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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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February 27, 2013 at 5:34 am

To coincide with their current exhibit, Islands Museum of Art presents their next Kakehashi Event, “Sakura” featuring Susan Osborn this coming Friday, March 1st. For more information, click on the image below for a larger, easier to read version.  

Brickworks $110K Matching Fund Grant

February 27, 2013 at 5:30 am

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is pleased to announce its receipt of a major matching grant commitment from the Town of Friday Harbor to help pay for capital expenditures and improvements relating to the Brickworks project in the downtown core of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. Under the terms of the formal Agreement between  Continue Reading

A couple of “Diamond Collection” B&B’s

February 27, 2013 at 5:24 am

Just heard from Anna Maria de Freitas, owner of Tucker House and Harrison House Suites, that both B & B’s were selected for the Bedandbreakfast.Com Diamond Collection. Pretty sweet deal when you look at all the criteria that goes into the selection process. Check out the Press Release to see what it’s all about! Congratulations Anna  Continue Reading

Learn To Follow Your Heart’s Wisdom

February 27, 2013 at 5:15 am

Long-time mind-body-spirit counselor and group facilitator Suzie Thomas is about to begin a Heart Circle for islanders desiring to gather together in community to explore and nourish heart-based transformation. This on-going group will focus on opening the heart, learning about and accessing its particular kind of intelligence, and training the mind to make decisions in  Continue Reading

How Can We Improve Our Economy Through the Arts?

February 27, 2013 at 5:15 am

San Juan County Arts Council is presenting free workshops on three different islands in March to explore the impact and potential of the arts on the local economy. The Arts Commission of Washington State (ArtsWA) recently awarded a grant to the San Juan County Arts Council as one of eight pilot projects across the state  Continue Reading

Rainbow over Roche Harbor

February 26, 2013 at 5:30 am

Kevin Holmes was out at Roche Harbor on Saturday and caught this nice rainbow over the marina. Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Call for Oil Painters!!

February 26, 2013 at 5:25 am

Popular demand returns Debbie Daniels to the IAL studio for a four week series of classes featuring how to define a focal point of interest, composition and the part it plays in the success of a finished painting, and other related elements of design. The subject matter is applicable to all levels of experience and  Continue Reading

This Place Matters

February 26, 2013 at 5:14 am

Change is inevitable, but some things are worth preserving because they tell a story, our story. The Town of Friday Harbor is looking for an islander who appreciates Friday Harbor’s history and historic sites, and would be willing to serve on the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). Five citizen board members, appointed by the mayor,  Continue Reading

Still time to order Native Plants

February 26, 2013 at 5:10 am

Annual Native Plant Sale You can still put your order in for the Master Gardener annual Native Plant Sale! But, you might want to hurry up. Some plants are selling out quickly. Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis, so don’t procrastinate! Order now for the best selection! Flowering red currant, evergreen  Continue Reading

“Spay”-ghetti Dinner Reminder

February 26, 2013 at 5:05 am

Don’t forget… It’s Tonight! It’s that time of year again! Time for the shelter’s annual “Spay”ghetti Dinner at the Mullis Center! Join us for delicious food, live entertainment and raffle prizes, Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available at the door – $12 for adults and $5 for kids  Continue Reading

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