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BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber

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Opening January 2015

HHJ Architects PLLC 1409 Alexander Ave. East, Suite B Fife, Washington 98424

T. 253.922.4168 F. 253.922.7391 W.

ARCHITECTS Architecture Urban design Planning

In JANUARY 2015 Mason Transit Authority will have space available at the newly renovated TRANSIT-COMMUNITY CENTER Merritt Arch pllc P.O. Box 2074 Tacoma, Washington, 98401

T. 253.383.5300 F. 253.383.5600 e.

at 601 W. Franklin St. in downtown Shelton, WA. Lease spaces can be tailored to the needs of micro-businesses and smaller program/offices. The rate will be $1.50 /sf for the retail space and $1.25/sf for the program/office space. Gymnasium, commercial kitchen, computer lab and conference rooms will be leased on a per hour/ daily basis for events and community gatherings. The facility will provide a central location for all ages to meet, recreate and learn while connecting through public transit.

AVAILABLE SPACE: recreational and event space Retail/commercial space on Franklin Street

5,238 SF 3,000 SF 1,311 SF 606 SF 800 SF 2,454 SF 5,116 SF

(with 21 stations) Conference rooms Office/program space (1st & 2nd floor)

Interested parties should contact: Kathy Geist Transit-Community Center Manager, Mason Transit Authority

phone: 360-432-5754 | BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber


Pulling together is the Mason County Way


Heidi McCutcheon | Executive Director


I was born and raised in Shelton. When I turned 18, I couldn’t get out of here fast enough. And then I grew up and couldn’t wait to come home. My husband and I moved back to Shelton in 2009 and we have lived here happily since that time. I have friends from Seattle, Portland and Lacey who want to know, “Why in the heck would you move back to Shelton?!” Actually, it’s for many reasons: the natural beauty, the proximity of both the busy city and stark wilderness, but mostly, it’s because of the quality of the people. People who care and people who want to make a difference. I’m happy to share with you two great examples that have taken place in the last month. We support each other. On Tuesday, March 11, Maple Glen Senior Living had an early morning fire in their kitchen. Shelton School District came through in a flash with two school buses to drive all the residents (the little old ladies were ecstatic to be carried down the stairs by Central Mason Fire & EMS) to their competitor, Alpine Way Continuing Care Community, who willingly and graciously served breakfast and lunch while the damage was cleaned up. Meanwhile, Mason County PUD#3 heard about it and asked, “Who’s going to transport all those walkers and wheelchairs?” and sent down a truck to transport. It is the kind of thing you don’t typically see in the big city. We also come together for our neighbors, whom we don’t necessarily know personally. With the volunteer help of our community and many of our local businesses, we sent a trailer full of goods and $2,000 in cash & gift cards to the workers of the Oso Mudslide – after just four hours of gathering donations on March 29 at ProBuild. Jeff Selby of Awnaroll Painting brought down his enclosed trailer to be filled. He and his daughter delivered all the goods the following morning. Lisa Brengan (Mason County Fire Dist. 4) and Brad McCutcheon (Olympia Sheet Metal) donated their time to accept the donations. Nifty Thrifty and


Brian Kelly| Miles Sand & Gravel


Melanie Bakala| State Farm Insurance

Treasures Thrift Stores donated several bags of items, including socks, towels and camo gear, as did Verle’s Sporting Goods. Angela & John Clements (Hood Canal School and Mason PUD#3, respectively) donated $300 of Walmart gift cards and Appliance Repair Plus donated $500 of gas gift cards. Then, Rosie & Mike Bottai (Greater Success LLC) dropped off a bag full of Nutrié energy drinks & protein bars and Black Star Printing brought a big box of construction orange shirts & vests. Aren’t these stories amazing? It is what makes me so proud to be from and live in Mason County. Many of these businesses attend our annual Business Expo & Bite of Mason County. If you are unsure of what the “business expo” is, simply put, it is a showcase of area businesses. There are prizes, games and raffles throughout the day and it is an opportunity for community members (that’s you!) to see what our businesses have to offer. From our “retail alley” to the food court (typically about a dozen restaurants attend), the service providers to the nonprofit organizations, they are all under one roof for one day. So, save the date of Thursday, July 17 and come to the Shelton High School Minidome. You’ll be impressed to know: it’s FREE to attend! If you have a story to share with me about a business or a person who is making a difference in our community, I’d love to hear it. So often we hear the bad things and forget to talk about what makes Mason County such an incredible place to live, work and play.


Kelley Crabtree | Maple Glen Senior Living


Janene Bandes | Pier 101 Gift Shop & Boutique


Rick Verbarendse | Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club


Steve Andrewski | CareerQuest Herb Baze | Black Star, The Strip Steakhouse Patti Case | Green Diamond Resource Company Russ Denney | Pantorium Cleaners Jill Himlie | Windermere Real Estate/Himlie Inc. Jennifer Owens | Peninsula Federal Credit Union Patty Ayala Ross | Timberland Regional Library Wes Taylor | Taylor Shellfish



& Bite of Mason County Chamber EVENTS

AUCTION details announced Government Affairs REPORT SCENE AND HEARD



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SUMMER activities & classes


Ties to our WATERWAYS




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Cover Photo by George Stenberg – prints for sale at Pier 101 Gift Shop & Boutique.

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Chamber advocates for business and community growth Brian Kelly | Operations Manager, Miles Sand & Gravel 2014 President of the Chamber Board

As I prepared for my year as president of the Chamber Board, I met with past presidents, talked with fellow members, and planned with the new Board of Trustees. Throughout all of those conversations, one thing was clear: in order to affect change – for the benefit of our members and the community at large – the Chamber must take an active role in local government. In just the past few months, we have weighed in on critical issues: The Chamber supported the Shelton School District’s replacement levy, recognizing the importance of high performing schools in attracting new employers as well as in hiring and keeping great employees. Meanwhile, we are reviewing the pending reconfiguration plans. During the Legislative Session, members of the Government Affairs Committee joined in meetings with Rep. Kathy Haigh (D-Shelton), Rep. Drew MacEwen (R-Union), and Sen. Tim Sheldon (D-Potlach). We reviewed the proposed bills – including a $15 minimum wage – and reemphasized the Chamber’s priorities: do no harm to business, focus State government before asking for revenue, address workers compensation reform, protect resource industries, and prioritize the Belfair By-Pass project (see full report on page 10).

Another hot topic is the Shelton Hills project, planned for the site on the west side of US Hwy 101 North at Wallace-Kneeland Blvd. The Chamber has officially supported this development since 2010 when the Board agreed with Hall Equities’ position that “Shelton is an attractive community for development with a unique mix of proximity to a variety of amenities from population centers to recreation opportunities.” We continue to appreciate their efforts to work with state and local agencies and adjacent landowners to negotiate creative and equitable solutions for the many challenges that are presented in a large multi-use development. Currently, the City is deliberating over three options for water system infrastructure improvement. The outcome will drastically affect both businesses and residents within City limits. I am hopeful that the Commissioners will keep in mind the Chamber’s concerns about taking on an inordinate $6.9M loan

Brian Kelly | Miles Sand & Gravel and that they will conclude that option 2 is the best decision. Option 2 will make steps forward and take advantage of low interest loans without creating unnecessary risk and uncertainty for the city’s taxpayers. If you would like additional information on this, I encourage you to call the Chamber office or City Commissioners. As we all know, the economy in Mason County is still struggling to limp back to life from the 2008 recession. Every decision made by policy makers affects the potential economic progress here. I, along with the Chamber Board and staff, will continue to engage in open dialogue with our elected officials in hopes that together we can build a stronger community.

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Chamber to hold golf socials throughout the summer Heidi McCutcheon | Chamber Director

I had a great childhood, growing up near Shelton High School. It was the perfect setting to play, and throughout our childhood, my brother and I were told to “go outside and don’t come home until it’s dark.” That mantra is now ingrained into me and it almost seems wrong to go inside before the sun sets. Especially in the summer months, I yearn to be outside. I’ve found that playing golf is a great excuse to get some fresh air and it gives me a sense of purpose to be outdoors. Because of that, I’m excited to announce the Chamber is hosting our first ever golf socials on Monday afternoons at Alderbrook Golf Course throughout the summer. Beginning on Monday, June 2, Chamber members and Friends of the Chamber (see page 13) can hit the greens for just $60 a month or $200 for the four month season. Tee time is at 5:00 PM and teams will consist of two players.

Melanie Bakala, Agent

Gold Level

Clowns Unlimited, Inc. Columbia Bank Heritage Bank Mason County Taxi Miles Sand & Gravel Shelton Dental Center Shelton Dental Excellence

Each two person team will be paired with another team to create a foursome, so you’ll have plenty of chances to meet new people and get to know others with the same passion (or insanity, depending on your own definition of golf ).

Silver Level

Space is limited, so get you and your partner squared away now! If you need us to pair you with someone we can do that as well.

96.9 KAYO/KGY Radio Adept Law PLLC A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed & Breakfast Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club Arcadia Salon Blondie’s Restaurant Buben School of Beauty Community Financial Center EI. Kristen & Son Construction, Inc. Ear, Nose & Throat Associates SW Fred Meyer McComb Wagner Funeral Home Maple Glen Senior Living Rockets & Rainbows Shelton Timberland/William G. Reed Public Library Skokomish Farms Inc. Sweet Shack Bakery & Tea House LLC The Patty Wagon United Way of Mason County Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs Watson Diesel Repair, LLC Windermere/Himlie Real Estate

To register or for more information, visit or call the Chamber office at (360) 426-2021. Entry fee covers an individual’s green fees, cart rental is additional.


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Shopping, Restaurants, Businesses & Prizes on July 17 Stop by the Shelton High School Minidome on July 17 to try local fare from an assortment of local restaurants, shop at a number of local retailers, and visit with neighboring business people all under the same roof! The Chamber is proud to host the 14th annual Business Expo & Bite of Mason County – connecting our businesses with our community. This event has the feel of a high energy block party with both businesses and community organizations drawing on showmanship and flair to get the attention of visitors, while sharing what makes their business so dynamic. The Expo is the largest business event in Mason County, which was attended by nearly 3,500 members of the public in 2013. “We hope to see another amazing turnout from the community. It’s such a wonderful way to discover the services available in Mason County. And between the shopping opportunities and the delicious bites our restaurants offer, it’s just too good to pass up!” says Chamber director Heidi McCutcheon.

As always, the community is called to vote for their favorites to receive the coveted “Golden Fork” and “Best Booth” awards. Last year’s top honors went to Smoking Mo’s and Hood Canal Communications, respectively. The 2014 Business Expo & Bite of Shelton will be held Thursday, July 17 at the SHS Minidome from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Stop by to experience the wide array of interactive games, giveaways and drawings; admission and parking are free to the public. For more information visit our website at or call (360) 426-2021.

