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March 23, 2017

Celebrate Our National Parks

The Community Chorus Spring Program, Friday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, 3:00 p.m., honors our best idea, National Parks. Its  concert is devoted to “Celebrating Our National Parks” and is accompanied by an amazing slide show of parks across the US. There are Lots of songs you will recognize.

The place to go on March 31 is the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Chimacum. On April 2, go to the First Presbyterian Church in Port Townsend, 1111 Franklin St.

Get tickets by going to this link at Brown Paper Tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/1322308, or at the door.

 

March 18, 2017

Jefferson County Library Event Calendar

April, 2017

All events listed are free and are held at the library, located at 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock, unless noted otherwise. For more information please see our website at www.jclibrary.info or call 360-385-6544.

Early Literacy Programs

Mondays, 10:15 am – Toddler Storytime: For children ages 12 months to 30 months, Toddler Storytime promotes early learning through movement, music, puppets, fingerplays, flannel stories and the reading of short books written with toddlers in mind.

Tuesdays, 10:30 am – Babytime: This 30-minute lapsit program is for infants from birth to 12 months. Babytime features action rhymes, baby sign language, songs and movement designed to stimulate brain development through music, language and books.

Wednesdays, 10:30 am – Preschool Storytime: Bring your preschooler and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more, designed to promote early learning.  Preschool Storytime is followed by a craft or activity that encourages social, literacy and fine motor skills.

Monday, April 3, 10:15 am – Mothersong: Join us in a multicultural sing-along for families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Mothersong takes place the first Monday of each month.  Don’t miss the fun!

Children’s Programs

Thursday, April 6,  13, 20 and 27 at 3:30 pm Kids’ Thursday Creation Stations: Kids ages 6 to 11 are invited to drop by every Thursday afternoon for unstructured, creative time at our Creation Stations. All materials will be provided and activities will vary and include choices such as: computer coding using library laptops; exploring tiny Ozobot robots; dramatic arts; paper arts; bookmaking; puppet making; and building using a variety of materials.  No sign-ups are required — so stop by and join the fun!

Friday, April 21, 3:00 – 4:30 pm – Boffer Swordplay & Exercise: This after-school activity attracts kids and teens ages 6 and up.  Boffer sword play is a physical sport with light contact, similar in intensity to soccer and a pillow fight combined. Boffers, constructed of foam-wrapped PVC pipe, duct tape and some imagination are used in live-action

Technology Assistance

Tuesday, April 4 – 3:00-4:00 pm Tech Tuesday at the Library – Rosetta Stone and CultureGrams: Discover two useful databases available for free with your library card. Learn how to access the award-winning language program Rosetta Stone from your PC or mobile device.  Then explore Culture Grams, a database that provides country profiles, photos, biographical articles and even recipes, from around world.

Tuesday, April 4 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Tech Tuesday Drop-In Assistance : Drop-in and workr with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your own device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Tuesday, April 11 – 2:30 pm – Tech Tuesday Class at Quilcene Community Center – Rosetta Stone and CultureGrams

Tech Tuesdays is now offered the second Tuesday of every month in Quilcene. These free events replicate those offered at the Hadlock library.

Tuesday, April 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tech Tuesday Drop In Assistance at Quilcene Community Center: Drop-in and work with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your own device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Tuesday, April 18 – 3:00-4:00 p.m. Tech Tuesday at the Library: Fun with Nintendo Wii.

Take a break from all your hard work with an hour of video game fun! Try out the library’s Wii gaming consoles with some bowling and boxing, or take a few turns around the Mario Cart race track.

Tuesday, April 18 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tech Tuesday Drop-In Assistance: Drop-in and work with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your own device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Tuesday, April 25 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm Tech Tuesday Drop-In Assistance : Drop-in and work with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your own device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Tuesday, April 25 – 3:00-4:00 pm Tech Tuesday at the Library: Travel Apps: Explore a variety of apps designed to help make traveling easier.  We’ll discuss apps such as Waze, GasBuddy, and more!

Adult Programs

Wednesday, April 5- 6:30 pm Tribal Canoe Journey with Jamestown S’Klallam Elder Marlin Holden: Holden will share images and stories from Tribal Canoe Journeys. This program is in conjunction with a month-long photography exhibit at the library: “Canoe Journeys on the Salish Sea,” with narrative by the Jamestown S’Klallam.

