About the Author
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

Island History, Secrets, Facts and Stories

October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am

Coming up this Friday, Oct. 25, is an informative talk by local historian architect, Boyd Pratt.  The topic is the island’s past,  “What Was Here Before You Were?”  This talk will cover early to later use of island land and locations of past endeavors.  It will be quite interesting for old timers and newcomers alike.  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Teen Halloween Party

October 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

  When the ghouls come out this year, we’ll be ready for them! Put on a costume, grab your friends, and head over to Paradise Lanes for Island Rec’s annual Teen Halloween Party, There will be free bowling, pizza, Halloween candy, and DJ Doug will be dropping the beats. Prizes will be awarded for best  Continue Reading

Soroptimist Ferry Ticket Program Has New Contact Information

October 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

Many San Juan Island residents know that Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (SIFRI) provides free ferry tickets to patients and their caregivers who have to travel off-island for cancer treatment.   Recently this long-running program has gotten a dedicated phone number and e-mail address that will remain constant and will not change when a new coordinator takes over  Continue Reading

New at the Sculpture Park

October 21, 2019 at 5:49 am

Some new sculpture was installed at San Juan Island Sculpture Park on Saturday, October 12. It is three pieces depicting members of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Left to right in the photo above are Nyssa (L-84, died 2019), Ruffles (J-1, died 2010) and Scoter (K-25, died 2019) all carved from western red cedar by  Continue Reading

Phone-A-Thon October 21 & 22

October 21, 2019 at 5:47 am

It’s that time of year! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Monday, October 21st, and Tuesday, October 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents,  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Food Bank Completes Expansion

October 21, 2019 at 5:46 am

The Friday Harbor Food Bank recently completed a modest expansion, resolving longstanding storage constraints.  The building was extended nine feet to the east, adding 216 square feet.  Two new, larger freezers and two fridges replace some older units, and two new food racks provide needed storage.   The Food Bank thanks generous community supporters of this  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

October 21, 2019 at 5:45 am

“Gonna Be Rainey” Norris P. posted on Facebook. How right he was. This morning while brushing my teeth, I was faced with the annual challenge of transitioning from carefree flip flop summer into buttoned-up fall once again. The equipoise of PNW style aspirations with chilly weather can be a real challenge, but I think I’ve  Continue Reading

Location Identified for New Library

October 19, 2019 at 8:42 am

Story by Louise Dustrude… A truly central location has been identified for further exploration for the new library: the former Life Care Center on upper Spring Street, close to the Mullis Senior Center, the Village at the Harbour, and an easy walk from the elementary, middle and high schools, and much more. Of the three  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Now Accepting Applications for Women’s Educational and Training Awards

October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor are now accepting applications for three awards; “Live Your Dream Award,” the “Fellowship Award,” and the “Educational Opportunity Award.” Live Your Dream Award The ‘Live Your Dream Award’ is a major Soroptimist service project. This award helps women in overcoming personal difficulties and bettering their lives through education and training.  Continue Reading

Astronauts To Speak At Friday Harbor Film Festival

October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? Now is your opportunity to interact with them during the Friday Harbor Film Festival! To enhance two exciting films about the space program, Pete Freeland, John Creighton, and Dr. Terry Stanford will participate in the Festival and speak after  Continue Reading

Recent Comments by Tim