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November - Important Reminders & Very Special Events!
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News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography
Photo by Elizabeth Becker of Seaport Photography

NOVEMBER EVENTS--Uptown, Downtown, it's our Town!


Nov. 1, Leif Whittaker book launch "My Old Man and The Mountain." Join Leif Whittaker and Jim Whittaker at the Northwest Maritime Center for an evening of stories and incredible photographs from the world’s highest peaks. 

Nov. 3, Northwest Maritime Center Speaker Series featuring Howard Garrett talking about the Orca Network. 

Nov. 4, Jefferson County Historical Society
First Friday Lecture featuring Rod Freeman, talking about the Whale, Grizzly Bear Press, and the cultural community of Port Townsend in the 1970s.
 

Nov. 5, Key City Public Theatre presents The Return of Magic Land.

Nov. 5, Free Saturday in the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, Art Walk, and PT Shorts.

Nov. 5-6, Jeffco Holiday Craft Fair at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Nov. 5-6, Port Townsend Woodworkers Show
the annual exhibition of local woodworkers. Free to the public at the American Legion Hall.

Nov. 6, Port Townsend Film Festival, Rose Theater and Jefferson County Chamber present "BY US, We Are The Solution" a FREE Film at the Rose Theatre, 11:30 am. Featuring PT neighbors, business owners, and community builders. First come, first served. 

Nov. 11, PT Summer Band will play a free public concert for Veterans Day at the American Legion Hall.

Nov. 11-13, Olympic Peninsula Harvest Wine Tour, sip and savor the flavors of fall, enjoy seasonal activities and marvel at nature’s vibrant palate.
 
Nov. 19, Port Townsend's second annual Cranksgiving, a food drive on two wheels! Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt. Hosted by The ReCyclery, benefiting The Boiler Room's Thanksgiving Day Meal. Last year The Boiler Room served over 100 meals on Thanksgiving, and there was enough to go around thanks to Cranks! The Boiler Room is also one of the only businesses open downtown on Thanksgiving, providing a warm, dry space for any and all.

Nov. 19, Turkey Trot 5K and Kids' Dash on the Larry Scott Trail, benefiting
Jumping Mouse Children's Center to help keep their services accessible to all children in need.

Nov. 24, Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy Thanksgiving at the Fort, buffet style dinner at the Commons from 11 am – 3 pm and turkey dinner specials at Taps from 4 pm – 8 pm.

"Escape to Port Townsend…Where Winter Dreams Come True!"


Art by Amanda Kingsley

Nov. 25, Black Friday is the kick off for Main Street's “Look Here First for Family Fun and Holiday Memories” campaign. Port Townsend has gifts covered–there are thousands of great gifts available right here in our historic seaport and arts community. “Look Here First” for one-of-a-kind, imaginative gift ideas. When you buy locally, it gives back to Port Townsend’s local economy, which is a gift to our community. Individually-owned businesses offer the personal touch and are a welcome contrast to anonymous malls or online buying. Gifts purchased from destination stores, Port Townsend restaurant gift certificates, movie passes, theatre tickets, and local artwork are examples of thoughtful gifts loved ones will remember long after the holidays.

Nov. 26, PT Marine Science Center Protection Island Cruise

Nov. 25-26, PT Arts Guild Holiday Craft Show, at the Port Townsend Community Center (620 Tyler St. in Uptown) from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Come dive into the holiday shopping season with locally handmade arts and crafts! 

Nov. 26, Main Street's Merchant Open House and Small Business Saturday! Celebrate local businesses at this nation-wide event. See more at “About Small Business Saturday” americanexpress.com. Caroling in the streets with the Wild Rose Chorale Uptown and Downtown from 2-4 pm, in-store treats, many shops open later til 7 pm. Have fun shopping and dining in town! “Look Here First” Merchant Holiday Window Contest winners announced.

Nov. 29, Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit, our mission is "Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts…while maintaining our small town quality of life.” Please consider making a donation to help us continue our mission - thank you!

NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK


The Wine Seller will be Celebrating 34 Years in November! Congratulations Joe and all your wonderful staff! Help them celebrate on November 18th with their annual “THANKSGIVING WINE" tasting & ANNIVERSARY BASH! 

The Jefferson County Farmers Market continue in Uptown Port Townsend on Tyler Street each Saturday through December 17th. 

MAIN STREET BOARD ELECTION NEWS

The Port Townsend Main Street Program will be sending out Board Election Ballots November 18 to current Main Street Members. The Board shall nominate a slate of candidates or may appoint a committee to do so. This slate, however, shall not be exclusive of any nominations made by the membership. Five or more members may nominate an individual for election by submission in writing of such nomination and affixing their signatures, submit that nomination to Main Street ten (10) days in advance of the date ballots are mailed.


