Posted 4/10/24

Local investing


On Monday, May 6, LION (Local Investing Opportunity Network) will hold a public meeting at Finnriver Cidery from 4:30-6:30 pm. The meeting is open to current and …

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Local investing


On Monday, May 6, LION (Local Investing Opportunity Network) will hold a public meeting at Finnriver Cidery from 4:30-6:30 pm. The meeting is open to current and potential members, as well as businesses that might be interested in funding. The meeting will include presentations from three groups that have received LION member funding: Quillbilly’s, Sail Port Townsend, and the new owners of Community Build’s first Tiny House on Wheels. LION is not an investment club. Each member makes their own choices of which opportunities they are interested in, and then works directly with that business. For members, it is a chance to see the impact of a local investment. For businesses, it is a chance to get both funding and a personal relationship with their lender.


New EMTs


Jefferson County EMS Council announced the successful graduation of eight new Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) following the completion of an intensive three-month training course. The newly graduated EMTs and their respective sponsor agencies are as follows: Chris Moore of East Jefferson Fire Rescue, Colleen O'Brien of Jefferson Search and Rescue, Jade Rollins of Brinnon Fire Department, Kate Strean of Olympic Ambulance, Elijah Avery of East Jefferson Fire Rescue, Cory Morgan of Discovery Bay Fire Rescue, Aiden Albers of Clallam County Fire District #3, and Ken Brotherton of Quilcene Fire Rescue. Their instructors include East Jefferson Fire Rescue Captain Trevor Bergen, Medical Services Officer Tammy Ridgway, and Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly.




Akira Anderson of Port Ludlow, made the fall 2023 Dean's List at the University of Puget Sound for achieving at least a 3.7 grade-point average, completing all of their enrolled courses without withdrawals, and having no incomplete grades.




The 2024 Candidate Filing Period will open Monday, May 6 and close Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. There are three ways a candidate may file, online, by mail or in person. Jefferson County Auditor Brenda Huntingford strongly encourages candidates to file online. For additional 2024 Candidate Filing resources, information, quick links, forms, and campaign regulations please click here or visit the Jefferson County Elections “For Candidate Filing” web page (




It´s planting season and it is time for Swan School´s “Plant-A-Palooza!” This unique plant sale, in its 12th year, will feature a wide and eclectic variety of annual flowers, succulents, edibles, locally grown strawberries, and beautiful large, hanging baskets full of seasonal bloomers. Fill your flower bed and fill your heart knowing your purchase makes project-based learning programs available to a diverse student body by funding scholarships and financial aid. Swan students will be hosting a bake sale and hot dogs on the grill. Plant-A-Palooza is Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2345 Kuhn St.




Volunteers in the AAUW Tutoring Program are making a difference by tutoring kids in reading and math at Chimacum Creek Primary and Chimacum Elementary Schools. Some of the 36 volunteers gathered to celebrate hundreds of hours of connecting with children commenting on the pleasure and rewards of sharing the magic of reading and math with young learners. More volunteers are needed and anyone interested may call Christine at 201-290-4761 for more information. The only requirements are a love of children and reading.



Foreword Reviews announced Teresa H. Janssen (Historical Fiction), and Anna Quinn (Religious/Spiritual Fiction) both of Port Townsend are finalists for the 2023 Indies Book of the Year Awards. They await judgment from teams of librarians and booksellers nationwide in June. In Janssen’s “The Ways of Water” Josie Belle Gore journeys with her itinerant family through the deserts of the boom-and-bust American West and revolutionary Mexico. In this lyrical tale of loss, hope, and forgiveness, Josie learns that two things are constant: water is precious, and her role in the family is to save it. Quinn’s novel, “Angeline” is the story of a young nun with a tragic past who is presented with a chance for a new beginning when she is transferred from a cloistered convent in Chicago, to a radical convent on an island in the Pacific Northwest led by “the Gloria Steinem of nuns.”


What’s cooking


Both live and virtual tickets are available for the 26th Annual Port Townsend Home & Kitchen Tour, happening April 27. The Live Tour offers a peek inside the spectacular Windship, a modern architectural statement perched on Morgan Hill, and the salmon-colored, historic Starrett House, which was recently purchased by Bayside Housing to provide needed housing for women. In total, this year’s Live Tour includes nine homes, all within walking distance in Uptown. Ticket sales provide educational scholarships for East Jefferson County women and girls and are available at PortTownsendHome