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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

July 50 Mile Challenge

June 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

Island Rec and Peace Health want you to walk or run 50 Miles in July! Get outside and enjoy Summer! This is a great way to also train for the Friday Harbor 8.8K Run. You can track your distance using your smartphone or watch, using many available apps such as Strava, Map My Fitness, FitBit,  Continue Reading

Update on Community Outreach Programs

June 19, 2020 at 8:09 am

Here at San Juan Island EMS we have long had a robust public outreach and paramedicine program. During the COVID-19 outbreak it continues to be a priority, though how we do things has by necessity changed. The office is currently closed to the public, but you can call us at 360-378-5152. Some years ago, frustrated  Continue Reading

San Juan County Announces 2020 Funding Round for Home Fund Program

June 19, 2020 at 8:06 am

San Juan County Health & Community Services wishes to announce to eligible organizations the County’s intention to release a Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) for a 2020 funding round for the Home Fund program. The County intends to release this NOFA on July 1, 2020 with responses being accepted through August 5, 2020. Applications will  Continue Reading

Visitors Bureau Awards $3000 in Scholarship

June 19, 2020 at 8:03 am

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the recipients of its 3rd Annual Tourism/Business/Communications Scholarships, awarded to four members of the Class of 2020 who are graduating from island high schools. Congratulations to Tyler Sovelove (Lopez Island High School), Camryn Thompson (Orcas Island High School), Josephine Crosby (Friday Harbor High School), and  Continue Reading

Affordable Peace of Mind Covid-19 Testing

June 18, 2020 at 1:56 pm

As we move forward through the re-opening phases and begin to welcome back neighbors, friends and visitors to our beautiful islands, we know that the presence of the COVID-19 virus in our communities is a real concern. Living Medical Arts would like to extend you and your business some peace of mind. Dr. Gulla is  Continue Reading

Town installs four Poetry Gardens

June 18, 2020 at 12:45 pm

The Town and its Friday Harbor Arts Commission invite the public to enjoy the newly installed Poetry Gardens located at: San Juan Community Theatre Mullis Center In the waterfront viewing area below Downriggers Next to the Post Office The 30 poems on display were selected in the Town’s first Poetry Garden Contest. Ninety San Juan  Continue Reading

Department of Health situation report shows increased virus activity

June 18, 2020 at 11:45 am

Significant increases seen in Eastern Washington, some milder spikes noted in Western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released its latest statewide COVID-19 situation report. The report shows a significant increase in viral activity in Eastern Washington with concentrated spikes in Yakima, Spokane, Benton and Franklin counties. A rising positive test rate means  Continue Reading

Rescheduled: An Evening with George Winston at San Juan Community Theatre

June 17, 2020 at 7:48 pm

An Evening with George Winston has been one of our most highly anticipated concerts of 2020. Due to the uncertainties of performing during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to work directly with George and his team to reschedule his performances at SJCT. The dual concerts were originally set for Friday, September 11, and Saturday,  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Award $3,000 Scholarship

June 17, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is the local club of a world-wide service organization whose mission is improving the lives of women and girls. This year, through the generous support of our Friday Harbor community, we are excited to award a $3,000 STEM scholarship to Rachel Snow of Friday Harbor High School. Rachel will attend  Continue Reading

Letter from Ron Whalen

June 17, 2020 at 7:33 am

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning we have this letter from Ron Whalen… I request posting of the following; June 7th Amanda Azous posted a letter titled Fact Check of Whalen Petition. Therein Amanda alleges I request signing a petition to eliminate the Land Bank (LB). She alleges I have spread falsehoods and attempted  Continue Reading

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