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Upcoming Chamber Member Events Friday, May 2

Coffee & Conversation 7:30 – 8:30 AM Roosters Restaurant 3001 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton

Monday, May 12

Elevator Pitch & Expo Workshop 12:00 –1:00 PM Mason Fire Dist 4 2970 SE Arcadia Rd, Shelton

Wednesday, May 14

Business After Hours 5:30 – 7:00 PM The Shopper 2505 Olympic Hwy N, Ste 220 B, Shelton

Thursday, May 29

Customer Service Seminar with International Speaker Brad Worthley 9:00 – 11:00 AM Mason PUD#3 2621 Johns Prairie Rd, Shelton

Friday, June 6

Coffee & Conversation 7:30 – 8:30 AM Roosters Restaurant 3001 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton

Tuesday, June 10

Ribbon Cutting Expansion 4:00 – 5:00 PM Taylor Shellfish 50 W Fredson Rd, Shelton

Wednesday, June 11 Business After Hours 5:30 – 7:00 PM Peninsula Credit Union 521 W Railroad Ave, Shelton

Friday, June 13

Chamber Annual Auction 6:00 – 10:00 PM Alderbrook Resort & Spa 7101 E State Route 106, Union

Monday, June 23

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Upcoming Chamber Member Events

“Dr. Busacca & his team understand and care about my fears.”

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Wednesday, July 9

Business After Hours 5:30 - 7:00 PM Hood Canal Communications 300 E Dalby Rd, Union

Thursday, July 17

Business Expo & Bite of Mason County Open to the Public! Shelton High School Mini Dome 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton

July 28

Your confidence is important to us.

Business Builder Workshop Emergency Preparedness 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location TBD

Not just in a healthy and beautiful smile – but also your confidence in nearly 40 years as a local dentist you and your family can trust!

Harstine Island Community Choir Spring Concert

Afraid of pain or cost?

Don’t wait any longer. My team and I are serious about using the best treatment options that suit your comfort levels and your budget. We look forward to earning your trust.

The choir is preparing “A Great American Songbook” to celebrate a decade of bringing choral music to Mason County.

Dr. William Busacca, DDS. PS 1525 Olympic Hwy N., Shelton


The familiar songs cover a period from roughly the turn of the 20th century to the 1960’s. In a little more than 50 years, Americans experienced, two world wars, the boom of the “roaring twenties,” followed by the great depression, followed by the rise of the “baby boomers.” In true Yankee-style, Americans released music from the grand opera houses and gilded concert halls common in Europe, and spread it everywhere.

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Concerts are free, but donations help support music opportunities in our community.

Harstine Island Choir Concert Schedule:

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Friday, May 16, 7:00 - 8:00 PM Northside Baptist Church, 50 E Island Lake Rd, Shelton


Saturday, May 17, 3:00 - 4:30 PM St Hugh Episcopal Church, 280 E Wheelwright, Allyn


641 W Golden Pheasant Road Shelton, WA 98584 BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber

Sunday, May 18, 3:00 - 4:30 PM Harstine Is Community Hall, 3371 E Harstine Is Rd

Monday to Friday 7:30 – 6:00 | Saturday 7:30 – 1:00



Friday, June 13

The Chamber invites cowboys and ladies alike to the Chamber Auction – a western affair. Put on your boots and join us on Friday, June 13 at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. With games, raffles, silent & live auctions, ice cold drinks, and gourmet food, it’s gearing up to be a fantastic evening that you won’t want to miss! Again, this year’s event promises to boast whimsical over-the-top centerpieces and a variety of auction items – from jewelry items and wine tastings to golf excursions and family zoo passes. Some favorite items are “Chief for a Day” donated by Mason County Fire District 4 where a lucky person is picked up for work in a fire engine and eats lunch with firefighters or the “Rock Core Firepit” donated by Miles Sand & Gravel. Tickets are just $40 per person and with plans for a fun event at a stunning venue; space will undoubtedly fill up quickly! Call (360) 426-2021 or email info@ today. A limited number of rooms are available for event guests at a special rate of $169/night.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. The mission of the Chamber is to encourage and maintain a vibrant business community, promote tourism, and facilitate economic development.

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For more information about the auction, contact: Auction Chair Lisa Woodard by email: or (360) 456-7757; Chamber: or by phone to (360) 426-2021.

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Spa basket – incl. massage certificate, lotion, candle, etc. Wine tasting set, wines, wine log, tasting book, cheese board Jewelry items Tanning gift certificate, lotion & tote bag

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Landscaping services & supplies DIY: tool kits, picture hanging supplies, stud finder & measuring tape Gardening tools, gloves, seeds, & yard art Framed art or photography Guest room basket: candle, toiletries, tooth brush, sewing kit, etc. Cleaning services Tools: wheelbarrow, chainsaw, weed whacker Auto supplies: wash, wax, cleaning wipes, air freshener, micro cloth, detail gift certificate

BBQ grill, sauce, brushes, tongs, rubs & spices Ice cream bowls & scoop, toppings, and gift certificate for Olympic Mt. Ice Cream Local produce & specialty foods Pasta: colander, sauce, pasta, etc.

Beer growler & pilsner glasses Poker chips, cards, drinks, snacks & cigars Ultimate tailgate package Seattle Mariners game tickets


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S’mores goodies & outdoor fire pit Guided fishing trip Crabbing or shrimping gear: pot, buoys, line, and tide books Kayaking passes Cooler and camping equipment: tarp, playing cards, flashlight, fire starters, bug spray, sunscreen Lift tickets, goggles, and/or ski & board accessories

Movie passes and snacks Kids arts and crafts basket A day at Hands On Children’s Museum Pampered pet: supplies & grooming certificate Classic board games & cards

Restaurant gift certificates Dinner & overnight stay at a luxury resort Theater tickets, dinner & overnight in the city

Coffee basket: mugs, beans & travel mug Sports memorabilia Home office: supplies and stylish organization In-Laws Survival Kit Bird house kit with seed and bird watching book Mystery dinner set, including costumes & props

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2014 Legislative session ends without fireworks – and on time

Julie Nichols | Whitehouse & Nichols LLP | Chamber Government Affairs Committee Chair

The Legislature’s 60 day session ended just before midnight on March 13 after lawmakers

passed a bipartisan supplemental operating budget that managed to put more money into K-12 education without raising taxes.

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The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee visited in Olympia with 35th District Legislators on February 25, reiterating the Chamber’s 2014 priorities: 1) Do no harm to business; 2) Focus state government before asking for new revenue; 3) Reform the worker’s compensation system; and 4) protect Mason County’s resource industry jobs.


At different points during the session, Democratic proposals to increase taxes on bottled water, recycled fuel, prescription drugs, e-cigarettes, and to eliminate the sales tax exemption for out-of-state shoppers appeared to be moving forward, but in the end, none of these came to pass. “Like any compromise, there were things in the budget I did not like. But, I did appreciate that everyone sat at the table and was able to reach a responsible and sustainable spending plan that balances over four years,” said Rep. Drew MacEwen (R-Union).


Despite broad support among the construction industry and business community, the Legislature did not reach agreement on a statewide transportation funding package. The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus remained firm that any revenue package would have to come with reforms and changes to the way the Department of Transportation does business.

Regulatory Reform

Once again, the House Democratic Leadership refused to consider additional reforms to Washington’s workers’ compensation system despite support from the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus.

On the positive side, the Legislature passed a bill that will ensure greater transparency when it comes to permit processing by requiring state agencies to publicly post permitting times. In addition, a bill sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon (D-Potlatch) passed that extends an existing tax credit for developers who would like to build low-income housing in unincorporated urban-growth areas. The credit previously applied to counties and cities with populations over 350,000 and this bill allows rural areas the same benefit. “This would give people the opportunity to live in the same area as where they work; there is a tremendous need for new affordable housing in Mason County,” said Sen. Sheldon. The bill also received the support of Reps. Haigh & MacEwen.

Minimum Wage

In addition to the looming transportation discussion, minimum wage is certain to remain at the forefront looking forward to the 2015 legislative session. In his State of the State Address in January, Governor Jay Inslee called for a significant hike to approximately $12/hour. Just a few weeks ago, on April 14, activists filed a Seattle city charter amendment to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2015. The measure calls for a three-year phasein for small business (250 or fewer full-time employees). During the Chamber Government Affairs Committee’s visit to Olympia on February 25, Rep. Kathy Haigh warned the delegation that the business community should “get used to the idea” of a minimum wage hike and she predicted that an increase would likely pass if put to a vote of the people.

19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 360.877.5656

360-432-5844 Monday thru Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

405 Railroad Ave., Shelton, WA 98584 BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber


Our Business After Hours social events always include good food, great friends, and outstanding networking! Business After Hours is a free networking social for Chamber members and Friends of the Chamber. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and network with other business owners, community leaders and elected officials.

March 12 hosted by Maple Glen Senior Living

April 9 hosted by Our Community Credit Union

Our upcoming events will be hosted at The Shopper on May 14; Peninsula Credit Union on June 11; and Hood Canal Communications on July 9. February 12 hosted by Pier 101 Gift Shop & Women’s Boutique

Maple Glen Senior Living staff and residents would like to thank all the community members who have shared their time and talents with us. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities at Maple Glen, please contact Kimberly Janda, (360) 427-0300. Whatever your interest and abilities may be, you can put your time, skills and abilities to good use. Call today!

Join us the 2nd Sunday of

Every Month, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Free to seniors 55+


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Below, local boy scout troop #110 assist with flag raising at Hood canal School.

Congratulations to these local businesses!

2014 is already off to a bright start with grand openings and patriotic celebrations for a few of our newest members.

Bella Casa Cleaning Services (Cleaning Services); Express Employment Professionals Aberdeen (Employment Services); Express Employment Professionals Olympia (Employment Services); Fashion Cents Boutique (Retail); Lake Cushman Resort (Hotels & Lodging); Washington Home Center

Congratulations Pacific Northwest Auction Service on their new showroom.

(Manufactured & Modular Homes); Mason County Forest Festival Association (Non-Profit & Community Organizations) ;Mental Health Professionals LLC (Health Care); Pacific Northwest Auction Service (Auction & Estate Sales); Port of Hoodsport (Government); RAM Electric (Construction & Contractors); and The Tides Restaurant (Restaurant). See the directory on pages 30-39 for a complete list of members.

The community celebrated the opening of Fashion Cents in downtown Shelton.

Neighbors? Join us for the Alderbrook Local Advantage!

Want more? Sign up now for the Alderbrook Advantage Gold Members Program!

Thank you!

We are pleased to welcome Mason County residents & our neighbors (within 20 minutes of the Resort) with special discounts – like 20% off at the restaurant & spa! Call for more information (360) 898-2200 and start saving today! Cannot be combined with other offers, cards not valid on holidays, holiday weekends or on parties larger than 4.

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Starting at just $55/month! Call now 898-5520 for details

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Become a Friend of the Chamber


By now you likely know what the Chamber is and what we do in our community. Do you want to get involved but don’t own a business? No problem. We have a membership opportunity specifically designed for community members who wish to engage with Chamber.

Scott & Karen Hillburn, Shelton WA

If you are interested in participating in the chamber as a non-voting member for personal enrichment rather than business and political reasons, joining as a Friend of the Chamber may be for you! This opportunity is designed to encourage individuals wishing to contribute to our business community through participation in the Chamber’s committees, events, and programs.

