NEWS BRIEFS — Softball games to promote 'Pink Up' on Monday . . . and other items

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SEQUIM — Back-to-back games pitting Port Angeles and Sequim softball teams are planned Monday to promote cancer awareness.

The junior varsity and varsity softball teams from Port Angeles and Sequim high schools will play beginning at 4:15 p.m. at the Sequim High School fields at 601 N. Sequim Ave.

The games are free, but donations will be accepted for Pink Up Port Angeles.

Pink Up Port Angeles is an annual campaign organized by the Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Noon Club that raises money for Operation Uplift, a Port Angeles-based group that provides help and information for people with cancer.

Those who wear pink to the games — or who arrive by 6:15 p.m. — can be part of a community portrait taken after the games, with participants forming a pink “cancer ribbon” for the photograph, said Shawnna Rigg, an organizer with Sequim Softball Boosters.

For more information, email

KONP AM signal out

PORT ANGELES –– The AM signal for KONP radio was knocked out Friday evening, and the station manager said he expected the outage to continue until early this week.

“It was a problem with the main power feed,” said Todd Ortloff on Saturday. “It blew out parts to both our main and reserve AM transmitter units.'

Although the 1450 AM signal was not available, the station's broadcast can be heard on the FM frequency at 101.7 and via online streaming at

Coffee Concerts

PORT TOWNSEND — The Coffee Concerts, a series at pianist Gwendolyn Moore's Turtle Bluff studio, will bring the music of Bach and Rachmaninoff on Monday and Tuesday.

In these two 10 a.m. performances, Moore will play Bach's “Goldberg Variations,” a piece she describes as simply “gorgeous.”

Then Moore will join Barbara Hinchliff for a two-piano rendition of Hinchliff's favorite, Rachmaninoff's “Symphonic Dances.”

Tickets are available for $10 at the door of Turtle Bluff, 523 Blue Ridge Road in the Cape George area.

For directions and details, phone 360-385-3626 or email

Salmon lecture

PORT ANGELES — Jim Lichatowich, the author of Salmon, People and Place, will speak about salmon management from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture, one in a series sponsored by the Feiro Marine Life Center, will be on the second floor of The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave,

The suggested donation is $5. The lecture is free for Feiro members.

Lichatowich has worked as a salmon biologist for 43 years. His book, >i>Salmon, People and Place, takes the reader through the myths, assumptions and beliefs that underlie salmon management and recovery programs.

The book will be available for purchase.

Nonprofits' impact

PORT ANGELES — Ben Klasky will discuss the $45 million impact Clallam County nonprofit organizations have on local communities during a presentation in Peninsula College's Little Theatre, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Klasky is from Islandwood, a 255-acre outdoor learning center located on Bainbridge Island, and teaches classes and workshops on effective management of nonprofits.

The Alliance for Leadership Programs, sponsor of Klasky's presentation, calculated the $45 million impact based on research from annual revenues reported by 100 of Clallam County's most active nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

For more information, phone 360-797-1338, email or visit

Grief support group

PORT ANGELES — Registration is underway for a six-week series of grief support meetings from May 5 through June 9.

The group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Monday at Hospice House, located directly behind the main office at 540 E. Eighth St.

The program, offered by Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, is free and open to the public.

Registration is required since group size is limited.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families.

For more information about grief support groups or to register, phone the hospice office at 360-452-1511.

More information about the hospice can be found at

Donations wanted

PORT ANGELES — Donations are being accepted for the annual Kiwanis Garage Sale, which will be held May 3-4 at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles.

The three Port Angeles Kiwanis clubs, along with Port Townsend Kiwanis, sponsor the annual sale to raise money for Camp Beausite Northwest.

The camp, located on Lake Beausite in Jefferson County, offers weeklong summer camping experiences for special-needs youths and adults.

The organizing committee welcomes any donations of gently used items, including toys, adult and children's clothing, books, housewares, hobby supplies, furniture and sports equipment.

Items that will not be accepted are CRT televisions or computer monitors, out-of-date electronics and used mattresses, cribs or car seats.

