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

    Grapeview Artist Jean Johnson Wins Grapeview Water and Art Festival Poster Contest - Monday, July 6, 2015

    Grapeview Artist Jean Johnson Wins Grapeview Water and Art Festival Poster Contest

    The winner of the 2015 Grapeview Water and Art Festival Poster Contest is local Grapeview artist Jean Johnson. Jean grew up in Florida but has called Washington her home since 1973. Her and husband Mike have chosen Grapeview for retirement living.

     

    Jean has benefited from private art instruction provided by several notable artists in Brevard County, Florida including Bob Verillie, Witha Lacuesta, Bobbi Q. Brown and Theresa Ferguson. She has always been fascinated by watercolors and began learning about the watercolor medium after retirement. She has augmented her lessons with reading a lot of books and attending demonstrations. She likes the versatility, excitement and discoveries provided with watercolors. Her subjects include flowers, fauna and landscapes.

     

    Jean's work has been displayed in the Art Gallery of Viera in Viera, Florida and exhibited at the Viera Art Gallery in 2013 and the Brevard Watercolor Society Art Shows 2012 through 2015.

     

    The Grapeview Community Association extends a hearty congratulations to this year's Poster Contest winner, Jean Johnson. Copies of the winning poster will be for sale at the Water and Art Festival. In addition, Jean will offer the framed original painting for sale at the event.

     
    The 22nd Annual Grapeview Water and Art Festival - Monday, July 6, 2015

     

    The 22nd Annual Grapeview Water and Art Festival

    On Saturday, July 25th the Grapeview Community Association and Fair Harbor Marina will again co-host the annual  Grapeview Water and Art Festival on the beautiful grounds of Fair Harbor Marina on Case Inlet.

    This year marks the 22nd anniversary of this wonderful community event.  The enthusiasm and support of members makes this one of the best summer festivals.  Planning began in February with Chairman Louise Okonek calling together her many dedicated volunteers to start the 2015 ball rolling... With a team of over 30 chairpersons overseeing all the details the association is ready to provide a day filled with art, live music, food, fun and games.

    Beginning at 10AM children can participate in a number of free activities.  The North Mason High School LEOs will be on hand to do face painting.  Liz Ward and her team will assist youngsters in building the most creative boats ever seen at the marina.  Over the winter 400 wooden boat bases were prepared for the children to decorate.  Janet O’Connor has several other crafts for children to enjoy.  There are frog slap bracelets and paper snakes to make, wooden bird houses to paint and foam gliders to construct.

    Not to be missed is the Kids Fishing Derby.  Registration is from 11:30AM-Noon.  Fishing is from Noon to 1PM and prizes will be awarded at 1:30PM.  Children provide their own fishing gear and bait and LIFE JACKETS ARE MANDATORY for all participants.

    Children and adults will have fun attempting to make a hole-in-one on the festivals famous floating golf green or testing their skills in the putting contest.  Three balls for $1.

    This year will see 50 talented artists from around the Northwest displaying their crafts.  Pottery, sculptures, jewelry, glass, wood, fabric arts and photography are just a few of the talents that will be displayed and available for purchase.

    The 2015 poster contest winner is a lovely watercolor by local artist Jean Johnson and will be available for purchase, framed or unframed, at the festival.  Also available for purchase are the 2015 festival T shirts, sweatshirts and vests.  The poster and T shirts can be viewed on the Grapeview Community Association website: www.grapeviewwa.com.

    When a break is needed  visitors can relax under Fair Harbor Marina's covered pavilion and enjoy listening to live music from JP and the Rhythm Boys and Full circle.  The festivals wonderful food booths include hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, steamed clams and shrimp cocktails available for purchase as well as the ever popular homemade fruit cobblers.  Last year association members made more than 80 cobblers including apple, peach, mixed berry and blackberry.  All are served with a mound of whipped cream.  What a treat!

    Proceeds from the festival are funneled back into the community through scholarships and support for local charitable programs including the Food for Kids Backpack Program, Grapeview School, North Mason High School Grad Night, Faith in Action, Senior Services for South Sound, Habitat for Humanity, North Mason Giving Tree, Volunteer Fire Fighters of Mason County Fire District #3 and other community events and services.  Since 2005 GCA has contributed over $40,000 to local student and organizations.

    Save the date – Saturday July 25 10AM – 4PM and join your friends and neighbors at the Grapeview Water and Art Festival at the Fair Harbor Marina.  The Fair Harbor Marina is located on the Grapeview Loop Road off Highway SR3. See you there!

     

    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