THE MUTT STRUT! Sunday August 3rd at Finn River Farms – Free!

Center Valley Animal Rescue (CVAR) and East Jefferson Rotary Club invite all super dogs and their people to walk a rustic 1.5 mile path through the orchards of Finn River Farms on Sunday, Aug 3. Free event!

Download the Brochure

  • Registration begins at 8:00 AM at Chimacum Middle School.
  • Opening ceremony at 8:50 AM
  • Walk begins at 9:00 AM.
  • Cost: Free.

Optional: Super hero dogs that raise funds for CVAR and Rotary can win a Super Strut scarf!

THE MUTT STRUT is a benefit for East Jefferson Rotary & CVAR. For more info call CVAR: 765-0598 or visit the Mutt Strut Super Strut website:
http://eastjeffersonrotary.org

East Jefferson Rotary provides both financial and hands-on help to our community and abroad. Each year about $15,000 in scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Chimacum and Quilcene schools as well as to local students accepted into the NW School of Wooden Boat Building.

Center Valley Animal Rescue (CVAR) is a no-kill animal rescue, adoption center and sanctuary located on Center Road in Quilcene. CVAR provides a place of welcome for all breeds of domestic animals who are there because of neglect, abuse or can no longer be cared for. CVAR also accepts animals that other shelters label as ‘unadoptable’ but who may only need minor surgery or brief follow-up medical care before they are
healthy and ready to be adopted.

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Update of the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan needs your input

Quilcene’s Tom Brotherton is one of the District 3 members on the Jeff County Planning Commission. He has sent this note inviting all of us to provide our input as the Planning Commission and the County prepare to update the all-important Comprehensive Plan.

Please participate. It’s the only way we can guide County planning in a direction WE prefer.

Here’s Tom’s message:

The county planning commission is currently working on updating the county comprehensive plan. We are trying to get inputs from as many residents as we can. To that end, the county has developed an on-line survey to make it as easy as possible for residents to state their needs and wishes. The survey can be found on the county website under the Department of Community Development and here is a direct link:

http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/commdevelopment/PDFS/Planning%20Commission%20misc/PC%20Survey.pdf

Go to this link, and let your friends and neighbors know about it too.

Thanks

Tom Brotherton

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Reminder: Fire District Levy Campaign Meeting Thursday evening

Thursday July 31at 7pm

Quilcene Community Center

THIS is the meeting to attend if you feel it is important that the Levy Lid Lift for the Quilcene Fire District passes. Simply put, without the increase in funding, immediate 24/7 emergency response in the Quilcene/Dabob/Coyle area will be eliminated.

We who will be directly affected by the outcome of the levy voting in the November General Election need to actively organize to ensure passage of the levy. Thursday is when that organization happens. Your opinions and ideas at this meeting will help shape the campaign that will be prepared in August and launched in September.

The levy’s outcome is too important to be left to your neighbor’s good intentions. November’s vote on the levy affects YOU directly so be a part of what needs to be done. There are many large, medium and small ways to help, both "out front" and "behind the scenes". Remember, the more of us who get involved, the less any one of us needs do and the greater the odds of success.

Come show your community spirit and your commitment to a safer district for all.

See you there –

Thursday July 31 at 7pm

Quilcene Community Center

Taxifest coverage in the PT Leader! Read all about it!

Read the Leader Article online!

Taxi Fest brings its fun fare to Quilcene

Event features music, camping, family-friendly activities

at the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater – Get tickets online or at the gate!!

Thank you PT Leader for the great “ink”. People, don’t miss this show!!

LOCUST STREET TAXI Headlines!

LOCUST STREET TAXI Headlines!

 

THANK YOU celebration and sale at Quilcene Habitat Store!

Quilcene Habitat Store is having a THANK YOU celebration and sale, Thursday, July 31 through Saturday, August 2.

Enjoy 25% off everything in the store and 50% off selected items.

Sale at the Quilcene store only. Not valid with other store coupons or offers.

Stop by on Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm for Cake and coffee!

Quilcene Habitat Store is located in the Josephine Campbell Building, 294963 HWY 101, Quilcene. (360) 765-3520 www.habitatejc.org Open Thur. – Sat. 11 am to 3 pm

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3 Years

142 Volunteers

10 Home Repairs

1 neighborhood project in Quilcene

Your tremendous support of the Quilcene Habitat Store enables us to bring people together to build and repair homes, communities, and hope in South Jefferson County.

