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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

Help Available for Substance Abuse at PIMC

December 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm

By Louise Dus­trude — For those with sub­stance abuse prob­lems, and for the peo­ple who love them, wor­ry about them, or are exas­per­at­ed by them, there is help avail­able at Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter. Lau­ren Olsen, MD, is a fam­i­ly prac­tice doc­tor at Peace Island with train­ing and expe­ri­ence in buprenor­phine ther­a­py for addic­tion. No one  Con­tin­ue Reading

SVC Earns Awards

December 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions earns sev­en mar­ket­ing and pub­lic rela­tions awards The Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions team is proud to announce they won sev­en mar­ket­ing and pub­lic rela­tions awards — includ­ing one Gold — at the Nation­al Coun­cil for Mar­ket­ing and Pub­lic Rela­tions (NCMPR) Dis­trict 7 fall con­fer­ence, that was held in Fri­day Har­bor,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Grange Community Kitchen Upgrade

December 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

Get the Grange Hall Cookin’ San Juan Island Grange #966 is rais­ing funds for the con­struc­tion of a new coun­­ty- and state-approved com­mer­­cial­­ly-cer­ti­­fied kitchen. Dur­ing their Octo­ber month­ly meet­ing, Grange mem­bers vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to ded­i­cate $40,000 from the organization’s cap­i­tal improve­ment sav­ings account to a Com­mu­ni­ty Kitchen Upgrade, pro­vid­ed our extend­ed com­mu­ni­ty could raise an  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIEMS in 2019

December 21, 2019 at 8:48 am

The fol­low­ing press release was sub­mit­ted by SJI EMS… As we close out 2019, we thought we would spend some time dis­cussing some of the high­lights of the year for San Juan Island Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices (SJI EMS). Expan­sion of Para­med­i­cine Pro­gram One of the impor­tant pro­grams that SJI EMS has expand­ed is our pio­neer­ing com­mu­ni­ty para­med­i­cine  Con­tin­ue Reading

2019 Home Trust Ornament Project — Completed

December 20, 2019 at 5:47 am

Orna­ments now avail­able by dona­tion at the Home Trust Office Being able to par­tic­i­pate at the Farm­ers’ Mar­kets through­out the year and at the Hol­i­day Mar­ket in Decem­ber has been a won­der­ful means of out­reach to our entire com­mu­ni­ty for the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust.  Not only have these Mar­ket inter­ac­tions led to new  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rodney Mulvaney

December 20, 2019 at 5:46 am

One of Fri­day Harbor’s most mem­o­rable char­ac­ters, Rod­ney Mul­vaney, passed away unex­pect­ed­ly on Novem­ber 28. If you didn’t know him per­son­al­ly, you most like­ly would rec­og­nize him for his love of ele­gant, old-time West­­ern-style attire – from his ever-present top hats and his vests, down to his high boots. He first came to San Juan Island  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fred Woods Named as Final Candidate for School District Superintendent

December 20, 2019 at 5:45 am

At the Decem­ber 18, 2019 reg­u­lar School Board Meet­ing, The San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors named Fred Woods as the final can­di­date for the posi­tion of Super­in­ten­dent of San Juan Island School Dis­trict, pend­ing con­tract nego­ti­a­tions. Through a focused men­tor­ing plan, Mr. Woods has been con­fer­ring reg­u­lar­ly with cur­rent Super­in­ten­dent, Kari McVeigh.  Con­tin­ue Reading

How to Utilize Technology for a More Sustainable Lifestyle

December 20, 2019 at 5:44 am

Guest author Neil Staws­ki checks in again with anoth­er arti­cle on work­ing toward a green­er lifestyle… Going green is a lifestyle choice that many peo­ple are mak­ing these days, but it can be a major change that comes with a lot of effort. It’s not always easy to make big changes and stick with them,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Emree (Rhiana) Franklin

December 19, 2019 at 5:50 am

Look who’s inter­view­ing Sheryl Crow — It’s Fri­day Har­bor’s own Emree (Rhi­ana) Franklin! How cool is that?  Proud par­ents Suzanne and Ken Franklin share this announce­ment… Dear Friends and Fam­i­ly, Excit­ing news is fun to share and I have some real­ly excit­ing news about Rhi­ana (Emree) who was recent­ly select­ed by Sheryl Crow for inclu­sion in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mammatus Clouds

December 19, 2019 at 5:49 am

Ron Lehman shares these pho­tos he shot of some mam­ma­tus clouds he saw over Mt. Ver­non on Tues­day morn­ing. Very inter­est­ing cloud for­ma­tions and good thing he got the pho­tos when he did — he says they were com­plete­ly gone with­in about 15 min­utes. Here’s more info on this kind of cloud on Wikipedia. Thanks  Con­tin­ue Reading

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