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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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Skagit Valley College Fall Community Ed Program

September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am

A Reminder: Skagit Valley College (SVC) is offering a unique self-help program that has become an important bridge between ancient wisdom, Western medicine, and modern life science. Yi Ren Qigong Foundation 1A provides the tools to activate and keep your energetic battery charged to empower your life and allow you to make life changes. The  Continue Reading

Thank You!

September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am

Here’s a letter of thanks from the Hospital District… Dear Joyce and Staff, The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 (SJCPHD #1) wants to formally thank all of you for putting our community’s rehabilitation needs first for the many years you have operated Islanders Physical Therapy & Rehab.   San Juan County residents could  Continue Reading


September 26, 2019 at 10:13 am

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning there is this letter to the community from Jim and Minnie Knych… Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner over the years.  And thank you to all you who have attended to take part in the good will and fellowship of our Community  Continue Reading

130 Years

September 25, 2019 at 5:49 am

The Guard Family Celebrates 130 Years on San Juan Island Guard family members and friends, from the island and beyond, gathered on September 14 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the family’s arrival on San Juan Island in 1889.  Paul and Elizabeth Guard’s descendants — from the 4th to the 8th generations — were represented. Thanks  Continue Reading

Park Announces Closure of American Camp Visitor Center

September 25, 2019 at 5:47 am

San Juan Island National Historical Park announces its closure of the American Camp Visitor Center effective, September 23rd, 2019. The closing of the visitor center is in preparation of the construction of a new, permanent facility on the site. A double-wide trailer has served the park and millions of visitors over 42 years, and a  Continue Reading


September 25, 2019 at 5:45 am

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Amanda Azous… Dear Editor, Since April 2019 I have volunteered to open and close driving access to Mt Grant every Wednesday. My duties include opening the locked gates, traveling along Geraldine Way and driving to the top of Mt Grant. I inspect the  Continue Reading

Live in HD st SJCT

September 25, 2019 at 5:44 am

Greetings from San Juan Community Theatre! We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Live in HD Season. Highlights include Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and Porgy & Bess from the Metropolitan Opera, Present Laughter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Lehman Trilogy from The National Theatre, and Swan Lake from the Bolshoi Ballet. After hearing from patrons, we have adjusted our weekend showtimes to start at  Continue Reading

Kids Coding Classes

September 25, 2019 at 5:43 am

Now Registering for Kids Coding Classes at San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library and San Juan Island 4-H are offering computer coding classes for kids in grades 4th and 5th. Classes are free and are held the following days from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Library Meeting Room: Thursday, Oct. 3  Continue Reading

Export World Tour

September 24, 2019 at 5:49 am

Export, the band from Friday Harbor, circa 1979-80 will be playing a reunion show here this coming weekend, Saturday evening at the Grange. Band leader Dennis Michael reports the following… As we have been preparing for next Saturday’s show we received some sad news. Our guitar player, Rick Wiltse’s mom Donna Reynolds recently passed away.  Continue Reading

Ancient Christian Studies

September 24, 2019 at 5:47 am

The Friday Harbor Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcomes everyone to an afternoon with Dr. C. Wilfred Griggs presentation on Ancient Christian Studies This Seminar is for all interested in learning what the Bible is, and how it came to exist. We will also discuss how the idea of added  Continue Reading

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