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 pm – Great Decisions 2017 Discussion – U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum: Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from April 9 – April 20. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

This week, we’ll explore the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy.  For 45 years, the country has alternated between periods of energy security and insecurity, sometimes able to wield petroleum as a useful instrument of foreign policy, sometimes not. Despite the so-called “energy revolution,” the U.S. today is by no means disentangled from foreign dependence and global trends. In order to be successful, policymakers must recognize both petroleum security circumstances and patterns in the relationship between petroleum and foreign policy.

Facilitator Joyce Francis, Ph.D., taught International Relations at George Mason, Tulane, and American Universities prior to moving to the Olympic Peninsula. In 2006, she created her own online curriculum for civic education in international affairs (Literacy for Globalists). When it went out of date, Joyce decided to let FPA do the curriculum building and began offering Great Decisions in 2013. Co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 to 4:00 pm – Friends of the Jefferson County Library Book Sale

The Friends of Jefferson County Library book sale features used books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs.  All sales support the Jefferson County Library. The sale will take place in the bookmobile garage.  Members of the Friends of the Jefferson County Library can come early at 9:30 am!

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 pm – Seattle Opera Preview:  Magic Flute

This fresh style of opera preview offers more than just a lecture – it provides an experience featuring professional singers and an accompanist in an hour-long presentation that takes the audience on a journey through the story and music of the upcoming main stage opera. This spoken and sung presentation introduces us to the story of the Magic Flute. Distressed queen sends prince (and feathered friend) off to rescue kidnapped princess. But instead, they undertake initiation into the kidnappers’ brotherhood of light and truth.

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm – Great Decisions 2017 Discussion – Latin America’s Political Pendulum: Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly until Thursday April 20. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

This week’s discussion will focus on the shifting of Latin American politics. Yet as the “pink tide” recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. The new administration must look beyond the neoliberal model of the 1990s, and develop an approach to relations fit for the 21st century.

The facilitator is Joyce Francis, Ph.D. It is Co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.

Thursday, April 13, 6:15 – 7:45 pm – Book Discussion at Your Library

All are welcome to sign up for monthly book discussions at the library. This month’s book is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Registration is required and copies of the book will be loaned by the library when you sign up. Participants are asked to read the entire book before the scheduled session. Register at the Information Desk or call 385-6544.

Sunday, April 16, Library Closed – EASTER

Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 pm – 2017 Inquiring Mind Lecture- The Pine and the Cherry:  Japanese Americans in Washington with Mayumi Tsutakawa: In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered.

Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as well as their American-citizen offspring, were sent, without due process, to concentration camps in windswept deserts. Throughout the West Coast, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes. Most Seattle Japanese spent the war years at Camp Minidoka in Idaho, and when they returned, most had lost everything and could not find jobs.

How did they face this injustice and rebuild their lives? How does a lively immigrant community face racist or religious hatred? The 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 is in 2017, and Mayumi Tsutakawa, whose father was renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, will reveal her family’s 100-year history against the backdrop of this dramatic American story.  Co-sponsored by Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Thursday, April 20, 6:00 pm – Great Decisions 2017 Discussion – Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is a weekly series. This week it considers the Major internal conflict that has plagued Afghanistan for four decades.

The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.

roll-playing games and mock combat. Chaz Hillyard will coach participants and boffers are provided by the library if you don’t bring your own.

Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm – Great Decisions 2017 Discussion – Nuclear Security: Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series will run weekly every Thursday from April 9 – April 20. Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.

This week’s topic of discussion is Nuclear Security.  Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration. While the Iran Deal was a diplomatic victory toward this end, major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Countries like North Korea, Russia, and India and Pakistan continue to challenge nonproliferation efforts. The possibility that terrorists will carry out an attack using a “dirty bomb,” made from captured nuclear materials, looks increasingly real. In a fractious world, which way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

Facilitator Joyce Francis, Ph.D., taught International Relations at George Mason, Tulane, and American Universities prior to moving to the Olympic Peninsula. In 2006, she created her own online curriculum for civic education in international affairs (Literacy for Globalists). When it went out of date, Joyce decided to let FPA do the curriculum building and began offering Great Decisions in 2013. Co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.

 

March 16, 2017
Jefferson County Senior Fair

Jefferson County is hosting a Senior Fair on Saturday, April 29 from Noon until 4:00 pm
at the Tricare Community Center, 10 West Valley Rd. in Chimacum.

For more information click on this link or email mcoupland@agingoptions.com

 

February 28, 2017

Art Fest 1

Port Ludlow Artists’ League

ART FEST

…a full day of art and fun at the Bay Club!

