Petroglyphs and Pictograms Across America

by Tim Rensema, Staff Writer

Orca at Wrangell, AK Petroglyph Beach
by Tim Rensema

In the January issue, I wrote an article on the carvings on rock of noted (and not so noted) travelers across the United States during the 1800s. I would like to do a follow-up with an article on the Native Indigenous tribes who settled across the Western Hemisphere. Interestingly enough, while not certain, recent findings in New Mexico have identified the time of settlement to be 21 to 23,000 years ago, quite a bit more than we were educated to believe while growing up (see the Economist, pg 70, Sept. 25, 2021). While we have the “Mounds” of the eastern United States that indicate that early natives were also well versed in construction, like the Mayans and Incas, west of the Mississippi we can find carvings and pictures of various events done by natives.

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Food Insecurity: A Big Problem, Even Here

by Evie Maxwell, Staff Writer

Proposed Food Center

Among their many projects to improve food security in Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Food Bank Association is now in the midst of planning a brand new food bank center in Quilcene. To be located at 161 Herbert St, the proposed new center is almost ready for building to start and, says Bach, “We hope to have it ready by this time next year.”

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by Scott W. Rosekrans, Pastor, Community United Methodist Church

Community United Methodist Church in Port Hadlock has designated the month of October as OCTOBERRRR, when we put out the call for warm clothing for those who come to shop at our General Store and Clothes Closet. For those who don’t know, we have been operating our clothes closet and food pantry out of the church for the past couple of years and have been open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. since January of 2021. In the month of August, we had 48 visits with an average of 12 people each Saturday.

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A Cacophony of Crows

by Milton Lum, Staff Writer

The noisy chatter of crows outside my bedroom window was distressing when I wasn’t ready to waken on a lazy summer morning. Crows had been frequent visitors in the past, but this year they seemed more intrusive and noisier. For the first time, I noticed a crow hanging on the suet feeder pecking through the tiny mesh openings designed for smaller songbirds. Having never observed one hanging from the suet feeder or attempting to perch on the squirrel-proof feeder to eke out seeds, this bird aroused my curiosity.

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The Day I Shook JFK’s Hand

by Janet Fiedler, Guest Writer

When I was a child, my father decided that we should start camping for our summer vacations. He was not a beach person, as his skin burned too easily. So, that meant we would head for the mountains or other attractions, away from beaches. As the rest of my family, grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins, all went to Stone Harbor, New Jersey, for two weeks, this definitely set us apart. But that’s another story.

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Edibles – Date and Walnut Cake

by Carol Riley, Staff Writer

Sometimes you come across a recipe that is just SO good you have to make it again and again. It’s so addictive that every time you go near the plate on the counter, where a fork at the ready is balanced on top of the plastic wrap, you take a piece. I’m going to share that recipe for Date and Walnut Cake. Some of you may have made it, but those of you who haven’t, and decide to try it, will be sending me thank you notes and flowers. Yes, it’s that good.

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Fabaceae Lupine

by Eline Lybarger, Staff Writer

Most gardeners enjoy our native Lupine in the wild, but avoid them in their garden where they grow for a year then bloom for a year. When they have finished blooming, they randomly spread their seeds where you may not want them. To deal with this you can let them go to seed, then pull out the unwanted plants or don’t let the plant go to seed, purchase seeds and plant them where you want them.

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Retirees Hike the Pacific Crest Trail Crest Trail

by Dave Cunningham, Staff Writer

Mike and Carol Raymond
at the Southern Terminus

Mike and Elaine Raymond, retired teachers living in Port Ludlow, are seasoned hikers with a passion for high-altitude adventure. The Voice recently interviewed them about their experience walking the legendary Pacific Crest Trail, which comprises 2,650 miles of rugged terrain. Less than four-tenths of one percent of hikers who start at the Mexican border have completed the journey at the Canadian border, and more than a dozen have died trying

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Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue—Then and Now

by Bret Black, Fire Chief

Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue responds to a variety of emergencies which include firefighting (both structural and wildland), medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, technical rescue, marine responses, hazardous materials releases and major disasters. We also have a robust fire safety program that performs life safety inspections, teaches home and wildfire safety and installs smoke detectors upon request for residents in need. Maintaining our skills and competencies for these varied missions is a constant challenge for a small fire district such as PLFR.

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tribute Band Comes to Port Ludlow

by Dave Cunningham, Staff Writer

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2 PM
The Bay Club
120 Spinnaker Place
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

Sixty-two years ago, a little-known band called Frankie Valli and the Four Lovers performed at a bowling alley in Union, New Jersey. The name of that bowling alley was the Four Seasons, and Valli liked it so much that he changed his band’s name to the Four Seasons. The rest is classic rock history.

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