July 23, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

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July 16, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

The DEM and Local 20/20 present the 2nd Annual All-County Picnic—A Gathering of Neighborhoods!

Banner1Sunday, August 17th, 11-4PM, H.J. Carroll Park, Chimacum

The All-County Picnic is a FREE community celebration designed to inspire and strengthen local neighborhoods throughout Jefferson County as well as heighten awareness of local emergency resources.

This year’s picnic will feature live music, information tables, inspirational speakers, a demonstration area hosted by Labor Leaders and Cedar Root Folk School, a booth where you can sit and talk to your elected officials and first responders one-on-one, a kids’ zone for crafts and play, and free corn-on-the-cob! There will be local vendors on the field offering emergency preparation products for sale, if you’d like to head home with your prep supplies in hand.  Plus, there will be an earthquake simulator  for anyone who wants to feel what it is like to be in an earthquake.

Booths will offer information on all aspects of preparedness, including personal, home and neighborhood, what you need to know during an event, and how to plan for recovery—the things you can do now to be ready to get your life going again.   There will be several short talks on things like preparing for your pets, preparing for medical needs, fire mitigation and response, what we can expect of local government during an event, etc.

There will be lots of music from several local bands with the Toolshed Trio as the featured band.

Come join us for an uplifting, playful, educational community event!

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

Finnriver’s Kisler Appointed to Washington Wine Commission

crystiekislerCHIMACUM, Wash. –Crystie Kisler, the co-founder of Finnriver Farm & Cidery has been appointed to the Washington Wine Commission, where she will serve a three-year term representing the fruit wine position. The Commission represents every licensed winery and cidery in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the mission of the Washington State Wine Commission is to raise awareness and demand for Washington State wine through marketing and education while supporting research to drive industry growth. Funded almost entirely by the industry – through assessments based on sales – the Commission is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987.  Read More

July 10, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Cantwell, Murray, Kilmer and Heck Propose Maritime Heritage Legislation to Promote WA Tourism


Bills would create first National Heritage Area in the Pacific Northwest; help preserve WA state maritime history


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) and Denny Heck (D-WA-10) announced they have introduced bills that would establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington state to help preserve and promote the state’s maritime history and culture for future generations to enjoy. Read More

July 10, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

New Member Spotlight – Lullaby Winery

lullabywineryLullaby is a boutique winery handcrafting white, rosés and red wines. Virginie Bourgue, the owner and winemaker, has lived in the area of Port Townsend since 2010. After a few years searching for a home to produce her wines, she moved the production to Port Townsend in the former Sorensen Cellars facility last Fall. Read More

July 10, 2014  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

New Member Spotlight – Utopian tours

Adobe Photoshop PDFBeth Maegerle has started a new business that the City of Port Townsend has long needed.  Maegerle operates Utopian Tours & Shuttle. The City hasn’t had a license-for-hire application since 1949.

The 1981 bus was once in service to the St. Ulrich, Germany, volunteer fire department.  Now Maegerle has  turned the red bus with facing bench seats into a shuttle to serve Port Townsend for special events and even a regular “after hours” route for evening hours when Jefferson Transit doesn’t run.   Read More