FRIENDS OF CHIMACUM SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
501 (c) (3)
P.O. Box 192, Chimacum, WA 98325
FOCS was created in 1994 to provide additional resources for our students and staff. These include activities, equipment, materials, and supplies that are not funded in the School District Budget. Our 16 member FOCS Advisory/Working Board donate time in their specific area of interest. These include:
Hello and welcome to San Juan Classic Day Sailing and Dirigo Sailing!
A family owned and operated sailing charter company, offering 2hr Afternoon and SunSet Sails, Half and Full Day Private Charters, Multi Day Private Charters and Scheduled Schooner Sailing Adventures from two beautiful locations in the Salish Sea; Port Townsend, Wa. and downtown Friday Harbor, Wa. on San Juan Island.
Jenny Jo Allen is a Psychic Medium, Reiki Master, Medical Intuitive and Crystal Whisperer.
Whether you’re looking for deep guidance or deep healing, Jenny is ready to help. Choose a Psychic Reading for clear guidance, or a Healing Session for masterful Reiki healing with Medical Intuitive Clairvoyant Visions.
Bernt Ericsen Excavating
Luckily for me, I’ve lived in Jefferson County for 42 years, from Quilcene, to Port Ludlow, to Chimacum and the past several years in Port Townsend. My wife, Dawn, and I raised two wonderful children, and we think often of their future here in the community.
As some of you may know, I own and operate Bernt Ericsen Excavating, Inc. and I have worked on many public works projects in the county. For the last 10 years my wife and I started investing our resources back into our community. We have partnered with various organizations like Habitat for Humanity, The Homeless shelter, The Jefferson County Fair and Expo, all three of the little league groups, The Rhody Festival, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis and the Elks, but I feel the need to go further, and represent the needs of our residents and business community, by utilizing my background to shape our future.
From classic women's and men's haircuts, completely natural or totally outrageous color, highlights, balyage, hair straightening and blow drys, Melissa does it all and delivers fantastic results every time.
Multiple positions availble
- IT Support Technician
- Warranty/Customer Service
- Café Attendant
- Course Marshal (Seasonal)
- Deli/Beverage Cart Attendant (Seasonal)
- Greens Keeper (Seasonal)
- Outside Services Attendant (Seasonal)
- Guest Services Attendant (Seasonal)
- Dining Room Manager
- Line cook
- Hostess/Busser (Seasonal)
- Relief Night Auditor
- Real Estate Broker
- Office Administrator
Owner considering retirement.
Email serious inquires to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just over a year ago Stephanie Selle moved her business, With These Rings, from Seattle to Port Townsend. At WTR Stephanie offers a unique workshop where she teaches couples how to make their own wedding bands.
Stephanie began her career by apprenticing with a local jeweler in her hometown of Wilmington, DE. She went on to study jewelry in at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and then moved to Seattle where she started her own jewelry line. In 2010 she became a jewelry instructor at North Seattle Community College where she fell in love with teaching. Her business has become the perfect way for her to combine these passions.
Two filmmakers have recently planted roots in Port Hadlock. Their company, BhT Films, is an extension of their passion for exploring social and environmental issues. Ben Tomson, BhT’s founder, is an ecologist-turned-director. During the past five years, he has directed a feature length documentary and many short commercial and narrative films, while working as a production manager and animator for the Digital Worlds Institute. Maggie Waala utilizes her production experience in both the studio and the field in combination with her journalistic education to coordinate the administrative details and keep the productions running smoothly as the team’s producer.
Walk into a workshop at CedarRoot Folk School and be surrounded by the sound of working hands and creative minds. CedarRoot, like other folkschools in the US and Europe, offer instruction in skills and arts through the guided practice of a master of the craft. This kind of learning is how education had been for most of our history…hand to hand. CedarRoot is part of a growing movement to instruct adults and children in the beauty and vitality of the rural arts that built our communities. Youth programs help deepen relationships with the natural world and Adult programs focus on skills for self-sufficiency and community resilience.
In October 2015 Elizabeth Richter opened Elizabeth Rose Salon, a place she has dreamed about for many years. Being a native to Port Townsend, Elizabeth has lived in a few different cities around the area before making her way back to our quaint town.
