NEWS BRIEFS: Paddling class slated for Tuesday … and other items

PORT LUDLOW — “A Paddler’s Guide to Safety” class offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary No. 41 is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Preregistration is required by Saturday.

To register, contact Simeon Baldwin at 460-437-9100 or [email protected]

The cost is $10 for the class at the Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue Station at 7650 Oak Bay Road.

An experienced instructor will cover understanding paddling equipment, legal requirements and emergency response.

Students will receive state and federal regulation books.

For more information, contact Baldwin or visit

Kiwanis grants

PORT ANGELES — The Kiwanis Foundation of Port Angeles has awarded two grants totalling $11,310.53 to Port Angeles High School.

Foundation President Lloyd Eisenman, Foundation board member Tom Allen, and Foundation secretary Leslie Spotkov presented a check at a April 12 Port Angeles School District Board of Directors meeting.

The grants are Will C. Muller Graphic Novels Story Project at a cost of $1,310.53, submitted by high school librarian Susan MacDonald; and Willard Muller Greenhouse at a cost of $10,000, from the team led by school instructor Adam Logan.

The two grants are aimed at educational enhancement, according to a news release.

These grants were made possible by Willard C. Muller’s donation to the Kiwanis foundation.

Orientations set for VHOCC

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County will hold two informal orientations in Carlsborg and Port Angeles on Friday, June 1, and Thursday, June 7.

The Carlsborg meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday. Those interested in attending are requested to call 360-775-7806 for directions.

The Port Angeles meeting will occur from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at hospice’s headquarters at 540 E. Eighth St.

Those who are interested in volunteering or seeking to learn more about hospice are encouraged to attend the free meetings.

Volunteers can receive training as necessary to answer and transfer calls, greet visitors, donors and people requiring equipment.

For more information, call 360-452-1511, or visit hospice’s website at or its Facebook page.

Dean’s list

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Lora Laidig of Port Angeles has been named to Columbia College’s spring 2018 dean’s list.

To qualify, a student must complete 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.

‘Earth, Wind, Fire & Water’ art wanted

SEQUIM — The city Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) seeks entries of art, in any medium, for the exhibit themed “Earth, Wind, Fire & Water” to be displayed in the Civic Center’s lobby.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 8.

For complete entry guidelines and exhibit information, visit the city website at; pick up a brochure at the center, 152 E. Cedar St.; or contact Charisse Deschenes, assistant to the city manager at 360-681-3432 or [email protected]

The exhibit will be on display at the center from Sunday, July 1 to Sunday, Sept. 30.

All entries will be juried by the CAAC.

An artist reception is scheduled for Friday, July 6.

Band plants baskets

PORT ANGELES — The Northwinds Homeschool Band has planted approximately 400 hanging flowering baskets in preparation for a fundraising event.

Baskets are $30 each, and a discount of $10 is available for purchases of four or more baskets. To purchase a basket, call Ann Henninger at 360-461-5531.

The funds will benefit the band for an anticipated performance tour slated for spring 2019, according to a news release.

Meanwhile, the band is preparing to present a free concert set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5.

Members of the public are invited to the free performance at Independent Bible Church at 116 E. Ahlvers Road.

Summer camp

PORT TOWNSEND — The Benji Project’s “Making Friends with Yourself” girls’ summer camp will begin Monday, June 25.

Standard registration is based on a sliding scale and no girl will be turned away for financial reasons. Scholarships are available.

Girls ages 11 to 14 can sign up for the camp by visiting www.thebenjipro Registration will be closed when capacity is reached.

The camp will be held June 25 through Thursday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin at 3075 Discovery Road.

Stress management and emotional resilience skills training, as well as arts, crafts, outside time, campfires and songs will be offered.

Lunch and snacks will be provided.

For more information, call 360-301-3487.

Jefferson Healthcare recognitions

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare and its Diabetes Program received two recognitions recently.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate recognizes the diabetes program’s quality diabetes self-management education program in April.

The hospital also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

ADA believes this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.

The certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

These Standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000, 2007 and 2012, according to a news release.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

For more information about the ADA, visit

For more information about the AHA/ASA, visit

Hair studio moving

PORT ANGELES — Fringe Hair Studio announced that it has relocated to 1215 E. First St. suite D.

The salon specializes in men’s haircuts, as well as women’s hair cuts and color.

To celebrate the relocation, the salon will hold an open house during regular hours Friday, June 1.

The studio’s hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment on Saturdays.

Snacks and beverages will be served during the open house.

To place an appointment, call or text salon owner Laura Buoy at 360-461-9539.

Unity speaker scheduled for Sunday in PA

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 “Days of Future Past.”

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.

Guest preacher

PORT ANGELES — The Rev. Sarah Monroe will preach at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services Sunday.

In addition to her preachings at the church at 510 E. Park Ave., she will also hold a 11:45 a.m. presentation in the church’s sanctuary.

The public is invited to all three events.

She will speak about the Chaplains on the Harbor organization’s — one of many — efforts to advocate for the homeless population in Grays Harbor County, with a Q-and-A session following.

Monroe is an Episcopal priest from Aberdeen and Grays Harbor County.

Donations of sleeping bags, tarps and socks for Chaplains on the Harbor will be accepted.

For more information, call the church at 360-457-4862.

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