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  Grapeview Community Association Contacts:   

Grapeview Water and Art Festival:      mijohoskins@aol.com
 
Address changes/Membership info: theteacher@wavecable.com  

  
Public Relations/Newsletter:    gcawanews@hotmail.com  
Website additions and changes:      grapeviewwa@aol.com
  

Welcome to the Grapeview Community Website


Grapeview, Washington  98546

Grapeview is located North of Shelton and South of Bremerton just east of Washington State Route 3 on the Grapeview Loop Road (south of Allyn and Belfair.)  Allyn resident and amateur photographer Greg Shewring provided these fine photos showcasing various landmarks in the Grapeview community.  Look for them as you travel through. 

If you are heading south from the
Port and Village of Allyn, turn left onto the Grapeview Loop Road (map) off of State Route 3 for a pleasant tour. Grapeview is a peaceful and serene Puget Sound waterfront community and the location of the first vineyards and winery in the Pacific Northwest. The local Island Belle strain of grape is still bottled under that name by Hoodsport Winery, in nearby Hoodsport. Many Island Belle vineyards are located on Stretch Island although the original St. Charles and other wineries closed in the 1960s. 

Along the eight-mile Grapeview Loop Road is Treasure Island previously known as Reach Island prior to development into a close-knit waterfront community.  The private bridge, a community landmark, was rebuilt . To underscore that the 8-month project is really finished, Islanders celebrated at a bridge party at the Fair Harbor Marina on August 5th, 2012.

The Fair Harbor Marina, (map) across from Treasure Island on the Grapeview Loop Road is,  along with the Grapeview Community Association, the host as well as the location of our elegant "Always the last Saturday in July,"
Grapeview Water and Art Festival (10:00 AM until 4:00 PM). 

This festival boasts a large art show featuring pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodworking and photography. There is also wonderful food, golfing contests, lots of free activities for children including a fishing contest, and live music!
(For more information please contact Mike and Joanne Hoskins at mijohoskins@
aol.com at 360-275-0227 or Louise Okonek, at 360-275-2542.)

Amenities at the Marina include a new store, espresso stand and a beautiful outdoor pavilion. The marina was voted to be "The Best Place in Western Washington to have a Wedding" in 2010 and is a spectacular location to host any type of event. The harbor and Treasure Island are shown in the photo, and as you cans see, is a gem in our community.

The marina provides up to 350 feet of spacious guest moorage that can accommodate boats up to 120 feet, so when coming to our2014 Grapeview Water and Art Festival, July 26th

, plan to sail in or drive.  We will always welcome you regardless of how you choose to come.

As you exit the Marina, turn left on the Grapeview Loop Road and drive towards the township of Grapeview. At the corner stop sign, if you look left when you get to the Horton Community Center and the MCFD#3 fire station, you will see the road to the Stretch Island Bridge.

Located on Case Inlet on Stretch Island shoreline and only accessible by boat is Stretch Point State Park, (administered by Jarrell Cove SP). Features include 5 mooring buoys, picnicking, beachcombing, boating, clamming and fishing (see map above.)

  Continue on the newly improved Grapeview Loop Road and you will connect up with highway 3 again.  If you turn left on highway 3 you can continue on to Shelton and Highway 101 to Olympia..

Learn even more about our area and the many interesting things you can see and do while visiting Mason County... Explore Hood Canal(also take a look at an extended list of  Mason County events.)

More about the history of Grapeview can be found by accessing the History page.

For some additional useful information about our local area take a look at ourLinks page.

Cody Walbaum, our webmaster, has created a website @  http://www.masoncountycommunity.com/ and would like your feedback.




Special Announcement posted March 6, 2014 - Water Festival 2014

 Attention Artists! Poster Contest!

 $200.00 Prize

 2014 GRAPEVIEW WATER AND ART FESTIVAL

JULY 26, 2014

 

 Poster Criteria:

          * Subject – Represent the “spirit” of the festival
                            – sailing, fish, boats, marine life, islands, trees, the Marina, flowers, mountains, beaches, wildlife etc.

          *  Size – Framed = 16” x 20” / Mat Opening = 11” x 14”

          *  One entry per artist

          *  Must be finished artwork completed within the last 2 years

          *  Signature – Must be signed by the artist

          *  Deadline – June 1, 2014

          *  Please submit your entry without matting and unframed

          THE SELECTED POSTER ARTIST WILL RECEIVE A $200 PRIZE

Other Information:

We will add the words “Grapeview Water and Art Festival” to the posters printed for sale at the festival, so consider this in your design.

