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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

Choose Not to Suffer

January 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm

How to choose to suffer (or not) in day to day life Suzie Thomas, who recently returned to Friday Harbor after 30 years away, will be offering a free 3-evening workshop at Griffin Bay Bookstore. Suzie will teach three simple keys which, if practiced, will immediately lessen much of the emotional and mental suffering inherent  Continue Reading

Diana checks in…

January 13, 2013 at 5:55 am

Roving Update reporter Diana Mancel files this report: Dateline: Browne’s Home Center, 860 Mullis Street – Kathy Rouleau says Hellebores are selling best right now!  I asked Kathy if it got lonesome out there during the cold, rainy winter days, but I looked around and could see she had plenty of company….  

Meat Loaf and Wine

January 13, 2013 at 5:40 am

Sounds like they had a pretty good time over at Mullis Center on Thursday for the big Meat Loaf cook-off and Wine Tasting gig. Stan the Wine Man files this report:  Well, last night was a big hit at the Mullis Center. We had a lot of people and I want to thank all of  Continue Reading

Now that’s food for thought…

January 12, 2013 at 6:00 am

Liz Varvaro sends this mouth-watering invitation. See you there!! The next Community Dinner is fast approaching! The end of the semester means it is time for an OPEN HOUSE. The students will be presenting their Community Projects in classrooms, the Jazz Band will play and the Art Walk-a-Bout has our young artists’ work on display around  Continue Reading

Writing with Susan Wingate

January 12, 2013 at 5:59 am

Diana Mancel was there and has this to report: It was a dark and stormy night…. Wait a second….that can’t be right!  Susan Wingate’s Writing Workshop had its first of six sessions this past Saturday (it was rainy, but not dark and stormy), with a room full of aspiring writers, eager to hear Susan’s slant  Continue Reading

Grief Support Group

January 12, 2013 at 5:28 am

Margaret Langlie tells me that there are still openings for the Hospice of San Juan Grief Support Group beginning next week… Hospice of San Juan is sponsoring a Grief Support Group for anyone who has lost a family member or friend. The support group will provide a time to talk and share common experiences, ask  Continue Reading

Run Ladies Run is coming again

January 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

It’s that time again… BooBoo and Kerry want you to know that Run Ladies Run will be hosting their annual 10K and Half Marathon. March 24th 2013. Both events will start at 9:30 am beginning at the EARTH BOX MOTEL and SPA (410 Spring St. Friday Harbor, WA) Runners and walkers alike are welcome. All registrations for  Continue Reading

Tech Savvy?

January 11, 2013 at 5:40 am

Found this in some tech magazine we had lying around the office several years ago: “ADO is the friendly face on OLE DB, which lets you leverage your experience in DAO and RDO (because much of the interface is the same). And since OLE DB has a provider for ODBC, you can still access your DSNs (System  Continue Reading

Book Review

January 10, 2013 at 5:59 am

Roving Update book reviewer Diana Mancel has this report on a local book: Just finished reading this book, Time Shadows & Tall Tales – San Juan Island in Earlier Years, by Dr. Jack J. Crawford.  Dr. Crawford passed away in 2000, and this book was printed in 2010 with a preface from his wife, Nedell.  I checked  Continue Reading

Upcycling Weeds into Medicine

January 10, 2013 at 5:14 am

This looks pretty cool right here – turn your weeds into medicine! Here’s more from Aunde: San Juan Island Herbalist Teaches Upcycling Weeds into Medicine San Juan Island herbalist Aunde Cornely is offering a variety of opportunities to learn the magic and medicine of Celtic herbs—many of which are considered weeds here in the Pacific  Continue Reading

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