The cost to join as a Friend of the Chamber is just $75 per person, annually. As a member, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge and access to the Chamber’s summer golf socials, membership meetings, Business After Hours networking events, email updates, and volunteer opportunities to create a strong and sustainable business community.

Friends of the Chamber can be retirees, mentors, volunteers, individuals who enjoy networking and individuals who support a strong local economy. However, a Friend must not be self-employed and not seeking financial gain or political office.

The only requirement is that you are a member of the local community who wants to be “in the loop.” If that sounds like you, call (360) 426-2021 or email heidi@ to join today.

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The Mason Area Fair Rodeo Court braved the rain at the Hama Hama Oyster Rama where they helped raise funds for the Hood Canal School Education Association by selling hot dogs. Way to represent Mason County!

Shelton Kiwanis Club is celebrating 90 years of service. The community is invited to an anniversary open house 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 22 at the Shelton Civic Center.

Hood Canal School was visited by the reigning Miss Washington, Reina Almon, who spent the day with grades 4 through 8.

Annette Creekpaum and Scott Peterson, with the 2014 NWPPA safety award.

The Northwest Public Power Association recognized Mason PUD#3 as the best in its category for safety for hours worked in 2013.

Stop by Skipworth Store to check out the completely reorganized layout and new products!

Skyline Drive-In Theater is celebrating its 50th season this summer. Walter Dacon Wines is sweeping up awards, their GSM being named one of four top Wines Xinh Dwelley of Xinh’s by Washington Tasting Room Clam and Oyster House won magazine. At the First Place in Shelton Relay Annual American For Life’s Chowder Cook Fine Wine Compe- Off. tition their 2009 Appanage scored Skokomish Farms was cited a Gold Medal and in the New York Times for its a Silver Medal was innovative approach to “agriawarded to both hood” – incorporating farms the 2008 Maginto new housing nifique & 2009 developments. BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber 14 GSM. 14



Congratulations to the Strip Steak House for celebrating their 5th anniversary on March 12!


The Mason County Historical Society compiled a volume of images of Angle, Heckman, Andrews and Palmer – local photographers who captured our community over time. Proceeds benefit the Mason County Historical Society.

Our Community Credit Union won Business of the Year from the Montesano Chamber of Commerce.

Attention all gardeners!

Sage Book Store is offering free coffee grounds on a first come first serve basis.

Sweet Shack Bakery & Tea House offers parties after hours at their Railroad Ave location.

Get your paint on! Alderbrook Properties is offering 6 week art classes with Robert Kamin at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club.



566 local kids participated in the Shelton Timberland Library’s Annual Family Sing and Read Aloud

Osaka Sushi & Asian Bistro on Railroad now serves great Pho’ along with delicious Sushi! Check out the great “Pho-tos” on their facebook!


Taylor Shellfish shucked over 10,000 oysters at Taste of Washington. Visit their retail store on Lynch Road for your own salty treat!

The Shelton Arts Commission donated $1,236.25 to The Saint’s Pantry Food Bank with the 9th Annual Empty Bowls Project. chamber members The Strip Steak House and Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House and other local restaurants donated soup and bread. KGY 1240 AM is now simulcasting on 95.3FM.

SIGNS OF PROGRESS! Robin Hood Village Resort has updated their sign – we think it’s a winner!

Check out Arcadia Salon’s new sign on Olympic Hwy! With four stylists, they are seeking a massage therapist to join the team.

Are you longing to be bronze? 2nd Street Design Studio is now offering spray tanning.


The Port of Hoodsport installed new public restrooms.


Salish Cliffs Golf Course is named as a top ten must-play golf course in the Pacific NW.


Peninsula Credit Union introduces the Anything Loan, which can be as small as $500 and offers a beginning 5.99% APR.


8th Annual Easter Oyster Egg Hunt by Steph’s Espresso Neither a little rain – nor a great downpour – could dampen the excitement of this run. This year’s event boasted 60,000 eggs!

Mason County Youth Baseball Association offered their first Spring Break Baseball Camp.

Looking to get in shape while having fun? Shelton Athletic Club is now offering BOXFIT classes.



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Protect an Important Asset – Your Identity Mike Oliver | Mutual of Omaha

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States – two major factors fueling this fire are the rise in credit applications over the Internet and the tremendous proliferation of credit cards. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your specific identifying information, such as your Social Security number, to acquire goods or services in your name. A thief can use basic personal information, along with a false address, to get credit cards and other forms of identification, such as a driver’s license. When any of these events occur, an identity has been stolen. Typically, the majority of damage is done very quickly, sometimes within days, before the victim is even aware of a problem.

Identity thieves act fast Identity thieves will: • • • •

Open a new credit card account, using your name, date of birth and Social Security number. When they use the credit card and don’t pay the bills, the delinquent account is reported on your credit report. Call your credit card issuer and, pretending to be you, change the mailing address on your credit card account. Then, your imposter runs up charges on your account. Because your bills are being sent to the new address, you may not immediately realize there’s a problem. Establish cellular phone service in your name. Open a bank account in your name and write bad checks on that account.

Safeguard your identity

You can safeguard your identity through these precautions: • • • • • • • • •

Don’t carry your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport in your purse or wallet, except when needed. Don’t print your Social Security or driver’s license number on checks. Sign credit cards immediately. Keep photocopies of the front and back of credit cards in a safe location. This will help cancel the cards if stolen. Don’t leave receipts from credit cards, back accounts or ATM transactions lying in the open. Shred mailings that include unused financial solicitations such as pre-approved credit cards. Make sure your mailbox is secure and remove mail as soon as it arrives. Don’t provide Social Security or credit card numbers over the telephone or Internet unless you’ve initiated the contact. Contact a major credit reporting company at least annually to review your file. Should identity theft occur, notify credit card companies immediately; if the credit card is reported missing before charges are made, the cardholder owes nothing. If you suspect someone is using your Social Security number, contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 269-0271.

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Chamber springs into beautification What do Shelton’s spring flower baskets and Christmas decorations have in common? They are both programs supported by the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce to beautify our community. The lovely flower baskets that grace our streets for the summer months would not be possible without your support. Individual sponsors and the business community have taken responsibility for the costs associated with the installation and upkeep of the flower baskets, streetlight banners, and Christmas decorations. Donations can be made towards the collective project – or – individual flower baskets may also be sponsored for $200 each. The $200 offsets the cost of materials and maintenance for the season. Donors may choose to sponsor a basket in honor of a special someone or in memoriam of a loved one. The committee’s fundraising effort has already begun by contacting businesses, service organizations, employee associations, and reaching out to the greater community. There is a tremendous cost associated with beautifying our community.

Because this is such a large and important community-wide project, the Chamber is asking for everyone’s involvement to assist with financial support to install and maintain the flower baskets and street banners. If you would like more information on this effort or would like to donate, please contact the Chamber at or (360) 426-2021. Please send any financial contributions to the Chamber’s office at PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584. Gifts of any amount are appreciated! Additional details are available online at www. or you may contact any of the following committee members directly: Jill Himlie (Chair), Steve Andrewski, Patti Case, Virginia McCarty, Ron Pannell, and John Tarrant.

The perfect place to live and play! Alderbrook is a member-owned golf course that is also open to public play. Our clubhouse includes a restaurant, bar and golf shop. We’re proud of the food at the Club~House Grille. It’s a great place to stop in for food and brews after golf or for small private functions. Golf course & dining facilities open every day for golf, tournaments and special events including: corporate outings, banquets and weddings. Memberships are available. Call now for information:

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Are you ready to ROLL into Summer? Rachel Hansen | Editor BIGHT

With Memorial Weekend just around the corner, Summer will be here sooner than you think. It’s hard to imagine the long warm days when you are still wearing boots to work. This year, don’t get caught off guard by missing some of the great active programs offered locally. Not only will you get the opportunity to learn exercise and participate – you might even meet some new friends!

Shelton Parks & Recreation Programs Registration information is available at or contact Mark Ziegler, 432-5194,

TEAM Building

STRETCH your limbs

$530 per team; registration fee is due by May 16. Play begins June 9.

A gentle approach, offering adaptations of movement to a variety of levels. Techniques to support those with chronic pain and other health challenges.

Adult Coed Softball League

Learn some SKILLS Youth Tennis Lessons

Focus is on fundamentals & fun, beginners to advanced levels. Instructed by Highclimber coach, John Perry. Ages 8-18. Dates TBD. SHS Tennis Courts


Tuesdays 10:00 AM, Shelton Civic Center $72 | 6 week sessions.


The state of relaxation fostered by T’ai Chi helps balance the nervous system, providing physiological benefits that can be felt by young and old alike. Tuesdays 6:30 PM Shelton Civic Center - $80/12 week sessions

Drop-in Pickleball for Adults

Fitness Mix for Adults

Kids, cover some GROUND

Fun, mixed exercise class that incorporates pilates, yoga, and tai chi. Caters to all levels and abilities. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 PM Shelton Civic Center. $45 one day/ $85 two days per eight week session. .

Like tennis but indoors with wood paddle and whiffle type ball. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 PM,Olympic Middle School. $3/ drop-in fee.

Hershey Track Meet

June 4 | Shelton High School Stadium Registration at 5:00 PM. Boys and girls ages 9-14; meet starts at 5:30 PM. Free event.

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Joonbug Yoga Group & Private classes

Joonbug Yoga | (360) 556-6205 Join us for group and private Yoga classes, workshops and private lessons for adults and children. Modifications are provided throughout our classes as we bring focus inward and embrace the many benefits of moving mindfully with breath work while respecting and listening to our bodies. Beginners welcome to all classes! Pre-registration is required for all classes by purchasing a class card. First class is free.

Monday – Tuesday

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Shelton Butokukan Karate Club

Classes for adults, children and for both parents and kids to train together. Junior program stresses confidence, focus and respect. All ages, monthly rates, vary with number of enrolled family members, 2505 Olympic Hwy N. #160 Shelton, (360) 427 0374 More Youth Opportunities:

4-H Summer Camp at Panhandle Lake

August 3 - 8 | Shelton, WA Adventured blended with the traditional camp experience. Participants meet youth from across the county, work together as teammates while growing personally. For information contact Kathy Fuller at (360) 427-9670 ext 681, South Mason Youth Soccer Club June 16 - July 24; one player $40/ 2 players $70/ 3 players $95/ 4 players $130. Fall Soccer registration starts in July, Other community youth programs: Shelton Kings Youth Football Must register by July 13,, (360) 239-0282 Shelton Kings Cheerleading, (360) 490-9522 Mason County Youth Baseball & Fastpitch, (360) 490-2178

Get ready for Summer water play! Spring Swim Lessons: May 12-June 11; Two class times Monday/Wednesday Class 1: 5:15 - 5:55 PM; Class 2: 6:00 - 6:40 PM Summer Swim Lessons: July - August; three class times offered daily: Times and Dates TBD. Each lesson is 40 minutes long;Cost $60/9 lessons; details visit: or (360) 426-4240

210 N. Fairway Dr. W. Hoodsport, WA 98548

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Timberland Library Events

The Shelton, Belfair & Hoodsport libraries provide ongoing events and classes for all ages and interests – from story time gatherings to author talks, and teen gaming events. Search your library at

Wacky Science

On-line reservations are now available, tournaments are welcomed.

