Community Tides ~ 12/16/22

Community Tides comes to you twice each month, with hosts Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty, President & CEO of Jefferson Community Foundation. We join special guests to discuss fresh ideas, new developments and new paradigms as we travel into the months ahead. Today, Chris and Siobhan visit with Dick Schneider, who lovingly tends to orphan orchids at Raincoast Farms, a magical place tucked away among fir, hemlock and old growth cedars, just minutes from Port Townsend. In two greenhouses, Dick has a collection of unique species of tropical plants and selected hybrid orchids. Once he rehabilitates donated orchids to flower and health, he re-homes them to Jefferson Health Care.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/15/22

Today on Brewocracy Now co-hosts Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Port Townsend City Councilmember Libby Wennstrom. Libby answered questions about her first year on Council. They also talked about tonight’s Planning Commission Open Microphone (6pm in Council chambers) collecting public input on zoning changes to increase housing availability.

Candlelight Concert ~ Wild Rose Chorale

Trinity United Methodist Church’s Candlelight Concerts hosts the Wild Rose Chorale, Port Townsend’s premier a cappella group, who will be performing at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 15 at 7pm for one set with no intermission. The performance will be simulcast on KPTZ FM 91.9 and streamed live at where you will find a link for the Candlelight Concerts Online and ways to donate.  The concert will be repeated on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm, but not livestreamed or simulcasted at that time.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation $10 per person. Half of the proceeds from this concert go toward the Wild Rose Chorale’s scholarship fund, which makes awards to promising high school and college students who pursue choral music in their post-secondary education. In keeping with Covid protocols, audiences will be required to mask and show proof of vaccination at the Sunday concert.

Brewocracy Now ~ Thursday

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Tune in for KPTZ’s Brewocracy Now with City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ co-host Taylor Clark. Brewocracy Now airs every Thursday starting at 12:30pm on 91.9 FM KPTZ, Port Townsend. 

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#213 Nancy Erley, Sailor and Global Adventurer

(Airdate: December 13, 2022) Maryanne interviews Nancy Erley, a remarkable sailor who has circumnavigated the globe twice. She grew up in the Midwest, but Girl Scout membership ignited the dream of becoming a sailor. Her main passion at the University of Washington was the sailing team, although she did study enough to graduate. One adventure led to another until sailing around the world became an achievable dream. Each round-the-world sail took five years. The all-female team had amazing and occasionally terrifying adventures. There was the night near the top of Australia when the sea was alive with poisonous snakes. No one slept that night! Nancy remains quite active in the boating community here and regularly speaks at industry events. She also teaches many classes, specializing in teaching female students.

JeffCo Parks and Rec Center

(Airdate: December 13, 2022) Missy Nielsen interviews Chris Macklin, head of of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department to acquaint us with the multiple opportunities to get involved with the recreational offerings of this department. With a county-wide reach, these programs have impacted hundreds – from toddlers to seniors. Listen in to hear how rewarding it is to work with our youth through this invaluable resource: Jefferson County Parks and Recreations and its recreation center.