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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

Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island

December 16, 2019 at 5:47 am

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday -12/19/19 from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run out of  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate Tips

December 16, 2019 at 5:46 am

Merri Ann Simonson is back with more real estate tips and information for you… Custom Construction or Buy Existing and Remodel? In the current market it is much more affordable to buy an existing home than it is to purchase new or custom construction.  Why is that?  The costs of materials and labor did not  Continue Reading

Preserving Another Piece of Island History

December 16, 2019 at 5:45 am

This year has been a year of roof replacements at the San Juan Historical Museum. Recently, the roof of the James King family home was replaced. The prior wood shingle roof had reached the end of its useful life and the time had come to undertake the project which was done by Bobby Ross Construction.  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

December 16, 2019 at 5:43 am

On Wednesday Dec 18, 2019, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library. This is an open public meeting. We will also celebrate the school/community collaboration that lead to the development of the District’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025.  All are welcome!

A European Village Christmas

December 15, 2019 at 5:45 am

A Concert of Choral and Instrumental Carols, Hymns, and Anthems from France, Scandinavia, and Germany, will take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 21st at 3:00 PM. The concert will feature an unaccompanied choir directed by Richard Lind. Instrumental performances by Sue Collado, clarinet; Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar, violin and viola; and Richard Lind,  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Says “Thank You!”

December 15, 2019 at 5:44 am

Submitted by Fish for Teeth board, Matt Marinkovich, Maureen Marinkovich, Dr. Michael Horn, Tami Doenges and David Jennings. Fish for Teeth has been helping fill the dental needs of San Juan and Lopez islands since 2012 by sponsoring the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van. The van comes to San Juan for two-day visits, four  Continue Reading

Home for the Holidays

December 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm

Get Your Tissues Ready Many of you in the community know about Cowboy, but for those who don’t, he has been a long-term resident at the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor (APS-FH). Cowboy’s journey home has taken almost two years. He was originally brought in as a stray to a shelter in Modesto, California,  Continue Reading

Be a Census Taker

December 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Louise Dustrude… I worked on the 2010 U.S. Census, as did more than half a dozen other island residents, and I found it interesting and rewarding. I’m retired, and the paycheck was welcome. Some of my colleagues were unemployed or just “between jobs,” and  Continue Reading

Chardonnay Shopping

December 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Merri Ann Simonson shares another video in her San Juan Island Lifestyle series… This video features our Chardonnay Shopping event. Shop local!

Celebrate Rob’s Life

December 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Rob Simpson died unexpectedly of a heart attack December 3. It is with great sadness that we share the news that our father unexpectedly passed away last week as the result of a heart attack. We hope that you will join us in celebrating his life this Saturday, December 14th at the Mullis Center from  Continue Reading

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