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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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New Workshops at The Studio

January 8, 2019 at 5:49 am

Happy New Year. The Studio wanted to share 3 new workshops that we are offering this January and February! Sharalyn Lehman will instruct a Pilates for Runners workshop that will run for 2 Sundays. This workshop will focus on how to utilize Pilates to improve running, work on technique to run smarter and safer, and  Continue Reading

Winter Family Arts Days Begin This Saturday

January 8, 2019 at 5:45 am

Family Art Days are a fun time for families of all ages. Everyone is inspired by imaginative topics such as: Flora, Fauna and Fungi: Drawing from Nature, inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian’s work or Creating Natural Images on Sunprint paper. The first class is From Birds to Flying Machines, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci designs.  Continue Reading

Grants Available to Help Get Kids Outside

January 8, 2019 at 5:37 am

State Investing in Youth Outdoor Education, Recreation OLYMPIA–Washington State is accepting applications for the No Child Left Inside grant program, which aims to give at-risk children opportunities to experience the outdoors. No Child Left Inside grants fund programs that provide youth in Washington with outdoor recreation and education programs, including summer camps, natural resource-based education  Continue Reading

First Meeting of 2019 for San Juan County Democrats

January 8, 2019 at 5:31 am

The San Juan County Democrats invite you to their first meeting of the new year. Here’s chair David Turnoy with more… Fresh off a successful 2018 campaign season, the San Juan County Democrats are ready to begin their activities for 2019. Our first meeting will be this Saturday, January 12, in the community meeting room  Continue Reading

SJC PHD Special Board Meeting

January 8, 2019 at 5:30 am

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, January 10th. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. rather than the usual time, but will be at the usual place – the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. The purpose of this meeting is to potentially appoint an Interim  Continue Reading

Department of Community Development Office Closure Notice

January 8, 2019 at 5:24 am

The SJC Department of Community Development Office will be closed the week of January 14 – 18. Staff will be trained on new permitting software during this period. Note that building inspections will be conducted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

January 7, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Merri Ann Simonson shares another video from her SJI Lifestyle series. Here she is with more… This San Juan Island Lifestyle video shares the holiday month on San Juan Island; from Chardonnay Shopping to New Year’s Eve, we had a blast.

Spring Musical Auditions

January 7, 2019 at 5:53 am

Auditions for San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will take place January 8th and 9th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, in the Gubelman Theatre. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Native Plant Workshop

January 7, 2019 at 5:46 am

Interested in using native plants in your landscape? There are many wonderful reasons to use PNW natives: they are often long-lived and don’t need maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming climate. And  Continue Reading

San Juan Pickathon

January 7, 2019 at 5:45 am

Celebrate an evening of collaboration, community & charity at the San Juan Acoustic Music Festival! Join Stephen Dyer, of The Rocky Bay Band, along with other local musicians on Saturday, January 26th from 6:30-9:30pm in the Fairgrounds Marie Boe Building.  Enjoy performances by the Rocky Bay Band, Scott Spadafora, Teddy Deane, Kirk Fuhrmeister, Bruce Harvie,  Continue Reading

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