Peninsula Homecare Cooperative: New Hope for Seniors and Families
Choosing a caregiver for a parent or even for yourself is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during a certain time of life. The wrong person or the wrong corporate constraints or attitudes can make it a terrible, even dark experience. The right person with the right priorities can bring hope, stability and love.Investment Opportunities Network (LION). We also received expertise and grants from the
Smooth Transitions-Olympic Peninsula
Robin Abb is a newcomer to Port Townsend, in addition to the Chamber. She moved here from Niwot, CO where she owned a very popular consignment store, Rockin’ Robin’s: Retro and Resale. Imagine Wandering Wardrobe only with a Jukebox and dance floor! She was lucky to sell her store and condo and start her transition into her next chapter, living in the Pacific Northwest.
A presentation in Port Townsend at the
QUIMPER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
Access to preventive care, including preventive dental cleanings, was identified as one of the 4 major health priorities in Jefferson County in 2014. Come learn about the problem and how Sea Mar Community Health Centers and the Washington Dental Service Foundation succeed in providing needed care in other counties.
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 12:30 - 1:30PM
Where: Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend
KPTZ 91.9 FM’s Spring On-Air Fund Drive is set for April 11 through April 16.
From The Beatles to Beethoven, from nature shows to news, KPTZ is an important part of the Jefferson County community. KPTZ 91.9 FM is celebrating its fifth year on the air in 2016.
Your local community radio station will be having its Spring on-air fund drive from April 11th to the 16th. The goal is to raise $25,000. You can donate online 24/7 on the station’s secure website at www.kptz.org, or by calling 360-554-4430 during the fund drive.
As part of keeping it local and supporting local businesses, this year KPTZ is offering "thank you gifts" that are locally inspired for donations:
- $60 or $5/month a new KPTZ "I am KPTZ" t-shirt
- $90 or $7.50/month a Daily Bird Pottery special edition wine glass
- $120 or $10/month a $20 voucher for local breweries/wineries
- $120 or $10/month a KPTZ tote bag along with a voucher for the Port Townsend Farmers Market
- $240 or $20/month a $40 gift certificate to the Starlight Room (good for tickets and food)
It’s been an exciting year already for longtime real estate agent Holley Carlson who changed offices, hired a new assistant, and recently joined the Chamber.
Carlson has happily returned to Coldwell Banker where she got her start in real estate more than 17 years ago. The convenient downtown location of the new Coldwell Banker office, the company’s interactive website, innovative marketing systems, and high-tech features, are just a few reasons that Carlson decided to return home.
A Fare Story - We take care of your social media, so you can take care of your business!
After spending 20 years in the grocery industry working at small stores to running multi-million dollar establishments, Rodney decided it was time to start his own company. As a Port Townsend High School Graduate, Rodney left to explore the world. While still working; he was able to live on the east and west coasts, visit Asia, Central America, Europe, & almost every state in the United States. No matter where he was, he kept hearing the same story from businesses of all sizes: They are so busy doing great things, they don’t have enough time to tell everyone about it…enter, A Fare Story!
Getting There is Half the Fun
Starting in April 2016, Port Townsend visitors and locals will be able to hop in an all-electric Red Roadster for short-distance rides in town. PTeRider is owned by Kate Dwyer and Myron Gauger who hope to do more than make a modest profit and provide a few seasonal jobs. Aware of parking and transportation issues facing the city in the summer months, their goals include creating a fun and GREEN transportation option, reducing downtown traffic and relieving parking pressure, and supporting a walkable City.
Daniel Milholland is an event producer, artist manager, and owner of Thunderbull Productions. He was born and raised here in Port Townsend, where he continues to thrive and call it home. Daniel also worked for over 9 years for the performing group NANDA, and is a founding member of several annual traditions in Jefferson County including: BOOMFEST, Cake Picnic, the All County Picnic and the “Old School” 4th of July.
Heidi Mattern is a life coach certified by the International Coach Federation. She specializes in working with women to help them reclaim their purpose, passion and creativity. “When you hire me as your coach, we identify what you want most in life, and what seems to be blocking your path. You are in charge of the content of our sessions, as well as the pace of your growth and change,” Heidi explains. “Each session offers the opportunity to dive deep into self-inquiry and emerge with action steps. Even a single coaching session can create a shift in perception, but sustained positive change happens best when you commit to a series of sessions.”
Date: Thursday, March 10, 3-5 pm (lecture at 3; foundation meeting at 4)
Location: Tri-Area Community Center
Thenext monthlyJefferson County Master Gardener Foundation meeting is Thursday, March 10, at 3:00 pm, at the Tri-Area Community Center.
Humans and dogs are planet earth’s longest standing animal odd couple. While the human dog owner primarily uses her words to communicate, the pet dog is far more interested in gestures, body language and the hidden messages in our tone and facial expressions.
