September 02, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Olympic Tourism Summit 2014

Save the Date! Fort Worden, October 22, 2014







August 28, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Port Ludlow Wooden Boat Festival Shuttle Schedule

Wooden Boat Festival Shuttle Service Flyer-1 Click on flyer to make larger.

August 28, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Businesses can avoid layoffs with Shared Work

Businesses can avoid layoffs with Shared Work

By Chad Pearson, Shared Work Marketing Manager

Employment Security Department

It can happen to any business. Demand for your product or service slips. Maybe the market goes in the tank. All you know is your business is in a fix, and you’ve got hard decisions to make.

You don’t want to lay off your skilled employees, but what else can you do to cut costs? Read More

August 28, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Port Townsend Paper Mill Open House!


PTPC Open House
11 AM-4 PM
We invite you and your family to join us at
the Mill on September 13 for food, fun, 2014
and a tour of our facilities.
For the first time in decades, your family
operations up close and in person. After
your tour or while you wait, grab a burger
or hot dog and take a look at some of our
exhibits. Kids are welcome too–pose with
the CAT loader, jump in the bouncy castle,
and friends will be able to see our
or take a break for arts and crafts.
If you plan on attending, you must RSVP
at 360-379-2028 or
information, how many in your party total,
Let us know your name, contact
and how many attending the tour.

*Tour participants must be twelve years or older and must be able to climb stairs.

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 for future lecture topics and vacation months.

For more information, please email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at .

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 . Email us at  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.