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Volunteers at the Market. Photo courtesy of Port Angeles Food Bank.

Holiday Donation Match for PA Food Bank

A meal can be easy to take for granted. But in Clallam County, over 10,700 are food insecure, including one in four children. That data… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • by First Fed

 

Jessica Bond enrolled in the Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics Program at Peninsula College and now works in IT Support Services.

Breaking into the tech industry with Peninsula College

By Jessica Bond After my husband and I got married in June 2020, I began to focus on financial stability in retirement. That was what… Continue reading

 

First Fed-PiggyBank. Stock photo

The Gift of Savings: Smart money habits 4 kids

Enjoy a bonus welcome gift when you open a kids savings account this holiday season

 

The experts at Kristin Manwaring Insurance have tips and guidance to help you choose the health insurance plan that’s right for you.

Choosing the right health insurance plan made easy + tips on important changes

Port Townsend team of insurance experts has your best interest at heart

The experts at Kristin Manwaring Insurance have tips and guidance to help you choose the health insurance plan that’s right for you.
Laurel Place is hosting a grand re-opening on Nov. 19 to celebrate the completed construction of their Memory Care wing. Visit for refreshments, raffle prizes and complimentary tours!

A Caring Place place to call home, right here in Port Angeles

When living at home is no longer an option, come home to a Caring Place

  • Oct 31, 2022
  • by Caring Places
Laurel Place is hosting a grand re-opening on Nov. 19 to celebrate the completed construction of their Memory Care wing. Visit for refreshments, raffle prizes and complimentary tours!
With over 84 years experience, the team at Kristin Manwaring Insurance is committed to their clients and the community.

When it’s time for insurance, remember the ‘Three Es’

Choosing the right insurance can be extremely complex: How do you enroll? And how do you choose the right plan for your situation? Even if… Continue reading

With over 84 years experience, the team at Kristin Manwaring Insurance is committed to their clients and the community.
Photo by Elisa Laverty, grand prize winner of the Proudly PNW photo contest. Photo courtesy First Fed

New PNW Song Contest plus Photo Winners

Each year, First Fed holds a photo contest to celebrate the beauty of the PNW. This year they are also hosting a new songwriting contest… Continue reading

Photo by Elisa Laverty, grand prize winner of the Proudly PNW photo contest. Photo courtesy First Fed
Robin Callahan at an Oregon Sunstone mine. The rough oregon sunstone that miner Chris Rose carried in his pocket, and the front and back of the pendant Callahan created after lapidary artist Dalan Hargrave cut the gem. The pendant is now part of the Somewhere in the Rainbow collection.

From mine to cutter to maker to client: Bainbridge Island jeweller says every piece has a story

Expedition to an Oregon Sunstone mine yields a one-of-a-kind gem, and a gem of a tale!

Robin Callahan at an Oregon Sunstone mine. The rough oregon sunstone that miner Chris Rose carried in his pocket, and the front and back of the pendant Callahan created after lapidary artist Dalan Hargrave cut the gem. The pendant is now part of the Somewhere in the Rainbow collection.
Before Christina Wonsey became the Peninsula College Bookaneer, she held many other labels: mother, addict, child abuse survivor and more. School was an escape, and she used it to achieve a better life for her family.

More than “just making it”

PC Alum Christina Wonsey talks about breaking the cycle

Before Christina Wonsey became the Peninsula College Bookaneer, she held many other labels: mother, addict, child abuse survivor and more. School was an escape, and she used it to achieve a better life for her family.
The friendly, knowledgable professionals at ServiceMaster Recovery can help you through the entire process of dealing with a disaster in your home or business.

