Press Release from Washingto State Department of Agriculture
OLYMPIA – Two more detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza
(HPAI) H5N1, this time in Clallam County, make six affected flocks in
Washington state. With a half-dozen cases since the first confirmed
detection less than a week ago, biosecurity has never been more important
for bird owners.
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by Mary Ronen, Editor & Producion Manager
May is here and with it opportunities to get out and about. In this issue, find out about a plant sale and the opening of boating season. Golf begins in earnest. An art fair is coming up. There are also interesting articles about local wildlife. Our Spotlight this month is on Local 20/20, an all-volunteer, grassroots organization working toward local sustainability. Read these and more in the following pages.
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May 22, 2022, 4:00 PM
Continue reading “The 11th Annual Concert to Benefit Ugandan AIDS Orphans”
1st Presbyterian Church
1111 Franklin Street
Port Townsend, WA
Doors open at 3:30 PM
by Milt Lum, Staff Writer
Vivacious, intelligent, talented, and energetic were just a few of the adjectives associated with Martha Dawson at her memorial service in 2015. The great hall at the Bay Club was filled with community members who had been touched by her generous spirit and came to honor her.
Continue reading “Martha’s Book Club: A Short History and a Meeting Notice”
Port Townsend – Elevated levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Anderson Lake on Monday, April 25th. The toxin level is 1.30 micrograms per liter, which is just above the Washington State recreational criteria of 1 microgram per liter. The bloom of cyanobacteria in the lake contains toxin-producing species of algae, including Dolichospermum (formerly Anabaena) and Aphanizomenon. Anatoxin-a can result in illness and death in people and animals when ingested.
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Joe Holtrop, district manager of the Jefferson County Conservation District, will be speaking to the Port Ludlow Garden Club on Wednesday, May 18. The 11 am meeting will be held at the Beach Club.
Continue reading “Nature Landscaping Presentation”
Port Ludlow Digital Life (PLDL) is offering these two sessions at the Bay Club:
The All Things Digital group will be led by John Nuerenberg in a discussion called “Password Managers: Differences, Features, Benefits” on Monday, May 16, from 3 to 5 PM Participants should bring their computers with necessary power supply.
Continue reading “Password Management & Photography Classes”
by Marie Bogan, Staff Writer
As cities and civic organizations around the world struggle to address insufficient housing, one local non-profit decided to take on the challenge. Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) is building a 43-unit affordable- housing complex at Seventh and Hendricks streets in Port Townsend, near the shopping center with the QFC store and Jefferson County Public Health office.
Continue reading “7th Haven to Help with Housing Shortage”
by Keppie Keplinger, Public Information Officer, Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue
With the weather getting warmer, it’s likely you will be spending more time outside. This will be a good time to take a close look at your property to make it wildfire safe. Your local fire department is providing these guidelines:
Continue reading “Reducing the Risk of Wildfire at Home”