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Love from Japan

June 1, 2017 by bluegullinn

Love from Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love from Japan! We receive many comments from our guest over the past 2o years. Here is just one example from a Mom and Daughter that stayed with us just yesterday. In each guest room we have a diary book for guest to make write comments in. Over the years we have seen many comments in these books. Everything from how great their stay at our in was, to great places to dine and what to see and do in the area. We hope you can visit the Blue Gull Inn Bed & Breakfast and share your comments in our diary. You can make a reservation right on line at www.bluegullinn.com or just give us a call at 360-379-3241. Port Townsend is known for great dining, shopping and FUN. For a list of things to see and do in Port Townsend, WA. Check out www.enjoypt.com.

Thank you so much for staying with us and your nice comments!

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

 

 

The ND Hill House is also the Blue Gull Inn B&B

Nathaniel D. Hill House

Built: 1868

Location: 1310 Clay Street Uptown Port Townsend, WA

The ND Hill House was built by the Hill Family in 1868. It is one of the first homes built in Port Townsend, WA. Port Townsend was incorporated in 1851 and is one of the oldest cities in Washington State. Dr. Hill was the local Pharmacist, owning the ND Hill & Sons Pharmacy. He had locations in both downtown and at one point in Uptown as well. Keep in mind that in that time period a pharmacy would also sell what we call hardware today. The ND Hill building still stands today on the corner of Water and Quincy streets, in downtown Port Townsend, WA. ND Hill became one of the most successful and well-respected men to live in what was the Washington Territory. He was the first manufacturer of medicinal drugs. ND Hill was a very hard working businessman and became in many commercial businesses. For example, banking, railroads, saw mills, hardware, and telegraph companies. He was a territorial representative and County Commissioner. He became one of the leaders in the drive for Statehood in Washington.

 

ND Hill came to Port Townsend in 1868 with his wife, Sallie Hazeltine Haddock Hill and their two sons, Robert Crosby Hill and Howard Hazeltine Hill.

 

It is hard to imagine the ND Hill House was built 3 years after the end of the Civil War in the United States.

 

The Hill Family resided in the home at 1310 Clay Street for 90 years until 1958. At that time the house was sold by Hill’s granddaughter, Sally Hill. She was the last family member to live in the house. She was an elderly woman by that time, who had returned to Port Townsend to care for her father, Howard Hill who was 90 years old. No longer able to climb stairs, he slept on a day bed in the dining room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race 2 Alaska

May 4, 2017 by bluegullinn

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PRE-RACE RUCKUS

Teams are here because they are going racing. You’re here to see the start of crazy.
Join us in celebrating why this race is a stupid worth doing.

Port Townsend School of Woodworking

June 20, 2016 by bluegullinn

Visit Port Townsend in June

June 10, 2016 by bluegullinn

Port Townsend Bay

Port Townsend Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Port Townsend in June. Port Townsend is all abuzz with excitement about super-cool events this month. We’re serving up something for every appetite—with a cycling ride from Fort to Fort, to the Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Hootenanny, to the Tastes of Port Townsend event for foodies. We know you’ll love the adventure of surprise and delight when you join the fun!

And for those of you craving all things maritime, start the month off with Key City Public Theatre’s “Shipwrecked!” Catch your breath when the wind fills the sails of the stunning wooden boats in the Classic Mariners’ Regatta, and be part of the exhilarating send-off of the participants in the incredible 2nd Annual Race to Alaska!

Key City Public Theatre presents Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)—an epic entertainment by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Marguilies, running from June 2 through July 3, 2016. Prepare to be swept away in a high seas adventure, populated by a monstrous man-eating octopus, flying wombats, giant sea turtles, cannibals, and buried treasure—“a story all the more remarkable because every word is true!”

The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. This audacious autobiographer and entertainer blurs the line between fact and fiction, enrapturing the audience in a story of the high seas. “The breathless story of a seafaring wanderer springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book.” –The New York Times. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

The Classic Mariners’ Regatta, June 3-5, 2016, is beautiful wooden boats, high-caliber sailors racing their hearts out, and a friendly atmosphere that is more pot luck than yacht club. Since 1984, the Classic Mariners’ Regatta has animated Port Townsend Bay with the Wooden Boat Foundation spirit that is quintessentially Port Townsend. With hand-sewn award pennants and dinner in the Wooden Boat Foundation boat shop, this is a regatta weekend not to miss.

