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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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Lakedale Triathlon

June 18, 2013 at 5:40 am

Lakedale Resort is hosting its first Three Lakes Triathlon on Saturday, June 22nd. It will include: an Olympic Triathlon an Olympic Relay Team Triathlon a Sprint Triathlon and a Sprint Relay Team Triathlon Beginning at 8:00 am, triathletes will gather at Lakedale Resort to undertake a swim on the property’s Neva Lake, along with bike  Continue Reading

Thursday at the Rumor Mill

June 18, 2013 at 5:25 am

They’re having a Widmer Brothers “6 Course Beer Dinner” event at 6:00 PM Thursday at the Rumor Mill. Oren says: “Chef Matt Colony has put together an amazing 6 course dinner to highlight these great seasonal brews from Widmer Brewing.” Seating is limited so advance reservations are required. Get on their Facebook page or call 378-5555.

Vote Counting Equipment Test

June 18, 2013 at 5:20 am

Vote counting equipment testing on June 21 at 10:15 a.m. A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the August 6, 2013 Primary is scheduled for June 21. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the  Continue Reading

This is Our Town: Amanda Thiel

June 17, 2013 at 5:54 am

This is Amanda Thiel of Isla Botanica, a company she founded in 2009. She handcrafts delicious tea blends and herbal health and body products using herbs grown on San Juan Island using original recipes based on age-old traditions of plant use. The garden is located on the 120 acre Talking Horse Ranch and produces over  Continue Reading

Haida Totem Installed at Library

June 17, 2013 at 5:40 am

An unusual carved totem was installed in the San Juan Island Library on Thursday, June 13. The sculpture depicts Eagle with Three Chiefs. The 91” tall totem was carved by noted First Nation carver, Robert Horn, circa 1940. Horn (or Horne) was from a family of well-known carvers. The totem base is an unusual side  Continue Reading

To Protect Life and Property

June 17, 2013 at 5:34 am

San Juan Island Fire Rescue is grateful to Roche Harbor Highlands, Roche Harbor Resort and Friday Harbor Marketplace for providing practice areas for this course. The committment of our volunteers and our community’s support is truly astounding. The 2013 Wildland Firefighter class will be held the last two weekends in June-22-23 and June 29-30.  For information on  Continue Reading

Cruise on the Solstice and Support the FH Film Festival

June 17, 2013 at 5:21 am

Don’t forget – it’s this coming Thursday… Spend a lovely Solstice evening, the longest day of the year Thurs. June 20, from 6-9 pm cruising among the islands of San Juan Channel. Departing from Spring Street Landing at 6 pm so all aboard at 5:45 PM!! Cruise among the beauty of the islands, while enjoying  Continue Reading


June 17, 2013 at 5:20 am

David Crain, the new Science teacher at FHHS and FHMS sends this letter: An open letter of thanks, As a newly planted teacher here on San Juan Island, I am continually impressed by the level of support that is shown to the education community here. From the first day before school through the various competitions  Continue Reading

The Dog Show: Loving our 4 legged Friends

June 16, 2013 at 5:42 am

WaterWorks Gallery is pleased to present the oil paintings of Jamie Ellsworth and the bronze & mixed media sculptures of Barbara Duzan. Both artists, multiple dog owners themselves, convey the love of their canine friends with unique styles that exude love and humor. Jaime Ellsworth, painter of dogs, cats and horses has a collection of  Continue Reading

More Business News

June 16, 2013 at 5:40 am

Discovery Sea Kayaks (on Facebook here) has moved to 260 Spring St. or “Jeri’s Mall”, into the space where San Juan Jewels was, at the front of the building, next to the San Juan Hotshop. Jason Gunter and business partner Richard Swanson say they are very excited to have a new location, closer to where it’s all  Continue Reading

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