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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-19 Jackalin Martin of Dayton, left, hands nine hats and scarves, a shawl and a pair of leggings to Shelton resident Hilda Ware at a gathering of Loving Hearts of South Puget Sound on Monday at Yards of Yarn in Shelton. Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Crocheting, knitting group makes cold-weather items to distribute By GORDON WEEKS some camouflage yarn and went to work." gordon@masoncoun com She and her husband made 52 helmet liners and sent them overseas; the troops posed for a Jackalin Martin of Dayton broke out the photo wearing them. knitting and crocheting needles a decade ago These days, Martin is knitting and crochet- when her son wrote from Afghanistan, where ing for others in need a little closer to home: he had been deployed as a member of the Army poor children in schools, the homeless on Shel- Reserve. ton's streets, elderly residents in retirement "It was a lot colder there than they thought homes, the mothers of new babies. it would be ... He said, 'Mom, send us some hel- On Monday, Martin arrived with nine hats met liners,' " Martin said. "We got ourselves and scarves, a shawl and a pair of leggings at Yards of Yarn in Shelton for the gathering of Loving Hearts of South Puget Sound. The members of the group knit and crochet together from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third and fourth Mondays of the month at 1800 Olympic Highway S. Their creations go to or- ganizations that include the CareNet Pregnan- cy Center, Community Lifeline, Project Rachel for the Seattle Archdiocese, Vista Oncology, and Shelton nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. The members have made about 75 of the see GROUP, page A-24 HARSTINE ISLAND NEWS your ready: contest just around the Ihave a sense that island life is beginning to slow as fall begins to ripple our island waters and cool our shorter mornings. After a long, warm summer of getting lots of work done, I kind of welcome this chance to settle in and linger around the warming fireplace as I anticipate upcoming holidays that bring family and friends together. All right, all island cooks, it is time to pick some apples or peaches or whatever your favor- ite fruit pie filling is and bake, bake, bake. The third annual Harstine Island Pie Contest will be Saturday. Disposable pie pans will be provided for your pie. Pick one up at the farmers market Saturday from either Jill Meeks or Donna. Have your pie ready at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Harstine By MIKE CALLAGHAN Island Community Hall for judging. This is just a great event for pie lovers. Some 25 people are already signed up. Visit Meeks' booth at the farmers market to sign up. For more in- formation, call Meeks at 426-0309 or Donna at 528-7150. Here's another sign winter is approaching: Harstine Island's an- nual Apple Squeeze and Fall Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the community hall. You can squeeze your own apple ci- der and enjoy fall baked goods, hot dogs, chili, chips and drinks. A variety of artists will dem- onstrate their crafts, such as spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting. Usually, this week- end is also the last weekend for the farmers market. I thought I would include the latest real-estate activity for the Currently, 15 homes parcel on the east side sold island. When I do this, I divide are for sale on the island,for $179,500. Meanwhile, at the island into two parts -- the with two priced at less than Hartstene Pointe, only three island in general and the devel- $100,000. The rest range from lots sold in the past six months, opment at the north end called $145,000 to $445,000. Hart-and those ranged in price from Hartstene Pointe. I think there stene Pointe has 26 homes $20,000 to $48,000. has been a little more action for sale. Eleven of the homes If you are looking for vacant since my last report, for sale are listed at less than land, there is a lot to choose In the past six months, 13 $150,000. The other 15 homes from on the island right now -- homes have sold on the is- range in price from $157,500 to 39 parcels. These range in price land. Two of the homes sold at $469,900. from $17,900 for a lot on Plan- prices in the $70,000 to $80,000 There are nine homes on thetation Road to a 10-acre, low- range, while three more sold island pending sale. "Pending" bank waterfront parcel for in the $100,000 to $110,000 means someone has put an offer $950,000 and another 56-acre, range. The rest were sold be- on the home and that person is low-bank waterfront parcel tween $200,000 and $605,000, working his or her way through for $1,195,000. At Hartstene the latter for a waterfront home to closing, and that usually Pointe, 17 lots are for sale, rang- at the south end of the is- takes 30 to 45 days. The pend- ing from $29,000 to $159,000. land. Almost without exception, ing prices range from aboutNo lots at Harstene Pointe the higher-priced homes came $90,000 to $799,000. are currently pending sale, and with acreage. Vacant land sales have beenon the rest of the island, only During that same time a little slower. On the island two parcels are pending -- a period, Hartstene Pointe had in general, nine parcels have 5-acre parcel for $40,000 and a 10 homes sell. Seven of these sold in the past six months. 20-acre parcel for $95,000. homes were priced in the low A building lot on Fox Lane $100,000s. The other three sold for $11,000, one 5-acre Mike Callaghan lives on ranged in price from $220,000 lot in the Island Shores area Harstine Island. He can be to $446,000. sold for $29,900 and a 25-acre emailed at sobadog@msn.com.