This event draws classic wooden boats from across the state to race, rub elbows and celebrate the beauty of wooden boats.

The weekend kicks off with a welcoming gathering on Friday night. Saturday brings two races, the first starting at noon and the second one commencing immediately after. The final sailboat race will start at noon on Sunday and the weekend concludes with an awards ceremony at 5pm pm. www.nwmaritime.org/events/classic-mariners-regatta/
Photo by Elizabeth Becker/Seaport Photography

The Port Townsend Main Street Program celebrates the Tastes of Port Townsend on June 9, 2016 from 5-8pm. This delicious event will take place at the Northwest Maritime Center in downtown Port Townsend. Foodies will enjoy tasty samples from 14 restaurants and dessert spots, two breweries, two wineries, and two cideries.

“We are thrilled with the response of the participating restaurants and artisan beverage makers. They were enthusiastic about the new format. It will be more of an evening party centered on local tastes which reflect our amazing culinary scene,” says Mari Mullen, executive director of the Port Townsend Main Street Program. This event is a fundraiser for the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the historic districts Uptown and Downtown. This is a 21+ event, please bring valid ID. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.ptmainstreet.org.

Tour de Forts 2016 is a beautiful ride that takes cyclists of all ages and abilities on a scenic and historic trip around the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula on June 5, 2016. Along the way, stop and take in the view at up to three old seaside forts that have been converted to beautiful state parks. Cyclists will also get to enjoy the first day of the Chimacum Farmers market, and browse fresh produce from local farms as they hydrate and snack. Routes include a 35-mile, 62-mile, and 100-mile options, as well as a shorter “fun ride” for beginning bikers. Multiple water and snack stops are provided and you can look forward to festivities at the end! To register, go towww.tourdeforts.org.

The Brass Screw Confederacy occupies Port Townsend June 10-12, 2016, with the steamiest, zaniest, most creative Steampunk event to date. This is “Year 5,” a celebration of the bodger and the Patent: Approved year. Step into the Bodgers’ Grand Exhibition where makers and mad genius display their marvelous contraptions and creative skills. Imagine your high school science fair unburdened of such vulgar constraints as physics or reality. Steampunk Hovercraft, tanks, and a great variety of other contraptions to discover, plus…

As in years past, the Brass Screw Confederacy aims to rock you back on your boot heels and steam up your goggles. They’re bringing you the hottest Saturday night Hootenanny ever, featuring The Cog Is Dead from Daytona Beach, FL and Seattle’s steamiest Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Perennial favorites including Tactical Croquet, burlesque, the amply expanded Bazaar of the Bizarre, the Brass Screw Chautauqua, bands, magic and mayhem galore! Tickets available at the 607 Water Street. Seewww.brass-screw.org for a list of times, locations and schedule of events.
Photo by Nick Reid

The Race to Alaska (R2AK) was born in the spirit of tradition, exploration and the lawless self-reliance that defines the sea-faring journey through the Inside Passage. 750 miles. No motors. No support. All the way to Alaska. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind-powered race. First place is $10,000 and second place is a set of steak knives.

The race starting horn blares at 6am on Thursday, June 23, 2016, with public viewing areas open at the Northwest Maritime Center.

R2AK is like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, or being run down by a freighter, or being swallowed by a whirlpool. There are squalls, killer whales and tidal currents that run upwards of 20 miles per hour. There’s also some of the most beautiful scenery on earth—as well as a wicked block party to kick the insanity off!

The night before, the R2AK Pre-Race Ruckus is Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 3-8pm. The Ruckus is free and open to everyone. Beyond great food, drinks, and Seattle soul band Down North performing, the Ruckus will also feature a fire-hose rodeo, various feats of strength, free R2AK tattoos (yep, the permanent kind), and your chance to check out all the amazing race boats—including a 70’ trimaran that may very well break the world record for fastest time to Alaska! To join the fun and track the boats once they’re en route, go to www.r2ak.com.

A Few Upcoming Events this Summer—Save the Dates!

For your kids when you’re visiting:

Free Fridays at the Fort: Free music during the lunch hour at Fort Worden; July 1-August 5

The 2nd Annual “Old School” 4th of July at Fort Worden

The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, July 3-10

Concerts on the Dock, July 14-September 1, every Thursday from 5-7pm downtown

Jazz Port Townsend, July 24-31

Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, July 31-August 7

Olympic Music Festival at Fort Worden, July 16 & 17, August 13-September 11

We can’t wait to welcome you to Port Townsend and enjoy everything Port Townsend this summer!

 

Events June 2016 – Port Townsend, WA

June 5, 2016 by bluegullinn

Port Townsend

Port Townsend

 

June is Jumpin’ with Fun You Won’t Want to Miss!

Events June 2016 – Port Townsend, WA. Port Townsend is all abuzz with excitement about super-cool events this month. We’re serving up something for every appetite—with a cycling ride from Fort to Fort, to the Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Hootenanny, to the Tastes of Port Townsend event for foodies. We know you’ll love the adventure of surprise and delight when you join the fun!

And for those of you craving all things maritime, start the month off with Key City Public Theatre’s “Shipwrecked!” Catch your breath when the wind fills the sails of the stunning wooden boats in the Classic Mariners’ Regatta, and be part of the exhilarating send-off of the participants in the incredible 2nd Annual Race to Alaska!

shipwrecked

Key City Public Theatre presents Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)—an epic entertainment by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Marguilies, running from June 2 through July 3, 2016. Prepare to be swept away in a high seas adventure, populated by a monstrous man-eating octopus, flying wombats, giant sea turtles, cannibals, and buried treasure—“a story all the more remarkable because every word is true!”

The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. This audacious autobiographer and entertainer blurs the line between fact and fiction, enrapturing the audience in a story of the high seas. “The breathless story of a seafaring wanderer springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book.” –The New York Times. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

regatta

The Classic Mariners’ Regatta, June 3-5, 2016, is beautiful wooden boats, high-caliber sailors racing their hearts out, and a friendly atmosphere that is more pot luck than yacht club. Since 1984, the Classic Mariners’ Regatta has animated Port Townsend Bay with the Wooden Boat Foundation spirit that is quintessentially Port Townsend. With hand-sewn award pennants and dinner in the Wooden Boat Foundation boat shop, this is a regatta weekend not to miss.

This event draws classic wooden boats from across the state to race, rub elbows and celebrate the beauty of wooden boats.

The weekend kicks off with a welcoming gathering on Friday night. Saturday brings two races, the first starting at noon and the second one commencing immediately after. The final sailboat race will start at noon on Sunday and the weekend concludes with an awards ceremony at 5pm pm. www.nwmaritime.org/events/classic-mariners-regatta/

Photo by Elizabeth Becker/Seaport Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Becker/Seaport Photography

The Port Townsend Main Street Program celebrates the Tastes of Port Townsend on June 9, 2016 from 5-8pm. This delicious event will take place at the Northwest Maritime Center in downtown Port Townsend. Foodies will enjoy tasty samples from 14 restaurants and dessert spots, two breweries, two wineries, and two cideries.

“We are thrilled with the response of the participating restaurants and artisan beverage makers. They were enthusiastic about the new format. It will be more of an evening party centered on local tastes which reflect our amazing culinary scene,” says Mari Mullen, executive director of the Port Townsend Main Street Program. This event is a fundraiser for the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the historic districts Uptown and Downtown. This is a 21+ event, please bring valid ID. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.ptmainstreet.org.

tour-deforts

Tour de Forts 2016 is a beautiful ride that takes cyclists of all ages and abilities on a scenic and historic trip around the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula on June 5, 2016. Along the way, stop and take in the view at up to three old seaside forts that have been converted to beautiful state parks. Cyclists will also get to enjoy the first day of the Chimacum Farmers market, and browse fresh produce from local farms as they hydrate and snack. Routes include a 35-mile, 62-mile, and 100-mile options, as well as a shorter “fun ride” for beginning bikers. Multiple water and snack stops are provided and you can look forward to festivities at the end! To register, go towww.tourdeforts.org.

brass-screw2

 

The Brass Screw Confederacy occupies Port Townsend June 10-12, 2016, with the steamiest, zaniest, most creative Steampunk event to date. This is “Year 5,” a celebration of the bodger and the Patent: Approved year. Step into the Bodgers’ Grand Exhibition where makers and mad genius display their marvelous contraptions and creative skills. Imagine your high school science fair unburdened of such vulgar constraints as physics or reality. Steampunk Hovercraft, tanks, and a great variety of other contraptions to discover, plus…

As in years past, the Brass Screw Confederacy aims to rock you back on your boot heels and steam up your goggles. They’re bringing you the hottest Saturday night Hootenanny ever, featuring The Cog Is Dead from Daytona Beach, FL and Seattle’s steamiest Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Perennial favorites including Tactical Croquet, burlesque, the amply expanded Bazaar of the Bizarre, the Brass Screw Chautauqua, bands, magic and mayhem galore! Tickets available at the 607 Water Street. Seewww.brass-screw.org for a list of times, locations and schedule of events.

