In Quilcene: Sat. Sept 5th – Lobo Del Mar Performs 3 PM to 6 PM!

Sat. Sept 5th – Lobo Del Mar Performs WORLD MUSIC 3 PM to 6 PM!
Coming to the Linger Longer Stage: Lobo Del Mar – A unique family of performing artists that entertain around the globe.

They perform the dances and music of Highland Bagpipes, Polynesian Dance, Spanish Flamenco, Irish Step Dancing, Bellydancing, Celtic Music, Mexican Music, and more! More info and tickets are available on line here:

Or, purchase tickets at the gate. Show is at the Linger Longer Stage, 151 East Columbia Avenue in Quilcene, where Center Road meets Hwy 101, next door to the Quilcene Museum at Worthington Park. This concert is a Quilcene Museum benefit! Please come show your support, and have fun doing it!

Note the show time: Starts at 3 PM!! Gates open at 2 PM. We suggest that you arrive early and stake out your spot close to the action. Beer garden for adults 21+ with ID will be open, and a food vendor will be present for you. Meadow seating, please bring camp chairs or a blanket. No pets please.

Quotes from the band:

“If we have an interest in a certain type of music or dance, chances are one of us will study and learn it, then incorporate it into our shows. We really just love to play music and have a fun time trying new things…”

“We are a Celtic band, but we wander. We may play the bagpipes or put them down to travel through the Middle East, Latin America, Polynesia, or stay right here at home with some Bluegrass or Western Swing music…”

More info:

Community meeting Sept 10 at 6:30 / QCC

This all-community meeting is VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US!
> On Thurs Sept 10 at 6:30 we will gather at the Quilcene Community Center to talk about safety hazards on Hwy 101 in the middle of the Quilcene Village Center.
> In 2013, the Washington State Transportation Dept granted just under $900,000 to examine the safety hazards along Hwy 101 in the middle of Quilcene, to make a plan to correct those hazards, to design engineering changes, and construct the needed improvements.
> Most of the funding will go toward fixing the roadway, but the grant requires the project to start with community input – that’s US!
> On Thursday Sept 10 the entire community
> is encouraged AND URGED to
> participate in a community discussion to:
> Hear more about this grant-funded project
> Discuss our own experiences with Hwy 101, Quilcene’s “Main Street”
> Pinpoint the most hazardous places
> Prepare to explain to the engineers why we need those hazards fixed
> Don’t miss this meeting. Mark it on your calendar right now:
> Thursday evening, Sept 10
> 6:30pm
> Quilcene Community Center
> In a few days, you will see posted here some videos of Quilcene residents taking chances on Hwy 101 in the middle of town. We all do these things. When you get the next email on this meeting, click on the links and then recall the OTHER thoughtless and dangerous moves we all make on our “Main Street”. THEN think about the hazardous things other people do in their cars, on bicycles and on foot that could get them injured or killed.
> THEN be sure you come to the Sept 10 community meeting and tell about YOUR concerns for traffic and pedestrian safety in the middle of Quilcene.
> Calendar it now!
> Look for follow-up posts and links to the “crazy hazardous driving habits” we all have.
> Back to you soon with those videos!
> See you Sept 10 at the Quil Community Center at 6:30pm

Mobile Notary Business In Brinnon

Laura Lee’s Mobile Notary
& Certified Notary Signing Agent

Don’t waste your time and energy traveling to find a notary!

I’ll save you time and money by traveling to you. Call for pricing today.

Phone: (360) 490-5828

Serving the area from Shelton to Port Townsend


Two Exchange Students In Quilcene Need A Home For The School Year

Two exchange students need a Quilcene home for this school year.

A Brinnon home may also work.

Two 16 year old girls…one from Germany and one from Italy are already

here and would like to stay together, but it is not required.

The host family would be responsible for daily expenses but the girls have

spending money for personal needs and recreation.

A great cultural experience for everyone.

If you want more information or know someone who might be interested

please call Betty Boon at 360.683.0889 or email her at boon.aspect.

August News from The Picket Fence

This coming week is the Quilcene "Annual" Town Wide Rummage Sale
Friday 8/21-Sunday 8/23
{Not All Rummage Sales are every day}

MANY Sales around town, just look for signs! In addition to all the nearby home rummage sales, at least 15 people will be selling at Quilcene Community Center inside & out. Don’t miss the great browsing.

Have you stopped by to check out our new location yet?

