NEWS BRIEFS: Man injured in one-vehicle wreck on Highway 101 near Forks … and other items

News events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

FORKS — A Forks man was transported to Forks Community Hospital following a one-vehicle wreck late Wednesday night, according to the State Patrol.

Willie Gilley, 56, was driving a Ford pickup northbound on U.S. Highway 101 at milepost 189 south of Forks when his vehicle left the road, according to a State Patrol report.

Gilley has since been released, according to an official from the hospital.

His truck went to the right and overturned into a ravine and was destroyed, according to the report.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation.

Burn bans lifted

Burn bans in Clallam and Jefferson counties will be lifted Saturday.

No open burning is allowed within city limits or in urban growth areas.

For more information on regulations and permits, contact area fire departments.

Scavenger hunt

A digital scavenger hunt for teens will begin Saturday at Clallam County public libraries.

The hunt is based on this year’s Clallam County Reads club selection, “The Boys in the Boat.”

People ages 12 to 18 are invited to search for information related to the book.

Completed game sheets will be entered in a drawing for $50 in gift card prizes to local businesses.

All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Teens can pick up game sheets at the Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay libraries or download one at the North Olympic Library System website at

Storytimes begin

SEQUIM — Weekly storytimes for toddlers, preschoolers and babies will resume at the Sequim Library on Wednesday.

The free storytimes are at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Toddler storytimes for children from 18 months to 3 years are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool storytimes for children 3 to 5 are at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Baby storytimes for infants up to 18 months are at 2 p.m. Fridays.

All children are welcome.

For more information, call the library at 360-683-1161.

Part D class

CHIMACUM — Instruction in how to use Medicare’s Prescription Drug (Part D) website to enroll or review prescription plans will be presented at the Tri-Area Community Center from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors will present information at the center at 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

Visitors can bring their computers or see printouts.

Open enrollment begins Oct. 15.

Poser yoga moving

PORT ANGELES — Poser Yoga will move to a new location this weekend.

The studio, located downtown for the past two years, will be closed today.

A barbecue will go from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday so the public can visit and tour the larger space at 502 W. Eighth St.

The business’ full schedule will resume Monday.

The new Poser Yoga studio has a strength and conditioning workout room, a kids’ play area and a lounge.

For more information, phone Poser at 360-393-0977, visit or find Poser Yoga on Facebook.

Annual blessing

PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will have its annual blessing of the animals at The Gateway center at Front and Lincoln streets at 2 p.m. this Sunday.

Dog and cat treats will be provided along with prayers for pets.

Donations of pet food or non-clumping kitty litter will be collected for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

Unity service

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., will host Valerie Sherrill at its 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Sherrill will share the “Blessing of Animals”: learning the lessons of love, joy and spiritual connection as taught by the living beings we call animals, according to a news release.

Silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

New Year 5777

PORT ANGELES — Olympic B’nai Shalom will host high holiday services for the New Year 5777 starting Sunday at Olympic Unitarian Universality Fellowship, 73 Howe Road.

On Sunday will be Erev Rosh Hashanah, with setup at 5 p.m., a potluck at 6 p.m. and services at 7:15 p.m.

A sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Monday at City Pier will commence Rosh Hashanah observances, with breakfast afterward at the CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St.

Rabbi Jeff Stombaugh will then lead a morning service at 10 a.m. at the fellowship, with bagels and lox oneg at noon and volunteers welcome to help clean up.

Tashlich will be held at the Railroad Bridge in Sequim at 2:30 p.m., with participants urged to bring bread crumbs.

On Tuesday, Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre setup at the fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the service at 7 p.m.

Yom Kippur services on Wednesday will get underway at 10 a.m., with Torah study led by Sandy Goldstien beginning at 2 p.m., an afternoon service at 3:30 p.m. and Yizkor, Neilah and Havdalah to follow with a potluck.

The public is invited to all services.

For more information, phone Marsha Melnick at 360-683-4712.

Blessing of animals

SEQUIM — A blessing of animals will take place Sunday, Oct. 9, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Those attending the 8 a.m. service can bring their pets into the church.

The 10 a.m. service will be in the parish hall to accommodate a larger number of people and pets.

The collection will be donated to two animal welfare groups, Precious Life Sanctuary and Peninsula Friends of Animals.

The public is invited.

Chiropractic seminar

PORT ANGELES — Dr. George Lawrence of Pro Active Chiropractic Clinic, 934 Caroline St., recently attended “Central Vestibular Disorders and Cerebellum Disorders with Applications” in San Diego.

The two-day seminar was part of a two-year series of seminars for health care practitioners who want to better assist patients with complex neurological issues, according to a news release.

Topics discussed included how to identify cerebellum dysfunction and disease, how to differentiate between peripheral and central vestibular disorders, and how metabolic, autoimmune, immunological and vascular issues negatively impact the cerebellum.

In addition, practitioners learned how to support the cerebellum through neurological rehabilitation, diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes.

For more information, phone 360-417-1600.

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