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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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Voice of Washington Surveys

November 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

Thought you might be interested in this… This January, the State Legislature and Governor will be faced with tough choices – should transportation taxes be raised or services be cut? To help decision-makers, the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) will soon be sending you an on-line survey covering transportation funding and policy issues.  [editor’s note:  Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting

November 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm

It was a huge crowd at the grand opening ceremony of the new Peace Island Medical Center. Standing room only. Click on the photo and see if you recognize anyone. You probably will – the whole town was there. That’s Lenore Bayuk with the scissors getting ready to cut the ribbon. We’ll have more photos  Continue Reading

Holiday Stuff

November 17, 2012 at 5:50 am

Mark your calendars before they fill up with too much holiday stuff  – Ellen Roberts passes along this schedule for Islands A Capella…

Pet of the Week

November 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Here’s a new one from the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor: Meet Sonny!  This handsome boy came to Friday Harbor all the way from Texas with his sister, Cher, when their owner passed away several months ago.   A concerned family member had visited our shelter before and wanted these beloved pets to come here,  Continue Reading

For Immediate Release…

November 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Here’s a notice from the San Juan Island Library… Library to replace information system Library management, with support of the Board of Trustees, met recently to evaluate progress with the recent Library Information System migration. Major issues affecting patrons and staff have been addressed, but many remain, and it was judged, the vendor will not  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag…

November 16, 2012 at 5:53 am

Let’s see what people are sending along for announcements…. OK, here’s a good one and wow this is cool: Our very own Dr. Michelle Reynolds of The Tooth Ferry dental office, has won a national design award. Outstanding Achievement for a New Dentist Practice. Check this out: http://www.ada.org/news/7908.aspx +++++++++++++++++ And the Soroptimists sent this over:  Continue Reading

Macbeth with Lighthearted Twists

November 15, 2012 at 6:09 am

Something wicked this way comes…along with a little song and dance, when San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth this Friday through Sunday, November 16-18. Some 60 island elementary school children as well as several parents (see cast list below) are featured in this story of ambition, power and treachery that maintains its  Continue Reading

Marine Water Rescue Technician Course

November 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

San Juan Island EMS would like to inform the public that they will be hosting a Marine Water Rescue Training in the Garrison Bay and Yacht Haven Road area. This training will be conducted on November 17th & 18th from 8am till 7pm. This training will involve several agencies, among them are San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Round the County Race

November 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Round the County Race 2012 By Norris Palmer 5:30 a.m. comes early and dark on the west Side of San Juan Island.  But that’s what you have to do to serve on Dennis Pratt’s Race Committee, responsible for starting over 75 sailing vessels with rip roaring, hard corps racing crews on Sunday morning’s start right  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

Help is needed for this big event. Minnie Knych sends in this request: “Please help me get the word out.  We need more people to roast turkey and make pies for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  There are other volunteer spots open too.  We provide a pre-seasoned turkey in a foil pan — all the volunteer  Continue Reading

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