To arrange a pickup for donations, phone Dave Sue at 360-460-4336 or Tim Crowley at 360-457-5933 at any time, or phone Chuck Standley at 360-809-0731 in the evenings or on weekends.

Donations also will be accepted in person at the fairgrounds from noon this Monday through Wednesday.

This year's camping programs will be from July 7 through Aug. 8, with sessions for different age groups each week.

For information about the camp or registering for a summer session, phone camp director Claudia Edmondson at 360-732-7222 or visit

Plant clinics

PORT TOWNSEND — Every Monday through September (except holidays), Jefferson County Master Gardeners will hold plant clinics from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the WSU Extension office, 380 Jefferson St.

Visit a clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnoses of plant problems. Bring plant and insect specimens.

Bring in bagged samples of plant parts (healthy and damaged sections), including stem, leaves, flowers, etc. Pest samples will help in the diagnosis as well.

These clinics are free and open to the public.

Email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at

Diabetes workshop

PORT ANGELES — A free workshop on diabetes self-management will be held once a week from
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for six consecutive weeks beginning this Thursday.

The workshop continues May 8, 15, 22 and 29 as well as June 5.

Sessions are held at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

The workshops are open to the public.

Specifically trained leaders will facilitate the workshop.

All materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University's Diabetes Self-Management Program and are designed to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar, decrease stress and frustration, and improve their health.

Those caring for a loved one with diabetes also may benefit from this workshop.

Each participant will have access to a Living Well With Chronic Conditions book.

Space for the workshop is limited, so register early.

For more information and to register, phone 866-582-1487 or 360-538-2457.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities; reasonable accommodations can be arranged with advance seven-day notice.

VIMO open house

PORT ANGELES — Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics will host an open house to show community members the scope of care that is provided within the 1,200-square-foot facility at 909 Georgiana St.

The open house is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Entry is by donation. Light refreshments will be served.

Email or visit

Shoreline access topic of open house

PORT TOWNSEND — An open house at the Friends' Barn at Fort Townsend State Park, 1370 Old Fort Townsend Road, is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Washington State Parks, in collaboration with the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Foundation, are working on plans to enhance shoreline access and near-shore habitats at Fort Townsend State Park.

All are welcome to hear more about project plans and design alternatives.

Starting at 6:15 p.m., Herrera Environmental Consultants will provide a summary of existing site conditions and design constraints, along with a brief summary of proposed design options.

Attendees will have a chance to look at several artistic renderings that illustrate what these options might look like when the project is finished.

For more information, visit or

Nutrition menus

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Senior Nutrition Site dinners will be served at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

A suggested donation is $5 for those who are 60 or older.

People younger than 60 can attend for $8.

Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance to 360-457-8921.

Menus are subject to change.

■ Tuesday: Carrot salad, Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, baked tomato, peach cobbler.

■ Wednesday: Chicken Caesar salad, clam chowder, dinner roll, honey dew melon.

■ Thursday: Spinach salad, broccoli chicken fettuccine, steamed carrots, garlic bread, fruit Jell-O.

■ Friday: Apple sauce, stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, cherry cobbler.

Hearing access

PORT TOWNSEND — Bert Lederer, an advocate from Bellingham's Hearing Loss Association Chapter, will share ideas that helped his chapter improve hearing access in Bellingham at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Plan to arrive at 12:45 p.m., with the meeting starting at 1 p.m. Monday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Distance from speakers, poor acoustics and lighting make hearing aids inadequate for comprehension in most theaters and public meeting places.

Lederer will speak about advocating for improved hearing accessibility.

Amplified listening devices that bring the speaker's voice directly to listeners' ears or hearing aids are provided.

The Hearing Loss Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the well-being of all people who do not hear well.

For more information, contact Emily Mandelbaum 360-531-2247 or

Dine-to-Donate set

SEQUIM — The Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., will host a Dine-to-Donate event for the Captain Joseph House from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Fifteen percent of all sales will be donated to the charity.

For more information, phone Linda Donaghay at 360-504-2950 or email

Librarians present

PORT TOWNSEND — Local librarians Keith Darrock and Daniel Heaton will present at the Washington Library Association's annual conference in Wenatchee on Thursday.

