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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.

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Magical Christmas Shopping!

November 19, 2021 at 5:41 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

November 18, 2021 at 4:15 pm

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 12th, there have been 28 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 404. Of these twen­­ty-eight new cas­es, ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tions indi­cate that at least ten appear to have occurred in ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als. There are approx­i­mate­ly eight unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive  Con­tin­ue Reading

4‑Boat Service Returns

November 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm

This just in from WSF… The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will return to four-boat ser­vice and oper­ate on its usu­al Fall Sched­ule start­ing Fri­day, Nov. 19. Cus­tomers are encour­aged to check the four-boat “Anacortes/San Juan Islands” sail­ing sched­ule, which will be list­ed as inac­tive until it takes effect on Nov. 19.  Reser­va­tions will remain sus­pend­ed on the route  Con­tin­ue Reading

Updated Salish Sea Vessel Traffic Projections Released

November 18, 2021 at 5:54 am

San Juan Coun­ty, WA, USA. – The recent­ly updat­ed Sal­ish Sea Ves­sel Traf­fic Pro­jec­tions (PDF — Nov. 2021) pro­vid­ed by Friends of the San Juans shows that at least a 25% increase in large, ocean-going com­mer­cial ves­sel traf­fic could occur if all of the pro­posed new and expand­ing ter­mi­nal and refin­ery projects are per­mit­ted and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nana’s Holiday House

November 18, 2021 at 5:50 am

We are hap­py to be open­ing Nana’s House this year after miss­ing last year. For our 9th year, we are chang­ing things up a bit. We will be open­ing a week ear­li­er, on Thanks­giv­ing week­end, Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day from 11:00–5:00. Then, we will be open the fol­low­ing three week­ends in Decem­ber, on Sat­ur­days and Sun­days  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Singers to Present Comfort & Joy Concert

November 18, 2021 at 5:44 am

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre is delight­ed to host the San Juan Singers on the Whit­ti­er stage yet again this hol­i­day sea­son. This year the San Juan Singers present their Com­fort & Joy con­cert. There will be two per­for­mances, Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 11th at 7:30pm and Sun­day, Decem­ber 12th at 2:00pm which will fea­ture songs that cel­e­brate  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mamma Mia! Closing Weekend — Four More Chances to See the Show

November 17, 2021 at 4:21 pm

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre is so grate­ful for the recep­tion of our debut musi­cal pro­duc­tion since the start of the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic, Mam­ma Mia! We love see­ing the com­mu­ni­ty come togeth­er and enjoy live, indoor the­atre on the Whit­ti­er stage once again. The cast has been hav­ing a blast per­form­ing for every­one, and audi­ence mem­bers  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJICF Kicks Off Annual Community Giving Campaign with $25k Match

November 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm

“When we give cheer­ful­ly and accept grate­ful­ly, every­one is blessed.”  – Maya Angelou As we pause in the com­ing weeks to give thanks, nur­ture our loved ones, and reflect on the past year, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion invites the entire com­mu­ni­ty to con­sid­er a gift that lasts for­ev­er – invest­ment in com­mu­ni­ty. On  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Land Bank November 2021 Meeting & Agenda

November 17, 2021 at 11:06 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold its month­ly meet­ing on Novem­ber 19, from 8:30am-11:30am via Zoom. The pub­lic is invit­ed to attend. Click HERE to down­load the agen­da (includes ZOOM link) and meet­ing mate­ri­als, includ­ing the Cof­felt Farm Lease Rate and Reserve Study. (PDF) To learn more about your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Compass Health Expands Local Team

November 17, 2021 at 9:51 am

Com­pass Health expands team and ser­vice capac­i­ty in San Juan Coun­ty to meet local behav­ioral health needs SAN JUAN COUNTY, Wash., Nov. 15, 2021 – With a team of men­tal health and sub­stance use treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als based in San Juan Coun­ty, Com­pass Health has expand­ed ser­vice capac­i­ty across the islands to meet com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers’ behav­ioral  Con­tin­ue Reading

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