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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

Happy May Day!

May 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Stillpoint School shares this maypole image and wishes you a happy May Day!

It’s History Lives Here Month

May 1, 2019 at 5:49 am

The American experience is composed of many local histories, common or unique. When we say “History Lives Here,” it is to bring attention to our community’s often somewhat hidden, or at least not broadly remembered, rich local history. It is an effort to bring our history out of organization archives and personal collections to share  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Marjorie Walker

May 1, 2019 at 5:47 am

Marjorie Walker was born to a wealthy New York family, attended the prestigious Art Students League in New York, and traveled the world before finding her way to San Juan Island in 1949 to become the island’s first professionally-trained artist.  Sandy Strehlou will cover her fascinating life before and after she discovered the island. Monday,  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Calls for Local Performers

May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am

Calling all performers for the 2019 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted online.  Performers from San Juan County and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. The 2019 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 14th-17th at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, featuring multiple stages, roving family entertainment, educational demonstrations and  Continue Reading

4th of July Parade Theme Announced

May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “Parade of Stars”, past and present… The event has been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m.  Continue Reading

FH Business License Program Online

May 1, 2019 at 5:42 am

Town’s Business License Program is Online With The State Effective April 29, 2019. Starting this week, the Town of Friday Harbor is online with the Washington Business Licensing Service’s (BLS) to administer its business licensing program. Businesses that are currently not licensed and doing business in Friday Harbor or expecting to renew their existing licenses  Continue Reading

WSF Community Meetings

May 1, 2019 at 5:35 am

Mark your calendars – WSF and local Ferry Advisory Committees are hosting nine upcoming community meetings. Come learn about the future of ferries, proposed changes to fares, and local projects on your route. Kingston: Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Kingston Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston Coupeville: Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m.,  Continue Reading

“History Lives Here” Brings Island Stories to Life in May

April 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Peek into San Juan Islands History: Fish Tales, the First Artist, & the Last Lighthouse A rogue barnyard animal starting a war sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But here in the San Juan Islands, we know it’s a true story. Discover the saga of the “Pig War,” and other colorful stories during  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – I Am Super this Saturday!

April 30, 2019 at 3:54 pm

       Island Rec is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Children’s Festival this Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Community organizations that you know and love will be providing all kinds of creative and hands-on activities. Children will have the opportunity to unleash their inner super hero with crafted masks, capes, and arm bands! Island Rec is  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

April 30, 2019 at 10:34 am

This year we have over two thousand organic vegetable starts and perennials, all lovingly grown and nurtured by San Juan County Master Gardeners. We’ve sold out quickly in previous years and didn’t want that to happen again! But do come early to the Mullis Center, Saturday May 11th at 9am. We have a few special  Continue Reading

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