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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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.

Food Bank Looks to Grocery-Store Setting

John and Sue Laird, co-managers of Tri-Area Food Bank, have announced plans for returning to a pre-pandemic grocery-store model, as a friendlier approach for clientele. To minimize Covid-19 exposure for the past year, clients have received a weekly pre-packaged bag of groceries. While this practice has helped hungry neighbors, it has not been considered ideal.

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Practical Life Care Planning and Estate Planning

Life care planning can help you to remain independent and protect your assets. Richard Tizzano and Tony Hinson will walk you through the legal issues on Tuesdays, July 6 and 20, at 11:30 a.m. Topics will include health care, Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care insurance, maintaining quality of life, aging in place, preserving wealth, estate plans, and supplemental needs trusts.

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Chamber Presents Awards and Welcomes Newcomers

The Chamber of Jefferson County recently honored local citizens for their community leadership. Awards were presented, via Zoom, to these individuals:

  • Business Leader of the Year – Ben Bauermeister, Skillmation
  • Citizen of the Year – Carol Hasse, Port Townsend Sails
  • Rising Entrepreneur – David Griswold, Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op
  • Young Professional of the Year – Taylor Webster, Cascade Community Connections
  • Future Business Leader Award (youth) – Nathaniel Ashford, Homeschool
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