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Topic: Planning for the Next 20 Years (2016-2036)
The City of Port Townsend is in the process of conducting a “periodic update” to its comprehensive plan and development regulations. The comprehensive plan is a 20-year planning document that sets the framework for the physical, social, and economic development of the City. In addition to updating to meet state mandated requirements, this is a great opportunity for us to check in with the public on key issues and potential policy responses. What are the most pressing issues facing our community? How can we address them? The input gathered from the Town Meeting will help form the work program for 2016 and beyond.
Location: Fort Worden Commons
Date: June 24, 2015
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Meeting: 6:00-8:00 pm
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10th ANNUAL RAKERS CAR SHOW
June 22, 2013
Port Townsend Washington
Show time 8am to 4pm
Registration starts at 7:30am
Public entry at 9:30am $5.00 13 AND OVER, 12 & UNDER FREE.
For more information contact Rich Stapf Sr. at (360) 301-1199
Rick Crawford at (360)531-0423 e-mail: email@example.com
Vote for America’s Best Town
One of these 64 towns can be called the “Best Town Ever.” Crowning the winner will be up to you.
Picking the locations in our fifth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn’t easy. We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs, and towns on the rise. Plus, for the first time, we added a wild-card round, letting our Instagram followers nominate their favorite towns—Port Angeles, WA; New York, NY; Saugatuck, MI; and Roanoke, VA came out on top to snag the final spot in each section of our bracket.
Date:Thursday, June 11; 6-8 pm (Foundation meeting and potluck at 6; lecture and tour at 7)
Location: Chimacum Grange (not at Tri-Area this month)
“Favorite Plants from Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demonstration Garden” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation June educational lecture series subject.
PORT TOWNSEND, WA - The 32nd Annual Classic Mariners Regatta will be held June 5-7 at the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC). The event draws classic wooden boats from all over the state to race, rub elbows and celebrate wooden boats. The races are open to classic sailboats of all sizes, kayaks, dinghies and row boats. Wooden power boats are welcome to join in as spectators.
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From sea to shining sea, our top picks for the most amazing American small towns to see this year.
Mary Jolley started Jolley Financial Services in 2006.
Festival by the Bay announces headline band for Saturday night July 25th from 8pm to 9:45pm.
When: Monday May 18, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT
Where: Fort Worden Commons, Room A (200 Battery Way, PT)
The Jefferson County Community Foundation, in collaboration with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to be able to bring Lynne Herer Smith, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to Port Townsend on May 18th, 2015. Lynn will be accompanied by two colleagues from the Gates Foundation, Senior Business Analyst Jessica Hoffman, and Aiko Bethea, Deputy Director of Grants and Contract Management.
Radio Port Townsend launches “Care & Connect” campaign as community service
Jefferson County Master Garden Foundation April Lecture: “Plant Circadian Rhythms: Getting our Shifts Together to Improve Human Nutrition”
Thursday, April 9, 3 pm
Location: Tri-Area Community Center
Come join the fun at the Ajax Cafe Downunder Dinner!
Let our Legislators know how important Tourisim is to Washington State
Send an email to Rep. Steve Tharinger asking him to support SHB 1938
7 Cedars Casino will host a networking event for Jefferson and Clallam Counties young professionals, held at the resort’s Salish Room on Wednesday, March 18th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening will bring together the North Olympic Peninsulas’ premier Young Professionals Networks; the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network and the Peninsula Young Professionals Network.
JCMGF MEETING / “Let’s Talk Chicken: Benefits and Drawbacks on Raising your own Birds” Thursday, March 12, 3:00 pm
The Fort Worden PDA and the City of Port Townsend is sponsoring a FREE Contractor’s Workshop, Tuesday, March 10th, 8:30-12:00, at the USO Building (Bldg 326) at Fort Worden State Park.
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Maritime Discovery Schools initiative town meeting February 18
Jefferson County Home & Garden Show
JCMGF MEETING / “Don’t Walk On By! Getting Ahead of Invasive Weeds” Thursday, February 12, 3:00 pm
“Don’t Walk On By! Getting Ahead of Invasive Weeds” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation February educational lecture series subject.
Tyler Fordham came to Port Townsend for a visit on his first wedding anniversary. Both Tyler and Rachel thought the town, the views and the atmosphere were charming. Little did they know then that almost seven years later a dental practice would open up in their "dream town".
What started out as an idea, came to frution in what seemed no time at all. Local owner, Amy Jordan assumed ownership of Carol’s Laundromat in March of last year.
One year ago Yefim and Jane made the long drive from New York to Port Townsend. After spending a year in Beijing studying with their teacher Dr. Wang Ju Yi, they welcomed the clean air of the Olympic Peninsula.
Dominica Lord-Wood was a craftswoman for several years while living in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. When the weather became too severe, she headed west.
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Tickets can also be purchased by calling or visiting the Chamber of Commerce offices
Please note that this year tickets will NOT be available to purchase at the door.
All tickets must be pre-purchased as this years's brunch will include a seated meal and mimosas
National Wear Red Day. Send photos of your staff and business partners dress in red to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on our web and facebook pages.
The nominations are in and we are pleased to announce the final nominees for the 2014 Business Leader of the Year, Young Professioanl of the Year and Citizen of the Year
Jolene Sunding and Marylou McKenzie have opened Seasons Hair Salon, located on the courtyard level of Park Place Building next to Haller Fountain.
Lecture – “Lessons Learned by Master Gardeners through their Growing Healthy Program”
“Lessons Learned by Master Gardeners through their Growing Healthy Program” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation January educational lecture series subject. Thursday, January 8, 3-5 pm.
Growing Groceries Classes
January 30 - March 14, 2015; Six Friday nights and three Saturday afternoons
WSU Extension Office, Port Townsend
The WSU Jefferson County Master Gardeners are presenting a brand new “Growing Groceries” class to the community. This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to grow fresh, nutritious groceries for healthier food and extending the budget.
2015 Master Gardener Spring Training
March 5 through May 14, 2015; 9-3:00
Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum
Each year WSU Jefferson County trains new Master Gardeners to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.
Join the 4-H PT STEM Club, Dec 6th and 7th 11-7, Next door to Quimper Mercantile.
Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning Wed Oct. 8 thru Dec. 17, 2014 6-9pm Including Sat Nov. 15th Financial Planning Seminar 9am-4pm at the Chimacum Grange* WSU Jefferson and Clallam County Extension will host the second course in the Cultivating Success series. During this course, participants are guided in developing a farm business plan they can use to help finance and guide a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.
As a Dazzling Urbanite from the big city, Jessica Wright never expected to fall so quickly or so deeply in love with charming little Port Townsend. "I fought the desire to stay here so hard! I'm just used to the city, and have been moving frequently for a while. Settling down didn't make sense. But, it makes my heart happy, so here I am!" She says with a smile. When asked what she loves most about PT, her response was "Where do I start...
By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Women in Washington, Oregon and Idaho will gain practical advice for improving farm management skills and networking with other women producers at the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference to be held at 28 locations onSaturday, March 15.
The conference is designed for women who have been farming for years as well as for new and aspiring farmers