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August 27, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

“All About Garlic”


Lecture – “All About Garlic”

“All About Garlic” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation June educational lecture series subject. This free lecture takes place Thursday, September 11, from 3-4:00pm, at the Tri-Area Community Center, in Chimacum, and is open to the public.

Eleven year veteran Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardener Rita Dinger will discuss care, harvesting and varieties of garlic. Dinger will explain how and when to harvest, how to cure and clean cured bulbs, and optimum storage conditions. She also will demonstrate how to plant next year’s crop. Dinger has grown more than 40 strains of garlic, including many gourmet varieties that are not available in the grocery store. She will suggest which types are easiest to grow and which are more challenging but more edible.

The Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation lectures take place the second Thursday of each month, from 3-4pm. Foundation business meetings follow each lecture. Please see http://jcmgf.org/ for future lecture topics and vacation months.

For more information, please email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at mastergardenerjefferson@gmail.com .


August 21, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

42nd Annual Crafts by the Dock Fair


The 42nd Annual Crafts by the Dock Fair will happen on September 6th and 7th, downtown Port Townsend by City Hall and the new City Civic Plaza, one block from the Wooden Boat Festival also that weekend. Hours on Saturday are 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, 10am to 5pm.  Juried artists from all over Washington and other Northwest states  plus California, Colorado, Florida, and Idaho will be selling their handmade artwork which include maritime paintings, fine silver, gold with gemstones, enamelwork  jewelry, beaded jewelry, blown glass,  etched glass, wooden wares, watercolors,  raku tiles, handforged steel sculptures, photography,  handforged knives, handwoven and handknitted clothing, lampworked beads, wooden flutes, childrens’ clothing, various types of pottery, tile murals,  copper salmon wall pieces, and much more, in a wide price range.

     The Arts Guild uses monies raised by the fairs to fund local arts scholarships and many other arts related cultural events. This event is the PT Arts Guild largest fundraiser. The Arts Guild donates up to $4500 yearly to qualified college bound students in the arts. This year, the Port Townsend Arts Guild awarded two $500 arts scholarships to  students from Chimacum High School.  For more information  or applications for the Holiday Crafts Fair in November,or scholarship info for arts students, please see the website at www.porttownsendartsguild.org . Email us at ptartsguild@yahoo.com.  Phone 360-774-6544 or 360-379-3813.   The Port Townsend Arts Guild is a self-supporting non-profit arts organization for over 40 years.

August 14, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

New Member Spotlight – Pleasant Harbor Paddle


pleasantharborPleasant Harbor Paddle offers wildlife tours and kayak and stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals from beautiful Pleasant Harbor on the Hood Canal.

Pleasant Harbor Paddle, formerly Kayak Brinnon, began as a small kayak delivery service operating in and around Brinnon, Washington in 2008 and now operates from the Pleasant Harbor Marina with a large fleet of kayaks and SUPs.  Owner/Operator Christina Maloney is a former NOAA Fisheries Biologist and also worked for Washington State Fish and Wildlife’s Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory where she fell in love with the beauty of the Hood Canal.  Christina moved to Brinnon from Seattle in 2008 with a dream to help others discover the beauty and amazing wildlife of the area.  In addition to renting kayaks and SUPs for folks to explore on their own, Christina personally guides educational tours to our nearby estuaries where harbor seals, bald eagles, and other animals congregate.  From a kayak, Christina uses her 12 years of experience as a Biologist and her profound love for nature to teach people of all ages about the local natural system and about the wildlife that depend on it.  In addition to kayak tours and SUP and kayak rentals, Pleasant Harbor Paddle rents small kayak sized crab pots during crabbing season, and delivers kayaks and crab pots to vacation homes and Seal Rock Campground for overnight and multi-day rentals.

Pleasant Harbor Paddle is located 32 miles south of Port Townsend at 308913 Hwy. 101 North in Brinnon at the Pleasant Harbor Marina.  Business hours are 9:30 to 6:00 everyday May thru September, and by appointment October thru April.  Call 360-796-4116 or visit Pleasantharborpaddle.com for reservations or additional information.

 


August 12, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Volunteer & Mentoring Fair


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August 11, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Uptown Street Fair


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August 07, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Aug 19 Energy Lunch Program


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BPA administrator speaks on “BPA: Wholesale Purchase and Sale of Electric Power”

Mark Miller, an account executive at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), will discuss BPA operations and BPA’s wholesale purchase of electric power at this month’s Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program, held at the Port Townsend Community Center (620 Tyler St.) on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Miller’s presentation will include discussion of the 31 federal dams and nuclear power facility, the network of power distribution lines that provide power to the Pacific Northwest region, the management of river water and fish, and the impact of wind power on the BPA transmission sources.

The monthly Energy Lunch programs, held every third Tuesday, are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect life and business in Jefferson County. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and arrive at noon to join an informal conversation with local energy professionals before the 12:30 p.m. program.

The programs are sponsored by Power Trip Energy Corp., Sunshine Propane, Huber’s Inn, Alaska Power & Telephone Co., Frederickson Electric, the Port of Port Townsend, Port Townsend Paper Corp., and Spyglass Energy Solutions.