BRIEFLY — Dungeness lighthouse group wins grant . . . and other news in brief

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — The Lighthouse Environmental Program (LEP), a Whidbey Island-based nonprofit organization that manages the “Lighthouse License Plates Keep Washington Shining” program, has awarded New Dungeness Light Station Association a $6,000 grant for the Keeper's House Front Porch Project.

This project involves replacing the decking and pillars of the front porch and is estimated to cost a total of $9,952.

The remaining $3,952 will be self-funded by the association or through tax-free donations.

The LEP is funded through specialty “lighthouse” plates that are purchased when obtaining or renewing Washington vehicle license plates. The cost is a bit more than a regular license plate, but that portion of the fee is tax deductible.

For each plate sold, the LEP receives $28. From that amount, 25 percent of the proceeds is used to annually fund grants to the eligible 12 nonprofit lighthouses and one lightship, Swiftsure.

The New Dungeness Light Station Association has received three other LEP grants for a sewage handling system, an upgraded domestic water system and barn gutters and drainage projects.

For more information, visit

Science Storytime at library

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., will offer Science Storytimes as part of the library's 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

Storytimes will be held Fridays from Friday through Aug. 1 at 10:15 a.m.

Although the content is intended primarily for preschoolers ages 4 to 5, all ages are welcome at Science Storytimes.

Library staff assisted by teen volunteers will share science-themed stories and perform mini-science experiments, and the children will make a craft to take home.

For more information, visit and click on “Youth”, or phone Youth Services at 360-417-8500, ext. 7705.

CWU honor roll

ELLENSBERG — Several Olympic Peninsula students were named to the Central Washington University spring honor roll. They are:

■   Carlsborg: Brendan Thomas Carpenter;

■   Forks: Jonathan Blake Farrell;

■   Port Angeles: Kiah Nicole Jones, Jenna Nicole Moore, Michaela Gwen Rogers, Benjamin Thomas Stratton, Mikela Raquel Williams, Andrea Marie Hefton, Kari Mari Fitzpatrick-Kenyon and Casey Robert McFarlen;

■   Port Ludlow: Holly Jane Howton;

■   Sequim: Emily E. Heike, Spencer Troy Shuford, Rylan Jay Spencer, Elizabeth Melodie Shore, Grace Ann Trautman, Patrick Michael Carpenter and Lindsey Lue Hintz

Fun Days slated

CLALLAM BAY — Clallam Bay and Sekiu will hold a Fun Days event Friday through July 13.

The event boasts food, fireworks, a live auction, parades and more.

The grand parade is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, with lineup and judging at Weel Road.

A kids parade will start at 10 a.m., with lineup and judging at the Clallam Bay welcome sign.

A fun run is scheduled for that Sunday, with registration at 9 a.m. in Sekiu. The race starts at 10 a.m.

The course is approximately 3.7 miles long on state Highway 112.

Entry fees are $10 per adult and $5 per child.

Entries for a free photo contest can be brought to the Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 16753 state Highway 112, before 6:30 p.m. Friday.

For more information about registrations, vendors and events, visit

Free hiking club

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula YMCA's Summit Seekers hiking club is offering free hikes open to anyone.

Hikes are usually completed in four hours and start at 8 a.m.

Registration is required and can be completed in person at the YMCA, 302 S. Francis St.; by email at lola@olympicpeninsula; or online at

Transportation to each trailhead is provided for the first eight registered hikers. Additional participants and anyone wanting to take his or her own car will caravan to the trailhead.

Scheduled hikes are:

■   July 11: Hurricane Hill (no transportation provided for this hike).

■   Aug. 29: Pyramid Peak Trail.

■   Sept. 12: Mount Angeles to Switchback Trail.

■   Oct. 10: Slab Camp Creek Trail to Gray Wolf River.

For a more detailed description of each hike, visit www.clallamcounty

Law enforcement graduate

BURIEN — Clallam County Deputy Sheriff Ronald Cameron graduated from the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien on June 26.

Cameron completed 80 hours of demanding coursework over a nine-week period while also performing his duties as a patrol deputy in Clallam County's West End.

He worked as a tribal law enforcement officer at the Lower Elwha Tribal Police Department and the Neah Bay Department of Public Safety prior to starting his career with the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.

