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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-19 POWERFUL ADVICE TMere aren't many places d rather be than in ason County in the summertime. Doesn't it feel great to step outside and soak up the sun? Our lakes, rivers, and salt- water shorelines are teeming with activity and many re- fleshing opportunities to beat the heat. Most Mason County resi- dents use electricity in the winter to has By JUSTIN HOLZGROVE heat their homes. Summer laundry ergy more efficiently, enjoy the outdoors, and increase the comfort of your home. A few no-cost tips, low-cost lifestyle changes, and long-term invest- ments can make summer more enjoyable and lower utility bills. opportunities of its own to use en- smell Hang the laundry to dry In the summer months, take advantage of the abun- dant solar energy and hang out to dry. Hopefully they'll like a field of cut grass and flesh flowers. Give the oven a break Small appliances such as micro- waves, toaster ovens, and slow cookers use 50 percent to 80 percent less energy than an oven or range. If meal plans allow for it, using these devices will help reduce your energy bill. They will also help keep the home cooler in the sum- mer. Fire up your barbecue grill and enjoy the outdoors. Recycle your second refrigerator Does your home have a second refrigerator in the garage; a beer or soda fridge? Chances are it's an older model that uses three times more electricity than newer Energy Star appliances. If you have an older, working refrigerator, you can get $30 to have it recycled and decommissioned. Learn more about refrigerator and freezer decommissioning and recycling at www. masonpud3 .org/re frigeratorrecycling. With that second refrigerator gone, youql be saving money each month on the home's energy bill. see ADVICE, page A-24 What's buzz? A bumblebee pauses on a flower in Puja Pecovsky's garden on Fairmount Avenue in Shelton. The Washington State University Mason County Extension's Master Gardeners offered a self-guided garden tour in Mason County on Saturday, giving nature buffs a chance to visit a variety of lush flora in seven Shelton-area gardens. Photo courtesy of Dan Frizzell HIIIf$TINE ISLAND NEWS Come one, come all to Centennial Art & Much More Auction ur granddaughter I Madison is in town from Boise and one of her favorite activities is to count the seagulls on the light poles as she crosses the bridge. The other day she counted 21 gulls as she left the island and upon returning there were only six. During the years, I think we have inflicted different grandkids with differ- ent bridge disorders -- we have the ones that hold their breath, the ones who know they can't talk and the ones who hold their hands to the roof while crossing to and from the island. In just another week, the Centennial Art & Much More Auction will be hap- pening. It's a busy time and a beautiful summer, but this is a special moment irr time you'll want to make time for. It will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on July 25. Attendees have many choices in the event's silent and live auc- tions. Some of the items are nostalgic from island days gone by, such as an original oak school desk, circa 1950, from the Jarrell Cove By MIKE School. There is a CALLAGHAN set of antique white wicker porch furni- ture from Beulah Hitchcock and a handmade cascara wood bowl by Joe LaLande. Joe gifted many bowls and candlestick hold- ers from 1977 to 1990 to the community club membership and they are true island trea- sures. The auction also features many island artists in many medias, such'as pottery, sculpture, watercolor, papier- historic hall and its grounds be singers, musicians, poetry mache, rug hooking, leather during the next 100 years, and spoken word. All this will work, crocheting, knitting, This is another reminder happen from 5 to 9 p.m. July photography, jewelry, custom about the annual Harstine 26 at the Harstine Island Corn- made furniture and wood- Island Rummage Sale from 9 munity Hall. working, and carvings. Also, a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 2. As The organizers will there is the Churn Dash always, you are needed. Thehave available for pur- Quilt, lovingly made by our rummage sale is a big fund-chase food and beverages that island quilters, which is a raf- raiser for the community will also include adult bever- fie item. Tickets for the quilt club. To make it a success,ages. Admission is free, but are only $2. they need you to donate won- in order to make this thing Everyone can go home derful items. So, right now, work, they will need your do- with their own special items go through your storage area, nations. I'm suspecting that and bragging rights from garage, attic and closet and if the program is a success, this once-in-a-lifetime experi- weed out the stuff you havethey will put it on again. The ence. Tickets are available not used in the past couple of donations will go toward the at Lynch Creek Floral, Sage years. Usually the Wednesday Pioneer Kiwanis scholarship Book Store, Fresh Start Mar- before you can begin hauling program and other Pioneer ket, the Olympic Bakers and that great and wonderful stuff School district programs. also our Saturday farmers over to the hall where theyThe Harstene Pointe market. Tickets are $10 a will sort it, price it, and put it Travel Club is planning an- person, which includes two on display, other great musical event for complimentary drinks and The island is going to be Aug. 23. If you enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres. The auction rocking out through the end of last one, then you need to is presented by the Harstine July and into August. Pioneer mark your calendar for this Island Community Club, with Kiwanis and Rhythm and Sassone. For more information the proceeds going toward will be putting on the Sounds you can call Doug McGraw at the continued upkeep of our of the South Sound. Th6r6 w'll 426-0883. " " "