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

Summer Film Series

July 8, 2019 at 7:12 am

John and Molly are a young married couple who want to live a meaningful life. He is a wildlife photographer (and also the director of this film) and she is a chef and food blogger. When they are evicted from their apartment (their rescue dog won’t stop barking), they decide to turn a hazy dream  Continue Reading


July 8, 2019 at 7:10 am

Lori Stokes writes to share this with you… The collection of food and personal care items during our July 4th parade was a huge success! As a community, we together managed to fill up the back of an entire pick-up truck in support of the Food Bank and the Family Resource Center. Many thanks to  Continue Reading

New Baby in J Pod is a Female

July 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

On the morning of July 5th 2019, J and K pods of the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population finally made an appearance in inland waters off San Juan Island for the first time in more than two months. A large crowd of people awaited their arrival at Lime Kiln State Park to get a  Continue Reading

Soft Opening

July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am

Cynthia invites you to her Soft Opening… This Saturday – July 6th – 4:00 to 7:00 with Daniel Day & Scott Sluis playing music from 5 – 7:00 pm.  Join us at Cynthia’s Bistro for late afternoon/early evening music and small plates & libations House Wine & Beer – $6.00 We will be offering an  Continue Reading

Fiftieth Reunion

July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am

The Friday Harbor High School class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion on September 14, 2019. We would like to invite all of those who were in our class over the years to join us. For more information please e-mail Wendy at sjtrophy@rockisland.com or see us on Facebook at Friday Harbor High School Class  Continue Reading

4th of July Thanks

July 6, 2019 at 9:20 am

Dear San Juan Update… On behalf of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank all who helped to make this a memorable 4th of July! The 2019 Parade theme “Parade of Stars, past and present” was used in so many of our parade entries this year! We had outstanding entries,  Continue Reading

Thank You Friday Harbor

July 6, 2019 at 9:20 am

Jim and Minnie Knych share this letter of thanks with you… Thank you, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and citizens of San Juan Island.  We are honored to have been the Grand Marshals of the 2019 Independence Day Parade. For twenty years, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner has been a labor of love for us  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

July 5, 2019 at 5:45 am

Greetings good people, My name is Ally and I am running for “Pet of the Week”. If you vote for me I promise to deliver: joy filled days of unconditional love snuggles and hugs glorious walks in all kinds of weather and a faithful companion to lift you when you’re down These are not empty  Continue Reading

Anacortes Terminal Survey

July 5, 2019 at 5:44 am

The Washington State Department of Transportation is partnering with the Port and city of Anacortes to explore innovative public-private partnerships to enhance the 35-acre ferry terminal site. This could include commercial opportunities such as retail stores, lodging and food options. WSDOT would like to hear from Anacortes and San Juan Islands residents, tribes and ferry  Continue Reading

Schedule for the 4th

July 4, 2019 at 5:50 am

Here’s the schedule of events for today. Click the image below to enlarge. Happy 4th of July!

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