We have so much to be THANKFUL for

We’re wishing ALL of you the warmest,
most pleasant Thanksgiving Day
with friends and family.


And remember to push away from the table
before everything’s gone/
Leftovers are another blessing!

Sound Waters on Whidbey — Reserve now for Feb 6 learning event

Hello Quilceners —

You won’t want to miss Sound Waters 2016 – a one-day university on Whidbey Island filled with more than 60 fun and informative classes and presentations about the natural world and the fragile environment of the Salish Sea, bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound.

When: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Where: South Whidbey High School

There are many new classes and a very exciting keynote speaker, Brian Atwater – co-author of The Orphan Tsunami of 1700, Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America. His keynote will include excerpts from the new 2015 edition and insights regarding coastal geology affecting our area.

See the Sound Waters website (http://soundwaterstewards.org/sw) for a preview of the Keynote and Classes (over 40 new this year). Full website opens in mid December, and Registration in early January.

Please save the date and we look forward to seeing you!

The Sound Waters 2016 Team

Dec 7th – Save the Date – Traffic Safety Workshop 6PM!

Your voice is needed!! Please come enjoy refreshments courtesy of Count Me In for Quilcene and plan to participate in a work group.

Quilcene Complete Streets Project: First Community Design Workshop

The Quilcene Complete Streets project kicks off Monday, December 7, at 6:00 pm with the first of two community design workshops.


The intent of this project is to provide the Quilcene community with enhanced pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes along US Highway 101 (approx. from US Bank to the Community Center).

The project may also include streetscape improvements such as traffic signs and beacons, pedestrian scale lighting, and landscaping and pedestrian features to serve as visual cues to slow down drivers as they pass through the Quilcene Center.

An integral part of the project is the creation of a context-sensitive design. Accordingly, the design process includes two community design workshops that encourage active community participation and offer the opportunity for design visualization and consensus-building among residents, adjacent business owners, and WSDOT.

This project is funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Pedestrian and Bicycle program.

The goal of the program is, “to improve the transportation system to enhance safety and mobility for people who choose to bike or walk”.

The Community Design Workshop is scheduled for 6:00-9:00 pm on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 US Highway 101, Quilcene.

For more information about the workshop or the project please contact Jefferson County Dept. of Public Works at (360)385-9160 or visit http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/


Thank you for your participation!

iTunes 101 at JCL

> Jefferson County Library
> 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock
> www.jclibrary.info
> Tuesday, November 24, 3:00 to 4:00 pm – Tech Tuesdays class: iTunes 101
> Each Tuesday the library presents a free technology class at 3:00 pm. The class is followed by drop-in assistance from 4-6 pm, a time when any technology questions can be asked. This class will cover both the desktop version and the mobile app iTunes. We’ll discuss how to purchase music using your Apple ID, how to import CDs to your computer’s iTunes library, and how to create customized playlists.
> Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 – Library Closed Happy Thanksgiving!

Great links: Be prepared for winter weather and holiday travel


With the holidays and winter fast approaching, we want to remind drivers to be prepared for snow and ice before the first storm hits. Even mild winters can have sudden, severe storms so it’s always better to be plan ahead and “know before you go.”

We have several tools to help with winter conditions and to allow you to make safe travel choices:

We expect heavier than normal traffic starting Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday for the Thanksgiving weekend, as well as Friday and Sunday afternoon and evening, so leave extra, drive safely and keep warm.

For more information about winter driving and holiday traffic, visit our blog.

Protect yourself from the flu — and pneumonia as well . . . MONDAY

This coming Monday Nov. 23 there will be two opportunities to get your flu and pneumonia shots

Pancake Breakfast THIS SATURDAY MORNING to benefit Gifts of Hope

Cleone Telling and the Quilcene Presbyterian Church invite us all to breakfast on Saturday morning.

Come on down to the Church — Hwy 101 and Columbia — and enjoy a yummy breakfast while your donations support the Gifts of Hope program and local children.

Feed your family, visit with your friends and neighbors, and benefit our kids all at the same time.

Quilcene Presbyterian Church
8:00am to noon
Saturday Nov. 21
"Come as You Are"

11:45 am on Wednesday November 18 Hood Canal Bridge Scheduled Closure


Hood Canal Bridge Scheduled Closure
On SR 104 a Hood Canal bridge closure has been scheduled at approximately 11:45 am on Wednesday November 18 for boat traffic. Drivers can expect delays of up to 60 minutes.

Notifications for scheduled closures are for pleasure and commercial craft only.

This message was sent to the following lists:
Olympic Region – Hood Canal Bridge Alerts

Special appeal for your input re: County Comprehensive Plan

This message is from Cynthia Koan, who is Chair of the Jefferson County Planning Commission. As you may know, the Comp Plan update is underway, and there are endless ramifications for the future of the County and all its "neighborhoods". Cynthia is announcing a special meeting tomorrow evening for citizens to learn about the Comp Plan update process, and share their ideas on how this can be done most effectively.
> Read Cynthia’s invitation to participate:
> The Jefferson County Planning Commission is having a round-table meeting at the Tri Area Community Center this Wednesday, November 18th, at 6:30p between the Jefferson County Planning Commission, Department of Community Development (DCD) staff, and the community. Under discussion will be how the County can achieve a true rewrite of the Comprehensive Plan? We’ll be talking about themes we need to review or include, and how to structure public input and the schedule, as well as what we need from DCD and the Board of County Commissioners.
> The Planning Commission thinks this is an important update and we don’t just want to do the minimum. The Comp Plan does matter; it affects a uncounted tiny decisions moving forward that can shape our County in many big and important ways, and we want to do it right!
> Thank you and hope to see you this Wednesday!
> Sincerely,
> Cynthia Koan



We will hand out fliers with special offers for Christmas Tree cutting permit holders.

This year the Chamber will sell over 500 US Forest Service Christmas Tree cutting permits, mostly to people outside the area and mostly on the weekends.

With those permits we will hand out fliers with a list of offers from Chamber members who are looking for tourist business.

Most of the permits will be sold at the US Forest Service Ranger Station in Quilcene, but some will also be sold at the Brinnon Community Center.

How to get your business into the mix:

· Think up your offer

· E-mail it to the Visitors Center: visitorscenter or drop it off at the Quilcene Ranger Station: 295142 Highway 101

Remember that Thanksgiving weekend is the biggest rush for Christmas Tree permits.

Sorry, this offer is not available to non-members.

Wishing you all the best this holiday season.

North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce