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.

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Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues

October 14, 2019 at 5:48 am

It is time to reg­is­ter for Island Rec Girls and Boys Bas­ket­ball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is devel­op­ment and improve­ment of indi­vid­ual and team skills. Pre­vi­ous bas­ket­ball expe­ri­ence is not required. All games are played on Island, Sun­days in Turn­bull Gym. Boys bas­ket­ball league has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Escape Room Event

October 14, 2019 at 5:46 am

Do you have what it takes to escape? We invite you to join us for a night full of fun and mys­tery! Come try your luck at our astron­o­my themed escape room, where you will be tasked with solv­ing puz­zles, hav­ing fun, and sav­ing the world. Most puz­zles are aimed for ages 10+, but all ages  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pet of the Week

October 12, 2019 at 8:40 am

Buon­giorno, It’s Me, Lui­gi, Pet of the Week look­ing for a cozy couch for foot­ball Sun­day! As you might guess from my salt and pep­per sparkle, I’m the life of any par­ty and quite a charmer if I do say so myself. Every­one says I could pos­si­bly be the sweet­est Chi­huahua Mix on Cat­tle Point. I’ve  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Panel Discussion

October 12, 2019 at 8:36 am

Run­ning a free­lance or small con­sult­ing busi­ness Learn to nav­i­gate chal­lenges faced by free­lancers and sim­i­lar small busi­ness­es at a pan­el dis­cus­sion on Novem­ber 7th at the Orcas Island library from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. This event will be help­ful for any­one inter­est­ed in start­ing a new free­lance or con­sult­ing busi­ness and those already run­ning one.  Con­tin­ue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

October 11, 2019 at 9:12 am

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor has announced Alli­son Lar­son as the Vol­un­teer of the Month for Octo­ber, 2019. Alli­son start­ed vol­un­teer­ing at the ani­mal shel­ter in 2016 and has been a loy­al and reg­u­lar vol­un­teer. Alli­son can always be count­ed on to cud­dle cats, wash dish­es and fold laun­dry. The staff and board of  Con­tin­ue Reading

New After-school Program Manager at Island Rec

October 11, 2019 at 9:08 am

Island Rec is proud to announce that Dou­glas Archule­ta is join­ing the team as the new after-school Pro­gram Man­ag­er. Doug will be over­see­ing the Study Time and After­noon Recre­ation (STAR) pro­gram at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School. After grow­ing up pri­mar­i­ly in King and Kit­sap Coun­ties, Doug went to school at West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty where he  Con­tin­ue Reading


October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am

In the San Juan Update Mail­bag this morn­ing, the SJIPC thanks the SJICF… The San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion (SJIPC) would like to pub­licly thank the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion (SJICF) for their con­tin­ued sup­port of our island youth. Mem­bers of our Rock Sol­id Youth Pre­ven­tion Team were able to attend a nation­al lead­er­ship train­ing,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ferry Go Round

October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

The San Juan Island Gar­den Club will host their “Fer­ry Go Round” meet­ing aboard the inter-island fer­ry on Wednes­day, Octo­ber 23rd. This is a Shar­ing Time for Gar­den­ers with: News of Upcom­ing events Remem­ber­ing Past Events Coun­ty Fair Flower Barn Rib­bon Win­ners Bring your brown bag lunch includ­ing bev­er­age                Ana­cortes           Fri­day Har­bor    Orcas     Lopez Board    8:30                      Con­tin­ue Reading

Access to Mount Grant Preserve Confirmed

October 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

A judge has con­firmed pub­lic access to the 180-acre Mount Grant Pre­serve. This means that the 180-acre Pre­serve will remain open to the pub­lic from West Val­ley Road on San Juan Island. Some sig­nage will be nec­es­sary to show alter­na­tive access to the 70-acre prop­er­ty that adjoins the pre­serve. The court rul­ing came in response  Con­tin­ue Reading

Why do so Many Island Trees Look Unhealthy and Brown?

October 9, 2019 at 5:48 am

Have you noticed more and more trees turn­ing brown or dying on your prop­er­ty or as you dri­ve through the islands? Kevin Zobrist, Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Exten­sion pro­fes­sor, dis­cuss­es what’s hap­pen­ing to our trees and forests. Learn how trees pri­or­i­tize their resources under the impacts of stres­sors like cli­mate change and our com­mon root dis­eases,  Con­tin­ue Reading

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