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December’s NINTH NIGHT is Tuesday — and it’s a VERY SPECIAL one!

Sharon (aka Movie Maven) has a great 3-part treat for the community this Tuesday evening – a heartwarming “feel good” movie just right for the season, an opportunity to “christen” the Community Center’s Christmas gift to all of us . . . a NEW FLAT SCREEN TV, and the annual 9th Night Christmas Party! Tuesday’s (Dec. 9)

Ninth Night movie is "Last Holiday"
Comedy / 2002 / run time 112 minutes / PG-13 / nominated for 7 awards.

Stars Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton
Storyline: After she’s diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.

Potluck theme: Bring finger foods everyone would like at a Christmas Party

Nibbles start at 6:30 pm / Movie at 6:45

And here’s a great suggestion to round out the “evening out” Come on down a little early to enjoy the Holiday Lights all over town, then join the warmth and community goodwill at Ninth Night.

PS from Sharon Movie Maven – To those who may miss the Last 9th Night Movie of 2014, Merry Christmas and We’ll see you again Next Year!!

Quilcene rivals Times Square


Come join family and friends in the lighting of the Quilcene Tree.

Cookies, cider, a few holiday songs and the arrival of Santa in a fire truck.

Fun for all ages.

Gather around the big tree in the Post Office parking lot
at 5 PM on Saturday December 6th
to help light up Quilcene.

Santa will be available for you to take his photo with someone special in your life.

Incredibly Christmas-y Saturday, December 6th!

Save the Date! Please come out for these community events!

All happening Saturday, December 6th:

Breakfast With Santa
9AM-12PM Join Santa for a pancake breakfast with potatoes,
egg and sausage at the Masonic Lodge, 170 Herbert St. $7.
Proceeds support Backpacks for Kids.

Advent Adventures at Quilcene Presbyterian Church
10 to 1 PM Lunch served. Kids 4 to 12, come prepare for the birth of Christ. Stories, songs, crafts, and games. Bring a friend! Call Cleone at 360-301-4130 to register. Teen helpers welcome!

Center Valley Animal Rescue’s Holiday Open House
11 AM to 4 PM Celebrating “The 12 Strays of Christmas” with special guests and YOU! Photos with Santa, sweet treats and gift basket raffles. Sorry, no pets from home. (360)765-0598.

Lighting of the Quilcene Christmas Tree
5 PM Santa will arrive, cookies and juice will be served–come join the town for a song to kick off the season! Join old and new friends at the Christmas tree near the Post Office. The drive-thru of holiday decorations at Quilcene Habitat Store will be open!


A look back at 2014 Quilcene Holiday Crafts Bazaar

On Saturday November 29th, the Quilcene Community Center was bursting with so many wonderful crafts and good things. Thank you to all the vendors who came out and the shoppers who stopped in! Thank you to wonderful sisters Dora Whitaker and Evelyn Gunther, Pat Robinson and everyone for making it happen!
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Quilcene Holiday Bazaar is TOMORROW!! 10 AM

Quilcene Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 29th, 2014, 10AM-3PM
Find unique, local gifts at the Quilcene Community Center (294715 Highway 101)! Many vendor tables featuring handmade local arts and crafts, baked goods and preserves, holiday art and decor, and gifts for everyone on your list. This event benefits the Quilcene Food Bank! The Quilcene Lions will be there to collect donations to Community Programs and take your photo with Santa from 9AM-12PM! For more information, please call Dora at: 360-765-3157. Vendor set-up is usually at 9AM.