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Timberland Library, Shelton ,WA | May 15, 4:00 PM Become a wacky scientist! Explore and enjoy a variety of kid-friendly science projects led by WSU/4-H staff. All supplies provided by 4-H STEM, Grades 1- 6, free.

Maybe School’s not out after all... Shelton School District offers Summer school opportunities for grades K - 3 and 9 -12. For details visit Children enrolled in K - 3 can attend Summer School classes from July 21 - Aug 8 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Preference is given to students working below grade level in the Shelton School District. Classes are hosted at Bordeaux Elementary. The cost is $5 per child. High School Academic Classes are available from July 7 – Aug 7, 8:00 AM - 12:05 PM. Registration deadline is July 5.

Summer Kick-off with the Pacific Science Center

Get out there! Four-County Summer Youth Adventure Pass just $13 Mason Transit Authority is once gain offering a youth pass valid Memorial Day through Labor Day. This pass is for ages 6-17 and is honored on all routes in Mason, Clallam, Grays Harbor, and Jefferson. Youth can explore the Olympic Peninsula using public transit for a total savings of $41 on summer travel. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. Passes are available at the MTA Business Office, Mason County Treasurer’s office in Shelton, and QFC in Belfair. Details at

Timberland Library, Belfair, WA | June 2, 3:00 PM Magic mud, cloud jars, balloon banshees and more – oh my! See mad science experiment demonstrations and try your own hand at a few.

Timberland Library, Shelton, WA | May 21, 1:00 PM Enjoy hands-on activities at the Pacific Science Center’s mobile engineering exhibit. Construct an arch bridge as tall as yourself, marble mazes, experiment with lasers, and make wheels turn using engines and gears. All ages, free.

Bringing solid waste & recycling solutions to Mason County! • Residential • Commercial • Drop Boxes

Eric Ode’s “Tide Pool Tunes and Fishy Tales”

Timberland Library, Belfair, WA | June 25, 3:00 PM A music-filled beach party in the library with children’s author and songwriter Eric Ode. Children will learn about creatures that live in the ocean. All Ages, free.

Experiments of a Mad Scientist

Isaac Petersen, Son of the Reptile Man

Timberland Library, Shelton, WA | July 7, 3:30 PM See and learn about exotic reptiles from around the world! Isaac will show a variety of reptiles and talk about their individual importance to the balance of nature. Certain animals are available for petting following the performance.



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UNION, WA | April 22- May 11 Arts-focused public celebration welcoming the return of Spring and the Traveler.

Olympic National Park


HOODSPORT, WA | July 4-5 Two day street fair with booths & entertainment. Live auction on Saturday, 2:00 PM at the Model T Pub & Eatery. Fireworks display Saturday,10:00 PM.


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SHELTON, WA | May 17 – 19 Festival features band scramble & banjo contest, mandolin tasting, youth program, vendors & more. Produced by Kristmas Town Kiwanis.








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SHELTON, WA | June 29 Annual fundraiser, with 400 classic cars, trucks & motorcycles – entries welcome! Pie and ice cream Taylor Town social.



KAMILCHE, WA | June 21 Greek spirits and wines, flavors including saganaki, dolmades, lamb, souvlaki, moussaka, baklavas and more. Must be 21. BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber 20 20



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SHELTON, WA | May 29 - June 1 Celebrate the rich timber history with Paul Bunyan Parade, runs, fireworks, vendors, logging show, car Matlock show and carnival.

MCCLEARY, WA July 11-13 Food & entertainment

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the event. Belfair State Park








SHELTON, WA | May 9 This Sound Learning annual community spelling bee has become a community tradition and is a fundraiser that is fun for the whole family!


Parade begins 1:00 PM through “downtown” Tahuya. Anyone can be in the parade and almost anything goes! Join in for a day of fun and adventure celebrating the town of Tahuya’s history.






BELFAIR, WA | May 31 Beach walks, touch tanks, children’s activities, cultural presentations by the Skokomish Tribe, and free lunch provided by Xinh’s and Taylor Shellfish (donations $5 benefit the WA State Parks Foundation).




SHELTON, WA | July 28 Support local youth programs with a delicious breakfast with eggs, meat, juice and coffee; Tickets $8/ 2 for 1 Kids under 10.

RELAY FOR LIFE SHELTON SHELTON, WA | June 27-28 Help finish the fight! Join teams at the SHS track on June 27 as the event kicks off. Stay and celebrate, remember, fight back!


KAMILCHE, WA | May 24 Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center hosts an afternoon of chocolate and wine. Tickets $25/30.

To Olympia & I-5


SHELTON, WA | May 9-10 Selection of vegetables, herbs, perennials, annuals and more. Local food and craft vendors. Benefit the WSU Mason County Master Gardeners Program at Kneeland Park.


UNION, WA | May 10 Art workshop & exhibit.


ALLYN, WA | July 18 - 20 Saturday: Salmon Bake begins at 12:00 PM Sunday: Geoduck Festival & Gallup Both days feature live entertainment, beer garden, kids’ activities and contests at the Allyn Waterfront Park.


SHELTON, WA | July 17 This event showcases the wonderful, unique businesses in Mason County – retailers, professional services, restaurant, and more.


GRAPEVIEW, WA | May 18 A FREE family-friendly event to celebrate Oakland Bay and the surrounding watershed. Farm and birding tours, environmental exhibits, Squaxin Island Tribal storytelling, farmers market vendors, live music, a seafood snack, and more! Bring appropriate footwear, no dogs allowed. Flying Dog Farm, 521 E Anthony Rd.


GRAPEVIEW, WA | July 26 Art show featuring pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodworking and photography. Music, food, golfing contests, free activities for children including a fishing contest.


SHELTON, WA | May 17 One day event with two rounds of disc golf.


Don’t miss upcoming 2014 State Park free days. On these days, the Discover Pass is not be required to visit a state park. Sunday, May 11 A Spring Sunday free day Saturday & Sunday, June 7-8 National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, June 14 National Get Outdoors Day Monday, August 25 National Park Service’s birthday Saturday, September 27 National Public Lands Day Tuesday, November 11 Veteran’s Day


KAMILCHE, WA | July 18 - 19 Head to Little Creek Casino for all ages event with all makes and models & special tribute to Mustang & Chevelle, both celebrating their 50th anniversary this year!

A Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


A 106-acre marine camping park on the western side of the state in Mason County, Puget Sound. This island is reachable only by boat. Launch your boat or kayaks at Arcadia and pack a picnic, great swim beaches & hiking trails.

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Whether raising funds through a rubber duck race or hosting an inter-tidal mud run to support a vibrant community – Mason County’s unique events are fueled by enthusiasm and passion that represents generations who feel strongly about the heritage and success of their community. photo credit: Waves of Perfection

TRAVELER DAYS in Union cele-

brates the return of The Traveler, an image that appears on the Olympics when the snowscape is just right. The festival welcomes the return of the Traveler as a sign of Spring and is a four weeks long celebration with culinary and wine events, live music and a focus on the arts.

On May 17 energy is focused at the Shelton High School with the annual event, BLUEGRASS FROM THE FOREST. Produced by Kristmas Town Kiwanis, this festival draws musicians from all over the Northwest for performances, competitions and all night jamming in the campground! What’s better than tables laden with chocolate? When these fabulous desserts also have an amazing selection of wines expertly selected to complement and enhance the nuance of gourmet chocolates!


Sunday’s events include vendors, a car show, an Annas Bay Chorale concert and, yes, a rubber duck race down Goldborough Creek sponsored by Kristmas Town Kiwanis. For a list of events visit

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MASON COUNTY FOREST FESTIVAL celebrates it’s 70th year


with the addition of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Western Regional Qualifier on May 31. This real-time logging show hosts competitors from AK, ID, OR and WA competing for a position in the national event. Saturday’s Festival events begin with a Fun Run and Grand Parade, followed by a logging show and an impressive fireworks show in the evening.

29 attracts vehicles from all over to line Railroad Ave and be sure to enjoy the pie and ice cream. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Head north to Tahuya the weekend following Independence Day for the annual TAHUYA DAY AND PARADE celebrating the unique and quirky heritage of a place you live at “by choice.”

Mason County Forest Festival Grand Parade, May 31, photo: Cooper Studio

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ALLYN DAYS will be held July 19-

21. Enjoy vendors and great food including a salmon bake Saturday. Recently developed is the addition of Sunday’s GEODUCK FESTIVAL. This event celebrates this iconic bivalve with specialty dishes and contests including an inter-tidal mud run or “geoduck gallup.” The GRAPEVIEW WATER & ARTS FESTIVAL on July 26 highlights a large art show with pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodworking and photography exhibits. Geoduck Mud Run, Allyn Days; photo credit: Osley Bay Creative Design & Photography

The MASON AREA FAIR is scheduled for the last weekend in July. Also that weekend, don’t miss the roping and wrangling action of the MASON COUNTY RODEO with two exciting evening performances. Location of both still yet to be determined with the recent closure of the Mason County Fairgrounds. For a complete list of local events visit

Tahuya Parade

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Bull riding at the Mason County Rodeo

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County Rodeo with two evening• Shelton, in the country. Olympic NaFrom a geoduck festivals in Allyn, • 150 SEaKwuh~Deegs~Altxw WA The 98584 • 360-432-3839 performances the same weekend tional Forest is like three magical gathering of the clans in Belfair to the parks in one and easily accessible annual Rodeo and Area Fair, Masonin Shelton. For a complete list and details on summer events visit to residents and visitors in Mason County hosts events to suit every taste! County. Enjoy Independence Day on the Hood World-class hiking trails lace the Canal with spectacular fireworks disWhen you are full of corn dogs Olympic Mountain wilderness, plays and live entertainment (see page and shaved ice, take the time to leading from mountain stream 12). Head north to Tahuya the folenjoy the forests, lakes, rivers, beds through old growth forest lowing weekend for the annual Tahuya mountains, and shores that provide to high-altitude ridge-lines with Day and Parade, celebrating the unique abundant opportunity for all kinds breathtaking views of Hood Canal and quirky heritage of a place you live of adventure. and beyond. at “by choice.”


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A day’s exploration of the Olympic The 31st Annual Allyn Days will National Forest, literally in our be held July 19-21. Sunday’s events backyard, can take you from feature the Geoduck Festival & Mud breathtaking mountain vistas with Run. The Grapeview Water & Artsmeadows of wildflowers to colorful Festival on July 27 highlights a largeocean art tide-pools. Nestled in the show with pottery, sculpture, jewelry, valleys are some of the largest glass, woodworking and photogra- remnants of ancient forests left phy exhibits. Don’t miss the Mason

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Local Fourth of July Fireworks THUNDER OVER THE CANAL

Fireworks Show at Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union is on Thursday, July 3. Live music, contests and great food happen all day on their waterfront lawn. The spectacular firework show starts at 10:20 PM. Call (360) 8982200 for details.

We offer a locally-owned facility that is state-of-the-art – with a small-town welcome. Dr. Katherine Ketcher and Dr. Stephen Edwards work along side their staff like a family to take care of your family.

