NEWS BRIEFS — Talk on oyster restoration scheduled today in Port Angeles . . . and other local items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee will host a presentation about efforts to restore Olympia oyster in Sequim Bay at 1 p.m. today.

The free presentation will be at the Feiro Marine Life Center at Port Angeles City Pier.

Restoration intern Tori Cantelow will delve into the history of the Olympia oyster and how restoration efforts are bringing it back, Clallam County Habitat Biologist Cathy Lear said.

Attendees can also sign up for a Saturday beach cleanup on Ediz Hook.

Candidate forum

FORKS — When the Shelter Providers Network meets Wednesday, July 16, in Forks, it will feature a public forum with District 3 Clallam County commissioner candidates.

Both the meeting, which will begin at 9 a.m., and the candidate forum, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., are open to the public in the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

Shelter providers meet in Forks each July to take a focused look at ending homelessness in the West End,” said coordinator Martha Ireland.

“The West End commissioner seat is open this year and there are three contenders, so the group wanted a chance to learn their views on issues related to ending homelessness and providing housing that is affordable for all residents,” Ireland said.

All three candidates — Bill Peach, Bryon Monohon and Sissi Bruch — have committed to participate, she said.

Peach, a Republican living in Forks, is a retired forester and Quillayute Valley Parks and Recreation District commissioner. Monohon, mayor of Forks, filed as an independent. Bruch, a Democrat, is a Port Angeles City Council member.

For more information, contact Ireland at 360-452-4737 or email

Artist's work accepted to Tacoma show

Kathey Ervin's “Water Journey Hat” and “Double Wave Journey Basket” have been accepted into the exhibit “In the Spirit” Contemporary Native Arts exhibition at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., in Tacoma.

Ervin is the owner of The Basketry Studio at 281 Mantle Road in Sequim.

During the show's opening June 19, it was announced that “Water Journey Hat” had won the Spirit of the Northwest award, which included a cash prize.

The show will run through Aug. 10.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be an outdoor contemporary Native arts market and festival at the museum with vendors and entertainment.

Grant opportunity

The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust is accepting applications for grants to be awarded in 2015.

Myrtle Walkling, who died in 1992, created the trust in her will and funded it with more than $1 million.

It was her intent that the income from the trust be used for charitable and civic projects that otherwise might not happen.

The goal of the trusteees is to encourage new civic and charitable projects annually to benefit citizens of Port Angeles and Clallam County.

Requests to fund organizational budgets or for existing or ongoing projects are unlikely to be approved.

Applications may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust, P.O. Box 1588, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Completed application forms must be submitted by Sept. 30.

Tidepools reading

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will showcase Tidepools, the 50th anniversary edition of Peninsula College's art, literature and music magazine, in the Waterman & Katz Building, 701 Water St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

This year's double edition includes original music, fine art, digital art, photography, poetry and short prose from North Olympic Peninsula residents, as well as the best of the past 50 years of the magazine.

Tidepools is an annual publication designed and published by students at Peninsula College and sponsored by the college's Associated Student Council and the Peninsula Daily News.

The readings are free, though donations are accepted to support the Northwind Arts Center.

For more information, phone Bill Mawhinney at 360-437-9081.

Dream U receives $350 award

PORT ANGELES — On June 25, Chapter IV of the Philanthropic Education Organization of Port Angeles presented Dream U with a check for $350.

Dream U is a branch of the nonprofit organization Serenity House, helping local youths between the ages of 17 and 24 with job training and basic support services such as housing assistance and employment services.

Services provided to youths include help with GEDs, Compass exams, food handler permits, life-skills classes, exploring college opportunities, vocational exploration and recovery coaches.

For more information, contact Dottie Foster, philanthropic chairwoman, at 360-452-7292 or

For more information on Dream U of Serenity House, contact Youth/Young Adult Services Program Director Viola Ware at 360-477-8985 or

Christmas in July

PORT ANGELES — The American Legion Post 29 will hold a Christmas in July raffle, with the drawing to be held at the Ruddell Auto Mall Car Show at 1 p.m. near the end of July.

Tickets are $10, and only 3,000 will be sold. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Proceeds will go toward veterans' families in need.

Prizes include:

■ First place: 46-inch TV with Playstation 3;

■ Second place: Traeger barbecue with extra fuel pellets;

■ Third place: Set of four tires, $500 value;

■ Fourth place: Two air plane rides;

■ Fifth place: Two-night stay at Eagle's Flight Bed & Breakfast.

For more information or to purchase tickets, phone 360-460-1399 or email

Folden graduates

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dana Folden of Port Angeles received her Certificate of Completion with honors in nursing from Gillette College in Gillette, Wyo.,
during a commencement ceremony May 9.

More than 300 degrees and certificates were earned by students at the college this year.


Vacation Bible school scheduled

CARLSBORG — Eastern Hills Community Church, 91 Savannah Lane, is offering a vacation Bible school Monday through July 11.

“International Spy Academy: Agents for the One True God” is for children 4 years old to sixth grade and is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Register for free at

For more information, phone 360-681-4367.

Church on the Pier

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles City Pier is where the public is welcome to attend the free annual Church on the Pier event at 11 a.m. Sunday.

For more information, email Andrew McLarty at

What people want

PORT ANGELES — The Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., will hold a 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

The lesson will be “Ultimate Possession,” exploring the basic truth of what people truly desire.

Free child care is available during the service.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

All are welcome.

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