2014 Quilcene Fair poster!

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ART: freneticpress@gmail.com

Family Festival on the Farm! Songs & Stories at Finnriver on Saturday August 3oth

Finnriver Farm & Cidery 
Song & Story Family Festival
Saturday, August 30, 2014
SONG & STORY Family Festival
Saturday, Aug. 30 

Our first ever Finnriver’s

celebrates community, family, agricultureand the last weekend of summer with stories and songs to captivate children and folks of all ages!  With woodfire pizza, snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, and hard cider for adults. Enjoy a day on the farm listening to tales from far and wide, singing along to songs old and new, and enjoying life on the land. The line-up includes regional acts known for their talent, imagination and joy!

* Aimée Ringle Storytelling, 11-12

* Harmonica Pocket Concert, 12:30-1:30

* Harper Stone, 2-3

* Blue Sol, 3-4:30

* Slí na Bandé Celtic Music Ensemble, 4-6pm
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time HERE or at the farm on event day:


$20 family pass for full day (admission for 4 or more people)

$10 family pass for half-day (admission for 4 or more people)
$5 Single admission

Additional options:
$5 cider tasting for adults
$10-$15 woodfired pizzas
Additional snacks & refreshments for sale

AND!  Open Blueberry U-Pick!

More information about the artists here….




The Harmonica Pocket is all about swinging acoustic songs sprinkled with hulahoop & dance. They perform in theaters, libraries, schools, parks, and festivals. They sing about bugs, vegetables, & diapers, love Dr. Seuss, & eat a lot of ice cream. Featuring imaginative renditions of American folk classics plus an array of silly, sweet originals from their award-winning albums, Harmonica Pocket performances mix music and dance into a giggle-inducing show that gets audiences singing and moving in their seats. The acoustic story-songs are sprinkled with ukuleles, wah-wah guitar and vocal harmony.

Blue Sol is the local folk music duo of Jamey and Dave Campbell. With two guitars and lots of harmony, they bring you a combination of original songs and a variety of cover tunes. They have been making music, along with a marriage and two sweet kids, together for 15 years and have produced four CD’s. They are currently in the studio working on the next Blue Sol recording. Their CD “Rolling” features exclusively lullabies and children’s songs, telling tales of sailors, rickshaw taxis, and dreams.

As a musician and storyteller, Aimée Ringle delights in catching, carrying and sharing tales and songs from ancient and present times that are longing for willing hearts and imaginations to breathe new life into them! She comes to Finnriver Farm with a smattering of old and new stories (with mice that jump, invisible trees, and mountains so big they blot out the sun) that celebrate the human communion with place, and the trees, hills, rivers and stars that tell us we’re “home”.

Harper Stone grew up in the mountains of Colorado, where his parents regularly subjected him to myths, folktales, banjo music, Icelandic sagas, and other archetypically-infused forms. His stories dance between the deep waters of tradition and the improvised fancy of the present moment.

Sli Na Bande is a Celtic music ensemble based in Bellingham, WA. Together they bring a vast collection of folk and dance tunes to life on a variety of instruments including bodhran, fiddle, harp, bozouki, mandolin, guitar, penny whistle, and more!

Learn more about Finnriver at www.finnriver.com

No smoking, no dogs on the farm.

Please carpool.

Join us for a family day on the farm and support rural culture and local storytelling and musical artists!  Tickets purchase HERE at Brown Paper Tickets.
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Finnriver Farm
62 Barn Swallow Road
Chimacum, WA 98325

To learn about Finnriver events around the region, check our CALENDAR HERE.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officers are patroling Hood Canal this season!

Excellent fishing info tailored to the Toandos fishing action! A must read for any fishing enthusiast!

Moonfest 2014 in Quilcene this weekend – BENEFITS FOOD BANKS

Another amazing Quilcene MOONFEST

Robust lineup of great performers –





PLUS great local food, NW craft beer, arts, family fun, camping and . . . “THE PRESENCE”- state-of-the-art surround sound system with laser light show and 11×21 ft projection screen.

You must see / hear this!

Moonfest 2014 will be rocking the hunger during their 3-day music festival August 22, 23, & 24. Bring non-perishable food items and canned food goods for Jefferson & Clallam Co. Food Banks. For every item donated, receive one ticket for the drawing held each night before the headliner comes on-stage. Bring one can of food, receive one chance to win. Bring ten cans of food, receive ten chances to win, bring one hundred cans and receive one hundred chances to win! You can’t miss!!

Fabulous prizes for the lucky winners:

A guitar autographed by hall of fame guitarist, Roger Fisher from Heart.

Moonfest T-shirts and VIP passes to next year’s show.

Autographed Bad Company memorabilia, courtesy of Chris Crawford of Millineum Productions.

And 92.9 KISM is going to kick in some other exciting prizes.

Local area food banks will be set up at the main entrance to Moonfest. Don’t miss your chance to help local families, and win some great prizes!

It’s time to Rock The Hunger!

Get more info & buy your tickets at www.MoonFest2014.com

Cookoff at Quilcene Gardens Saturday August 23rd!

VISIT ONLINE at www.QuilceneGardens.com



SweetKiss Momma and Nick Drummond concert photos

The Linger Longer Outdoor Theater at the Quilcene Museum’s Worthington Park was host to a special all-ages rock show August 16th! This concert was a benefit to support the Museum’s work rehabilitating the Hamilton-Worthington Mansion and for ongoing concert expenses. Thank you Quilcene for being there!

Annual Museum WINE / BEER / CIDER TASTING TOMORROW, Friday at 5pm

This event is one of the finest of the year in Quilcene. And it looks like the weather is going to be perfectly wonderful.

Tomorrow, Friday August 8 at 5pm
Quilcene Historical Museum’s
6th Annual Wine, Beer & Cider Tasting

This is a great way to show support for your community . . .

A lovely event with music, food and gift vendors.

Help make it a success!

$12.50 for museum members, $15 otherwise. 21 and over. Tickets at the gate.

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:

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.


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:


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


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