Photo by Nick Reid

Photo by Nick Reid

The Race to Alaska (R2AK) was born in the spirit of tradition, exploration and the lawless self-reliance that defines the sea-faring journey through the Inside Passage. 750 miles. No motors. No support. All the way to Alaska. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind-powered race. First place is $10,000 and second place is a set of steak knives.

The race starting horn blares at 6am on Thursday, June 23, 2016, with public viewing areas open at the Northwest Maritime Center.

R2AK is like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, or being run down by a freighter, or being swallowed by a whirlpool. There are squalls, killer whales and tidal currents that run upwards of 20 miles per hour. There’s also some of the most beautiful scenery on earth—as well as a wicked block party to kick the insanity off!

The night before, the R2AK Pre-Race Ruckus is Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 3-8pm. The Ruckus is free and open to everyone. Beyond great food, drinks, and Seattle soul band Down North performing, the Ruckus will also feature a fire-hose rodeo, various feats of strength, free R2AK tattoos (yep, the permanent kind), and your chance to check out all the amazing race boats—including a 70’ trimaran that may very well break the world record for fastest time to Alaska! To join the fun and track the boats once they’re en route, go to www.r2ak.com.


A Few Upcoming Events this Summer—Save the Dates!

For your kids when you’re visiting:

NightattheMuseum

Free Fridays at the Fort: Free music during the lunch hour at Fort Worden; July 1-August 5

The 2nd Annual “Old School” 4th of July at Fort Worden

The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, July 3-10

Concerts on the Dock, July 14-September 1, every Thursday from 5-7pm downtown

Jazz Port Townsend, July 24-31

Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, July 31-August 7

Olympic Music Festival at Fort Worden, July 16 & 17, August 13-September 11

We can’t wait to welcome you to Port Townsend and enjoy everything Port Townsend this summer!

Events – May 2016

May 5, 2016 by bluegullinn

Events – May 2016

Welcome to Rhody!

The 2016 Rockin’ Rhody Grand Parade Application is now available.
Please click here to download the application.

The application must be returned no later than May 6th, 2016.
The Grand Parade will be held on May 21, 2016 beginning at 1pm.

Please welcome your 2016 Rhody Royalty

Royalty

AMBASSADOR ERYN REIERSON, PRINCESS KAYLA CALHOUN, QUEEN FIONA SHAFFER AND PRINCESS MORGAN WILFORD

Events – MAY 2016. The Rhody Festival in Port Townsend is always held the 3rd weekend of May.
The 2016 Festival Grand Parade will be on May 21st.

The 2016 Rockin’ Rhody Grand Parade Application is now available.
Please click here to download the application.

The application must be returned no later than May 6th, 2016.
The Grand Parade will be held on May 21, 2016 beginning at 1pm.

Please welcome your 2016 Rhody Royalty

Royalty

AMBASSADOR ERYN REIERSON, PRINCESS KAYLA CALHOUN, QUEEN FIONA SHAFFER AND PRINCESS MORGAN WILFORD


The Rhody Festival in Port Townsend is always held the 3rd weekend of May.
The 2016 Festival Grand Parade will be on May 21st.

 

 

Farms, Films, Music & Theater await!
Save the date for upcoming events in May:

May 8

May 16-21

May 22

May 28

We look forward to seeing you in Port Townsend in April!

 

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May 2016 Events NW Maritime Center

May 4, 2016 by bluegullinn

NW Maritime Center

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May 2016 Events NW Maritime Center