It’s no wonder then that our dog’s behaviors are often shrouded in a (furry) vail of mystery. And, while we maintain an extraordinarily special bond with humanity’s best friend, something still gets lost in translation when the time comes to establish rules and follow commands. Often enough, the most basic ingredients to a salient relationship with our dogs somehow remain just out of reach.
The Chamber welcomes new members Klein & Klein, Corporate and Nonprofit Consulting, though the firm is hardly new; indeed, Renee Klein and Jim Klein have been in business for more than 20 years, helping corporate and nonprofit clients in communications, development and leadership effectiveness. They offer consulting and training to a wide array of organizations across the country.
The firm provides leadership facilitation, visioning, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility and media/messaging support. They also work with clients on leadership dynamics, as well as campaigns and nonprofit development plans.
On March 19, the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a unique opportunity to gather in 31 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills.
This year’s event, “Power Up Your Communication, Power Up Your Farm” covers the topic of your communication style and how you use it to manage, motivate and influence people.
Your local business, farm or ranch may be eligible for grant funding for a renewable energy or energy efficiency system.
Carlotta Donisi, business specialist with USDA Rural Development will be leading a workshop on February 17th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, WA. The workshop will cover grant and guaranteed loan information as well as grant writing assistance. Please RSVP to Carlotta.Donisi@wa.usda.gov.
At 1st Security Bank, we take a personal approach to our work. We live in the communities we serve, which is why our branches are uniquely tailored to, and involved with, their communities. We believe that relationships make the difference, and that’s what sets 1st Security apart.
Welcome! My name is Sue Marie Martin. As a licensed, non denominational Ceremony Officiant, it would be my pleasure to help you create an inspirational, memorable, and affordable Ceremony. Whether religious, secular, traditional, or creatively alternative, private or shared with family and friends, your Ceremony will be unique and from the heart.
Greetings Jefferson county, my name is Brandon Matney, I am the new business owner of Tippy Top Tree Service. I began falling trees my graduation year in 2006. While attending college at Oregon State for engineering, my summers were filled with burning countryside as I faught fire throughout the lower 48 states. Throughout this experience I was deeply impacted by the knowledge, respect and understanding I gained for the trees and nature as a whole. Since then, many of my jobs have been geared toward saw work and has accumulated to nearly 10 full years of experience in the forestry/tree removal industries. I have opened my business in an effort to share my passion with the community as I see the need and importance of proper tree care due to storm damage that occures within the area. Over the years I have accumulated a unique set of skills that when combined with the correct equipment allows my accent and removal of some of the states largest and most dangerous trees. After working on the fireline, while living in Oregon, I crossed paths with a beginning rope crew and tree service owner much like myself. I agreed to be his groundsman and worked with him throughout that year, eagerly learning each technique he threw my way. This experience with the addition of two other great ropes crews that I have worked for has given me the knowledge to attack tree problems with a safe and respectful approach. Safety is always the first and most important concern, not only for myself and my crew but for the property and community as well.
“Plants all Master Gardeners Should Know” is the subject for this month’s educational lecture series. Master Gardener Bob Grindeland is the presenter.
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.
Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service
Thursday, February 11, 2016
9:00—10:15 am Alaska | 10:00—11:15 am Pacific | 11:00 am—12:15 pm Mountain
Speakers from the FTC and IRS will discuss:
- How businesses can avoid being victims of ID theft
- How businesses can protect themselves and their customers
- Who to contact/what to do if they suspect they are a victim of ID theft
- Ways IRS and FTC are combating ID theft
- Lessons from FTC cases about good data security practices for businesses
- Where to find ID theft resources on the FTC and IRS websites
Washington State University (WSU) Jefferson County Extension is hosting a free info session and Q&A discussion with Washington State Labor and Industries and the Farm Intern Pilot Project.
Wednesday January 20th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, 98325
RSVP to Kellie Henwood, email@example.com or call (360) 379-5610 ext. 201
The WSU Jefferson County Master Gardeners are presenting another series of “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.
Admiralty Distillers was born from the creative, and sometimes hasty mind of Jake Soule. Jake moved to Port Townsend to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding almost 20 years ago. Many people in town have known him as a boat builder from when he had a boat shop at Point Hudson; or as a fisherman from his summers on a tender which travelled from Port Townsend to Alaska; or as a contractor for Soule Woodworking and Construction.
It’s all about trust
By Suzanne Michaels
Does your community trust your agency or company? What are you doing to build trust and establish an ongoing relationship with the residents of the community?
