April 08, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

April 15 ENERGY LUNCH & WORKSHOP: Financing Renewable Energy Projects

Paul B. Manson, President & CEO of Sea Breeze Power Corp., a Vancouver, Canada-based diversified renewable energy company, is the presenter at this month’s Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program, held at the Port Townsend Community Center on Tuesday, Apr. 15, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
His talk will present his financing experiences with renewable energy projects, not as a “how-to” but as useful background and support for those facing such challenges locally. His experiences include the use of professional studies, addressing political obstacles, engaging the specialized financing needed in the electric power industry, and taking into account the accelerating transition from reliance on the fossil fuel industry.
At Sea Breeze, Manson successfully arranged financing for the 99-megawatt Cape Scott Wind Farm, the first utility-scale wind farm to be built on British Columbia’s west coast. Sea Breeze is currently developing the Juan de Fuca Cable Project, a proposed new 30-mile long, 550-megawatt high-voltage direct-current undersea transmission line between Port Angeles and Victoria that would connect the endpoints of the BPA and BC Hydro electric grids. The economic multiplier value of the cable project is estimated to be $134 billion.

The monthly Energy Lunch Programs are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect county life and business activity. The brown-bag lunch talks are free and open to the public.

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

The Friends of Fort Worden and Peninsula College Present The Forgotten Era

Army Life at Fort Worden in the 1950s
Thursday, April 17 at 4:00PM
Veterans of the 369th Engineer Amphibious Support Regiment
John Singhose of Port Angeles, Tom Anthony of Kittitas,
Red Rogers of Randle, and Don Young of Kingston
will discuss their experiences during the Korean War Era
Peninsula College
Schoolhouse, Room D
298 Battery Way
Fort Worden
Refreshments available following the discussion
courtesy of The Friends of Fort Worden
Presented by the Fort Worden Oral History Program
a project of the Friends of Fort Worden
200 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368 360.344.4481

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

Lecture – “Growing Food Together: Community Gardening in Jefferson County”

” Growing Food Together:  Community Gardening in Jefferson County” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation April educational lecture series subject. This free lecture takes place Thursday, April 10, from 3-4:00pm, at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum.  


Master Gardener, Lys Burden, and Judy Alexander, an advocate of environmental sustainability with an emphasis on the development of local food resources,will discuss the history and benefits of community gardening, including how they collaborate with the local food bank. Questions and sharing community gardening experiences are encouraged throughout the lecture.


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 .

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

Home Canning Advice

Get answers to all your food preservation questions from Jefferson County Master Gardener and Food Preservation Specialist, Dianna Wiklund. Our local farms and our very own gardens produce a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables to can, dry and freeze, so Dianna is here to offer assistance on how to do actually do it. Whether you are just getting started or would like to update your knowledge of home food preservation, join us and learn.  Pressure gauge testing will also be available for $5.   

This free food preservation consulting takes place Monday, April 21, between 1-4, at the WSU Extension office in Point Hudson (380 Jefferson St). 

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

March 26, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

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March 25, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet



KPTZ 91.9 FM’s Spring Pledge Drive is set for April 16 through April 19, 2014 and there is a new benefit for contributing to the nonprofit Port Townsend radio station. Every caller who pledges during the drive will receive the new “Community Card” as a thank you gift for donating to the station. 50+ Port Townsend businesses have signed on to support the community radio station by offering discount offers that will save customers money through the new “Community Card.”

KPTZ 91.9 FM is a primarily volunteer-powered community radio station which went on air May 14, 2011. Over 60 volunteers contribute to programming for the station, which can reach an estimated 27,000 listeners across the Olympic Peninsula.

Tune into to 91.9 FM during the Spring pledge drive to help fuel KPTZ and keep this original music, news and entertainment programming on the air. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the station, please call 379-6886.

Please contact for more information on the “Community Card Program”.

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