NEWS BRIEFS: Clallam County increases accessibility to vote ahead of election … and other items

News items on the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County has made changes to increase accessibility ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

A wheelchair-accessible voting booth is now available for use in the Auditor’s Office at the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., along with improved exterior ADA signage.

The additions were supplied through Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities grant funding via the Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the state Secretary of State’s Office.

The additions coincide with the state’s first “Get Out the Disability Vote Week” this Monday through Friday, a weeklong outreach effort to assist and encourage the disabled community to learn more about accessible voting options, according to a news release.

An accessible voting unit designed for disabled voters to use independently is also available in the Auditor’s Office.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, also offers an Accessible Voting Unit, available 18 days before Election Day and until 8 p.m. Election Day.

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service offers a program for mailing free matter to blind or visually impaired people. Details can be found on the USPS website at http://about.usps.com/publications/pub347.

The Auditor’s Office’s regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with extended hours Monday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More election information, including an online voters guide, is available on the county elections website at www.clallam.net/elections.

In addition, the North Olympic Peninsula Voter Guide for the general election, published in the Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 16, is posted online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

Those not registered to vote have until Oct. 31 to register in person at their local Auditor’s Office.

Indigenous art show at college

PORT ANGELES — Linley Logan of the Onondowaga/Seneca tribe will share his artwork, titled “Indigenous Intrinsic Manifestations,” with Peninsula College this fall.

Sponsored by the Peninsula College House of Learning Longhouse, Logan will be the featured artist in the PUB Gallery of Art from Monday through Dec. 1.

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the college, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Logan also will be a speaker at the Dec. 1 Studium Generale program from 12:35 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. at the college.

An artist’s reception will be held immediately following the presentation in the PUB Gallery of Art.

“I am confident in not having to identify myself through my art based on the strongest stereotypical or romantic images that infer Native identity,” Logan said. “I can go beyond perceptions of the typical artistic identity espoused because I know who I am, but I know I am merely on the cusp of more reality.”

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, email Sadie Crowe at [email protected].

KPTZ fund drive

PORT TOWNSEND — KPTZ 91.9 FM’s Fall Pledge Drive is set from Monday through Saturday, Oct. 29.

KPTZ is a primarily volunteer-powered community radio station that went on the air May 14, 2011.

Over 60 volunteers contribute to programming for the station, which reaches an estimated 27,000 listeners across the Olympic Peninsula.

Donations are tax-deductible.

During the fund drive, phone 360-554-4430 to donate or donate online 24/7 on the station’s secure website, www.kptz.org.

Deaf leader award

PORT TOWNSEND — Emily Mandelbaum will receive the Deaf Community Leader Award from Hamilton Relay, a telecommunications relay service, in recognition of her work in improving communication access.

The award will be presented at the Port Townsend Senior Center, 620 Tyler St., at 2 p.m. Monday.

Mandelbaum is described by her peers as a tireless leader and advocate, making a difference in the lives of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in her community.

Mandelbaum co-founded the East Jefferson County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America 20 years ago and has led and organized the monthly meetings since then.

She has also advocated for equal access in public places, including making captions and/or assistive hearing devices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

A few places that have become more accessible include the Rose Theatre and Jefferson Healthcare, as well as City Hall and City Council meetings.

For more information, email Elizabeth Luttrell, Washington Relay outreach coordinator, at [email protected] or phone 360-229-5958.

Local artist to show

SEQUIM — “Marsh Reflections,” a watercolor painting by Pat Starr, has been accepted into the 2016 Northwest Watercolor Society’s Waterworks Exhibition.

The waterworks exhibition will be at the Tsuga Fine Art and Custom Framing, 10101 Main St. A in Bothell, from Tuesday through Nov. 25.

Starr has twice before exhibited in the Waterworks Exhibit, with one entry earning Best of Show. She has been a member of ARTfusion and the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim as well as the Heatherton Gallery in Port Angeles.

The show is an annual exhibition comprised of artwork created by current watercolor society members residing in the United States and Canada.

The show is juried by a nationally or internationally known water media artist who selects the accepted entries and judges winners of awards totaling over $4,000 in cash and merchandise.

Bainbridge showing

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Theresa Killgore, Port Angeles artisan jewelry designer and metalsmith, will show her work at an exclusive jewelry trunk show and sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Her work will be at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E. near the ferry dock entrance.

Killgore’s work uses sterling silver, 14k gold, semiprecious stones and found objects.

She has been a metalsmith for 15 years, with previous shows in Seattle and San Francisco.

All proceeds from the sale of her work is donated to area animal rescue groups.

For information about the trunk show or the museum, phone 206-842-4451 or visit www.biartmuseum.org.

Storytimes set

NEAH BAY — The Clallam Bay Library will facilitate family storytimes for children between the ages of zero and 5 at the Makah Tribal Head Start, 80 Ba’adah Village Loop Road, at 5:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month beginning this Tuesday and continuing through May 31.

There will be no storytime program Dec. 27.

Storytimes feature rhymes, music, crafts, dancing and books for young children.

For more information, phone Pam Force at 360-963-2414, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Solo art exhibit

PORT ANGELES – “During the Pause,” a solo art exhibition focusing on technology by Peninsula College student Carl Marsh, is on display in the third-floor art gallery of the college’s Maier Hall.

His work, created in Michael Paul Miller’s “Art 206 Advanced Painting” course, centers on the depiction of stagnant television screens.

Using painting styles from various modern art eras, he puts his own spin on the application of paint.

“My work revisits a time when technology was not always available to the public, which in effect caused its consumers to seek stimulation elsewhere,” Marsh said.

The exhibition, on display through Dec. 17, is free and open to the public. The hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, email Michael Paul Miller at [email protected].

Child development

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District will provide a “Child Find Developmental Screening” on Friday, Nov. 4.

The district provides these screenings four times a year for children, ages 3-5.

Anyone concerned with their child’s cognitive, communication, social or motor development can phone Leslie Mrazat, special services coordinator at the Port Angeles School District, at 360-565-3728.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-childfind.

Serenity donation

PORT ANGELES — Jig & Lure Fish Co. recently presented a check to Serenity House for $2821.53 at a Port Angeles Rotary Club meeting.

The check represented donations made by customers at the restaurant during the month of August.

As part of its living wage policy, restaurant employees do not accept tips; employees choose to support a local charity by accepting donations on the charity’s behalf throughout the month.

Nonprofit partners must operate locally in Clallam County and benefit Clallam County residents.

Serenity House was chosen because of its commitment to ending homelessness in Clallam County.

Since beginning the program in April, Jig & Lure has raised over $15,000 for local charities.

New directors

PORT ANGELES — Mary Campbell and Jack Galloway have joined the Feiro Marine Life Center board of directors.

Campbell is the former general manager and current co-owner of Campbell’s Scottish highlands golf course in New Hampshire and an award-winning nature photographer and avid birder.

Galloway is a landscape architect and planner who is in semi-retirement from the National Park Service and has overseen numerous local projects during his more than 20 years with Olympic National Park.

Honor roll students

PULLMAN — Several North Olympic Peninsula student have been named to the Scholastic Honor Roll for the summer term at Washington State University (WSU).

To be eligible, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at WSU and earn a grade-point average of 3.75 or a 3.50 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.

Area students on the honor roll include:

• Port Angeles: Brooke Dawn Cole, Matthew Charles Waldrip, David Coville Winsor and Michael Scott Wood.

• Port Townsend: Patrick Foley Forresta and Erika Dawn Hoglund.

• Sequim: Aldo Garcia.

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