When clients come to me with a crisis, we can work together to launch a public relations campaign to make inroads, explain what went wrong, how damage is being mitigated, and what’s being done to ensure it does not happen again.
Jillian Rifkind L.Ac has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over two years in the Peninsula and has cultivated a unique style, utilizing osteopathic listening methods to find areas of imbalance, and providing gentle but effective treatments.
OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $5.539 million in grants to seven health care providers to develop additional facilities for short-term inpatient psychiatric detention services. The state’s investment is supported with another $93.3 million from other funding sources.
SEEKS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Friends of Fort Worden (“Friends”) is seeking qualified applicants to fill board
positions. Board membership is voluntary and the open positions are for2 year terms.
The “Friends” is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that provides both financial and
volunteer support for park improvements and programs not funded by the state parks
system. The Friends of Fort Worden is one of seventeen Friends Groups supporting
Washington State parks and properties.
A Gates Foundation Workshop:
Lean Thinking for Non-Profits: Tips and Tools to Improve Your Performance
November 3, 2015
11:00 - 4:30 (Includes lunch)
Northwest Maritime Center
Port Townsend, WA
Port Townsend Weddings & Events is a full service wedding, party, and event planning and coordination business. We do weddings and day-of event management, destination wedding planning, elopements and officiant services, and catering and rental coordination.
Contractor, Danelle Greer has lived in Port Townsend for almost thirty years. "I have always love projects, big or small, anything pertaining to the home." Danelle and her husband John, bought their first home together, as an unfinished foreclosure. "We had to learn a lot, as quick as possible, in order to finish the house on time and to stay within the budget." "Specializing in rehabs and smaller projects, allows me to focus on recycling and responsibility, whenever possible. If I can keep materials from the landfill, that is always the intention."
In late July, 2015 Dr. Melissa Yaden, EAMP, LMP, AWP opened her doors after successfully moving her Eastern Wellness practice from Shoreline to Port Townsend. For over a decade Dr. Yaden has been studying and practicing in the fields of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine, Massage, Ayurveda and Sound Healing, and melds these worlds together beautifully to form NW Healing Tree.
Washington State University (WSU) Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap County Extension in collaboration with Washington Sea Grant are offering 3 workshops to farmers, producers, and fishermen to assist in financial planning and direct marketing.
SAVE THE DATE
It’s déjà vu all over again.
Almost two years ago, partisan brinksmanship and grandstanding caused a 15-day shutdown of our federal government. National Parks closed. Thousands of our friends and neighbors working for the federal government were furloughed. Many others worked without a paycheck.
Did Congress learn any lessons from this mistake?
It appears the answer may be: NO.
JEFFERSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER FOUNDATION MEETING, POTLUCK, AND LECTURE / “GRASSES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY”
Date: Thursday, September 10, 6 -8 pm (Foundation meeting and potluck at 6; lecture at 7)
Location: Chimacum Grange
We want you at a special event on Thursday September 3- Mark your calendar and plan to attend. . .
September 3 is the kick off to this year's continued work and caring for the young people in our community-- to be there for our kids and their teachers! You can attend one or all of these programs FREE!! I know that you are a great partner and community leader-- you know how critical it is to ensure excellence in education in our community to attract and keep young families and entrepreneurs. . . this is an important event.
Set sail for the 39th Wooden Boat Festival September 11th- 13th, 2015
Port Townsend, WA-- A celebration of wood on water, the 39th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is a weekend of fun for all ages!
Finnriver Cidery will be hosting cider tastings, good food and live music on September weekends at the new Cider Garden located off Center Road just south of the Chimacum crossroads. On Sunday of Labor Day weekend you can dance in the fields with Joy in Mudville and Matt Sircely! Hama Hama oysters on Saturdays and Dented Buoy wood fired pizza on Sundays. Learn more at www.finnriver.com
Sculptor Walter Massey’s self-guided course in the practical study of sculpture began in 1974 with pewter casting and moved quickly to metalsmithing. He came to favor copper, developing his own style of fabricating metal, which resulted in a sculpture series entitled “Birds of Prey”. His current work incorporates that style with the principles of repousse' creating Pacific Northwest Salmon images that are hand-forged, hand-hammered and literally carved into shape as sculptural repousse’.
Pastor Ron McClung
Peace Lutheran Fellowship is not a building or program, but a community of Christ followers sharing a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Our mission is to Gather, Grow and Give it away!