Regular Picket Fence Shop Hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
In our NEW location now:
22 Washington St.
"In the two tiny buildings!" By Tanda Designs.
Located next to the Quilcene Community Center, and near the espresso stand.

GARDENERS’ CORNER display and contests at the Quilcene Fair

GARDENERS’ CORNER display and contests at the Quilcene Fair is for celebrating and honoring Farming in our community. Sponsored by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club and located in the Quilcene School multi-use room during the Quilcene Fair, Saturday September 19th.

Win gift certificates, prizes and admiration in the following contests:

  • Longest Zucchini (tape measured)
  • Biggest Pumpkin (tape measured)
  • Heaviest Tomato
  • Smallest Carrot
  • Prettiest Jar of Pickles
  • Best Scarecrow
  • Best Jam
  • Best Jelly

For all jam and jelly entrants, your entry must include the written recipe and preserving information

Special fun for young gardeners 5 to 12

Bring in your “pride and joy” fruit or vegetable for display. All entrants have a chance to win a die-cast Farmall Cub Tractor 1948 replica.

For both adults and kids – photographs of you with garden produce are also welcomed for a special display. These can be of any size up to 8” x 10” (with 8” x 10 being a nice size to show off those garden items and your big smile). It has been a great gardening year and we know you have some beauties. This is not a contest, but a way to share the joy our gardens are bringing to our tables and our hearts as gardeners this year.

Please bring all contest items, and also pictures to display, to the Quilcene School’s Multi-use room from 3 to 5 on Friday September 18, 2015.

Information – Karen Grooms

email:, 360-697-3527


TONIGHT – Wine Tasting event INSIDE the Worthington Mansion! 5 PM start

Friends, Please come enjoy fine wines, ciders, beer and spirits indoors – inside the historic Worthington Mansion! When life hands you lemons, make lemonade… Don’t be afraid of the weather – come mingle, taste and relax with your friends and neighbors, raindrop-free. All else is the same – event starts at 5 PM! Music by Tim Burtsch! Don’t miss it.


Toandos Coming Sat. Aug. 15th – The Woodland Band at the Community Center

Saturday August 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM
The Woodland Band

Woodland brings a blend of high octane bluegrass, country and zydeco to the Americana music scene. Based out of Seattle, the band combines melodic solos, catchy rhythms, and three-part harmonies with both male and female-led vocals. Improvisational soloing from the banjo, mandolin, and tenor guitar make every performance a unique experience for both the band and the audience. With influences ranging from Bela Fleck to Alison Krauss to Pink Floyd, Woodland has carved out a unique place in Seattle’s rich music scene.

The band:
Chuck Dunklin – Tenor Guitar
Stephanie Ward – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Luke Yanz – Vocals, Mandolin
Dan Monte Calvo – Vocals, Banjo
Amir Rio – Percussion, Back-up Vocals
Dan Rogers – Upright Bass

Sound samples:

“Coal Train Rain”

Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road
Coyle, WA 98376

Admission: by donation
Genre: high octane bluegrass, country and zydeco
Age: all-ages
Complimentary cookies, coffee and conversation at intermission

Your hosts,
Norm & Sol Johnson
83 Hazel Point Court
(360) 765-3449

Preview Windows 10 at Brinnon Community Center!

Were you wondering what Windows 10 looks like and how it differs from Windows 7 or XP?

Just drop by the Brinnon Community Center and try it out on the new Dell computer with Windows 10 installed.

It is not a touch screen but operates just fine with a mouse.

If after using the computer, you have any ideas on how we might improve the configuration, please send me an email.

And by the way, all three of the public computer have high speed internet provide by NoaNet which is about 10 times faster than CenturyLink DSL.

A big thanks to Emerald Towns Alliance, sponsors of ShrimpFest for providing the funds to upgrade one of the public computers to Windows 10 as well as all funding for the other two computers and printers.

Coming next Sat. Aug. 8th – The Tony Furtado Duo at Coyle!

Saturday August 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM
> Tony Furtado and Stephanie Schneiderman
> Tony Furtado is a multi-instrumentalist on guitar, banjo, & slide guitar, and mixes Americana, folk, indie-rock, blues, and jazz styles.
> "As a banjo virtuoso, Furtado is well-known for his envelope-pushing, progressive bluegrass stylings. His picking is rapid-fire quick, sharp and clear, and puts him in the school of Béla Fleck and David Grisman." ~ Katie Klingsporn, Telluride Daily Planet
> Sound samples: