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.

Recent Posts by Tim

Help Wanted

November 15, 2021 at 5:45 am

Vil­lage at the Har­bor is cur­rent­ly seek­ing indi­vid­u­als inter­est­ed in join­ing our team. For over 13 years, the Vil­lage has been home to amaz­ing seniors and has estab­lished a lev­el of excel­lence sec­ond to none. We offer part and full-time employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent shifts. We fea­ture a great work envi­ron­ment and tru­ly have the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Artisans 43RD Annual Holiday Market & Fundraiser to be Held Thanksgiving Weekend

November 13, 2021 at 1:45 pm

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — Your favorite annu­al hol­i­day shop­ping event is com­ing! The 43rd Island Arti­sans Hol­i­day Mar­ket Fundrais­er will be held on Fri­day, Novem­ber 26th and Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 27th, 2021 at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds.  The hol­i­day mar­ket will be open from 10AM to 5PM on Fri­day, Novem­ber 26th and 10AM to 4PM on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

November 12, 2021 at 10:53 am

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 5, there have been 19 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 376. Of these 19 new cas­es, ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tions indi­cate that 7 appear to have occurred in ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als. There are approx­i­mate­ly 29 unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Vaccine Appointments Filling Quickly

November 12, 2021 at 10:14 am

More than 2,500 islanders have made appoint­ments to receive their COVID boost­er shots this com­ing week, and hun­dreds of island chil­dren are signed up for upcom­ing Pfiz­er pedi­atric vac­cine clin­ics. While some offer­ings are filled com­plete­ly, there is still room in some clin­ics – details and links to reg­is­ter may be found here:https://www.sanjuanco.com/…/211110-Vaccine-Registration… As a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Youth For Change: Environmental Leadership Club is Looking for Participants

November 12, 2021 at 9:17 am

Call­ing all high school stu­dents on Orcas and San Juan Islands inter­est­ed in envi­ron­men­tal action! Are you pas­sion­ate about the envi­ron­ment? Do you wish to see pos­i­tive change in your com­mu­ni­ty? Join the Youth for Change Envi­ron­men­tal Lead­er­ship Club, a pro­gram led by Friends of the San Juans.  Youth for Change pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty for you  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ferry News

November 11, 2021 at 5:53 am

The fol­low­ing announce­ment is from Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries… Ini­tial Plans to Restore Ser­vice We know and under­stand that our reduced ser­vice sched­ules are caus­ing many chal­lenges for thou­sands of rid­ers across our sys­tem. Again, last month’s dif­fi­cult deci­sion to cut back sail­ings was only done when it became clear we didn’t have the crew­ing nec­es­sary  Con­tin­ue Reading

Go Figure! Exhibit Celebrates the Human Form

November 11, 2021 at 5:49 am

The human form has served as muse to artists since the begin­ning of time.   In its cur­rent Go Fig­ure! exhib­it, The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) has brought togeth­er eight dynam­ic artists with dif­fer­ent back­grounds, art medi­ums and styles to high­light the human form in an unex­pect­ed array of works.  The museum’s main gallery  Con­tin­ue Reading

Welcome to Medicare

November 11, 2021 at 5:42 am

Are you join­ing Medicare any time in the next year? If you are, there’s a lot of new infor­ma­tion for you to under­stand.  Medicare has its own vocab­u­lary and rules.   There are dead­lines you need to meet and penal­ties (some last­ing a life­time) for not doing things at the right time.   You will have to  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Board Meeting

November 11, 2021 at 5:38 am

On Wednes­day, Novem­ber 17 2021, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a reg­u­lar (open) School Board Meet­ing at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meet­ing with an option for in-per­­son atten­dance.  All in-per­­son atten­dees must reg­is­ter before 4:00 pm on Tues­day Novem­ber 16th to pro­vide con­tact trac­ing infor­ma­tion. Social dis­tanc­ing and the use of face masks will be expect­ed. Non-com­­pli­ance  Con­tin­ue Reading

Master Gardeners Volunteer Training

November 10, 2021 at 5:50 am

Are you a gar­den­er in San Juan Coun­ty? Do you enjoy learn­ing and shar­ing your knowl­edge with oth­ers? Have you just moved to the islands and want to get involved in the com­mu­ni­ty and learn about gar­den­ing in our unique ecosys­tem? The WSU Exten­sion San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­er Vol­un­teer pro­gram may be just what  Con­tin­ue Reading

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