Original art will be returned to artists.

The winner will be notified by June 9, 2014 and will be asked to sign a permission letter to copy the poster for sale at the Fair Harbor Marina, the Festival and, possibly, for publicity.

Please contact Mary Baker or Phil Stewart at 360 277-3673 (e-mail: psesq@hotmail.com)  with any questions.  Thank you for participating and GOOD LUCK!



Special Announcement Posted June 20th, 2013 from 
Glenn Carlson, Port of Grapeview Commissioner

Note - take a look at:  http://www.co.mason.wa.us/gis/maps/Port_Districts_36x36.pdf which shows all of the Port Districts in Mason County.

Greetings from the Port of Grapeview!! 

We have been making an effort to keep our neighbors informed of our activities. 

The Port of Grapeview consists of a large area. The County website has a map.

Of immediate concern and attention, is the boat ramp next to the Fair Harbor Marina. The boat ramp itself is not marina property and is owned by the Port as is the parking lot across Grapeview Loop Road. Boaters who use the ramp know that it has been in disrepair for some time and the Commissioners are planning repairs and improvements.

The Port wishes to keep the community apprised of its progress and solicits your ideas and suggestions.  There are many hurdles to overcome – governmental, environmental, financial, engineering and construction.  To that end we plan a number of community outreach initiatives to keep you aware of our progress.

One of our major hurdles is getting the word out to the people who use the ramp, while keeping expenses to a minimum. 





Here are some numbers to consider:

·        There are 1990 registered voters in the Port of Grapeview.

·        There are 3513 tax Assessor Parcel Numbers in the Port.  When the duplicate parcels are removed – e.g. Green Diamond (Simpson Lumber) which has many parcels in the Port –  leaves 2669 addresses.  Of which 1486 receive their tax statements at a zip code other than 98546 (Grapeview). Seattle alone has 177 and some receive their tax statements as far east as Rhode Island and Hawaii to the west.

·        There are 1068 boat owners registered with the department of Licensing in 98546. 690 in Allyn.

To make one mailing would cost many thousands of dollars in printing and postage – estimated at $2700. Therefore the Port is appealing to the public to supply us with their email addresses.  We have set up a special email address to gather emails from those who own boats or are simply interested in our progress




The list of names will be used at the discretion of the Port Commissioners and will not be available for any other purpose or entity.



That email address is: 
portofgrapeview@gmail.com.  

In the subject line put your home mailing address
 and we’ll take care of the rest.  From time to time we will email you our progress.







Please note:
 
There are many interesting activities, events and group meetings occurring in our Grapeview community. These events are on the EVENTS Calendar.  

Additional  Mason County Events are also listed on their website.

If you would like to add an event or meeting (one time or recurring,) please type it in the format you want it to appear and e-mail the file as a word .doc or .docx it to grapeviewwa@aol.com and we'll get it posted. We will be making additions and deletions as they are received.  Thank you for your support and cooperation. 



Updated by grapeviewadmin March 6th, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

Cajun Chicken and pasta
Spicy carrots
Red beans and rice
King cake
Coffee, tea, punch,water

Cajun Chicken and pasta
Spicy carrots
Red beans and rice
King cake
Coffee, tea, punch,water

Cajun Chicken and pasta
Spicy carrots
Red beans and rice
King cake
Coffee, tea, punch,water

Cajun Chicken and pasta
Spicy carrots
Red beans and rice
King cake
Coffee, tea, punch,water

Grapeview Community Association | Announcements

GCA Mexican Fiesta Social and Dinner - posted - Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Mexican Fiesta Dinner and Social
May 9th @ 6:00 PM

Horton Community Center - GCA members and Guests. 

Bring your beverage of choice and your place settings (we are trying to be more environmentally friendly by not using paper and plastic to add to the trash.)


Menu:
Soft Beef Tacos and Fixings
Mexican Rice and Beans
Flan and Cookies

$7.50/person
$5.00/Kids under 13
Family of four or more $20.00

Volunteers always needed.  Contact Pat Winckoski at 360-275-0430.

Remember to bring some $$$ for the 50-50 raffle. 