The Hoodsport Marina is the location for fireworks on Saturday, July 5 as part of CELEBRATE HOODSPORT hosted by Hoodsport Community Events Association. The weekend festival features a Street Fair with vendors, with an afternoon auction followed by an amazing fireworks display at dusk. Katherine J. Ketcher DMD

We provide a range of services at a good value locally so that you donʼt have to travel out of Mason County for your care.

Please note that within City of Shelton limits, fireworks may only be discharged from 9:00 AM to midnight on the 4th of July. For inquiries about city ordinances pertaining to fireworks, call (360) 426-4491.

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Shop local, eat fresh at seasonal Farmers Markets Another simple way you can Shop Local this summer is by visiting the Farmers Markets! These markets offer fresh seasonal organic greens, vegetables, and fruit, as well as locally harvested eggs, jams and jellies, plus crafts, occasional live music, and other items of interest. Belfair Farmers Market

Corner of Roy Boad Rd and Clifton Ln Saturdays, May through September 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Shelton Farmers Market

Corner of Third St and Franklin St Saturdays, May through September 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Harstine Island Farmers Market

Harstine Island Community Hall 3371 E Harstine Island Rd North Saturdays, Memorial day weekend through October 11 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

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Cresting the hill northward on 101 returning to Shelton gives me goosebumps. The majestic line of towering mountains reminds me of why we were drawn to set roots in Mason County. Spectacular ranges with forests laced with trails and recreation areas; unspoiled waterways – teeming with life – all reasons to be filled with pride. It’s easy to pack your days with fun, free things to do in Mason County, whether you thrill at experiencing unique community festivals or the great outdoors – pick an adventure and start making memories! A day’s exploration of the Olympic National Forest, literally in our backyard, can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tide-pools. The southern portion of Hood Canal near Hoodsport provides recreation opportunities near Lake Cushman, the Hamma Hamma and South Fork

Skokomish Rivers, and provides access to Wonder Mountain, Mount Skokomish and the southern part of The Brothers Wildernesses. High elevation lakes such as Elk, Jefferson, Lena, or Mildred Lakes provide opportunities for camping and fishing. Take a short hike within old growth forest around Spider Lake, or climb the challenging Mt. Rose Trail for views of Hood Canal, the Olympics, and the Cascades. For more information on local hikes visit explorehoodcanal. com. View the following itinerary for more local ideas!

Photo credit: George Stenberg

Exploring in your backyard

excerpt from WA State Parks:

STOP #1: Jarrell Cove State Park

sits on the northwest end of Harstine Island. A marine camping park that lies off the beaten path of the regular Puget Sound tourist route. Walk around and check out the forest paths, docks and rolling, grassy areas. For an extra hike, Harstine Island State Park is a two-mile drive south of Jarrell Cove.

STOP #2: Backtrack to WA-3 North

and follow it all the way to Belfair. Take a left onto WA-300 West, after a few miles, Belfair State Park will be on your left. It’s a 65-acre camping park on the southern end of Hood Canal.

Best known for saltwater tide flats, wetlands with wind-blown beach grasses and salmon runs up Big Mission Creek in the fall. Spend a few hours exploring, maybe even flying kites along the shore. The kids can work up an appetite playing on the beach or climbing all over the playground.

STOP #3: Once you’re ready, head

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STOP #4: Head east on WA-300

until it meets up with WA-3 South. After about 1.5 miles turn right onto WA-106 W. Situated on the shoreline of Hood Canal, Twanoh State Park has one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington state. The log shelters built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and the coastal forest trails available here make for a road trip any season of the year. Love oysters? Beds at the park are seeded annually for year-round harvesting. Just be sure to visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website for rules and regulations - and to buy your license – before you go. Ready to stretch your legs? Hike out on the trail look along Twanoh Creek. The area was logged in the 1890s. As you make your way through the forest, watch for the springboard notches that were carved into the cedar trees by loggers in those old times.

STOP #5: Make an extra stop just

a little farther up the Olympic Peninsula side of Hood Canal to one more state park destination: Potlatch State Park. With 57-acres, this little camping park looks out to Anna’s Bay and the tip of Kitsap Peninsula. In the spring, it’s a shell-fishing hub, due to the availability of oysters and easy access to clamming beds. There’s even a crabbing area. For this trip, walk on the beach and take in the scenic views of Hood Canal. It’s another great place for flying kites and windsurfing. Have your scuba diving gear with you? Potlatch is a favorite with divers. Get a close-up look at the creatures that live in Puget Sound waters. Kayak out in the Sound for a little more paddling fun. For more itineraries and update on Parks visit

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Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Crabbing is one of Puget Sound’s most popular recreational fisheries. Each year, sport fishers catch more than a million pounds of Dungeness crab, using pots, ring nets and – in the case of wade and dive fishers – their bare hands. While recreational crab fishing is now close for Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal), it is currently projected to open on Thursday July 3, 2014 with opening dates announced in May. Once opened for the summer season, crabbing is only allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

In addition to meeting licensing requirements, everyone who fishes for crab in Puget Sound must carry and complete catch record cards to account for all Dungeness crab they catch. For recent changes in the reporting system now in effect, updated information, and fishing rules, see WDFW’s Recreational Crab Fishing website at shellfish/crab.

Did you know?

A female crab has a beehive on its belly; a male crab has a lighthouse – the females must be released back to the water to make more crabs!

Ties to our local waterways Rachel Hansen | BIGHT Editor

When our family moved to Mason County, we came for the space, the water and for the tides. With two small energetic boys in tow, we were excited about the opportunities for recreation. Little did we know how much our lives would be controlled by those very tides. This January I was asked to be a speaker at local aquaculture conference. It was a great honor – in January. By March when I realized the speaking date was just days away, it was terrifying! My topic was “Integrating Tourism into Aquaculture.” Yes, that’s a real topic. I began to prepare my presentation with a cursory glance at tourism – attractions, lodging, transportation and access. I compiled my statistics a pattern began to form. A formula that was beginning to prove that Mason County’s untapped assets could be likened to unmined gold, proving – as always – what is common to one is a treasure to others.

I knew more than I thought I did. Raised in a remote coastal fishing lodge off British Columbia I have been tied to tourism and aquaculture since my beginnings. As a teenager digging clams meant cold fingers, wet boots and soaking knees as mud ran up your rainpants. Oysters represented winter tides with the cold wet blackness pierced by the Coleman lantern’s glowing fragile mantle. I disliked those hours on the beach. I feigned sleep in my warm bed as my sister tried to shake me awake to keep my daytime promises of helping her dig or gather.

Decades later the joke is on me. The very oysters I resisted are laughing at me from the beach in front of our house on Hammersly Inlet. As we fill our weekly orders of 500 dozen, I have come to realize that we actually searched out this way of life out. What does this have to do with tourism? Imagine the coldest night in November – at low tide. To the shores of Totten Inlet, Taylor Shellfish delivers a sold out busload from as far afield as Portland. The crowd eagerly dons rubber boots and raingear for the “ultimate oyster-eating experience, one by which all others will be judged.”


The event is best described by their online ticket listing: “The “picnic” takes place by lantern and/or moon light on Taylor’s Totten Inlet oyster bed at night in the middle of the winter. An icy gust of wind off the bay might invigorate the experience. Plump, sweet, perky oysters, just rousted from their beds and opened on the spot and award-wining “oyster wines” served in Reidel stemware close at hand. When the tide starts coming in, there is a bonfire and a cup of Xinh Dwelley’s hot oyster stew before getting back on the bus.” continued next page

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As I dug into the research to support my presentation I was thrilled to find that all over in the world in aquaculture there were pockets of magic where operators, restaurants, and even whole regions had come together in a cooperative effort to design “aquaculture” experiences for “visitors” (we won’t call them tourists anymore). South Australia’s very successful Aquaculture Trail maps a path to “self drive or visit the aquaculture farms, fishing boats and old fishing ports on organized tours.” Visitors are led between adventures with enticing and tasty verbiage – who wouldn’t want to “visit an oyster shed and taste seafood from the waters of the Great Australian Bight in Streaky Bay, home to the green-lipped abalone.” Back to the gold. It is not our fancy hotels, sandy beaches and terrific weather that sets us apart, but look around. Cradled by thousands of acres of lush evergreen forests, in the shadow of the breathtaking Olympic range and wrapped with hundreds of lakes and a myriad of saltwater coves and inlets – Mason County is truly remarkable. Our aquaculture industry is a key player as one of our most valuable attractions. There I stood, mic in hand, in front of a room filled with farmers and biologists who knew their industry better than anyone, talking my industry – tourism. As I nervously tried to remember my name I felt sudden strength in the realization that I had to convince them not because their industry depended on it, but because mine did. Mason County does not have the most wineries or the grandest hotels. There are no amusement parks or outlet malls. Nor should it continue to known solely as the “gateway” to the Olympics.

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Surrounded by the most spectacular scenery and hosted by genuine people, this piece of the Northwest is the destination. Our industries and livelihoods are the attractions. It is not just the waterways filled with living, breathing, filtering and economy building bivalves; it is also the rich heritage that shared these waterways – the first peoples, the settlers, the timber industry. These are all valuable assets in setting Mason County apart from the other destinations. How many places can you go to a State Park and gather your own oysters to cook on the campfire. Um – no where. Our little beach on Hammersly filled with racks of tumbling oysters is insignificant compared to Taylor or Hama Hama, but I shall pretend that our small voice counts. I will continue to advocate for the industry to create our own Aquaculture Trail for Mason County so that you can bring your families for night bonfires on our beach with cups of hot chocolate in paper cups. We’ll serve you oysters and clams roasted in butter and, after marsh mallows, we will jig for squid as they come to the glow of the Coleman lantern. Why? Because memories are so precious you never know when you are making them; and the most precious involve “just the right mix of magic and madness.” Remember to visit an oyster farm soon. Catch you on the tide!

Dive Deeper

Hood Canal is a unique fjord - with plentiful and colorful wildlife diversity. Thanks to some amazing and accessible protected preserves, scuba divers travel from all over to visit these nutrient rich waters to explore the crevasses and rocks! Giant octopi, friendly & curious wolf eels and swarms of ancient rock cod add to the wonder of this special place. Want to try? Scuba lessons, rentals, boat charters are available in Hoodsport. Visit for details or visit for information on Hood Canal. photo: jeremy chevalier

Head to the shores

Come prepared with buckets, boots, and crab pots, to delight in the fresh briny catch that can be harvested seasonally in the Sound and Canal. Warm weather is a less than desirable time to harvest shellfish. Stay away from the months without an “R” if you are uncertain. When in doubt, purchase from one of the local harvesters instead. Watch for posted signs. With a saltwater canal at its center, Mason County is rich in boating opportunities. An abundant number of marinas means you’ll spend less time getting there, and more time on the water. The Port of Hoodsport dock is available for public use. There are boat slips available, overnight moorage is available at $10/slip/night.

Twanoh State Park offers a ramp and dock. A launching permit for $7 and trailer permit for $5 may be purchased at the park. The park also provides moorage. Fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys. Daily and annual permits are available. Need to rent a boat? Alderbrook Resort, Union Paddle and Row, Lake Cushman Resort, and North Bay Kayaks offer a variety including paddle and motor boats.

