NEWS BRIEFS: PA schools to consider levy … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School Board will consider setting a vote on a proposed replacement Educational Programs and Operations levy for the Feb. 14 special election when it meets Thursday.

The board will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. in the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St. An executive session will precede it at 6:30 p.m.

Two options will be presented to the board for the four-year levy, which would commence in 2017 with collection beginning in 2018.

One calls for a levy of $9.1 million annually. The estimated dollar rate of a tax levy required to produce such an amount is $3.30 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for the first year.

The other calls for a $9.9 million levy. The estimated dollar rate of a tax levy required to produce such an amount is $3.59 per $1,000 of assessed value for the first year.

The current levy amount is $8.7 million.

Boiler Maker party tickets on sale now

PORT TOWNSEND — The Boiler Room will host a party at Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar, 824 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The 21-and-older event celebrates the nonprofit’s 23rd anniversary.

The Boiler Room is a volunteer-operated coffeehouse and social services hub.

On hand will be its board of directors, staff and the honorary co-chairs of “A Night of Heroes,” Jordan Pollack and Sheriff Dave Stanko.

A raffle is planned.

Tickets are $25 and include hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary cocktail

or glass of wine and a raffle ticket.

Advance tickets are required by Friday via

Email with any questions.

Grange flea market

PORT ANGELES — The Crescent Grange will host a fall flea market sale at the Grange Hall, 15024 state Highway 112, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Anyone interested in making baked goods for the bake table should bring them either day.

For more information or to rent a table, phone Ray DiVacy at 360-928-2056.

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

The topic is “Putin’s Russia: Down But Not Out.”

According to a news release: “Throughout its history, Russia has been haunted by its relative backwardness, particularly in the military and industrial spheres. This has led to repeated frenzies of government activity designed to help the country catch up, with a familiar cycle of coercive state-led industrial growth followed by stagnation.

“Most analysts had assumed that this pattern had ended for good in the 1990s, with the abandonment of Marxism-Leninism and the arrival of competitive elections and a buccaneer capitalist economy. But the impetus behind Russian grand strategy had not changed. And over the last decade, Russian President Vladimir Putin has returned to the trend of relying on the state to manage the gulf between Russia and the more powerful West.”

New members are welcome.

For more information and a schedule of future meetings, visit

Cat lady art

PORT ANGELES — Karon’s Frame Center, 625 E. Front St., will host a reception honoring the artistic journey of the “Crazy Cat Lady,” Marcedes Perry, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

According to a news release: “Perry was very active in art during school and participated in the student art show at the art center. After graduating, art became lost in her life.

“One day, a rescue kitten Perry name Quiche inspired her to create many portraits of rescue kitties and almost every portrait has a story behind it.”

This event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

Hors d’oeuvre’s will be served.

For more information, phone 360-565-0308.

Market change

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market will move to the Vern Burton parking lot on the corner of Peabody and Fourth streets for one day only Saturday during the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival.

For more information, phone market manager Cynthia Warne 360-460-0361.

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