Helping Olympic Peninsula homeowners and businesses with restoration services for 30 years

When a natural disaster strikes your home or business, it can seem as though the journey to repair what you’ve lost will be a long,… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • by Servicemaster Recovery
The friendly, knowledgable professionals at ServiceMaster Recovery can help you through the entire process of dealing with a disaster in your home or business.
Jefferson Healthcare is invested in the community and that includes creating job opportunities for young people and training partnerships to fill those important roles. Sarah Wright Photography

Keeping it in the community: Port Townsend healthcare provider offers job training and new horizons

Over the pandemic, many of us found ourselves looking at our local communities in a different way. While we choose where we live carefully, and… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare is invested in the community and that includes creating job opportunities for young people and training partnerships to fill those important roles. Sarah Wright Photography
BILLY Footwear offers a unique, innovative zipper closure that is both fashion-forward and adaptive-friendly

Back to school with BILLY Footwear

As kids head back to school in new shoes, a unique footwear design developed here in Washington continues to gain popularity. BILLY Footwear offers a… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2022
  • by First Fed
BILLY Footwear offers a unique, innovative zipper closure that is both fashion-forward and adaptive-friendly
Josh Dalrymple, graduate of the Medical Assisting program at Peninsula College, now works at North Olympic Healthcare Network.

For Josh, Medical Assisting offers variety, consistency, fulfillment

By Josh Dalrymple, graduate of the Medical Assisting program at Peninsula College. I finished the Medical Assisting program at Peninsula College with an AAS degree… Continue reading

Josh Dalrymple, graduate of the Medical Assisting program at Peninsula College, now works at North Olympic Healthcare Network.
As an advocate for physical and mental wellbeing, Jaime Jaynes created Port Townshend’s Vespertine Boutique as a safe, confidential retail destination for clients to discover products, techniques and services that support life-long health.

Travelling with toys

If you’re lucky enough to have travel plans this year, you might be trying to figure out the logistics of taking intimate toy(s) along on… Continue reading

As an advocate for physical and mental wellbeing, Jaime Jaynes created Port Townshend’s Vespertine Boutique as a safe, confidential retail destination for clients to discover products, techniques and services that support life-long health.
Contest

Seeking Submissions for the Proudly PNW Photo Contest

Every year local photography enthusiasts submit their best photos to First Fed’s Proudly PNW photo contest. This year’s contest is now open for submissions! Any… Continue reading

Contest
One year ago, Vespertine Boutique opened in Port Townshend with a mission to ensure that people know there are numerous ways to access personal healthcare, including pleasure, contraception, and sexual education.

The right to healthcare for all humans

Here at Vespertine Boutique, we believe we would be doing a disservice if we continue to talk about pleasure without talking about the Supreme Court’s… Continue reading

One year ago, Vespertine Boutique opened in Port Townshend with a mission to ensure that people know there are numerous ways to access personal healthcare, including pleasure, contraception, and sexual education.
Bees are vital to Bloedel Reserve, whose wetlands and wildflower meadow depend upon robust pollinator populations for their ability to set seed and perpetuate themselves.

What’s the buzz at Bloedel Reserve? (Hint: it begins with bees!)

Bees are a key part of the conservation puzzle at this Bainbridge Island garden

  • Jul 25, 2022
  • by Bloedel Reserve
Bees are vital to Bloedel Reserve, whose wetlands and wildflower meadow depend upon robust pollinator populations for their ability to set seed and perpetuate themselves.
Amie Batton, Director of Transitional Studies at Peninsula College.

Keep going, keep learning

Single mother earned her GED and advanced degrees by utilizing PC Services and Support

Amie Batton, Director of Transitional Studies at Peninsula College.
First Fed District Branch Manager Jody Copeland and her team members are ready to help you maximize your savings.

Higher Interest Rates are Good News for Savings

Rising mortgage interest rates are making headlines this year. However, higher interest rates are great news for savings. If you have cash to invest, now… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2022
  • by First Fed
First Fed District Branch Manager Jody Copeland and her team members are ready to help you maximize your savings.
Inflated costs and supply shortages have inspired some to try <a href="https://vespertineboutique.com/collections/period/products/hello-cup-s-m-small-medium" target="_blank">alternative menstrual products</a>. Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend can help answer any questions you may have.

Time to think outside of the tampon box?

If you’re a person that menstruates you may have noticed some important products missing from store shelves. First it was cat food, then baby formula,… Continue reading

Inflated costs and supply shortages have inspired some to try <a href="https://vespertineboutique.com/collections/period/products/hello-cup-s-m-small-medium" target="_blank">alternative menstrual products</a>. Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend can help answer any questions you may have.