NEWS BRIEFS — Crescent School board to meet in Joyce tonight . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

JOYCE — The Crescent School Board will discuss the district's Highly Capable Education program at 7 tonight.

The board meeting will be at Crescent School, 50350 state Highway 112.

The board has drafted a plan to meet a new state requirement for school districts to offer highly capable programs to students at all grade levels by the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

“Highly capable” students are defined as “those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences or environments.”

The board also will hear reports on athletics, transportation, food services, finance and enrollment.

First-aid training

PORT TOWNSEND — A Red Cross adult CPR, first-aid and AED class with be held at 1919 Blaine St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $70.

Training is provided by Full Circle Training NW.

Participants will receive a two-year certification.

For more information, email or phone 360-385-9800.

Guidebook author

PORT ANGELES — Award-winning guidebook author Craig Romano will visit the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., to talk about backpacking in Washington state at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21.

The talk is free and open to all ages.

Drawing from his book Backpacking Washington, Romano will spotlight destinations for weekend or weeklong adventures.

Copies of Romano's books, along with other backpacking and hiking guides, are available for checkout at the library. Romano will also have books available for purchase after the event.

For more information, visit and click on “Events,” phone the library at 360-417-8500 or email

Growing this fall

PORT TOWNSEND — “It's Not Too Late to Grow Veggies” is this month's Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners' educational lecture series topic.

This free brown-bag garden lecture takes place at the WSU Extension office in Point Hudson, 380 Jefferson St., from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

Master Gardeners Mike McFadden and Ali Dyche will share which vegetables can grow during the fall and winter months, as well as how to keep them protected from the coldest nights.

Tips on growing vegetables in containers also will be discussed.

Questions and sharing personal vegetable-growing techniques are encouraged throughout the lecture.

For more information, email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at

McEntire meeting

SEQUIM — Clallam County Commissioner Jim McEntire has scheduled his periodic commissioner District 1 town hall in the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 4 p.m. Monday.

There is no agenda, “just an opportunity” for District 1 residents and others to come and talk with McEntire about “whatever is on their mind,” according to an email from McEntire to the Peninsula Daily News.

Sequim water OK

SEQUIM — The city Public Works Department has completed the annual Water Quality Report for 2013 and reports that the city's drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal safe drinking water standards.

The report is posted at and is available for viewing at the Public Works/Community Development building, located at 615 N. Fifth Ave.

For more information, email city Utilities Manager Pete Tjemsland at or phone 360-683-4908.

Shoji screen class

SEQUIM — The few woodworking skills needed to make a shoji screen will be taught at Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

These Japanese screens are made out of hollow core doors.

The class is free, but registration is required.

Email, phone 360-683-7862 or visit

'Dusty' scholarship

PORT TOWNSEND — Seven area students were awarded the Sarah “Dusty” Westall scholarship, established by First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend to honor longtime beloved schoolteacher “Dusty” Westall.

Westall expressed her desire to assist in the educational pursuits of Christian students in East Jefferson County and through her generous gift to the church established the endowed scholarship fund.

The following students were honored for their academic achievement and service to others:

■ Jennifer Grauberger, senior studying pre-med/chemistry at Willamette University.

■ Nathaniel Maciejewski, 2014 Chimacum High School graduate studying computer science at Seattle Pacific University.

■ Taylor Mills, junior studying music at Pacific Lutheran University.

■ Jonathan Parent, 2014 Chimacum High School graduate studying marine biology at Seattle Pacific University.

■ Christopher Pieper, sophomore studying theology at Whitworth College.

■ Emily Reid, 2014 Port Townsend High School graduate studying education at Pacific Lutheran University.

■ Katelyn Slack, sophomore studying music at Whitworth College.

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