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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.

Recent Posts by Tim

Home For The Holidays And Clearance Sale

November 29, 2018 at 5:47 am

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor plans to have all current dog and cat residents moved into the new animal shelter at 938 Cattle Point Road by the end of this week. In order to allow the animals to acclimate to their new living quarters, the shelter will be open by appointment only beginning  Continue Reading

5th Annual Holiday Party

November 29, 2018 at 5:46 am

Here’s a quick note from The Studio… We are so excited as we head into our 5th year of business. We wanted to make sure everyone knows that our annual Holiday party is right around the corner on Friday December 7th, from 7:00 pm to midnight. We welcome islanders to join us in celebrating our  Continue Reading

PIMC Welcomes New Provider

November 29, 2018 at 5:45 am

Anna Dowling, M.D., has joined the staff at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. She will provide women’s health (gynecology) and surgical services as a visiting specialist in Friday Harbor, one day per month. Dowling completed her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles in 2005. Her  Continue Reading

Harbor Life Ring

November 29, 2018 at 5:44 am

The following is a message from the Town of Friday Harbor… Thank you for your ongoing support of the Harbor Life Ring utilities assistance program. A special line item appears on your monthly utility bill for this purpose. Since the program launched five years ago, your generous donations have afforded relief to dozens of individuals  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Earns National Honors

November 29, 2018 at 5:42 am

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that it has received national recognition as one of the best community colleges in the nation. Washington Monthly magazine published its ranking of the Top 100 Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners and SVC was named #38. This year’s recognition is the fourth national honor for SVC  Continue Reading

Book Signing on Saturday

November 29, 2018 at 5:41 am

Rebecca Cook will be doing a book signing for her new children’s book “Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas” on Saturday, December 1st at Island Studios from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Here’s more information on Rebecca and her new book in a previous post on the San Juan Update from last month.

Very Sophisticated Phone Scam

November 29, 2018 at 5:40 am

Found this in the SJ Update mailbag… Dear neighbors, I was just duped by a very sophisticated scam that wrecked my bank account, so I wanted to get the word out there in hopes that this won’t happen to you. Here’s what happened: I was called on my cell phone by someone claiming to be  Continue Reading

Why is Everyone Laughing?

November 28, 2018 at 5:49 am

Cynthia Burke shares this announcement about her daughter’s upcoming show… Are you heading to New York for the holiday season? Catch one of our local graduates – off Broadway! We are hoping someday to bring this show to the SJ Community Theater. Hanna Burke, 2007 Friday Harbor High School Graduate, will be performing her hit  Continue Reading

Island Rec Lego Camp

November 28, 2018 at 5:48 am

Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed winter wonderland projects such as ski slopes, gondolas, snowmobiles, and bobsled tracks – let your imagination rule! Kids get to design and build as never before and explore physics, engineering, and architecture in a supportive environment. An instructor from Seattle’s Play-Well TEKnologies  Continue Reading

Craft and Flea Market

November 28, 2018 at 5:45 am

Getting antsy about the Winter Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds? Be sure to mark your calendars for December 1st and buzz over to the Fairgrounds this Saturday from 9am-1pm!  The American Legion Auxiliary will have a booth serving breakfast and lunch from 8:30am to 1:00pm with proceeds going towards their scholarship fund, which  Continue Reading

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