NEWS BRIEFS: Medicare presentations offered in Sequim, Chimacum this month … and other items

News events across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Jefferson County and Clallam County SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will hold free presentations about Medicare coverage this Wednesday and Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Sponsored by Senior Information & Assistance and the Office of Insurance, the Sept. 7 meeting is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

The Sept. 13 meeting is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. in Sequim.

The workshops are for anyone who has questions about Medicare.

For more information, phone Barbara Smith at 360-460-9121.

New owners to host grand opening soon

SEQUIM — Seth and Rebecca Larson are the new owners of Fred’s Guns 2.0, located at 261340 U.S. Highway 101.

The grand opening is slated Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, phone 360-683-6812, email [email protected] or visit

OMC award

PORT ANGELES — Holly Wickersham, operations director at Olympic Medical Physicians, recently received OMC’s Leadership Award.

CEO Eric Lewis presented the award during OMC’s August leadership meeting.

Wickersham has been with Olympic Medical Physicians in a management capacity since 2007 and has been operations director since 2014.

In addition to her operational responsibilities, she has been a key member of the planning committee for the new medical office building opening later this year.

“Holly has been coordinating a lot of moving parts for transitioning to the new medical office building such as equipment, supplies, people, signage and interiors,” Lewis said.

The Medical Office Building is scheduled to open in December.

In the past seven months, Wickersham took on a larger administrative load as the administrative leaders searched and secured a new physician division chief.

She also supervises clinic managers and recently set up a new coordinated call center.

Forks storytime

FORKS — Family storytimes at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., will resume Friday, Sept. 9, and continue throughout the fall and spring.

These weekly storytime sessions for children between the ages of zero and 5 and their parents or caregivers will take place at 10:30 a.m. each Friday from Sept. 9 through May 26.

There will be no storytime programs Nov. 11, Nov. 25, Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.

For more information about library storytimes and other programs for youths, visit and select “Youth” or contact West End Youth Services Librarian Pam Force at 360-374-6402 or [email protected]

Unity talk set Sunday

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., will host guest video presenter Teia Stitzel at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Her video is called “End of Summer, Come Swim in Spirit,” with Richard Levy speaking.

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

Child care is available during the service.

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