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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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Yellow Island Wildflower Tour

May 14, 2013 at 5:31 am

Join us in a celebration of wildflowers for a trip to Yellow Island, on Sunday, May 19. Yellow Island, managed by the Nature Conservancy since 1979, is covered with more than fifty species of wildflowers. Many of these plants can be seen on other San Juan Islands; however, with Yellow Island’s open fescue meadows and the absence of resident grazing  Continue Reading

Open House at the Labs

May 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House.  This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours.  Scientists  Continue Reading

Sticks, Bricks, Blocks, and Fire: (re)Building Friday Harbor

May 13, 2013 at 5:26 am

Join local historian Boyd Pratt for a talk about the people, disasters and building trends that shaped the look of Friday Harbor’s past and present. From territorial-era sawn-wood to decorative cast concrete, Friday Harbor’s architecture has mirrored regional building trends, influenced as much by innovation as by natural disaster. Wednesday, May 15th — 7:00 pm, at  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

May 13, 2013 at 5:25 am

If you are looking for an affectionate, loyal companion, look no further!   Sweet little Sadie came to us recently from Bakersfield with two other small dogs.  She is energetic and loves to play but has a soft, snuggly side too.  She loves lap time and is a very good kisser.  She gets along well with  Continue Reading

Author Event at Griffin Bay Books

May 13, 2013 at 5:24 am

The Barbed Crown by William Dietrich Pulitzer-prize winning writer William (Bill) Dietrich will be appearing with his latest Ethan Gage novel at Griffin Bay Bookstore on Friday evening, May 17, 7:00 pm. A prolific author with a long and distinguished career as both a journalist and novelist, he is a New York Times bestselling author  Continue Reading

Park to Install Low Voltage Electric Fencing

May 13, 2013 at 5:20 am

The National Park Service has developed an experimental plan to exclude deer from habitat occupied by rare Island Marble butterflies at American Camp, according to Jerald Weaver, park Integrated Resources manager. The park the week of May 13 will install six-foot electric fence around core habitats in three locations around South Beach to protect island marble  Continue Reading

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

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