Coyle residents: Our Fire Station needs your help! Message from Norman Johnson

Neighbors on the Toandos Peninsula,

As many of you already know, we are desperately under-staffed at our local volunteer fire and emergency services station in Coyle.  Currently we have only one person living in Coyle who can drive the truck or aid car and fight fires, but NO emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to give immediate aid.  The Quilcene Fire Station is staffed 24/7, but it could take them up to 30 minutes to get to us in our time of need. That could mean the difference between life and death, or in saving a home or having it burn to the ground.
We need your help to rebuild a local volunteer fire and aid service in our own Coyle community.  If you are willing to help, here is what you would need to do.
1. Qualifications:  We need men and women over 18 years old (no upper age limit), and able to do some amount of physical work such as lifting and carrying patients, hoses, ladders, tools, etc.  The more volunteers we have, the lighter the load is on any one of them.  We are seeking to find 2 EMT’s and 2-4 others to train as firefighters, or drivers, or just support staff to fill out our station.
2. Training:  There are various levels of certification that you can attain:
- basic firefighting instruction: All new volunteers will start with a 24 hour “fundamentals” class. This gives you the basics of what you need to know to volunteer and to keep yourselves safe.
- Drivers Training: to drive the aid cars and/or the fire engines an 8 hour Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention (EVIP) class is required.  At the completion of the EVIP class we have you pass a rodeo test or driving test.
- Emergency Medical Technician. EMT classes are held at the new Station 11 in Chimacum (corner of Center Road and Rhody Drive}. The next class starts the first week of January and ends at the end of March.  Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00-9:00 and 8:00-5:00 on Saturdays. There is also some ambulance ride time, and hospital time, and at home study time. The typical student spends about 6 hours of study time at home each week. After the class concludes the student then needs to challenge the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician test.  This valuable certification is recognized everywhere in the US.  This class normally costs $ 750, but at this time the Department is willing to pay your cost of tuition for Coyle residents to become volunteers.
3. Continuing Education and Drills: After becoming a volunteer we expect attendance at our Tuesday evening drills, which are usually conducted at Quilcene Station 21. We drill the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 6:30-9:00. Volunteer firefighters get  the same training that full time members get, no cutting corners! Interior qualified firefighters do regular training with the other Jefferson County fire districts. Drivers need an annual 2-4 hour refresher class. EMT’s need 30 hours a year of continuing education either by attending our EMS drills or working through a computer service we have for training.
4. The Workload in Coyle: Typical calls on the Toandos Peninsula include: smoke investigations, wires down, smoke coming from a home, overturned boat, sickness/injuries in the home, traffic collisions, etc.  Besides responding to calls we also need to maintain the Coyle station, clean and repair equipment every once in a while. Vehicles need washing at times. The rate of calls for the Coyle station has been around 50 per year or once or twice a week on the average.
5. Compensation: We pay our members a stipend for their participation. Basically they get a “point” for every call they go on, every training session they attend, or other FD event. These points are general worth about $8.00-$9.00 each and we pay out quarterly. So, a volunteer who responds to 10 calls and 10 training events in a quarter gets 20 points or earns about $170.00 minus taxes to help cover their expenses. Of course, the more active ones make more money. The stipend is intended to reimburse for expenses, not make someone rich. We also pay a per diem for members who just hang out at the station and give us a hand and run calls with us.  They won’t get rich but it’s a great community service.
We have the equipment right here in Coyle, but currently we don’t have the people to use it.  We have Fire Engine 22 (larger engine for structure fires), Brush Truck 22 (smaller engine for brushfires and able to enter less accessible driveways), and Aid Car 22 (ambulance).
What is preventing you from helping out?  Sometimes little nagging voices in our own heads keep us from volunteering with thoughts of “I’m not skilled enough.”,  I’m not fit enough.”, or “I don’t have the time.”   . . . But if not you, then who?   In a real emergency having a person there regardless of their level of skill is better than having no one there.  Think about it.   What if you call 911 and no one shows up?
What’s in it for you? Camaraderie: there is a certain closeness among the men and women who work together for a common cause.  Just ask anyone who has been a volunteer firefighter.  There is no better way of getting to know your neighbors.  Fire stations often become the heart of a small community like ours because of the importance of their function and the need to know their community.  It is the center of communications, not just about emergency situations, but about everything going on in our community that affects our daily lives. You can be a part of that network.
For more information contact: Larry Karp, Fire Chief,
Quilcene Fire Rescue, 70 Herbert Street, #433, Quilcene, WA 98376
(Office) 360-765-3333, (Cell) 360-774-3024
Thank you.
                          Your neighbor
                          Norm Johnson
                          83 Hazel Point Court
                          Home Phone (360) 765-3449

