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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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
Halloween party at OMP Children's Clinic

Checking in with PC Grad Ariel Hodge, MA-C, CMA (AAMA)

PC alumna Ariel Hodge has worked at Olympic Medical Physicians Women’s Health Clinic as an MA-C for the past three years. Originally from Northern California,… Continue reading

Halloween party at OMP Children's Clinic
Your business could qualify for thousands of dollars per eligible employee through the Employee Retention Credit tax refund.

Business Owners: File for Your ERC Tax Refund Now

Was your business impacted negatively by the pandemic? Your business may be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) tax refund. PPP and ERC Together… Continue reading

Your business could qualify for thousands of dollars per eligible employee through the Employee Retention Credit tax refund.
Find Vespertine Boutique on Facebook, Instagram and at 914 Water St. in Port Townsend.

One secret to happiness in aging? Stop trying to recapture lost youth

Tools to help sexual health challenges of older adults can be useful at all ages

Find Vespertine Boutique on Facebook, Instagram and at 914 Water St. in Port Townsend.
Jesse Major is a Public Records Analyst for Clallam County and previously worked as a journalist for the Peninsula Daily News. His time working at The Buccaneer, Peninsula College’s award-winning student newspaper, was the launch of a wild career.

Skills honed in PC Journalism Program help shape graduate’s career trajectory

By Jesse Major My time working at The Buccaneer, Peninsula College’s award-winning student newspaper, was the launch of a wild career I could never have… Continue reading

Jesse Major is a Public Records Analyst for Clallam County and previously worked as a journalist for the Peninsula Daily News. His time working at The Buccaneer, Peninsula College’s award-winning student newspaper, was the launch of a wild career.
First Fed Board of Directors with Field Arts & Events Hall leadership. Photo credit: Zoe Bowen.

First Fed Gives $2M to Field Hall to Support Local Economic Development

Along the waterfront in downtown Port Angeles, a new community space is taking shape. Field Arts & Events Hall will provide a world-class home for… Continue reading

First Fed Board of Directors with Field Arts & Events Hall leadership. Photo credit: Zoe Bowen.
College in High School participant Maizie Tucker.
College in High School participant Maizie Tucker.
Tarot cards by Wren McMurdo Brignac (@wren_aissance on Instagram)

Understanding this common condition will help more women live pain free. Period.

One of the things we aspire to do at Vespertine is to raise awareness around sexual health while building an inclusive safe space where people… Continue reading

Tarot cards by Wren McMurdo Brignac (@wren_aissance on Instagram)
Matthew Garner graduated from the Peninsula College Honors Program, where he learned how to conduct research at the university level. He's now a Ph.D. graduate student in chemistry at Portland State University, and hopes to someday return to Peninsula College as a professor.

When an accident ended his construction career, the local community college helped him retrain

“Had I gone straight to the university I doubt I would have made it this far.”

Matthew Garner graduated from the Peninsula College Honors Program, where he learned how to conduct research at the university level. He's now a Ph.D. graduate student in chemistry at Portland State University, and hopes to someday return to Peninsula College as a professor.
Sydney Roberts attended Peninsula College through the Running Start Program, gaining valuable skills which helped her pursue a degree in medicine.

How Sydney Roberts built a foundation for medical school, and success, at PC

I am grateful for Peninsula College and the opportunities it afforded me, teaching me skills to become successful at the University of Washington and beyond.… Continue reading

Sydney Roberts attended Peninsula College through the Running Start Program, gaining valuable skills which helped her pursue a degree in medicine.
Richele Ferretti worked full time while completing the BAS Program at Peninsula College. Taking classes helped her discover she had a lot more leadership qualities than she’d realized.

BAS Program offers one-on-one interaction and flexibility to fit student schedules

By Richele Ferretti When I attended a university for a year, I had no connection with my instructor or fellow students. One of the reasons… Continue reading

Richele Ferretti worked full time while completing the BAS Program at Peninsula College. Taking classes helped her discover she had a lot more leadership qualities than she’d realized.
The experienced BrokersGroup team of real estate professionals is ready to serve you.

Sequim’s own BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals celebrates 15 years!

‘Hey, we’re still here!’: This local business is ready to celebrate with the community

  • Apr 11, 2022
  • by Brokers Group Real Estate Professionals
  • Real estate
The experienced BrokersGroup team of real estate professionals is ready to serve you.
A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life changes.

Have you had your annual financial check-up?

If financial freedom is a life goal for you, a financial plan is critical. A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life… Continue reading

A comprehensive financial plan should be reassessed periodically to incorporate life changes.
Whether you’re searching for your first home, your next home or your forever home, the team at RE/MAX Prime in Sequim is here to help.

RE/MAX Prime Celebrates 12 years in Sequim

RE/MAX Prime in Sequim, is well-versed in neighborhoods throughout the Olympic Peninsula. Their brokers are skilled in local market knowledge. RE/MAX Prime celebrates 12 years… Continue reading

Whether you’re searching for your first home, your next home or your forever home, the team at RE/MAX Prime in Sequim is here to help.