They will be joined by Sno-Isle librarians Colleen Brazil and Jeanne Crisp.

Their session, “Outsourcing? An Evaluation of Vendor Assistance in Tech Services,” will focus on the value, efficiency and quality of vendor-assisted materials processing and cataloging in today's public library technical service operations.

Darrock is the technical services manager with the Port Townsend Public Library. Heaton is the systems and technical services manager with the Jefferson County Library.

Blood sugar levels

PORT HADLOCK — A workshop on better blood sugar management will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is free.

Amber Benner, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, will discuss “Tools for Building Better Health: Managing Your Blood Sugar,” on how to manage blood sugar to keep control of diabetes.

For more information, phone Brwyn Griffin at 360-385-6544, email or visit

Rhody sale, show

CHIMACUM — The Olympic Peninsula chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will host a mini-flower show and rhody plant sale at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The chapter potted up plants last fall, and they are available at a low price.

The audience will do the judging of best rhody, azalea and best in show.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be provided.

Sequim pupil lauded by Elks Club

SEQUIM — Sequim High School sophomore Alexis Cromer was named the Sequim Elks' Student of the Month at the lodge's March social night dinner meeting.

Alexis was selected for her high academic achievements as well as involvement in school activities.

She holds a 4.0 grade-point average and is in Honors Algebra II, Math and Honors Society.

Her school activities include marching band, wind ensemble and jazz band, and she plays six musical instruments. She is also active in cross-country, track and field.

Her interests are filmmaking, photography and fashion, and her hobbies are going to the beach and taking pictures, stargazing, playing guitar and jewelrymaking.

Her future plans are to play music professionally or pursue a math-related profession.

She is the daughter of Jim and Gail Cromer of Sequim.

Peninsula College honors

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College recently named the students who have made the President's List and the Honor Roll for the 2014 winter quarter.

To qualify for the President's List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 quarter hours of credit in courses numbered 100 or above, receive no incompletes and earn a college grade-point average for the quarter of no less than 3.90.

Honor Roll requirements are the same, except for a GPA of no less than 3.60.

President's List

Charles A. Bailey, John A. Bailey, Matthew J. Bailey, Noreen K. Barber, Eddy W. Bartley, Joshua R. Beal, Rosann L. Beauvais, Danielle J. Bernier, Jodean K. Bifoss, Holly L. Bock, Katharine L. Boyd, Daniel L. Brooks, Susan M. Cantwell, Neomi S. Carter, Daniel R. Cleveland, Nicole L. Criel, Rana J. Crowder, Victoria Cummins, Anthony M. Curtis, Eliza J. Dawson, Kelli A. Deboer, Spruce B. Derussy, Stephen Devoe, Raymond Dewolf III, Primrose T. Dixon, Mariah T. Doty, Amber C. Due, Sean M. Dwyer, Gary D. Eddy, Allison J. Elam, Christopher L. Enges, Jessica M. Ferguson, Kelly R. Flanagan, Wyatt R. Frantz, Christopher W. French and Judy A. Fuentes.

Also, Jeffrey G. Garbacz, Brianna N. Gilles, Shannon Gordon, Logan Gore, Elizabeth M. Griswold, Bryan Groendal, Susan J. Hamilton, Misti R. Hardy, Kendra A. Harvey, Ian A. Hassel, John D. Hassel, Hunter M. Hathaway, Julie K. Hayduk, Jesher Hitt, Chongyang Tina Hu, Joel D. James, Rebekah Johansen, Carmen S. Johnson, John K. Kaleo, Helen R. Kenoyer, Mary E. King, Taylor Rae Kuchan, Gary R. Kurtz, Trent S. Lacour, Hiu Tung Lam, Regan L. Larsen, Abbygail M. Latson, Tuen Lung Lau, Michael Z. Lee, Mischa B. Levis, Anh Ngoc Mai, Grace Tulsi Marshall, Chris E. Martinez, Adam C. Matthew, Colin Mccurdy, Scott A. Mcdougald, Erin N. Meacham-Conrad, Jeremy E. Miles, Jameelah N. Mitchell, Jeremiah Moore, Sarah A. Mullikin, Maria F. Munoz, Nancy A. Nation, Linh Nguyen, My Thuy Nguyen and Viet Anh Nguyen.