Retail Consulting Services 
Off the “page” and into the world; when marketing becomes three-dimensional – this is the art of visual merchandising! Rebekah Fessenden blends the knowledge of 15+ years of retail, design and marketing in the San Francisco Bay Area to create powerful selling-scapes. Harmony is achieved through organization and visual clarity, inviting perspective customers.  She offers consultation and workshops on Retail Branding & Marketing, Store Layout & Product Display, Window Display, & Wholesale Buying Strategy. 
Rates: For PT Main Street Members, Rebekah will offer a 10% discount off her regular consulting rate of $60/hr. Package Rates too--to learn more, contact Rebekah Fessenden at (510) 326-0198 or visit her website,  
www.seeddesign.co. Rebekah will be speaking at the Chamber Lunch on December 5th, see more details in the Looking Ahead section below.

PLEASE NOTE: TRANSPORTATION ALERT: Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry route to be closed Nov 5 & 6. Washington State Ferries is planning construction work at the Keystone Dock on the weekend of November 5-6, 2016. As a result, there will be no ferry service on the Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry route for those two days. Reservations for Monday, November 7, are also not available to allow for the possibility that construction could take longer than expected. The final decision regarding when the route will be reopened will be made by the WSF project team on Sunday afternoon, November 6. For questions, please contact your WSF media representatives.

Have a special event coming up, anniversary or news you would like us to share? SEND US YOUR NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK to admin@ptmainstreet.org -- Thank you!

LOOKING AHEAD

Dec. 3rd - Main Street's Community Treelighting/Santa Visit
 
Dec. 5th, Chamber Lunch from 12 - 1 pm at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. featuring speaker
Rebekah Fessenden of Seed Design, she will talk about "How to maximize sales with last minute holiday shoppers!"
 

Do You Love Port Townsend?
Consider becoming a member today! 

Friends of Main Street Memberships are $50/year,
it's not just for businesses, it's for everyone.

Did you know that our program serves diverse segments of our population by offering free, community-building events such as Girls’ Night Out, Concerts on the Dock, the Uptown Street Fair, Main Street Trick or Treat, and the Community Tree-lighting and Santa Visit?  We care for the downtown gardens, Cotton Building restrooms and 100+ hanging flower baskets. We promote local shopping and help light up Port Townsend for the Holidays. We offer low-interest loan funds to property owners for commercial building renovations and microloans to business owners to offset financial impacts of emergencies. Our work enhances the quality of life for people in Port Townsend. Join us!

member directory

The Port Townsend Main Street Program is pleased to offer the opportunity to put your state B&O tax dollars to work here in Port Townsend through the work of our Main Street Tax Incentive Program.
 
It's never too early to start thinking about next year! Put Your State B&O Taxes To Work Here In Port Townsend Through The 2017 Main Street Tax Incentive Program. 75% of your donation is returned to you via B&O tax credits in 2018. In addition, your entire contribution may qualify as a 501(c)(3) charitable deduction on your 2017 federal income tax return.

The Port Townsend Main Street Program can receive up to $133,333 in contributions. Approvals are given each year on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 12:01 am, January 1, 2017, made online through the Dept. of Revenue’s (DOR) website. DOR’s online portal will continue to accept tax credit contributions until the state cap of $1.5M in tax credits has been reached. And as in 2016, we do anticipate that the $1.5M tax credit cap will be met early in the 2017 year, so we encourage you to pledge early.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:

Commercial Opportunities/Spaces 
in the Historic Districts


Turnkey, one-of-a-kind home decor and gift boutique business for sale in the heart of the historic district. Established in 2014, “Piccadilly Bob’s Good Time Boutique” has become a favorite of locals and tourists alike. The shop focuses on handcrafted, vintage style, recycled antique and locally/Washington/USA made goods. A main attraction is the DIY line of chalky paints by Debi’s Design Diary and painting supplies, furniture painting and paint workshops. The shop is creative and fun to own. Training available. Serious inquiries only: Irene Sandberg, owner, (360) 774-2820 irene@piccadillybobs.com
 
Retail Space Available on Prime Taylor Street Location in the Historic Mount Baker Block Building, approx. 1290 sq. ft., available Dec. 1, 2016. By appointment only, call (360) 385-7275 or (425) 391-1170  Mount Baker Block Building

Prime retail space at 926 Water Street available now! 1881 Square feet with great windows and Water Street frontage in the most traveled block of Port Townsend. To view, call Marilyn at (360) 774-0083

For MORE available spaces Uptown and Downtown 
visit The Port Townsend Main Street Program's
website.
The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1985.

Our Mission: “Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts, while maintaining our small town quality of life.” 

211 Taylor St. Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368 
360-385-7911

www.ptmainstreet.org 
Copyright © 2016 The Port Townsend Main Street Program, All rights reserved.

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