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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 26, 2012 at 5:38 am

Hi there!  I’m Jake.  As you can see I’m a handsome boy of about seven years old.  My previous owner went away to college and I was left without a home. I have perfect manners and get along well with other dogs. Cats are a different story as I find them delightful to chase…. 

What’s Going On?

November 26, 2012 at 4:23 am

Here are some cool things coming up this week, next week and one cool event from last week that you might want to take a look at: Join San Juan Island National Historical Park staff and volunteers for the annual old-fashioned Holiday Social, tree-trimming and cookie potluck from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 8,  Continue Reading

Water’s Edge Lecture Series continues…

November 25, 2012 at 5:30 am

THE NEARSHORE & JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON Wednesday Nov. 28th 6:00-7:00pm at the Grange Hall (152 First ST Friday Harbor) What time of the year and how long are juvenile Chinook present in the nearshore environment of the San Juan archipelago? Amidst which shoreline types are they most likely to be found? What river or stock  Continue Reading

Island Lights!

November 24, 2012 at 5:30 am

Annual Island Lights Celebration and Holiday Decorating Contest Sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Cookies, Caroling, Crafts and LIGHTS! Once again this holiday season, Friday Harbor will be transformed into a winter wonderland, as huge lighted snowflakes adorn the lamp posts and shops sparkle with holiday spirit. The annual Island Lights Celebration  Continue Reading

Good News for Brickworks

November 23, 2012 at 5:26 am

Brickworks Receives $100,000 Matching Donation Pledge NOVEMBER 20, 2012 – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is delighted to announced its receipt of a new major $100,000 matching donation pledge to help pay for building renovations at its Brickworks site in the core of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.  Under the terms of this pledge,  Continue Reading

More Thanks

November 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I should have included this in my earlier “thanks” post below, but I was pretty sleepy when I posted that and it just really didn’t hit me til now, but I want to shout out a huge Thank You to Ian Byington. Thank you Ian for being such a great friend through the years, for  Continue Reading


November 22, 2012 at 5:36 am

For all the things we have to be thankful for, great friends, good neighbors, a wonderful community to live in with great people, we also can be thankful for ZZ Top. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Pies! Get yer Pies!

November 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This was sent over from the Elementary School….

“First Snow”

November 20, 2012 at 12:01 am

Arctic Raven Gallery sends along this notice: Our long summer drought is over and the familiar rains have made their first appearance.  “First Snow” is just around the corner. “Apiqqaagun” (Yup’k for first snow) has already arrived in the far north. The transition down here will be much more fun as we present the colorful  Continue Reading

Voice of Washington Surveys

November 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

Thought you might be interested in this… This January, the State Legislature and Governor will be faced with tough choices – should transportation taxes be raised or services be cut? To help decision-makers, the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) will soon be sending you an on-line survey covering transportation funding and policy issues.  [editor’s note:  Continue Reading

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