Dove House Advocacy Services – Rekindling Hopes and Dreams

by Bekka Bloom, Development

Last year, Dove House served approximately 550 Jefferson County residents across all services

We were unable to meet the meeds of 147 people who called our crisis line for emergency shelter because ours was full.

A mom with two children contacts Dove House late at night via our 24/7 Crisis Line and explains that she is feeling unsafe from her abusive spouse. Because of local donations, our advocates are able to arrange for her and her children to stay in a hotel room overnight.

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History of Centrum

by Bev Rothenborg, Staff Writer

woman working Centrum hosts over 200 artists-in-residence on its campus each year.

It was between 1961 and 1966 when the Washington State Arts Commission conceived the idea of a multi-purpose center to serve residents and visitors to the state. They investigated possibilities and nominated 22 potential sites. After site visitations, Fort Worden in Port Townsend won the official designation, and the site was deeded to the State Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Port Ludlow Art League

At an impromptu luncheon at the Port Ludlow Inn some 20 years ago, Phyliss Hansen, Jeanette Best, and Janice Gruber, along with several other local artists, discussed ways to share their artwork with the community.

It’s no surprise that artists are drawn to Port Ludlow. After all, the community offers a picturesque bay and marina, two delightful community gathering places, a beautiful 18-hole golf course, many scenic hiking trails, and a variety of activities that many community volunteers work hard to provide.

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Port Ludlow Village Council

by Mike Towner – PLVC Board Member and Chair, Communications Committee

We would like to shine a spotlight on the Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC). Those of you who have moved to Port Ludlow in the past two years may not be aware of what the PLVC does and how it serves our community. Others of you who have been here longer may also benefit from learning more about how the Board operates and the benefits we derive from its existence.

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A Rotary Year Unlike Any Other – East Jefferson Rotary Club Shines Amidst Pandemic

by Rick Smith, President, EJC Rotary

I can’t tell you how honored I am to have served as President of this great club over the past 12 months. I am extremely proud of the way the club has responded to the challenges that have resulted from the pandemic. It hasn’t been an easy task and the ability to socialize and converse in person, one of our club’s greatest strengths, was limited, yet we still managed to accomplish quite a bit over the last year to help those in need in the community.

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Jefferson Land Trust: Farms, Fish, and Forests Forever

by Rachel S. Imper, Guest Writer

Newcomers to Port Ludlow are often greeted with the phrase, “Welcome to paradise.” Although that greeting may be slightly overstated, most of us appreciate living here. Along with our friendly neighbors and rich history, the sparkling waters, forested mountains, farm-fresh produce, and abundant wildlife make us the envy of friends in traffic-choked urban areas. One organization that’s working hard to maintain our way of life here is Jefferson Land Trust.

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ECHHO – Making a Difference for 24 years

by Nancy Budd-Garvan, ECHHO Driver and Board Member

When Cynthia heard the word “Cancer,” her heart sank. When they told her she faced 30 days of radiation treatments at a center in Poulsbo and that someone would need to drive her there and back every day, she was overwhelmed. She had just recently moved to Port Ludlow, and due to the pandemic, hadn’t had an opportunity to get acquainted with people. So how was she going to get to Poulsbo and back, every day, for a month?!

Standing are ECHHO drivers Margie and Jim Gormly, with
Lenetta Johnson seated in the wheelchair.
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A Community Spirit Village

by Bev Rothenborg, Contributing Writer

As many of our readers are aware, the issue of homelessness in Jefferson County remains an ongoing challenge. Our cover photo this month calls attention to one of the many efforts by social service organizations, churches, and individuals to address this issue. Thanks to the combined efforts of Community United Methodist Church (CUMC), Olympic Community Action Program (OlyCAP), Bayside Housing, Boeing Bluebills, the Port Townsend School of Wooden Boat Building, and others we may have missed, twelve new housing units for low-income residents are now available in Port Hadlock. 

Pastor Scott Rosecrans Photos by Brian Jennings
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