$100 Registration fee includes:

  • A morning and afternoon class
  • Lunch
  • Art supplies and your finished pieces of art from your classes
  • Wine and cheese reception

Proceeds go to art scholarships for graduating Chimacum students 

 Saturday, April 29 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art Fest 2Register at:

Port Ludlow Art Gallery

The Bay Club

The Beach Club

www.BrownPaperTickets.com

Download registration form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2017

March Madness at the Port Ludlow Golf Course

Play 18 holes of golf on one of the most beautiful courses in the Northwest. The fee for a single is $35 with a GPS cart. A hot dog, soda, and chips are included. If you walk, the fee is $25.  The offer is valid from March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017.

Inquire about the “Stay and Play” package at the Port Ludlow Resort.

Golf Clinics Starting

Golf Clinics are beginning on Saturday, March 11, mornings. Call the Port Ludlow Golf Course for information, 360-437-0272.

Golf Show

The Seattle Golf Show takes place on March 4 and 5. Please plan to visit the Port Ludlow booth.

 

February 21, 2017

Water Main Flushing 

Olympic Water and Sewer will start annual water main flushing in Port Ludlow on March 1 and will continue through the end of May. This will take place intermittently as manpower allows. Work will occur Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The crews will flush the mains using fire hydrants until the water runs clear. “A-Boards” will be put out on streets prior to flushing to notify residents.

This action is designed to flush away secondary contaminants that are left behind by the water. Department of Health terms Primary contaminants as those associated with known health issues. Secondary contaminants are associated primarily with aesthetic issues such as, but not limited to, color in the water and staining of plumbing fixtures. The lines need to be flushed periodically to prevent buildup of these contaminants and to prevent problems to the water system.

The flushing may cause a temporary change in the appearance of the water. The changes are generally in color, ranging from brownish to black in extreme cases. OWSI recommends that during the time of the flushing that no water should be run in the homes. Using water at the same time as the flushing could draw colored water into household plumbing. The discolored water might appear not only in the tap but also in hot water tanks and toilet tanks. In most cases after the flushing is complete running your tap for a few minutes will eliminate the discoloration. It is a temporary condition and the water should quickly return to normal. There are no known health issues associated with the discoloration.

Please call Olympic Water and Sewer at (360) 437-2101 should you have any questions or if you experience difficulties with your water returning to normal. For emergencies call 877-826-5787.

 

February 19, 2017

If You’re Dreaming about Dirt…

by Kateen Fitzgerald, Director of Dirt

Receive your Permaculture Design Certificate with emphasis on Modern Homesteading from The Dirt Rich School.  Located outside of Port Townsend in DiscoveryBay, The Dirt Rich School offers year round opportunities in the art of small scale farming, food production, fiber processing, animal wifery, and traditional homesteading skills.

For over a decade we’ve cultivated a 40 acre site and agricultural classroom providing a vibrant and diverse demonstration of mixed animal and vegetable systems, including a food forest, integrated free range poultry systems, a tri-purpose primitive sheep breed for fiber, meat, and milk production, and innovative building and homesteading techniques.

Registration is now open for our annual Permaculture Design Course Weekly Lecture Series! The Fall program is still open. We will accept applications until March 24. Information at thedirtrichschool@gmail.com.

Permaculture studies and applies holistic home and land solutions that are applicable in rural and urban contexts at any scale, using a multidisciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting, energy, natural building, waste management, animal systems, appropriate technology, economics, and community development.

Join other community members in the classroom and on the land to apply these beneficial techniques to design flourishing home, garden, and landscape systems.  Kateen’s philosophy is to over-deliver with content so students are given all the tools they need to accomplish the task of restoration on any scale. This 12 lecture series, running Thursdays from April 13 to June 29, was deliberately rolled out on a week by week basis, so people unable to do a conventional PDC can do so at a moderate weekly pace over the course of three months.

Beginning in April, our annual internship, The Farm Craft Internship, offers a three month, on site learning opportunity to get your hands dirty and dive into farm and homestead scale land management. This program runs twice per year, Spring Term April 3 – June 30 and Fall Term July 31 – October 27, and includes five full days of hands on homesteading and agricultural experience per week, as well as the 12 week Permaculture Design Course Lecture Series. Upon graduation you will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate.

For more information about the Internship or to sign up for the Permaculture Design Course lecture series or the Permaculture Design course and internship, go to The Dirt Rich School.org. The courses are offered at Dirt Rich School, 1463 W Uncas Rd, Port Townsend, Washington 98368. See the website for a price list, https://thedirtrichschool.org/ or call 360-379-1443.