SPOT the shrimp on Hood Canal!

This year’s shrimp seasons are similar to 2013 with a few exceptions, said Mark O’Toole, a shellfish biologist for WDFW. “We have slightly lower quotas in Hood Canal and Discovery Bay,” O’Toole said. “We will reopen the areas later if sufficient quota remains.” Spot shrimp, also known as prawns, are the largest shrimp in Puget Sound and may grow to nine inches in length. Fishers are limited to 80 spot shrimp per day and a valid fishing license is required. Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) is open from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on May 3, 7, 10 and 21.

For a description of the marine areas and fishing rules, see WDFW’s website at shellfish/shrimp.

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Gardner Accounting (360) 426-8262 601 Railroad Ave PO Box 1760 Shelton, WA 98584

Richard D. Thornbrue, CPA (360) 426-5667 424 N Fourth St PO Box 1156 Shelton, WA 98584

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Foster & Williams Architects (360) 426-0511 601 W Railroad Ave Ste 100 PO Box 102 Shelton, WA 98584

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Arts & Culture Organizations (360) 426-2999 236 W Birch St Shelton, WA 98584

Anna’s Bay Center for Music (360) 898-5000 PO Box 913 Shelton, WA 98584

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Pacific Northwest Auction Service (360) 880-0231 831 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Auto Body Shops

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Auto Dealers Gillis Auto Sales (360) 426-5585 (800) 365-4096 180 W Hulbert Rd PO Box 10 Shelton, WA 98584

Automobile Maintenance & Repair Cary’s Tire & Repair (360) 358-3800 202 S First St Shelton, WA 98584

D & L Automotive and Repair (360) 426-1467 2033 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1760 Shelton, WA 98584

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Vander Wal’s Garage, Inc (360) 426-8208 321 S Second St Shelton, WA 98584

Watson Diesel Repair, LLC (360) 426-5255 641 W Golden Pheasant Rd PO Box 2478 Shelton, WA 98584

Automotive Retail & Wholesale

Cut Rate Auto Parts (360) 426-2800 128 S First St Shelton, WA 98584


Sweet Shack Bakery & Tea House LLC (360) 462-4433 627 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Banks & Credit Unions Anchor Bank (360) 427-1970 100 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd PO Box 877 Shelton, WA 98584

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30 (360) 426-9701 (800) 426-5657 526 W Cedar St PO Box 1670 Shelton, WA 98584

Peninsula Credit Union (360) 426-1601 (800) 426-1601 521 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2150 Shelton, WA 98584

Bed & Breakfasts

A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed & Breakfast (360) 427-1107 292 E Libby Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Boat Sales

Verle’s Sporting Goods and Marine (360) 426-0933 (877) 426-0933 741 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Book Stores Sage Book Store (360) 426-6011 116 W Railroad Ave, Ste 102 Shelton, WA 98584

Business Associations


Little Creek Casino Resort (360) 427-7711 (800) 667-7711 91 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Lucky Dog Casino (360) 877-5656 19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish Nation, WA 98584

Quinault Beach Resort & Casino (888) 461-2214 78 State Route 115 Ocean Shores, WA 98569


Wild & Woodsy Catering (360) 229-1388 1220 E Saint Andrews Dr Shelton, WA 98584


Gateway Christian Fellowship (360) 426-2758 405 S Seventh St PO Box 190 Shelton, WA 98584

Economic Development Council of Mason County (360) 426-2276 2948 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 472 Shelton, WA 98584

New Community Church of Union

Island Enterprises Inc.

St. David of Wales Episcopal Church (360) 426-3442 3591 SE Old Olympic Hwy Shelton, WA 9858

North Mason Chamber of Commerce (360) 275-4267 30 NE Romance Hill Rd Ste 103 PO Box 416 Belfair, WA 98528

Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce (360) 426-2021 (800) 576-2021 215 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584

Skokomish Indian Tribal Enterprises (SITE) (360) 877-2024 19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Cabinets/Doors/ Millwork Olympic Mountain Millwork (360) 432-2992 822 E Hiawatha Blvd Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 898-7855 951 E Dalby Rd PO Box 232 Union, WA 98592 (360) 426-8472 324 W Cedar St PO Box 339 Shelton, WA 98584

Cleaning Services

Bella Casa Cleaning Services (360) 427-3548 206 W H St Shelton, WA 98584

Big River Cleaning

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Robert E’s Carpet Cleaning (360) 427-6744 PO Box 1603 Shelton, WA 98584

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Coffee/Espresso Olympic Brew Crew (360) 434-2806 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Urraco Coffee Company (360) 462-5282 628 W Cota St PO Box 1214 Shelton, WA 98584

Computers & Technology

Computer Creations NW (800) 791-4856 Shelton, WA 98584

Generation D Computers & Technologies (360) 790-9222 131 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Melanie Bakala, Agent 821 West Railroad Avenue Shelton, WA 98584 Bus: 360-426-2428

SoundPLAN International LLC (360) 432-9840 80 E Aspley Ln Shelton, WA 98584

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Dry Cleaners/ Laundromats Pantorium Cleaners & Tailors (360) 426-3371 215 S Second St Shelton, WA 98584


Hood Canal School District (360) 877-5463 111 N State Route 106 Shelton, WA 98584

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32 (360) 427-9670 ext. 680 303 N Fourth St Shelton, WA 98584

Elected Officials & Political Candidates Commissioner Terri Jeffreys (360) 427-9670 ext. 419 411 N Fifth St Shelton, WA 98584

Josiah Rowell For State House (360) 362-3257 PO Box 405 Union, WA 98592

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Emergency Services

Central Mason Fire & EMS (360) 432-5170 122 W Franklin St PO Box 1910 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Medic One (360) 426-3403 2019 Jefferson St 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd, #224-329 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Fire District #4 (360) 426-7222 2970 SE Arcadia Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Employment Services Career Quest (360) 427-7300 2026 Olympic Hwy N #201 Shelton, WA 98584

Express Employment Professionals Aberdeen (360) 533-6755 (866) 804-2457 1812 Sumner Ave, Ste B Aberdeen, WA 98520

Express Employment Professionals Olympia (360) 357-7195 2615 Capital Mall Dr SW Ste A1 Olympia, WA 98502

Total Employment And Management (360) 456-0334 4305 Lacey Blvd SE, Ste 25 Lacey, WA 98503

Equipment Rental Gateway Rental Center (360) 426-1091 2505 Olympic Hwy N, #200 Shelton, WA 98584

Events/Weddings All About Parties (360) 426-8822 2270 SE Cole Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Clown Extraordinaire (360) 977-5946 321 E Pickering Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Clowns Unlimited, Inc. (253) 893-7514 22018 72nd Ave S Kent, WA 98031

The Pavilion at Sentry Park (360) 432-1022 190 W Sentry Dr PO Box 1066 Shelton, WA 98584

Evergreen Wholesalers Mt. St. Helens Evergreens, Inc.

(360) 427-5544 200 SE Clearwater Rdg Shelton, WA 98584

The Hiawatha Corp. (360) 426-4562 (800) 421-4791 681 E Johns Prairie Rd PO Box 1227 Shelton, WA 98584


Active Underground LLC (360) 426-9277 2272 E Brockdale Rd PO Box 1552 Shelton, WA 98584

Kamin Excavation, LLC (360) 426-0003 680 E Johns Prairie Rd PO Box 2491 Shelton, WA 98584

Rob’s Excavating LLC (360) 426-6697 1871 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Financial Services

Falcon Financial, Inc. (360) 898-1199 320 E Dalby Rd, Ste D PO Box 651 Union, WA 98592

Community Financial Center (360) 432-5201 (800) 426-5657 ext 4130 2948 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1670 Shelton, WA 98584

Lake Cushman Golf Course Greater Success LLC (360) 877-5505 210 N Fairway Dr W Hoodsport, WA 98548

Lake Limerick Country Club (360) 426-6290 790 E Saint Andrews Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Salish Cliffs Golf Course (360) 462-3673 91 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Fire & Water Damage

Government (360) 490-6869 140 E Strong Rd Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-4491 525 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584

SERVPRO of Mason County (360) 427-9670 411 N Fifth St Shelton, WA 98584

City of Shelton Horton Environmental, LLC (360) 427-9332 PO Box 2238 Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Floor Coverings

Tupper’s Floor Coverings & Interiors, Inc. (360) 426-2499 1069 SE State Route 3 Shelton, WA 98584

Florists & Gifts Lynch Creek Floral (360) 426-8615 331 W Railroad Ave PO Box 310 Shelton, WA 98584

Funeral Services McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory (360) 426-4803 703 W Railroad Ave PO Box 179 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Memorial Park (360) 426-2152 1605 Van Buren St Shelton, WA 98584

Gas Stations/ Convenience Stores

Kamilche Trading Post (360) 426-5254 61 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Twin Totems Store

(360) 427-9099 19390 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Mason County

Port of Hoodsport (360) 877-9350 24113 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 429 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Port of Shelton (360) 426-1151 21 W Sanderson Way Shelton, WA 98584

Graphic Design Image in Action Design (360) 427-5599 213 SE Stotsbery Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Joonbug Graphic Design (360) 556-6205 Shelton, WA 98584

Woytowich Ad Design (360) 877-0033 PO Box 761 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Hardware/ Building Materials ProBuild (360) 426-2611 114 E Cedar St Shelton, WA 98584

Tozier Brothers Inc. (360) 426-2411 110 Mill St Shelton, WA 98584

Golf Courses

Health & Wellness (360) 898-2575 330 Country Club Dr Union, WA 98592 (360) 463-1840 221 Railroad Ave, Ste 21 Shelton, WA 98584

Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club

Bright Tomorrows Hypnotherapy (360) 545-4401 Shelton, WA 98584

Living Well, Inc./ Isagenix (360) 426-7951 PO Box 2445 Shelton, WA 98584

Health Care

Avada Hearing Care Center (360) 427-2423 2020 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Behavioral Health Resources (360) 704-7170 110 W K St Shelton, WA 98584

Ear, Nose & Throat Associates SW (360) 357-6314 ext. 120 128 Lilly Rd NE, Ste 202 Olympia, WA 98506

KWA Home Care (360) 426-9700 706 Cascade Ave, Ste A Shelton, WA 98584

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (360) 426-1611 901 Mountain View Dr PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Ankle and Foot (360) 427-0366 1812 N 13th Loop Rd PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

Anchor Bank is committed to serving our customers and communities throughout Western Washington for over 105 years. Our full-service Shelton branch is conveniently located inside Walmart.

MGH Eye Clinic (360) 426-8717 2300 Kati Court, Ste C Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Family Health (360) 426-3682 1812 N 13th Loop Rd PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Mountain View Women’s Health Clinic

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100 E Wallace Kneeland Blvd (360) 427-1970 (360) 426-3102 247 Professional Way PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Olympic Physicians (360) 426-2500 237 Professional Way 33 Shelton, WA 98584

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MGH Shelton Family Medicine (360) 426-2653 939 Mountain View Dr Ste 100 Shelton, WA 98584

Connecting People to Communities.

