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Kala Pointer - Kala Point Owners` Association
Kala Pointer
October 2015
www.kalapoint.org
Official Publication of the Kala Point Owners’ Association
President’s Message
Tom Andritsch, President
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 360-379-4022
The remnants of our last windstorm have, for the most part, been removed by our staff. Once again they deserve a
huge thank you for a job well done. When these storms occur, it delays the completion of other duties. Your patience for
a few days may be necessary. It goes without saying that the staff works hard to catch up and complete their regularly
scheduled tasks.
Our regular meeting on September 9 drew a large number of members due to the articles in the last Kala Pointer
regarding “You Get the View You Buy” and “APPII-22 VEGETATION AND TREES POLICY.” The large attendance
was due, in part, to the belief that the members did not have sufficient notice. Here is the sequence of events:
At the August 11 Board Meeting the “You Get the View You Buy” and “APP11-22 VEGATATION AND TREES
POLICY” was tabled.
At the September Board Meeting [it] was to be discussed.
Notice of the Board’s action to table this matter was posted on the website. Unfortunately, most people don’t look at
the website.
Notice of the action of the Board appeared only a few days before the September 8th meeting due to the timing of the
Kala Pointer and the September Board meeting. Because of the timing, this action created a much larger
attendance and many more emails directed at the Board.
During the meeting, and after much discussion, the matter was referred back to the Tree Committee for further
review and clarification.
The Chair of the Tree Committee did review past activities and what has been done to maintain the views. However,
because of the language used and the perceived short notice, many individuals were upset.
It is not the Board’s intention to change the way the Committee will handle requests; however, we need to clarify the
process.
It is our hope that when the process is completed and brought back to the Board, we will have received additional
input from members, the issues will be resolved, and the majority is in agreement.
On September 5, the EJFR changed the burn ban to a Level One. This allows use of charcoal grills and small fire
pits; however, no other burning. Watch for future notices if the conditions improve.
We have been asking for volunteers for several of our committees and the need is still great. The committees fill key
roles in the operation of our Association and they are comprised of volunteers. Each committee has two board members
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Kala Pointer Staff
October Editor:
Bud Babcock
Copy Editor:
Cathy Carroll
Distribution Leaders: Helen & Tony Vogl
October Contributors
Tom Andritsch
Bud Babcock
Ann Bambrick
Mary Lou Boegehold
Ed Carr
Nellie Dunnet
Jeffrey Hartman
Suzanne Hempstead
Doug Leeds
Nancy Leeds
Gerry Walsh
Ed Zinser
Newsletter Deadline
The deadline for the November issue of the
Kala Pointer is October 19.
Submit your articles to:
[email protected]
Style Guide and Letter to the Editor policy
can be found by going to www.kalapoint.org
and clicking on “Kala Pointer.”
2015-2016 Board
President
Tom Andritsch
[email protected]
V.P.
Don Eppley
[email protected]
Secretary
Doug Leeds
[email protected]
Director
Jim Costello
[email protected]
Director
Dale Glantz
(President’s Report continued from page 1)
assigned to it; one as a liaison and voting member, and the other member to
assist in the planning and decision of the committee. The second member can
vote only if the liaison is not at the meeting.
Many people in our association have put in untold hours and years of
service to help build and maintain our community. We would welcome your
help and will try to place you in committee that is of interest to you. You will
not be put in a position that is intimidating or beyond your comfort level. And,
you may find a friend or neighbor on the committee.