May 2016 Events NW Maritime Center
STEM TO STERN
News from the Northwest Maritime Center
MAY ISSUE
  • GiveBIG
  • “By Hand and Eye” with Jim Tolpin
  • Register now for US Sailing Courses
  • Downsizing Your Boat Gear?
  • Volunteer for R2AK and Wooden Boat Festival
  • Register now for Marine Weather
  • School Programs are Sailing into Spring!
  • Official Start of Western Flyer Tours
  • Classic Mariners’ Regatta
  • Boating Season Opening Day
  • Sea Shanties Song Circle
  • Save the Date: Navigator Brunch
giveBIG today!
Friday, May 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  
Today your donations and membership contributions can have an even greater impact. Join thousands of supporters from our community and beyond for giveBIG, an online charitable giving event. Thank you for creating powerful maritime experiences!
By Hand and Eye:
A Presentation by Jim Tolpin
Friday, May 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Free, No RSVP required
Before standardized rulers and measurements, pre-industrial artisans used dividers, a square, their hands, and eyes. In Jim Tolpin’s book, “By Hand & Eye”, he explores this ancient method of design, tapping into our human intuition rather than numbers. Join us on May 13 in the WBF Boatshop for a presentation by Jim Tolpin.
Register Now for Sailing Courses
Summer is on its way and it’s time to register for summer sailing courses! Experienced U.S. Sailing instructors, year-round wind, and a beautiful waterfront location surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade Mountains combine to make the Northwest Maritime Center’s Basic Keelboat Program one of the best and most beautiful in the region. Experience sailing for the first time or take your skills to the next level!
Downsizing Your Boat Gear? 
Marine Thrift is Port Townsend’s new resource for affordable boat gear. And so far, it has been a hit!
Marine Thrift uses contributions of boat gear to help support the Maritime Center’s mission, so please keep us in mind when you’re cleaning out your garages and boats.
Contributions can be made Thursday-Saturday at Marine Thrift (315-B Haines Place), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or at the Wooden Boat Chandlery, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the NWMC!
Marine Thrift needs a volunteer to help with identification and valuation of items. If you can help, please contact volunteer@nwmaritime.org.
Volunteer Signups for R2AK & Wooden Boat Festival Coming in May


Volunteer shift signups are on their way. Watch your email for updates on opening day for signups. Need to join our volunteer email list? Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@nwmaritime.org or call 360.385.3628 x115 to be added to the list.
Register Now for Marine Weather 
May 21-22, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
The Marine Weather course teaches the practical application of both atmospheric science and oceanography in relation to sailing. Whether you’re planning a day sail or a long distance voyage, sail safer and faster with a better understanding of the weather. May’s classes will be taught by David Wilkinson.
 
School Programs Sailing into Spring!
Bravo Team, PTHS Vessel Operations Class, Girls Boat Project, and Catlin Gabel School have all been getting out on the water this spring. In March the Catlin Gabel School from Portland piloted a new partner program with the Schooner Martha and Longboats.
Starting in May the campus will be bustling with Maritime Discovery Programs for Quilcene, Chimacum, and Port Townsend. Mark your calendars for June 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m. for the Maritime Discovery Program community presentation and celebration.
Western Flyer Tours Begin May 7
Summer Tour Schedule:
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come witness the full restoration of the boat made famous by John Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez. Docents will be available to give free guided tours on Saturdays and discuss the restoration on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

2016 Classic Mariners’ Regatta
June 3-5
Entry Fee: $50/boat
Mark it on your calendars, the Classic Mariners’ Regatta is coming the first week of June! Register your wooden sailboat now for this eye-catching race.

Register for the Classic Mariners’ Regatta now!

Boating Season Opening Day Parade
Saturday, May 7
 
The Port Townsend Yacht Club will host the annual Opening Day Boat Parade and other community events on May 7. Join us at the Northwest Maritime Center to watch the waterfront parade, and don’t miss the Boat U.S. Concert with Lobo del Mar on the NWMC commons.
Want to join the parade? RSVP here and learn more about all the Opening Day events.
Sea Shanties Song Circle  
May 11, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Northwest Maritime Center
Sea Shanties Song Circle is the second Wednesday of each month. This is a free family-friendly event!
Save the Date: Navigator Brunch 
Saturday, July 23
Free, RSVP Required
Attracting both long-time supporters and new friends, the
Navigator Brunch is a celebration of our mission and the people who help bring it to life. It’s an inspiring fundraiser and a fun way to get to know the organization. After all, we do kick things off with mimosas. 2016’s theme is Momentumjoin us on July 23rd and find out why!
Call Len Maranan-Goldstein at 360.385.3628 x111 or email brunch@nwmaritime.orgfor more information.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 3 GiveBIG – more info
May 7 Boating Season Opening Day – more info
May 7 Western Flyer Tours Official Start Date
May 13 “By Hand and Eye” with Jim Tolpin
June 3 Maritime Discovery Program Community Showcase
June 3-5 Classic Mariners’ Regatta – more info
June 11-12 Pocket Yacht Palooza – more info
June 22 R2AK Pre-Race Ruckus
June 23 Race to Alaska Start – more info
July 23 Navigator Brunch – more info
September 9-11 Wooden Boat Festival – more info
MAKE POWERFUL MARITIME EXPERIENCES POSSIBLE

Rhody Run 2016

April 24, 2016 by bluegullinn

Rhody Run 2016

RACE STARTS 11:00am, May 22, 2016!

