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From St. Paul to Excelsior, more cities rely on conservancies to fund public parks 

According to a 2015 report, nearly half the nation’s top 100 cities now have conservancies that are often driven by financial need.

A growing number of metro area cities are launching nonprofit conservancies to raise funds for public parks after other funding options have failed or run dry. 232 more words


Coffee at the Commons

Margy Cain took shelter from the cold in the coffee shop at Fort Worden Commons during our January 11th Sketch Outing.

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Historic Home at Fort Worden

Katherine Smiley found this little building behind the Commons at our last sketch out on January 11. It may have been someone’s home for awhile and offered a sweet view across the water to Whidbey Island and the Cascades.


Alexander's Castle, Fort Worden

Member Ginny Kraft braved the cold to sketch Alexander’s Castle, Fort Worden at The Commons Sketch Out on January 11, 2017.





Sketching at The Commons

We had a small turn out for our Sketching Outing at the The Commons at Fort Worden in Port Townsend.  Cold weather prevented some members from attending. 10 more words

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The Commons Cafe at Fort Worden

Just as you walk into the welcoming foyer of The Commons at Fort Worden in Port Townsend is The Commons Cafe. The food is inviting and especially good after a morning of sketching.  12 more words

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Community for the Commons updates council 

The nonprofit Community for the Commons provided an update on efforts to restore the park at the Dec. 19 Excelsior City Council meeting.

The Commons is a 13-acre municipal park that was developed in 1854. 153 more words

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