Moving It On

Updated by: by Maraiah Lynn Nadeau

Abbreviations are PT for Port Townsend, PH for Port Hadlock and PL for Port Ludlow. All area codes are 360 unless otherwise noted


• Goodwill, 602 Howard St., off Sims Way, PT, 385-6600, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.7 p.m.

• Adventist Thrift Shop, Uptown PT on Pierce St., cornerof Franklin, at the Better Living Center. Drop box locatedat side of building. Good, clean basic clothing, housewares, bedding, shoes accepted; no big stuff. Open 10a.m.-3 p.m. Tues. and Thursday.

• Olympic Trading Post, 10632 Rhody Drive, PH, 379-3648. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Accepts usable clothing, furniture, mattresses. Some items are given to the Chimacum Free Store.

• Habitat for Humanity Store, 2001 W. Sims Way, PT, 379-2827. Tue., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed.Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


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JCPH Gets New Doctor, New School Health Facility

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has a new provider, Dr. Melinda Bower, serving students in the Chimacum and Quilcene health centers. JCPH school-based centers are a partnership between Jefferson Healthcare and the school districts. They are located for student use at Port Townsend High School, Chimacum Middle and High School, and a newly opened Quilcene School District location.

Dr. Melinfa Bower
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Library Reports a Healthy Transition

Jefferson County Library has made steady progress on reopening in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and attributed its success to the public’s respect for safety protocols. Staff members reported their recent pleasure at seeing see new and familiar faces, hearing children laughing again inside the building, and receiving feedback on library changes. Although they are currently unable to provide meeting rooms or in-person events due to space limitations, they said they’re hopeful that will change soon. Below are additional updates:

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Discovery Bay Shellfish Closure

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA Recent shellfish samples taken from Discovery Bay were found to contain elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). As a result, the Washington State Department of Health has closed Discovery Bay beaches for shellfish harvest for all shellfish species. Danger signs have been posted at public access points warning people not to consume shellfish from this area.

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Marine Science Center Raises $123,634 at Virtual Auction

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is grateful to the many supporters who attended its first-ever online auction, “You, Me & The Salish Sea.” The March event, held in conjunction with the annual PTMSC fundraiser to promote scientific and educational programs for conservation of the Salish Sea, raised $123,634.

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