Let us know if you can help set up Friday Morning at 10:00 and/or help clean-up that evening. Thanks!



 
Most Recent GCA "Grapevine" Newsletter - updated - Thursday, March 20, 2014
Each month the GCA publishes the "Grapevine" Newsletter which includes upcoming GCA events. 

You can read it here.











 
Burn Ban Extension - updated - Tuesday, April 1, 2014




The Mason County burn ban website.

Burn Ban Information Hotline: (360) 427-7799




 
GCA Community Outreach - we need help - posted - Monday, February 10, 2014

GCA COMMUNITY OUTREACH

GCA Members - The GCA will be hosting Sunday Supper at the Theler Center on Sunday, April 27.  We will need about 8 people to work from 2pm to 5:30pm at the Theler Center.  It's a fun time!  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Pat Winckoski, email mpwinck@gmail.com, phone 275-0430.

 



Theler Warming Center 
- When the weather drops below freezing, the Theler Center opens as a homeless shelter.

They have been hosting 10-15 people each night and provide dinner, snack and a breakfast. Because of the generosity of our community, the only help they need right now is with laundry - picking up linens, washing them at home or the laundromat, and delivering them back.  The next time we have a cold snap, please consider offering a helping hand.

If you are able to assist in any way, contact Scott at 275-4898.

 


GCA COMMUNITY OUTREACH

GCA Members - The GCA will be hosting Sunday Supper at the Theler Center on Sunday, April 27.  We will need about 8 people to work from 2pm to 5:30pm at the Theler Center.  It's a fun time!  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Pat Winckoski, email mpwinck@gmail.com, phone 275-0430.


Theler Warming Center - When the weather drops below freezing, the Theler Center opens as a homeless shelter.
They have been hosting 10-15 people each night and provide dinner, snack and a breakfast. Because of the generousity of our community, the only help they need right now is with laundry - picking up linens, washing them at home or the laundromat, and delivering them back.  The next time we have a cold snap, please consider offering a help hand.

If you are able to assist in any way, contact Scott at 275-4898.

GCA COMMUNITY OUTREACH

GCA Members - The GCA will be hosting Sunday Supper at the Theler Center on Sunday, April 27.  We will need about 8 people to work from 2pm to 5:30pm at the Theler Center.  It's a fun time!  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Pat Winckoski, email mpwinck@gmail.com, phone 275-0430.


Theler Warming Center - When the weather drops below freezing, the Theler Center opens as a homeless shelter.
They have been hosting 10-15 people each night and provide dinner, snack and a breakfast. Because of the generousity of our community, the only help they need right now is with laundry - picking up linens, washing them at home or the laundromat, and delivering them back.  The next time we have a cold snap, please consider offering a help hand.

If you are able to assist in any way, contact Scott at 275-4898.

GCA COMMUNITY OUTREACH

GCA Members - The GCA will be hosting Sunday Supper at the Theler Center on Sunday, April 27.  We will need about 8 people to work from 2pm to 5:30pm at the Theler Center.  It's a fun time!  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Pat Winckoski, email mpwinck@gmail.com, phone 275-0430.


Theler Warming Center - When the weather drops below freezing, the Theler Center opens as a homeless shelter.
They have been hosting 10-15 people each night and provide dinner, snack and a breakfast. Because of the generousity of our community, the only help they need right now is with laundry - picking up linens, washing them at home or the laundromat, and delivering them back.  The next time we have a cold snap, please consider offering a help hand.

If you are able to assist in any way, contact Scott at 275-4898.
 
Hospice Volunteer Training in Olympia - posted - Thursday, March 20, 2014

 

PRESS RELEASE -  March 13, 2014

Contact: Volunteer Program

(360) 493-4689

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING

 

        The Hospice program of Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice is offering a hospice volunteer training for community members. Volunteers will have an opportunity to enhance a terminally ill patient’s quality of life while enriching their own. Volunteers are a part of a hospice team that helps patients at the end of their life to maintain their independence and quality of life. Volunteers may provide support to families/caregivers and those who are dying by offering respite for a caregiver, companionship and support for a patient who is alone, assisting with errands, being a loving presence and a compassionate listener, reading to a patient, sharing artistic skills, etc.

