Grapeview, WA 98546

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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:      
psesq@hotmail.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 recently.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, across from Treasure Island is, along with the Grapeview Community Association, a host and the location of our elegant, "Always the last Saturday in July," Grapeview Water and Art Festival. (For more information please contact Mike and Joanne Hoskins at mijohoskins@
    aol.com (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 our
    Links page.



    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 psesq@hotmail.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. 


    Announcements

    Attention Artists! Poster Contest! - Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Attention Artists! Poster Contest!

    $200.00 Prize

    2015 GRAPEVIEW WATER AND ART FESTIVAL

        

    JULY 25, 2015

     

    Poster Criteria:

              * Subject – Represent the “spirit” of the festival – islands, mountains, beaches, sailing, the Marina, trees, flowers, marine life, wildlife, and people enjoying it all

              *  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, 2015

              *  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 10, 2015 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 with any questions.

                    

                       Thank you for participating and GOOD LUCK!

     

    2015 Grapeview Community Calendar

     Month  Executive Board Meeting*
      (Or Study Session)
    Event
     January  January 1st
     Study Session
    January 9th
    Pot Luck ** & Officer Reports
     February  February 5th
     Board Meeting
    Feb. 12th, 13th, 14th
    Crab Feed
     March

     March 5
     Study Session

     March 13th
     Irish Stew***
     April

     April 2nd 
     Board Meeting

     April 10th
     Special Event TBA
     May  May 7th
     Study Session

    May 8th
    Mexican Fiesta***

     June  June 4th
     Board Meeting
    None
     July  July 2nd
     Study Session

    July 10th
    Summer BBQ***

    July 25th
    Water & Art Festival

     August  August 6th
     Board Meeting
    None
     September  Sept. 3rd
     Study Session
    Sept. 11th
    Potluck** & Pie Contest
     October  October 1st
     Board Meeting
    Oct. 9th
    Oktoberfest***
     November  November 5th
     Study Session
    November 13th
    Chili Cook-Off** & Officer Elections
     December  December 3rd
     Board Meeting

    December 5th
    Snacks w/Santa!

    December 31st
    New Year's Eve Party


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

    ** Potlucks: Please bring your own service.

    *** Cost for Prepared Meals: Adults - $7.50, Family - $20.00, Children Under 13 - $5.00