MGH Shelton Orthopedics (360) 427-0663 939 Mountain View Dr Ste 130 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Surgery Clinic

The Patty Wagon is pleased to be celebrating one year in Mason County! Thank you for being part of our Success! We would like to show our appreciation for your support! We invite riders to enter our monthly customer appreciation raffle!* Let us deliver you to your destination!

(360) 427-0202 (360) 426-4142 1710 N 13th Loop Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Mental Health Professionals, LLC (360) 898-2200 (800) 622-9370 7101 E State Route 106 10 E Alderbrook Dr Union, WA 98592

Lake Cushman Resort (360) 877-9630 4621 N Lake Cushman Rd PO Box 148 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Pirate’s Cove Caboose (360) 556-6205 224 and 220 Cota St Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Athletic Club (360) 426-1388 707 S First St PO Box 1658 Shelton, WA 98584

Heating/ Ventilating/Air Conditioning

ARCH Mechanical, Inc. (360) 229-2139 PO Box 2085 Shelton, WA 98584

Olympia Sheet Metal, Inc. (360) 491-1123 2839 Marvin Rd NE Olympia, WA 98516

Olympic Heating & Cooling, LLC olympicheatingand (360) 426-9945 181 SE Morgan Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Olympic Stove & Spas, Inc. (360) 877-5200 24202 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 1174 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Sunset Air (360) 427-8005 5210 Lacey Blvd Lacey, WA 98503


Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Newman Family Chiropractic

Joonbug Yoga

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A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed & Breakfast (360) 462-3320 1620 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-3886 2211 Jefferson St PO Box 1701 Shelton, WA 98584

Hotels & Lodging


(360) 427-4477 12900 W Shelton-Matlock Rd Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 569-2799 (877) 325-5881 202 E Pirates Creek Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Robin Hood Village Resort (360) 898-2163 6780 E State Route 106 Union, WA 98592

Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman (360) 877-5760 7211 N Lake Cushman Rd Hoodsport, WA 98548

Super 8 Shelton (360) 426-1654 (800) 800-8000 2943 Northview Circle PO Box 267 Shelton, WA 98584

The Waterfront at Potlatch (360) 877-9422 21660 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584


Allstate Insurance - Marcy Johnson (360) 426-6393 2215 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

American Family Insurance Berti S. Brodsky

Duncan & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. (360) 426-3357 (800) 228-8291 2136 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 880 Shelton, WA 98584

Fournier Insurance Solutions (360) 426-1641 625 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Mutual of Omaha - Mike Oliver agent/michaeloliver (360) 463-4765 1230 Ruddell Rd SE Lacey, WA 98503

New York Life Insurance - Brad Miller blmiller (360) 489-0770 2116 Caton Way SW Olympia, WA 98502

State Farm Insurance Melanie Bakala (360) 426-2428 821 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2468 Shelton, WA 98584

Interior Design & Window Treatments Dover Point Designs (360) 451-2885 PO Box 4414 Olympia, WA 98501

WW Design Custom Window Coverings (360) 877-9375 81 N Lake Cushman Rd PO Box 987 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Investments & Insurance Community Financial Center (360) 432-5201 (800) 426-5657 ext. 4130 2948 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1670 Shelton, WA 98584

Edward Jones Armin Baumgartel, Financial Advisor (360) 426-0982 821 W Railroad Ave PO Box 1908 Shelton, WA 98584 WA/berti-brodsky Edward Jones (360) 462-3261 Eric R. Thompson, 2104 Olympic Hwy N Financial Advisor Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-8054 Arnold Smith (877) 499-8054 Insurance Agency, Inc. 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd, Ste 219 (360) 426-3317 Shelton, WA 98584 1535 Olympic Hwy N PO Box L Shelton, WA 98584

Edward Jones Karen Schade, Financial Advisor (360) 426-4590 1051 SE State Route 3 Ste E Shelton, WA 98584\


Case by Case Jewelers (360) 427-3130 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste C PO Box 2228 Shelton, WA 98584

Mariano’s Fine Jewelry & Design (360) 426-5811 116 W Railroad Ave Ste 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Landscaping & Supplies

Big River Landscaping (360) 877-2026 19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Brady Trucking & Landscape Supply (360) 426-0700 922 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Miles Sand and Gravel Company (360) 426-3345 3100 W Franklin St PO Box 1637 Shelton, WA 98584

Oakland Bay Landscape Services LLC (360) 490-9187 301 Wallace-Kneeland Blvd # 224-121 Shelton, WA 98584

Mailing & Shipping Services Zeppelin Shipping & Technology Center (360) 545-3301 116 W Railroad Ave Ste 106 Shelton, WA 98584

Manufactured & Mobile Homes Washington Home Center (360) 427-6667 (800)490--9424 61 SE Ryan Road Shelton, WA 98584


Hood Canal Marina

Jarrell’s Cove Marina

Mobile Home/ R.V. Park (360) 898-2252 5101 E State Route 106 PO Box 305 Union, WA 98592 (360) 426-8823 220 E Wilson Rd Shelton, WA 98584

EZ-Pull Products (360) 427-1122 PO Box 1307 Shelton, WA 98584

Verle’s Sporting Goods and Marine (360) 426-0933 (877) 426-0933 741 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Marketing & Advertising

McCarty & Associates, Inc. ‘’A Marketing Firm’’ (360) 490-0616 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste 6 PO Box 1488 Shelton, WA 98584


94.5 Roxy (360) 236-1010 PO Box 702 Shelton, WA 98584

96.9 KAYO/KGY Radio (360) 943-1240 1700 Marine Dr NE PO Box 1249 Olympia, WA 98507

Coffee News (360) 357-1000 6200 Capitol Blvd SE, Ste C Tumwater, WA 98501 PO Box 4008 Olympia, WA 98501

Mason County Journal (360) 426-4412 227 W Cota St PO Box 430 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Life community-publications (360) 792-9210 545 Fifth St PO Box 259 Bremerton, WA 98337 (360) 229-2234 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 432-0310 110 W Metzler Mill Rd Shelton, WA 98584

The Shopper

Blue Bear Park

(360) 426-3169 261 SE Craig Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Marine Supplies/ Products Movie Theaters


Lund Custom Machine (360) 482-1671 2962 Limited Ln SW Olympia, WA 98502 (360) 426-4677 2505 Olympic Hwy N Ste 220B Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Cinemas (360) 426-1000 517 W Franklin St Shelton, WA 98584

Skyline Drive-In Theater (360) 426-4707 182 SE Brewer Rd Shelton, WA 98584


Mason County Historical Museum

masoncountyhistorical (360) 426-1020 427 W Railroad Ave PO Box 1366 Shelton, WA 98584

Squaxin Island Museum, Library & Research Center (360) 432-3839 150 SE K’wuh-Deegs-Altxw Shelton, WA 98584

Taking care of our community is what we do. SINCE 1897

Remodeling? Building a New Home?

Non-Profit & Community Organizations

Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (360) 462-9287 1051 SE State Route 3 PO Box 2300 Shelton, WA 98584

Create. Transform. Revive.

Goodwill Shelton (360) 426-0838 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd Shelton, WA 98584

Olympic Mountain Millwork offers: Pre-Finished and Paint Grade Millwork Packages Pre-Hung Interior & Exterior Doors • Cabinets for Every Room

Habitat for Humanity Mason Co. (360) 426-8134 1826 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1549 Shelton, WA 98584

Harmony Hill Retreat Center (360) 898-2363 7362 E State Route 106 Union, WA 98592

(360) 432-2992

authorized dealer

Call for an on site walk through or visit our Shelton showroom and meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are ready to take your order & deliver on time and in budget!

Hood Canal Kiwanis Club PO Box 133 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Kristmas Town Kiwanis (360) 426-2499 PO Box 777 Shelton, WA 98584 35


822 E Hiawatha Blvd. Shelton, WA 98584 (off Johns Prairie Road) BIGHTonline Shelton Mason County Chamber Visit our gallery at:

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1051 SE State Rt. 3 • Shelton, WA 98584 Mason Area Fair Association (360) 482-2789 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Forest Festival Association (360) 426-9333 PO Box 252 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Rodeo Association (360) 432-0145 6850 W Skokomish Valley Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Mason General Hospital Foundation (360) 427-3623 2505 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Matters (360) 427-9670 ext. 543 415 N Sixth St PO Box 1580 Shelton, WA 98584

Relay For Life Shelton c/o Vickie Gonzales PO Box 2150 Shelton, WA 98584

Saints’ Pantry (360) 427-8847 214 S Second St PO Box 1064 Shelton, WA 98584

Senior Services for South Sound (360) 586-6181 222 Columbia St NW Olympia, WA 98501

Shelton Elks 2467

Shelton Timberland/ William G. Reed Public Library (360) 426-1362 (877) 284-6237 710 W Alder St Shelton, WA 98584 Skookum Rotary (360) 426-8597 PO Box 849 Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-2322 741 SE Craig Rd PO Box 220 Shelton, WA 98584

Sustainable South Sound

Shelton Farmers Market Association

Turning Pointe (360) 349-6066 Third & Franklin Sts PO Box 1061 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Kiwanis Club (360) 426-0512 PO Box 477 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Rotary

(360) 426-1601 324 W Cedar St PO Box 633 Shelton, WA 98584

BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber (360) 918-3740 PO Box 7336 Olympia, WA 98507 (360) 426-1216 210 Pacific Ct Shelton, WA 98584

Union Tourism Association PO Box 623 Union, WA 98592

United Way of Mason County (360) 426-4999 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste 12 Shelton, WA 98584


Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (360) 427-2000 3060 Willamette Dr, Ste 200 Lacey, WA 98516

Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington (360) 427-4466 3111 E Harstine Island Rd N Shelton, WA 98584

Office Equipment & Supplies Empire Office Equipment, Inc. (360) 491-1854 8300 28th Court NE Ste 100 Lacey, WA 98516

The Creative Office (360) 754-1732 (800) 900-1732 721 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501

The Shopper (360) 426-4677 2505 Olympic Hwy N Ste 220B Shelton, WA 98584

Optometrists The Optical Shop of WA, Inc. (360) 427-7553 2026 Olympic Hwy N Ste 102 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Veterinary Hospital, Inc sheltonveterinary (360) 426-2616 104 E J St Shelton, WA 98584

Sylvan Pet Lodge

Painting Contractors (360) 426-3052 270 SE Spring Pl Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-4268 Shelton, WA 98584


Awnaroll Painting Inc.

Flying Colors Painting Co. (360) 359-6103 PO Box A Shelton, WA 98584

Pest Control/ Removal

Mathis Exterminating (360) 427-2411 1001 Cooper Pt Rd SE Olympia, WA 98502

Pet Services Haigh Veterinary Hospital (360) 426-1840 81 SE Walker Park Rd PO Box 819 Shelton, WA 98584

Neil’s Pharmacy

(360) 426-3327 512 W Franklin St Shelton, WA 98584

Photography Cooper Studios (360) 426-6646 409 W Railroad Ave PO Box 38 Shelton, WA 98584

DJMdesigns Photography (360) 285-3566 Shelton, WA 98584

George Stenberg Photography georgestenberg (360) 490-6903 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Printing & Design Services

Digital Printing (360) 426-8628 120 S Seventh St Shelton, WA 98584

The Shopper (360) 426-4677 2505 Olympic Hwy N Ste 220B Shelton, WA 98584

Promotional Materials/Screen Printing Bill Holman Rep. Newton Mfg. Co.

