NEWS BRIEFS: Congressman memorial set for Saturday … and other items

EVERETT — A celebration of life is planned for the late U.S. Rep. Allan Byron Swift at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The ceremony will be held at the Everett Transit Station Weyerhauser Room, 3201 Smith Ave.

Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP by email to [email protected]

Swift died April 20 in Alexandria, Va.

He was 82.

Swift represented the 2nd Congressional District in northwest Washington and was known as a bipartisan collaborator drawn to complex issues.

Community Cafe

PORT ANGELES — Developing the Dream: Helping Families Flourish is the topic of the Community Cafe at 9:30 a.m. today.

The event will be at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St.

“We welcome your voice at the table, in partnerships, to create a community framework that supports youth and families,” according to a flyer for the event.

The event will be hosted by the Olympic Kitsap Peninsula Early Learning Coalition, Prevention Works!, Salish Family Youth Systems Round Table, First Step Family Support Center, Parent to Parent of Clallam County, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Pediatric-Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

1998 class reunion

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles High School Roughrider class of 1998’s 20th year reunion will kick off Friday, July 27.

All ’98 Roughrider graduates and their families are invited to attend.

On Friday, members plan to attend the Lefties game at 6:30 p.m.

The party deck is reserved for adults ages 21 and older, with general seating being family-friendly. Tickets are $5.

At 8 p.m., a mixer will be held at Barhop Brewing & Artisan Pizza, 124 W. Railroad Ave. The event is for those older than 21.

On Saturday, July 28, the main reunion event will get underway at the Metta Room, 132 E. Front St.

Tickets can be bought in advance for $30 online at or at the door for $40.

Food will be provided by Turnip the Beet and music will be provided by MissDJC.

On Sunday, July 29, a family-friendly picnic will be held at 11 a.m. at Salt Creek Recreation Area picnic area, 3506 Camp Hayden Road.

Admission is free and those interested are requested to bring their own food.

For more information, email Liz Pisciotta at [email protected]

Nominations sought for community

Nominations are sought by Delta Dental of Washington for Clallam and Jefferson county residents for its Smile Makers program.

Ongoing nominations are accepted and can be placed online by visiting

Nominees for the program must be area community members or organizations that improve their community through volunteerism, kind acts and other good deeds, according to a news release.

If enough nominations are received, Delta will set out on its Smile Power tour for Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties.

The tour — planned for Aug. 27-29 — is subject to change, event organizers said.

Delta representatives visit communities on the tour to reward selected nominees with a personalized surprise on behalf of the organization and the nominator.

Nominators will be notified by Delta if they would like to surprise their nominee.

For more information, visit

New branch manager has local roots

PORT HADLOCK — Anita Schmucker has been promoted to vice president, branch manager of 1st Security Bank’s branch at 10 Oak Bay Road.

Schmucker has about 20 years of banking industry experience and is a Port Townsend High School graduate.

For more information, call the Hadlock branch at 360-385-1891.

Local Unity speaker for this Sunday

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be the Rev. Donna Little.

Her lesson at the church at 2917 E. Myrtle St. is titled “White Stone Cemetery.”

Little is a resident of Sequim and is a licensed and ordained Unity minister.

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

Child care is available during the service.

Bible school starts

PORT ANGELES — Camp Moose on the Lodge Bible vacation school is set to begin Monday.

Youth entering first through sixth grades can partake in the free camp held at Bethany Pentecostal Church, 508 S. Francis St.

The camp will be held 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 20.

Crafts, music, games, bible stories and snacks will be provided.

For more infromation, call 360-457-1030.

More in News

Clallam County offers more grants to tourism-based nonprofits

Clallam County has issued a second call for grant… Continue reading

New Supervisor selected for the Olympic National Forest

Kelly Lawrence, the former Naches District Ranger on the Okanogan-Wenatchee… Continue reading

New free WiFi site offered in Port Angeles

Free WiFi is now available in the parking lot… Continue reading

State parks to offer three free admission days in June

OLYMPIA – State parks are scheduled to have three days in June… Continue reading

Clallam County approved to enter Phase 2 on Monday

Jefferson County face mask mandate to take effect

Stages outlined for Fort Worden reopening

It’s “almost like wrestling an octopus,” said Fort Worden… Continue reading

Netting an education

Rachele Brown, education director for the Feiro Marine Life… Continue reading

Most Read