 

January 31, 2017
WIC helps Jefferson County Families Make Ends Meet

As food costs and economic challenges mount, many young families turn to the Jefferson County Public Health. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplementary food program helps them close the gaps in a family food budget. It helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children to the age of five to eat well and stay healthy by providing healthy foods and personalized support.

The program provides organic fruits/vegetables, whole grain bread, breakfast cereals, milk, cheese, eggs, juice, baby foods and infant formula. The WIC food package can add $50-$100, per eligible family member, to your monthly budget. WIC highly encourages breastfeeding, with additional food for breastfeeding mothers.

Since 2000, the Jefferson County median household income of $46,651 has been at least $10,000 below the median for Washington State households, according to the 2014 Community Health Assessment. Lower incomes and higher cost of living here make it challenging for young families to make ends meet. A family of four with an income of $44,955 or less would qualify for WIC. Women, Infants and children that participate in Apple Health are income eligible for WIC.

Whether you are a parent staying home with a newborn, or someone working to meet the needs of your young family, WIC is here for you during this brief time when your kids are young. WIC also serves families with eligible foster kids and grandparents caring for their young grandchildren.

For more information or to enroll for WIC, call 360-385-9400 to schedule an appointment at the Port Townsend, Chimacum, or Quilcene clinic. For more information on programs or services provided by Jefferson County Public visit the website at www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org. For questions contact Karen Obermeyer, kobermeyer@co.jefferson.wa.us, 360-385-9400.

 

December 15, 2016

Court Decision Affects Building in County

A state Supreme Court decision affecting water rights has caused frustration among builders throughout the state. Counties now must now ensure that water is legally available before granting new building permits. The new rules affect hydrology restrictions such that new buildings will not be able to depend on wells for their water source as they have in the past.

The new rules are a response to the complaints of some residents and a group called Futurewise. It is aimed at protecting water quality, flow, and wildlife. Some counties have instituted rules requiring a hydraulic study to show that a new well will not affect streams or existing water rights.

Proponents maintain that the new rules make sense because they ensure that new buildings have legal and physically available water. Many consumers say that fulfilling the requirements is too expensive and nearly impossible to accomplish. Some complain that intensions to build on their properties have been scuttled by the ruling and has resulted in loss of money and dreams.

Across the state about 300,000 permit-exempt wells serving one million people exist. Between 2,000 and 8,000 new wells are added yearly.

 

December 15, 2016

Resources Available for Alzheimer Caregivers

For those caring for someone with memory loss who need information and support, Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn and share. Gain emotional support from others who are also a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Sequim Bible Church, 847 N Sequim Ave, Room 401, Sequim, WA 98382. For information call Carolyn Lindley at (360) 683-5294.

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

 

November 11, 2016

Art Gallery and Classes Open at the Old Alcohol Plant

The Old Alcohol Plant is currently booking 2017 art classes and gallery exhibitions.

Art Classes Currently Scheduled in 2017 (more coming):

  • Beaded Ring Class – Friday, January 13
  • Paper Flowers – Friday, February 3
  • Macramé Bracelet – Friday, February 10
  • Wirework Earrings – Friday, February 17
  • Stone Sculpting – Friday, June 4 – Sunday, June 6

First Saturday Art Walk Openings, Six Week Displays: Art Walk Openings and displays in the coming year are scheduled for January 7, March 4, May 6, July 1, September 2, and November 4. All dates are still available for exhibitors.

Display and Sell Art at the Alcohol Plant: The Alcohol Plant is seeking art by local artists with a Pacific Northwest/Puget Sound focus for display at bi-monthly openings in 2017. Work with OAP staff to choose an opening date that works for you (you must be present). OAP can sell pieces for you at 25 percent commission – set prices accordingly. Staff will promote your opening and have open gallery hours when guests and the public can view the work. Gift shop space is available. You are responsible for framing; we will help with hanging and signage.

To Teach a Class at the Alcohol Plant: The instructor sets the price per student; classroom space costs $200 and includes tables and chairs and set-up. We will promote the class and can run registration for the cost of processing fees, or you may run your own registration. Classroom fee is negotiable for students who book overnight stays while taking the class.

Email apalmer@oldalcoholplant.com to schedule a classroom or gallery tour and to discuss dates and other details.

 

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325. For information call Linda Whiteside at (206) 529-3875.