(360) 427-6636 101 E Smith Cove Way Shelton, WA 98584

Black Star (360) 427-9614 510 E Mason Lake Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Crosswynd Designs Embroidery & Screen Printing (360) 791-3904 181 W Kelly Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Property Management Gateway Property Management (360) 426-3988 (800) 426-9622 620 W Cota St PO Box 1997 Shelton, WA 98584

John L. Scott Real Estate (360) 426-3319 306 W Railroad Ave PO Box 70 Shelton, WA 98584

Kirk Building

(360) 477-9996 82 Peele Rd Pt. Angeles, WA 98363

Richard Beckman Realty Group, LLC (360) 426-5521 (800) 451-7945 1729 W Railroad Ave PO Box Y Shelton, WA 98584

Real Estate & Development

Alderbrook Properties (360) 898-0055 (888) 612-6970 871 E Beach Dr Union, WA 98592

Hall Equities Group (925) 933-4000 1855 Olympic Blvd, Ste 300 Walnut Creek, CA 94596

John L. Scott Real Estate (360) 426-3319 306 W Railroad Ave PO Box 70 Shelton, WA 98584

John L. Scott Real Estate - Dawn Pannell (360) 426-0512 306 W Railroad Ave 1513 Northcliff Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Prudential Northwest Real Estate Shelton (360) 426-9748 1781 W Shelton-Matlock Rd PO Box 6 Shelton, WA 98584

Richard Beckman Realty Group, LLC


Blondie’s Restaurant (360) 432-2777 628 W Railroad Ave PO Box 717 Shelton, WA 98584

Dairy Queen (360) 426-7277 221 N First St Shelton, WA 98584

Domino’s Pizza (360) 427-8700 134 N First St Shelton, WA 98584

Nita’s Restaurant & Gallery (360) 426-6143 325 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-5521 (800) 451-7945 1729 W Railroad Ave PO Box Y Shelton, WA 98584

Osaka Sushi & Asian Bistro

Windermere Real Estate - Keith Fuller

Robin Hood Restaurant & Pub (360) 490-3811 920 W Railroad Ave PO Box 714 Shelton, WA 98584

Windermere Real Estate/Himlie, Inc. (360) 426-2646 (800) 281-2740 920 W Railroad Ave PO Box 729 Shelton, WA 98584


Captain Lee, LLC (360) 490-8276 PO Box 604 Union, WA 98592

Kapowsin Air Sports (360) 432-8000 (800) SKYDIVE 141 W Airview Way PO Box 1247 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Sportsmans Association (360) 427-1102 521 W Business Park Rd PO Box 1122 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Youth Baseball Association (360) 463-7763 PO Box 1774 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Kings Cheer cheerleading (360) 790-5732 726 Sunset Ct Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-2625 506 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 898-4400 6790 E State Route 106 Union, WA 98592

Roosters Family Restaurant

(360) 426-7224 3001 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Smoking Mo’s (360) 462-0163 203 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Taqueria Las Palmas (360) 432-3220 116 E Cota St Shelton, WA 98584

2014 – 10th Annual

Bluegrass from the Forest community bluegrass festival | Shelton WA

Taylor Station Restaurant & Lounge (360) 426-8501 62 SE Lynch Rd Shelton, WA 98584

The Strip Steak House (360) 432-5844 405 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

May 16 –18

Performing Arts Center & High School campus • top national and regional bands •four big shows • contests • workshops • vendors • camping • youth program, more!

Presented by the Kristmas Town Kiwanis Info: (360) 898-4581

The Tides Restaurant LLC

(360) 877-8921 27061 N US Hwy 101 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Xinh’s Clam & Oyster House (360) 427-8709 221 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584


Annie’s Quilt Shoppe (360) 427-6164 2505 Olympic Hwy N Ste 220A Shelton, WA 98584

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BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber

Better on You

(360) 790-2843 413 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 604 Union, WA 98592

Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop (360) 898-3200 6871 E State Route 106 Union, WA 98592

Creekside Antiques (360) 490-0376 209 Railroad Ave PO Box 1006 Shelton, WA 98584

The hardware disTillery Co.®

Fashion Cents Boutique (360) 462-4004 113 S Second St, Ste 101 Shelton, WA 98584

Fred Meyer

SPRING HOURS: Friday–Sunday 11–6 (360) 427-2979 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd Shelton, WA 98584

SUMMER HOURS Wednesday–Sunday 11–6

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Christmas Village (253) 581-9571 2650 N 13th St Shelton, WA 98584

Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation Center (360) 426-1651 2430 N 13th St Shelton, WA 98584

Michael’s Meats

Roofing Contractos (360) 426-8134 1826 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1549 Shelton, WA 98584

Nifty Thrifty Store (360) 427-0858 826 W Railroad Ave PO Box 1066 Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-4702 (800) 456-4702 414 W Franklin St Shelton, WA 98584

Pier 101 Gift Shop & Women’s Boutique

(360) 877-0009 24180 N US Highway 101 PO Box 656 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Skipworth’s, LLC

(360) 490-2670 BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber (360) 426-2600 900 W Alpine Way Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center

(360) 462-1310 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste A Shelton, WA 98584

We take pride in maintaining the natural beauty of your property and are committed to delivering expert services and customer satisfaction for every property that we work on.

Alpine Way Continuing Care Community

Habitat Store (360) 239-8472 122 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584

Rockets & Rainbows

Knowledge & Experience

Retirement Communities & Assisted Living

Maple Glen Senior Living

Olsen Furniture

ipping • Wood c h hour 4 2 g • On Call ood car v in w m • C usto le d availab • Firewoo a call ! s ... g ive u (360) 427-6226 100 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd Shelton, WA 98584

Garage Sale Maniacs (360) 426-1659 1729 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

“No Job too BIG or too small!”

Walmart (360) 426-0875 1603 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Treasures Thrift Store treasures_thrift_store (360) 427-3858 305 W Railroad Ave PO Box 1585 Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-0300 1700 N 13th Loop Rd Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-2575 153 Johns Court Shelton, WA 98584

Cogent Construction Inc. (360) 427-3162 202 E Pine St Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 675 Union, WA 98592

The Roof Doctor, Inc. (360) 427-8611 (877) 576-6363 1131 Kamilche Ln PO Box 851 Shelton, WA 98584

Salons & Spas

2nd Street Design Studio (360) 426-2141 118 N Second St Shelton, WA 98584

Arcadia Salon (360) 868-2318 1400 Olympic Hwy S Shelton, WA 98584

Buben School of Beauty (360) 868-2942 321 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Seven Inlets Spa (360) 462-1772 91 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Senior Services & Activities KWA Home Care (360) 426-9700 706 Cascade Ave, Ste A Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Senior Activities Association (360) 426-7374 190 W Sentry Dr PO Box 1066 Shelton, WA 98584

Senior Services for South Sound (360) 586-6181 222 Columbia St NW Olympia, WA 98501

Washington State Senior Games

washingtonstatesenior (360) 754-4937 PO Box 1487 Olympia, WA 98507

Septic Tanks & Systems Cleaning AAA Septic Tank Pumping

(360) 427-6110 2300 Brockdale Rd PO Box 1460 Shelton, WA 98584

Shellfish Growers Hama Hama Company (360) 877-5811 35846 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 250 Lilliwaup, WA 98555

Little Skookum Shellfish Growers (360) 426-9759 2262 SE Lynch Rd PO Box 1157 Shelton, WA 98584

Salish Seafoods (360) 426-4933 92 E Chapman Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Seattle Shellfish LLC (360) 236-0462 1144 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Taylor Shellfish Farms (360) 426-6178 130 SE Lynch Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Signs & Banners Black Star (360) 427-9614 510 E Mason Lake Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Social Services Exceptional Foresters Incorporated (EFI) (360) 426-0077 2009 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Love INC of Mason County (360) 462-5684 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste 10 Shelton, WA 98584

Sporting Goods Heilig’s Hand Held Noise Maker (360) 259-1342 Olympia, WA 98501

Verle’s Sporting Goods and Marine (360) 426-0933 741 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Timber Companies

Beco’s Tree Service & Wood Carving (360) 490-2670 2253 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Green Diamond Resource Company (360) 426-3381 215 N Third St PO Box 9001 Shelton, WA 98584

Manke Lumber Co., Inc. (360) 426-5536 826 Fairmount Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Olympic Panel Products (360) 432-5000 204 E Railroad Ave PO Box 640 Shelton, WA 98584

Simpson Lumber Company, LLC (360) 427-4834 100 N Front St Shelton, WA 98584

Title Insurance First American Title Insurance Co. (360) 426-1626 215 W Railroad Ave PO Box Z Shelton, WA 98584

Land Title Co. of Mason County (360) 426-8288 930 W Railroad Ave PO Box 327 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Title Company (360) 426-9713 130 W Railroad Ave PO Box 278 Shelton, WA 98584

Towing Services Jim’s Automotive, Inc (360) 426-7167 2911 E Brockdale Rd PO Box 869 Shelton, WA 98584

Transportation Services Mason County Taxi (360) 426-8294 PO Box 2422 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Transit Authority (360) 426-9434 790 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

The Patty Wagon (360) 427-0202 Shelton, WA 98584


Cascade Natural Gas Corp. (888) 522-1130 PO Box 344 Aberdeen, WA 98520

Hood Canal Communications (360) 898-2481 300 E Dalby Rd PO Box 249 Union, WA 98592

Mason County Garbage & Recycling (360) 426-8729 81 E Wilburs Wy PO Box 787 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County PUD#1 (360) 877-5249 21971 N US Hwy 101 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County PUD#3 (360) 426-8255 2621 E Johns Prairie Rd PO Box 2148 Shelton, WA 98584

Visitor Information

Caboose Visitor Information Center (360) 427-8168 230 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584

Hoodsport Visitor Information Center (360) 877-2021 N 150 Lake Cushman Rd PO Box 706 WA 98548 Hoodsport,

North Mason Chamber of Commerce (360) 275-4267 30 NE Romance Hill Rd Ste 103 PO Box 416 Belfair, WA 98528

Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce (360) 426-2021 215 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584


Website Design

Image in Action Design (360) 427-5599 Shelton, WA 98584

LinkTech Engineering (360) 463-0635 PO Box 370 Shelton, WA 98584


Northwest Market Supply

(360) 426-4881 123 W Railroad Ave 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd Ste 224-335 Shelton, WA 98584


Wineries, Distilleries & Liquor Sales

Shelton Liquor & Wine (360) 877-9894 (800) 580-9894 N 23501 Hwy 101 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Walter Dacon Wines

The Hardware Distillery Co.

Interested in becoming a Chamber member? Call (360) 426-2021 for more information or visit

Hoodsport Winery, Inc. (206) 300-0877 24210 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 129 Hoodsport, WA 98548

(360) 427-2168 330 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-5913 50 SE Skookum Inlet Rd Shelton, WA 98584

BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber

BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber


BIGHT | Spring 2014  

Quarterly publication by the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce detailing events and happenings in the Shelton Mason County area.

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