“The Run that Cares for the Runner”

Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run

"The Run that Cares for the Runner"

RACE STARTS 11:00am, May 22, 2016!

The Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run will be celebrating its 38th year in 2016 and is one of the Northwest’s best-loved races. Although we’ve grown a lot since the first Rhody Run in 1979, this race is still very much a community event. From the hundreds of volunteers who help out as race officials to the throngs of local residents who line the streets to cheer on every runner, we are both proud of and humbled by the enthusiastic community support that we receive year after year. Without this support the Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run would be impossible.

About Rhody Run

Rhody Run Individual Registration

REGISTRATION

Online Registration for individuals closes at 5pm PDT on May 14, 2016! Click Above!

Rhody Run Team Registration

TEAMS

Click the link above if interested in registering as a TEAM for the Jefferson Healthcare cup.

Rhody Run Facebook Page

FACEBOOK

Our active facebook page will keep you up to date with all the happenings, results, changes etc. about the Run.

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  • “The Run that Cares for the Runner”

If you would like to become a sponsor, please email us at: ptrhodyrun@gmail.com

April Main Street – Port Townsend

April 15, 2016 by bluegullinn

  • April Main Street – Port Townsend

April News Update from the Port Townsend Main Street Program
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News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography
Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography

APRIL EVENTS–Uptown, Downtown, it’s our Town!

April Main Street – Port Townsend. Merchants, sign up now for “Art Wave” an inspiring exhibit of over 400 pieces of children’s artwork created in the Port Townsend School District in grades K-12 displayed through the month of May in businesses in the Uptown and Downtown historic districts. Host a donation jar in your store and help raise more money for art education in the Port Townsend schools.Click Here to Sign Up.

Through May 1, Key City Public Theatre “Women in Jeopardy,” Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy.

April 15, Port Townsend Main Street “LENT” Microloan Fund Low Interest Loan Program deadline. This microloan fund offers a tool for historic district businesses to offset financial impacts from emergency situations, though business development proposals will be considered.  Click here for more information.

April 20, Wooden Boat Wednesday at the Northwest Maritime Center.

April 23, Main Street Earth Day Spring Clean Up, Sponsored by The Boiler Room! Volunteers needed! Join us at Adams Street Park at 9 am for painting, gardening and sprucing up downtown. Adams Street Park is at Adams and Water Street, adjacent to Nifty Fifties Restaurant. Thanks to The Boiler Room and the City of Port Townsend for Earth Day Spring Clean Up support. Call the Port Townsend Main Street office at 385-7911 for more information.


April 23, Port Townsend Rotary Auction supporting Supporting Dove House, serving victims & survivors of domestic violence .

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April 23, Marine Thrift Swap Meet, organized by the NWMC is from 8 am to 1 pm at The Port Townsend Boat Haven. Bring your cash and stock up on used tools, hardware, supplies, and more.

April 27-May 1, Centrum Choro Workshop.

NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK


Have you pledged yet? KPTZ 91.9’s Spring Fund Drive runs through April 16. KPTZ is community radio by you, for you. Please call and pledge during the drive at (360)554-4430 or donate online at www.kptz.org

The Jefferson County Historical Society will hold a Volunteer Fair on Saturday April 16 from noon until 3:00 pm in the Pope Marine Park Building.  Interested individuals are invited to drop in, enjoy refreshments, meet staff and board members, and learn about volunteering at JCHS. JCHS president Chris Prescott said, “Whatever your talents, we can utilized them. It’s a great way to have fun and preserve our history at the same time.”


Happy 16th Anniversary to The Perfect Season! To celebrate, they will be having a 20% off sale, drawings and refreshments the weekend of April 22-24th! Congratulations on 16 years Regina!


New driving school in town! Welcome Apollo Driving Academy, located in The CoLab, 237 Taylor Street. Next class starts April 20th. More details atwww.apollodrivingacademy.com.