 

        This training will take place over the course of three days and two evenings:

 

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

         Friday, April 18

                         Friday, May 16

 

               12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

                        Wednesday, April 23

                        Wednesday, April 30

                        Wednesday, May 7

 

              12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

                        Wednesday, May 14, 2014

 

All sessions will be held at the Providence Sound HomeCare and Hospice office in Olympia.

 

Residents of Mason County are welcome to attend the training. They will be placed as volunteers in Mason County after finishing the training.

 

A year’s commitment to the program is asked. Registration is necessary. To receive an application and to register for the training, call (360) 493-4689 or 1-800-869-7062.

 

 
Free State Park days - posted - Thursday, February 6, 2014

Plan a Trip - 2014 Washington State Parks “free days”:

Belfair Tents

The free days apply only at state parks — the Discover Pass is still required to access DFW and DNR lands.

The 2014 State Parks free days are as follows:
January 19 and 20 – in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• March 19 – Washington State Parks birthday 
• April 19 – A spring Saturday “free day” 
• April 22 – Earth Day
• May 11 – A spring Sunday “free day” 
• June 7 and 8 – National Trails Day and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend
• June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
• August 25 – National Park Service birthday
• September 27 – National Public Lands Day
• November 11 – Veterans Day

Hint:  Click on the photos to go to the park website.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 2014 State Parks “free days,” when the Discover Pass will not be required of visitors venturing out to enjoy their state parks, are listed below.

The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 “free days” when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days only apply at state parks. A Discover Pass will still be required to access DFW and DNR lands.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs statewide. Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreation opportunities on a diverse array of park landscapes, from Pacific Ocean beaches to forest and mountain trails and the sweeping river gorge vistas of Eastern Washington. State Parks also offers historic areas and interpretive facilities. For more information, visit the State Parks web site at www.parks.wa.gov. For information about the Discover Pass, visit online at http://www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

Here is some information about our local state parks.








 
National Park Free Days - posted - Thursday, February 6, 2014

America's Best Idea - the national parks - is even better when it's free!

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2014:

Photo of Arches National Park, courtesy of Jacob W. Frank

Arches National Park is a red rock wonderland with amazing landscapes of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures unlike any other in the world.

Photo by Jacob W. Frank

  • January 20
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15-17
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 19-20
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day
Only 133 of our country's 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you're planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

 
2014 GCA Events Calendar - Posted - Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Folks, We Need Help!

To participate in any of these events:
Please contact  any of the people listed below or Carla Rieker,
Member Events Coordinator
at 253-350-9109 or carlycuts@yahoo.com.

2014 GCA Events Calendar (a copy is in your membership booklet)

Month

Executive Board Meeting*
(
Or Study Session)

Event
(second Friday unless otherwise noted)

Person Responsible for Event

January

Jan. 2

January 10 - Potluck & Officer Installation

Teresa Stone
Barry Kirkeeng
360-275-5505

February

*Feb. 6

 

February 13, 14, 15 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Crab Feed

Louise Okonek
Phil Stewart
Curt Fugere
Ed Hommel
360-277-3093

March

March 6

March 14
Irish Stew Dinner

Carla Rieker
253-350-9109

April

*April 3

April 11
Heritage Pot Luck

Teresa Stone
Barry Kirkeeng
360-275-5505

May

May 1

May 9
Mexican Fiesta Dinner

Pat Winckoski
360-275-0430

June

*June 5

None

 

July

July 5

 

July 11 - BBQ

             

July 26 (Saturday)
Water & Art Festival

Pat Winckoski
Mary Baker and
Phil Stewart   
360-277-3673

Louise Okonek
Mike and
Joann Hoskins 360-275-0227 

August

*Aug. 7

None

 

September

Sept. 4

September 12
Potluck & Pie Contest

Teresa Stone
Barry Kirkeeng
360-275-5505

October

*Oct. 2

October 10
Oktoberfest

Pat Winckoski
360-275-0430

November

Nov. 6

 

November 14
Chili Cookoff  and Officer Elections

Carla Rieker
253-350-9109

December

 

*Dec. 4

 

December 6 (Saturday)
Snacks w/ Santa

December 31 (Tuesday)
New Year’s Eve Party

Pat Winckoski
360-275-0430

Mike and
Linda Fish
360-277-5320

                        

If you have questions about or information for a GCA Executive Board Meeting or Study Session, please contact President, Phil Stewart at 360-277-3673.

For Board Member contact information, go to the contact tab.