What Happened at the September Board
Meeting? # 15 of 36
[email protected]
Director
Kay Goldstein
[email protected]
Director
Jeffrey Hartman
[email protected]
Director
Ron Kubec
[email protected]
Director
David Pitts
[email protected]
CFO
John Oliveira
[email protected]
2014-2015 KPOA
Committee Chairs
Architectural
David Harrah
BMAC
Hugh Musser
Communications Inactive
Elections
Bill Conklin
Finance
John Oliveira
Grounds
Vacant
Internal Control David Harrah
Nominations
Hugh Murphy
Personnel
Tom Andritsch
Publications
Nancy Leeds
Emergency Preparedness (EPC)
Tanda McMillin
Social Plus
Mary Lou Boegehold
Tree
Normandie Anderson
by Doug Leeds
Wow! A full house. Eighteen members filled the chairs for one of our
more controversial meetings. So once again, I had little to do with the
increased attendance. Even my Oprah-esque car giveaway was unlikely to
have been the major attractant. No! Trees seemed to be much more
influential than my monthly column. I must concede the proposed rewording
of the Vegetation/View rules and the surrounding controversy was what
filled the chairs; not me. What began as an attempt to clarify the language of
the APP (Administrative Policy and Procedures) governing tree and view
maintenance, which when taken out of the context of APP Article XII in its
entirety, did not lend itself to clarity. Therefore, it was returned to the Tree
Committee for another attempt at clarification with public input.
Clarification, not substantive change, is the goal.
It was announced by the BMAC (Bluff Management Advisory
Committee) that in the future, the County Planning Dept. will be requiring
tight line inspection and certification before any further tree action requests
will be accepted for review and approval. A meeting with the county,
BMAC, and the affected owners will be arranged in the near future, the
object of which will be to have the county explain the new requirements to
Kala Point residents. Be patient! I know many of you are asking, “What the
heck is a tight line?.” Most of us will never have to worry about them. Only
6 or 7 properties, perched atop the bluff, now have them. A tight line is a
water collection system designed to redirect rainwater from the roofs and
hard surfaces of a home site, in a controlled fashion through a pipe system,
down the face of the bluff to a diffuser on the beach below. The purpose of
the aforementioned tight lines? To keep the home and property on top of the
bluff and not on the beach below. Once a home site is cleared, rain runoff,
once collected by the trees and vegetation, is now free to soak into the soil
and possibly cause a catastrophic failure of the slope. Thereby, converting a
bluff-top home to a beach house overnight. So, stay tuned for more
information to come on the subject of tight lines.
It was an interesting meeting and your Board does appreciate the turn
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KPOA Office Hours
Bridge Every Monday
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays.
360-385-0814
11 a.m. in the Clubhouse.
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Committee Briefs
(What Happened at the September Board Meeting continued from page 2)
out and comment, even though some of you were a little
upset with us. When people come out to express their
opinion it gives us a sense of what our community is
thinking, thereby, helping us make the decisions that are
best for all of Kala Point.
Thanks for coming and come on back, y’all.
Remember, if you come to a meeting for the very first time,
I’ll give you a brand new car! As a man of my word, I gave
away four in September.
by Nancy Leeds
Emergency
Preparedness
Committee
(EPC):
Reviewed Kala Point map, presented outlet timer for
ICOM radios, enabled HAM radios to communicate with
ICOM radios, discussed article for October newsletter,
set October 18 for fire extinguisher training for the entire
membership to be held at KP beach at 3 p.m.
Nominations Committee: Discussed candidates for the
Board in 2016 and will begin to contact possible
candidates. The next meeting will be held November 1 at
10 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration
Building.
Publications Committee: Discussed schedule for
upcoming issue, talked about postings on the Member
Forum of the website, Bud Babcock will be editor for
October issue.
Tree Committee: During September, 14 tree requests
were handled by the Tree Committee. This included
seven full Committee site visits and seven Tree Squad
site visits involving emergency or dead tree requests.
The KPOA Board of Directors supported the Tree
Committee’s continuing APP revision work. A fourth
work session concerning APP II-22 revision was held
September 21.
Tree Committee Vegetation Control Request forms
are available at the KPOA Admin Office or online at
kalapoint.org. Turn in your completed form to the KPOA
office.
Please submit your Vegetation Control Request form
to the KPOA Admin Office 15 calendar days before the
next Tree Committee meeting date. (APP XII-2 B.3.)
Next Tree Committee meeting: Thursday, October 8, at 9
a.m. in the KPOA Admin Conference Room.
For Emergency or hazardous tree requests call any
Tree Committee member as well as Normandie
Anderson, chair, at 425-753-5378 or Barry Birch, vice
chair, at 360-379-0122.
