NEWS BRIEFS — Couple cited for trespass at Port Townsend park . . . and other items

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PORT TOWNSEND — A married couple was cited for trespassing at Lands End Park in Port Townsend on Monday.

The unnamed couple were found drinking alcohol on the unstable park bluff, which has closed because it is dangerous and unstable, according to city police.

A 41-year-old male was booked into the Jefferson County jail for investigation of trespassing and violation of a domestic violence restraining order that his 24-year-old wife had against him.

The wife was cited for trespassing and released at the scene, Officer Patrick Fudally said.

Both were warned for drinking in public.

The city park was closed after landslides on the steep bluff.

City police have increased random patrols at the park.

“We would like to remind the public that the park is closed due to dangerous conditions caused by the unstable bluff,” Fudally said.



Power outage

SEQUIM — A bird was found to be to blame for a Tuesday morning power outage.

The animal was killed when it came into contact with a substation power line shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, knocking out power for 20 minutes to about 2,500 Clallam County Public Utility District customers east of Port Angeles, utility spokesman Mike Howe said.

The outage occurred in the Timberline Drive-Barr Road area.

Power was restored at 8:28 a.m., Howe said.

There was no damage to PUD facilities.

Power was restored through PUD backup facilities, Howe said.

“The system did exactly what it was supposed to do,” he said.



PA book sale today

PORT ANGELES — Books will be for sale for $1 to $2 at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from noon to 5 p.m. today.

The Port Angeles Friends of the Library sponsored Books for Teachers, a book sale for Port Angeles School District teachers and staff, on Monday and Tuesday before opening the sale to the general public.

Thirty Port Angeles teachers were selected to receive a Books for Teachers $50 voucher to purchase books; eight additional teachers received a Books for Teachers $15 voucher as alternates to purchase books at the sale.



Harvest Dinner

SEQUIM — A few tickets are still available for the Harvest Dinner, a multicourse meal that features ingredients from within 100 miles of Sequim.

The dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive.

Tickets are $95, $110 if purchased after Sept. 16.

Reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Although the menus hadn't been completed as of Tuesday, the meal will use ingredients from area farms, wineries and breweries, said Tom Sanford, executive director of the North Olympic Land Trust.

There will be a few exceptions: The coffee will have been roasted in Sequim and the wines and beer made in the area — but the ingredients may not have been grown locally.

Some oils and spices will not be from the area.

The menu will offer the cuisine of local chefs working under the direction of Arran Stark, festival presenter and Jefferson Healthcare's executive chef.

Northwest author and chef Greg Atkinson will be the featured speaker.

Atkinson, the chef and proprietor of Restaurant Marche on Bainbridge Island, is the author of the cookbook West Coast Cooking and a contributing editor to Food Arts.

He also writes the “Taste” column for Pacific Northwest magazine and the Sunday news magazine of The Seattle Times.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.NorthOlympicLandTrust.org or phone 360-417-1815.



Fly-in, Air Affaire

SEQUIM — Two events will take to the skies at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, this weekend.

A radio-controlled fly-in is set to take off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Sequim RC Aeronauts and Olympic RC Modelers, both members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, host this fourth annual fly-in.

Demonstrations, static displays and raffles are part of the activities.

Radio-controlled airplane pilots must have a current Academy of Model Aeronautics card and pay a $5 “landing fee.”

Admission is free, but there is a $5 parking fee per vehicle charged by the Air Affaire, happening the same day.

The affaire, slated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, is a fundraising event for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, which provides free 24-hour registered nursing support to terminally ill patients.

All proceeds from this event will go to the nonprofit.

The affaire features a fly-in, wing walkers, skydivers, radio-controlled airplanes, experimental aircraft, smoke airplanes, bi-plane rides, hot air balloon rides, a car show, food, music, vendors and more.

For more information on the fly-in, phone Barry Johnson, president of Sequim RC Aeronauts, at 360-681-6042 or 360-681-0506, or email info@sequimrcaeronauts.org.

For more information on the Air Affaire, phone Kelly Jo Hill at 360-461-3950, email olympicpeninsulaairaffaire@gmail.com or visit www.OlympicPeninsulaAirAffaire.com.



Women's luncheon

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Christian Women's Connection will host an all-women buffet luncheon on the second floor of the Port Angeles CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The cost is $16.

Randolph Frederick will show and talk about his custom jewelry made from gems, fossils and more.

Wayne Dillingham will provide music.

Speaker Patty Tyson will share special events from British Columbia.

To make reservations, phone 360-457-8261 or 360-452-4343.

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