NEWS BRIEFS — Traffic signal work to resume Monday in Port Angeles . . . and other news items

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PORT ANGELES — Work on traffic signals at the intersection of Race Street and Lauridsen Boulevard will resume Monday.

The work, which will begin at 7 a.m., is expected to be finished that day.

Southbound traffic on Race Street will be detoured east onto Ninth Street, then south on Washington Street to Park Avenue, then west returning to Race Street.

Northbound traffic on Race Street will be detoured east on Park Avenue to Washington Street, then north to Ninth Street, then west to Race Street.

'Glazed Over' talk

SEQUIM — “Glazed Over: Tips, Techniques and Random Thoughts” is the title of a free talk by Don Tiller, an artist and member of the Blue Whole Gallery cooperative, this Tuesday.

Community members are invited to join Tiller, a painter of contemporary-style landscapes, for his discussion at 6 p.m. at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.

A reception, also free, will follow Tiller's program.

Guests also can see Tiller's show, “Sky Narratives,” at the gallery through month's end.

The Blue Whole is also accepting applications for new members who want to display art in the gallery.

For details, visit or email recruitment officer Deborah Sterk at

Free day at parks

Visitors will not be required to display a Discover Pass when visiting any state park Wednesday in honor of Washington State Parks' anniversary.

Washington State Parks “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required to access Fish and Wildlife and DNR lands.

For more information, visit or

School scholarships

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International of Port Angeles (noon club) has announced scholarship opportunities created to benefit North Peninsula High School seniors who meets certain criteria and plan to attend a college or vocational school after graduation.

The amount of each scholarship is $1,000.

Scholarships are available to three students attending Port Angeles High School, one student attending Crescent High School and one student attending an alternative school, i.e., home school, Lincoln School, North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, etc.

The applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.30 GPA and be able to effectively demonstrate community service efforts.

Applications can be found at each qualifying high school or at

The deadline for applications is March 31.

Contact Amy Keller at 360-801-1565 or

Clallam 4-H seeks volunteers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County 4-H is seeking volunteers.

Orientation is at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 261 S. Francis St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Four-H volunteers can start a club, teach a class or help behind the scenes.

RSVP to Jenny Schmidt at 360-417-2398 or

Bay projects subject of open house

GARDINER — An open house at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, will focus on upcoming projects around Discovery Bay.

Interested community members can stop in between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition, state Department of Fish and Wildlife and other project partners will be on hand to discuss upcoming habitat, utility and trail construction projects planned for the area around the head of Discovery Bay.

Fire, rescue talk

NORDLAND — Gordon Pomeroy, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue chief, will be the speaker at the next Marrowstone Island Community Association meeting at the Garden Club, 320 Garden Club Road.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday.

The presentation will focus on the collaboration between island residents and EJFR, working toward ensuring safety and well-being in the event of a fire or medical emergency.

The discussion will include the possibility of rebuilding the station on Flagler Road.

All are welcome.

Garden worms talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Washington State University Master Gardeners' lecture this month will focus on “Worms in Your Backyard,” or WIMBY.

This free brown bag garden lecture takes place at the Extension office, 380 Jefferson St., from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

Linda Pfafman, Master Gardener, will present. She will give tips on how to raise and care for compost worms and how they benefit the environment.

For more information, email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at

Canning consult

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Master Gardener Dianna Wiklund will answer food preservation questions during a consultation at the WSU Extension office in Point Hudson, 380 Jefferson St.

She will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

People just starting or who would like an update on home food preservation knowledge are invited.

Pressure gauge testing will be available for $5.

For more information, email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at

Sequim seeks musicians for tourism video

SEQUIM — The city is producing a tourism video to enhance its marketing program to bring more visitors to Sequim.

The four-minute video is framed around the concept “How do you say Sequim?”

The city is looking for qualified musicians/songwriters to write and record an original piece of instrumental music to accompany the final edited video.

The final video will be posted on the city's tourism website, www.visitsunny; will be posted to YouTube; and will be made available to local associations and businesses that want to post it to their websites or play it in their establishments.

In addition, there are seven descriptive words — friendly, sunny, colorful, wild, adventure, fun and delicious — that will be represented in images in the video.

To be considered, musicians/songwriters must submit a resume that includes previous experience writing original music and samples of original work on either a CD or via a website.

Send qualifications to Barbara Hanna, city communications and marketing director, at 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, WA 98382, or deliver to 226 N. Sequim Ave. no later than Monday, March 24.

Samples will not be returned.

The musicians/songwriters hired for the contract will be compensated $500 for their original score and the final recording.

For more information, contact Hanna at 360-681-3422 or email

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