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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

Garden Club Meeting

December 6, 2021 at 8:08 pm

Can you believe we are in Decem­ber already? The next Gar­den Club Meet­ing is Tues­day, Decem­ber 7 at 1:00. We will meet at the Mullis Cen­ter. The Cen­ter is still not allow­ing refresh­ments so we will have a social hour and make plant mark­ers for Nana’s Hol­i­day House. Remem­ber — Toy and Food Dri­ve — If  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

December 6, 2021 at 11:42 am

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son checks in again with this mon­th’s mar­ket snap­shot. Here she is with more… This is the Decem­ber Mar­ket Snap­shot as pre­sent­ed by the Simon­son and Zam­brovitz Team. The mar­ket is very sim­i­lar to last year this time as it relates to inven­to­ry and pend­ing transactions.

Rate Updates and New Programs from OPALCO Coming in 2022

December 6, 2021 at 4:23 am

The Novem­ber OPALCO Board Meet­ing includ­ed sev­er­al changes for coop­er­a­tive mem­bers includ­ing a 4% rate increase for all mem­bers, a change to the way solar pro­duc­ers get paid for the excess pow­er they sell back to the co-op, and excit­ing addi­tions to the Switch It Up! pro­gram includ­ing rooftop solar and bat­tery stor­age sys­tems. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update from San Juan Island School District Superintendent

December 5, 2021 at 4:11 am

Can you believe it? Win­ter break is almost upon us. Wasn’t it just yes­ter­day that we opened our school doors to full day, in-per­­son instruc­tion? Even though this fall has flown by, last week’s Thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tion remind­ed me we have much to be grate­ful for in our pub­lic schools. Hope­ful­ly you have noticed the rebuild­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Celebrating 20 Years

December 4, 2021 at 5:33 am

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust held its Annu­al Meet­ing recent­ly. The theme of the meet­ing was cel­e­bra­tion — of 20 years of oper­a­tion of the Home Trust, 41 per­ma­nent­ly afford­able homes devel­oped and occu­pied, and anoth­er 8 units com­ing online in 2022. The vision and work of the organization’s founders was rec­og­nized in a con­ver­sa­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Mayor’s Farewell

December 4, 2021 at 4:21 am

A let­ter to the com­mu­ni­ty from Fri­day Har­bor May­or Farhad Ghatan… As I reflect on my past eight years work­ing for this coun­cil and the Town I so dear­ly love, I am filled with grat­i­tude for those who have seen fit to allow me to rep­re­sent their inter­ests as well as those who have made  Con­tin­ue Reading

Magical Christmas Shopping

December 4, 2021 at 4:02 am

* Care­ful­ly curat­ed and beau­ti­ful­ly pre­sent­ed gift selec­tions for every­one on your list, from grand­par­ents to pets * Delight­ful­ly pack­aged hand­made Christ­mas cook­ies * Unbe­liev­able raf­fles, includ­ing a 1 /2 hour heli­copter tour for 4 peo­ple * Exquis­ite Christ­mas trees-already dec­o­rat­ed just for you * Mer­ry chats with St. Nick for kids and adults Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 11  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

December 3, 2021 at 12:57 pm

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 26th, there have been 6 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 437. There are approx­i­mate­ly four unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine in the islands. Lopez Island: There are no new cas­es on Lopez Island since the last  Con­tin­ue Reading

Position Available on the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees

December 3, 2021 at 4:45 am

Love your library? Join the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees! The Board is seek­ing can­di­dates to fill a par­tial, two-year term vacan­cy on its five-mem­ber library board. This non-paid term of office spans from Jan­u­ary 1, 2022 to Decem­ber 31, 2023, with eli­gi­bil­i­ty for reap­point­ment to a full five-year term. Rec­om­men­da­tion will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town and Utility Customers Donate $3,292 to Food Bank

December 3, 2021 at 4:03 am

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor thanks the com­mu­ni­ty for sup­port­ing the local food bank with their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions to the Har­bor Life Ring pro­gram this Novem­ber. Town util­i­ty cus­tomer dona­tions of $1,646 were matched with a $1,646 grant from the Town for a total dona­tion of $3,292 to the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. This is the  Con­tin­ue Reading

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