Missoula Lodge Visit

Mike will again have the pleasure of attending the 2014 Fishing Extravaganza hosted by Ron and Kathy Clausen at the end of June. It will fun to see the lodge again and how it is creating great memories for all who visit this beautiful area and catch the legendary Montana trout.

  Kathy did an especially nice job of matching classic Montana furniture pieces like the wagon wheel bar stools, rustic dining table and chairs and beautiful wildlife and cowboy art in each of the spectacular rooms.  Of course none of this would have been possible without Bruce Hover, master-builder extraordinaire, who bought all of the visions to reality and surprise with his abilities to bring nature into his buildings. What started as a "Tree Room" idea in a sketch became what you see here largely through Bruces talent and knowing how things fit into the design as a whole.











Jason McLennan Influence?

Even though Jason McLennan brought his message of a Regenerative Future to us almost two weeks ago his influence is still present. Present in a number of community planning issues like the recently published vision of the Salish Village and  the Combined Sewer Overflow debate, his ideas have us thinking more deeply about a "living" future for our community.

We have recieved many favorable comments about Jasons presentation including those from community leaders, builders and concerned citizens.

Without exception all who attended this event agree Jason MUST make a return visit to Port Angeles. We are hoping he will bring his beautiful family back with him next time. 

Thank you Jason.                       


                                                    Stuart Bonney AIA LEED AP introduces Jason at the Little Theater.


Paddle Journey Arrives in P.A.

Pullers on this leg of the Paddle Journey to Makah 2010 arrived in Port Angeles today and were greeted by host Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe at Hollywood Beach. A large crowd gathered throughout the afternoon to welcome these youthful, but tired and hungry canoe "families". Off they all went to the Tribal Center to be congratulated, encouraged, rested and fed in preparation for the final two more days before arriving at Neah Bay, "the Beginning of the World".


Elwha Klallam Heritage Center Opening

Amid the ceremonial drumming, songs, ribbon cutting and expressions of gratitude, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe officially opened their Heritage Center yesterday.

The weather was perfect and the overall feeling of community and healing was experienced by all who attended. Thanks to the drumming circle for giving the Great Hall its first serious acoustical test. It passed with flying colors!





Center for Community Design (C4cD) on Art Walk

The Center for Community Design will be part of this month's Art Walk this Friday between 5 and 8 p.m. This is a great chance for the public to come in and see the outreach being done through the Center by viewing the model, sketches and Living Building Challenge imperatives which are driving the Rayonier site redevelopment exercise. With the upcoming selection of consultants for the Port Angeles urban planning, wayfinding and transportation elements of the SDAT report recommendations, community input through the Center is more important than ever!  Please stop by...the center is located at The Landing Mall, Suite 213 (near the entrance to Downriggers Restaurant).