Social Plus: Due to the fire ban in effect, the
program planned on Proper Use of your Fire
Extinguisher has been moved to Sunday, October 18.
Watch for the announcement in the October Kala
Pointer. September 23 showcased Caryl Fallert-Gentry
and her world famous quilts.
Bluff
Management
Advisory
Committee
(BMAC): voted to recommend that the Board approve
the single Bluff Tree Action Request (Class #2015-01)
for 2015. This Request will be forward to the Board for
its consideration at the October Board Meeting. The
County required reports for this Request can be viewed
on the KPOA website. BMAC is also discussing the new
County requirements for inspection, and, if necessary,
repair and/or replacement of existing tight lines on Kala
Heights Drive
Plan Ahead for the Holidays!
by the Social Plus Committee
Preparations are under way for the second annual
Holiday Cocktail Parties. This year, to avoid conflict with
other popular community events, these parties will be
held on Friday, December 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Last
year’s inaugural Holiday Cocktail Parties proved to be
very popular, and the Committee is looking forward to an
equally enjoyable evening with our Kala Point neighbors.
Several homes around our Kala Point community
will be asked to host a maximum of 20 people each for
cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Non-alcoholic drinks will
be provided as well. Guests will be asked to call for
reservations and will be notified by postcard with the
names and addresses of their hosts. Each participant will
be asked to take a substantial platter of appetizers to
share, so that no one will have to go home and fix dinner
afterwards, or you may be asked to provide a couple of
bottles of wine. And, as in the past, each guest will be
asked to take a toy or game for the Toys for Tots
program.
It’s a festive time of the year, and this gives us a
chance to dress up and enjoy the company of fellow Kala
Pointers as the year winds down. Newcomers to our
community are particularly encouraged to come, as this
affords a perfect opportunity for us to meet each other. If
you are willing to host one of the cocktail parties, please
call Nancy Machette 360-385-2224 or Ann Bambrick 360
-385-6634)
Reservations will begin on November 4 and there
will be further reminders on the poster boards at the
mailbox locations, and in the November issue of the Kala
Pointer. Please put this on your calendar and plan to join
us.
KPOA Clubhouse Hours
(April 1 to October 15)
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Pool/Jacuzzi/Sauna close at 8:45 p.m.
(October 16 to March 31)
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun 1 p.m. -8 p.m.
Jacuzzi/Sauna close at 7:45 p.m.
360-385-3304
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Calendar of Events
Bud’s Weather Report
by Ed Zinser
by Bud Babcock
October 2-4 - The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic
Sculpture Race. The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic
Sculpture Race was created in 1983. A Kinetic Skulpture
is a human powered, artistically enhanced vehicle that
must go through sand (Kwick Sand), mud,(The Dismal
Bog), float on water, and transverse hilly, silly
neighborhoods. Some skulptures are engineering marvels
while most are mixture of bicycle parts, styrofoam, duct
tape, imagination, and prayers. Awards are given to each
racer whether they want it or not, but the most highly
prized award is the Mediocrity Award: the skulpture that
finishes in the middle of the pack. Bribes help. Kinetic
racers and the glorious spectators must be kapable of
having fun without taking the event too seriously.
Location: American Legion Hall, Water and Harrison
Streets. Contact: Janet Emery, 360-379-4972,
[email protected]
October 7-11, and October 14-18 - Port Townsend
Ukulele Festival. Due to enormous demand, in 2015 the
Port Townsend Ukulele Festival will consist of two
discrete sessions. Each session will feature different
faculty, although a few will teach at both gatherings.
Since this is an effort to serve the folks who haven’t been
able to attend, you’ll only be able to sign up for one of
the workshops. Location: Fort Worden State Park.
Contact:
Peter
McCracken,
360-385-3102.