Jane Dough Shortbread is now located on Taylor Street! Look for her business opening very soon at 213 Taylor St. and try out her delicious shortbread.


Shirvan Rug Gallery will be having their grand opening ribbon cutting on April 28th at 1 pm! Please stop by the store to see beautiful Oriental Rugs, Fine Turkish Jewelry and other Accessories! They also offer restoration, repair and cleaning of rugs. Welcome to Port Townsend Adem and Birgul Solak.


Artist Don Tiller is back on Water Street with the 839 Pop Up Gallery in the historic Hastings Building through August!

SPONSORS ON THE DOCK!
Well, we have a fabulous line-up for this summer, thanks to Dominic Svornich, our music programmer. These community concerts are made possible by generous businesses. Only a few spaces left, if you are interested in sponsoring this year, please call the Main Street office at 385-7911 for details. Thank you!
Have a special event coming up, anniversary or news you would like us to share? SEND US YOUR NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK to admin@ptmainstreet.org— Thank you!

LOOKING AHEAD

May is “Art Wave” Month!! An inspiring exhibit of over 400 pieces of children’s artwork created in the Port Townsend School District in grades K-12 displayed through the month of May in businesses in the Uptown and Downtown historic districts. Host a donation jar in your store and help raise more money for art education in the Port Townsend schools. Click here to sign up!

Hanging Flower Basket Program starts in May! The baskets are ordered through Henery’s Garden Center, they will be sending order forms to businesses that have ordered baskets in the past. If you are interested in ordering baskets, please call 385-3354 or email henerysgardencenter@olypen.com and they will send you an order form. The Port Townsend Main Street Program hires an independent gardening assistant to make sure the baskets will receive top care and attention for the season, 21 weeks! This includes securing the baskets to discourage theft, watering, fertilizing and maintaining the flowers. We offer this maintenance option to those businesses which find it easier to use an outside service for the season.  Pricing sheet here or call the PTMS office at 385-7911 for details.

Do You Love Port Townsend?

Become a member of the Port Townsend Main Street Program today! Friends of Main Street Memberships are $50/year, it’s not just for businesses, it’s for everyone.

THANK YOU to our Friends of Main Street members,  we appreciate your support! 
Mari Friend
Kathi Presti
Jan and Michael Gertley
Tina Summers

MAIN STREET TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Washington State has reached its cap for 2016! Thank you to the following who were able to pledge to Port Townsend for the 2016 Main Street Tax Incentive Program.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all the participants in the 2015 Main Street Tax Incentive Program.


Thank you Mount Baker Block Building!
Mount Baker Block Building
211 Taylor Street, Suite #15A
Port Townsend, Washington 98368
mountbakerblock@olypen.com

The Mount Baker Block Building. The century old Mount Baker Block Building, located in historic downtown Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington, features 50,000 square feet of office, financial and retail space. It is located on Water and Taylor Street, which is the busiest and most popular intersection in the city.

Built by Port Townsend’s first mayor, Charles Eisenbeis, the Mount Baker Block Building is Port Townsend’s tallest building with a handicapped accessible elevator. Situated in the heart of a Victorian era downtown, it offers spectacular panoramic views, a virtual high tech environment and proximity to a full range of support businesses and transportation corridors. It is ideally suited for today’s high technology industries, with lease rates less than half of metropolitan Seattle areas.

Thank you for putting your state B&O tax dollars to work here in our community and simultaneously benefiting your business. We appreciate it very much!

Commercial Space available in the Historic Districts

Mezzanine level space for rent in the James & Hastings Building, 940 Water St., $450/month – contact Lois for more information (360)385-6131

PRIME WATER STREET RETAIL SPACE
1034 Water Street – 1350 sq. ft. retail space, approximately $1.50/sq. ft. Tall ceilings, small storage space. Parking available. Contact Beverly at 360-774-0802.

Pop-up Space available in the historic Hastings Building at Taylor & Water.

Retail Opportunities in Flagship Landing
Click here to see more about spaces available
at Flagship Landing

For available spaces Uptown and Downtown 
visit The Port Townsend Main Street Program’s website here.

The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1985.

“Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts, while maintaining our small town quality of life.”

211 Taylor St. Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-7911
www.ptmainstreet.org

Port Townsend Main Street

April 4, 2016 by bluegullinn

News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography
APRIL EVENTS–Uptown, Downtown, it’s our Town!


