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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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FREE Master Composter/Recycler Training

May 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

Calling all islanders interested in composting and recycling! Join WSU Extension and Jan Juan County Solid Waste in this county-wide training of Master Composters/Recyclers. Participants will learn all the ins and outs of composting, vermicomposting, soil building and recycling in this four-week program, including one field trip. Trained volunteers will be expected to provide 20  Continue Reading

Wildfire Awareness Week, May 5 – 11

May 6, 2013 at 5:25 am

In recognition of Wildfire Awareness Week, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages everyone to learn their role in preparing for wildfire safety. This year, DNR is encouraging homeowners, land managers, first responders, developers and business owners, and civic leaders to focus on “Knowing Your Role” when it comes to preparing communities for  Continue Reading

Seattle Children’s Theatre Partners with SJCT

May 6, 2013 at 5:22 am

Registration is now open for new theatre workshops this summer for youth at San Juan Community Theatre, including a new partnership with one of the top 20 regional theaters in the country. Two educators from the Seattle Children’s Theatre will visit Friday Harbor from July 15 to 19 to hold workshops for island youth, and  Continue Reading

It’s at the end of Bloom Week…

May 6, 2013 at 5:09 am

Learn where the wildflowers and birds are, peer over the shoulders of artists in action, play a game or catch a tune or two during San Juan Island National Historical Park’s second annual Wildflower Festival, scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the American Camp parade ground. The Festival is the culmination of Bloom Week,  Continue Reading

Geodesic Dome at the Children’s Festival

May 5, 2013 at 1:13 am

It was a great day for the Children’s Festival, with some of the best weather this event has ever seen. Kids of all ages had a great time. More photos are available if you click on the photo at right. It’s a shot by Aaron Shepard of the cardboard geodesic dome being assembled. Thanks for  Continue Reading

History Lives Here – Free Tour Saturday

May 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Celebrate Heritage Month in the San Juan Islands – May 2013 Free guided walking tour of historic downtown Friday Harbor. Rain or shine, Saturday, May 4th, 10:00 am-11:30 am. Meet at Memorial Park located at the intersection of Front and Spring streets. Info: (360) 378-2810, sstrehlou [@] fridayharbor.org Preservation Month events are coordinated by the Town of  Continue Reading

New Owners at Duck Soup Inn

May 3, 2013 at 5:50 am

I recently emailed Anna Lisa Lindstrum a question about Duck Soup Inn and I got quite a response from her – one that I didn’t expect. She was happy to let me share it with you. Here it is along with an introduction to and some photos of the new owners, Kyle Nicholson and Emily  Continue Reading

Into the Woods Continues

May 3, 2013 at 5:45 am

Click on the photo to see more of Lisa Duke’s photos. Stephen Sondheim’s thought-provoking and Tony award-winning musical, Into the Woods, continues through Sunday, May 2-5 at San Juan Community Theatre. Friday and Saturday’s shows are at 7:30 and Sunday’s is at 5:00 pm. More information on the production, which concludes next week, May 9-11,  Continue Reading

Shredding in the Parking Lot

May 3, 2013 at 5:30 am

It’s today from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Islander’s Bank parking lot, and it’s FREE!

Island Business for Sale

May 2, 2013 at 5:40 am

Just got this in an email from Kirk, owner of Isle Be Jammin’… Dear friend and musician, I am sending this to friends and collaborators in the Music World, as I know it. Hopefully, with your help, I can find a replacement for myself here in Friday Harbor. San Juan Island, Washington’s Isle be Jammin’  Continue Reading

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