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  Grapeview Community Association Contacts:   

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

Website additions and changes:      grapeviewwa@aol.com

Welcome to the Grapeview Community Website

Grapeview, Washington  98546

About 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 our 2015 Grapeview Water and Art Festival, July 25th

, 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.

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 July 29th, 2014 at 6:26 P.M.


Posted April 18, 2014

Face Book Page, Grapeview Gardens

My name is Teresa Stone and I have started a new Face Book Page, Grapeview Gardens. Please join us and share this page with your gardening friends! I felt like the gardening community in Grapeview was pretty scattered but that we might like a way to stay in touch and see what is happening in other people’s gardens. There is no benefit to me other than a service for the community. And I will not be posting every day (except maybe during planting time) and am asking others not to post every garden related thing that comes across their feed. Let’s keep this focused!

Please find this and “like it”. I have done a couple presentations for the Beachcombers Garden Club and needed a way to follow up and to stay in touch with folks as the season moves along. This will be my garden blog and you can get reminders of when to do things and see my garden progress over time. I focus mostly on vegetables but have some nice flowers as well.

If you are like me, you do not check Face Book every day. You can go to that page when you want and see what is happening in my garden. Just remember, it helps to start at the oldest post to follow the thread of conversation.


Teresa teresastone@wavecable.com or 275-5505

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: 

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.

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

Chili Cookoff and 2015 Crab Feed ticket sales- updated - - Friday, October 10, 2014

Crab Feed Tickets  NOTICE:  
The Grapeview Community Association (GCA)
Crab Feed will be held
on three nights - Thursday Feb 12th, Friday Feb 13th, and 
Saturday Feb 14th 2015.   Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Show up early as the tickets sold out in one evening last year.  Tickets will be sold to GCA members only Friday, November 8th prior to the Chili Cookoff and Pot Luck between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM and again after the Chili Cookoff is over. 

Remaining tickets will be available to the general public beginning November 9th. Contact Curt Fugere at 360-277-3456 for remaining tickets.

Volunteers are needed for all three nights. To volunteer, please contact Val Paulson at paulsoncv@wavecable.com or call Val at 360-275-6764.

November 14th (Friday) Annual Election of Officers and Special Chili Cook-off and Potluck
at 6:00 PM - Horton Community Center

The six chili servings are the main dish.

According to your last name please being a potluck dish:

A-K bring a Salad, L-O bring Cornbread and M-Z bring Dessert.

(Remember to ID your dish!)   Also bring your place settings and your beverage of choice   

-----> Chili Chef Contestants wishing to enter the contest please contact: Carla Rieker.

Help needed - Please contact Carla Rieker,
Member Events Coordinator
at 253-350-9109 or carlycuts@yahoo.com.

Remember to bring your 2015 GCA Dues Notice (renewal membership form) and your check book.  You can also pick up 2014 membership forms when you come in the door.

If you want to participate in the fun and famous 50/50 Raffle, bring some cash to purchase tickets.

Thanks for your support.

Most Recent GCA "Grapevine" Newsletter - updated - Sunday, September 14, 2014


Most months the GCA publishes the "Grapevine" Newsletter which includes upcoming GCA events.  To see a listing of all GCA events for the year, scroll to the bottom of this announcement section.

The Grapevine:  You can read it here.

Remember to bring your dues notice and dues payment to the Second Friday potlucks or mail it to the address on THIS form.

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

The Mason County burn ban website.

Burn Ban Information Hotline: (360) 427-7799

Hospice Training - Posted - Wednesday, September 17, 2014


August 13, 2014


Contact: Volunteer Program

(360) 493-4689



        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:


 Noon to 5:00 pm

 Wednesday, September 24, 2014

 Wednesday, October 1, 2014

 Wednesday, October 8, 2014

 Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 Wednesday, October 29, 2014


 Noon to 6:00 pm

 Wednesday, October 15, 2014


 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 Friday, October 10, 2014

 Friday, October 24, 2014


All sessions will be held at the Providence SoundHomeCare 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.

Faith in Action Sponsored Event - posted - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Your Lewis, Mason, Thurston Area Agency on Aging
is hosting two educational opportunities for
seniors and their caregivers.

Are you dealing with dementia in a loved one?
It can be made easier with learned coping skills

Medicare Open Enrollment is coming soon
Make sure you're not paying more than you have to
info brought to you by -Faith in Action Senior Services- (360)275-0535
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)


Executive Board Meeting*
Or Study Session)

(second Friday unless otherwise noted)

Person Responsible for Event


Jan. 2

January 10 - Potluck & Officer Installation

Teresa Stone
Barry Kirkeeng


*Feb. 6


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

Louise Okonek
Phil Stewart
Curt Fugere
Ed Hommel


March 6

March 14
Irish Stew Dinner

Carla Rieker


*April 3

April 11
Heritage Pot Luck

Teresa Stone
Barry Kirkeeng


May 1

May 9
Mexican Fiesta Dinner

Pat Winckoski


*June 5




July 5


July 11 - BBQ


July 26 (Saturday)
Water & Art Festival

Pat Winckoski
Mary Baker and
Phil Stewart   

Louise Okonek
Mike and
Joann Hoskins 360-275-0227 


*Aug. 7




Sept. 4

September 12
Potluck & Pie Contest

Teresa Stone
Barry Kirkeeng


*Oct. 2

October 10

Pat Winckoski


Nov. 6


November 14
Chili Cookoff  and Officer Elections

Carla Rieker



*Dec. 4


December 6 (Saturday)
Snacks w/ Santa

December 31 (Tuesday)
New Year’s Eve Party

Pat Winckoski

Mike and
Linda Fish


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.