April 7-May 1, Key City Public Theatre “Women in Jeopardy,” Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy.


April 9-11, Port Townsend Film Festival Focus: Women & Film. Eleven contemporary films by the best independent filmmakers working today. Six film professionals for Q&A after their screenings, and a filmmakers’ roundtable on Saturday night, moderated by human rights poet and film scholar, Susan Rich.

April 9, Wooden Boat Festival Spring Symposium

Also April 9, 16th Annual 4X4 Expo at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

April 15, Port Townsend Main Street “LENT” Microloan Fund Low Interest Loan Program deadline. This microloan fund offers a tool for historic district businesses to offset financial impacts from emergency situations, though business development proposals will be considered.  Click here for more information.

April 20Wooden Boat Wednesday at the Northwest Maritime Center.

April 23, Main Street Earth Day Spring Clean Up, Sponsored by The Boiler Room! Volunteers needed! Call the Port Townsend Main Street office at 385-7911 for more information.  Join us at Adams Street Park at 9 am for painting, gardening and sprucing up downtown. Adams Street Park is at Adams and Water Street, adjacent to Nifty Fifties Restaurant. Thanks to The Boiler Room and the City of Port Townsend for Earth Day Spring Clean Up support.

Also April 23, Port Townsend Rotary Auction.

April 27-May 1Centrum Choro Workshop.

NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK

KPTZ 91.9 FM’s Spring On-Air Fund Drive is set for April 11 through April 16. From The Beatles to Beethoven, from nature shows to news, KPTZ is an important part of the Jefferson County community. KPTZ 91.9 FM is celebrating its fifth year on the air in 2016. The goal is to raise $25,000.  You can donate online 24/7 on the station’s secure website at www.kptz.org, or by calling 360-554-4430 during the fund drive.
Please welcome back American Cruise Lines to Union Wharf on Thursday, April 14th! The ship will be in Port Townsend on Thursdays through June 9th–then back in August, and many Fall dates. Check the link attached for exact dates.
Happy 15th Anniversary to Sweet Laurette Cafe in Uptown!
SPONSORS ON THE DOCK!
Do you remember what a great summer we had last year and how fantastic the Concerts on the Dock series was? Well, we have a fabulous line-up for this summer, thanks to Dominic Svornich, our music programmer. These community concerts are made possible by generous businesses. If you are interested in sponsoring this year, please call the Main Street office at 385-7911 for details. Thank you!
Have a special event coming up, anniversary or news you would like us to share? SEND US YOUR NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK to admin@ptmainstreet.org — Thank you!

LOOKING AHEAD

May is “Art Wave” Month!! An inspiring exhibit of over 400 pieces of children’s artwork created in the Port Townsend School District in grades K-12 displayed through the month of May in businesses in the Uptown and Downtown historic districts. To learn more and to sign up, visit our website
Hanging Flower Basket Program starts in May! The baskets are ordered through Henery’s Garden Center, they will be sending order forms to businesses that have ordered baskets in the past. If you are interested in ordering baskets, please call 385-3354 or email henerysgardencenter@olypen.com and they will send you an order form. The Port Townsend Main Street Program hires an independent gardening assistant to make sure the baskets will receive top care and attention for the season, 21 weeks! This includes securing the baskets to discourage theft, watering, fertilizing and maintaining the flowers. We offer this maintenance option to those businesses which find it easier to use an outside service for the season.  More details on pricing to come or call the PTMS office at 385-7911 for details.

Do You Love Port Townsend?

Become a member of the Port Townsend Main Street Program today! Friends of Main Street Memberships are $50/year, it’s not just for businesses, it’s for everyone.
THANK YOU to our Business Boutique members,  we appreciate your support! 

A Suite at the Fountain
Conservatory Coastal Home 
Derr Jewelry
Forest Gems Gallery
Frameworks
Gallery 9
Getables
GLOW Natural Skincare
Greg Barry, DDS
Hastings Estate Company
Home Staging and Styling by Patti
Joglo
K&B O’Hana
Lively Olive Tasting Bar
Mad Hatter & Co.
Nifty Fiftys
Park Place Dog Grooming
Port Townsend Fudge Co.
PTeRider
Terrapin Architecture
The Boiler Room
The Perfect Season
The Spice and Tea Exchange
Wandering Angus
World’s End
Writers’ Workshoppe & Imprint Books

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