NEWS BRIEFS — MV Coho ferry to go on spring schedule starting Thursday . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Black Ball Ferry Line will launch its spring schedule Thursday, providing six sailings a day on the MV Coho ferry to Victoria.

The Coho will depart from Port Angeles at 8:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. daily and return from Victoria at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily.

The increased sailings arrive just before Victoria Day, a long weekend celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday, this year celebrated Monday.

For more about Black Ball Ferry Line's day trips and promotions and for trip planning information, visit

SARC to reopen

SEQUIM –– The aquatic center at Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center was scheduled to reopen at 5:30 a.m. today [Wednesday] after a small fire forced the pool to remain closed for all of Tuesday.

The Monday afternoon fire was started by a malfunctioning wall fan that circulates air into the pool area.

SARC Executive Director Scott Deschenes said staff used the closure to deep clean the pool decks and hot tub.

In an email sent to SARC members Tuesday afternoon, Deschenes said the fan is part of a number of pieces of aging equipment in the 26-year-old facility.

“Unfortunately, some of our equipment is reaching the end of its life and/or needs to be replaced,” Deschenes said.

“Staff will continue to work to extend the life of the equipment.”

Though SARC is part of a public recreation district, it does not collect a tax levy for its operations.

Eight firefighters responded to Monday's fire in an engine and a ladder truck, but SARC workers had put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.

The blaze scorched a small section of wall near the water slide.

The facility was evacuated after fire alarms went off, but people were allowed to re-enter after less than 15 minutes.

Public input

PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park is seeking public input on proposed improvements to facilities at Log Cabin Resort, a concession-operated resort at Lake Crescent.

Comments will be taken through June 9.

Planned improvements include construction of accessible restrooms and pathways, as well as replacement of eight guest cabins and a manager's residence for the resort.

Paving of access roadways and parking areas within the resort is also planned.

In progress is a scoping period to help define the issues and concerns to be addressed in an environmental assessment to be released for public review this fall.

For more information on the project, phone 360-565-3004 or visit

Public comments can be submitted on that website or sent to Superintendent, Log Cabin Resort EA Scoping, Olympic National Park, 600 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Stories and music

PORT ANGELES — “Tell Me a Story, Play Me a Tune,” an afternoon of storytelling and music, will be held on stage at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Tell Me a Story” will present tandem storytelling, the blending of two voices with one story: the teller's and the musician's.

The event is hosted by Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

All donations will go toward supporting the free hospice service.

Featured tellers and musicians from the local storytelling community include Pat Ferris, Dean Hodgson (James the Obscure, Itinerant Teller of Traditional Tales), Ingrid Nixon Jan Yates, Carlos Xavier (musician/storyteller), Lisa Turecek (musician) and Rosie Sharpe (musician).

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that provides hospice services free of charge to patients and their families.

VHOCC offers around-the-clock registered nursing availability to terminally ill patients while supporting them and their families emotionally, physically and spiritually with a team of trained caregivers and volunteers.

For more information about the upcoming event, phone Marilyn Nelsen at 360-477-4260 or email

For more information about Volunteer Hospice, visit

Healing clinic today focuses on 'prana'

PORT ANGELES — The first free Master Choa Kok Sui Pranic healing clinic on the Olympic Peninsula will be held at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 131 W. First St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

The clinic starts with a “Twin Hearts Mediation,” followed by Pranic healing sessions.

Pranic healing is a system of energy based on healing techniques that utilizes “prana” to balance, harmonize and transform the body's energy processes by cleansing, energizing and balancing the body's bio-electromagnetic field, or aura, according to a news release.

Practitioners are not licensed physicians or surgeons.

Pranic healing sessions are not licensed by the state but are complementary to healing arts service and not intended to replace orthodox medicine.

Healers do not physically touch clients, they do not make medical diagnoses, nor do they prescribe medications or medical treatments.

For more information, phone Amber Bellamy at 360-775-8805, email or visit

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will present a performance by violinist Selbey Jelle at 1 p.m. Monday.

The performance at Queen of Angels fellowship hall, 209 W. 11th St., is open to the public. Reservations are required.

Monday Musicale is an organization that provides musical scholarships for high school seniors going on to college as music majors.

For more information and to reserve a spot, phone Maralyn Hillhouse at 360-928-3015.

Genealogical talk

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will meet at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Admission is free.

A free lecture, “Alternatives to Vital Records,” will be presented by Virginia Majewski, president of the Clallam County Genealogical Society.

For more information about the Jefferson County Genealogical Society and updates on future lectures, visit or stop by the Research Center, 13692 Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend.

Lodge's 10th anniversary

CHIMACUM — Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway will have a “Tea with Thea” to celebrate the lodge's 10th anniversary at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 1 p.m. today.

The 200th anniversary of the signing of Norway's Constitution, drawn up and signed at Eidsvoll near Oslo on May 17, 1814, also will be honored.

The event is open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-379-1802.

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