During his tribal employment, he attended and graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Criminal Investigations Academy in Glynco, Ga., and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Academy in Artesia, N.M.

'First Love' murals hang in school

PORT TOWNSEND — Grant Street Elementary School is the new home of a three-part mural by Cory and Catska Ench.

The Port Townsend Main Street Program office received a phone call in spring from local property owner Toni Veenstra, who wanted to donate three murals painted by the Enchs to the nonprofit program.

These acrylic paintings were commissioned in 2004 by Veenstra for the First American National Bank Building in Port Townsend.

The program worked with the Port Townsend School District to find a suitable space to display the murals.

“We were delighted to receive this call from the Veenstra Family about donating the murals,” said Mari Mullen, executive director of the program. “It's a very generous gift. The Enchs' talent is well-known throughout the Northwest. We wanted these enchanting murals to be displayed where they could inspire imagination.”

Principal Mary Sepler suggested that the children's library at Grant Street Elementary School would be the perfect location for the artwork.

The paintings, titled “First Love,” were inspired by the novel Red Sails by Russian writer Alexander Grin.

The three-part mural measures 24 feet by 3 feet and depicts a harbor scene with children long ago in a palette of earth tones, blues and violet.

The artwork is now on a long-term loan to the Port Townsend School District.

The Grant Street Elementary School Library is open to the public every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the summer reading program through Aug. 13.

To learn more about the Enchs, visit

For more information about the Port Townsend Main Street Program, visit

Roller derby bout

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will play against Jet City's Carnevil of Everett at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., on Saturday, June 12.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with the bout starting at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 and get attendees in early at 5:45 p.m.

They are available at Drake's Pizza and Subs in Port Angeles, the Sequim Gazette office or online at

Tickets at the door are $12.

Concessions are provided by the Boys & Girls Club Keystone Club. There is also a 21-and-older beer garden.

Merchandise and raffle tickets will be for sale.

For more information, visit or

Peace Dance set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., will host Dance of Universal Peace at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

These dances are simple, meditative, multicultural circle dances that use phrases, chants, music and movements from many spiritual traditions to touch the essence within and recognize it in others, according to a news release.

No experience is necessary.

Admission is by donation.

Dances will not be held in August but will resume in September.

For more information, phone Deb Wiese at 360-385-1928.

Free kids' day camp

PORT TOWNSEND — An “art and soul” day camp for children and youth will be held daily at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 14-18.

The Summer Arts & Spiritual Enrichment Program is free and for ages 4-13.

Children and youths will work with local artists — painters, dancers and musicians — and imagery from Genesis to explore their own creative souls.

For more information, phone Tanya Barnett at 360-385-0770, email or visit

Annual quilt show

SEQUIM — The Sunbonnet Sue annual quilt show will be held at the Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road, on Friday through Sunday, July 18-20.

The event starts at 10 a.m. each day.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $5.

Many new and antique quilts will be on display, plus there will be several demonstrations and door prizes.

The featured quilter this year is Betty Cook.

For more information, phone Irene Hughes at 360-582-1193 or email

VIMO seeks members for board

PORT ANGELES — VIMO — Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics — is seeking board members to obtain a fresh perspective as they move to develop the full potential of the organization, according to a news release.

The key criteria for board qualification is a desire to create a more healthy and vital community.

VIMO is a nonprofit organization that provides access to medical, dental and behavioral health care for uninsured and underinsured adult patients.

To learn more and to obtain a board member application, visit

There is no deadline for applications.

Interested parties can also contact board development members Bonnie Bulach at babulach@wave or 757-773-9571; Pam Erb at or 360-460-8538; or Kathi Pressley at or 360-670-1023.

'74 class reunion

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40th class reunion on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9.

On that Friday, attendees will meet at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., second floor, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On that Saturday, they will meet at the Port Angeles Eagles Aerie, 2843 E. Myrtle St., from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The cost for Friday is $20 for singles and $30 for couples. The cost for Saturday is $40 for singles and $60 for couples.

There will be snacks and a no host bar at both events.

The Jimmy Hoffman band will perform Saturday.

