CANDIDATE FORUM TOMORROW EVENING – Thurs Sept 29 – 7pm — Quilcene Community Center

The races and the candidates participating in the forum are:
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> Kate Dean – see her website at http://kateforcommissioner.nationbuilder.com/
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> Tim Thomas – see his website at http://www.timforcommissioner.com/
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> Public Utility District Commissioner Candidates
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> Barney Burke – see his website at http://www.barneypud2016.org/
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> Jeff Randall – see his website at http://www.jeff4pud.org/p/meet-jeff.html
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> Questions from the Audience will follow questions posed by the Moderator.
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> Learn about the candidates by reviewing the information posted on their websites.
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> Come prepared with questions that you may pose to a single candidate or to both candidates for the office.
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> DO ATTEND THIS FORUM . . . Our satisfaction with service from the County and from the Public Utility District is directly related to the people we elect to these offices. Be sure they hear your concerns and respond to your questions!

Apprenticeship Opportunity — Operating Engineer Training

If you know of anyone who might be interested in this FREE training opportunity for an Operating Engineer career, take a look at the attached document.
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> This message is sent by Sabrina Hathaway in the County Treasurer’s Office
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> This is a great program for recent graduates who may not be sure about and would like to be in the workforce.
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> New apprentices will usually attend school for eight weeks the first year and return for four weeks in their second and third years. While in training you are provided room, board and excellent instruction at NO COST to the apprentice.
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> Sabrina Hathaway, Revenue Foreclosure Deputy
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> Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office
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> Port Townsend, WA 98368
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TONIGHT — Learn more about Jefferson Land Trust action to help protect Dabob Bay & Devils Lake

> INFO MEETING THIS EVENING —
> 6-8PM
> Quilcene High School
> Multi-Purpose Room
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> Action Alert
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> Help Protect Dabob Bay and Devils Lake
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> We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to help protect 4700 acres of our most pristine natural places by expanding Dabob Bay (pictured here) and Devils Lake Natural Resource Conservation Areas (NRCA).
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> DNR is considering a proposal to expand the existing Devils Lake NRCA by 415 acres and the Dabob Bay NRCA by 4,345 acres. The expanded boundary is not regulatory, but provides an opportunity for willinglandowners to work with DNR to preserve their lands within the boundary. Land purchased and protected as Natural Resource Conservation Areas allow for low-impact public use that is compatible with habitat and ecosystem conservation.
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> Please attend the Public Informational Meeting to learn more about the proposal.
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> Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
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> Quilcene High School, multipurpose room
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> A show of public support at the Public Hearing in October is crucial to this conservation success!
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> Wednesday, October 13, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
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> Quilcene High School, multipurpose room
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> A public comment period is open until Friday, October 21, 2016. Letters of support may be sent toAMPD, or to DNR, Attn: NRCA Boundary Proposals, PO Box 47014, Olympia, WA, 98504
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> Your voice really matters! Letters of support—and opposition—are tallied and reported to the Commissioner of Public Lands, so your email isimportant!
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> Thanks to project partner NWI
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> A land trust is a promise … a promise we as a community make that in 50 years, 75 years, 100 years, the wild spaces and memory places of Jefferson County will still exist, and that the quality of life and legacy they represent will remain forever.

Bonnie Story
360 302 0379

Candidate Forum Thursday!

Hear what the candidates for County Commissioner and Public Utility District Commissioner have to say at this Candidate Forum in Quilcene.
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> County Commissioner Candidates
> Kate Dean
> Tim Thomas
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> Public Utility District Commissioner Candidates
> Barney Burke
> Jeff Randall
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> Moderator
> David Neuenschwander
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> There will be time for questions from the Audience.
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> 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 29
> Quilcene Community Center
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> Sponsored in part by the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce

Bonnie Story
360 302 0379

Cider Making

This Sunday, from 1 to 4pm, you are invited to press apples at Worthington Park.

Bring your own containers and make cider with us. There are lots of apples at the park and you may bring your own as well.

Let’s toast to the end of summer and beginning of fall. And to the 9000+ shingles dipped and finished for the mansard roof!

Permaculture Learning Event / Oct 7-9 at Ft Flagler

The Northwest Permaculture Convergence (NWPCC) is an inclusive annual weekend-long event that brings together a diversity of people with creative approaches for designing living environments, and economic and culture systems that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits.
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> Read more here: http://northwestpermaculture.org/

Come to the CABARET! — this Friday 9/23 — dinner at 5:00 / show at 6:00

What good is sitting, alone in your room?
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> Life is a cabaret, old chum!
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> An event to kick off the 2016 Quilcene Oyster Runs
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> Spaghetti dinner by the Lions
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> & Show by Key City Public Theatre
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> Quilcene School Friday Sept 23
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> Dinner from 5-7pm / Show begins at 6pm
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> $15 for adults / $5 for kids 6-12 / children 5 and under free
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> $40 for the family
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> Get tickets at the Quilcene Post Office between 10:00 and 2:00
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> or online at KeyCityPublicTheatre.org

Fair Gardeners’ Corner Contests are coming right up!

The Gardeners’ Corner
at the Quilcene Fair
Join us Saturday, September 17, 2016 9am to 4pm
in the MultiPurpose Room

Help Celebrate Quilcene: A Community with Heart!

Prizes, Ribbons and Fun Galore for All Ages!!
Enter to win in the following categories

*Longest zucchini
*Largest circumference pumpkin
*Heaviest tomato
*Best Jam (No jelly this year) Bring printed jam recipe. No judging without jam recipe and processing directions written down.
*Prettiest preserved vegetable
*Most beautiful Flower arrangement

And especially for Kids…ages 5-12 years a New Category!
Make the scariest vegetable monster!

To enter any contest: Bring your contest entries to the Quilcene School Cafeteria on Fri, September 16th between 4pm and 6pm. Thanks!

Sponsored by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club

Next Saturday’s Concert: Slipshod at the Coyle Community Center

Saturday September 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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> Slipshod formed in 2012. The musicians enjoy entertaining audiences with both their humor and musical skills. Matt and Steve offer listeners a broad and diverse range of music, including originals, familiar melodies and dynamic instrumentals. Their harmonies and unique vocal interpretations add to their precise instrumental talents.
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> Matt has entertained with a variety of ensembles including the Snook Family Band, Free Range and SugarPine. Steve has performed with Steve Blanchard and the Open Range, Bill Jolliff Bluegrass Gospel Band, Prairie Flyer, Jim Faddis and One More Ride and also, SugarPine.
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> Music Videos at: www.slipshodmusic.net/music.html
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> Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
> 923 Hazel Point Road
> Coyle, WA 98376
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> Admission: by donation
> Genre: Bluegrass, folk, pop mix
> Age: all-ages
> Complimentary cookies, coffee and conversation at intermission
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> Your hosts,
> Norm & Sol Johnson
> 83 Hazel Point Court
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Fire Commissioner’s meeting on Coyle, Monday at 7 pm

Reminder: The monthly Quilcene Fire District commissioners meeting will be at the Coyle Community Center on Monday, September 12th at 7:00pm.

Chief Larry Karp