6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

On February 7, 2015 the Hood Canal Lions Club Presents: Mason County Emergency Services 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge.  Every February for the last five years, members of our local emergency services have braved the plunge into the frigid winter waters of Hood Canal.  Why subject themselves to such a task?  Participants in the Polar Bear Plunge seek sponsorship to raise money to support emergency service organizations.  Each year a different organization is chosen to receive the event proceeds.  This community event is supported and sponsored by many local businesses and residents recognizing the importance of giving back to our emergency service providers.  Any member of the community that is interested in raising funds may enter to participate with a $25 sponsorship minimum.  Whether you’re a participant or a bystander, this event promises to be fun and entertaining for everyone.  There will be music, food, face painting and a raffle.  Find someone to sponsor or even participate yourself!  Support your local emergency service providers; they are dedicated work hard for the community.

For a list of past recipients, entry rules & registration or for more general information, please visit the website or contact Don Minor, Event Chair: (360) 898-4444.

Hood Canal Lions Club Presents:

Mason County Emergency Services

6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015

What time: 11am to 2pm

Where: Alderbrook Resort and Lodge Union, WA

Proceeds Benefit: Mason County Emergency Services

 

Antiquing

 

Over the years with the rising popularity of shows like Antiques Roadshow, Flea Market Flip or American Pickers there has been a surge around the country not only to hunt and find rare or valuable antiques, but also to find those neglected, unique finds that can be turned into treasures with a little TLC.  While cities, of course, house many different antique stores, they are usually the more high scale.  The kind that already knows the value of an object and are mostly priced way beyond the means of the average antiquer.  The best part about living off the beaten path is the multitudes of treasure trove antique stores in the vicinity.  Antique stores rarely have a website or any online presence, at most perhaps a Facebook page.  As many often know when making a circuit of local antique stores in a new area, a lot of the online information is outdated, inaccurate and often the location has been closed.  We’ve compiled a list for you here by area of places to check out, address and phone number.  The information is current as the list is compiled, but before you start a journey, we recommend calling to ensure the business is both open and operational.  Many of these shops would make a great driving loop for an afternoon, start in Union, head to Shelton, then Allyn, Belfair and back up to Union.  If you’re making a trip to Olympia, many of the shops are consolidated in one area around 4th Ave West.  We hope you’re able to make some terrific finds.

 


Union

  • Union Station Antiques 4941 E State Route 106 898.4055

Shelton

  • Antiques & Accents 64 SE Lynch Rd 462.7278
  • Creekside Antiques 209 Railroad Ave 427.3146
  • Frontier Antiques 315 S 1st St   426.7795
  • Homeport Antiques 211 SE Kamilche Shores Rd 426.5377
  • Mcisp 302 W Alder St 427.5323
  • Nana’s Attic 831 West Golden Pheasant Rd. 791.0448

 

Belfair

  • Aaron’s Antiques 321 E Olympic View 275.5050
  • Bob’s General Store 22551 NE State Rt. 3 275.1277
  • Mission Creek Antique Gallery 23611 NE St. Rt 3 277.9108

 

Allyn

  • Country Relics Antiques 18460 E St Rt 3 275.5006
  • Vintage Dragonfly 22551 N Hwy 3 552.2568

 

Olympia

  • Antique Junkie 210 4th Ave W 352.7447
  • Antique Peddlers Mall 3048 Pacific Ave SE 352.3810
  • Antiques Olympia 203 4th Ave W  786.9234
  • Barnes Floral Antique Annex 209 4th Ave W 357.3368
  • Brown Derby Antiques 1001 Capitol Way S 352.8787
  • Country Hideaway 4510 5th Ave NW 866.8819
  • Courtyard Antique Mall 705 4th Ave E 352.3864
  • Finders Keepers Antique Mall 501 4th Ave E 943.6454
  • Fleur De Lis 7941 Martin Way E 491.4007
  • Johnny’s Furniture Antique & New 7619 Martin Way E 923.9599
  • Oak Antiques & Refinishing 4213 Goldsby St SW 352.9699
  • Nanenas Antiques & Collectibles 7621 78th Loop NW 866.2525
  • Owly’s 801 411 Lilly Rd NE  456.2170
  • Rusty Rooster 117 Columbia St NW 236.9800
  • Second Hand Rose 9243 Yelm Hwy SE 459.0954
  • Sherburne Antiques & Fine Art 100 4th Ave E 357.9177
  • Summit Lake Antiques 10724 Summit Lake Rd NW  866.0580
  • Tattered Treasures 106 4th Ave W  357.0840

 

Port Orchard

  • Hannah’s Antique & Collectibles 5588 Clover Valley Rd SE 769.0759
  • Off the Wagon 802 Bay St 874.6888
  • Olde Central Antique Mall 801 Bay St 895.1902
  • Towne Square Antiques 1700 Southeast Mile High Dr 895.3840