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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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World Champs at 2019 ISSDC World Finals

July 31, 2019 at 5:45 am

Friday Harbor High School Students named World Champs at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals Last weekend, the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), became World Champions, at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals. IOTech, alongside assigned teammates from four other schools that  Continue Reading


July 31, 2019 at 5:40 am

We support Elizabeth (Liz) Lovelett for State Senate. We are impressed with Sen. Lovelett’s accomplishments in her first legislative session. We especially appreciate the bills she sponsored that improve services across state agencies for children, youth, and families; and improved boater education requirements regarding Southern Resident orcas. Sen. Lovelett is the best candidate to enact  Continue Reading

Isle (not) be Jammin’

July 30, 2019 at 5:50 am

Kirk Fuhrmeister has closed the doors to Isle Be Jammin’ for the last time. After having liquidation sales a couple weekends in a row, the few remaining items went to Cecil’s Electronics and Kirk cleared out the store. Originally called Mellowoods & Music, it first opened on Nichols Street in 1991 in the building where  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

July 30, 2019 at 5:48 am

Know Your Islanders Talk: Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team  The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has journeyed to the World Finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  They will explain the proposal that earned them a spot and how they did. Monday, August 5th  Continue Reading

Attic Treasures

July 30, 2019 at 5:46 am

CATS (Community Arts Theatre Society) will be holding a “garage sale” on Saturday featuring donations from individuals throughout the community. All proceeds will benefit the San Juan Community Theatre. Come to the PARC building in the Beaverton Business Park, just off Beaverton Valley Road about 9/10 of a mile from the town limits. And don’t  Continue Reading

World Champions

July 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm

The Friday Harbor team has been named World Champions in this design competition! The following is a letter from Daniel Garner of FHHS… Monday 9:00am Kennedy Space Center Center for Space Education 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals The Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), has just  Continue Reading

The Whale

July 29, 2019 at 5:50 am

The Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street is doing our Monday Movie Night again on July 29th. Doors open at 6:30 and the film will start at 7:00. We are doing a very special screening of “The Whale” – the touching story of a little orca named L98 Luna. When  Continue Reading

Pick of the Litter

July 29, 2019 at 5:47 am

SJCT’s Summer Film Series continues this Tuesday with this Dogumentary… Pick of the Litter Not Rated (but OK for everyone) “Dogumentary“ 81 minutes Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense  Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

July 29, 2019 at 5:45 am

San Juan Community Theatre and Theatre Arts for Kids present Fiddler on the Roof Jr.! The young “campers” at SJCT’s Musical Theatre Camp this year get to bring a beloved story to the stage. The three-week day camp for experienced young actors culminates in four performances of Fiddler on the Roof JR. This special adaptation  Continue Reading

Update on Mi Casita

July 29, 2019 at 5:44 am

Carol Ford from Mi Casita writes to share this update on the quest for a kitchen vent hood that has forced the unfortunate temporary closure of the restaurant. Luckily, there’s light at the end of the tunnel… The range hood is scheduled to arrive in Bellingham Monday sometime! Gregg is not taking any chances so  Continue Reading

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