Changes in Port Gamble management this summer | Port Gamble Gazette

Olympic Property Group and Port Gamble have gone through many changes recently, including the departure of longtime Town Manager Shana Smith.


Olympic Property Group and Port Gamble have gone through many changes recently, including the departure of longtime Town Manager Shana Smith.

We are very pleased to announce that Julie McAfee was promoted to marketing and events manager. Julie has run our weddings and events program, which now hosts 75 weddings a year and numerous festivals and events. Her new duties will include overall town marketing, supervision of the Port Gamble Museum staff, and providing marketing and event services for OPG’s other projects, including Harbor Hill.

I worked with Shana Smith promoting Port Gamble, and will continue the monthly Port Gamble Gazette as the marketing and communications coordinator.

Tom Daley was promoted to construction and townsite manager. Tom and his crew have expertly cared for the buildings, grounds and infrastructure, and knows Port Gamble inside and out. He will now add the town’s leasing and administration to his responsibilities.

Kathy Keller was promoted to maintenance supervisor to fill the gap created by Tom’s promotion. Kathy has worked with tenants and the rest of our team on maintenance and construction projects and will do a great job leading these efforts.

We are also very pleased to announce that after conducting a thorough search, Tonya Caswell was chosen to fill the role of property/office manager. Tonya has some great experience to bring to Port Gamble, including eight years with FTD that concluded with her position as western regional marketing supervisor. Her work as Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce president as well as her past experience make her well suited to work on our residential and commercial leasing program.

Find fresh food at Terrapin Farms

Stay rejuvenated this summer with fresh fruits and produce from Terrapin Farms.

Local family-owned Terrapin Farms has your solution at the convenient fresh farm stand located in Port Gamble across Highway 104 from Mike’s Four Star BBQ. The easy-to-spot red and white tent top has been a staple of Port Gamble for the past three years as owners Ken Vassey and Cindy Tyo look forward to an exciting 2014 season.

The farm stand is open Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Port Gamble

Visit to see the full crop and harvest list and for more information on hours and locations.

Celebrate the Fourth in Port Gamble

An absolute don’t miss is Old Mill Days Americana Festival, set for July 4-6 in Port Gamble.

Join us and celebrate the Fourth of July like never before. Logging shows, carnival rides, car shows, live music and great food are just some of the family-fun experiences to be had over the weekend. The anticipation is building for one of Kitsap County’s largest fireworks shows on both Friday and Saturday nights. For more information and a schedule of events, tune into

Alive After 5 returns to Port Gamble

The third annual summer concert series Alive After 5 returns on July 10 to the historic waterfront observation deck. We are pleased to present acclaimed jazz singer Jenny Davis on July 10.

The concerts will take place on the second Thursday of each month from June through September and each concert goes from 5-8 p.m. We are also excited to bring to you: Soul Siren and Betsy and the Boys.

For more on the upcoming concerts, visit

Port Gamble gets Muddy in July

Muddy Paws will take over Port Gamble July 12-14.

A North American Dog Agility Council sanctioned agility trial hosted by MudPack will take place at the baseball field in Port Gamble and spectators are welcome.

PG Theater preparing for July performances

Get your tickets now for the Port Gamble Theater Co. running of “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.”

This Robert Fulghum production will run from July 11-27 in the Port Gamble Theater. For tickets and show times, visit

Business news

A paranormal and magic shop opened in June.

Port Gamble is pleased to welcome Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts and Magic to the Port Gamble community. This intriguing new store is located in the historic Jackson House, built in 1871 at 32199 Rainier Ave. NE, just across from the iconic Port Gamble water towers.

Tango Zulu will  expand into Seattle

A new branch of Tango Zulu will be located in the resurgent Pioneer Square neighborhood, at 108 First Ave. South, Seattle, and is slated to open in mid-June. It will carry artisan housewares and handmade clothing, similar to the offerings in the Port Gamble store, but with an urban edge. For more information, go to and

You can stay up to date with Port Gamble by calling the events office at 360-297-8074, or email us at You also can find details at

— Pete Orbea is the marketing and communications coordinator of Port Gamble. Contact him at


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