Also, John J. O'Connor, Jennifer R. Odland, Amelia E. Ohnstad, Erin E. Pallai, Melissa K. Penic, Nicole J. Perez, David V. Pierik, Rozalyn D. Piper, Geraldo Pradipta, Justin I. Pullen, Rebecca R. Ramsey, Jonathan P. Reandeau, Frankie E. Reed, Rose C. Ridder, Alexander Gordon Risk, Rickey A. Roberts, Frederick L. Robinson, Kalah Romberg, Keith D. Rose, Cassie A. Ross, Michael A. Ross, Matthew Rowan, Abigail M. Siefer, Paulo Silva-Alberto, Jonathan Sitohang, Noah B. Smith, Joshua A. Spaulding, Katherine R. Spooner, Aric A. Stark, Corena M. Stern, Linda Louise Stone, Scott M. Strandberg, Richard A. Stumbaugh, Ryan J. Supernault, Eric C. Talaska, Yik Shao Tam, Christian P. Tassie, Julia C. Tatum, Karen M. Thomas, Jennifer M. Thompson, Keith T. Titgemeyer, Pok Man Tong, Anh Duc Tran, Charles E. Trisko, Po Ki Tse, Wai Yan Tse, Kirk Tutt, Nessa Urban, Justin P. Vanbuskirk, Norma B. Vanorman, Martin P. Waldrip, Cortland Waldron, Michael B. Walsh, James W. Weishorn, Christopher Wilson, Lynn K. Wilson, Jenny A. Wolfley, Ronald D. Woolms, Zachary Bryant Yakush, Jim Yerkes and Aaron John Zavolokin.

Honor Roll

Habibah Ahmad, Avery J. Alm, Jason L. Anderson, Leyga Ardhita, Danielle L. Barrow, Jason L. Beaudette, Halle Beck, Jennifer N. Beckett, Leslie Bergman, Ashley M. Birdsall, Sehar Bokhari, Gregory W. Bolling, Steven E. Boutelle, Holly M. Boyce, Corbin M. Brabant, Paula M. Bressler, Christopher R. Brooks, Rachel M. Brown, Corinthia S. Cardona, Bret C. Carey, Glenn A. Carney, Berrit A. Casad, Christopher Chambers, Joshua Collett, Cindy D. Crawford, Kaitlin M. Crippen, Bernadette V. Dalm, Ronald M. Daylo, Dawn M. Dearinger, Kane R. Dickerson, Joshua A. Diehl, Charles T. Downing, Cynthia L. Dubay, Tera Dummitt, Rachel A. Duncan, Minh Truc Duong, Emily R. Dybedal, Alicen L. Egnew, Miranda G. Elsberry, Eulalia D. Engel and Briana B. Estrellado.

Also, Jessica A. Foley, Michael L. Fowler, Robert H. Frantz, Andrew Frehner, Angela M. Freih, Abigail Frey, Riley A. Fukano, Megan J. Gambill, Wenyuan Gao, Laurel N. Gieseke, Katiann Gilliam, Cortlynn Gimlin, Hannah M. Gish, Angela D. Graham, Rebecca L. Groves, Daniel E. Gunia, Steven L. Hargis, Salina Harmon, Eric W. Hartz, Lauren E. Hendrickson, Felicia A. Hinton, Cory Hoagland, Nicholas R. Hoffman, Joshua C. Hoffmaster, Cody Hopkins, Sierra M. Horsley, Timothy A. Hullette, Jeffry A. Hutt, Sandi M. Johnston, Kimberly Kasinger, Shania Dee Kilmer, Amy R. Klahn, Morgan B. Knight, Rachel N. Koch, Forest G. Koehler, Anton J. Kossler, Dustin M. Kraft, Zachary J. Langan, Dean C. Langdon, Ronald E. Last, Christian C. Leigh and John Randall Lynch.

