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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

Celebrating the 40 Year History of The Whale Museum

January 2, 2019 at 5:51 am

It’s time for this month’s history column from The San Juan Historical Society and Museum… The big picture for a place’s history is more than its people, events, and institutions. The big picture includes the history of such things as its geology, weather, and wildlife — its natural history. The Whale Museum has been in the  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

January 2, 2019 at 5:48 am

Mark and Cynthia Dearfield, Tour du Mont Blanc Mark and Cynthia will talk about their 105 mile journey on one of Europe’s premiere hiking trails, circumnavigating the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc, while crossing three culturally distinct countries. Monday, January 7th at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library; free. Refreshments will be  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth

January 2, 2019 at 5:45 am

Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor Islanders unable to afford dental care can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth on Thursday, Jan. 10; Friday, Jan.11; and Saturday, Jan. 12. A mobile dental van will be parked in the Mullis Street parking lot shared by  Continue Reading

2019 Campsite Reservations for San Juan County Residents

January 1, 2019 at 9:55 am

San Juan County Parks & Fair is offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round! Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any dates in 2019.  Resident reservations must be made directly through our admin office and are  Continue Reading

Winter Break Closures

December 31, 2018 at 10:09 am

Got a favorite restaurant where you like to eat? Here’s the scoop on who’s open and who’s closing this winter. After being open most of the year for (in many cases) 7 days a week, some restaurant owners choose to take a much needed break during the slow season. Here’s an updated list of chamber  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

December 31, 2018 at 10:06 am

Look at me. I’m a flower child! I reject conventional society and choose peace, love, beauty and lots of belly rubs. Do you dig, man? My name is Storm and I’m a lover not a fighter. If you love flowers in your hair, the music of Joni Mitchell, love beads, beat poetry and have a  Continue Reading

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 29, 2018 at 5:52 am

Join Island Rec for the New Year countdown with family, neighbors, and friends, at Brickworks. The Whale Museum has joined us to double our fun! Participate in the Salish Sea themed CLUE game, get your picture taken in the San Juan Party Pics photo booth, decorate hats, play Bingo and more! Bring a sweet or  Continue Reading

I-5 Closure

December 28, 2018 at 9:48 am

Are you heading up I-5 to Bellingham or Canada (or coming back) this weekend? Be aware there will be a temporary closure in both directions. Here’s more from WSDOT… Emergency crews have been working long hours to restore power and fix windstorm damage around our area and they aren’t done yet. On Sunday, December 30th  Continue Reading

Moms to Be, Swim for Free

December 28, 2018 at 9:39 am

Only two Sundays left of this awesome program! On January 6th, expectant mothers are invited to move, swim and enjoy the bliss of buoyancy at SJI Fitness Club. Meet and greet other pregnant women, connect with swimming mentors and enjoy a fun time of fitness and friendship. Think of this as an afterhours pool party  Continue Reading

911 Service Disruptions

December 28, 2018 at 9:30 am

Brendan Cowan, Director of SJI Emergency Management, shares this notice… With ongoing national issues around the 911 system, remember that if 911 doesn’t work for you in an emergency, (360) 378-4141 is the alternate number to San Juan County Dispatch.

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