NEWS BRIEFS: Fire delays deliveries of newspapers … and other items

EVERETT — A fire on the Hood Canal Bridge early Wednesday morning was extinguished in about 30 minutes.

Although the highway was cleared at 1:02 a.m., deliveries to some subscribers of the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum were delayed.

Some newspaper carriers were not expected to finish deliveries until about noon.

For those who receive newspapers via the postal service, delivery was delayed until today or Friday due to the national day of mourning for the late former President George H.W. Bush.

The papers are printed in Everett and are trucked to the Olympic Peninsula for delivery to homes and newsstands.

For further information, call 360-452-2345 or 800-826-7714.

Drink and Draw

PORT ANGELES — Drink and draw, a free event for all ages, is planned at 7 tonight.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the Loom in Studio Bob, upstairs at 118½ E. Front St. Drawing will begin at 7 p.m. A model will pose for three 20-minute sessions.

Beer, wine and soft drinks are 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.

Frequency tonight

PORT ANGELES — Frequency, a Seattle-based string trio, will kick off the seventh season of the Maier Hall Concert Series at 7 tonight.

All of the four concerts in the series will begin at

7 p.m. at the Maier Concert Hall on the first floor of Maier Hall (E Building) on the Port Angeles Peninsula College campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Tickets are available from the Peninsula College bookstore at bookaneer.pen col.edu/Merchandise.aspx or at the door.

General admission is $15, student admission (with ID) is $5, and a season subscription is $40.

Frequency — which is formed of artists from two acclaimed chamber groups, the Corigliano Quartet and Decoda — is a modular chamber music group, breaking into different parts to present solos, duos and trios while also expanding with guest artists to perform in a variety of formations.

Other concerts are planned for Feb. 5, April 23 and May 3.

Candle Lighting

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host a Candle Lighting Service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The service will be at New Life Open Bible Church, 402 E. Sixth St., Port Angeles.

The event is a remembrance service to “honor and remember children that have left us too soon,” organizers say.

This service includes poems, stories and readings as well as a music/video presentation.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a picture of their child/grandchild/sibling to place on the table and to provide one by text or email for the slide show prior to Sunday.

The event is held in conjunction with Worldwide Candle Lighting gatherings.

The group offers “hope, friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child or children at any age.”

For more information, contact Trish Winkelman at 360-797-3205 or [email protected]

Veterans Dinner

PORT ANGELES — The seventh annual Smuggler’s Landing Veterans Holiday Dinner will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18.

The buffet-style traditional dinner will be served at the restaurant at 115 E. Railroad Ave.

The dinner is free to all veterans and their spouses.

Seating is by reservation only at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Call 360-452-9292 to make a reservation.

Nominations open

NORDLAND — Nominations are open for the 2019 Marrowstone Island Citizen of the Year.

Nominees must be residents of the island who have been involved in performing a service that has benefited the island community.

Nominations may only be submitted by island residents.

Nomination forms are available in the Nordland General Store, 7180 Flagler Road.

Completed forms can be deposited in the drop box at the store or mailed to Wayne Chimenti, P.O. Box 206, Nordland, WA 98358.

Nominations must be received by Dec. 31 to be considered.

The winner will be announced at the January meeting of the Marrowstone Island Community Association.

Rotarians donate

CHIMACUM — The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County recently announced a $7,000 grant to support the Jefferson Teen Center.

According to a press release, the grant is composed of a $3,500 grant from the club and a matching grant from Rotary District 5020.

The grant will fund mentoring activities, repair projects and equipment upgrades at the center.

The teen center, located behind Chimacum High School, offers safety, mentoring, recreation, nutrition and social service referrals for children ages 12 to 18.

The center, which has been operating since 1992, does not receive any funding through the school district.

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