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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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Second MERT Class offered tonight

April 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

San Juan Island Fire Rescue- Major Emergency Response Team (MERT) held its first meeting on April 25, 2013. There will be another informational meeting held tonight – Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 PM at the Mullis Street Fire Station for those who could not attend the first one. The MERT program will help disseminate information during  Continue Reading

King’s High School Choirs To Perform At Friday Harbor Presbyterian

April 30, 2013 at 5:40 am

On Saturday, May 4th, the King’s High School Concert Choir and select group, Living Faith, will perform at Friday Harbor Presbyterian at 7:30 PM. Under the direction of Mr. Bobby Olson, the groups will perform a wide variety of music ranging from Classical to World Music, Gospel, and Spirituals. King’s High School has been traveling  Continue Reading

An Evening of Poetry and Readings

April 30, 2013 at 5:31 am

Shannon P. Laws, a former San Juan Island resident, will be previewing poetry from her new book, “Madrona Grove: Poems Written Under the Canopy. Joining her will be Jared McVay, veteran Hollywood film actor, stage actor, author and a true master story teller. His latest book, “Hacker’s Raid” is a fast moving page turner that  Continue Reading

Jenny Prescott to receive preservation award

April 30, 2013 at 5:30 am

On Wednesday, May 8th, the Town of Friday Harbor will award Jenny Prescott, owner of Acanthus Antiques, and the San Juan County Land Bank, Partners in Preservation Awards for their actions to preserve and rehabilitate the historic Lettie Carter Rourk house on lower Argyle Avenue. The public is invited to come to the 5:00 pm  Continue Reading

Successful Clean-Up

April 30, 2013 at 5:20 am

The Great Island Clean-Up on April 20 was a great success!  About 200 islanders scoured San Juan Island’s roadsides and beaches, and together collected a whopping 3,600 pounds of litter.  Much appreciation goes to everyone who helped.

Robyn Roberts receives Judges Choice Award

April 29, 2013 at 5:48 am

Friday Harbor High School Art Teacher Andy Anderson has been informed that art work submitted by 12th grader Robyn Roberts has received the coveted Judges Choice Award at the Office of Superintendent of Public Education (OSPI) State Art Competition. Robyn was one of the five Friday Harbor High School students selected as regional winners by  Continue Reading

Engagement Announcement

April 29, 2013 at 5:41 am

Robert Mancuso and Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso of Friday Harbor wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Ayanna to Brian Sprawka, son of Gregory and Cheryl Sprawka of Austin, Texas. The happy couple met in Boston, Massachusetts, where they currently reside.

Islands Museum of Art purchases old EMS Building

April 29, 2013 at 5:33 am

The acquisition of the old EMS building by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art was unanimously accepted by the Board of Commissioners of the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 at their meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Jim Cole, Chief of the San Juan Island EMS, stated “This is an absolute win-win.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

April 29, 2013 at 5:25 am

Sweet little “Hope” was part of a group of dogs scheduled to be euthanized in a remote part of California just a few weeks ago. Fortunately, a rescue group stepped in and found shelters in Oregon and Washington willing to help out – making it possible for her to make a safe landing here at  Continue Reading

Children’s Matinee Today!

April 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm

  San Juan Community Theatre is doing something different with their spring musical this weekend.  On Sunday at 2 pm, they’re presenting a special “children’s matinee” of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.  The matinee is just the first act of the fairytale (the second act turns a little dark and might be a little more scary and  Continue Reading

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