Survey Crew Getting Started in Quilcene!

Hi all, if you are wondering about the survey crew, please get more information here:

Quilcene Complete Streets Project

The goal of the survey is to create a base map of the highway area as a prelude to pedestrian safety improvements.

Find out more and share your views at the All-Quilcene Meeting at 3PM on Saturday February 28th at the Quilcene Community Center.

More information about the Complete Streets project will be available and several workshops will take place on a variety of topics all about making Quilcene and EVEN BETTER place to live – and in this case safer.

Do NOT miss Picket Fence SHED SALE!!! Jan 28 to 31!

JANUARY OPENING
> 28TH-31ST
> 10 AM ~ 4 PM
> WED-SAT
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> WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT !
> "SHED SALE"

> WE’RE LOADED UP THE SHED WITH TONS OF STUFF & MARKING THINGS DOWN!! TIME FOR YOU TO GET SOME GREAT DEALS & TIME FOR US TO CLEAN HOUSE!!
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> VALENTINE’S DAY GOODIES
> WILL BE READY TOO!!
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> "BLUE FRIDAY"
> COME WEARING SOMETHING BLUE ON FRIDAY & YOU’LL GET A FREE GIFT!!
> GO SEAHAWKS!!

> HOME GOODS ~VINTAGE~ FUN JUNK
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> SPECIALIZING IN HANDCRAFTED & ONE-OF-A-KIND FINDS !
> A FAMILY TRADITION FOR 20 YEARS !

Follow us on Facebook & Pinterest !! Instagram:THEPICKETFENCEQUIL
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> GOD BLESS AMERICA
> KaraLee & Becky

DESTINATION SHOPPING EXPERIENCE !!!
> OPEN 4 DAYS A MONTH & SOME
> ALSO OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
> 21 Dutch Lane Quilcene, WA 360-774-0444
>
> Follow signs !! When we are open the signs are out !!
> headed South on Hwy 101 just past mile marker 296
> headed North on Hwy 101 just past the Big Quilcene Bridge
>
> www.the-picketfence.net

The Picket Fence | 21 Dutch Lane | Quilcene | WA | 98376

Save the Date — QUILCENE ALL-COMMUNITY MEETING – Sat. afternoon Feb. 28

Remember the community-wide discussions back in 2011 & 2012? Remember choosing your “corner” and picking projects to make this an EVEN BETTER place to live? Remember the teams we formed and the community projects we took on?

And WOW, look at all that’s HAPPENED over the past four years!

Let’s take stock, and decide together what’s next . . .

Take part in the

QUILCENE ALL-COMMUNITY MEETING

Saturday Feb. 28, 2015 beginning at 3pm

Quilcene Community Center

Help to evaluate Senior Project presentations at the HS

Quilcene HS students are working on their Senior (aka “Culminating”) Projects. In April, they will be polishing and delivering their presentations. The “audience” will be invited family members and friends, faculty, and community volunteers.

Principal Dr. G (aka Gary Stebbins) is seeking Quilcene and Brinnon citizens to help with the evaluation process the evening of Tuesday April 21. This is so important to the graduating seniors, the teachers and administrators . . . in fact, to the whole community. Can you help?

Provide your name, phone number & email address to Dr. G at gstebbins

Your participation will be enjoyable, educational, and very very helpful!

Quilcene Complete Streets project – highway survey will happen soon

Eric Kuzma, Project Manager in Jefferson County’s Public Works Dept. has this announcement regarding the Highway 101 safety improvement project recently funded by the Washington State Dept of Transportation, and titled "Quilcene Complete Streets". (See attached project overview.) Note that a Design Workshop will be scheduled this spring for all of us to participate in design of these roadway improvements. To be sure you will receive project updates from Eric, get your name and contact info to his email address, below.

Greetings,

You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in the Quilcene Complete Streets Project.

The goal of the Project is to improve safety for students and residents walking or bicycling along Highway 101 through the Quilcene Center.

This message is to let you know that next week a licensed surveyor will be in Quilcene gathering information about road right-of-way, boundaries, and existing features to create a base map for the project. Creation of an accurate base map will be fundamental to the design charrette/workshop process.

We appreciate your continued input and suggestions!

Here is what has happened to date:

Meetings and Outreach:

Distribution of Project Overview & Questionnaire 7/29/13 – 8/15/14
Quilcene Hwy 101 Business Owners outreach 7/29/14 – 7/30/14
Quilcene Post Office 7/29/14
Quilcene Community Center 7/30/14

Next Steps:

What When Why
Survey Hwy 101

Right-of-Way

January 19 – 30

weather dependent

Creation of an accurate base map.
Workshop #1 with

Quilcene Community

To be determined, anticipated Spring 2015 Gather & discuss preliminary means & methods to increase safety, etc.
Workshop #2 with

Quilcene Community

To be determined, anticipated XXX Review & discuss possible design alternatives.

Thank you for your interest! You will be notified when the first workshop is scheduled.

For comments or suggestions, I can be reached via email at ekuzma

or by phone at (360) 385-9167.

Eric Kuzma, Architect/Engineer III

Jefferson County Department of Public Works

623 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Ph: 360.385.9167360.301.6783(c)

Fax: 360.385.9234

Email: ekuzma

Web: www.co.jefferson.wa.us/publicworks

Quilcene Complete Streets Project Overview.pdf

“America’s Got Talent” is Coming To Tacoma!

From: "brittni dixon" <brittni.dixon>
Subject: America’s Got Talent Coming To Tacoma!

Hi,

My name is Brittni, I am a Casting Producer for America’s Got Talent Season 10. We are holding OPEN AUDITIONS in Tacoma WA on Feb. 9th at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402) . I would like to invite people from your community to come out and audition for AGT Season 10.

