BUSINESS BRIEFS: PA restaurant donates more than $4K to Boys & Girls Club … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula recently received a donation under Jig & Lure Fish Co. restaurant’s no-tip policy.

The check for $4,149.86 represents the largest show of support for the program from the community, according to a news release.

Recently, the restaurant partnered with United Way of Clallam County to help manage the growing program, which since it started in April has raised more than $20,000 for causes ranging from homelessness prevention, support for victims of domestic violence, free primary care medicine and support for education and support services for youths and individuals with developmental disabilities.

The employees do not accept tips at the restaurant and instead ask customers to donate for local causes, with one nonprofit partner each month being the recipient of the donations.

For November, the Port Angeles Regional Food Bank is the partner of the month, and Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is slated for December.

Free legal clinic slated this Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND —Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present the quarterly Jefferson County Free Legal Clinic event at the Cape George Firehouse, 3850 Cape George Road, this Saturday.

This event is a free drop-in legal advice clinic for members of the public. It allows for local people to address their legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

This event is intended to help those who are otherwise unable to financially access an attorney but is open to all those who show up.

Attorney volunteers will be available from noon until 3 p.m. to answer legal questions, to direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

Volunteers will answer questions regarding family law, tenant/landlord, public assistance, estate, bankruptcy, employment and creditor issues.

It is anticipated demand for this clinic will be high, so it is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.

For questions, contact Executive Director Shauna Rogers at 360-504-2422 or probonolawyers@gmail.com.

OMC commissioners recognize employees at recent meeting

PORT ANGELES — Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis presented awards to five employees at Olympic Medical Center’s board of commissioners meeting Nov. 2.

Blanca DeLeon received recognition for her dedication and excellence while working in OMC’s laundry over the past 35 years.

Brian Webb, nutrition services; Jessica Muck, nutrition services; Walter Reta, security; and Jamie Burrow, environmental services, also received awards for excelling in their positions.

“I appreciate the dedication of our front-line staff who are so crucial to providing care to our patients,” said John Nutter, board president.

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