NEWS BRIEFS — 'Sound of Music' shows continue in Sequim today (Thursday) through Saturday . . . and other items

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SEQUIM — The Sequim Irrigation Festival is over, but Sequim High School's operetta “The Sound of Music” continues.

The show will be presented tonight, Friday and Saturday at the school's auditorium at 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Curtain times are 6 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Premium seats cost $12, tickets for adults and students with an Associated Student Body card are $10, and students with an ASB card as well as those older than 65 and children will be admitted for $8.

Tickets can be reserved at the front office at the high school or online at

Tickets also will be available at the door.

The production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's “The Sound of Music” offers a 29-voice chorus and 45 performers led by director Robin Robinson Hall.

John and Anne Lorentzen are music director and choreographer, respectively.

For more information, visit the Sequim High Operetta Club website,

City Hall impacts

SEQUIM — A third public meeting to tell of potential impacts of City Hall construction on the surrounding neighborhood is set for 5 p.m. today.

Lydig Construction and city government will host the meeting at the Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

The city and Lydig, the Seattle firm building Sequim's $11 million City Hall, have scheduled meetings the third Thursday of each month for residents and businesses in the area around the construction project to learn more about its impacts.

Lydig and the city will provide information about the construction impacts on traffic on streets and alleyways around the 100 block of West Cedar Street and answer questions from those affected by it.

Construction of the new City Hall and police station complex is expected to be finished in spring 2015.

Weekly updates on the project can be seen on the city's website,

For more information, contact City Engineer David Garlington at 360-683-4908 or, or phone Kevin McCarry of Lydig Construction at 425-885-3314.

Special services director hired

PORT ANGELES — Brianne Barrett has been chosen as the director of special services for the Port Angeles School District.

“Brianne Barrett brings a wealth of experience to our district administrative team,” Superintendent Jane Pryne said.

Barrett is completing an administrative internship at Ballou Junior High School and with Puyallup Special Services.

She previously served as a behavior specialist, all within the Puyallup School District.

Prior to 2008, she was a self-contained emotional behavioral disorder teacher at the Timber Ridge Center in Bellingham.

In addition, Barrett was a language arts and social studies teacher at Vista Middle School in the Ferndale School District.

Barrett has a Masters of Education from the University of Washington and will receive program certification in June.

She'll become board-certified in behavior analysis in the fall.

Barrett also received a Masters of Education with a major in special education from the University of Phoenix in 2008, plus a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education K-8 in 2003 from Western Washington University.

Her appointment will be placed on today's School Board agenda. Upon approval, she begins July 1.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Community Center, 2851 Lower Elwha Road, at 5 p.m.

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, May 18.

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

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.

The event is hosted by Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, and all donations go to support VHOCC.

For more information, phone Marilyn Nelsen at 360-477-4260 or email

Last modified: May 14. 2014 5:52PM
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