Now Playing: Concerts in the Woods

Editor’s Note: Last month the Voice ran a Spotlight article on Concerts in the Barn. The article below features another excellent music venue, Concerts in the Woods. So, whether you prefer classical, modern, traditional, nostalgic, or an eclectic mix of them all, the Voice can help you get your groove on.

Somewhere down at the “End of the Earth”—well, actually just 14 miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge on the little-known Toandos Peninsula—sits the quietly unassuming Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle, home of Concerts in the Woods. The music series was founded in 2009 by Coyle resident and long-time local music promoter/supporter Norm Johnson.

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SBCA Update and the 2020 – 2021 SBCA Year in Review

by Bartholomew Clark, SBCA President (July 15, 2020 – July 28, 2021)

Board Activity

Beginning with last year’s Annual Meeting, ending with our 2021 Meeting, and barring the possibility of yet another Special Meeting between the time of this writing and our 2021 Annual Meeting, the Board will have convened for a total of twenty-seven Regular and Special meetings. Much was accomplished during this difficult year despite constantly changing circumstances, pandemic-induced and otherwise.

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Update From the Manager

by Brian Belmont, General Manager

The Beach Club is open! It has been a long time coming but we are finally there!

Beginning July 6 our hours of operation were expanded to as follows:

Monday – Saturday

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information regarding swimming pool, spa, and gym usage, visit our website at LMC members are once again permitted to bring guests to the Beach Club. Pool and gym reservations are no longer required. Unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear masks while indoors except when in the water.

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Board Meeting Summary

by Sally Franzel, PLVC Secretary

At the July 1, 2021, Port Ludlow Village Council Board Meeting the following reports were given:

Diana Smeland—President, Port Ludlow Associates
Hospitality: the Fireside Restaurant has been impacted by the on-going shortage of staff. The restaurant will be closed to the general public Mondays and Tuesdays. Breakfast and a take-out dinner will still be offered to guests staying at the Inn. Washington State has 80,000 jobs available in the hospitality area. PLA continues to search for interested individuals including retirees and high school students and would appreciate any referrals.

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Jefferson County Hazardous Waste Disposal Site

(Adapted from the Jefferson Country website)

Jefferson Country has a disposal site for hazardous waste in the Port Townsend Boat Haven.

 It is called “The Moderate Risk Waste/Household Hazardous Waste Facility.” The County has a comprehensive program for dealing with leftover hazardous wastes such as lawn and garden products, fuels, paints, and many other items identified as being household hazardous waste, also termed “moderate risk waste.”

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Emergency Management Redundancy

by Bill Dean, Emergency Management Committee Chair

The Beach and Bay Clubs have been the designated Emergency Management Communication Centers for as long as anyone can remember. What would happen if either or both of those facilities were unavailable, under water, or blocked by trees fallen on the access roads after a disaster? Both clubs are at relatively low elevation above the water level of the Bay and could be at serious risk if the water level rose.  

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Local Financial Advisor Completes Advanced Training

Financial Advisor Rick Smith of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Port Ludlow has earned the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist. He recently completed a course of study offered through the Denver-based College for Financial Planning.

The program enhances investment professionals’ understanding of asset management and allocation strategies. A code of ethics is also part of the required curriculum. Smith’s office is located at 9526 Oak Bay Rd., Port Ludlow.