NEWS BRIEFS: Bridge lane shift set for Eighth Street … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Westbound traffic over the Tumwater Bridge on Eighth Street will be shifted back to the north side lane today.

Permanent suicide barrier fencing is now substantially complete on the north side of both Eighth Street spans, city officials said Thursday.

The Eighth Street bridges will remain open to traffic in the westbound direction only, even after the traffic shift. The sidewalks on the north sides of the bridges will be open to pedestrians, while the south side sidewalks now will be closed.

The speed limit is 20 mph through the work zone.

Local businesses remain open during the duration of this project.

When the $771,000 project is completed — expected to be by Sept. 14 — the barriers, including the new fence atop the existing 32-inch concrete obstruction, will vary from 8 feet, 8 inches high to

10 feet, 7 inches high from the sidewalk to the top of the fence, said Jonathan Boehme, a city of Port Angeles civil engineer. The top will have a wavy, undulating edge to represent the Olympic Mountains.

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Presentation for seniors

PORT ANGELES — The IronStraw Group will present a class, “Aging in Place Sustainably”, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This free class is oriented towards seniors, but others are invited to tour their completed straw

bale house at 510 E. Fifth St.

For more information visit

Grief support group begins

PORT ANGELES — Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC) will hold a Grief Support Group in September.

Pre-registration is required for the free group. To register, contact VHOCC’s office at 360-452-1511.

The course begins Tuesday, Sept. 18, and runs seven consecutive weeks through Oct. 30, from 2 p.m to 3:30 p.m. at Hospice House, 810 S. Albert St.

Sally Featherstone, MA, RN, MN, a retired advanced practice mental health nurse, will facilitate the group.

She specializes in stress management, loss and grief.

Featherstone has taught classes and workshops and facilitated groups for 45 years.

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and confidential environment where participants can receive support to begin their journey through grief, according to a news release.

For more information, call the office or visit

Dance studio opens location

PORT ANGELES — Salina & Caleb Treider, owners of Studio 360, will open at their new location at 619 E. First St. on Monday.

A grand opening is planned for a future date.

The new location has two studio spaces to accommodate more students.

They offer ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, adult ballet and an adult fitness class.

They also are welcoming Jackie Purvis to the staff.

Local Rosh Hashanah celebration

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic B’nai Shalom congregation will celebrate Rosh Hashanah this weekend.

Erev Rosh Hashanah service will be at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road.

The service will be preceded by a potluck dinner that begins at 6 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah sunrise service will be at 6:15 a.m. on Monday at the City Pier, 315 N. Lincoln St.

The service will be followed at 7 a.m. by a no-host breakfast at the Crab House, 221 N. Lincoln St.

Morning Torah service on at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road.

Taslich is at Railroad Bridge Park at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

For more information call Suzanne DeBey at 360-452-2471.

Unity speaker

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be Timothy West.

His lesson at the church at 2917 E. Myrtle St. is titled “Nine-Nine.”

West has been a member of Unity in the Olympics since 2015.

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

Child care is available during the service.

Band to perform

SEQUIM — The celtic band Watch the Sky!, will perform during services at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S Blake St.

The band will perform again in the church at 3 p.m.

The afternoon concert is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

For more information, call the church office at 360-683-5367.

Catholic course

PORT ANGELES — Queen of Angels Catholic Church will be presenting a program of classes on Catholicism starting Weds.

The free classes will be held weekly though Easter at the Queen of Angels parish hall, 209 W. 11th St.

This program is oriented toward people interested in becoming Catholic or exploring what the Catholic church teaches.

For more information, call Maria Stewart at 360-681-3579 or email [email protected]

Supper & Show

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church will present dinner and a screening of “Genesis: Paradise Lost” at 6 p.m. Weds. at the Friends Fellowship Hall, 1291 N. Barr Road.

This free public event is open to all ages.

The film has been rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America.

For more information, call Diane Hanes at 360-417-0422 or visit or

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