Rayel and Holly Gossett have just relocated from Orcas Island and are excited to bring their skills and love of community & co-creating beautiful spaces to Port Townsend. Together, they own a family business called Unity Works ~
"From House to Home with Spirit."
Two years ago, Collin Klopfenstein purchased Port Townsend Air after having been one of their best students and customers for years. If fact, Collin actually started out as a pilot by taking one of their introductory ‘learn to fly’ lessons years ago. He was so enamored with flight after that, he quit his job as a Realtor in Sequim to concentrate on flying as a career. In just a few months he had earned his Private pilot rating and decided to purchase an aircraft in which to pursue his Commercial, and Instrument ratings. He did some research and decided it would be worthwhile to secure a plane he could also get his complex and multi-engine endorsements in as well. He shopped around for a while and ultimately ended up flying to Bridgeport Maine and purchasing a twin engine 1963 Travel Air and hiring a Multi-engine instructor to teach him the ins and outs of his new aircraft as they flew together across the United States at low altitudes back to Washington State, enjoying sights that almost nobody ever gets to see: The New York skyline at dawn at two thousand feet, the endless fields of grain in the American Mid-west, and flying through the Cascades passes at low altitudes with the mountains towering on either side to name just a few. He was amazed by how much this was a different kind of experience from that of big commercial jets and he resolved that more people should see America the Beautiful this way, after all, these amazing sights are things that passengers on airliners way up at Thirty four thousand feet would never see through their tiny little windows.
This year Loran Scruggs celebrates 11 years as a licensed acupuncturist here in Port
Kayak Brinnon, formerly Pleasant Harbor Paddle, is a boutique eco-tourism company offering Biologist-guided wildlife tours, kayak camping trips, kayak delivery, and hourly and multi-day kayak and stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals on the Hood Canal.
For over 35 years, Jay Bakst has been helping companies better understand their operations and improve their bottom line. He completed his move to Jefferson County a year ago after finishing 7 years consulting to the Boeing Company in Renton. In his career, Jay has worked with companies large (Boeing, Weyerhaeuser) and small (Seattle Cold Storage, Emco Wood Products) and those in between.
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County provides both financial and hands-on assistance to our community. Projects over the past few years have included: Construction of the new Jefferson County Library Bookmobile Barn, Scholarships to high school seniors, vocational and college students totaling over $21,000 in 2015, Sponsorship of Chimacum High School Interact Club, Construction of the Rotary Pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park, partnered in the construction of the Chimacum School Playground, Adopted Highway 116 near Port Hadlock for regular clean-up, Sponsorship of both inbound and outbound Rotary International Exchange Students, Sponsorship of the Chimacum High School Student of the Month Program, US Flag displays on holidays, and much more.
Bill Range has over 30 years’ experience in behavioral health. He graduated in 1983 from James Madison University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. For over 30 years he has directed or supervised treatment programs in Michigan Washington New Zealand and Hawaii.
NY Times Cartoonist & Illustrator, Grant Snider
To Show In Port Townsend
Visit a Jefferson County Master Gardener Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. Clients should bring in samples (in plastic bags) of plants, including stems, leaves, flowers, fruits or cones. Master Gardeners can also help you identify garden pests. Come is any Monday (through the end of September; except holidays), from 1-4, at the WSU Extension Office in Point Hudson; 380 Jefferson St. PT. A plant clinic table is also staffed the 2nd and 4th Sundays, at the Chimacum Farmers Market.
Jefferson County WSU Master Gardener Growing Groceries Classes
The Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners are presenting a 2nd round of “Growing Groceries” classes to the community. This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to grow fresh, nutritious groceries for healthier food and extending the budget.
America’s Cup Tour to visit the Northwest Maritime CenterORT TOWNSEND, WA— As part of a national America’s Cup Tour, the schooner “America” will be here on Sunday, August 9, with opportunities for the public to tour the boat, view a free presentation, and go for an evening sail.
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For more information contact: Mari Mullen, Port Townsend Main Street Program
SHOP TIL 7 THIS SUMMER WITH EXTENDED HOURS!
Many merchants in the Port Townsend historic districts are planning on staying open until 7 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings this summer. Buskers are encouraged to play on Friday and Saturday evenings to contribute to a lively downtown. The extended hours will run through Labor Day weekend, which wraps up with the Summer Sidewalk Sale.
The following shops have signed up to stay open until 7 PM:
Help us spread the word! Join your neighbors in shaping Port Townsend’s Future
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
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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.
Click more to see the full schedule.
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 email@example.com 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