We

are looking for the latest and greatest acts, of all ages and any group size! This will be a great opportunity for people to showcase their talent which can lead to the chance to compete for the $1Million Dollar prize and gain national exposure. If possible please share this information with your Network/Contacts so they don’t miss out on the opportunity.

Those interested in AUDITIONING should REGISTER on our WEBSITE:
http://www.agtauditions.com/ You can also find more information and FAQ.

Also, I’ve included our casting flyer which can be sent out to your contacts to inform them about our Open Auditions in the Tacoma area!

If you could please share flyer and info on your Social Media sites that would be great.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Brittni Dixon
Casting Producer
NBC’s "America’s Got Talent"
(818) 381-4612
brittni.dixon
twitter: @MicheCasting (Will follow back)

pre-register for your audition now http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/audition-cities/tacoma/

AGT10PressRelease.pdf

Get the scoop on Quilcene’s “Tiny Buildings”

Tanda Design, Inc is the company creating the intriguing small custom buildings that you can see along Highway 101, just across Washington Street from Quilcene Gardens.

Check out their brand-new beautiful website for all the details, or you can call 360.930.3980.

http://www.tandadesigninc.com/

"Tanda Design, Inc. specializes in custom built structures that are built in an assembly plant. Everything we do is focused on providing amazing buildings while avoiding construction related hassles. We build fun and affordable structures while avoiding the mess, intrusion and weather related constraints that are typical with onsite construction. We have specialized equipment that can precisely and safely deliver fully assembled structures to locations around the Pacific Northwest including, but not limited to, King, Peirce, Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson and Clallam counties."

Poultry Owners: Be aware of this local development

Avian bird flu found in chickens near Port Angeles – PDN

The Peninsula Daily News is reporting that a small farm outside of PA has had it’s chickens destroyed after finding avian flu in the birds. A quarantine is being setup near PA for farm animals. If you happen to see a dead bird in your yard, use gloves to bag it and bring it into the county health department, noting where you found it. If you don’t do that, then throw it in the garbage.

http://peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150120/news/301209998/avian-flu-found-on-north-olympic-peninsula-domestic-birds-destroyed

The MOST INTERESTING, MOST INFORMATIVE SINGLE DAY you can spend this year!

Every year theIsland County Beach Watchers (WSU Extension) presents a FULL DAY of the most fascinating classes on our Salish Sea environment. This is their 20th year, and the Sound Waters One-Day University gets BETTER EVERY YEAR!

These are informal, fun, really useful single classes on scads of topics you’ve always wanted to know more about. Just because you live here. And you LOVE where you live.

As Beach Watchers says:

Sound Waters is a one day university for all – on all things Puget Sound.

See the poster, attached here.

There are 63 classes, taught by 88 instructors. 41 of the classes are new this year.

The main hall is full of Puget-Sound-relevant exhibits, which are really worth a full day in themselves.

This year’s opening speaker is Dr. John R. Delaney, chief scientist on more than 45 oceanographic research cruises. (You can see him on TED, and read his bio here: http://ooi.washington.edu/rsn/jrd/bio.html) He will speak on Our Global Ocean-The Ultimate Planetary Life Support System.

Registration is open now, but will close Saturday, January 31st at 11pm. Register here: http://beachwatchers.net/sw/2015/?q=regis. The registration form will only show a brief intro for each class — so you may want to first browse through the full descriptions of classes and mark your favorites. Here are the class descriptions: http://beachwatchers.net/sw/2015/?q=classes Amazing!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

South Whidbey High School, Langley (about 15 min from the Coupeville ferry dock)

Check-in begins at 8:00am / Keynote address at 9:00

Ferries leave from Port Townsend at 6:30 & 8:00am / crossing time 35 min / best reserve your spot, and carpool.

Sound Waters is a "one day university for all", bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound. Held since the early 1990s on the first Saturday in February on Whidbey Island, WA, Sound Waters now attracts 500 to 600 people yearly. No prior knowledge is required to attend – just an interest in learning about and taking care of this amazing place that we call home.

Sound Waters 2015.pdf

Native Plants and Non-Native Invasives — WORKSHOP Feb 6 at Quil Cmty Ctr

GREETINGS FROM JILL SILVER, ON BEHALF OF THE 10,000 YEARS INSTITUTE . . .

Please join 10,000 Years Institute, the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, and local sponsors in a Friday Feb 6 workshop on native plants in gardens and landscaping! The workshop will be held at the Quilcene Community Center, beginning at 1:00pm.

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The workshop will focus on the uses and benefits of the plethora of wonderful native groundcovers, flowers, shrubs and trees for seasonal color, blossoms, fragrance, and food for butterflies and bees, birds, wildlife, and people – just in time for the Jefferson County Conservation District’s Plant Sale. We’ll also share birds and the songs associated with different plants.

Also presented will be an in-depth overview of harmful non-native invasive weeds that can lower the value of property and personal enjoyment, and destroy habitats for fish and wildlife. We’ll cover a variety of species including knotweed, Scotch broom, blackberries, reed canarygrass, English laurel, holly, and ivy, poison hemlock, tansy ragwort, yellow archangel, herb Robert, butterfly bush (YES!), foxglove, everlasting peavine, thistles, and more. Educational booklets and handouts will be provided on how to prevent, control, and eliminate them.

And a special offer – participants can request a personal site visit, a native planting and invasives removal plan!

We’re looking forward to seeing you there – especially folks down on Hood Canal from the Quilcene watershed southward!

> Jill

Jill Silver
>
> 10,000 Years Institute
>
> 892 53rd Street
>
> Port Townsend, WA 98368-1504
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> 360.385.0715
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> 360.301.4306 (cell)
>
> jsilver
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> www.10000yearsinstitute.org