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September 27, 2017

Free Legal & Estate Life Care Planning Seminar Offered

When:  Wednesday November 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Port Ludlow Bay Club

Richard Tizzano, is an expert in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Adult Guardianships, Personal Healthcare Crisis Management, Strategic Health Cost Risk Mitigation, and Sustainability of Care.

With 8000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, and more and more couples coming to his office in “crisis mode”, Richard felt he had to develop a means to reach seniors and their families, to help educate them on what their options are as they approach the next chapter of their lives.

His Life Care Planning seminars are designed to explore solutions to help you Age in Place, Protect Assets, and Remain Independent, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones.  He will provide a roadmap on Aging and Long Term Care.

Whether it’s your journey or you are along for the ride as an advocate for someone you love, the fear of traveling this unfamiliar path can be crippling, and Richard’s seminars are designed to help you take the first step onto this new road. The good news is that the pathways are predictable . . . and because they are predictable, they can be anticipated . . . and you can be adequately prepared.

Having the opportunity to be informed, organized and equipped will not only give you peace of mind, but give you hope and a healthy perspective for the journey. You will find Richard’s seminar insightful, humorous, and informative. As seating is limited, please reserve your spot today at or call 360-779-5551.


August 2, 2017

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Caregiver Support Group

Are you, or is someone you know, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

There is help available. 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 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Tri Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, in Chimacum. For information call Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186.

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


July 30, 2017

Fall ‘Advanced Growing Groceries’ Course offered by WSU Extension Master Gardeners

Are you interested in learning more about growing your own vegetables?

WSU Master Gardeners are presenting “Advanced Growing Groceries” classes this Fall. Class participants will dig deeper into vegetable gardening by exploring topics such as seed saving, building healthy soil, permaculture, winter and early spring gardening, pest management, and much more!  You will also have many opportunities to practice hands-on skills and have your specific questions answered by enthusiastic local gardeners.

This seven week class will take place on Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) in the WSU Port Hadlock classroom.  In addition, there will be a movie night and three Saturday afternoons (1-4 pm) field trips.  Classes begin September 26th and run through November 7th.  Class size is limited so participants need to sign up early. Cost is $88 and scholarships are available. Download registration HERE or sign-up through brown paper tickets at

Questions? Please contact at Bridget Gregg, or 360-379-5610 x 210.


Dermatology Team joins Jefferson Healthcare

Dr. Claire Haycox and Leah Layman, ARNP join Jefferson Healthcare and bring high quality dermatological services to the community.  The dermatology team will see patients in the Jefferson Healthcare Dermatology Clinic at 834 Sheridan Street, as well as at the Port Ludlow Clinic at 89 Breaker Lane.

Dr. Haycox is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  She graduated from the University of Washington with a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and completed her medical degree at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine.  Leah Layman, ARNP attended the University of Florida for her postgraduate studies.  Dr. Haycox and Nurse Practitioner Layman have a proven track record of strong teamwork, having worked together for the past two years in Florida.  When Dr. Haycox was recruited to Jefferson Healthcare, she asked Nurse Practitioner Layman to join her.  “We are more than colleagues, we’re friends.  We work well together and know that our patients benefit from that closeness,” Nurse Practitioner Layman says.  “We are a full-service practice for the whole family.  Every generation has its own set of skin needs that we can tend to,” adds Dr. Haycox.

Call 360.379.2249 to learn more about Jefferson Healthcare dermatology.  Or, talk to your Primary Care Provider and ask about a referral for your unique skincare needs.


June 13, 2017



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 For questions contact Karen Obermeyer,, 360-385-9400.


February 13, 2016

Announcing the Port Ludlow Hiking Club Website

The Port Ludlow Hiking Club has a new website,, 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,

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:


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 

Other Information:, 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

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