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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

Thank You from PADs

September 28, 2017 at 5:48 am

Lisa Holt writes a let­ter of thanks to you… Thank you, San Juan Islands Com­mu­ni­ty, for sup­port­ing PADs for Parkin­son’s Exhib­it and Raf­fle Table dur­ing the San Juan Coun­ty Fair. Thank you, busi­ness­es and indi­vid­u­als, for your gen­er­ous dona­tions of gifts and ser­vices to the raf­fle table. Thank you, Fair Admin­is­tra­tion Staff, for help­ing PADs to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Farmer/Rancher Workshops

September 28, 2017 at 5:46 am

Farm­ers and ranch­ers! It’s time to sharp­en your pen­cil and write that busi­ness plan to mar­ket your har­vest! Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion and North­west Agri­cul­ture Busi­ness Cen­ter (NABC) will host two free day long work­shops cov­er­ing key com­po­nents of mar­ket and busi­ness fea­si­bil­i­ty analy­ses, as well as how to devel­op an award  Con­tin­ue Reading

Another ‘Baby Boom’ Southern Resident Killer Whale has Died

September 27, 2017 at 5:55 am

Sad news from the Cen­ter for Whale Research… As of 19 Sep­tem­ber, anoth­er South­ern Res­i­dent Killer Whale, J52 — a two and a half year old male born dur­ing the so-called Baby Boom of 2015/2016 is deceased, pre­sum­ably from mal­nu­tri­tion. His oblig­a­tory nurs­ing end­ed more than a year ago, and his life was depen­dent upon  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Neighbors

September 27, 2017 at 5:50 am

Island Neigh­bors is a vol­un­­teer-based com­mu­ni­ty out­reach pro­gram designed to offer sup­port and com­pan­ion­ship to iso­lat­ed seniors and per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties who are liv­ing inde­pen­dent­ly but need extra help to sus­tain a health­i­er qual­i­ty of life. Some of the duties we pro­vide include: local med­ical and den­tal trans­porta­tion, errand run­ning, in-home sup­ports, social vis­its or recre­ation­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

Special Meeting with Candace Wellman

September 27, 2017 at 5:49 am

You Are Invit­ed! There will be a spe­cial meet­ing with author Can­dace Well­man and mem­bers of the Writ­ing Our His­to­ry Project (WOHP) at 11:30 am, Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 27th in the com­mu­ni­ty meet­ing room at the San Juan Island Library. Can­dace will be talk­ing about her new book (Peace Weavers: Unit­ing the Sal­ish Coast through Cross-Cul­­tur­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

Peru: Three Landscapes

September 27, 2017 at 5:48 am

Know Your Islanders Talks: There­sa Simendinger There­sa will guide us through her three-part jour­ney in Peru: life on the Ama­zon Riv­er with native peo­ples and pink dol­phins; rid­ing up the Andes to Inca Ruins and a 15th cen­tu­ry town; and a flight over the Nasca Lines. Refresh­ments are pro­vid­ed cour­tesy of the Friends of the Library  Con­tin­ue Reading

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

September 27, 2017 at 5:47 am

A com­pre­hen­sive insight into true holis­tic health of mind, body and spir­it. Liv­ing life to the fullest: Come and learn about the intri­cate rela­tion­ship between breath, move­ment, nutri­tion and a sound immune sys­tem. Con­sid­er your health as your most price­less asset: A gem for health con­scious peo­ple who wish to take charge of their health in  Con­tin­ue Reading

On Book! Readers Theatre

September 27, 2017 at 5:46 am

Karen and Max are get­ting married—if their jobs allow them to be in the same place at the same time. San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre’s next edi­tion of the On Book! Read­ers The­atre series fea­tures a roman­tic com­e­dy for the dig­i­tal age THIS Wednes­day and Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 27–28 at 7:30 pm in the Whit­ti­er. Eric Coble’s For  Con­tin­ue Reading

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