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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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Island Rec Welcomes a New Team Member

May 13, 2013 at 3:02 am

Island Rec is delighted to welcome back last year’s Camp Eagle Rock Director, Diana Feinson as their new ¾ time employee.  Diana will be responsible for the operations of Island Rec’s School Out Programs that include, Camp Eagle Rock, during the summer, Study Time and Afternoon Recreation, STAR, during the school year and School’ Out  Continue Reading

Book of the Dead Highlights Readers Theatre Series

May 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Famed playwright Jean Claude Van Itallie’s poetic adaptation of traditional Tibetan passages used to aid and comfort at the time of death will keep islanders thinking long after the next On Book! Readers Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre. Seven island actresses will present The Tibetan Book of the Dead or (How Not To Do  Continue Reading

Rescue Drill

May 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm

  The good news is, it was only a drill. The bad news is there were 19 people involved, 2 in the car, 17 on the bus, one fatality, 4 critically injured… but it’s really not bad news because it was just a drill. EMS was there, the fire department was there. Community volunteers and  Continue Reading

New Gallery & Gift Shop

May 11, 2013 at 5:30 am

A gallery and gift shop with a very specific mission just opened in a new space sharing the historic Victorian building with the Dr.’s Office Treatment Café, 85 Front Street, across from the Friday Harbor ferry landing. The Nature Connection Gallery & Gifts is a goal of artist, veteran of corporate branding and retailing, and  Continue Reading

Island Sinfonia to Perform

May 11, 2013 at 5:02 am

The Island Sinfonia will present its spring concert on Orcas at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall on Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.   The varied program will feature “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Copland; “Habanera” by Chabrier;  “The Swan of Tuonela” by Sibelius – featuring Ginni Keith on English horn; Lerner and Loewe  Continue Reading

SJI Cheese comes to Friday Harbor

May 10, 2013 at 5:50 am

There will be a new cheese shop in town in about a month or maybe less. San Juan Island Cheese will be in the 155 Nichols St. building. (that’s right across Nichols from Brickworks, right where Sea Shepard Gallery was for a while). They are currently doing a major remodel inside and out. They will  Continue Reading

Bike to Work Week

May 10, 2013 at 5:45 am

Next week is National Bike to Work Week. If that’s too tough to swallow, how about Next Friday (the 17th) is National Bike to Work DAY. And if that’s also too much, well then just enjoy these facts… A few bike parking vs. car parking statistics just for interest’s sake: Number of bikes that can  Continue Reading

Got Trees?

May 10, 2013 at 5:41 am

In honor of Arbor Day, Lopez Island Grange #1060, Orcas Grange #964 and Friday Harbor Grange #225 will distribute free Scotch Pines this Saturday at the grocery stores on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands.  You can pick your free tree in the parking lot at your local grocery any time after 10:00 AM.  Alex  Continue Reading

This is Our Town: Melisa Pinnow

May 9, 2013 at 5:59 am

Whoa – I only set out to shoot some Senior Portraits but I ended up meeting quite an amazing young woman in the process… She is the latest featured portrait on This is Our Town. Check it out… Click here to read more. ThisIsOurTown.com is a glimpse of the people and businesses that shape the personality  Continue Reading

It’s Teddy Bear Time May 11

May 9, 2013 at 5:58 am

CATS’ annual Teddy Bear Picnic returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, May 11. The FREE event from noon to 2:00 in the patio garden and Gubelman Theatre features face painting, crafts projects, refreshments and, of course, teddy bears! This year, local musician Kirk Fuhrmeister (Isle Be Jammin’) will be providing the entertainment—playing music,  Continue Reading

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