[email protected]
October 10 - Jefferson Land Trust RainFest Auction:
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please join us for Jefferson Land
Trust's annual RainFest Auction. We'll offer fine wines
and fun dining, unique trips and experiences, and the
opportunity to make a big difference to the local
landscape and quality of life. Register now through the
website link below to help preserve the best and most
beloved places in Jefferson County. The doors open at
5:30 p.m. for happy hour featuring locally crafted beer,
wine and cider, appetizers, and your opportunity to nab
spots in the wonderful events and adventures featured at
the “Sign Up Now” Party. Location: Fort Worden State
Park Commons, 200 Battery Way. Contact: 360-3799501, [email protected] http://www.saveland.org/
events/Event_Detail.aspx?processID=163
October 31 - Main Street Downtown Trick or Treat
and Halloween Costume Parade: 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kindergarten through 6th Graders: Come in costume
accompanied by an adult and gather at the Bank of
America Plaza at 3:45 p.m. The Parade leaves at 4 p.m.
and proceeds towards Quimper Mercantile Plaza.
Location: 734 Water Street. Contact: 360-385-7911,
[email protected]
August’s rainfall of 1.10" was 47% more than the
Kala Point average of 0.75" for the 1990-2014 period
which had a minimum of 0.04" in August ’11 and a
maximum of 2.41" in August ’96.
Climate Data
Precipitation (inches)
Year-to-Date Pptn.
Days with rain
Av. Pptn. per rainy day
Max. daily rain (inches)
Cloudy days
Partly cloudy days
Clear days
Max. Temp.
Min. Temp. (°F)
Av. Daily Temp (°F)
Degree Days
Aug.’15 Aug.’14 Aug.’13
1.10
0.92
0.85
11.46
13.79
10.78
5
5
7
0.22
0.18
0.12
0.64
0.84
0.26
9
5
5
9
9
9
13
17
17
83
82
76
50
51
50
64
63
62
66
84
86
Rainfall at nearby locations:
Seattle (Sea-Tac Airport)
Mukilteo
Marrowstone Island
Cape George (nearby)
Dungeness Lighthouse
Aug. ’15
3.28
1.79
1.42
0.65
0.70
YTD
19.61
13.68
11.89
10.63
7.10
The average daily temperature of 64° this August
was the same as in July 2015 and 2° more than the August average of 62° from 1990 to 2014.
Winds (at my house) reached a high of 37 mph from
the east northeast on August 29 and were 20 mph or
higher on 11 days, 2 days more than in July 2015.
Seattle had 3.28" of rainfall in August, compared to
the normal precipitation of 0.88". Seattle had 6 cloudy
days, 16 partly cloudy days, and 9 clear days. The
warmest Seattle day, August 1, was 92°. The coldest
day, August 25 , was 54°. Highest wind gust was 46
mph from the southwest by south on August 20.
Kala Point had 0.64" of precipitation in July by July
18 compared to 0.48" in the same period in 2014.
This month’s weather trivia: About 1½ tablespoons
of water will fall in an area of 1 square foot for every
1/100" of rain measured.
Uptown Farmer’s Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. every Saturday in October.
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The Halloween Owl
by Nancy Leeds
I have a little parrot named Babaloo and every
morning I get a cup of coffee and I sit with him to
exchange silly noises and body language. His cage is in
the living room which is in front of the house, between
two windows that look out into the trees and sky. His
favorite perch is outside the cage, on the tippy top where
he can feel he is the king of the universe. The other day, in
the midst of our babble, a loud THUMP hit the window.
Babaloo jumped onto my lap, spilling my coffee and then
took off with a loud flurry of wings into the farthest corner
of the house. I ran to get him because he expects that, then
I looked out the window thinking that it must have been a
bird that hit the glass. I saw an owl lying on the ground
next to the window box. The owl turned its head and with
a full feathery face and bright eyes he looked at me then
flew off to the nearest tree. Mr. Owl kept a steady gaze on
Babaloo for ten minutes or so after that, eyeing him up for
a delicious meal. Another attempt...another THUMP. This
time Babaloo scrambled into his cage for safety and Mr.
Owl found a closer tree to perch on. My husband Doug,
always the nature enthusiast, took this picture before our
visitor took off to a meal not so well protected.
In looking at the picture, I immediately thought of a
stuffed Halloween owl my Uncle John always brought out
the end of each October to celebrate the ghosties and
goblins of my childhood. It still kind of spooks me to this
day. Do you have any particularly vivid Halloween
memories?
