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

Food to Go

April 23, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Here’s a note to you from Cyn­thia Burke… Hel­lo Every­one — We miss see­ing you at the Farmer’s Mar­ket so we put togeth­er some prepack­aged items from both Cyn­thi­a’s Bistro and Felic­i­ta­tions Bak­ery for you to pre-order & dri­ve by for pick up. Or just stop by and see what we are offer­ing — Cyn­thia will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spend a Dollar, Donate a Dollar, Volunteer an Hour!

April 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Stim­u­lus Checks for Local Recov­ery— Since gov­ern­ment stim­u­lus checks have start­ed to arrive in bank accounts, many of our most vul­ner­a­ble islanders have already spent their funds, need to hold onto their checks, or are not receiv­ing any stim­u­lus funds. We ful­ly sup­port every­one who needs to spend or hold on to their stim­u­lus checks  Con­tin­ue Reading

Honors for San Juan Island School District Schools

April 23, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Just in time for Wash­ing­ton School Recog­ni­tion Week (April 27 — May 1) comes good news for San Juan Island School Dis­trict! All three of our schools Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School and Fri­day Har­bor High School have been select­ed for hon­ors through either the State Board of Edu­ca­tion (SBE) or U.S  Con­tin­ue Reading

HOT TOPIC #18: April 23 How to Access Mental Health Resources

April 23, 2020 at 8:42 am

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders It is a time of so much stress and wor­ry. Now more than ever, in this time of social dis­tanc­ing and with so many unknowns – please know this: You are NOT alone    Stress about COVID-19, the econ­o­my, fam­i­lies liv­ing in close quar­ters,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nature Notes – Never Underestimate A Salmon

April 22, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Con­tributed by Jen­ny De Groot, MSc., Speck­led Trout Con­sult­ing, LLC One les­son learned is that you should nev­er under­es­ti­mate salmon. They find ways to get up water­falls, slip through nets too small to do so, and appar­ent­ly, spawn when you nev­er imag­ined they would. Near­ly five months since the first sight­ing of spawn­ers, coho fry have emerged  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Note From Dr. House

April 22, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Anti­body test­ing — this is the phrase on everyone’s mind right now. We’re get­ting high num­bers of requests dai­ly regard­ing this as these types of new tests are becom­ing avail­able. We are in the mid­dle stages of eval­u­at­ing these tests and have been look­ing at Unit­ed Bio­med­ical (who ini­tial­ly reserved a large num­ber of tests  Con­tin­ue Reading

Candidate Filing Week – May 11th thru 15th

April 22, 2020 at 10:05 am

If you have ever want­ed to be an elect­ed offi­cial, now is your chance.  Can­di­date fil­ing for posi­tions open for elec­tion in 2020 is about to begin. The list of offices avail­able for fil­ing is below. In addi­tion to Pres­i­dent (sor­ry, you can’t file for that one), all statewide elect­ed offi­cials and all State Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our Islands Together Posters

April 22, 2020 at 7:25 am

Cel­e­brate those in the islands work­ing on the front lines of the COVID-19 response with these posters. Any­one in com­mu­ni­ty who wants to print and hang one can feel free to do so.  Click here or on the image above to see the posters avail­able online and then click any one you like to down­load a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mullis Center Update — April 2020 Responding to the COVID-19 Needs on San Juan Island

April 22, 2020 at 7:24 am

What We’re Doing While the Doors are Closed: As you know, the Mullis Cen­ter is closed for reg­u­lar ser­vices dur­ing this time of social dis­tanc­ing and stay-at-home direc­tives, but staff and vol­un­teers are still facil­i­tat­ing essen­tial senior ser­vices such as foot care, gen­er­al client assis­tance, case man­age­ment and the pro­duc­tion, coor­di­na­tion and deliv­ery of Meals  Con­tin­ue Reading

Virtual Sewing Bee Stitches Beautiful Protection for San Juan Islanders

April 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., April 21, 2020 – It start­ed with a sim­ple request for sup­port. In late March, Beth Williams-Gieger, direc­tor of admin­is­tra­tion at Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter, emailed Peg­gy Cre­gor, chair of the Peace Island Vol­un­teers (PIVs) ask­ing if they would be inter­est­ed in sewing masks for med­ical providers at Peace­Health Peace Island.  Con­tin­ue Reading

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