NEWS BRIEFS — First Wednesday Port Angeles Farmers Market set today . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The first Wednesday Port Angeles Farmers Market of the season is today.

The market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Gateway pavilion at Lincoln and Front streets.

The market will be held each Wednesday through Aug. 30.

The Saturday market is held year-round in the same location, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expected at today's market will be Nash's Organic Produce, Okasan, Pacific Pantry, Yong Jin, We Do Fudge and Johnston Farms, among others.


PORT ANGELES — Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. for a free half-day forum on homelessness today.

The meeting will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave.

The theme this year for the annual Planning Forum on Ending Homelessness in Clallam County, organized by the Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County, is “Hard Economic Times Challenge the Plan to End Homelessness.”

Presentations are planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To RSVP or for more information, phone Shelter Providers coordinator Martha Ireland at 360-452-4737 or email

NAMI film open

PORT ANGELES — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clallam County will host a film at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The film, part of a free public outreach program, will be in Linkletter Hall in the basement of Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

Refreshments will be served.

“Reign Over Me” depicts companionship as an important element in recovering from depression.

It stars Adam Sandler as a man who lost his family in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on New York City.

Rekindling an old friendship with his college roommate, played by Don Cheadle, is the one thing that appears to help him recover from grief-filled depression.

A brief business meeting for all NAMI members will be held prior to the movie at 6:30 p.m. in Linkletter Hall.

For more information, phone 360-452-5244.

New administrator

SEQUIM — The Sequim School District has hired a Spokane high school principal as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.

Gary Neal, who has been the principal of West Valley High School in Spokane since 2006, will start work in Sequim in early July.

The assistant superintendent for teaching and learning provides leadership for the district's curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology programs.

Neal has a superintendent's certificate from Washington State University, a master's in administration and curriculum from Gonzaga University, continuing elementary and secondary teacher certification from Eastern Washington University and a bachelor's in agricultural education from Washington State University.

Neal is filling the position previously held by Vince Riccobene, who will become the Sequim Middle School principal July 1.

Strawberry intro

SEQUIM — Master Gardener Jeanette Stehr-Green will present “Growing Strawberries” at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Stehr-Green will talk about selecting, planting and caring for strawberries.

She will help local gardeners make sense of the general types of strawberries, identify varieties recommended for Western Washington and discuss how varieties can be selected so as to extend the fresh berry season.

For more information, phone WSU Master Gardeners of Clallam County at 360-565-2679.

Last modified: June 17. 2014 5:51PM
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