Port Townsend Yacht Club Garage Sale
Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find a little something for everyone!
All proceeds benefit our Scholarship Fund for marine-related trades!
(Since 1992, over $44,000 in scholarships awarded!)
Location: 2503 Washington Street (across from West Marine).
The Pool closes for the season at 8:45pm on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
It will re-open April, 1, 2016. See page 3 in this issue of the Kala Pointer
for fall and winter Clubhouse/Jacuzzi/Sauna hours.
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Kala Point’s Food Drive October 24
Fire Extinguishers
by Ann Bambrick
by Mary Lou Boegehold
Every year, Kala Point is asked to participate in The
Wave, which is the annual drive to replenish the fastemptying shelves of the three food banks in Jefferson
County. Recent articles in the local newspapers have
described, in heart-breaking detail, the increased demand
and reduction of supply. National news has stated
frightening statistics showing that 1 in every 7 people now
live at the poverty level. Sadly, Washington is one of three
states, with NJ and NM, where poverty is increasing. In
our own county, 24% of school-age children are living in
poverty. This year, the poverty level is $24,250 for a
family of 4. When you consider the size of our population
in Jefferson County, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to
figure out that untold numbers of local residents are very
hungry. A drive past the Food Bank on distribution days
will serve to emphasize this point. The lines of people
waiting for food is staggering. The local food banks work
very hard to provide for these families to the extent that
they have supplies available; however, with the onset of
winter, donations of produce from local farms will slowly
cease. Our food banks serve 300-350 families each week.
Senior Saturdays have been added to the distribution
schedule in an effort to give seniors a chance to get their
food without having to wait in the long lines on
Wednesdays. Senior Saturday numbers have increased
from the mid-50s to the low-90s since its inception in
2013. 104 seniors were served on one recent Saturday.
Kala Point has been the top provider of funds for the
food banks for a number of years, as a result of our
participation in the annual food drive. With your help and
generosity, we will continue to do so. You will receive
flyers and email reminders. We ask that you give as
generously as you possibly can. We are asking for checks
only. In conversations with the director of the Food Banks,
we are convinced that this is the best way to go. They are
able to buy food and paper products at the same wholesale
prices as do the grocery stores. Money will go a long way
to replenishing their shelves, while donated food is often
outdated and cannot be distributed to the families. Shirley
Moss, Executive Director of the county’s food banks,
states that a $1.00 donation will buy 25 lbs. of food. An
exception to this is pet food which is not sold to the banks
at wholesale prices. If a family cannot afford to feed
themselves, they can’t afford to feed their pets. The food
banks welcome donations of pet food year ‘round.
You are asked to make your checks payable to
Jefferson County Food Bank and mail them to Ann
Bambrick, 260 Fairbreeze Drive. She will deliver all of our
checks to the Food Bank coordinator on October 26.
Many thanks in advance. Kala Point is known countywide for its generosity.
When did you last use your fire extinguisher or have
it checked ? If it has been hanging in your house unused
for five years, it will probably fail if you have an
emergency, as the contents deteriorate over time without
a refill. Social Plus and Kala Point’s Emergency
Preparedness Committee are repeating a program we
brought you last year as we think it is so valuable. The
East Jefferson Fire District will set up a propane burner so
you can use one of their extinguishers to learn the most
effective way to fight flames. The foam content of an
extinguisher does not last long, perhaps 90 seconds, so
knowing the right way to attack the fire is essential to get
the job done to the best of your ability.
We will also have a truck here from Tarboo Ridge
Extinguishers and they will check your extinguisher for
$9.00. If it needs a refill, check and refill come to $15.00.
This is a quick and easy way to update your equipment
for your safety. Should you wish to purchase a new
extinguisher, the cost for a 2 lb. one is $30.00 and for a 3
lb. one $40.00. All this can be handled on the spot while
you are checking out what the fire personnel have to
show.
This demonstration will be held at the foot of
Sailview Drive next to the boat ramp at 3 p.m. on Sunday,
October 18.
