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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.

Recent Posts by Tim

Island Artisans Holiday Market is Moving to Spring

September 22, 2020 at 5:30 am

$12,000 giv­en in schol­ar­ships Island Arti­sans is a local non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion whose goal is to raise funds in sup­port of young artists with­in our com­mu­ni­ty. We have served San Juan Coun­ty for approx­i­mate­ly 40 years by grant­i­ng schol­ar­ships to grad­u­at­ing stu­dents and sup­port­ing prac­tic­ing artists. Island Arti­sans Hol­i­day Mar­ket, our pri­ma­ry fundrais­er, has always been  Con­tin­ue Reading

Burn Ban In San Juan County Lifted

September 21, 2020 at 8:51 pm

As of Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 20th, the Burn Ban in San Juan Coun­ty is lift­ed. Please be safe when enjoy­ing recre­ation­al camp­fires. A reminder that camp­fires are lim­it­ed to 3’x3’ in size and are for burn­ing only clean split fire­wood.  Per­mit­ted res­i­den­tial burn­ing is sched­uled to reopen on Octo­ber 5th. Weath­er per­mit­ting.  https://www.sanjuanco.com/1096/Open-Burn-Info  Please fol­low the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community Media New Channel

September 21, 2020 at 5:49 am

San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work (SJICN) launch­es online solu­tions news chan­nel spot­light­ing island com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and orga­ni­za­tions build­ing a more resilient and thriv­ing San Juans On Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 21, San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work (SJICN) launched to the pub­lic, pub­lish­ing its web­site and ini­tial video news sto­ries cre­at­ed to inform and engage islanders around the community’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town LTAC grant deadline September 28th

September 21, 2020 at 5:37 am

Town of Fri­day Har­bor 2021 Lodg­ing Tax (LTAC) Grant appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed up until 4:30 p.m. Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 28th. Grants will be award­ed on a com­pet­i­tive basis for fund­ing tourism pro­mo­tion of events and activ­i­ties tak­ing place with­in the town in 2021. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to those oper­a­tions and activ­i­ties that encour­age tourists  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHL Tide Bites

September 20, 2020 at 5:51 am

Resource Allo­ca­tion to Growth and Struc­ture: The Ener­getic Cost of Mus­sel Byssal Thread Attach­ment, by Mol­ly Roberts Dr. Mol­ly Roberts com­plet­ed her PhD with Dr. Emi­ly Car­ring­ton in 2019 in the Biol­o­gy Depart­ment at UW. Her research involved both exper­i­men­tal work at FHL and field­work at Penn Cove Shell­fish in Coupeville, WA. Pri­or to her  Con­tin­ue Reading

Time is Running Out to be Counted

September 19, 2020 at 5:38 am

Now’s the time if you haven’t been count­ed yet in the 2020 Cen­sus. Click here to see what options you have. About the 2020 Cen­sus The U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion man­dates a cen­sus of the pop­u­la­tion every 10 years. The 2020 Cen­sus counts every­one who lives in the U.S. on April 1, 2020. Cen­sus sta­tis­tics help deter­mine the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Story #2: Eat, Shop, Stay, Play Locally!

September 18, 2020 at 5:49 am

Small busi­ness­es are rely­ing more than ever on your sup­port as they cre­ative­ly cope with COVID.  Here’s the sec­ond of a series of sto­ries about their sur­vival. When COVID-19 became a glob­al pan­dem­ic in March, all of us were sud­den­ly nav­i­gat­ing unchart­ed waters. How­ev­er, San Juan Islands busi­ness­es have respond­ed with com­pas­sion and inge­nu­ity dur­ing these tough times. This  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec – Fall Virtual Lego Camps

September 18, 2020 at 5:41 am

Island Rec has 2 Great LEGO camp options for you this sea­son! The first, tap into your imag­i­na­tion from the com­fort of your own home with the guid­ance of an expe­ri­enced Play-Well instruc­tor and sim­ple pieces from your own LEGO col­lec­tion — all while con­nect­ing vir­tu­al­ly with oth­er young LEGO engi­neers. Stu­dents will explore their  Con­tin­ue Reading

Special Deliveries — Baby Deliveries

September 17, 2020 at 5:49 am

Spe­cial Deliv­er­ies: On One Morn­ing, San Juan Island Fire & Res­cue Joins Part­ner Agen­cies With Two Baby Deliv­er­ies This time, it wasn’t the stork who made the mid­dle of the night call to assist two preg­nant moth­ers. Just before 3:00 a.m. on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 13, pagers beeped through­out San Juan Island announc­ing an urgent need  Con­tin­ue Reading


September 17, 2020 at 5:46 am

OPALCO is Pre­pared for Wild­fire Pre­ven­tion – Are You? Safe­ty is the pri­ma­ry objec­tive at the core of every­thing OPALCO does. OPALCO con­tin­ues to use an aggres­sive Right-of-Way Pro­gram (tree and brush trim­ming along pow­er lines) and the lat­est tech­nolo­gies to reduce flam­ma­ble mate­r­i­al and mit­i­gate fire risk. The long-term invest­ment is key to the safe­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

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