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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

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

January 31, 2020 at 5:44 am

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with another entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one shares with you Real Estate in 2020 with Purple Power…


January 31, 2020 at 5:43 am

In the mailbag this morning we have this letter from Martha Alvarado… Dear editor, On February 11th our community will be voting on a replacement capitol & technology levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but a renewal of the one that has existed for many years.  Continue Reading

Free Dinners – Cynthia’s Bistro

January 30, 2020 at 5:46 am

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday, January 30th, from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run out  Continue Reading

Thank You, San Juan Island Community Foundation

January 30, 2020 at 5:45 am

Dear Editor, We live in a community of openhearted people who in quiet ways assure that many of our non-profit services are alive and robust. They don’t ask for big rounds of applause; they are happy to see our community thrive in all possible ways. One, the San Juan Island Community Foundation recently provided a  Continue Reading

Annual Garden Fever Party

January 30, 2020 at 5:43 am

Join the San Juan Island Garden Club on February 4th at the Mullis Center Craft Room, for a party and open house from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The only cost is for optional raffle tickets. Start your morning with a beverage and “goody” 10:30 “Whats Hot for 2020” Julie’s Nursery 11:30 “House Plants” Ziah  Continue Reading

Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

January 30, 2020 at 5:42 am

Island Rec is currently seeking a Seasonal Park Maintenance worker. We are looking for an efficient and energetic person with good interpersonal skills who will enjoy being part of a small hardworking team committed to the essential work of public parks and recreation. This position is a team member in the maintenance of parks, athletic  Continue Reading

Porgy and Bess

January 29, 2020 at 5:45 am

The Met: Live in HD’s The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Saturday, February 8, 1:00 pm at San Juan Community Theatre One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing,  Continue Reading

Goodbye Dr. Gossom – Hello Dr. House

January 29, 2020 at 5:44 am

People were all but spilling out into the street from the party for Dr. Burk Gossom and Dr. Will House Saturday afternoon. Burk, who broke his ankle running outside his home in December, stood on one leg with his knee resting on a mobile device — “I don’t know what it’s called! I just know  Continue Reading

February “Best Of The Fest” From Friday Harbor Film Festival

January 29, 2020 at 5:43 am

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series continues during February. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival are being shown every first and third Tuesday from January through May at the Grange beginning at 7 pm. These screenings are free, although donations are encouraged. The February line-up includes: February  Continue Reading

A Beautiful Yard with Half the Effort: How Biodiversity Can Work for You

January 29, 2020 at 5:42 am

Neil Stawski checks in again with another guest article… According to the American Time Use Survey, the average citizen in the United States spends about 70 hours a year on yard work. Considering that number takes into account all the renters, city dwellers, and non-yard owning people as well as homeowners, it is actually quite  Continue Reading

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