For more information, phone 360-670-4363 or visit

Hiking program set

PORT ANGELES — Learn the ABCs of hiking in the Northwest with the Mountaineers at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

As part of the library's Get Moving! series, hike leaders from the Mountaineers Kitsap branch will discuss necessary clothing and equipment, conditioning, outdoor etiquette, safety and other topics.

The class is free and open to all ages.

On Sunday, July 13, the Mountaineers will lead a hike on the Sunrise Ridge trail in Olympic National Park.

The Sunrise Ridge Trail starts from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center and covers 5.2 miles and gains 1,000 feet of elevation.

All participants must register online by Wednesday and be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

All hikers will meet at the library at 10 a.m. to carpool. Free passes will be provided to access Olympic National Park.

Based in Seattle, the Mountaineers is an outdoor education nonprofit focused on teaching skills for life beyond the city.

For more information on the group, visit

For more information on this class, hike and other events, visit to and click on “Events” and “Port Angeles” or phone 360-417-8500.

'Sea Shanty' circle

PORT TOWNSEND — A Sea Shanty Maritime Song Circle will be held at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

Fairchild honors

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Kaitlin Fairchild of Port Angeles has been named to the dean's list at Pacific University in Oregon for spring semester 2014.

Fairchild is among 303 of the school's 1,783 undergraduate students to achieve this high academic honor.

To qualify, a student must achieve a term grade-point average of at least 3.70 and complete 12 or more graded hours.

Women's group lunch scheduled

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Women's Connection will host an all-women luncheon at the Port Angeles CrabHouse, 221 N. Lincoln St., second floor, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The cost is $16.

The theme of the lunch is “Let's Go Hawaiian — PA Style!” and features music by Nakii and Mike.

The speaker is Lisa Patterson of Ontario, Canada. She will share stories from her own life.

For reservations, phone 360-452-4343 or 360-457-8261.

Dressing in “Hawaiian style” is encouraged.

Flight operations on Whidbey Island

WHIDBEY ISLAND — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field in Coupeville on Monday.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to station's comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email to

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

Senior nutrition

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: Beet salad, chicken and rice casserole, steamed broccoli and honey dew melon.

■   Wednesday: Carrot salad, patty melt, oven-roasted potatoes and fruited gelatin.

■   Thursday: Marinated veggies, meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, cut corn, dinner roll and oatmeal cookie and strawberries.

■   Friday: Potato salad, reuben sandwich, baked tomato and cantaloupe.

Board vacancy

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, the tourism marketing agency for unincorporated Clallam County, is seeking to fill one position on its 10-member board of directors.

The position, vacant by a resignation, is for a bed-and-breakfast representative for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 2016.

Applicants must reside or do business in the unincorporated areas of Clallam County, outside of the city limits of Forks, Sequim or Port Angeles.

“Tourism is a $219 million annual industry in Clallam County,” Diane Schostak, executive director of the organization, said. “The [bureau] is engaged in many facets of marketing and has many local and regional partners. This board position is an opportunity for someone to help frame our story.”

The bureau's board of directors meets monthly in the Port Angeles area and a conference call-in option is usually available. The board advises staff on policies, programs and promotions.

For more information or an application, phone Schostak at 360-452-8552 or email

Applications should be received by Aug. 1.

Culinary talents to be 'auctioned'

SEQUIM — Many of Sequim's top culinary talents — representing Alderwood Bistro, Nash's Farm, Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm and more — are “putting their chops on the [auction] block” to benefit area preschoolers.

An “Old-Timey Picnic Auction” will be held at Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $15 per family.

The Olympic Nature Experience, a nonprofit organization headed by local mom Sarah Salazar-Tipton, is letting local residents experience nature in a time-honored way: a picnic.

“We just wanted to do something fun to let the community know we're here and tie in with our bigger message that doing stuff with your friends and family outside is great,” Salazar-Tipton said.

The auction will feature about 30 picnic baskets contributed by local food artisans, some representing businesses and others by private contributors.

All money collected will go directly to aid children with tuition costs at Owl's Hollow Nature Pre-school.

In case any attendees don't win one of the baskets on auction, Maggie May's food truck also will be on hand, selling hand-crafted food and drink.

Everyone is welcome.

Anyone interested in making a basket or for more information can phone Salazar-Tipton at 360-461-7169, email olympicnature or visit

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