by Michael Schut, Communications Manager, Recovery Café Network
Recovery Café Jefferson County, located in the small town of Port Townsend, Washington, opened at noon. Community members gradually arrived, checked in with Maura at the front desk, and began to find their seats at the tables spread through the light-filled space.
At 12:30 Brian, the Café’s Program Manager, convened the 20 or so of us gathered there by asking, “What do you appreciate about this place?”
Without hesitation a man sitting at the table next to me answered, “It’s kind of a sanctuary.” Another offered: “It’s a home away from home.” And a woman seated across from me said, “It’s a family.”
Read more here: recoverycafenetwork.org/sanctuary-recovery-cafe-jefferson-county/
The painting, titled “The Artist’s Studio,” was created by local artist Craig Rogers. As an outsider artist — a self-taught creator with little influence from mainstream art and a unique personal vision — Rogers’ style of art beckons to past memories and experiences, infused with imaginative elements and bold creativity.
Read more at https://www.ptleader.com/stories/recovery-caf-in-port-townsend-holds-ceremony-to-display-new-piece-of-craig-rogers-artwork,81343
Whether it’s the smooth sounds of hard-bop jazz, the evocative craft of poetry, or the enticing appearance of paint on canvas, Komishane enjoys it all.
In fact, he’s slowly added a substantial collection of works of art to his apartment over the years. Komishane has amassed around 80 or so paintings and art pieces, with the majority coming from local artists and artisans in the Olympic Peninsula.
Read more here: www.ptleader.com/stories/local-art-collector-packs-big-talent-into-small-space,80261
Thank you to Kelli Parcher and Shannon Burns for facilitating this month's training!
Thank you to our Recovery Advocate Marisa Withey Byrne for facilitating this month's training!
What you’ll find here is a warm welcome, a safe and loving atmosphere, a nutritious meal, and peer support for your recovery. Come learn about membership and volunteer opportunities. We ask everyone be drug and alcohol-free. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Proof of vaccination required for indoor dining. We’re located at 939 Kearney St., Port Townsend.
Learn more information about our program at www.RecoveryCafeJC.org or 360-385-5292. We hope to see you there!
Posted at: https://www.ptleader.com/stories/community-welcome-at-recovery-cafe-letter-to-the-editor,77761
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