IN THE SPOTLIGHT Fearless February!   You know what I like best about February? The anticipation that spring, in the Northwest, is just around the corner!! The shortest days of the year are behind us, and the temperatures are trying to tick up, even if just a little bit. Soon we will see spring flowers like crocus and hyacinth in bloom. I still have […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT  A round of applause to Martin Fugere and Shold Excavating!   I want to give a shout-out to Martin Fugere and the crew at Shold Excavating! I had an emergency during the holiday with a building I own. The sump pump(s) quit working and without them, the businesses could not operate during a critical time for them. Martin immediately responded to my call of desperation. […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Toys For Tots! This holiday season delight a child in need by donating a gift to one of the various charities in the area. One of my favorites over the years has been Toys for Tots. Both our Port Ludlow and Port Townsend offices are drop-off locations. Bring a new unwrapped toy by 12/15/23. Or you can go […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Getting to the Heart of the Holidays: Fond Memories of My Past Celebrations I love the diversity of the holiday season. There are many different celebrations in December, one of which may reflect your own heritage and belief system. My father was a minister in a small farming community in Oregon when I was growing up, and our traditions rooted in Christian beliefs. I looked forward to participating […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Gratitude For What Matters by Willard Aldrich Thanksgiving has always been a special holiday for me usually gathered round a table laden with delicious food and cherished family. Since moving to Port Ludlow/Port Townsend, Thanksgiving has almost always included my father. ​​​​​​​My father passed away about two years ago at the age of 96. He spent the last half of his life […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Caregivers Extraordinaire! My husband, Laury, has dementia. We are very fortunate that, so far, he has been able to live at home. This is primarily because of his wonderful caregivers; Beth, Susan, and Katie. These three angels are dependable, caring, flexible, and unbelievably patient. They work together to provide Laury with expert care, creating meals, conversation, and […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT My Visit to the Lush and Lovely Naylor Creek Vineyard Last month, my stepmom Barb Aldrich and I were invited to John and Mary Kapp’s amazing home and property on Dabob Bay. John gave us a tour of their estate-quality property which features lush gardens overflowing with colorful flowers all visible as we strolled through the walking paths and sitting areas, that were accentuated with […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Honoring Our Volunteers I just wanted to take a moment to shine the spotlight on all our wonderful volunteers including all of those who worked on the recent Dove House Golf Tournament. Barb Barthuime and her crew of volunteers gave countless hours of their time to make this event a huge success all benefiting the Dove House. The […]
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