Slideshow: Fall colors linger on the Olympic Peninsula.
Photos sent in by various Jefferson County residents.
Submit your favorite family recipes to the Tri-Area Times (using the contact form on the sidebar) to share your deliciousness with the entire community!
CHIMACUM - Don’t let the word Vegan scare you away from trying this delicious carrot cake. The cake itself is moist and utterly delicious while the addition of the cashew/macadamia nut frosting is simply out of this world. Good bye cream cheese frosting, we won’t be needing you again!
A few words of advice, follow this recipe to a T and you will not be disappointed! Be sure to soak your nuts as directed and use a high powered mixer (I used a VitaMix) for best quality. Also, make sure your baking powder is fresh, preferable new, as there are no eggs in recipe and this is most useful for rising.
Try buying your carrots from a local farm or produce stand such as Red Dog Farms or Chimacum Farm Stand for added flavor & finesse.
Want Affordable Housing? Say No to Prop 1 and Yes to City Unplanning
By Jessica Hogenson
PORT LUDLOW - Proposition 1 would impose a county-wide property tax to create a $13 million fund for groups promising to build affordable housing in Port Townsend. The seven-year tax levy would regressively tax low-income homeowners at the same rate as people with million dollar houses.
What projects are proposed by Prop 1? None, apparently. “Prop 1 is nothing other than a levy to create a dedicated fund," writes City Councilmember David J. Faber in a Facebook group about affordable housing. "No project has applied for funds because they cannot because the fund does not yet exist.”
Homes Now, the organizer behind Prop 1, references on its website a handful of local nonprofits that may or may not apply for grants which may or may not be awarded at the discretion of a “Fund Board” comprising yet-to-be-appointed persons. (But only after we vote for the funding!)
Olycap is one such nonprofit—a beloved local organization which, by all accounts, does good work. One would hope. According to its 2015 IRS 990 tax return, it spent more than twice as much in salaries and compensation ($4.11 million) as it spent on grants ($1.83 million).
UPDATE: 20 people have already confirmed for the event. If you need a ride, or can provide one for others, please use the contact form below to contact event organizers.
WHEN: OCTOBER 27th, 2017 between 4-5PM
WHERE: JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE BALLOT DROPBOX
PORT TOWNSEND - We're looking for a commitment from those who are voting No on Proposition 1 to hand deliver their ballots to the Jefferson County Courthouse drop box (the courthouse closes at 4:30, but ballot boxes will be open 24 hours a day). This will be a good opportunity to meet other liberty minded folks, as well as a demonstration that rural voters are a powerful presence.
There are many reasons to oppose Proposition 1. We welcome all comers.
Please let me know if you are in need of transportation, or are able to provide transportation. If we can get 20 or so confirmations I'll see if I can get some of the local bloggers and media sources to cover the event.
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