Olympic Art Gallery: Special opening November 29th from 10-4

The Olympic Art Gallery at 40 Washington Street in Quilcene, WA 98376 will have a special opening November 29th from 10-4 for Small Business Saturday!
There will be:
Metal and Copper Sculptures, hand turned wooden bowls, ceramics and raku, sea glass, metal, porcelain, metal, and fish hook jewelry, several artists’ watercolor art, outdoor metal art, hand forged fish tail hooks, photography (50% off Randy Hopfer’s photos except on aluminum), antler baskets, hand blown glass ornaments and small sculptures, metal salmon, different sizes of scrollsaw art, carved welcome bears, hand braided horse reins and hackamores, scratchboard art prints, horses and moose painted on maple, and more!!!
Contact Sally Brown
40 Washington Street in Quilcene, WA 98376
Corner of Hwy 101 and Washington Street
From Seattle:
Take the Bainbridge Island or Edmonds/Kingston Ferry
From Silverdale, Poulsbo:
Cross the Hood Canal Bridge
Travel 10 Miles west of the bridge (Route 104)
From Port Townsend/Port Ludlow / Port Hadlock / Chimacum:
Take the Quilcene/ Center Rd Exit
Turn Right on Center Rd
Turn Right on Hwy 101
From Sequim/Forks/Port Angeles:
Take and Stay on Hwy 101,
From Olympia:
Down Highway 101
Corner of Hwy 101 and Washington Street

Local Christmas Happenings 2014

Holiday Crafts Fair at the Quilcene Community Center

Sat November 29th 10AM – 2PM Shop for unique gifts made by local crafters and artists. Baked goods, raffles and more. Pictures with Santa until noon. Proceeds benefit the Quilcene Food Bank.

Country Christmas Celebration at the Picket Fence

Weekends: Dec 5 & 6 ,12 & 13, 19 & 20 Handmade treasures, gourmet surprises and more. Great shopping for everyone on your list. 21 Dutch Lane, just south of Quilcene.

Breakfast With Santa

Sat Dec 6th, 9AM-12PM Join Santa for a pancake breakfast with potatoes, egg and sausage at the Masonic Lodge, 170 Herbert St. $7. Proceeds support Backpacks for Kids.

Advent Adventures at Quilcene Presbyterian Church

Sat Dec 6th, 10 to 1 PM Lunch served. Kids 4 to 12, come prepare for the birth of Christ. Stories, songs, crafts, and games.  Bring a friend! Call Cleone at 360-301-4130 to register. Teen helpers welcome!

Center Valley Animal Rescue’s Holiday Open House

Sat Dec 6th from 11 AM to 4 PM Celebrating “The 12 Strays of Christmas” with special guests and YOU! Photos with Santa, sweet treats and gift basket raffles. Sorry, no pets from home. (360)765-0598.

Lighting of the Quilcene Christmas Tree

Sat Dec 6th about 5 PM Santa will arrive, cookies and juice will be served–come join the town for a song to kick off the season! Join old and new friends at the Christmas tree near the Post Office.

Kid’s Fire Station Christmas Party with Santa

Sat Dec 13th, 10:00 AM Santa will be visiting the Quilcene Fire Station. Candy treats for the kids and another opportunity to talk to the jolly old man and tell him your holiday wishes.

Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair

Sat – Sun Dec 13th and 14th, 10 AM – 4 PM, $3 at the door. Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road. Proceeds support students in East Jefferson schools and youth programs. Don’t miss it!

Folk Music Concerts in Coyle

See for details about shows on Sunday  Dec 7, 3:00 PM with Anna Tival & Jeffrey Martin, and Sunday December 21, 3:00 PM with Lynne Ferguson. Free, donations welcome.

Selected fall harvest items 70% off at The Picket Fence!

Specializing in handcrafted & one-of-a-kind finds!
A family tradition for 20 years!

Selected fall harvest items 70% off
Your destination shopping experience!
Open 4 days a month & then some… also open by appointment
21 Dutch Lane Quilcene, WA 360-774-0444
Follow the 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.