Don’t let a worthless extinguisher make you feel safe
if it can’t help in an emergency. Use this opportunity to
have it checked out!
A Basic First Aid Kit
by Nellie Dunnet
Several people have asked what a basic first aid kit should
contain other than band aids and antiseptic. Here are
something you can put together at home which will serve
you well.
Box of assorted band aids and extra-large band aids
12 antiseptic towelettes
8 sterile gauze pads, 4" x 4"
2 roller bandages (gauze) 3" wide (or cut strips of
cloth to roll and use instead of gauze)
A few sanitary pads to be used as dressing for heavy
bleeding
1 rescue blanket
2 triangular bandages (you can make your own out of
sheets.)
1 pair scissors
2 pair latex gloves
1 roll ½" waterproof tape
1 cold pack
Biohazard bag (plastic bag)
1 gallon of water per person per day.
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Letters to the Editor
Subject: Speeding on Kala Point Drive and Pedestrian Safety
Comments by Keith Larson, General Manager in the September Kala Pointer are interesting. He asked membership
to educate workers who provide services at Kala Point about speeding on Kala Point Drive. Of course we should all
observe traffic safety. In the interest of Pedestrian Safety perhaps it would also be a good idea to “educate some Kala
Point pedestrians”.
Obviously Kala Point Drive is poorly designed for pedestrian safety. Because there are no walking paths along side
of the road, pedestrians must walk on the road surface. Maybe development of a walking path should be examined.
I am amazed that some walkers fail to walk on the side of the road FACING TRAFFIC so they can observe
approaching traffic, a cardinal rule for pedestrian safety. I have observed some pedestrians walking two or three abreast
with their backs to traffic, some while walking dogs.
As an aid to pedestrian safety in Kala Point we have tried for several years the “Smile and Wave” idea when
approaching pedestrians. Besides being a neighborly gesture, if the pedestrian waves back to the driver, you know they
have observed the car.
I know the driver of a white truck (with the dog in the back) to be a reliable, conscientious, friendly person and the
dog to be exceptionally trained (maybe better than a few Kala Point pedestrians).
Sincerely,
Ed Carr,
Kala Point Resident
Dear Editor,
Ah yes, autumn is really here. Time to pull out the cozy sweaters and heat up the mulled cider, bake the apple pie
and serve it with a wedge of honest cheddar cheese. But best of all, time to commune with the trees. Time to look up into
their hues and tints and see how excited they are, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm. Even the wind is
colored.
Trees are our best antiques. And Kala Point is a grove peopled with ancient trees, perched atop a bluff, jutting out
into the water like the chin of a defiant child. Living in this forest in the autumn of the year is a blessing. I always feel
like I’m truly home. It feels familiar, like a warm hand taking mine. An umbilical feeling. Is it the spill of free days? Is it
the feeling that you can’t turn back the clock to summer, but you can wind it up again? Is it the feeling that given a cape
and a nice tiara, I’m fairly certain I could save the world?
Whatever it is for you, I hope this beautiful autumn of 2015 is everything you could possibly ask for. I hope its
crystalline days come like a benediction, with the air so clear you find your own light and spread it around. I hope you
catch a whiff of wood smoke from the fireplaces and see ten thousand stars at night. I hope you get the feeling that all of
your past except for its beauty is forgiven and nothing is left but a blessing.
An idyllic autumn to you and yours,
Nancy Leeds
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Welcome Bennet
Trick or Treat
by Jeffrey Hartman
by Nancy Leeds
Kala Point has a new resident and he has come a
long way to get here. He is Bennet Fischer from
Rauen, Germany. Both of his parents are teachers, his
older brother has graduated from college, and his little
sister is in kindergarten.
Bennet is a Rotary exchange student living with
his host dad, Jeffrey Hartman. He is 16 years old and is
attending Port Townsend High School as a senior.
He speaks very good English having had it for nine
years in the German school system. He is also a very
good student. His host dad said he learned to play
cribbage in about 15 minutes then proceeded to beat
his teacher in the first game he played. At school he is
carrying a full load taking Senior English, US History,
Current World Problems, Advanced Media, P.E., and
Algebra II. He is currently going out for both soccer,
which he calls football, and cross country.
Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors
Bennet, and he attends their weekly breakfast meeting
where he gives the “Bennet Minute” on his activities.
He is very outgoing and is making friends fast. If you
would like to invite Bennet for a meal or activity,
please give his host dad Jeffrey a call at 360-531-3026.
He has no allergies but does not care for spicy food.
For all those newcomers to Kala Point, this is
information you may find helpful on October 31. We don’t
have Trick or Treaters here due to darkness on the street and
the gate closure. The scarcity of youth may also have
something to do with it. But not to fear, the city and
merchants of Port Townsend fill the role of the Great
Pumpkin for all the little ones.
One year we did have a cute little doggie come by,
complete with costume, and she got a bone for her sack.
The lack of children going door to door, alas, does not stop
my household from buying plenty of candy each year, a
practice which seems to have an effect on the tightness of
our jeans.
A Predawn Planet Extravaganza
by Bud Babcock
On October 28, 1 hour before sunrise, the planets
Venus, Jupiter, and Mars form a tight triangle in the
southeast sky. The picture below shows how they will
appear in the constellation of Leo with Venus being the
brightest, followed by Jupiter and Mars. Let’s hope the
skies are clear! (This information is from Astronomy
magazine, October 2015 issue.)
Far left, Nancy Leeds. Third from left, Jeffrey Hartman. Center,
Kala Cares
Kala Point Singles
by Suzanne Hempstead
The “Singles Group” meeting is held
the first Tuesday of the month at
11:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse
In Memoriam:
Douglas Moynihan
Bob Harris (former resident,
Lael Harris’s husband.)
TGIF
Get Well Wishes:
Stanton Stevens
David Harrah
Every Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m.
in the Clubhouse.
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Kala Point Owners’ Association
1760 Kala Point Drive
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Neighborhood Ads
Firewood, ½ cord seasoned birch
(needs splitting) $50, Kala Point
Resident 360-385-2063.
Time to Remodel! KSI (Kelley
Shields Inc.) has a certified building
designer to help design your new
kitchen; master bed/bath suite;
decks; or build that addition you’ve
always wanted. KSI has been
building new homes/remodels in
Jefferson County since 1985.
Estimates are Free! We are located at
the entrance gate to Kala Point.
360-385-7156
www.kelleyshields.com.
FSBO: KP Condo Two bedroom, two
(3/4) baths. Private sauna! Fabulous front
row view. Two view patios. Ground floor,
one level. $275,000 For photos and
information contact [email protected]
Duplicate Bridge 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 191 Fairbreeze Dr. Call
360-385-1688 if you only intend to
play. Lessons: 1 to 2 p.m. Play: 2 to
4:30. $5 for one or both activities.
Microwave for sale. Used 6 weeks. White
Magic Chef. 1.1 cubic feet. 20"w; 12"h;
13½"d. $50. 360-385-6595.
Classified ads cost only 10 cents per
word. Please pay at the KPOA
Office when you submit your ad.
FOX’S Shutters, Draperies, Blinds,
Shades, etc. Our prices are lower than the
warehouse/club stores! Compare and see
that we don’t have any competition. Over
30 years’ experience. Contractor’s License
# FOXDRD*959CQ. For a free in-home
consultation, call 360-379-2548.
10
Cash paid for unopened, non-expired
boxes of Diabetic Test Strips. (Or free
if willing.) Call Kathleen 360-6241232.
Need a Quiet Office away from
Home? Right down the street? KALA
POINT PROFESSIONAL BUILDING
(located at the entrance gate) has
several different office sizes; vanity in
two downstairs offices; conference
room; DSL; wheel chair access; lots of
parking; quiet setting. Prices range
from $225 to $350 per month, utilities
included. 360-385-7156.
For Sale: 12' Aluminum boat (no
leaks) with padded seats, anchor, oars,
Minn Kota electric motor, new fish
finder, and a trailer with spare tire.
$850 Lynda 360-379-0650.

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