NEWS BRIEFS: Blood drive in memory of Streett family … and other items

SEQUIM — Bloodworks Northwest will host the Robby Streett Legacy blood drive and bake sale from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The drive will be behind the YMCA of Sequim building, 610 N. Fifth Ave.

Donations go to local hospitals, including Olympic Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

Street, 16, and his father Robert, both Sequim residents, died in a car crash in Colorado in July 2017.

To sign up for an appointment, text or call Annie Armstrong at 360-477-8508.

For more information, see or call 800-398-7888.

Drink and Draw

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Drink and Draw at 7 tonight.

The free event is for all ages at the Loom in Studio Bob, upstairs at 118½ E. Front St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

A model will pose for three 20-minute sessions.

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Drawing supplies are available or bring your own.

Drink and Draw meets each month the Thursday before Port Angeles Art Walk the second weekend of the month.

Tidepools deadline

PORT ANGELES — Editors and staff of Tidepools Magazine are accepting submissions for the 55th edition through Friday.

Tidepools, a production of Peninsula College in conjunction with the Peninsula Daily News and The Buccaneer, features art submitted by residents of the North Olympic Peninsula in the categories of fine and digital art, photography, poetry, short prose and music.

The contest is open to residents of all ages from Jefferson and Clallam counties.

Winners will be announced by March 15.

For rules, submission methods and general information, visit

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Kilmer statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer remembered the late Phil Johnson, former Jefferson County commission chairman, as a kind, passionate man in a statement issued Wednesday.

Johnson died Tuesday morning in Port Townsend of complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

He was 72.

He had served three terms on the Jefferson County commission and chose not to seek re-election two years ago because of failing health.

“I am so grateful that I had the chance to know Phil Johnson who admirably served the people of Jefferson County,” Kilmer, a Democrat living in Gig Harbor, said in the statement.

“He was such a kind man, so passionate about public service and about the people he represented.

“He cared so much about our country and our planet, and he made both better through his work. I am sending my heart and prayers to his family today.”

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