Quilcene Fair Raffle Update

Friends and Neighbors:

Hello, my name is Denise Karp and I am the wife of the Fire Chief in Quilcene. Since I am still relatively new to the area I wanted to get involved and I would like to make sure that this project is a success for the community. I have volunteered to head up the Raffle for the Quilcene Fair on September 20, 2014 and I could really use your help. I would really appreciate your continued support this year as in years past with the donation of gifts for the raffle.

This year’s theme is “Quilcene: Gateway to Olympic Mountain Hiking”

We are asking for contributions for our raffle table of merchandise, cash, or gift certificates. Your donation would be very much appreciated by the Quilcene Fair.

Your donation is tax deductible. We are a non-profit organization (501 c3 Tax number is #91-1715264).

Fair profits are donated back to the community in various ways; such as Dollars for Scholars, beautification projects, the food bank, Quilcene Museum, etc.

Please contact me and I will make sure that we get your generous donation picked up for the raffle, or if you prefer to mail it to me, please send it to me directly so that I receive it in a timely manner at:

Quilcene Fair Raffle
% Denise Karp
P.O. Box 246
Quilcene, WA 98376

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Sincerely,

 

Denise Karp
630-788-2306
denisekarp2@gmail.com

QUILCENE FIRE RESCUE – very important message

Last week our Fire Chief held a meeting at the Laurel B Johnson Community Center to bring the message to Coyle about the Fire District’s financial needs and the Fire Commissioners’ intention to place a levy lid lift on the November General Election ballot. I understand there were not many people at the meeting. But a Coyle citizen who did attend sent this message and encouraged EVERYONE

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> Video Description: Quilcene Fire Rescue needs to ask the voters to approve a tax levy lid lift in the November 2014 election. In our goal to get the word out to as large a percentage of the residents as possible we held a public meeting in the fire station to lay out our needs. The meeting was attended by about 80 residents. It’s the largest meeting Quilcene has had in years.

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TONIGHT 7PM in Coyle: Quilcene Fire Rescue funding Issues

Quilcene Fire Rescue funding Issues

Quilcene/Coyle – Quilcene Fire Rescue has called a community meeting for Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Laurel B. Johnson (Coyle) Community Center to discuss its future as a fire/EMS agency.

“Between the 1% limit on annual tax increases, the loss of the timber tax and skyrocketing costs we cannot sustain our present spending without a levy lid lift in 2014.” said Fire Chief Larry Karp. “We
do not have the funds to continue our resident firefighter program beyond 2014”.

The resident firefighter program consists of the two firefighter/EMT’s that are on duty 24/7 to respond to emergencies within Quilcene and Coyle. Without the members of the resident firefighter program
we only have two EMT’s that live in Coyle and no certified interior firefighters.

Chief Karp said, “the community has a big decision to make. Our only options seem to be, eliminating the resident firefighter/EMT program or raising taxes to cover our costs. There is no other way for the fire district to continue providing all the services we now provide to the community. “

The fire district would like to meet with the public to discuss the current financial state of the district and to explain the options. Chief Karp said, “we’re always open to questions and constructive comments.”

The all-community meeting will be at the Coyle Community Center at 7:00pm on July 9th. The public is encouraged to attend.

It’s anticipated that the fire commissioners will make a final decision on the proposed tax increase at their regular board meeting on Monday July 14, 2014 at 7:00pm

Any questions can be directed to Chief Karp at (360) 765-3333 or in person at station 21

Quilcene Gardens Monday Tomato Class at noon!

Stop by Quilcene Gardens and check out the berm garden. We were able to get the entire garden planted by donations from
> Midori Farm, Serendipity Farm, and Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club! THANK YOU!!!!!!
> Tomorrow at noon Doug a local tomato grower will be bringing us some grafted tomato plants. He will also shows us how to stake and care for our tomato plants.
> Juanita and Anita

Open this Week – The Picket Fence!

The Picket Fence is a local destination shopping experience, specializing in handcrafted & one-of-a-kind finds! A family tradition for 20 years! Great place for gift shopping and holiday decor, garden art and more.

OPEN THIS WEEK !!

July 2nd-5th
Wednesday-Saturday
10am-4pm
We look forward to your visit!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

OPEN 4 DAYS A MONTH or MORE, ALSO OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
21 Dutch Lane Quilcene, WA 360-774-0444

Directions:

Follow the signs, when we are open – the signs are out!

  • Head South on Hwy 101 from Quilcene, going towards Brinnon.
    Dutch Lane is on your left, just past mile marker 296.
  • If you are headed North on Hwy 101 coming from Brinnon,
    we are just past the Big Quilcene Bridge, on your right.

www.the-picketfence.net

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