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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

Pet of the Week

November 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Here’s a new one from the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor: Meet Sonny!  This handsome boy came to Friday Harbor all the way from Texas with his sister, Cher, when their owner passed away several months ago.   A concerned family member had visited our shelter before and wanted these beloved pets to come here,  Continue Reading

For Immediate Release…

November 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Here’s a notice from the San Juan Island Library… Library to replace information system Library management, with support of the Board of Trustees, met recently to evaluate progress with the recent Library Information System migration. Major issues affecting patrons and staff have been addressed, but many remain, and it was judged, the vendor will not  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag…

November 16, 2012 at 5:53 am

Let’s see what people are sending along for announcements…. OK, here’s a good one and wow this is cool: Our very own Dr. Michelle Reynolds of The Tooth Ferry dental office, has won a national design award. Outstanding Achievement for a New Dentist Practice. Check this out: http://www.ada.org/news/7908.aspx +++++++++++++++++ And the Soroptimists sent this over:  Continue Reading

Macbeth with Lighthearted Twists

November 15, 2012 at 6:09 am

Something wicked this way comes…along with a little song and dance, when San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth this Friday through Sunday, November 16-18. Some 60 island elementary school children as well as several parents (see cast list below) are featured in this story of ambition, power and treachery that maintains its  Continue Reading

Marine Water Rescue Technician Course

November 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

San Juan Island EMS would like to inform the public that they will be hosting a Marine Water Rescue Training in the Garrison Bay and Yacht Haven Road area. This training will be conducted on November 17th & 18th from 8am till 7pm. This training will involve several agencies, among them are San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Round the County Race

November 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Round the County Race 2012 By Norris Palmer 5:30 a.m. comes early and dark on the west Side of San Juan Island.  But that’s what you have to do to serve on Dennis Pratt’s Race Committee, responsible for starting over 75 sailing vessels with rip roaring, hard corps racing crews on Sunday morning’s start right  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

Help is needed for this big event. Minnie Knych sends in this request: “Please help me get the word out.  We need more people to roast turkey and make pies for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  There are other volunteer spots open too.  We provide a pre-seasoned turkey in a foil pan — all the volunteer  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center

11:17 on 11-17 at 1117 Spring St.

November 13, 2012 at 5:00 am

Just in case you haven’t heard – the open house is this coming Saturday for the new medical center. Here’s the official word from Peace Health: PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, San Juan Island’s new critical access hospital which will open for business on Monday, Nov. 26, will be open to the community for tours  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Community Home Trust

What else is going on…

November 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Wednesday evening the San Juan Community Home Trust is holding it’s 12 annual membership meeting and dessert night with special guest Lisa Byers. Lisa is the Executive Director of OPAL on Orcas Island and a national leader in the CLT (Community Land Trust) movement. She will speak about CLTs, a growing national and international movement of home & land ownership. Everyone is invited! Come learn,  Continue Reading

What to do, what to do…

November 8, 2012 at 6:00 am

Got some time this weekend and nowhere to spend it? Does your Day Timer have some gaps? Wondering how to fill all those empty hours? Well help is on the way. Here are some of the cool things going on this weekend: On Saturday, The Toy Box will celebrate the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Established by  Continue Reading

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