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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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Red Eye Music

January 27, 2013 at 5:39 am

Sailing Club News

January 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

Ron DiCristina has this to share: January-February, 2013 Friday Harbor Sailing Club (FHSC) finished their 2012 year by again co-hosting Round the County Race with Orcas Island Yacht Club in November and holding their popular December Christmas Dinner meeting at Friday Harbor Masonic Hall where race trophies were awarded to winning members. Outgoing Commodore Terry  Continue Reading

New Owners for San Juan Safaris

January 26, 2013 at 10:07 am

San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours has new owners. Bill Wright and Colleen Johansen are pleased to announce they have sold the business to Brian and Rachel Goodremont. San Juan Safaris was established in 1995 with only 3 touring kayaks operating out of Roche Harbor.  By 2007 it had expanded to both Friday  Continue Reading

Fish Tacos!

January 25, 2013 at 5:45 am

Matt Marinkovich reminds us that today is Fish Taco day at Marketplace: Fish Tacos made with Rockfish or Sockeye Friday (today) 11-2 wind, rain, or shine! at Marketplace $7 each (Also, Matt’s sockeye for sale for $9 per pound) Dear Fish Eaters, In our quest to raise money for Fish for Teeth, to continue our mission to  Continue Reading

Opening tonight – “Warp and Weft”

January 25, 2013 at 5:39 am

Just heard from Emily Reed that there’s a new show opening tonight at the Island’s Museum of Art. Here’s Emily with more: The exhibition of Japanese-American Fiber Artist Seiko Atsuta Purdue, Warp and Weft: the Northwest and Japan, opens Friday, January 25, 5-8 pm at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor.  Continue Reading

Nearly 100,000 Comments

January 25, 2013 at 5:35 am

Katie Fleming of FRIENDS of the San Juans just sent over this press release: Almost 100,000 Comments Submitted Asking for Broad Look at Proposed Coal Export Terminal Voices from across the county, state, and country have weighed in on the “cradle to grave” impacts of coal export.  The public comment period for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) Environmental  Continue Reading

Around here…

January 25, 2013 at 5:30 am

2012 a Breakout Year Some people are thinking that 2012 was the “breakout year” for a stagnant real estate market with a whopping 69% increase in sales volume over 2011. Merri Ann Simonson sends over a report to illustrate. See the Coldwell Banker Year-End Newsletter in PDF format at this link. ++++++++++ Mentoring Opportunities The second  Continue Reading

Rainy Day Thoughts

January 24, 2013 at 5:48 am

Diana Mancel compiled this list of  thoughts for rainy days… There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. – Alfred Wainwright The wind shows us how close to the edge we are. – Joan Didion I yearn for flowers that bend with the wind and rain. – Tso Ssu One can find  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk this weekend

January 24, 2013 at 5:19 am

The New Walking Year!! KNOW YOUR ISLAND WALK – Saturday, January 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meet Sally Thomsen, Director of the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (better known as “Island Rec”) to walk the Lafarge property, also known as The Gravel Pit. Learn its history, its current status and its potential. Meet and  Continue Reading

Breaking the Taboo

January 24, 2013 at 5:06 am

This month’s Conscientious Projector Series movie is next Monday: A film that examines our 41-year old War On Drugs. This war is very expen$ive, and yet it receives unquestioned bipartisan support in Congress. A question might come up…, is this the best use of over $10,000,000,000 of our taxes each year? The film is called Breaking the Taboo…  Continue Reading

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