Also, Lin Ma, Ryan Macarthur, Timothy G. Macausland, Jean M. Macgreggor, Long Sha Mak, Steven Mangiameli, Corbyn May, Brianna L. Mead, Halbert L. Meeker, Pamela L. Melfiteno, Ashlee D. Miller, Julianne X. Miller, Steven Miller, Michelle L. Morfeld, Kenneth A. Morris, Emma L. Moseley, David J. Muckley, Timothy Mundy, Aldo Munoz, Roy Munoz, Joshua David Mccool, Sydney Mccrorie, Riho Nagai, Joseph D. Nevill, Linh Hoang Nguyen, Jill M. Nickles, Kazuki Nishiyama, Steven R. Odell, Kaylie R. Osterberg, Maureen R. Osterberg, Ruiquan Pan, Don R. Parr, Dmitry Parrish, Timothy W. Patry, Sean W. Peck-Collier, Jessica M. Peterson, Trang Phan, Mary F. Pierce, Peter C. Placos, Lachlan Porter, Tony Portillo, Jeffrey D. Price, Mirza Aditya Rachmat, Kimberly S. Reabold, Randy D. Reader, Heidi M. Redfield, Stacey A. Richards, Brandon J. Roblan, Cassandra A. Roland and Giovanni A. Roverso.

Also, Scott A. Schaefer, Miranda E. Schmillen, Levi W. Schwiethale, Jason G. Sexton, Yan Ting Siu, Miranda Sochacki, Patricia A. Stevens, Craig Stewart, Riesa Sumida, Justina M. Sutherland, Annalise G. Thomas, Bryan E. Turner, Denise D. Vanderbilt, Joseph P. Verrelli, Kasey D. Vignolo, Amanda L. Vogel, Geran Voss, Jeffrey A. Wahlsten, Ziqian Wang, Raymond H. Warriner, Shawn Watershouse, Matthew B. Watkins, Keevan Webb, Lisa Welch, Barbara C. West, Sheena White, Kira A. Williams, Shannon C. Williams, David J. Williamson, Kam Ming Wong, Alicia R. Workman, Richard D. Workman and Catelyn J. Wyatt.

Clallam pet food drive rakes in funds

SEQUIM — Two members of the Clallam County Fair Royalty recently held a pet food drive at Petco to support the Welfare for Animals Guild, Peninsula Friends of Animals and the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

Queen Mia Steben and Princess Hannah Fritz collected donations of pet food and products to help care for local animals in need.

(Princess Hannah Gauthun was not able to be at the event.)

The two royals also collected more than $200 that will be donated to one of the canine search-and-recovery teams that participated in the Oso mudslide recovery efforts.

Call for NW art

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Arts Commission and Northwind Arts Center are seeking submissions for “Expressions Northwest,” the 16th annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Competition.

The show takes place from Aug. 1-31 at the Northwind Arts Center.

Artists must be at least 16 years old and may submit works in both two- and three-dimensional forms, including photography.

Cash prizes and additional merchandise awards will be presented.

A nonrefundable entry fee of $45 is required for a maximum of three digital entries — no slides or prints — per artist.

Entry images must be submitted online to A free account must be created, with directions to follow for entry into the competition.

Proceed through all five steps, including getting a receipt of entry.

The deadline is Wednesday, June 11.

The juror for the show will be Greg Robinson, executive director and curator of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, which opened last June.

For more information, visit or, phone Joan Balzarini at 360-437-7922 or Rae Belkin at 360-437-9442, or email

'Día de los Libros' celebrations

The North Olympic Library System is hosting several “El Día de los Niños y los Libros” on Wednesday.

The Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., will celebrate at 4 p.m.; the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., celebrates at 6:30 p.m.; and the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., celebrates at 6:30 p.m.

The festivities will feature a bilingual storytime, followed by music, food, games and crafts.

Children who attend will be given a free book.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration of children, families and reading.

The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

For more information, phone the Forks Library at 360-374-6402; phone the Port Angeles Library at 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; phone the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161; visit; or email

Club plant sale set

CHIMACUM — A Tri-Area Garden Club plant sale will be held at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Plants are from member gardens and donations from local nurseries. Prices vary.

For more information, phone Kathy Ryan at 360-379-1226 or email

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