About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

 

February 13, 2016

Announcing the Port Ludlow Hiking Club Website

The Port Ludlow Hiking Club has a new website, http://www.portludlowhikingclub.com, to promote our club and showcase the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.  Developed by club member John Fillers, the website includes information and pictures of past hikes, a link to popular hikes, the Hiking Club schedules and other useful information for hikers.

The HIKES tab displays the last twelve hikes photographed by the club with captions describing the photos. The photos allow hikers to share their experience with family and friends and let members who did not participate in the hike see what they missed.

The TRAILS tab displays frequently used trails and can help prospective hikers know what to expect on a given hike.

Information about upcoming hikes can be found on the SCHEDULE page.  The ABOUT page gives the history of the hiking club and information on how to participate.  If you have any questions, please fill out the form on the CONTACT page.

 

 

February 10, 2016

Guidelines for Catastrophic Event Preparation

This is part a series of Disaster Preparedness articles prepared by Rob Stern, recently appointed PLVC Disaster Preparedness Director. This guideline and copies of disaster preparedness articles will also be available on the PLVC website, www.plvc.org

Are you prepared?

In the event of a catastrophic event it may take days for emergency help to arrive. Be a leader; know how to protect yourself, your family, and our community. In preparation for such an event, it is wise to follow these instructions.

Have a battery powered radio or television in order to monitor news broadcasts and civil defense information. But keep in mind that there may be conflicting reports during and immediately following a mass casualty event.

Do not rely on having electricity.

Purchase a 12v power converter. This will allow you to keep both your laptop and cell phone charged from your car’s 12-volt plug-in.

Use Text Messaging for necessary communications.  Text Messaging may work when other means of communications do not.

To have access to critical information from this Guide, print copies of whatever information you feel is relevant. Print and distribute your family contact plan — and keep it in a binder for immediate reference.

Keep your car’s gas tank at least half full. Service stations will not have electricity to pump gas.

Have some cash on hand with your emergency supplies — ATM and credit card transactions will not be working.

At a minimum keep a 72-hour supply of water and food on hand for each member of your family and for your pets, along with any prescription medications you may require.

The Emergency First Aid section in this guide is intended to help you keep someone alive until trained first responders arrive. Not providing immediate first aid, during the critical first hour, may result in the death of the victim.

If you are in the immediate area of a disaster — rely on the Disaster Preparedness Block Captains, police, fire, and other officials for instructions. If you are not in the immediate area — STAY OUT!

To prevent the spread of disease, wash your hands as often as possible. Consider using a hand disinfectant to save water.

For additional information:  http://www.911EMG.com.

 

Recycling in Jefferson County Has Changed! 

Jefferson County now accepts: 

Rigid plastic plant pots (12 inch maximum), buckets (limit of 3), tubs (dairy, margarine, salsa containers. Rinse containers. Do not put containers in plastic or paper bags.

Clear, brown, and green glass bottles and jars with or without labels. NO blue glass.

Mixed paper including mail catalogs, newspapers, toilet paper rolls, paper bags, phone books, magazines, paper boxes from cereal, shoes, eggs, etc., unwaxed cardboard. Please breakdown and flatten all cardboard boxes. 

Metal cans with no lids, clean aluminum cans, pans and foil

Plastic bottles and jugs without lids.

Jefferson County does not accept: 

Plastic lids and caps                            Juice cartons

Used paper coffee cups                      Food contaminated paper

Clam shells                                          Pet food bags

Plastic bags                                         Milk cartons

Crinkly plastic containers                    Waxed cardboard

Deli containers                                    Plastic silverware

Food storage bags                               Plastic wrap

Do not place in with recycled glass: 

Ceramics         Light bulbs      Pyrex glass      Window and mirror glass

Recycle these Special Cases at: 

All compact fluorescent bulbs and tubes – HHW facility in the PT Boat Haven

Plastic bags – local QFC or Safeway

Hazardous waste, such as paint, electronics, batteries, motor oil, herbicides, etc – call 360-385-9160 or go to https://solidwaste.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/mrw-collection-facility.pdf. 

Other Information: Skookum.org, 360-385-7678.

Port Ludlow recycling is located at the Village Center, 40 Village Way. It is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

Board of County Commissioners Meetings

Monday mornings, except fifth Mondays

BoCC Chambers, County Courthouse, Port Townsend.

Get an abbreviated agenda on Sunday in the Peninsula Daily News and a full agenda on the County website at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/.

Meetings are open to the public. Briefings by the Commissioners are followed by hearings, discussions and other business