away—August 15-18.  True, but the deadline for the Written Word entries is July 20th —only  Continue Reading

State Upholds San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program

June 21, 2018 at 10:31 am

San Juan County adopted a new Shoreline Master Program (SMP) in November 2017.  Friends of the San Juans appealed the SMP to the Growth Management Hearings Board (Board) alleging seven issues Friends claimed did not meet the requirements of state law.  Friends asked the Board to invalidate the SMP.  The Board held a hearing in  Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records

June 20, 2018 at 5:48 am

San Juan Community Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records and Launches New Fund San Juan Community Theatre is excited to announce that their 2018 Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, was a record-breaker for the Theatre, with a total of 2,580 tickets sold, making the production SJCT’s all-time best-selling show. During the run of  Continue Reading

County Will Join National Opioid Lawsuit

June 20, 2018 at 5:46 am

News outlets nationwide have described the problems arising from the epidemic in the use of opioids.  Whether it is the overuse of powerful addictive prescribed painkillers or the illegal use of a cheaper cousin, such as heroin, there is large human and governmental cost. “Families are ripped apart. There is a real cost to county  Continue Reading

Westwind Aviation News

June 20, 2018 at 5:44 am

Here’s a note from Loren DeShon sharing some new developments at Westwind Aviation… Westwind Aviation will have scheduled flights from Friday Harbor to Boeing Field on Thursday and Friday afternoons departing at 4 pm (through the summer) beginning Thursday June 21. Introductory fare $109. Call (360) 378-6991 to make a reservation. New Pilot – Westwind  Continue Reading

The Land Bank Says Thank You!

June 19, 2018 at 5:49 am

Islanders, thank you for “Getting Outdoors” and joining the Land Bank at our Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House last weekend. The response was incredible, with almost 200 visitors over the six-hour event, and on a busy June Saturday to boot! It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the property and to hear the community’s positive  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

June 19, 2018 at 5:47 am

Island Rec is very excited to announce the 2018 Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. This long-standing concert series is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15, located at the San Juan Historical Museum, which is at 405 Price Street. It is a perfect time to grab a blanket or bring a chair and have a  Continue Reading

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